Caterer’s calendar

At Bidfood we understand how important calendar events are to caterers. Big calendar events bring people together and when they’re together they’re going to want to eat! Take full advantage of these occasions and check out our latest caterer’s calendar events in this section and find help with menu ideas, maximising portion control, minimising waste and many more great tips to make the most of seasonal periods.  

Don’t forget to download our latest theme day posters

Wimbledon Monday 1st – Sunday 14th July

Nothing quite welcomes in the start of the summer months like the Wimbledon Championships. Dating back to 1877, Wimbledon is a staple in the busy summer months and the perfect excuse to get creative with your menus to tempt in all of that passing trade. Whether it be traditional food, fab serving suggestions and some new British products, we’ve got you covered with our ‘Great Britain’ Create Summer edition. Filled to the rafters with everything you need, why not have a go at our Posh fish finger sandwich recipe – a delicious take on an old favourite using our Premium Selection sourdough sandwich square.

 

Looking for more ideas? Bring a modern taste of Wimbledon to your menu with our on-trend Strawberry crush n mess freakshake and don’t forget to quench your customers’ thirst too with this refreshing summer Fentimans rose garden carafe.

For our full create summer guide click here.

Independence Day Thursday 4th July

Our friends across the pond celebrate independence day on the 4th July each year and although we’re  4,242 miles apart, it’s still a great way to Americanise your menu by enticing in a hungry audience with a selection of stateside treats. We’ve made things simple for you by all of our favourite products, recipe ideas and inspiration in to New4You inspired by Real American. Get stacked with our selection of America’s finest, including diner-inspired sweet pancakes topped with smoky bacon from the heart of NYC, finge lickin’ BBQ ribs, burgers and steaks, and decadent cakes, cheesecakes and churros.

 

Take a look at the full New4You inspired by Real American e-zine today!

World Chocolate Day Sunday 7th July

As if we need an excuse to celebrate! Did you know we produce over 4.5 million tons of cocoa beans globally each year?* The humble cocoa bean is sourced far and wide from The Ivory Coast to Indonesia and Mexico. With an estimated 660,900 tonnes** eaten in the UK alone, chocolate has solidified itself as a versatile favourite which can be used for both sweet and savoury menu options, including starters, mains, desserts and even martinis!

 

Looking for recipe inspiration? Take a look at our Chocolate-inspired recipes here.

 

*Fairtrade.org.uk
**Divinechocolate.com/uk/about-us/research-resources/resources/chocolate-facts

National Potato Day Monday 19th August

Ah, the trusty potato! Peeled, boiled, fried, mashed or sautéed – the potato is incredibly versatile! A popular choice among customers, National Potato Day is the perfect opportunity to carb it up by creating a potato-themed menu bound to draw in the crowds. Kick off your menu by having a go at this Farmstead Indian chicken curry with potatoes or why not try this veggie twist on a British staple ‘To-fish’ and chips recipe. Keep things simple by offering up a selection of hearty jacket potatoes for the main course and include a variety of tasty fillings like this Baked potato with honey and mustard filling topped with cheese.

 

For even more spud recipe ideas and inspiration visit our recipe section here.

National Burger Day Thursday 22nd August  

Burgers are big business in the UK foodservice market. We see at least one burger option on almost all menus in restaurants on the high street and customers just can’t get enough of them! Celebrate National Burger Day by diving in to our Build a Burger guide – jam packed with all of the ingredients you could possibly want in one place. Whether you want to create one burger option for your menu or a full menu of burgers, you can find everything you need here including the traditional Classic American, Vegetarian sloppy joe and tempting combos like The deep south meat & sweet burger.

Notting Hill Carnival/Summer Bank Holiday Saturday 24th – Monday 26th August 

Over the summer bank holiday weekend Notting Hill Carnival has taken place on the streets of London since 1966 with a vibrant mix of dance, music and, most importantly, food! Get on board and tempt in all of that passing trade by rustling up your very own Notting Hill themed menu filled with popular favourites like jerk baby back ribs, chicken and lamb! Fancy shaking things up? Have a go at this Jerk chicken pizza or our hearty Three cheese mac with smoked rib of beef – both perfect for the Bank Holiday!

Back to Top

Stay up to date...

Click subscribe to sign up to our newsletter.

Ready to shop?

Visit Bidfood Direct to place your order.