Caterer’s calendar

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.

National Fish and Chip Day 2nd June

Can you get any more British than the loveable local chippy? A Friday staple, us Brits have had a love affair with Fish and Chips for decades and its showing no sign of slowing down. Whether you go crazy for cod,  or simply mad for a chip butty – the possibilities  are endless with this delicious and flavourful, and oh so satisfying pairing! Make the most of all of that passing trade by offering a seriously scrumptious menu of fish and chip pairings to enjoy as both a sit down and as a takeaway option. Don’t forget the salt, vinegar and tartar sauce!

National BBQ Week 29th May – 4th June

The weather forecast may never be certain but with 5 million BBQ’s being held over last year’s 20th National BBQ Week* it definitely didn’t dampen our spirits! With all of that enthusiasm it’s clearly a great opportunity so make sure you’re part of the action this National BBQ Week. Fire up the barbie and get your menu sizzling with our tantalising Create Summer selection.

*National BBQ Week Official statistics

National Picnic Week 16th – 25th June

Get your blankets and baskets ready – National Picnic Week is upon us and it’s the perfect opportunity to pull in customers both young and old. Serve up a selection of quick grab and go food and drink items, from delicious potato salads to crusty baguettes, hearty pork pies, mini party platters, cheeses and much more – there’s plenty of bite-sized treats to whet your customers’ appetites. Don’t forget to finish on a sweet note with a feast of strawberries, cream and perhaps a little champagne… or maybe just sparkling wine! Upload your favourite picnic ideas to @BidfoodUK with the #PicnicWeek.

Father’s Day – 18th June 

Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to tempt in the crowds by rustling up a menu brimming with all of Dad’s favourites, such as the typical meat lover combination of steaks & beer, chicken wings, barbecue ribs and grilled beef. It’s never been easier to create a profitable set menu whilst also keeping costs and wastage down. Don’t forget to offer up a healthy selection of fish and grilled vegetables, along with kid’s favourites like spaghetti or pizza to keep the whole family happy.

Wimbledon Fortnight 3rd – 16th July

What springs to mind when you think of Wimbledon? Strawberries & cream? Pimms? Both are a perfect combination but why not go that extra mile by including a whole host of British classics on your menu too, from roast beef to bangers & mash, fish & chips, sweet puds – and, of course, be sure to include a generous helping of fizz too!

American independence Day – 4th July

Our friends across the pond are busy gearing up for independence day celebrated on the fourth of July every year. It may be an American event but why not get on board with the celebrations by sizzling up your menu with some on-trend gut-busting Americana classics. Start the day with hearty breakfasts like pancake stacks and waffles to luscious lunch and dinner options like the classic cheeseburger or smokehouse-style favourites like ribs, burgers are currently very popular, not forgetting sauces and marinades! Don’t forget to finish off your menu with a bang by offering a sweet taste of the states with classics like New York style cheesecake, pecan pie and fudge brownies!

World Chocolate Day – 7th July

As if we needed a day to celebrate! Britain is one of the largest consumers of chocolate, with a mighty 9.5kg being consumed on average per person each year. The cocoa bean is incredibly versatile – enjoyed in drinks, sauces and spreads as well as the traditional bar. Why not go all out and create a special chocolate-themed menu for the day by rustling up a mouth-watering medley of sweet and savoury dishes to tempt in the crowds. In need of some ideas? Offer up some trendy menu nibbles like our Premium Selection toasted Mallow and chocolate brownie cake with our gluten free fudge cookies – or why not make a meal of it by looking beyond the norm with cocoa-infused baby back ribs or adding to a beef and bean chilli?

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