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 Curry Week 22-28th October 

Can you believe we’ve been celebrating Indian cuisine here in the UK for over 200 years?! Now, that’s a lot of poppadums! Launched in October 1998, National Curry Week is in its 20th year and provides the perfect occasion to get your customers’ taste buds sizzling! Known as one of the nation’s favourite cuisines, it’s easy to get yourself involved! Whether your customers go mad for a madras or simply bonkers for a bhuna, get those spices sizzling with a curry-themed menu for the week, offering a different dish every night.

 

Make life easier for yourself and cut down on waste by offering up our range of authentic own brand Indian meals including menu favourites like our Everyday Favourites Chicken Tikka Massala, Chicken Korma and Chicken Jalfrezi. Meat lovers aside, we’ve got you covered with our full range of vegetarian options including our Everyday Favourites Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach Curry and our Vegetable Indian Selection.

 

Looking for even more inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our selection of Modern India empty belly posters and recipe ideas below:

 

 

Find out more about our National Curry Week options at our online shop.

Halloween 31st October

Halloween is the perfect time to offer up a selection of ghoulishly delicious party food, snacks and recipes. Why not get your spook on this Halloween by tempting in the crowds with a Halloween-inspired afternoon tea filled with a selection of devilishly delicious cakes, chocolates and themed tableware. Why not download your very own Halloween-inspired recipe and menu poster – perfect for promoting your ghoulish offerings.

 

Find out more about our full range of products over at our online shop.

World Vegan Month November  

The vegan trend shows no signs of slowing down and November is the perfect opportunity to make the most of World Vegan Month. With there now being a record 3.5 million vegans in the UK*, this is inevitably leading to a huge deal of growth and innovation within the overall vegan and free-from market. Why not tempt in all of that passing trade by rustling up a vegan-inspired menu? Whether you are a restaurant, coffee shop or university, we’ve got your whole menu covered with our range of on-trend products. These include quick grab & go snacks like this Phat gluten free vegan mushroom and leek pie and our Délifrance spelt & quinoa vegan croissant, along with main meal options including our gluten free vegan penang curry and don’t forget to round off your menus on a sweet note with our pre-portioned vegan apple and plum tart.

 

With mentions of vegan up by 72.3% on menus over the past year**, we’ve got you covered with our brand new vegan cookbook, filled with over 30 vegan recipes across a range of meal options! For even more inspiration why not check out our full New4You inspired by vegan page which is crammed full of fantastic recipe ideas and inspiration plus our top vegan products.

 

We’ve got you covered with our delicious vegan-inspired recipes and menu poster – perfect for promoting your vegan delights throughout the month of November.

 

*Number of vegans in UK soars to 3.5 million, survey finds, The Independent 3rd April 2018 **Eating Better Alliance 2017

Guy Fawkes night 5th November

Guy Fawkes night otherwise known as Bonfire Night is the perfect time to warm up your customers with a whole host of classic comfort food which is bound to draw in the crowds. A celebration wouldn’t be complete without laying on a spread so along with the fireworks make sure your menus are ready by checking out our fantastic range of meat products, like our brand new Farmstead range which includes our perfect grab and go chicken & chorizo skewers, a moreish accompaniment to any fireworks display. Don’t forget to also offer up a selection of hearty hand-held snacks like our Everyday Favourites 80% beef burger perfect with our soft and fluffy Premium Selection brioche burger bun, along with jacket potato fillings, delicious ready meals and warming desserts and hot chocolates.

Thanksgiving (USA) 22nd November

Thanksgiving may be a national holiday celebrated by our friends across the pond but that’s not to say we can’t jump on the bandwagon! A traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings is essential for Thanksgiving Day celebrations so why not have a look at our Farmstead meat which highlights our top poultry options, perfect for feeding a crowd for Thanksgiving. Looking for even more inspiration? Go all out with your menu by taking a look at our New4You inspired by Real American edition which is filled to the brim with American inspired products like our juicy burger options, regional American sauces and indulgent desserts.

St Andrew’s Day 30th November

30th November is a day to celebrate St Andrew, the patron Saint of Scotland. Parades, concerts and festivities are held throughout Scotland, so get in on the action and put on your very own Scottish-inspired theme day with our dedicated ‘Simply Scottish’ guide filled to the rafters with everything you need from Scottish meats to traditional haggis, seafood and desserts.

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