Get ready for the festive period with our extra special guide to innovative products

New4You Christmas edition

Keeping your menu fresh is vital in making your customers come back, as well as drawing in new business – doing so while saving money is even better! So, with that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to a selection of brand new products from our extra special New4You Christmas edition. Discover inspirational new products across a range of categories, with useful insights and applications. Find out how these products could improve your customer offer and make your business more profitable. Looking for even more inspiration? Take a look at our Christmas pages for even more products and recipe ideas.


Take a look at our on-trend vegan options, traditional favourities and fantastic new products!

Make your Christmas sparkle


Just the veganning

In recent years we’ve seen a massive rise in consumers taking on a vegan lifestyle. But it’s not just vegans that are influencing the way we have to think about the food we serve. Consumers that are avoiding dairy for lifestyle purposes will also benefit from vegan food as well as consumers taking on a flexitarian lifestyle as they look to reduce the amount of meat they eat. Developing vegan products that do not compromise on taste or quality has been a big focus for Bidfood this year and we plan to add to our vegan range even further in 2019.

Did you know?

There has been a 360% increase of vegans in the UK in the last decade!*


Featured product:

  • Quality Cuisine portobello mushroom, sweet potato & stout tart  12 x 200g (42497) Take a look at our full range of Quality Cuisine products here.


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*Source: Mintel – Attitudes towards leisure venue catering UK June 2017

Take a look at some of our brand new vegan products

Quality Cuisine layered cauliflower, Bombay potatoes & lentil dahl 12 x 300g (42496)

Premium Selection Belgian chocolate & raspberry torte pre-cut 1 x 12ptn (61155)

Lemon swirl cheesecake pre-cut 1 x 12ptn (38151)


The gluten free zone

With one in every 100 people in the UK being affected with Coeliac disease* it’s really important to cater for these customers. However, the demand for gluten free products has grown beyond the medical need by consumers who are actively choosing to avoid gluten for health benefits, and it’s these consumers who expect options on menus but also expect variety, great quality and taste.


Did you know?

Gluten free remains the largest category of ‘free from’ and is becoming a reassuring message on packaging and menus.**


Featured product:

  • Premium Selection popping buck’s fizz cheesecake 1 x 24pk (61157)


**Source: The Food People 2017-2018 Food and Beverage Mega Trends


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For even more inspiration why not take a look at our dedicated gluten free and vegan Christmas section.



Festive buffets are all about variety and mixing traditional favourites with new innovative products. We’ve launched six new buffet lines to our broad buffet range, offering a little something for everyone. For a meaty buffet option try the Farmstead duck kofta skewers which go perfectly with our Everyday Favourites hoisin sauce (05557). Looking to add some fish and seafood options to your buffet? Look no further, choose from the kuro prawns from Pacific West which are Argentinan red prawns coated in a bamboo charcoal infused panko crumb or the red velvet prawns which are coated in beetroot breadcrumb, both will really stand out due to their striking appearance and bold colours. Why not take a look at our Christmas canapés and buffet area – filled with everything you need to kick-start your Christmas menus.


Don’t forget meat free options for your buffet too, the Finedale mini frittata bites come in a mixed pack with two tasty flavours – red onion, black olive and red pepper & goat’s cheese and spinach and can be served hot or cold, or how about the mini Cheddar soufflettes from Innovate Food which are so light and fluffy and filled with the flavour of vintage Cheddar cheese.


Featured product:

  • Farmstead duck kofta skewers  20 x 50g (61166)


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Introducing three new starters to our festive Christmas range, one of our show stopping starters is the tear and share cranberry bread ring with Camembert, which not only looks incredible but tastes just as good, this is perfect as a sharing starter and sure to get customers talking and dipping. Or why not try one of our two soufflés from Quality Cuisine, both light but full of flavour, one has hints of smoked Applewood on a pear chutney base and the other is flecked with smoked salmon and crème fraîche. Simply oven bake for 8-10 minutes and serve with a salad garnish. We’ve got you covered with our Christmas starters range including over 34 starters such as soup and terrines, plus both individual and sharing options.


Featured product:

  • Tear & share cranberry bread ring with Camembert 6 x 325g (42310)


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Festively Farmstead

When it comes to centre of plate meat options at Christmas, tradition tends to take over with 52%* of people still choosing turkey as their ideal Christmas dinner meat, so this year Farmstead have developed three new turkey products. For a multi-serve option we have the turkey ballotine, or for individual portions there is the turkey roulade and cushion. All three are filled with fruity festive stuffing with flavours such as pomegranate, orange, cranberry and apple which complement the turkey and keep it moist. For something different to turkey why not try the balmoral chicken fillet, a skin-on chicken supreme filled with Cumberland sausage meat and haggis, creating a interesting flavour perfect for winter and Christmas. Take a look at our full Farmstead range here which showcases our complete meat offering.


Featured product:

  • Farmstead turkey breast butterfly skin on 1 x 5Kg (41085)


Source: * “Only half want turkey in their ideal Christmas dinner”


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The trimmings

Customers have an expectation of what will be served with their Christmas mains, but that doesn’t mean you can’t inject some interest into your trimmings. The Farmstead fat pigs in blankets is a chunky Cumberland sausage offering you a more premium product to the rest of the range, and the Farmstead pork, cranberry & bramley apple stuffing balls incorporate festive fruit flavours with Cumberland sausage meat and is our only fresh stuffing ball which is made to order. We’ve also launched our roast potato range where you can choose from our Everyday Favourites coated or Premium Selection goose fat roast potatoes; both will be a perfect addition to your Christmas main and can be oven cooked in 20 minutes.


Featured product:

  • Farmstead fat pigs in blankets 50 x 45g (61168)


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Get your customers’ taste buds tingling with our mains & accompaniments page – filled with everything you need for the main event this Christmas.


Just pudding it out there

Christmas is a time to indulge and desserts are the epitome of indulgence. Using trends and market insight we have launched over 15 delectable desserts for this festive season. Three of our favourites come from our Premium Selection range which offers you the finest quality food using the best ingredients. The salted caramel figgy pudding takes this traditional Christmas dessert into the 21st century with the popular flavour addition of salted caramel. The mandarin & cranberry spiced cheesecake uses festive fruits and spices to transform a traditional cheesecake into a winter wonderland. And finally the triple chocolate calypso mousse which is the perfect triumph to the alcohol food infusion trend we saw emerging last year, it includes hints of tia maria and whiskey mixed with rich dark Belgian chocolate truffle and white chocolate.


Featured product:

  • Premium Selection salted caramel figgy pudding 1 x 20pk (61152)


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Celebrate with a slice

Our festive sweet bakery range is designed to help you tap into the all day dining trend and are the perfect up sell for customers coming in for a cup of tea or coffee, whether that’s to sit in or take away. We’ve launched 5 new products for Christmas from the individually wrapped mini gingerbread man, perfect for dunking in a hot drink, to the crumbly mincemeat shortcake bite which incorporates classic flavours of Christmas into a new format. For something a bit more substantial we introduce the Premium Selection black velvet cake. Four layers of indulgent black velvet chocolate sponge, filled and encased with a rich cream cheese frosting and finished with a sprinkling of black cookie crumb. It comes pre-cut into 14 portions and can be taken out of the freezer in the morning and will be ready to serve within an hour or so.


Featured product:

  • Premium Selection black velvet cake 1 x 14ptn (61162)


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Everyday Favourites chocolate log loaf cake 1 x 15ptn (61149)

Everyday Favourites chocolate orange millionaires shortbread 3 x 15ptn (61151)

Individually wrapped mini gingerbread man 100 x 7g (42504)

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