Menu Solutions

Time-saving, simple serve ideas for chefs

Foodservice businesses and chefs in all sectors of our industry are facing tough challenges today when it comes to time and skill in kitchens.

As your wholesale supplier we’re able to support you by providing a range of products that help not only with saving time in the kitchen, but also allows you to operate with a reduced skill in your kitchen. We’ve pulled together a range of support including a product guide, simple recipes, easy construction menu ideas and a range of videos to help give you a little inspiration if you are trying to reduce complexity and prep time in your kitchen.

The chefs behind the recipes and ideas….

Craig Miles

“I’ve been a Food Development Chef at Bidfood for 4 years now, and I love my role as every day is different. I present exciting new products to our customers and also work with chefs to look at their food offering, helping them develop concepts and giving them advice. Many of my customers are in the leisure and entertainment industry and are always asking me for products and concepts that are simple and easy to create in potentially low skilled kitchens, and here I’ve been able to share the types of concepts my customers are looking for.”

Martin Eshelby

“I’m Bidfood’s Food Innovation Manager and from an early age I was very interested in food and cooking which lead me into working into some amazing hotels and restaurants such as the Lanesborough on Hyde Park Corner. After many years I moved into working in NPD and food development in retail and foodservice. I love finding new ideas that help chefs in the kitchen, whether that be new vegan options or taking complex recipes and finding simple ways recreate them in line with the chefs needs.”

Simple serve ideas in under 10 minutes

Simple serve small plates

Simple serve flatbreads

Simple serve salad bases

Simple serve pasta dishes

Our Menu Solutions digital guide

Craig and Martin have pulled together a range of key simple serve and time-saving products that can help you reduce time, complexity and cooking in your kitchens.

Not only will you find lots of products with all the information you need to order them (and the ability to add them directly to your Bidfood Direct basket), but also lots more ideas on easy constructions and no-cook/low-cook recipes.

Download the guide here

Simple serve pasta recipes

Inspiration and ideas to help you adapt

Inspiration and ideas to help you adapt

With so many challenges facing our industry, we've put together some advice and guidance to help you with creating more flexible and profitable menus.

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Turning to takeaway

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