Make Catering Simple Again
Life as a caterer is always busy. Prepping, producing, plating up. And that’s just getting the food out to the customers!
Of course, serving the customers is the core part of any catering business, and it’s important to ensure whatever food we serve is top quality, delicious and there’s enough variety to make customers return again and again.
But producing high quality meals doesn’t mean everything on a menu has to be made from scratch (unless perhaps you’re aiming for a Michelin star) and there are plenty of products you can use, where someone else has done the hard work and all you need to add is some finishing touches.
Here’s some ideas we think you’ll like …
A couple of products we really love – which would be practically pointless to ever make from scratch – are artisan breads and fresh frozen pasta. Everyone knows the impact the smell of baking bread has on our senses, so why not recreate that aroma by baking frozen artisan breads for a few minutes and serving them fresh and warm from the oven. They’ll not only taste fantastic, but by baking little and often, so bread is always fresh, you can control the amount you use and reduce waste.
The same applies to our fresh frozen pasta – all you have to do is pop a portion into boiling water for a few minutes and serve with accompanying sauce for a delicious authentic fresh pasta dish. No waste, no prep, no faff.
Another handy product, perfect for reducing preparation time, is our range of premium canapés, both sweet and savoury – ideal for events such as weddings and conferences, but a real chore to make.
Created with the highest quality ingredients by chefs, the savoury canapé range offers a variety of heat and serve mini morsels – our particular favourites being Minted Pea & Ham Tartlet & Goats Cheese & Red Onion Tart. The sweet canapés are even simpler – just thaw and serve. Choose from a range of mini desserts of around 20-30g, including such tempting ‘bonne-bouches’ as Chocolate Amaretti dessert, Sicilian Lemon Tart or White Chocolate & Raspberry Ganache Tart.
Mini Savoury Canapes (12-18gm)
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Mixed case of goats cheese, red pepper quiche, minted pea & ham tartlet, beef bourguignon and chicken & mushroom vol au vent. See Premium Vegetarian Canapes...
Baked Belgian Chocolate Mini Cheesecake
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A baked cheesecake, made using Irish cream cheese and a dark belgian chocolate, slow baked on a digestive biscuit. Topped with a creamy milk chocolate ganache and a chocolate decoration. See more Sweet Premium Canapes...
Pave Garde Forestier Loaves (1900gm)
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A very large & long cutting loaf made from wheat, rye and toasted malt flour & enriched with soy, sinflower and sesame seed. Baked on a stone & flour dusted. See more artisan breads...
Tomato & Red Pepper Soup
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Creamy tomato soup with sweet red peppers for a Mediterranean twist. See our full range of soups...
Of course, if you do prefer to make your own fillings, we can still save you hours of kitchen time and effort with our range of ready to fill bite-sized pastry shells. All they need is your imagination and finesse.
Now imagine being able to offer homemade style soup without the hassle of preparing and cooking from scratch. Well Total Foodservice can to do just that! We’ve a huge range of flavours of premium quality fresh chilled soups, with soups suitable for vegans, vegetarians or those who prefer a meatier soup. Delivered in a ready-to-heat format, it couldn’t be easier to give your customers a choice of soup of the day – and know they’ll be back for more.
That quintessential British favourite, the afternoon tea, continues to grow in popularity. Customers have become accustomed to having a delicious selection of mini sweet treats to tickle their tastebuds after they’ve devoured the sandwiches. But treats such as these can be awfully fiddly to make from scratch, so why not buy them in? Total Foodservice box of Afternoon Tea Treats contains just the right number of goodies to serve 4 people 5 different treats including a traditional scone. It’s a great way to save hours of prep time and make offering afternoon tea quick and simple and of course is perfect for catering for extra walk-in customers.
Afternoon Tea Box
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The relaxed nature of afternoon tea's mean predicting numbers is difficult, plus chefs time spent fiddling around with miniature desserts means they can be stressful for the kitchen. We believe the catering solution is this impressive afternoon tea box.
1 box contains 5 different treats, enough for four people; Carrot Cakes, Chocolate Mousse Pots, Raspberry Muffins, Lemon Tarts and of course Traditional Scones. Simply defrost and serve.