Throughout the first quarter of 2017 McCain Foodservice have been helping pub operators take inspiration from the world of street food, showing pubs easy ways to take influence and work with street traders.
Back at March’s Pub 17 show, McCain teamed up with London’s Original Fry Up Material, an award street food concept inspired by the best of the British ‘caff’ and with a reputation for successful pub kitchen takeovers. Using McCain’s Original Choice chips range, Original Fry Up Material were on hand to serve up their own takes on topped fries, showing how pubs can take ideas from street food and make it work for them.
Steak & Ale
OFM cooked up three takes on hearty pub classics; first up was the Steak and Ale Chips, topped with braised short-rib, smoked porter, pickled red onions, and a sour cream and ketchup garnish. Attendees could also choose the Gammon, Egg and Chips; gammon slow braised and then pulled, topped with cheese sauce and a fried quail egg, served over McCain’s Original Choice chips. Lastly were the aptly named alpine inspired Les St-Moritz Frites; chips with a four-cheese fondue sauce, topped with pickled onions, cornichons, and crispy bacon.
Gammon & Eggs
On choosing to work with Original Fry Up Material, Jo Holborn, Marketing and Category Controller for McCain Foodservice said:
“Whether you’re a traditional pub serving up classic favourites, or a more modern casual dining inspired operator, the way consumers are eating out, and their expectations, is changing, driven in many cases by the rising influence of street food”.