With the lighter, warmer days of summer come inevitably hectic service periods for caterers, as customers seek to enjoy a wide range of menu options. No matter what your clientele or their preferred food choices – be it light bites and snacks, or sharing platters and main meals – the secret to successful catering is to be prepared, by keeping a well-stocked freezer!
Plusfood offer a varied range of frozen poultry products, which:
Help reduce waste and ultimately cost – both important factors when managing menus and margins, especially in outlets with fluctuating menu choices (items can be stored in the freezer until required, as per your offerings at the time) and a variance in the number of covers served.
Cook from frozen – allowing all staff, no matter what their skill set, to serve frozen products freshly cooked to order whenever required.
Make monitoring stock levels quick and easy – fresh food is more perishable and so frozen products require less stock rotation/management. Also, greater care is required with the storage of fresh produce.
So, from simple chicken chunks to more exotic Crunchy Thai Chicken Strips, Plusfood can help you cater for all manner of menu choices. With the summer months comes the World Cup, and as the World’s biggest football starts to gain momentum, why not try some themed football occasions to support your favourite national teams – which will be even better with a South American inspired menu!
Plusfood’s Bandito Chicken Strips, inspired from the street food of Mexico, are light and golden – the ideal bar snack when served with a selection of dips. Or serve with a crunchy salad in a taco shell – pile high vibrant vegetables and Kos lettuce, and drizzle with a Habanero chilli dressing and toasted corn. For the ultimate burger, charcoal grill a Plusfood Beef Burger and top with a stilton rarebit. Finish with caramelised red onions; sweet, crunchy little gem lettuce; and a slice of succulent tomato. Also try Plusfood’s Mississippi Chicken Strips smothered in a smokey BBQ sauce, finished with melted chilli jack cheese, smoked bacon and topped with hash browns and onion rings. Serve in a pretzel-style roll for a true taste of the Deep South.
If you want to get more creative, deep fry Plusfood’s Buffalo Wings until crispy and serve sprinkled with Shichimi. Serve with a noodle salad finished with cucumber, carrots, coriander and a yuzu and soy sauce dressing. Also remember to experiment with live theatre – cook up a storm on the BBQ with a delicious South American treat, and BBQ Plusfood’s IQF Chicken Fillets which have been marinated in a lime, garlic, hot sauce, mustard and oil infusion. Grill and serve with wedges of fresh lime and a black bean salad.
For product information, recipe ideas and serving suggestions, please visit www.plusfood.co.uk or call 01908 685000.