Creed Foodservice, the leading regional delivered wholesaler has launched its Christmas 2018 range, featuring new premium meat cuts from its in-house butchery, along with easy to create but profitable recipe and finishing ideas as well as a range of delicious vegan and vegetarian alternative products.
Developed in partnership with Creed’s Executive Development Chef, Rob Owen, this year’s Creed Christmas range gives caterers a plenty of solutions to match their skills, budgets, preparation time and customer preferences, as Rob explains:
“From my experience in the catering trade, I know that it is challenging to develop Christmas menu ideas each year that are both profitable and can be finished consistently by the team. This year I have taken core products from the Creed range and then added some innovative ideas which are easy for customers to implement in their own kitchens.
“With quality butchery a big part of the Creed Foodservice business, our Mise en Place team is offering some different cuts of meat this year, as well as the very best turkeys of course, reflecting consumer trends to try something different. And the growing trend for vegan and vegetarian food is reflected this year too; we have some lovely products available for consumers who choose not to eat meat. Creed really has taken the headache out of Christmas for caterers and offered options for every type of menu.”
Get the Party Started – starter and party solutions
For starters and festive parties, Creed’s new range of Country Range buffet items, allows caterers to be creative with their offering. There’s plenty of choice reflecting world food trends, from crab croutons to spicy fusion chicken skewers as well as traditional smoked salmon and pâtés. Caterers can mix ‘n’ match to create a range of different cuisines and meet differing dietary requirements too.
The Main Event – marvellous meats
With quality meat a focal point of the Christmas menu and with consumers keen to try different cuts, Creed Foodservice is offering a versatile Mise en Place premium-branded Turkey Butterfly. This is a boned and stuffed turkey designed for easy carving and excellent looking on the plate.
As well as many other cuts and turkeys, Mise en Place is also offering Stuffed Pork Loin and Carvery Rib of Beef as this year’s indulgent alternatives to traditional turkey.
The Sweetest Touch – puddings to love
There’s a comprehensive range of ready to thaw and use desserts, individual cakes and puddings. New for this year are on-trend desserts and flavours including a Country Range Salted Caramel Cream Bar Gateau that’s pre-cut for convenience and portion control or a new Champagne and Strawberry Basket.
A Very Vegan Christmas!
The growing demand for meat free dishes doesn’t stop at Christmas and Creed is supporting customers in catering for both vegetarians and vegans. New additions to Creed’s vegan range this year, include desserts such as Pineapple and Carrot Cake, Country Range Chocolate Orange Pudding and Fudge Cake (also gluten free), along with Penang Curry from last year which makes an inspiring alternative to a Christmas Nut Roast!