Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week with Tipiak

Hooray! It’s Afternoon Tea Week…the chance for us all to celebrate and enjoy this popular British tradition.

Afternoon tea has been one of the success stories of the hospitality sector in recent times.

According to OpenTable, bookings for afternoon tea increased by 54% from 2016 to 2018. One of the reasons is that afternoon tea is such a delightful and unique way to mark a number of occasions, whether that’s a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, hen party or some other celebration. And who doesn’t enjoy a celebration?

Exquisite to look at and delightful to eat, great-tasting, authentic French pâtisserie really hits the spot when it comes to afternoon tea. Try serving Tipiak’s petits fours, mini fruit tarts, pop macarons and pop éclairs as part of your afternoon tea offer during Afternoon Tea Week.

Macarons really are a must-serve ingredient on any afternoon tea menu now. With their pretty pastel or vibrant shades and their super selection of flavours, they suit most afternoon tea themes and sit perfectly on any afternoon tea display. Macarons are also the darlings of social media, with more than 5 million macaron images posted on Instagram alone. Serving macarons are sure to help with those all-important insta-hits.

When it comes to the savoury elements of an afternoon tea during Afternoon Tea Week, why not include Tipiak’s canapés on the menu? There’s a delightful array of different flavours, colours and types, which simply need thawing before serving, and make tasty, bite-sized alternatives to traditional sandwiches.

Making authentic pâtisserie from scratch can be difficult and time consuming, so consider buying Tipiak’s top quality, ready-made frozen pâtisserie for your afternoon tea menu. Defrost instructions are clearly printed on the box, which chefs tell us is super convenient as it helps them to serve the products in tip top condition.

Simply thaw and serve Tipiak’s exquisitely French products for foodservice for any Afternoon Tea Week celebration.

Tipiak sponsors Afternoon Tea of the Year 2019

As producers of high quality, authentic pâtisserie, Tipiak is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Afternoon Tea of the Year Awards.

The event takes place on Friday 14th June at Westminster Boating Base in London.

Sixteen hotels from across the country who have been shortlisted in the final will be showcasing their signature afternoon tea….preparing and serving a delicious spread for a panel of industry judges.

Among the judges will be Tipiak’s Laurent Albert. Working in our R&D department for the last six years, Laurent has been a pastry chef and chocolatier for 20 years.

He has worked several years in the UK in prestigious places such as Albert Roux and Gascon Club (1 Michelin star). He has also worked as a pastry chef at the Point Hotel in NY, USA, and as a chocolatier in the famous Christian Constant establishment, Paris.

Good luck to the finalists:

Macdonald Leeming House, Cumbria

My Chelsea Hotel, London

Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall

Crewe Hall, Cheshire

St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London

Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, Surrey

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Suffolk

Grassington House, North Yorkshire

COMO The Halkin, Belgravia, London

London Hilton Park Lane, Mayfair, London

Sheraton Grand, Mayfair, London

InterContinental London – The O2, East Greenwich, London

Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, Hackney, London

Thorton Hall, Wirral

Hotel Café Royal, Soho, London

W Hotel, Leicester Square, London

Afternoon tea is one of the success stories of the hospitality sector in recent times. According to OpenTable, bookings increased by 54% from 2016 to 2018. Because traditional French pâtisserie can be time-consuming and tricky to make from scratch, Tipiak’s ‘thaw and serve’, hand-finished pâtisserie is the perfect solution for afternoon tea in any setting, whether it’s a hotel, garden centre, pub or other foodservice outlet.

Tipiak has some top products for Easter catering

Easter isn’t all about chocolate when it comes to catering…it’s traditionally a time for afternoon tea, family gatherings and delicious meals too.

Tipiak’s exquisitely French range of superb canapés and pâtisserie are ideal for foodservice professionals at this busy time of year. Using top-quality, pre-prepared frozen products for some elements of a meal can be a huge time saver – leaving chefs to concentrate on other aspects. Tipiak can be the perfect partner for the foodservice professional in the kitchen.

Tipiak’s selection of items for the UK foodservice professional includes a range of authentic savoury canapés, mouth-watering gluten-free macarons, eye-catching pop éclairs and terrific petits fours and mini fruit tarts. Simply thaw and serve.

Our products are ideal for afternoon tea, perfect for buffets and events, and a great addition to any dining occasion.

We offer only the highest quality products to guarantee excellence every time. Our dedicated and passionate team of experienced bakers, chefs and pastry chefs bring their expertise to your kitchen, enabling you to focus on everything else, without ever having to compromise on quality.

So, when it comes to Easter catering, take a look at our cracking range and how we can add a little French chic to your menus.

Say ‘I do’ to Tipiak as your wedding catering partner

With super canapés and gorgeous macarons, petits fours and sweet treats, Tipiak is the perfect partner for wedding caterers.

Simply thaw and serve our authentic sweet and savoury pâtisserie to create a mouth-watering display.

Using pre-prepared frozen canapés and macarons or petits fours is so convenient – allowing foodservice professionals to spend more time concentrating on other aspects of a wedding buffet or sit-down meal.

And we’ve got a great range to choose from…whether you’re looking for superb savoury canapés or sweet treats to round off the menu.

Tipiak’s canapés are made with the finest ingredients, prepared by expert bakers and cooks and hand-finished, to create bite-sized delights that are ideal for wedding catering…whatever the size or style of the function. Choose from Provencal Bistro, Luxury Temptation, Traditional Chicago, Parisian Bistro, Seafood or Choux Surprise.

Why not opt to create a stunning centerpiece using Tipiak’s gluten-free macarons in a pyramid? Or serve our mouth-watering macarons as wedding favours? They take just 75 minutes to thaw at room temperature and bring a touch of French flair to any event.

To round off a wedding buffet or meal, try the Tipiak Chocolate French or Classic French petits fours. Simply thaw in the refrigerator for two hours before serving.

When love is in the air, Tipiak really is the perfect catering partner for the foodservice professional!

You’ll love our Tipiak range this Valentine’s Day!

As we head towards that most romantic of days, who wouldn’t love a helping hand in the kitchen?

Tipiak offers a superb selection of sweet and savoury canapés and pâtisserie for the foodservice professional…simply thaw and serve.

Authentically made in France – home to the city of love – our products are hand created and are ideal for a range of occasions from afternoon tea and fine dining through to buffets and banquets.

Take a look at our extensive selection of savoury canapés…there’s sure to be something to suit most tastes. Or maybe you’re looking for that special sweet treat? Try our gluten-free macarons or our award-winning pop éclairs.

When love is in the air on Valentine’s Day, our French petits fours are the perfect way to round off a romantic meal.

Using Tipiak’s exquisitely French products couldn’t be more convenient. Simply open the box, remove the protective film and slide the products from their tray straight on to the serving platter – it’s that quick and easy!

Dining plays a big role, along with hearts and flowers, on Valentine’s Day, but we’re here to share the love with those who work in the kitchens too.

Browse our ranges for more details.

Tipiak can help fulfil New Year’s resolutions

If your New Year’s resolution is to make life easier in the kitchen, Tipiak’s range of delicious sweet and savoury pâtisserie and canapés could be just what you’re looking for.

We offer a mouth-watering selection – created using our unique recipes and prepared especially for the foodservice professional by our expert teams in France.

All our products are conveniently frozen. Simply thaw and serve to provide elegant party food, stunning buffets or the key ingredients for afternoon tea.

Try our famous French macarons – which are gluten free – or opt for our gorgeous French pop éclairs, petits fours or mini fruit tarts.

If you’re looking to serve something savoury, Tipiak offers a great range of exquisitely French canapés, which are perfect for catering at any event including weddings, conferences, awards, graduations and other gatherings.

Browse our ranges for more details. For UK sales and information, visit www.centralfoods.co.uk

Welcome Tipiak to your New Year’s Eve celebrations

Ring in the New Year with help from Tipiak….the specialist producer of savoury canapés and sweet pâtisserie for the foodservice professional.

Serving pre-prepared buffet and party food makes it easier for caterers at what is a very busy time of year for the sector. When time is at a premium, product consistency, which will help your customers’ experience of the event, can be much more easily maintained, and portion control and wastage more easily managed, which will help with your bottom line.

Opt for the exquisitely French, authentic canapés and appetisers, which are hand-finished and available in a range of selections. Or choose from the delicious sweet pâtisserie, which includes pop éclairs, classic French petits fours, chocolate French petits fours and French mini fruit tarts. Or why not create an eye-catching macaron pyramid to dazzle guests and add an interesting centrepiece to any buffet?

All of Tipiak’s products for foodservice are delivered frozen and in boxes which clearly state the thaw times…meaning it’s easy to simply thaw and serve to create a super spread at any New Year’s Eve celebration.

Browse through our ranges to discover the perfect pâtisserie and canapés to add to your menus as we mark the start of a new year.

Christmas catering made easy by Tipiak

When it comes to the busiest time of year in foodservice, Tipiak can really deliver for foodservice professionals.

Buying in high quality, pre-prepared frozen items like canapés or petits fours will leave more time for chefs to devote to preparing other parts of the Christmas meal or menu.

And it saves so much time too, as making pâtisserie from scratch can be time-consuming, especially in large volumes, and consistency can be tricky to maintain.

Tipiak savoury canapés, pâtisserie and petits fours are exquisitely French, and are specifically designed for the foodservice professional. For maximum convenience, simply open the box, remove the protective film and slide the products from their tray straight on to the serving platter – it’s that quick and easy!

The sweet and savoury canapés and appetisers are all hand-finished which creates an individual look for each item, and yet they simply need thawing and serving to create a perfect start and finish to any Christmas event, whether that’s a buffet, reception or a sit-down meal.

To create an impressive, eye-catching centrepiece at any festive gathering, why not consider a macaron pyramid? With their smooth crisp shell and soft creamy filling, macarons bring a dash of French style to any event and are bang on trend. All the Tipiak macarons are certified gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians, so will suit a range of dietary requirements too.

Browse through our ranges to find the perfect pâtisserie and canapés to serve to your guests this Christmas.

Turn to Tipiak in time for Chocolate Week 2018!

Chocolate Week 2018 is staged from 15th to 21st October and is a great way to add some excitement to menus during the usual gloom of Autumn and before the build-up to Christmas begins.  At Tipiak we have the perfect pâtisserie to help ensure this special week runs smoothly for foodservice professionals.

If you’re looking for something as a sweet treat after dinner or to serve as part of an afternoon tea, we have an extensive range of petits fours. Our ‘Chocolate French Petits Fours’ selection is ideal for Chocolate Week 2018, as it caters for all tastes with five or six of each of the eight different chocolatey delights per tray.

From hazelnut and chocolate tartlets to chocolate and Feuilletine squares, these classic French petits fours are delicate and delightful in one mouthful. And they have been created by the expert Tipiak pastry chefs and bakers…making it so easy for UK caterers to serve artisan products.

All Tipiak sweet products are authentic, suitable for vegetarians and easy for any foodservice professional to serve…simply thaw what is required in just a few hours, no mess, no fuss and no waste!

Start planning for Chocolate Week 2018 now, to benefit from this extra opportunity to supplement or increase sales in your operation.

For UK sales and more information, visit here.

Prepare for Afternoon Tea Week 2018 ….with Tipiak

Afternoon Tea Week takes place 13th to 19th August – and Tipiak has all the key ingredients to make it a success.

Try our mouth-watering savoury canapés for starters…They come in a wide range of delicious flavours and are all hand-finished by skilled food professionals.

Made with the finest ingredients, our exquisitely French canapés are available in various selections. Our seafood selection, for example, includes smoked salmon with cheese and basil on rye bread, trout caviar and fromage frais with smoked trout on rye bread, prawn and lemon cream on black bread, and tuna, semi-dried tomatoes and capers on mini blini.

Or perhaps opt for the Tipiak Provencal Bistro Canapés, the Traditional Chicago Canapés, the Parisian Bistro Canapés or the Luxury Temptation Canapés…we have something to suit all tastes.

The highlight of many afternoon tea is a stunning display of sweet treats…and Tipiak has an enviable range that’s sure to go down well. From eye-catching gluten-free macarons and delicate award-winning pop éclairs through to stunning French mini fruit tarts or delicious petits fours, we have a wonderful selection that’s perfect for any gathering.

All Tipiak products are authentic and so easy for the foodservice professional to prepare….simply thaw according to the instructions on the box and serve.

Ensure that you’re ready to serve something special this Afternoon Tea Week by popping in your order now.

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