Sweet dreams, not nightmares – add your own decorations to turn Tipiak’s exquisite gluten-free macarons into the ideal treat this Halloween

Adding your own decorations to French pâtissier Tipiak’s delicious range of macarons will ensure your Halloween-themed parties, events and corporate functions will be a real scream.

Tipiak’s gluten-free macarons – the only authentically French gluten-free macarons widely available to the UK food service sector – can easily be turned into ghostly treats for your guests.

Available in packs of 36, two ranges are available:

  • Tipiak’s French Macarons Gluten Free – available in lemon, caramel, vanilla, raspberry, chocolate and pistachio.
  • Tipiak’s French Pop Macarons Fruits Gluten Free – featuring the superb fruity flavours of blackcurrant, lemon-yuzu, morello cherry, coconut, passionfruit and apricot.

Perfect for hotels, conference centres and large-scale caterers, Tipiak’s pâtisserie, macarons and canapés are supplied frozen to the UK food service sector via distributor Central Foods.

Macarons from Tipiak have a significantly higher almond content than most other macarons in the marketplace, giving them a superb flavour, and making them less brittle and fragile.

Each box of Tipiak’s ‘thaw and serve’ products has defrost times clearly displayed, which chefs tell us helps them to plan and prepare so that the products are served at their very best.

Take a look at our ranges to see how Tipiak could become your perfect partner for catering.

Tipiak partners with university caterers

We’re delighted to announce that Tipiak has once again renewed its partnership with TUCO – the university caterers organisation.

As a skilled pâtissier with expert bakers and professional chefs, Tipiak supplies its exquisitely French pâtisserie, canapés and gluten-free macarons to university caterers across the UK…providing convenience and quality.

Our authentic ‘thaw and serve’ products are perfect for graduations, receptions, freshers’ and welcome events, open days, buffets and a host of other occasions organised by universities and their teams.

During the last TUCO Conference event, held at York University, we were delighted to receive feedback from our university caterer customers. Here’s what some of them had to say:

I love Tipiak products. They are fantastic. We’ve just used them for our graduations.” Head of events and catering at a UK university

“We use Tipiak pop éclairs and macarons for graduations and events.” Catering professional at a UK university

“Tipiak products look good and they present well.” Chef team at a UK university

“Tipiak products are ideal for events and outside catering.” Hospitality team at a UK university

“Tipiak products are great, and very versatile. They are ideal for freshers’ events, graduations and outside catering.” University food and beverage manager

We have an extensive range of elegant hand-finished savoury canapés, classic mini pâtisserie, sweet petits fours and our famous French macarons, which are gluten free and suitable for coeliacs.

For maximum convenience, each box of Tipiak’s ‘thaw and serve’ pâtisserie, canapés and gluten-free macarons has defrost times clearly displayed, which chefs tell us is super handy, as it helps them to plan and prepare so that the products are served at their very best.

Take a look at our ranges to see how Tipiak could become your perfect partner for catering.

Tipiak launches new Pop Macarons Fruits for UK foodservice

French pâtissier Tipiak has unveiled a new selection of exquisite pop macarons for the UK foodservice sector.

Featuring stunning fruit flavours, the eye-catching Pop Macarons Fruits are gluten free – currently the only gluten-free authentic French macarons available widescale to the UK hospitality sector.

Each mixed pack of pop macarons contains six bold fruit flavours in pastel shades, attractively decorated with contrasting fruit-flavoured lacing. The selection features the superb fruity flavours of blackcurrant, lemon-yuzu, morello cherry, coconut, passionfruit and apricot.

“Macarons have been a huge hit on social media in recent years – introducing a whole new generation to these authentic delights,” explains Charlotte Ganier, international development project manager at Tipiak, which supplies frozen, authentic French pâtisserie to the UK foodservice sector. “More than 5 million photos have been posted on Instagram alone.

“Macarons are now a must-serve ingredient on any afternoon tea menu, as well as being popular accompaniments to coffee or as a sweet buffet option. So versatile, macarons are also used as decorations or as key ingredients in desserts and freakshakes and can even be served as wedding favours.”

The new Pop Macarons Fruits join an existing range of Tipiak pâtisserie and macarons supplied frozen to the UK foodservice sector via distributor Central Foods.

Tipiak macarons have a significantly higher almond content than most other macarons in the marketplace, giving them a superb flavour, and making them less brittle and fragile, and less sweet. This is bang on trend for those consumers who are willing to pay a little bit more for a smaller, better quality, tastier and more enjoyable treat.

Gluten-free, with certification from the French Coeliac Association, the macarons are also suitable for vegetarians.

Tipiak’s new Pop Macarons Fruits are produced in France and are available frozen in packs of 36. Before serving, simply remove from the freezer, leave for one hour in the refrigerator, plus 15 minutes at room temperature.

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.