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.

Christmas catering wrapped up with Tipiak

It may be the middle of summer, but now is the perfect time to plan and organise Christmas menus.

Tipiak has a superb range of ‘thaw and serve’ canapés and pâtisserie for the busy foodservice professional.

Choose from a delicious savoury selection which includes products that are ideal for buffets, events and other functions.

Our Tipiak sweet selection features mouth-watering macarons, pop éclairs, mini tarts and delightful petits fours.

Authentic French pâtisserie can be time consuming and difficult to prepare from scratch – and consistency can be a problem.

Take advantage of our Tipiak pre-prepared frozen canapés and pâtisserie for foodservice at this hectic time of year and it will leave chefs free to prepare and cook other items on the Christmas menu.

Serving our canapés and pâtisserie couldn’t be more simple….. just open the box, remove the protective film and slide the products from their tray straight on to the serving platter – et voilà!

Tipiak products have defrost times prominently displayed on the box, and usually take between two and four hours. Feedback from chefs tells us that this is really helpful guidance, as it ensures that they time it so that canapés and pâtisserie are looking and tasting their very best for serving time.

Our products are made in France and hand-finished, giving an authentic, exquisitely French look to our canapés and pâtisserie.

Browse our range and make Christmas catering easier by choosing our delicious pre-prepared frozen products.

Winners announced for the Afternoon Tea of the Year awards 2019 – sponsored by Tipiak

Congratulations to all the winners of the Afternoon Tea of the Year awards 2019 sponsored by Tipiak.

The winners were the London Hilton Park Lane for best tasting, best presented was the Polurrian On The Lizard based in Cornwall, and the prestigious Afternoon Tea of the Year title was awarded to Pennyhill Park, Surrey.

Sixteen hotels were shortlisted for the final. Presentations of signature afternoon teas for judging took place on Friday 14th June. Tipiak’s Laurent Albert was part of the judging panel. Laurent is an experienced pastry chef and chocolatier who has worked for several prestigious establishments across the world including Albert Roux in the UK and Christian Constant in Paris.

The standard of the finalists was incredible, and it was amazing to showcase Tipiak’s range of mouth-watering macarons, pop éclairs and canapés at the awards which were held at the Westminster Boating Base in London and run by Hotel F&B magazine, part of H2O Publishing.

For more information and for UK sales of Tipiak’s pâtisserie for foodservice customers, please visit www.centralfoods.co.uk

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.

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.

Demand soars in the UK for Tipiak authentic French macarons

The taste for Tipiak French macarons has soared in the UK, with sales increasing by more than 24% year on year.

Ahead of Macaron Day 2018 on 20th March, the pâtissier has reported that if all the Tipiak macarons sold in the UK in 2017 were laid end to end, they would measure 95 times the height of the Arc de Triomphe.

The increasing popularity of the macarons has been attributed to a range of reasons, including the unique taste and recipe used by the skilled Tipiak pâtissiers in France, the different varieties available, which feature classic macarons, contemporary pop macarons, and the chocolate macarons collection, and the current fashion for afternoon tea in the UK.

In addition, the Tipiak macarons are also gluten-free (with certification from the French Coeliac Association) and are suitable for vegetarians, which appeals to those with a range of dietary requirements.

The rise in social media use and the fashion for snapping eye-catching images has also led to an increasing awareness of the delicate French delight, helping to ensure that consumers just can’t get enough of the genuine macarons.

And with Macaron Day on 20th March fast approaching, demand is likely to continue to grow.

“The Tipiak macarons look and taste exquisite,” said Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé, international development project manager at French food producer Tipiak, which supplies frozen, authentic French patisserie to the UK foodservice sector.

“Demand has shot up over the past two years for authentic macarons and we are thrilled to see how popular the Tipiak macarons are in the UK foodservice sector. Because Tipiak macarons have a significantly higher almond content than most other macarons in the marketplace, they have a better flavour, are less brittle/fragile and are also 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.

“All foodservice operators have to do is simply ‘thaw and serve’.”

Tipiak has a dedicated and passionate team of experienced pâtissiers using their expertise to create and hand-finish the superb range of ‘thaw and serve’ gluten-free macarons in different flavours and finishes.

They are available to restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, event caterers, hotels, universities, leisure centres, care home operators, garden centres and other foodservice operators through frozen food wholesalers throughout the UK.

For more information visit www.tipiakfoodservice.co.uk

The Macaron Day tradition was established in 2005 in Paris as a partnership among local macaron patisseries to celebrate the French macaron and give back to local charities. In 2010, French macaron shops in New York City also began organising similar events, with other cities in the United States following suit, along with additional places around the world – holding events around the same time in March.