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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Tipiak shines the spotlight on its award-winning mini-éclairs ahead of National Chocolate Éclair Day

It’s National Chocolate Éclair Day on 22nd June ….and the chance for us to highlight our award-winning pop éclairs, which last year took a prize at The Caterer Product Excellence Awards.

Available to foodservice professionals across the UK, the delicious mini-éclairs are perfect for afternoon tea, as part of a tempting Café Gourmand style coffee or treat, or for buffets, receptions and graduations.

Derived from the French word for flash of light, or lightning – probably because an éclair is so tempting that it never lasts for long – the éclair is a classic pâtisserie product.

The Tipiak pop éclairs are a modern twist on the choux favourite, available in crème brûlée, chocolate-orange, lemon and fruity raspberry-blackcurrant.

Hand-created in France, by skilled pâtissiers, the pop éclairs are the perfect mini-size (average 15g each) that’s ideal for today’s latest trend for miniaturisation.

Simply thaw and serve for a superb treat….on National Chocolate Éclair Day, or any time.

Tipiak showcases canapés during National Vegetarian Week

Tipiak has a super selection of exquisitely French canapés suitable for vegetarian diners.

As National Vegetarian Week gets under way in the UK, from 14-20 May, we’re reminding foodservice professionals of just how easy it is to serve mouth-watering, hand-finished canapés that will suit a wide range of tastes.

Simple thaw and serve to create a delicious display – whether that’s for a wedding, graduation, business event, reception, afternoon tea or some other occasion. Or even serve individually as exquisite ‘amuse-bouche’ to add a little French flair to your menu!

The Provençal Bistro Canapés selection features authentic canapés on various bases, all made in-house by Tipiak’s team of experienced professionals.

The bite-sized canapés include courgette and cherry tomato on polenta, horseradish cheese and paprika on spinach bread, goat’s cheese with almonds and pistachios on profiterole, aubergine, ewe’s milk cheese and almonds on fig and hazelnut bread, fromage frais with piquillo peppers and black olives on curry bread, tomato and basil cheese with grilled vegetables on walnut bread, and brie cheese cream with apple, fig and hazelnut on brioche.

For details about our Provencal Bistro Canapés and other canapés in the Tipiak range, please click on the Range tab above.

 

Prepare for Coeliac Awareness Week 14th – 20th May 2018 …with help from Tipiak

Next month sees the return of Coeliac Awareness Week – run by Coeliac UK.

As well as celebrating their 50th Anniversary, this year the charity is launching their Research Fund with a target of raising £5m by 2020 to invest in research into a cure for coeliac disease, a life-long condition that can be extremely debilitating.

It would be disappointing if having coeliac disease prevented anyone enjoying delicious French patisserie so we’re delighted that Tipiak’s extensive range of gluten-free macarons is accredited by The Association Française Des Intolérants Au Gluten (AFDIAG), the French equivalent to Coeliac UK….making it easy for food professionals to serve exquisitely French gluten-free macarons on their menus.

Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé, International Development Project Manager at Tipiak, said: “When it comes to macarons, food operators are spoilt for choice, with 16 gluten-free Tipiak varieties to choose from, including milk chocolate and passion fruit, blackcurrant and violet, and chocolate and coconut.

“Our range includes premium quality classic French macarons, contemporary pop macarons, and our chocolate macarons collection – and all are accredited as gluten-free. They have an amazing 19.7% almond content – higher than any others in the marketplace and ensuring the best flavour and stability – and are all hand-finished by experienced pâtissiers for authentic French flair.

“Sales of Tipiak macarons across the UK have increased by more than 24% year on year recently … and we’re so pleased that they appeal to diners who avoid gluten, as well as everyone else. We’d be very pleased to hear from foodservice professionals who’d like to find out more about our gluten-free macarons, which are perfect served with coffee, as a dessert sharing platter with dips, crafted into an elegant macaron tower centre piece, as part of your afternoon tea service, as a mini-dessert or for gifting or on-the-go.”

Coeliac UK believes the catering industry is missing out on an estimated £100 million a year by not catering for people with coeliac disease and their friends and family….so it’s well worth food outlets ensuring gluten-free items, like Tipiak’s macarons, are on the menu.

Coeliac UK is urging food services and businesses to show their support during Coeliac Awareness Week from 14th to 20th May by making a positive change to either their menu or product range. Further details of Coeliac UK’s Research Fund initiative can be found here:

https://www.coeliac.org.uk/get-involved/coeliac-uks-research-fund

For more details on Tipiak gluten-free macarons – or any of our other delicious, authentic French canapés and petits fours – please contact our sales team at info@centralfoods.co.uk

Tipiak has the perfect ingredients for afternoon tea

With Mothers’ Day, Easter and National Tea Day all approaching, now is the ideal time to take a look at afternoon tea menus.

As an authentic pâtissier, supplying a range of elegant hand-finished savoury canapés, classic mini patisserie, sweet petits fours and famous French macarons, Tipiak has the perfect ingredients for both the sweet and savoury elements of afternoon tea.

Start with bite-sized savoury delights, with all components from the different breads, choux or blini bases to the mousse, cream or sauce toppings prepared and made in-house by our expert bakers and cooks. Tipiak’s canapés are available in a range of selections – including vegetarian and meat-free to fish and seafood – to suit all tastes and budgets.

Then choose from a mouth-watering sweet selection that includes premium quality classic French macarons, contemporary pop macarons, or our chocolate macarons collection….all are gluten free.

Or take a look at our exquisite award-winning pop éclairs, which come in four different flavours. We also offer classic or chocolate French petits fours, as well as superb French mini-fruit tarts, which are made in-house with real French flour and butter and are bursting with flavour.

Convenient for busy chefs and foodservice operators, our products are simple to thaw and serve.  Being hand-finished means they are the perfect solution when time or labour is at a premium in the kitchen but an artisan result is required.

Contact us for more details.

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.

Tipiak tastes success at The Caterer Product Excellence Awards 2017

We were thrilled when our exquisitely French Pop Eclairs were selected as joint winner of the dessert category at the prestigious Caterer Product Excellence Awards 2017, held on 5 December at The In & Out Naval and Military Club in London.

The judges said: “The French Pop Eclairs from Tipiak are fun and have real visual appeal.  They come in a variety of flavours including crème brûlée, chocolate-orange, lemon and fruity raspberry-blackcurrant, all of which are delicate and complement each other.  With their twist on classic pâttiserie, these éclairs would be a perfect talking point for any party.”

A modern twist on the choux classic, our Pop Eclairs are the perfect pâtisserie solution for the busy chef and foodservice operator.  Simply thaw and serve to provide a gorgeous afternoon tea indulgence, a sweet treat after dinner, or a mouth-watering addition to morning coffee.

Hand-created in France, by skilled pâttisiers, the Pop Eclairs come in the perfect mini-size (average 15g each) that’s ideal for today’s latest trend for miniaturisation.

The Caterer’s Product Excellence Awards recognise excellence and innovation in food, drink and equipment products within the hospitality sector to showcase the creativity, responsibility and originality in the industry.  For more information, visit https://www.productexcellenceawards.co.uk/productexcellenceawards2017/en/page/home