Pâtissier Tipiak introduces bite-sized canapés to its UK food service range

French pâtissier Tipiak has launched a delicious new selection of one bite-sized canapés to the UK food service market.

The exquisite ‘thaw and serve’ Mediterranean Canapés Selection features nine different flavours, including mango apricot chutney, mini cheese and ham rolls and sesame seeds on mini brioche, smoked salmon, tzatziki, cucumber and poppy seeds on mini blini, goat’s cheese and fig on walnut bread, and tuna, stewed piquillos, capers and black olives on sandwich bread.

Premium and authentic, and Tipiak’s best-selling canapés product in France, the bite-sized canapés are perfect to serve at buffets, conferences, weddings, afternoon teas, graduations and other events. This new selection complements Tipiak’s existing range of canapés already available in the UK via frozen food distributor Central Foods.

Each morsel features superb Mediterranean inspired toppings and bread bases – and are simply defrosted before serving.

“The new Tipiak Mediterranean Canapés Selection brings delicate and flavoursome bite-sized canapés to the table – canapés which are incredibly convenient for food professionals, as they just need defrosting before serving,” said Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé, international development project manager at Tipiak, which supplies frozen, authentic French sweet and savoury pâtisserie to the hospitality sector in the UK.

“Having been available in the UK since 2009, our canapés have an outstanding reputation amongst chefs for their stunning, hand-finished presentation and superb flavours. Our new Mediterranean Canapés deliver the same great taste and quality in a convenient, one-bite format. They are our most popular canapés product in France, and we are delighted to have now launched the selection to the food service sector in the UK.”

The new canapés are packed on new gold-coloured cardboard trays, which are 100% recyclable. Composed of more than 50% cellulosic fibres, which come from plant cell walls and are biodegradable, the packaging is regarded as ‘paper-carton’ – meaning it is made of paper but not lined with plastic or aluminium, like traditional cartons.

Each Mediterranean Canapés Selection box contains 63 individual pieces – seven of each of the nine different flavours. For maximum convenience, whilst still frozen, remove the canapés from their box and arrange on a platter, stand or serving tray. Leave for four hours in the refrigerator to defrost, plus 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.

For more information, visit www.tipiakfoodservice.co.uk

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.

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!

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.

For UK sales and information, visit here

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.