Save on costs by choosing pre-prepared canapés, suggests pâtissier Tipiak

When hospitality is allowed to open up again and operators are able to cater for parties and events once more, Tipiak has the perfect time-saving, no-wastage solution.

Did you know that a comparison study looking at the cost of using frozen food versus freshly prepared foods concluded that it was more cost effective to buy ready-made frozen alternatives….especially when it came to canapés?

The British Frozen Food Federation instructed the Manchester Food Research Centre to conduct a ‘cost comparison’ study; investigating the overall cost of using frozen foods compared to ‘freshly prepared’ foods. It took into account the cost of ingredients, labour, energy and wastage, and focused on catering in a small pub or restaurant.

Canapés – one of Tipiak’s specialities – were one of the meals evaluated in the study, along with a breaded Camembert, a lamb shank, salmon en croute, profiteroles and strawberry cheesecake.

The study revealed that buying frozen canapés could represent a 66% cost saving.

It concluded on the whole that “it was more cost effective to buy ready made frozen alternatives than producing dishes from ‘scratch’, particularly the more labour intensive products such as canapés which involves a high skill level at a considerable cost.”

The report went on to say…. “The large time factor involved in the preparation, cooking and finishing times would be significantly reduced using the frozen alternative. Costs would also be saved in terms of wastage – as there would be no if very little preparation of ingredients when using a frozen alternative. In addition, staff costs could be kept to a minimum – as the skill levels of the staff required to run the kitchen would be minimal.”

Tipiak has been supplying exquisitely French canapés to the UK food service sector for many years – supporting food service professionals in restaurants, bars, hotels, universities, care homes, event venues and other outlets.

We offer a super selection of ‘thaw and serve’ canapés – all prepared and hand-finished in France. Made with the finest ingredients, our savoury canapés offer a wide range perfect for catering any event, from weddings to awards, cocktail parties to conferences…..we have a bite-sized delight to suit them all.

Take a look at our range here https://www.tipiakfoodservice.co.uk/range/canapes-range/

French pâtissier Tipiak launches Vegan Cocktail Selection for UK food service

French pâtissier Tipiak has unveiled a luxury Vegan Cocktail Selection for food service customers in the UK.

Launching exclusively in the UK in response to increasing consumer demand for plant-based products, the Vegan Cocktail Selection features an exquisite range of attractive bite-sized vegan-friendly pieces.

The unique finger food assortment includes almond cream and edamame bean on pea and mint muffins, carrot, lemon and ginger mousseline mini tarts, sesame hummus and courgette tagliatelle on courgette and pine nut shortbread, sun-dried cherry tomato and olive tapenade on curry polenta cubes, guacamole and almond on walnut crackers, piquillo and sweet pepper tomato tarts, and falafel bites topped with sesame seeds.

Produced and hand-finished in France, the Tipiak ‘thaw and serve’ Vegan Cocktail Selection is available frozen exclusively via distributor Central Foods and complements Tipiak’s existing range of savoury canapés already available in the UK.

It brings together a superb range of top-quality flavours to create a selection that is perfect for bars, clubs, hotels and other outlets to serve as accompaniments to drinks any time of day, during Happy Hour, with aperitifs or as hors d’oeuvres at functions and events, or even as canapés at weddings, banquets, graduations and other occasions when these resume.

Each morsel teams together a stunning array of tastes, textures and colours in a range that’s sure to go down well with all customers, not just those who are looking for plant-based options. Simply defrost before serving for maximum convenience.

“The new Tipiak Vegan Cocktail Selection is a world first for us, bringing something unique to the table,” 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.

“The demand for vegan-friendly products in the food service sector and interest in plant-based items generally has grown enormously in the UK in recent times and we are delighted to be unveiling the Vegan Cocktail Selection to the UK food service sector. The selection has been especially developed by our chefs, bringing together the finest ingredients and flavours to create a truly exquisite explosion of plant-based colour and flavour that has to be eaten to be believed!”

The Tipiak Vegan Cocktail Selection is now available nationwide through frozen food wholesalers.

Tipiak has been supplying its authentic ‘thaw and serve’ canapés in the UK since 2009, building up an outstanding reputation amongst chefs for their stunning, hand-finished presentation and superb flavours.

The Vegan Cocktail Selection is 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 Vegan Cocktail Selection box contains 36 individual pieces across seven different varieties. 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.

Boost your takeaway drinks sales by adding a touch of French chic

Tipiak macarons are the perfect accompaniment to coffee, tea and other hot or cold beverages and are the ideal add-on to encourage consumers to trade up with their drinks order.

Macarons are bang on trend….with more than six million images posted on social media platform Instagram alone.

We have a range of superb flavours to suit all tastes….and what’s more, our macarons are vegetarian and gluten free too.

Choose from our new French pop macarons fruits selection which features six fruity flavours (blackcurrant, lemon and yuzu, apricot, cherry, passionfruit and mango, and coconut) or the French macarons collection, which includes the more traditional flavours of lemon, caramel, vanilla, raspberry, chocolate and pistachio.

Simply thaw and offer as an impulse line alongside your freshly brewed coffee or other drink so customers can treat themselves during these uncertain times and indulge in a mini, exquisitely French treat.

Or how about teaming a macaron with a mini French tart and a pop éclair to create a premium takeaway café gourmand – popular in France as a dessert or mid-morning treat. For another profit making idea, operators could even make them up in to small bags or boxes for customers to buy to indulge in or share later – the macarons can even be eaten straight from the freezer, for a deliciously, light, cooling treat during the warmer weather!

Tipiak’s macarons are certified as gluten free by the French Coeliac Association – a unique selling point in UK foodservice – and are made with more almonds and less sugar for a better flavour and less brittle texture.

So, if you’re looking to perk up your beverage menu, why not treat your customers to Tipiak’s exquisitely French macarons. They’re ideal accompaniments to coffee, tea and other hot or cold drinks, and at less than 50 kcals each, a luxury indulgence without the guilt that could also help your bottom line!

Let yourself fall in love with Tipiak’s exquisite Pop Macaron Fruits this St Valentine’s Day

Fall in love with Tipiak’s exquisite gluten-free Pop Macarons Fruits – ideal for hotels, restaurants and caterers looking for the perfect match on St Valentine’s Day.

Great with a pre-dinner cocktail or the perfect way to round off a romantic meal, each mixed pack 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. Perfect for hotels, conference centres and large-scale caterers.

Pop Macarons Fruits join an existing range of Tipiak pâtisserie, macarons and canapés supplied frozen to the UK food service 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, making them less brittle and fragile, and less sweet.

Each box of Tipiak’s “thaw and serve” pâtisserie, canapés and macarons 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.

Tipiak’s macarons are currently the only gluten-free authentic French macarons widely available to the UK food service sector.

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

We adore them and we know you will too!

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

Pretty in pink! Tipiak’s exquisite Pop Macaron Fruits are the ideal take-home gifts for guests attending your festive events

Tipiak’s exquisite Pop Macarons Fruits will make ideal gifts for guests to take away with them this Christmas.

Perfect with coffee, afternoon tea or with a cheeky cocktail, the stunning macarons are also ideal for caterers looking to give their guests something to take away.

Each mixed pack 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. Perfect for hotels, conference centres and large-scale caterers.

All Tipiak’s macarons are currently the only gluten-free authentic French macarons widely available to the UK food service sector.

Pop Macarons Fruits join an existing range of Tipiak pâtisserie, macarons and canapés supplied frozen to the UK food service 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.

Each box of Tipiak’s “thaw and serve” pâtisserie, canapés and macarons 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 ready to add a touch of French style and colour to Christmas and New Year celebrations

As the festive season approaches, French pâtisserie, canapés and gluten-free macarons supplier Tipiak is ready to make sure all your Christmas, new year and special events go down a treat.

French food manufacturer Tipiak is recognised for its culinary skills, and the quality, originality and authenticity of its frozen products.

Prepared by our expert bakers and cooks from the finest ingredients and hand-finished, our delicious ranges are perfect for hotels, conference centres and large-scale caterers.

Our savoury canapés, made with delicious ingredients such as premium seafood, authentic cheeses, chou pastry or our own speciality bread bases, will help you make that all-important first impression.

Meanwhile, our exquisite pâtisserie range, including selections of mini fruit tarts, chocolate and classic French pâtisserie and bite-sized pop éclairs will round off any event in real style.

And don’t forget our stunning French Macarons, gluten–free and in flavours ranging from lemon, raspberry, coffee, vanilla and caramel with sea salt. Dazzling, mini treats to give any celebration a touch of continental colour and style.

Our 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, offer maximum convenience for any food service professional.

Each box of Tipiak’s “thaw and serve” pâtisserie, canapés and gluten-free macarons 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.

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.