Events catering ideas from Tipiak

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As the new year gets under way, we have some events catering ideas from Tipiak to help with planning.

Food is generally a key part of any function, whether that’s a wedding, graduation, a summer ball or some other celebration. A buffet or a sit-down meal is a centre piece.

At Tipiak we have some great-tasting ‘thaw and serve’ products to make catering easy. We like to think of ourselves as the perfect partner in the professional kitchen.

Our range available to the UK foodservice sector via frozen food distributor Central Foods includes both sweet and savoury pâtisserie.

It features a variety of exquisitely French savoury canapés, some of which are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Plant-based dining has become so popular that some events are now making entire courses, like the hors d’oeuvres, vegan or vegetarian. This makes it easier for caterers.

Our Tipiak canapés selections are made with the finest ingredients, prepared by our expert bakers and cooks, and hand-finished. From weddings to awards, cocktail parties to conferences, we have a bite-sized delight to suit them all.

Choose from the Tipiak Vegan Cocktail Selection, the Provençal Bistro Canapés Vegetarian, the Traditional Chicago Canapés or the Luxury Temptation Canapés.

Sweet treats

Our events catering ideas from Tipiak also include a range of sweet treats such as petits fours, pop éclairs, and gluten-free macarons.

So simple to serve, they provide a delightful variety of authentic French products which are sure to go down well.

All our frozen pâtisserie for food service contains easy thawing instructions on the box. This helps professional chefs and kitchen staff to plan – making sure they serve products at their very best. As a guide, our savoury canapés, for example, take between two and four hours to defrost in the fridge.

We’ve been helping chefs and kitchen professionals cater for events for many years. Whether it’s a corporate event, a celebration or ceremony, Tipiak has the frozen pâtisserie to help the function go well.

If you’re looking for events catering ideas from Tipiak, browse our ranges here.

Christmas catering made easy with Tipiak

We’ve now reached that time of year when it’s full steam ahead for Christmas planning!

Whether you’re catering for a buffet, reception, party or some other festive event, Tipiak can make things easier.

And you’ll find that Tipiak’s exquisitely French sweet and savoury pâtisserie is the perfect partner when it comes to catering for a winter wedding too.

Check out our authentic range of canapés and our delicious pop éclairs, petits fours and gluten-free macarons.

Simply thaw and serve to treat your guests to mouth-watering morsels at this special time of year.

Canapés

Our savoury range of pre-prepared frozen canapés includes Traditional Chicago Style Canapés, Provencal Bistro Canapés and our Vegan Cocktail Selection.

Featuring 48 individual pieces, the Traditional Chicago Style Canapés selection includes eight different flavours. It takes just three hours to thaw in the fridge.

Our Tipiak Provencal Bistro Canapés selection is suitable for vegetarians, and contains 63 individual pieces in seven different flavours.

While our newest range – the Vegan Cocktail Selection – is a delicious collection of seven different plant-based flavours. They taste so delicious that they’re sure to be popular with all guests…not just those with dietary requirements.

Serve our canapés at drinks receptions, as hors d’oeuvres or as part of a selection of tapas treats. It’s the easy way to serve a taste of France this festive season!

When it comes to the sweet side of things, Tipiak offers a super selection. Try our award-winning Pop Éclairs, French Petits Fours, French Chocolate Petits Fours, Pop Macaron Fruits and French Macarons.

Available to the UK foodservice sector via key wholesalers, our sweet treats can be served at a variety of Christmas occasions.

Try them in a festive afternoon tea, as an accompaniment to coffee, as part of a trio of delicious desserts or to round off a meal.

What’s more, our macarons are gluten free – meaning they are suitable for your coeliac guests and those who avoid gluten out of choice.

Christmas is coming! Prepare now by ordering your sweet and savoury ‘thaw and serve’ pâtisserie from Tipiak…your professional partner in the kitchen.

 

Tipiak showcases thaw and serve pâtisserie at TUCO Conference

French pâtissier Tipiak will be showcasing its new luxury Vegan Cocktail Selection and turning the spotlight on its ‘thaw and serve’ gluten-free macarons at the TUCO conference this month.

The event takes place at Keele University from 25th to 27th July and is a key date on the calendar for university caterers.

Launched in response to increasing demand for plant-based products, Tipiak’s Vegan Cocktail Selection features an exquisite range of attractive bite-sized vegan-friendly pieces.

It’s a range that’s so tasty it will impress all guests, not just those on a plant-based diet!

The unique finger food assortment includes almond cream and edamame bean on pea and mint muffins, carrot, lemon and ginger mousseline mini tarts, cucumber hummus on courgette 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.

Exquisitely French

Produced and hand-finished in France, Tipiak’s ‘thaw and serve’ products are perfect for university caterers to serve at a range of events from functions and banquets to graduations and conferences.

Serve the savoury morsels with aperitifs or as hors d’oeuvres or canapés to bring some French chic to the occasion! And brighten up any buffet or event with Tipiak’s award-winning pop éclairs and the delightful gluten-free macarons and pop macaron fruits.

Using frozen pre-prepared sweet and savoury pâtisserie helps with long-term planning and frees up staff on the day to prep other parts of the meal. It’s convenient, helps to reduce waste and is also useful when it comes to sharing allergen information with front-of-house staff, as the ingredients for each item are constant and clearly labelled.

The Tipiak range is available frozen exclusively via distributor Central Foods.

Find out more about Tipiak’s exquisitely French ‘thaw and serve’ products on stand 167 at the TUCO conference.

Conference details here.

www.tipiakfoodservice.co.uk

 

Team up with Tipiak this Christmas

Ding dong! This Christmas is shaping up to be a festive season with bells on!

And to make things easier for catering staff, how about choosing Tipiak’s authentic ‘thaw and serve’ pâtisserie? We have a stunning range of sweet and savoury products that are just bursting with flavour.

Celebrate the 2021 festive season in style with Tipiak.

For buffets, banquets, conferences, and other celebrations, opt for our mouth-watering canapés. They’re perfect as an hors d’oeuvres, starter or served as tapas. And with a range of flavours, made from the finest ingredients, there’s something to suit all tastes.

Our pre-prepared canapés take between two and four hours to thaw in a refrigerator – et voilà…. they’re ready to serve!

Tipiak sweet treats

For sweet treats, we offer a delicious array of ‘thaw and serve’ pâtisserie to the UK food service sector.

Try our award-winning pop éclairs. Visually they’re sensational – and they taste as good as they look! Or why not opt for our tasty petits fours? They are a delightful way to round off a meal. And the ideal accompaniment to a coffee.

For an eye-catching centrepiece, create a macaron pyramid. Macarons remain hugely popular – with more than 7.8m posts on Instagram alone. Or serve them as individual favours or as part of a simple but delicious trio of mini desserts.

Tipiak offers a superb range of ‘thaw and serve’ classic French macarons and pop macarons, both of which are gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians. They are perfect for festive events and occasions – super easy to serve, tasty and really effective and striking to look at.

Made by expert bakers and skilled food professionals in France, our authentic sweet and savoury pâtisserie is available via key UK wholesalers.

For more information or for sales details, please visit our contact page https://www.tipiakfoodservice.co.uk/contact-us/

Add a little French chic to Mother’s Day afternoon tea takeouts or meal kits

Whilst customers are not able to visit hospitality venues just yet, operators can still capitalise on this much-treasured celebration by offering takeout and delivery afternoon teas and meal kits for the perfect Mother’s Day treat. And we have just the ingredients to help caterers add a little French chic to proceedings to create a tempting and delicious affair.

Tipiak offers a superb range of ‘thaw and serve’ sweet and savoury pâtisserie products that are ideal for the occasion.

Choose from a range of eye-catching authentic savoury canapés. Perfect for afternoon tea, they also make amazing starters!

When it comes to sweet treats, try the award-winning Tipiak pop éclairs and the delightful gluten-free French or pop macarons. These exquisitely French fancies will add more than a touch of sophistication to your offering!

Thaw and serve

All Tipiak products are supplied frozen and simply need thawing before serving.

A hamper, afternoon tea in-a-box or meal kit featuring Tipiak’s perfect pâtisserie is sure to go down well on Mothering Sunday.

If you’re a food service operator looking to offer Mother’s Day takeout treats, get in touch for details of stockists. Tipiak’s products are available nationwide via frozen food wholesalers, including Brakes and Bidfood.

Take a look at the Tipiak range here

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/

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.

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.