Tipiak unveils new French Chocolate Petits Fours for foodservice

French pâtissier Tipiak has launched a new range of exquisitely French Chocolate Petits Fours for the food service sector in the UK.

The ‘thaw and serve’ selection of delicate treats includes chocolate and feuilletine squares, chocolate and hazelnut tartlets, chocolate, mascarpone and coffee squares, caramel and chocolate tartlets, milk chocolate, Tonka flavoured financier, milk chocolate and coconut shortbreads, hazelnut and chocolate fingers, and chocolate and raspberry cakes.

The range offers a superb selection of flavours, shapes and toppings – designed to provide food service professionals with authentic, eye-catching pâtisserie that simply needs thawing before serving.

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, said: “Chocolate is a flavour that’s always in fashion. The new Tipiak French Chocolate Petits Fours selection brings together a mouth-watering range of some of our most popular chocolate petits fours.

“The beauty of petits fours is that they can be served in a variety of ways – as part of an afternoon tea, with a coffee as a café gourmand, to round off a meal, or as part of a trio or selection of mini desserts, which is a popular way of offering customers and diners a lighter choice of dessert and appeals to those with smaller appetites or those who are looking to indulge without guilt.

“Our aim at Tipiak is to be the perfect partner to chefs and food service professionals, and we’re delighted to be launching our new selection of French Chocolate Petits Fours in the UK at a time when the hospitality sector is looking to open up. Once restrictions are lifted, we predict that people will be keen to treat themselves, and chocolate is the ultimate sweet treat – pretty much an essential item on any dessert menu.”

Tipiak French Chocolate Petits Fours

Made in France with free-range eggs, the Tipiak French Chocolate Petits Fours selection features 42 individual pieces and includes eight different flavours. Labelled images on the outside of the box make product identification easy. To serve, simply defrost in the refrigerator for three hours.

The selection is available to UK food service professionals via frozen food distributor Central Foods.

For more information visit https://www.tipiakfoodservice.co.uk/range/patisserie-range/

Spotlight in Veganuary shines on Tipiak’s new Vegan Cocktail Selection for food service

Veganuary is the perfect time to showcase our new Tipiak Vegan Cocktail Selection. It’s a superb collection of delicious bite-sized pieces that are just bursting with stunning plant-based flavours.

The exquisitely French, thaw and serve assortment features 36 individual morsels across seven different varieties.

Offering an attractive selection that’s ideal to serve for a range of food service occasions from tapas and sharing platters to bar snacks and afternoon tea, the Vegan Cocktail Selection complements Tipiak’s existing range of savoury canapés already available in the UK.

“Veganuary is more popular this year than it has ever been before. It’s the perfect opportunity for us to shine the spotlight on Tipiak’s new Vegan Cocktail Selection, which we have launched exclusively in the UK for foodservice customers,” explained 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 and plant-based options continues to rise. We are excited to be able to offer our first vegan savoury selection via our distributor Central Foods.”

Stunning selection

The unique 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.

Each item is an exquisite explosion of plant-based flavour and colour. The range is perfect to brighten up an afternoon tea, enhance a tapas/sharing platter menu or add some French chic to bar snacks.

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

Discover more about the Tipiak Vegan Cocktail Selection and the full range of frozen, thaw and serve canapés available to the foodservice sector in the UK 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/

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!

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

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.

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.

Tipiak sponsors Afternoon Tea of the Year 2019

As producers of high quality, authentic pâtisserie, Tipiak is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Afternoon Tea of the Year Awards.

The event takes place on Friday 14th June at Westminster Boating Base in London.

Sixteen hotels from across the country who have been shortlisted in the final will be showcasing their signature afternoon tea….preparing and serving a delicious spread for a panel of industry judges.

Among the judges will be Tipiak’s Laurent Albert. Working in our R&D department for the last six years, Laurent has been a pastry chef and chocolatier for 20 years.

He has worked several years in the UK in prestigious places such as Albert Roux and Gascon Club (1 Michelin star). He has also worked as a pastry chef at the Point Hotel in NY, USA, and as a chocolatier in the famous Christian Constant establishment, Paris.

Good luck to the finalists:

Macdonald Leeming House, Cumbria

My Chelsea Hotel, London

Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall

Crewe Hall, Cheshire

St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London

Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, Surrey

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Suffolk

Grassington House, North Yorkshire

COMO The Halkin, Belgravia, London

London Hilton Park Lane, Mayfair, London

Sheraton Grand, Mayfair, London

InterContinental London – The O2, East Greenwich, London

Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, Hackney, London

Thorton Hall, Wirral

Hotel Café Royal, Soho, London

W Hotel, Leicester Square, London

Afternoon tea is one of the success stories of the hospitality sector in recent times. According to OpenTable, bookings increased by 54% from 2016 to 2018. Because traditional French pâtisserie can be time-consuming and tricky to make from scratch, Tipiak’s ‘thaw and serve’, hand-finished pâtisserie is the perfect solution for afternoon tea in any setting, whether it’s a hotel, garden centre, pub or other foodservice outlet.