Shining the spotlight on Tipiak’s gluten-free macarons for Coeliac Awareness Week

This month marks Coeliac Awareness Week in the UK – when the importance of offering gluten-free products to your customers comes under the spotlight.

It is thought that one in 100 people in the UK has coeliac disease. Only 36% of these people are diagnosed.

Our Tipiak French macarons and pop macarons fruits are gluten free. Accredited by the Association Française Des Intolérants Au Gluten – the French equivalent to Coeliac UK, they are perfect for afternoon tea, as an accompaniment to tea or coffee, or as part of a simple dessert.

“Recognising the growth in allergen-free requirements, and the importance of this sector, Tipiak invested in a dedicated unit to produce gluten-free macarons,” explains 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.

“Macarons really are the darlings of pâtisserie currently, with more than 8 million Instagram posts alone. A whole new generation is discovering the delights of macarons with their smooth crisp shells and soft creamy fillings. Offering gluten-free options means that your coeliac customers don’t miss out on these little beauties. Very often it’s the free-from person in a party of guests who chooses where to eat so it’s important to ensure you have free-from options on your menu.”

Natasha’s Law

Available to the UK foodservice sector via frozen food distributor Central Foods, Tipiak’s gluten-free macarons are packed full of flavour. They are made to a traditional recipe, giving your customers an authentic experience. Simply thaw and serve… et voilà!

“Following the introduction of Natasha’s Law, there is much more awareness around the issue of food allergies now,” added Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé. “Our Tipiak gluten-free French macarons and French pop macarons fruits help UK caterers to cater for the growing demand for these delightful desserts.”

Get ready for Coeliac Awareness Week, which takes place 9th to 15th May 2022, by ordering your Tipiak gluten free macarons now. Use the hashtag #ShineALightOnCoeliac to join in the conversation on social media during Coeliac Awareness Week.

Take a look at our gluten-free macaron ranges here

 

 

Get ready to celebrate macarons with Tipiak

Here at Tipiak, we’ve got just the range to help food service operators get ready for Macaron Day this month and International Macaron Day in April.

Taking place on 20th March and 23rd April respectively, these dates are the chance for everyone around the world to celebrate and enjoy the delicious little beauties known as macarons.

The darlings of desserts, a perfect pairing with coffee and a key ingredient in any afternoon tea, macarons are available in a super selection of flavours.

Tipiak offers two different ‘thaw and serve’ selections to the UK food service sector. And both are gluten free, making them suitable for coeliacs.

Try the French Macarons or the French Pop Macarons Fruits. Visually stunning, they taste amazing. Simply thaw before serving. This makes them super convenient for the food service sector.

As an authentic French pâtissier, Tipiak has decades of experience when it comes to making macarons.

We’ve developed macarons in all sorts of flavours and with a variety of superb fillings and toppings.

Current range of macarons

Our current range of macarons available to the UK food service sector includes mouth-watering flavours such as blackcurrant, pistachio, apricot and caramel. Take a look at the ranges here.

We’ve also got a recipe for a deliciously simple dessert…. French macarons and coulis. Head over to our serving suggestions page for inspiration.

Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé is international development project manager at Tipiak, which supplies frozen, authentic French sweet and savoury pâtisserie to the hospitality sector in the UK. And she said: “Macarons are the darlings of social media, with more than 8 million posts on Instagram alone.

“We hope our customers will get ready to celebrate macarons with Tipiak on Macaron Day and International Macaron Day. We’re really looking forward to marking these dates on the calendar.”

Available through Tipiak’s UK food service distributor, Central Foods, our macarons are the ‘real deal’ – made in France from good quality ingredients.

Love Tipiak macarons on Valentine’s Day

Next month hosts the day when we all show our love…Valentine’s Day.

And what better way to say ‘I love you’ than serving up a stunning sweet treat, courtesy of Tipiak.

Our exquisitely authentic ‘thaw and serve’ French macarons can be served individually or as part of a delightful dessert. Arrange them in a heart shape for maximum romantic effect!

What’s more, they’re gluten free too…meaning they are suitable for coeliacs and others who avoid gluten in their diets.

Choose from our Tipiak classic French macarons or our French pop macarons fruits – they’re visually so appealing and the flavours are amazing.

Each pack of French macarons features six striking flavours – lemon, caramel, vanilla, raspberry, chocolate and pistachio. Our pop macarons fruits selection includes blackcurrant, lemon and yuzu, apricot, morello cherry, passionfruit, and coconut flavours. Something to suit all tastes!

Thaw and serve

All of our Tipiak sweet and savoury pâtisserie is so easy and convenient for food service operators. Simply defrost according to the instructions on the box and serve.

Our macarons take just one hour to defrost, plus 15 minutes at room temperature before they are ready to serve to your guests.

Try adding a macaron as an accompaniment to coffee…it’ll make a great Valentine’s Day treat and show your customers you care. Or how about creating a simple but delicious dessert using Tipiak’s ‘thaw and serve’ macarons, fruit, cream and a coulis?

One of our favourites for Valentine’s Day is designing a striking heart shape using eye-catching macarons.

Whichever way you serve them, your guests are sure to love Tipiak macarons on Valentine’s Day!

Click here for more information about our authentic French macarons, which are available exclusively in the UK for foodservice customers via frozen food distributor Central Foods.

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/

Make care home afternoon tea easy, with Tipiak

Afternoon tea is always a highlight of the day in any care home. It’s an occasion that residents look forward to. It’s the chance to socialise and chat. And an opportunity to enjoy time with friends and visitors. And, of course, it’s also important for boosting the calorie intake and hydration of care home residents.

Pre-prepared frozen products make it easy for care home caterers to lay on a super spread when it comes to afternoon tea.

Try dainty macarons, mini fruit tarts or pop éclairs to bring a splash of colour to any sweet selection. And tasty tidbits for the savoury side of things. Tipiak offers a range of authentic exquisitely French ‘thaw and serve’ pâtisserie. It’s perfect for care home catering.

Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé, international development project manager at Tipiak, explains: “Frozen pre-prepared items are used in pretty much every professional kitchen now for convenience and to help reduce waste. Afternoon tea is an occasion that is always looked forward to in any care home. It’s a social event but also a key opportunity to offer extra calories and hydration.

“Choose mini or bite-sized ingredients for your care home afternoon tea to help tempt those with smaller appetites. Frozen pre-prepared products are the perfect partner for the care home catering professional looking to serve appetising afternoon teas. Make care home afternoon tea easy. Simply thaw and serve just what is required to reduce wastage and improve efficiency.”

Sweet and savoury frozen pâtisserie from Tipiak

Tipiak’s new vegan cocktail selection offers a superb savoury option for any afternoon tea – tasty bites exploding with flavour and colour that will bring a little French flair to the table.

To cater for dietary requirements, Tipiak’s exquisitely French macarons are gluten free. They are available in a range of flavours and pretty pastel colours. Choose from the original, authentic French macarons or the stunning pop macarons fruits topped with delicate stripes of fruity icing.

Chocolate is a favourite that’s always in fashion – so be sure to include chocolate sweet treats in any afternoon tea spread. The new Tipiak Chocolate French Petits Fours selection features a delightful assortment. It 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 to provide food service professionals with authentic, eye-catching French pâtisserie that just needs thawing before serving.

And for a modern twist on the classic éclair, how about Tipiak’s award-winning and excitingly decorated mini pop éclairs? They are available in four tempting flavours, crème brûlée, chocolate and orange, lemon, and raspberry and blackcurrant.

“It’s not easy to make pâtisserie from scratch. It’s labour intensive for a start and highly specialised. Having pre-prepared frozen pâtisserie to hand means that you can serve your care home residents and visitors with appetising, authentic and delightful French pâtisserie in a more cost-effective and time-effective manner,” adds Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé.

Browse the Tipiak frozen pâtisserie range here.

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

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!

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.