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.