As temperatures continue to rise, the pastry people say caterers need to review their menus or risk missing out as consumers make better eating a focus for the summer.
John McKears, Foodservice Sales Manager from Jus-Rol Professional, says: “The trend for authentic, fresh and nutritious food is here to stay, summer is a key season when better eating is a top priority for customers, and lighter menus are the order of the day, caterers need to ensure that they are catering for this key market.”
For summer menus, filo pastry is the perfect pasty partner for caterers, as it contains less than 5% fat, ideal for customers seeking a low fat^ yet tasty option or for school caterers looking for ways to meet school nutritional guidelines.
As with all Jus-Rol products, filo pastry is also very easy to work with. Every caterer understands that people eat with their eyes, which is why good presentation can tempt customers or encourage children to eat dishes they may otherwise avoid, especially fish and vegetables.
“Filo pastry sheets provide great presentational opportunities for caterers – not just during the summer but year-round as well. They are easy to use and will give caterers the edge in the presentation stakes.”
Visitors to the Jus-Rol Professional website, www.jusrol.co.uk/professional can find out how to create stunning pastry ribbons for fish pie, tartlets and parcels. Caterers can also learn useful hints and tips with the Pastry People’s ‘Working with Filo’ video.
Delicious recipes are available to download; two seasonal dishes that are guaranteed to go down well with customers are the Filo Tartlets with Roasted Onions, Tomatoes & Goats Cheese and Smoked Haddock with Broccoli Filo Pie.
“The dishes are easy-to-prepare and simple to serve – yet the results are so impressive that you can’t fail to impress your customers,” adds John.
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