Bunzl Catering Supplies, the leading supplier of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to UK foodservice operators, has released its exclusive 2017 Christmas & New Year catalogue. The comprehensive, 33-page brochure features a huge range of crackers and matching napkins, including a luxury Champagne design and brand-new Christmas lines created specifically for kids.
If there’s one time of the year when you need to make your dining tables extra special, it’s Christmas. Creating a table with the wow factor sets the tone for the entire Christmas dinner. Often during the festive season, groups of friends, family and colleagues gather together to enjoy a few drinks and a delicious meal. Your diners expect tables that will fit every member of their group together, but also enough room on the table for each individual to sit comfortably, and be able to move their arms when using cutlery. Festive bookings will be made for both lunch and dinner as your customers arrange suitable times that their dining group can meet.
Clean and simple: a series of blogs from Cleanline expert Rod Hale.
We asked our Cleanline expert ‘how can caterers keep their operation safe, efficient and appealing to customers during the busy Christmas period?’
And here’s what he told us…
Finding the perfect decorations and tableware to suit the décor in your establishment can be hard. At Christmas time there are numerous colour schemes to choose from; should you go traditional with reds and greens or luxurious with golds, silvers and even purples? This year why not try adding some rustic charm to bring the feel of the outdoors indoors.
With the bitter winter air tapping at the door, your customers are looking for somewhere cosy and comforting to enjoy festive food with their loved ones and experience the joy of winter, without the cold.
With autumn taking hold and cooler weather on the way, it’s time for operators to begin the launch of their winter menus and be ready for the big freeze. An important part of any cosy winter menu is the hot drink options, especially coffee, tea and hot chocolate. But with consumers becoming more adventurous with their food and drink choices, traditional drinks are often cast aside in favour of modern twists.
It may only be August, but it’s very important for catering and hospitality business to plan ahead and decide on their festive menu items for one of the busiest times of the year. Preparation however does not stop there, Christmas colour schemes need to be decided so tableware and decorations can be chosen, and food and drink packaging will need to be ordered to display and present festive dishes in the best possible way.
As the temperature begins to drop and seasonal adverts are playing on the television, Christmas is truly on its way. With festive feasts quickly being booked up, it is time to ensure you are completely ready with everything you need to provide the best possible experience for your customers.
Our Christmas crackers and tableware collections are tailored to suit every budget, allowing you to transform your customers’ dining experience without hassle. Choose from traditional or contemporary styles, from reds and greens to blue, silver and even black.
Every year, businesses compete to have the most impressive and eye-catching Christmas displays. From Regent Street to Cardiff Castle and across the UK, decorative lights illuminate the high streets and dazzle passers-by.
As holiday decorations pop up everywhere and Christmas jumpers appear in shop windows, caterers are under increased pressure to present festive treats for their customers. Christmas themed menus, winter warmers and iconic packaging are snowballing their way into the market, lifting spirts as they pass.
There are many stories about the traditions of the Christmas tree; some even dating back to the 15th century, but it seems that displaying Christmas trees first started to become widespread practice in 16th century Germany. The first Christmas trees were decorated with paper flowers in varying colours and edibles such as nuts, fruit and gingerbread.
As autumn sets in with gusto you might already be thinking about the approach of Christmas, a busy season for the catering industry, where special festive menus and catering for large Christmas or New Year party groups creates a demand for festive crackers, tableware and party accessories.
New Christmas hot cups and online brochure
We are half-way to Christmas day! Celebrate the upcoming festive season with our new stock designs of Christmas Hot Cups.