When it comes to celebrations, it doesn’t get any bigger than Christmas. It’s a time to be thankful, a time to indulge, a time to catch up with family and for catering businesses, it’s usually the busiest time of the year.
While the festive period in 2020 will be very different to previous years, if you think Boris Johnson, the Government or anyone else can or will cancel Christmas – you can forget it! The country as a whole has already shown great resilience, strength and creativity to face the pandemic challenges head on and the festive period will be no different.
For the hospitality and catering sectors, it will undoubtedly be a diffcult period but the work they do will be even more vital to keeping morale up and that festive spirit alive.
With the key festive weeks approaching fast, here’s our collection of Country Range products to get you prepared for a Christmas like no other, and tips on how to embrace the opportunities that are still out there.
THE FESTIVE NAUGHTY NINE
Christmas is a guilt-free time when consumers look to indulge and treat themselves. Particularly in difficult times we naturally look towards food and drink for comfort and cakes, pies, puddings and desserts rule supreme.
DURING WEEK 4 OF THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN MORE CHOCOLATE WAS CONSUMED IN THE UK THAN DURING CHRISTMAS OR EASTER
– THE FOOD PEOPLE CHRISTMAS 2020 REPORT
Generations who do not want to dine out in big groups or for prolonged periods of time might be more tempted by a hot beverage and cake outing, which still gives them time to catchup with friends and family but also at a smaller price point.
For creative chefs who love too make their desserts from scratch, we have ingredients such as our high-quality chocolate drops, cocoa powder, plus cake and pudding mixes, to help you make it easier to create fantastic desserts in your own kitchen.
However, when footfall is difficult to predict and you may experience more staff illness over the winter period Country Range has a portfolio of premium winter and festive cakes and desserts that wow customers but are frozen and pre-portioned for ease of use.
For this festive period, we have a delicious selection of eight cakes and desserts that are pre-portioned into 14 individual slices including two brand new desserts and one individual 60g dessert.