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Mum’s The Word

Mother’s Day – 14th March

Mother’s Day is one of the biggest days in the catering calendar, and this year’s is set to be restricted in terms of
being able to eat out and celebrate with family in the traditional sense…Flexibility and contingency plans are essential, but the day presents plenty of opportunities to create family focused events in care settings and provide a variety of meal options across all day parts for families to order, ensuring that mum doesn’t need to cook on Mother’s Day!

Here’s our tips for a Mum-umental celebration:

Breakfast/Brunch – Start how you mean to go on by making the first meal of the day an occasion in itself.  Mix up the menu, launch specials or even go bottomless with a pick and mix menu of delicious takeaway options. Within a care setting, think classic dishes
such as Eggs Benedict, a selection of finger foods or even add some international flair to the occasion with options such as a
Mexican inspired Huevos Rancheros.

Desserts – Sweet treats are vital for a perfect Mother’s Day offering. Country Range has a wide selection of desserts from classic Individual Sticky Toffee Sponge Puddings and an indulgent Triple Layer Fudge Cake, to show stoppers such as our Irish Whiskey Cream Cake and Cherry Ombré Cake. For those making desserts from scratch, try our Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Fondant or Baked Vanilla and White Chocolate Cheesecake recipes for pure indulgence.

Takeaway – Think outside the delivery box. Consider what usually works well around events such as Mother’s Day and make a few tweaks to ensure your offering works as a takeaway or delivered option. Think of options such as click-and-collect bottomless brunches and pre-prepared afternoon teas, to delivered dessert selections or four course menus. Communicate your offering early to ensure customers are enticed and can pre-order their options in plenty of time.

DIY Kits and digital tools – Taking things one step further, the families who usually take mum out for a meal on Mother’s Day and aren’t able to may still want to wow mum with a meal at home. You could provide DIY meal kits or ‘how-to’ videos such as how to decorate a Mother’s Day celebration cake and so much more.

Special diets on a special day – Your customers or residents can have a multitude of specific requirements whether that be catering
for lifestyle choices such as vegan or vegetarian, or for those who have allergies, intolerances or other medical requirements. The key
here is to have a flexible menu that is easy for you to amend where relevant. Country Range can help with products such as our gluten
free Handmade Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake or Sticky Toffee Puddings which are fantastic products that any customer would be happy to be served, therefore removing the need to stock two similar dessert varieties.

Our favourite Country Range product has to be the Triple Chocolate Muffins. The gooey bits in the middle are to die for!
– Hotel, Cumbria