The festive season is approaching, and we have got everything you need to whip up some mouth-watering platters for the summer months. We have you covered with a with Seafood, Meat, and Vegan options.

Platters are designed to be shared so it is important that you cater to different dietary requirements and preferences to ensure that everyone can enjoy your delicious platter. Have a selection of the below to ensure you please all diners.

Seafood

Summer won’t be complete without eating bottomless amounts of seafood. Have a selection of fresh and crumbed seafood on offer such as  Shore Mariner Crumbed Squid Rings and Whole Australian Tiger Prawns.

Meat

What is better than a tasty burger? A whole platter of them! Cut Butlers Burger Patties into half or quarter (bun size dependant) for easy and economical sliders.

Vegan

It’s easy to cater to different dietary requirements without having to compromise on taste. Spice up your platter with our Shore Mariner Indian Platter or NEW The Green Butcher Range 

Increase the flavour - add a dipping sauce

Complete your platter with a selection of flavourful dipping sauces  that pair perfectly with your food offerings. Try these pairings below

Interested to find out more about our product range?

Keep your fries crispy in your restaurant & all the way home. Lamb Weston Stealth Fries stay hotter and crispier up to twice as long as traditional fries due to their invisible potato starch coating. With these fries, you’ll exceed expectations for delivery, takeout, and in-house orders.

 

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4 Tips for delivery/pick up success:

Step one: What’s New on the menu?

You don’t have to offer the exact same menu that you offer in the dining room and, in fact, you probably shouldn’t. Exclude any options that need excessive packaging or don’t travel well or replace them with delivery-friendly swaps such as Stealth Fries.

Step Two: Pick Up Zone activated
Offering delivery or pickups means a change in logistics. Do you have a dedicated place for packing things up? Where will you hold items? Where will they be picked up? Think through the entire process and how it will work for your venue.

Step Three: Safe in transit
Set yourself up for success by using delivery-ready packaging, packing containers full so even if they are turned upside down they will arrive intact, air-ventilated boxes, and wrapping things up so spills aren’t even an option.

Step Four: Follow up
How do you keep getting better? When it comes to delivery you’ll rely on follow-up surveys and reviews. What’s working? What’s not working? What are customers ordering?  It’s all data you can use to make sure your delivery program is successful. Don’t be afraid to make changes.

For more information on how to serve up delivery success…

 

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Say Hello to The Green Butcher – Markwell Foods’ latest and most innovative range yet. Leading the frozen foodservice market across various categories, Markwell Foods has identified the need for a quality and delicious plant-based range to support the evolving hospitality industry.

The Green Butcher is an 100% plant-powered alternative loved by vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike. The range is made from delicious and nutritious plant-based ingredients, bursting with flavours and textures you would expect from meat-based proteins.

Although still niche, vegan and vegetarian customer rates are rapidly growing. Likewise, is the conscious reduction of meat by meat-eaters. This increase is placing pressure on already overwhelmed and understaffed kitchens for vegan menu options. For many, it seems to be costly, difficult, and time-consuming to have a vegan-friendly menu item, but the economic reap of not having one, can be even more harmful. The lack of vegan options can lead diners and their extended dining group to eat elsewhere, leading to a large loss of business.

The Green Butcher range is designed to help chefs create affordable, easy, & quick vegan-friendly meals by enabling a seamless substitute of meat-based favourites with their plant-based alternatives. Sub beef patties with their No Beef Burgers, or replace chicken in a wrap, with their No Chicken Schnitzel for a delicious and easy cabinet food option.

Using one plant-based protein in various ways provides options for your customers such as using The Green Butcher No Meat Balls in a pita, as a canape or in a pasta. The Green Butcher products are also a favourite amongst meat-eaters. The golden and crunch No Cheese & Spinach and No Cheese & Jalapeno Bites are menu must-haves.

Click here to learn more about the range.

 

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Check out our range of Spring Home Roti Paratha here.

In times of uncertainty, frozen food is a great, safe and economical option. It has a long shelf life meaning less money is lost to food that will perish, and it provides easy portion control when guest numbers are uncertain.

Click on the image or read below to find out more benefits of frozen food: 

 

Sliders are the ultimate catering and menu must-haves. They are easy to eat and even easier to create. The beauty of sliders is that you can effortlessly offer a range of sliders to cater to your guest’s needs and preferences. Serve as finger food or as a trio of sliders for a light meal or entree.

3 Simple Sliders: 

 

1. Butlers Beef & Bacon Sliders

You can’t go wrong with beef and bacon. Add some swiss cheese and an onion ring and you have a winner!

 

2. Jamie Oliver Inspired Fish Sliders

This easy variation of Jamie Olivers Fish Sliders will add a fresh bite to your slider trio.

3. Butlers Vegetarian Falafel Sliders

Butlers Falafels makes offering vegetarian canape’s quick and easy.

 

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What goes together better than burgers and fries? Very little.
Especially when it is a Butlers Burger Patty paired with Lamb Weston Fries.

Lamb Weston is the leader in innovative and quality potato products. They design their potato products with quality and their customers in mind, every step of the way.

Lamb Weston has fries of all shapes and sizes for you to choose from! Twisters, Crinkle Cut, Wedges, CrissCut, Straight…which fries would you choose? 

Reinvented:

Stealth® Shoestring Skin On Fries

These fries stay hotter and crispier up to twice as  long as traditional fries due to our invisible potato starch coating. This classic QSR skin-on cut will         resonate with consumers and cook up faster for the operator.

MW Code: 9818 

The Show Stopper:

Lamb’s Seasoned® Twister Fries®

From mild to wild, Lamb’s Seasoned® offers a wide range of flavors for quick and convenient pre-seasoned options. The fun, curly skin-on shape delivers uniqueness and excellent plate coverage

MW Code: 9859

The Fan Favourite:

Sweet Things® Platter Fries® 

Sweet Things® sweet potato products offer a delicious alternative to traditional potatoes in a variety of formats. This fry is cut thin and wide for a crispy bite.

MW Code: 9891

Butlers new burger patties are made in New Zealand with quality beef blended with real onion, garlic, and spices.  They are not only flavourful but are extremely versatile as they come in 5 different sizes – there is a solution for all bun sizes and burger needs.

To help figure out what burger pattie is the best for your customer’s need,  use the easy guide below.

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Markwell Foods NZ has just released a new brand, Butlers. Sitting alongside our highly reputable seafood brand, Shore Mariner, Butlers provides kitchens with quality solutions for mains, finger foods, convenience foods, and more.

The new Butlers range serves all. From the serious hosts to the impromptu chefs. With a growing range of quality frozen convenient products, Butlers will be a go-to in all kitchens, big or small.

Butlers beef burger patties are NZ made with quality beef combined with herbs and spices. With four different sizes (85g, 100g, 120g, 180g) in the Butlers Chef’s Choice burger range, there is a patty for all burger sizes. The range also includes the Caterburger. A thin patty (91g) that is designed specifically for quick service, without compromising on taste or quality.

Also in the range are the Butlers Triple Decker’s. These are single portions of homely classics, LasagneMac and Cheese and Cheese & Bacon Style, layered and coated in a crispy golden crumb. These convenient and locally made products are a favourite with kids and adults alike.

Looking for more versatility? Butlers Meatballs and Falafels make it easy for you to offer a meat and plant-based menu options. Switch between the two products, based on your customer preference. Both products are great as finger foods, in pita pockets, pizzas, platters, and mini sliders.

To explore the range click here, or contact us.

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As we navigate our way through one of the most challenging times our industry has ever seen, we are being forced into uncharted territory.

But with the right thinking, and some positive actions we believe the foodservice industry can come out of this stronger! Together we will succeed.

Below are some of the things we think will help keep things moving in the right direction and, help keep the community well-fed with their favourite meals.

  1. Learn how to use technology to your advantage
    Make ordering online easy, create a seamless customer journey so that with a click of a button your customers can have their favourite meals delivered to their doors.
  2. Put yourself in your customer’s shoes
    Stay on top of what your customers need and want right now. Help them bring back some normality to their lives, whether that’s the breakfast they are used to enjoying at their favourite cafe, a romantic Saturday night dinner for 2, or treating the family to fish and chips mid-week. Bring the experiences to them.

If you would like to chat with one of our representatives to see how we can help your business, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We’re always happy to help!

Markwell Foods NZ will be saying goodbye to our Otahuhu office.

From Monday 9th March 2020, our new office will be at Level 3, D/95 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1051, New Zealand.

Our office contact details remain the same and you can continue to reach us as usual.

Please mark the change in your records for all future correspondence.

MARKWELL FOODS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, 6TH MARCH 2020

Please have all orders in to us well in advance to ensure deliveries will reach you by the desired dates. 

A complete concept of ready-to-serve vegetables with sauce, herbs and flavours.

Check out the range today.

Let our Lamb Weston Munchskins® menu inspirations lead the way. Solutions from easy breakfast to grab-and-go bites, and from kids meals to fancy restaurant light meals.

Download our exclusive recipe collection by Chef Jason Baker here.

Spaghetti with a creamy yet creamless fresh corn sauce, porky guanciale and sweet crab.

TOTAL TIME : 45 MIN
SERVINGS : 4

INGREDIENTS

• 1 packet of 500g Spaghetti
• 4 cups of corn kernels, shucked
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• l/4 pound guanciale (Italian cured meat/salami), diced
• 2 medium shallots, minced
• 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus finely grated zest, for garnish
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• ½ packet of 450g Shore Mariner Genuine Blanched Crab Meat (Jumbo or Lump)
• Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving

 

 

METHOD

  1. Transfer the 4 cups of corn kernels to a blender and puree until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine sieve, pressing on the solids.
  2. In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti according to the packet or best until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of the cooking water, then drain the pasta.
  3. Wipe out the saucepan and melt the butter in it. Add the guanciale and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the fat is rendered, about 7 minutes.
  4. Then, add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the spaghetti, strained corn puree, 11/4 cups of the pasta cooking water and the lemon juice.
  6. Add in the crab and cook over moderate heat, tossing, until the sauce is thickened and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes; add more of the cooking water if necessary.
  7. Season the pasta with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Transfer to shallow bowls and drizzle with olive oil. Garnish with lemon zest and serve right away.

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