Makes the perfect plant-based coffee. Email email@example.com for a free sample or to order. T&Cs apply.
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Tania Walters Publisher
t’s been a hell of a couple of years to be in hospo. Still, the latest extended lockdown in Auckland broke the bank for many hospitality operators unable to open at all. If pivoting was the name of the game in 2020, then survival was it for 2021. However, often innovation comes out of adversity, and Kiwi’s are better than most at reinventing themselves. What we’ve all learnt in 2021 is that experiences matter. Customers want something different that is worth getting out of their PJs for. Some outlets are already changing their offerings, restaurants and venues are listening to customers, and experience-led options are on-trend in 2022. The impact of the pandemic has had a lasting effect on digital uptake. Work from home has completely changed people’s eating habits; order-in, click and collect and meal delivery kits have taken off during lockdowns. This habit looks set to remain long after COVID-19 has left us. Lockdowns accelerated the digital uptake, and consumers are ordering, paying and even socialising digitally. Zoom meets have included wine tastings, cooking classes and more. So what will the restaurant of 2022 look like? Personal service, ambience and food served hot and on real plates – what more could a diner ask for? Well, it had better have great staff because that personal connection is something customers can’t get online and will be looking for. The growth in interest in dining locally, feeling part of the community, even if socially distanced, looks
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to set the benchmark in dining out next year. Technology will continue to impact, but a premium venue is unlikely to ask customers to order via a device. More casual and takeaway outlets will ramp up their tech to improve service, but that human connection will remain vital to building and maintaining a solid client base. Handwritten thankyou notes have been the stand out in 2021, with food to go and delivery often having the personal touch of a note to say “thanks for ordering from…”. Over the past year, ongoing travel restrictions have driven customers to travel with their tastebuds and try new cuisines. The flavours less travelled will be cuisines from further afield, along with flavours like hibiscus, ube and yuzu. At the same time, trends arising from the pandemic such as “drysolation” and “reducetarians” will bring some well needed new buzz words from which to innovate.
Health and convenience will continue to trend in 2022. Customers are looking to improve their health across all foodservice options. From dinein, takeaway, click & collect and of course, the growing segment of meal kits either cooked or just prepped. Most importantly, don’t forget to WOW your customers. They want to get out and meet friends; dining out has never been more of a treat than now.
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The Future of Foodservice: Top Restaurant and Café Trends to Watch in 2022
Around the world, the changes that those in the foodservice industry have had to make to stay in business have shaped key trends going forward. As we emerge from the many challenges and uncertainties caused by the global pandemic, these trends will impact how restaurants, bars and cafes do business in 2022 and beyond. DINING TO GO EVEN MORE DIGITAL The pandemic prompted the revolution to digital and delivery. There is no question that it is a trend that is here to stay. This means online ordering, delivery and curbside pickup must be factored into all parts of the restaurant business. Even indoor dining restaurants will likely remain more digital, with some opting to keep online menus and table-ordering options, where meals are delivered to the table by runners. Digital is now part of the basic equation for today’s restaurant business and must be considered in current and future decisions.
VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE – CONSUMERS CRAVE NEW TASTES In part driven by the pandemic, consumers have been seeking variety and new types of food choices like global cuisines, healthy meals, and unusual ingredients. The trend has increased thanks to social media. TikTok, for example, has been a huge influence, exposing people to new food ideas and spreading diversity. In fact, a recent viral craze featured “onigiri,” Japanese rice balls. New ideas and trends travel faster around the
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globe now, and food is no exception. By adding virtual restaurant brands, a restaurant can quickly introduce new cuisines with a lower investment, and the restaurant’s partner handles menu development and marketing to drive demand.
SHIFTING LAYOUTS TO THE NEW ERA OF RESTAURANT DESIGN As off-premise dining remains popular, restaurant owners must rethink how the physical layout of their restaurants will work best for their business, staff and customers. Industry experts predict that what used to be a 70/30 split, with more front-of-the-house dining space and a limited back-of-the-house kitchen area, will flip to 30/70, with more back-of-the-house space, by 2025. This flip will accommodate the changing restaurant business.
CHANGES TO THE TYPICAL 9-5 OPEN NEW APPROACHES TO CATERING The shift from in-office work to a hybrid home-office split, as well as lingering concerns regarding the pandemic, have caused companies to rethink how they want to use catering in the workplace. This has also prompted restaurants to get creative about how to build back a healthy catering business.
THE GREAT BREAKFAST BOOM AND EGGCELLENT EGGS The crisis may have prompted some chains to cut back on breakfast over the past year, but the daypart is poised for a big bounce back in
2022. With recovery scenarios on the horizon, consumers are settling into a less-disruptive reality. For many, sourcing a morning meal from a restaurant is once again a part of the routine. Eggs are the restaurant darling of 2022. Egg sandwiches are having a moment in many parts of the world and will soon dethrone the chicken sandwich as the next must-have-on-my-menu restaurant item.
THE RISE OF THE COOKING ROBOTS While not hugely prevalent in New Zealand just yet, the number one foodservice trend prediction for 2022 across the United States and Europe is the surge of robots and automation in the dining industry. While the concept isn’t new, the notable acceleration results from labor shortages due to workers becoming fed up with working conditions, continuously inadequate wages, and contactless dining as a social distancing measure. At Miso Robotics, a robot named Flippy oversees flipping burgers and making fries at 11 White Castle locations. M
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KIWI WINE HAS WINGS: NZ WINE IN HIGH DEMAND AT HOME AND OVERSEAS
THE LASTING IMPACT OF LOCKDOWNS By Marisa Bisois
International demand for New Zealand wine shows no sign of slowing, with export value reaching $599 million in the first quarter of the new export year, up 9 percent on the previous year. “The ongoing demand for New Zealand wine has proven that the distinctive flavours, quality and sustainability of our wines increasingly resonate with consumers around the world. It is encouraging to see that during these uncertain times, consumers continue to choose a premium product they know that they can trust,” noted Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers.
The latest Restaurant Association Hospitality Report finds that nationwide sales for the hospitality industry have declined sharply after more than 20 years of continued growth. “Until the pandemic hit, the hospitality industry contributed $12 billion to the economy, making it one of New Zealand’s largest industries. Despite being an enduring powerhouse of the New Zealand economy, policy made for the sector, for hospitality, is fragmented, impractical and often devoid of the everyday realities of operations. “In order to rebuild the industry, we need a joined-up strategy to ensure a well-rounded, productive sector that is a vital contributor to social well-being, nationwide tourism and the growth of the wider New Zealand economy.”
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THERE’S A LOT IN THAT CUP
NEW ZEALAND SPIRITS COME OF AGE
By NZ Winegrowers
By the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association
Are Kiwis paying too much for a cup of coffee? No, they’re probably not paying enough. When you take the time to consider what goes into the daily brew, you soon realise there’s a lot in that cup. As an association built on coffee, we are often asked why different coffees are more expensive than others. We also get asked how much we should be paying for that cup of coffee. Legalities rightly keep us from “setting the price” or indeed setting the recipe for a flat white. What we can do is explain to consumers what they are paying for in that cup, and why they could or should potentially be paying more.
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By Dr Sue James, Chairperson, Distilled Spirits Aotearoa Kiwi’s palates are evolving. The cheerio with tomato sauce has evolved into porcini with crème fraiche, Gordon’s gin into New Zealand’s own double gold medal crafted botanical spirit. We are demanding premium local spirits, and our industry is delivering. The popularity of spirits in New Zealand has been steadily increasing – the sales volume of spirits has risen each year for the last five years, driven mainly by gin.
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What music is right for you? Getting the music right in your restaurant is as important as your lighting and décor. Music is a surprisingly powerful tool and affects your customers on a subconscious level. It becomes a key ingredient in distinguishing your brand experience and sets you apart from your competitors. But what music should you play? Loud, soft, up-tempo, slow, smooth jazz or pop music? OneMusic has created a simple checklist, backed up with stats from across the globe, to help you get your customers spending more thanks to your music choices.
Checklist for music in your business: 1. Define your brand’s sound 3. Turn it up (or down) Ask yourself what associations you want your customers to get from the music. What emotions do you want them to feel? Have they travelled to the destination your business is inspired by? |8 out of 10 customers buy French wine when French music is played1 |76% of restaurants that play music matching their menu seem more authentic to their customers than those that don’t2 |Take a 4.3% dive in sales if the music seems out of whack with your venue’s image2
2. Define your listeners
Who is the music played for and why? Is it for your employees or customers or both? Are they wanting variety or something that satisfies their taste in music? |Perception is different for each musical style. Pop music is youthful, exciting, and fashionable. Lounge music is upmarket and more sophisticated. Jazz music feels peaceful and fresh3 |68% said atmosphere created by music would influence their repeat business or recommendation4 |Motivate your staff with up-tempo music. 140 bpm increases the productivity of doing repetitive tasks by 30.7%5
Find the perfect balance in your volume. Play music too loud and you might be blocking the conversations of your patrons. Use music to your advantage by camouflaging noisy areas or bringing ‘dead zones’ to life. |‘The wrong music’, as in noisy or irritating, makes 44% of customers leave a business and 38% won’t come back6 |87% of people say it’s very important that the music being played has the right volume6
4. Test and learn
Try the music and volume on your employees and customers regularly. Ask them what they think. Change up the music to suit your busy times and quiet times. |Customers wait up to 26% longer when music is played than when no music is played7 |Slow-music at dinner = 56 minutes to eat and leave versus Fast-music at dinner = 45 minutes to eat and leave8
5. Get a licence
Music in your busines is different to listening to music at home, and you need permission (a licence) to play it.
Many music creators around the world earn an income by giving organisations, like ours, the right to collect and pay their royalties when a business plays the music they make. |Music is ranked third most difficult to live without in people’s daily lives, behind Internet and Mobile Phones6 |Eight in 10 people agree that musicians should be compensated for the commercial use of their music, and 87% believe that musicians should be paid for their work just like anyone else9
Research shows that getting the music right can add to your bottom line, strengthen your brand, improve productivity, and increase the chances of customers recommending your business to a friend. Your favourite musicians play a part in your business success, play a part in theirs with a music licence from us. 0800 800 663 onemusicnz.com/hospitality firstname.lastname@example.org
North, A. C., Hargreaves, D. J., & McKendrick, J. (1999). The influence of in-store music on wine selections. Journal of Applied Psychology. 2Soundtrack Your Brand/Swedish Retail Institute 2017 and SOCAN. 320 Vitera, T. and Keresztes, B.R., Stenden Hotel Management School The Netherlands. (2013). Music as an environmental factor in hospitality. 4SOCAN/Leger. Play On: Music is the Food of Business (company catalogue). 5Beer, A and Greitemeyer, T. (2018). The effects of background music on tipping behaviour in a restaurant: A field study. Psychology of Music, Vol 47. 6 Stim and SAMI 2011. 7Mouaid D. Al-Quds College Dept. of Management and Business Administration. (2016). How Music Tempo Affects Productivity of People Doing Repetitive Tasks. 8MilliR&C Guide 22 man, R.E. (1986) TheBuyer’s Influence of 20 Background Music on the Behavior of Restaurant Patrons. Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 13. 9Leger research conducted among 1,500 Canadians (2015). 1
INDUSTRY CONTINUES TOPROVIDE
By Gemma Carroll, PNZ Communications & Engagement
2021 saw the NZ potato industry experience supply chain disruption, changing protocols for health and safety and a polarisation in the greater community of Aotearoa, of political and health ideologies. Through it all we have continued to deliver the best NZ potatoes and produce the best NZ potato products.
he bigger challenge for our industry is how to both adapt to the climate crisis and mitigate any threats from it, such as extreme weather events and changing climate. Potatoes will play a major role in helping sustainably feed Aotearoa and the world, using less resources and requiring less land. Nutritional value per hectare is key. The high yields per hectare of potatoes make spuds an impressive food staple. Potatoes are low in calories, high in fibre, a source of protein and loaded with vitamins like Vitamin C and potassium.
Potatoes score very well on environmental impact, producing less CO2, lower nitrate leaching and requiring less water to produce than legumes, wheat, or rice. Spuds also require less area to grow, and 5kg can be produced in 1m², about ¼ of the area for equivalent in rice and much less than needed to produce a kilogram of legumes. The Barilla Center’s (sic) double food pyramid depicts the nutritional value of food and its environmental impact, with potatoes appearing in the base layer of the nutrition pyramid denoting high nutritional value and in the tip of the environmental pyramid
denoting low impact. New Season potatoes are in store now. It is the happiest time of year for spud lovers and the busiest time of year for our growers, in Northland, Pukekohe, Manawatu and Canterbury. Not only do our growers provide the best food for New Zealand consumers, but we also farm in a sustainable way, and we have strategic targets of net zero emissions by 2035. We are a +$1-billion-dollar industry and we ensure our grower levies are used to continue to improve potato breeding, environmental management, sustainable practices and to encourage healthy consumer choices, including free online foodservice training. Potatoes are part of a healthy diet and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, with recipes spanning cultures and loved through the generations. Check out our website for all thing’s potato, including great recipes www.potatoesnz.co.nz Go to the Chip Group website for free training and info www.thechipgroup.co.nz Follow us on FB, IG, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Ngā mihi nui, Gemma Carroll, PNZ Communications & Engagement.
Alexandra’s is a New Zealand company, passionate about spice and flavours, and delivering the highest quality product to its loyal customers. The team at Alexandra’s carefully select ingredients locally and from around the world, using only the freshest spices and herbs. Alexandra’s culinary experts then carefully blend flavours to produce authentic recipes to inspire cooking. Speak to Alexandra’s about bulk quantities of their products for catering, buffets, mobile food vans, restaurants, cafes, motels, pubs and bed and breakfasts. To find out more or to place an order, contact Alexandra’s today.
For more information call 09 570 4739 or email email@example.com
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Our famous Gourmet Beef Patties have been a hit around the globe for over 20 years - now it’s time for the next generation - the brand new Homestyle Beef Burger Patty. • • • • • •
Succulent New Zealand beef Rounder for better bun fit Thinner for faster cook time Rustic handmade look Part-cooked and individually frozen 22 patties per sleeve, 3 sleeves per carton.
To order now contact your distributor or Angel Bay rep, or go to: www.angelbay.co.nz.
At Barker’s Professional, innovation and creativity are key. Designed by chefs, Barker’s products offer solutions in a busy kitchen and deliver a premium taste.
Barker’s are the experts at hitting upon flavour combinations that inspire and excite foodservice customers who need to deliver great food and beverage experiences to their customer base every time. After 50 years, the Barker’s team is proud to say that they are still located on the original Geraldine site in the beautiful central South Island of New Zealand.
Brands include Barker’s Professional, Anathoth Farm, Bonne Maman, Best Buy and products are available through all normal foodservice channels. Please call Barker’s Professional for a free sample or to discuss how they can elevate your menu to the next level - find them online at www.barkersprofessional.nz and Instagram (@barkersprofessional).
For more information call 0800 227 537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CH’I DRINKS From its new base in Riverhead, New Zealand’s original herbal drinks producer is crafting herbally inspired drinks with natural ingredients. Ch’i is a New Zealand owned and managed drinks business. Their focus is on handcrafting herbal ingredients that give naturally “better for you” drinks, and lowering sugar content withour resorting to synthetic sweeteners.
REFLECT RECONNECT REJUVENATE For more about our latest drinks ideas and supply for your customers www.chidrinks.com email email@example.com Ask your Niell, Cropper & Co Representative
FLOATING DUTCHMAN RUM Floating Dutchman set out to create an original South African rum using the finest local ingredients.
Originating in Cape Town in 2016 it took 3 years to perfect the process. From perfecting the fermentation mix to selecting the distilling method the ambition grew to create an authentic drinking experience that would champion the region. Through a combination of traditional and modern methods we were able to create a truly unique South African experience. Our Cape Rum is aged in French oak barrels with hints of vanilla and chocolate and masterfully blended for an unrivalled finish. Our White Rum sees summer fruits and caramel give way to black berried on the palate for a smooth tart finish, while our Spiced Rum is made using a blend of spices and African botanicals, resulting in sweet citrus notes wrapped in a finish of light caramel. Now available here in New Zealand.
For more information contact Tanya Taljaard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Supplying quality Italian smallgoods to New Zealand supermarkets, hospitality trade and delicatessen wholesalers. Call us now for authentic quality Italian smallgoods.
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FARMLAND FOODS Farmland Foods started in a family butcher shop over 50 years ago and now, three generations later, it is one of New Zealand’s leading smallgoods producers. Still passionately family run on the farm in Bulls in the Rangitikei district, Farmland Foods employs over 100 local staff and has invested in state-of-the-art manufacturing and equipment to produce quality meats. From humble beginnings to today and beyond, Farmland Foods has always been committed to quality and innovation. For more information contact Brenda Trotman on 021 895 162, email email@example.com or visit www.flf.nz.
The team at Farmland are proud of their heritage and the way they do things with the utmost love, care and attention. They take great pride in selecting the best quality meats and preparing them for your customer’s enjoyment. Farmland Foods ‘honours the meat’ so you can honour it in your own way.
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Contact Farrah’s on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 FARRAH for more information. www.farrahsfoodservice.co.nz
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INDEPENDENT FISHERIES Nearly 60 years ago, Independent Fisheries started as a family fish and chip shop in Christchurch. Since then they’ve grown to be one of New Zealand’s biggest fishing companies but best of all they remain 100 percent Kiwi, family-owned and only catch and sell New Zealand fish. The company has Marine Stewardship Council accreditation, which means it has a strictly controlled and audited chain of custody. It can track everything it sells, back to the vessel it was caught on and the day it was caught. Restaurants can have full confidence in the fact that Independent Fisheries supplies only
100 percent New Zealand fish. The company takes pride in being a fishing company; they only sell what they catch themselves. Independent Fisheries offers a great range of quality processed fish fillets, from skinned southern blue whiting fillets, smoked hoki fillets and tempura whiting fillets to hoki loins and
For more information call 03 384 2344 or email email@example.com
crumbed whiting goujons. The company is committed to catching and supplying only wild caught, sustainable New Zealand fish.
ELEVATE YOUR SIDE DISHES!
SMOKEY BACON MAYO
MAC AND CHEESE
Much faster than a bechamel sauce, but just as tasty. Mix with yoghurt and your choice of cheeses for a Seriously Good side.
MEXICAN STREET CORN
Mix with sour cream, garlic and spices and paint your char-grilled corn with it.
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pulled jackfruit tacos a vegetarian dish So delicious, even the most avid meat-lover will approve. serves 8 | prep 15 mins | cook time 20 mins 2 (14-ounce) cans of jackfruit in brine, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 cloves minced garlic 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (optional) 3/4 cup Bull’s Eye Original BBQ Sauce
2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon orange zest To serve 4 radishes, thinly sliced cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
cup shredded red cabbage 1/4 cup Heinz Seriously Good Smokey Bacon Mayonnaise cup Wattie’s Corn Kernels 1 lime, cut into wedges 10 to 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas 1 ripe avocado, sliced or mashed Bull’s Eye Original BBQ Sauce to serve
1. Drain 2 cans of Jackfruit and using fingers or forks pull into shreds. 2. Sauté spices in olive oil with finely shredded onion, add Jackfruit and cook until slightly browned & crisp on edges. Stir in 3/4 cup Bull’s Eye Original BBQ Sauce and simmer. 3. Make the slaw using shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, cilantro and mix in 1/4 cup Heinz Seriously Good Smokey Bacon Mayonnaise. 4. Char corn kernels on the stove. 5. Assemble taco’s using corn tortillas, slaw, Jackfruit and top with avocado, lime and Bull’s Eye Original BBQ Sauce.
born and raised in the usa, bull’s-eye bbq sauce has been taking classic american bbq sauce flavour to the next level since 1985. Nothing but the real deal, bull’s-eye bbq sauces are full-bodied, smokey, and packed full of firepit spirit.
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Frutee Fabulous Fruits a delicious, 100% sugar-free sparkling drink.
A new innovation in the drink category – 100% Sugar Free Fruit Flavoured Drink!
Rio Gold delivers on flavour, with 70% less sugar than regular fruit juice.
Made from all natural colours and flavours, there’s a flavour for everyone to enjoy.
Kiwi Sunshine is a great family drink in a variety of fun colours and flavours.
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New Zealand based creators of fermented, raw, probiotic sauerkraut and kimchi. Living Goodness pride themselves on making premium quality and tasty fermented foods from locally grown vegetables and imported spices. They have six delicious flavours. The Sassy Sauerkraut a flavoursome version of the traditional sauerkraut, great with sausages and mashed potatoes; the Sum Yum Kimchi a traditional Korean-style spicy ferment, (vegan available for wholesale) a delicious garnish to any Asian dish. The Heartbeet Kraut a fermented cabbage and beetroot which gives a touch of colour and flavour to salads, the Super Superkraut with kale and seaweed pairing nicely with grilled fish or sushi. The spicy fermented Quick Draw Slaw a coleslaw fantastic on a cheese platter and the mild & tangy Naked Kraut simply cabbage
and salt sauerkraut. The mildly spicy Quick Draw Slaw a fermented coleslaw fantastic on a cheese platter and the tangy Naked Kraut a simple cabbage and salt sauerkraut. Fermented foods are a great addition to any dish – for a good gut feeling contact Living Goodness.
For more information call 0800 624 004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HANDCRAFTED BY LOAF
Loaf is a leading New Zealand bakery founded in 2004 to create high quality artisan breads. Loaf ’s breads and delectable sweet treats are handcrafted by a team of bakers using the finest ingredients. Loaf ’s products are made in New Zealand from all-natural high-quality ingredients with no artificial preservatives, fillers or anything else artificial.
The Loaf range is extensive and includes hundreds of different products for the foodservice industry as well as a retail range. The spectrum includes handcrafted breads, sourdoughs, cakes, slices, pastries, scones, muffins, doughnuts, buns and gluten free products. It includes hot favourites such as sliders, Loaf-nuts and bliss bites. Loaf ’s products can be found throughout New Zealand as well as Australia, America and Asia. For more information call 09 527 4354 or email email@example.com or visit www.loaf.co.nz
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COATED CAULIFLOWER BITES
Gluten-free and vegan friendly, BALLE FARMS Coated Cauliflower Bites will have Kiwis coming back for more. Created for bars, cafés, restaurants, fast-food and catering, BALLE FARMS Coated Cauliflower Bites are the perfect addition to any Summer menu. Made from 100% New Zealand grown produce, par-fried in 100% canola oil, and blast frozen these versatile bites can be deep fried; or for a healthier option they can be oven baked or air fried. A premium product with a high margin that will fit seamlessly into any takeout, delivery, or snack menu.
For more information visit www.mrchips.co.nz
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OMEGA SEAFOOD Omega Seafood is a family owned and operated business, it produces a delicious range of premium cooked Greenshell mussels and Littleneck clams. These versatile and convenient morsels can be eaten straight from the packet or used anywhere live would normally be used. Omega Seafood’s mussels and clams have their ‘all natural’ flavour sealed in, and will keep in your fridge for 12months with no additives.
For more information call Lizzie Redwood on 0273780250, email email@example.com or visit www.omegaseafood.com.
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Since 1989, we’ve been bringing the finest European foods and ingredients to New Zealand so that you can create a world class menu. We have an experienced nationwide team, based locally to assist with your tailored needs. Please reach out to your local Reso representative on the contact details listed below. T: (09) 414 2522 / 11 Vega Place, Rosedale, Auckland 0632 / www.reso.co.nz Ruth Beggs Tony Saunders Nationwide Nationwide T: 021 664 731 T: 021 526 535 E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOLOMONS GOLD CHOCOLATE PIECES Only two ingredients - cacao and coconut sap sugar so naturally vegan and organic √ Free from gluten,dairy,nuts and soy √ Kosher and HACCP certified and locally produced in an allergen free factory √ Available in different sizes and flavours
For more information, visit solomonsgold.co.nz, contact Glenn Yeatman on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 574 3022
McJaggery White Rum 43%ABV - 750ML An award winning rum new to the market this year McJaggery is something altogether better. We’ve thrown the Molasses overboard and made it from natural sugarcane jaggery to create a clean, balanced rum that makes the perfect refreshing summer drink! With light tropical fruit and green citrus notes this will stand out in your cocktail.
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WALNUTS NEW ZEALAND Think a walnut is a walnut? Think again. Heart Foundation recommends that everyone eat 30g of nuts every day. Like most foods, freshness is key to optimal nutrition. Walnuts New Zealand supplies whole walnuts, halves, pieces, meal, oil and dukkha in pack sizes to suit every customer. Choosing Walnuts New Zealand means you’re opting for delicious, superior quality walnuts, reducing food miles and being part of New Zealand’s local food story. Walnuts New Zealand – closer, fresher, tastier.
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When it comes to nuts, freshness is everything. Once cracked the clock is ticking on flavour, texture and nutritional value. Imported walnuts are cracked many months before they get to New Zealand, meaning that they are well past their prime by the time you use them. Walnuts New Zealand’s walnuts are grown right here in New Zealand, and cracked to order, meaning you get the freshest walnuts around. You can taste the difference – crisp, sweet and flavoursome. Simply delicious and so versatile. Walnuts New Zealand is a co-operative of around 50 passionate growers based in Canterbury, nurturing their orchards over decades and sharing expertise to bring customers the highest quality, freshest walnuts. The orchards limit spray usage, and all nuts are tested to be free of any spray residues. Plus, the trees are great for the environment – they live for hundreds of years absorbing carbon and releasing oxygen every day. As the “king of nuts”, walnuts are renowned for their high omega-3 healthy oils, as well as protein, fibre and minerals. The New Zealand
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We offer two variations, original and Raspberry Delight. Perfect for a healthy snack on the go... the ideal gluten free, vegan friendly option for your cabinet.
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We develop exciting new products that are on trend, taste delicious and are quick and easy to cook. Everything is designed to go from freezer to table in under 10 minutes.
We have an extensive range of Asian, Japanese, Mexican and Indian inspired products. For enquiries on these or our other quality products, please contact your local United Fisheries Account Manager or Distributor.
Venerdi is a New Zealand owned specialty gluten free bread manufacturer. Venerdi has worked with, and supply many international, well-known food service brands, and are proud that the impeccable Venerdi products have earned their trust. Its aim is to provide you with products of the highest standard so you can be confident of an outstanding level of customer satisfaction – without any compromise on taste or texture. Since 2002, Venerdi’s foodservice range has grown to include a variety of quality pizza bases, buns, bread, bagels and bread mixes. It also offers the overwhelmingly popular Gluten Freedom artisan sourdough, vegan range, along with the Venerdi Paleo bread. Paleo Super Seeded is a dense, delicious loaf that is a firm favourite with smashed avocado and perfectly poached eggs for many cafés throughout the country. Venerdi are innovators at heart, so if there is a product that you are after, get in touch as they are always open to new and exciting ideas.
For more information call +64 9 813 5481, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.venerdifoodservice.co.nz.
Pancakes Crepes • Ask your wholesaler for Marcel’s Pancakes • Gluten free crepes & vegan minis available!
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QUALITY U.S. PORK Superior, Sustainable, Nutritious. Trust US to deliver.
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ADVANCED REFRIGERATION LTD. Advanced Refrigeration offers a large range of chillers and freezers, in all leading brands, available on rental hire or for sale.
Finance can be arranged on sales of as-new and new chillers and freezers. All sales are supported by refrigeration service personnel. Advanced Refrigeration offers a nationwide supply and service where required and has almost four decades of commercial refrigeration experience under the same New Zealand ownership. It’s always great to check your amperage draw on your refrigeration systems and consider what’s now available and also to arrange your six monthly or 12 monthly service programme. For more information call 09 373 9996 or visit www.fridge-freezer.co.nz
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CONFOIL BAKERY PRODUCTS
Confoil offers an extensive range of products to the baking industry including parchment muffin wraps, decorative paper baking moulds, vegetable parchment flan trays and baking paper. Our muffin wraps are perfect for promoting your muffins and cakes. The stock lines include both plain and printed varieties in white or brown and seasonal prints are also available. These muffin wraps can be customised with your logo and corporate colours, but minimum quantities do apply. The exquisite Italian-made Novacart decorated paper-baking moulds can be used in either the microwave or oven and they hold their shape during the cooking process. The perforated bases eliminate excess moisture allowing you to bake and serve in the mould. New to the range is the vegetable parchment flan trays, their rolled edges make them suitable for production lines and ideal for use with metal detection devices. These trays are great for your sweet or savoury products and as you bake in the tray you don’t have to clean tins and pans. Locally manufactured to accredited standards, with all relevant food packaging certifications you can be safe in the knowledge that the packaging is clean and hygienic.
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After 30 Years of distributing and servicing AMANA and then Menumaster ovens, the Searchfield Food Service team is moving to a new dedicated company. Same great people, same great service. Microwave ovens cut energy costs by only using energy when cooking – eliminating the need for pre-cooking and holding. During the cooking process, existing water molecules within the food are activated to create steam and shorten cook times even more. Plus there’s no need for costly ventilation.
The next step up is the Xpress range (pictured). These have convection and forced air options that maintain crispness and freshness. The forced air (impinger) also allows us to brown and crisp while at the same time using microwaves to heat. Only the best for your kitchen.
For more information call 09 444 9078, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cooktech.co.nz
EUROTEC LIMITED EURO TEC Ltd, based in Penrose, Auckland, have been supplying and supporting temperature measurement technology to the Food Industry for over 35 years.
We are proud of our Kiwi ownership and the global technologies we offer to our clients, and of a reputation second to none for quality products and technical competence. With branches in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, our experienced team are committed to providing our customers with total quality service. Eurotec are the authorized distributor for Testo products in New Zealand and have been
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working with Testo to provide high quality food safety equipment to the NZ food sector. Testo are market leaders in thermometers, pH testers, oil testers and data loggers for food safety that can be used across a variety of applications, from carrying out spot-check measurements in restaurants or large kitchens or in the transport and storage of foods. Testo has been in business for a milestone 64 years and this longevity in the industry is a testament to the success and quality of their products. Wherever temperature needs to be recorded, Testo measures up and helps you keep compliant with the relevant regulations. In the food industry, temperature measurements are part of the daily routine and the quality of food products can only be tested and guaranteed by precise measurements. Whether you are a restaurant chef, local bakery, supermarket, hotel, school canteen or takeaway shop, the food safety act applies to you. In 2016, Eurotec established the Testo NZ online store to allow small to medium food service providers to easily purchase quality food safety instruments from a trusted brand and local supplier to help them adhere to their food safety plan. Testo’s range of instruments for the food industry are all HACCP International certified
and therefore guarantee the accurate measuring results needed for compliance with the relevant regulations. To find out more you can visit our website www.eurotec.co.nz and view the range of Testo Food Safety Instruments at www.testo.nz
For more information Ph: 09 579 1990, email email@example.com or visit www.eurotec.co.nz 750c Great South Road, Penrose Auckland, 1061
Gilmours is your one stop shop From food & beverage, to packaging, cleaning, sanitising and more - we have what your business needs at wholesale prices. Fresh Produce
Chilled & Frozen
Wine & Beer
S OF ALLSORT S COURSE ORTS S L L A R FO LE OF PEOP Our tutors are industry experts and bring the subject alive in a creative fun way with real stories and experience.
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Industry Training Solutions
Established in 2001, we set out to deliver training to industry and the wider community. Our mission is simple – To deliver quality training – and to do what we do, do well. We offer all sorts of courses for all sorts of people ITS provide vital training and courses for those in the hospitality and service sectors, but also the whole community. Our LIVE Online courses are superior, supportive and simply the best - with tutors who are industry experts who bring the subjects alive in a creative, fun way with real stories and experience. Selection of courses available: Licence Controller Qualification Comprehensive Food Safety Hospitality Skills Essentials L2 or L3 Success in Retail Workplace Communication Manage Substance Impairment in the Workplace Self-Management Skills The Mana Ako Mahi (Pride in Learning and Work) courses, are uniquely crafted packages, which are suitable for workplaces, iwi and community groups. These blended packages allow you to learn at your own pace and upskill from your own home.
Call 0800 464 487 Level 1, 515 Main Street, Palmerston North, 4410 NZ - 06 356 2736 460 Ulster Street, Hamilton, 3200 NZ - 07 839 5973
DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED IN AUSTRALIA TO MEET AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND STANDARDS
Airex’s extensive range of refrigeration and display products, exclusive to Stoddart, has been designed and tested in Australia to master the elements of its diverse climate. Airex’s innovative and sleek line-up will fit seamlessly into any commercial setting, in retail, commercial kitchens, cafés, in either front or back of house applications. Providing outstanding food safety standards, hygiene and high-quality components, Airex sets a new standard for refrigeration and display within the food service market.
Southern Hospitality Ltd is a New Zealand owned and operated hospitality supply company. We offer our customers market leading innovative products across a large range of categories.
Our core products fall into the these key areas; • Cutlery, Crockery & Glassware • Kitchenware, Bakeware and Chef Utensils • Cooking, Benchtop & Dishwashing Equipment • Refrigeration and Ice Machines • Stainless Steel Benches and Extraction Systems • Disposables, chemicals and other cleaning products Across these categories you will find our collection of world leading brands, many of which are manufactured right here in New Zealand! We have 14 locations nationwide and our experienced salesforce are available to offer assistance whenever required. Additional to this our Online Store has been developed to assist customers who prefer web ordering. Please have a look at our innovative range today at www.southernhospitality.co.nz
Tevalis deliver award winning Point of Sale solutions to the hospitality industry across the UK with continued growth across Australia and New Zealand. At Tevalis, we understand that no two hospitality businesses operate exactly the same and therefore, neither should their EPOS and Enterprise solutions. Through years of experience, we approach this by providing a tailored technology suite to every client, focusing on a connected EPOS, Enterprise and Integrated platform which has the flexibility and reliability to meet operators’ specific requirements today and in the future. This is what Tevalis call the Technology Ecosystem model. The Tevalis Technology Ecosystem model showcases the suite of software solutions, developed in house, across three key layers. On-Premise: Explore bespoke, hospitality driven software which operates on a range of high performing touchscreen till points, selfservice kiosks, kitchen screens and the latest in handheld ordering. Enterprise Suite: Seamlessly integrating with the Tevalis On-Premise solutions are
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the Tevalis suite of industry leading, cloudbased management applications such as Stock Management, Business Analytics and Centralised Management. Integrations: It’s Tevalis’ focus to ensure every operator receives a connected and best of breed technology system. That’s why it integrated with other experts across a range of core areas including Payment Services, Reservation, Finance and Property Management platforms. Alongside this, investing in a new EPOS technology system with Tevalis, is more than just the software and hardware purchased. It’s also an investment and a guaranteed commitment from the Tevalis teams to ensure each operation receives support before, during and after the deployment of their technology suite. The foundation for this is our range
of implementation services that each client experiences as part of their new Tevalis Point of Sale partnership. Discover the Tevalis Technology Ecosystem today.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 838 254 www.tevalis.com
The solution you need. Intelligent self-cleaning combi ovens for foodservice professionals that grills, fries, roasts, sears, smokes, cooks with steam and much more. Its automatic cooking cycles and intelligent functions create impeccable and consistent results every time, From a 40 tray to a 3 tray and everything in between, with the ability to configure stacked solutions and adding accessories.
™ The choice with no compromises. The first ever self-washing combi speed oven: the perfect combination of quality and speed. SPEED-X™ includes the revolutionary technology of HYPER.Speed and Digital.ID™
™ Two hearts, one soul. The first ever baking speed oven: a convection oven and a speed oven in a single piece of equipment, Small footprint, maximum profit.
The future of food. The first ever Hot Fridge. A unique piece of equipment that preserves cooked meals for up to 72 hours at the temperature you will serve them, using a combination of extremely accurate temperature and atmosphere control.
A solution for every need! Contact us today to find out more about the complete Unox range UNOX NEW ZEALAND
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