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

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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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The COVID-19 situation has evolved further, and with the whole of NZ reverting to Level 4,  Markwell Foods NZ is mostly operating as usual.

With Markwell Foods NZ being an essential service, we will still be operating as usual during the lockdown (while adhering to MOH Covid level alert measures).

Should any of the above situations change, we will work with you as a priority to meet your requirements. Rest assured that our dedicated team is committed to ensuring your continuity of business through these unprecedented times. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Be safe, be well, and be kind.

We’re in the news!

“Proper Crisps promoted their gourmet cracker range; while the teams at Food Nation and Markwell Foods cooked up a storm to feed the crowds with their delightful products (to name just a few).”

Our Shore Mariner Poke Bowls (Cooked & Peeled ShrimpTuna CubesMango and Seaweed Salad) which have been a hit at the show was also featured in the magazine.

Read FMCG Business – July 2021 issue here (Page 36-37)

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.

The COVID-19 situation has evolved further, and with Auckland back at level-3 lockdown and NZ to alert level 2, Markwell Foods NZ is mostly operating as usual.

At this stage, we will be running the same protocol as the previous Level 3 (Auckland) and Level 2 (rest of NZ) lockdowns two weeks ago (15-17 February 2021).

Should any of the above situation change, we will work with you as a priority to meet your requirements. Rest assured that our dedicated team is committed to ensuring your continuity of business through these unprecedented times. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Be safe, be well and be kind.

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: 

 

With Auckland moving into level-3 lockdown and NZ to alert level 2, this means business is mostly as usual at Markwell Foods NZ. We are committed to remain open to meet all your expectations as normal.

Should any of the above situation change, we will work with you as a priority to meet your requirements. Rest assured that our dedicated team is committed to ensuring your continuity of business through these unprecedented times.

 

For further queries, feel free to contact us

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. 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. Fish Sliders – By Jamie Oliver

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

3. Vegan Falafel Sliders

Butlers Falafels makes offering vegan sliders 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

Summer is just around the corner and it’s not too late to add some freshness to your summer menu. Açaí bowls are the perfect summer menu refresher. Serve them for breakfast, brunch, lunch or as a fruity dessert.

One: Start with Sambazon Açaí …

Sambazon Açaí makes it quick and easy to create Acai Bowls. Offering  Açaí Pulp or  Scoopable Açaí Sorbet, you can choose what best suits your needs.

Two: Choose your toppings

There are so many different flavours and toppings that go with Acai.  Try the three below or come up with your own creation.

 

Banana Berry Açaí bowl 

Scoop as much Sambazon Açaí Sorbet into your bowl as you want; add muesli, frozen berries, sliced banana, and sprinkle with coconut chips.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Açaí Bowl

Blend and Original Açaí Pulp Sachet with 1 cup of non-dairy milk, 1/2 cup of frozen berries, and a spoonful of cocoa powder.  Drizzle with peanut butter and top with mueslidark chocolate chunks, and fruit

Summer Fruits Açaí Bowl

Blend an Unsweetened Açaí Pulp Sachet with 1/2 cup of coconut milk and 1 cup of frozen mango. Top with fresh summer fruitmueslipistachios, and coconut flakes.

Did you know we have a range of frozen fruit & berries too?

Our range includes… Frozen Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries, Tropical Fruit Mix, Mango, Mixed Berries, and more!

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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 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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