PubChef's pick of the latest products
A must for chefs
What: Speciality balsamic vinegar Morbido
Who: iB Food
What iB Food says: The latest addition to the Aggazzotti range, Morbido is a sweet & sour dressing obtained from a blend of aged wine vinegar and cooked musts of Modenese grapes matured in wood casks. Its subtle flavour and low acidity make this delicate dressing an ideal addition to salads and vegetables and lends itself wonderfully to fish recipes.
More info: Call 0800 2525222 or visit www.ibfood.com
Use your loaf
What: Restaurant Collection range of seven premium Continental breads
Who: Kara Foodservice
What Kara Foodservice says: "Customers can enhance their margin with these products - either because consumers value them more or they form the basis of a more attractive sandwich offer." The range includes a 100g ciabatta sandwich and 140g organic half-baguette delicette.
More info: Visit www.karafs.co.uk
What: Mövenpick sweet and sour sorbets
What Schöller says: "These two very different, but exquisite sorbets are part of the Mövenpick range: a balsamic vinegar sorbet, and a coconut and lemongrass sorbet. Both of these new sorbets are available in 2.4 litre tubs at £9.95 each.
More info: Call 01483 205500 or visit www.scholleruk.com
What: Knorr Americas sauces
Who: Unilever Foodsolutions
What Unilever Foodsolutions says: "The reformulated, prepared sauces, including sweet hickory BBQ, salsa, chilli, cajun and fajita, can be poured over prepared meat, fish or vegetables, creating mouth-watering meals in minutes. Available in cases of 2 x 2.2 litre with a 12-month shelf life.
More info: Call 0800 7833728 or visit
What: Veggie Patch Shropshire Blue and caponata tart
What 3663 says: "This creamy cheese tart filled with caponata vegetables is encased in hand-finished tomato and black olive pastry." Available in 8 x 315g packs.
More info: 0870 3663100 or www.3663.co.uk
What: Ready-baked premium pie wedges
Who: 3G Food Service and Seafood Solutions
What 3G says: "A fantastic premium range of shaped pies, ready baked. The pies on offer include steak, ale & Stilton and steak & ale pie, made from delicious prime cuts of Yorkshire beef marinated in Theakston's Old Peculier Ale. The range also includes Provençale vegetables & goat's cheese pie; chicken, leek & ham pie and chicken & woodland mushroom pie. The pies are supplied in 12 x 280g packs, with a list price of £1.47 to £1.54 per portion.
More info: Call 0870 8505213 or visit www.3gfoodservice.co.uk
What: Premium coffee blends
What Twinings says: "The range uses 100% Arabica coffee beans for a smooth, intense flavour and aroma. By taking characteristics from each origin and blending them, these blends offer premium taste delivery. Three blends are available: rich, decaf and mellow in a two-cup cafetière and pour-and-serve format. A medium-roast espresso is also available."
More info: Caterers can claim free samples of Twinings Coffee Blends online by visiting www.twiningsfs.co.uk
What: New Signature Beef Jus
Who: Essential Cuisine
What Essential Cuisine says: "This is the ultimate jus solution, specially developed to meet the exacting demands of the discerning chef. Recommended by the Craft Guild of Chefs, its beef bones, vegetables and herbs make it a perfect professional sauce base.
More info: Call 0870 0501133 or visit