Aviko’s new mini gratins – parsnip and Jerusalem artichoke, and asparagus and parmesan – have been awarded an endorsement from the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Following in the footsteps of the company’s mash, roast potatoes, and cream and cheese gratins, the newly endorsed products offer caterers hassle-free premium sides, which can be served within minutes meaning operators are able to focus on other elements of their menu. Their superior long holding time – in excess of one hour – also makes them perfect for banqueting menus.
Tested by chefs throughout the foodservice sector, the parsnip and Jerusalem artichoke mini gratins made with specially selected potatoes, real cream, emmental cheese, chives, parsley and chervil, and asparagus and parmesan mini gratins made with fresh cream and lemon juice, were found to be “very tasty” with “lots of flavour”. It was also noted that they are “very easy to prepare”.
Mohammed Essa, general manager UK & Ireland, said: “Our products are developed by chefs for chefs and we’re extremely proud that the number of Craft Guild of Chefs endorsed products in our range is growing. This proves we’re not only continuing to serve innovative products, but caterers can also be assured that our range also delivers consistently high quality. Kitchens are often under a great deal of pressure during peak meal times so we strive to make menus easier for them.”
Aviko’s mini gratins can be ready in 12 minutes using a convection oven or 20 minutes in a traditional oven, and are ideal when catering for large groups.