Eat-in or take-away? Catering for the picnic season

22 April, 2013

With the first hints of warm weather headed our way, now seems like the perfect time for BAKO North Western to share a simple way for local café and bakery owners to attract extra trade this summer.

We Brits are notorious for putting aside our woollies and heading outside as soon as the sun starts showing its face, even if the temperatures aren’t quite tropical. For foodies, this love of the great outdoors can mean only one thing; picnic time.

As consumers across the North West head for nearby parks and beaches, bakers have a key opportunity to tap into this seasonal trend by putting together meal deals or take-away sets as a ready-to-go option for hungry picnickers.

Taking this as our inspiration, we’ve put together suggestions for the perfect picnic, from BAKO North Western’s extensive array of fresh food and baking supplies.

sandwich filler

Sandwich Staples

No picnic is complete without sandwiches, and they provide a chance for bakers to really shine since pre-packaged sandwiches can never compare to freshly baked bread. A wide array of sandwich fillers from Big Sandwich and specially formulated bread mixes from Bakels and Ireks, make preparing the ultimate picnic staple that little bit easier.

Tasty Pastries

Crisp, flaky pastries make another delectable picnic option. From meaty BAKO sausage rolls to Vegetarian-friendly choices like Lantmannen tomato swirls or BAKO cheese and onion pasties, there’s something to suit all tastes.

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Sweet Tooth

Sweet treats can be as simple or as complicated to prepare as a baker wishes, and are always a popular choice with customers. Core baking ingredients, BAKO frostings and fudgeices can be whipped up into unique and enticing cupcake designs, while ready-prepared BAKO brownie or Dawn cookie mixes represent a no-fuss addition to a lunchtime feast.

Frostings and cake mixes

Thirst Quenchers

As a one-stop shop for food and catering supplies, BAKO also stocks a range of bottled drink options to wash down a delicious al-fresco meal, including major brands like Coca Cola, Fruit Shoot and Ribena.

fruit shoot

Have we left anything out? We’d love to hear from local café owners, bakers and chefs on which snacks you feel a picnic really can’t do without.

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