Labour Saving Products

Research we carried out earlier this year shows reduced staff numbers and high labour costs are key challenges facing our customers. To save time in the kitchen and maximise sales when you reopen your business, Chef Clément’s shares some of our labour-saving products and tips on how to use them below.


American Style Pancakes 12cm


These are thick, fluffy and always consistent. Simply heat and serve with choice of fresh fruits, fresh cream, bacon and maple syrup.

Belgian Sugar Waffles


Save time by using this readymade product – a sweet, caramelised, dense waffle, ideally served warm. Again, heat and serve with a choice of toppings.


Pidy Gourmet 6 Vol-au-Vent 8cm


A classic puff pastry vol-au-vent case that can be filled and baked or filled and kept cold ready to reheat.


Pidy Gourmet Quiche 11cm


This blind baked, individual tart shell is a great base for you to create your own recipes of quiches and savoury tarts.

Manor Farm Frozen Steam Cooked Chicken Wings


Straight from your freezer to the fryer, reduce prepping time as well as waste with these steamed and individually quick-frozen chicken wings. These meaty and delicious wings are ready in minutes.

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

530675 (Case) | 530676 (Split)

Pre-marinated and already slow-cooked, this product will save you hours! Create your own signature flavour by adding your own spices, favours and sauces.

Sides & Sauces

Peka Potatoes Range

Our Peka range of prepared potatoes feature all-natural ingredients and are free from preservatives. Suitable for most cooking methods including pan or grill frying, steaming or roasting they are a real time saver, without losing out on quality.

511105 – Peka Baby Potatoes
520467 – Peka Mash Potato
776701 – Peka Potato & Vegetable Gratin
446410 – Peka Potato Gratin
446418 – Peka Potate Wedges with Rosemary
760248 – Peka Roasting Potatoes

Machpie Sauce Hollandaise


A buttery, zesty and very versatile sauce. It can withstand high temperatures without splitting and it also makes a great base for a bearnaise sauce.

Frozen Vegetables

Trimmed, washed and pre-blanched, save time in the kitchen
while bringing colour and flavour to your dishes.

731578 – Musgrave Excellence Mixed Vegetables
523373 – Musgrave Excellence Broccoli 4 To 6cm

Ardo Long Grain Rice Cooked


Fully cooked and pre-portioned meaning no waste. Cook straight from frozen by steaming, boiling or stir-frying.

Ardo Vegetable Purées

Made with 100% vegetables and no added salt, these purées are a great quality product and are easy to use. Reduce your mise en place time, simply season to your taste with herbs and spices and serve as dips or side dishes. My favourite is to infuse the carrot purée with a few fennel seeds to serve with a roast duck breast.

740662 – Ardo Celeriac Purée
740632 – Ardo Pea Purée
740650 – Ardo Carrot Purée


Musgrave Excellence Brownie Traybake


A great tasting Belgian dark chocolate brownie. Presliced, it can be heated straight from the freezer and served with vanilla ice cream. A great labour and waste saver!


Espresso Martini

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail mixer with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass. Great if you don’t have access to a coffee machine and even if you do, your staff can now save time by not having to brew fresh coffee.

769475 – 60ml Finest Call Espresso Martini
767325 – 45ml Absolut Blue Vodka
527490 – 45ml Tia Maria