1 Paradise in a dip
This new range of up market dips from boutique food producer Paradise Beach Purveyors is winning plenty of praise in awards around Australia. After success at the Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show earlier this year the range has now received more recognition at the recent Dairy Industry Association of Australia (NSW) Awards. At the Sydney Royal Paradise Beach received the Champion Dip Or Dairy Dessert Award for its Pesto Swirl, Most Successful Dip And Dairy Dessert Exhibitor as well as two gold and two silver medal. At the DIAA awards it received four golds, for dips in its range including Pesto Swirl, Smoked Trout & Chives, Classic Basil Pesto, and Chargrilled Red Pepper Pesto, and silver for its Chilli Crab with Thai Chilli Jam and Tzatziki dips. For more information see www.paradisebeach.ws
2 Cutting edge
The CT-Edge knife range is the newest addition to the Chefs Toolbox’s range of quality kitchenware. These knives were designed in Australia by the Chefs Toolbox with the aim of developing a range of knives which was a design masterpiece using the best materials and the most modern design concepts, but at an affordable price. The CT knives are made from fine stainless steel, resisting rust, stains and corrosion for years of use. Each knife is carefully weighted to ensure perfect balance in the hand. The smooth contours and seamless construction eliminate food and dirt traps while the ergonomic handle is carefully designed to fit your hand perfectly, making cutting a breeze. The handle also features a non-slip surface which provides a very secure hold. The knives are fully forged so hold their edge for maximum performance and durability, and are hand-polished and honed. The set comes in a handsome gift box and have a lifetime guarantee. The RRP ranges from $35 to $110 with the set priced at $359 including six knives, a set of kitchen shears and a slick glass display case.
3 Award-winning range gets bigger
After receiving major acclaim from the foodservice industry for its new 'heat & serve' omelette range, Sunny Queen is rolling out new variants and sizes. In addition to their 120gm Ham & Cheese, Feta & Spinach and Bacon, Mushroom & Tomato omelettes, they have added a new 80gm omelette range to the Sunny Queen Fresh range, plus a plain unfilled variant (in both sizes), to meet the growing needs of customers looking to add their own special twist to this healthy favourite. The omelettes are made with fresh farm eggs and ingredients then snap frozen. They can be heated straight from the freezer in a microwave, ready to serve in just two minutes delivering a heat and serve omelette with a homemade taste. The 120gm range is now available from wholesalers, priced at under $2. You can call the service team on 1300 780 055 for more details.
4 Sweet offerings
Nestle FoodServices is steadily increasing the range in its premium artisan bakery brand Patisserie d’Artiste offering great opportunities for foodservice business with its quality handmade patisseries, cakes and desserts which combine classical cooking with contemporary design and presentation. Nestle’s recently expanded the range with the addition of Patisserie d’Artiste cookies designed to be served warm. Together these two premium quality offerings exemplify baking excellence, providing a fabulous selection that any café, restaurant, function centre or caterer would be proud to serve. Patisserie d’Artiste handmade patisseries, cakes and desserts are beautifully presented and include rich gateaux, indulgent classic cakes, tarts, cheesecakes and individual desserts as well as convenient portion control catering trays which have been hand-decorated by pastry chefs and yield a greater volume of product than standard size trays. All of the products are made from scratch by a team of dedicated artisan bakers, using traditional methods and quality ingredients. They’re snap-frozen to help maintain a fresh flavour and quality presentation and the production process is certified to internationally recognised HACCP standards for more information contact Nestlé FoodServices on 1800 632 981.
5 Touch of mystery for snack range
The Majans Bhuja range of snacks positions itself as being as ‘fiery and exotic as the Kama Sutra’ and promising to set taste buds ablaze. The different varieties in the Australian-made range is infused with traditional Indian flavours and are cholesterol and gluten free, high in fibre, low in GI and high in protein. Bhuja mixes come in four assortments—Original Mix, Cracker Mix, Nut Mix and Fruit Mix. They are great for a range of snacking situations.
6 Cookies from the mountains
New in the premium cookie market is Snowy Mountains Cookies which specialises in the art of making tasty, hand-baked cookies it says are literally bursting with delicious, chunky ingredients with a select collection to suit all tastes. Snowy Mountains Cookies is a new business based in the South East Region of NSW by husband and wife team Daisy and Nolen Oayda. Snowy Mountains Cookies are made without preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. Free range eggs and Australian-owned and made Willow Chocolate are preferred ingredients. The cookies are presented in several ways including gift boxes, glass jars filled with taste-size 20gm cookies, large 80gm cookies individually wrapped and a small, two-pack of 20gm cookies, specifically designed for hotel room complimentary inclusions or mini bars.