Thursday, 10 March 2016

Celebrate Spring

Celebrate Spring
Life’s a picnic

Being stuck in the office all week simply isn’t good for the soul, especially if the sun is shining and the birds are jovially singing outside. On days like these, your employees might end up feeling cooped up or demotivated, and you might even catch them gazing longingly out of a window at the inviting view. When the sun comes out, it can be refreshing to step away from the stuffy work environment and breathe in the fresh air that Mother Nature has to offer. It can even be stimulating for the brain and reenergise discontented staff members who are fed up of the same old uninspiring desk.

If you have an upcoming meeting or a team building event, why not go outside and organise a picnic? Does that sound like a lot of work? Well, it really isn’t!

Sometimes when we think of picnics, we think of endlessly chopping up ingredients, buttering bread until our hands hurt and running around worrying about keeping drinks cool. But, at Jasper's Catering Services, we do all the hard work for you so you can just sit back and enjoy the sun with our event catering. We offer a unique and tailored picnic package to cater for all kinds of palates, all of which come in beautifully presented boxes. From firm favourites to more unique choices, there is something to tantalise every taste bud.

Spring into action with an Easter event

When it comes to typical work functions, Christmas and Halloween always seem to outshine the Easter festivities. You could make this year an exception and celebrate the onset of spring with a large-scale picnic for you and your colleagues. From egg rolling to chocolate treasure hunts to face painting, Easter can be just as much fun for the grownups as the kids.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Seasonal goodies

Spring is all about new beginnings; it’s that glorious time of the year when you see bulbs coming into bloom and the land shaking off the damp dreary winter (particularly this winter!). So which types of foods are flourishing, and which key ingredients could you incorporate into your recipes to celebrate this hopeful season?


Juicy citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits are ripe and ready to eat this time of the year. If you’re planning a buffet, why not freshen things up with fruit salad or fruity skewers instead of (or as well as!) cakes. Jasper’s Catering Services offers a diverse range of fruit dishes, as well as boxed fruit delivery to your workplace, making it easy to get your five a day,  every day:


There are a variety of vegetables that are in season during March, April and May, including cabbage, leeks, potatoes, spring onions, purple sprouting brocolli and watercress. Jasper’s Bamboo range offers a range of lighter and different buffets options including salads and filled flatbreads and wraps which make a change from the favoured buffet sandwich! Served in beautiful contemporary bamboo bowls, our Bamboo buffet range is perfect to share and always has the wow factor:


Make like a Spring chicken! It’s delicious complimented at home with lemon and fresh herbs such as parsley, chives and mint. Always a favourite with our customers, Jasper’s serves chicken many ways: spicy wings, drumsticks, marinated skewers, in our sandwiches, wraps and rolls and our warming chicken curry.

Special seasonal events

Spring offers a whole host of landmark events, so organise a get-together with friends and colleagues and enjoy lots of fab food at work! Any excuse! There is St. Patrick’s Day (17 March), Easter (25-28 March), the Queen’s Anniversary (21 April), St. George’s Day (23 April) and May Day (2 May).

The BBC’s Good Food website has an excellent calendar showing seasonal foods. Go to: