Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Jasper's new buffet finger foods

Jasper's is thrilled to launch our new range of finger foods, available in Classic Buffet Catering menus from the start of July 2017. We have spent  months developing the new range with our in-house team, suppliers and customer feedback groups. The aim has been to continue to deliver what our customers love while providing new innovations of flavour, variety, colour and nutritional diversity in our buffet catering menus. 
Each platter of finger food comes with a vegetarian alternative, and our new marinated chicken skewers and vegetarian skewers are now gluten free - we worked with our suppliers to change the recipe of the marinade so this is the case!

We have also adapted the recipe of classic and vegetarian sausage rolls - we are sure you'll agree that they taste better than ever. The same goes for our pakoras, samosas and bhajis which are handmade to authentic recipes. Our savoury pies and quiches are also handmade.

Our tasty taco cups are cheeky new additions that will certainly brighten up your buffet catering - they come in three flavours: Mexican chicken, BBQ chicken and vegetarian three bean salad.

Mini pizzas are another new item on the menu, along with spicy teriyaki-marinated sausage skewers with sesame and chilli flakes, and Southern-fried Quorn skewers (V).

Wraps come in a number of new varieties including Moroccan falafel (V) and chicken tikka.

We are confident that our customers will love the new finger food range from Jasper's and that we continue to offer more choice than any other caterer.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Catering for your greatest asset

Food is not only essential for life, but is also one of life’s greatest pleasures. Almost every event of significance involves catering: weddings, christenings, birthdays, Christmas and New Year’s Eve just for starters. The food can often be the most memorable parts of these occasions and the memories created by these events stick with us forever, and bind all those involved for pretty much the rest of our lives.

Given that we spend over half our waking life at work - and that without humans businesses cannot exist - why is it that we don’t at least once a week cater for our whole work force?

Why don’t we regularly bring everyone together on an otherwise dull Monday lunchtime? or celebrate the end of the week with a team lunch on Friday? Or have a breakfast club to develop camaraderie and to share understanding?

It seems such a shame that up and down the country people go off in ones and twos for lunch but don’t use the time to “break bread” with one another: something that is certain to deepen connections and build loyalty within an organisation.

It doesn’t have to be gimmicky, it doesn’t even have to be for any particular reason, but we can guarantee that if you announce that once a week, you will be catering for all your employees or colleagues, you would see an immediate uplift in energy and enthusiasm.

We know you value your staff, so try catering for them and watch what happens: see how much more fun the workplace becomes, how deeper team relationships are created and how staff loyalty increases when you celebrate your staff through food within your business.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Fresh fruit and office sundries direct to you

Recent research by the Imperial College London has advised people to increase their intake of fruit and vegetables to 10 day! The World Health Organisation (WHO) still recommends 5 a day, but at the moment only one in three people in the UK is achieving this.

As we spend such a large amount of our lives at work, it makes sense to have ready access to fruit for snacking on throughout the day. Reaching for a piece of fruit - an apple, banana or pot of berries - means a healthy dose of nutrients including vitamins, fibre and antioxidants. It is an excellent replacement for the 'empty' calories of a packet of crisps or round of biscuits which offer no health benefits but that office workers are often slaves to.

Although fruit contains sugar, it is not 'free sugar' - additional sugar which has been added to food or liberated through the juicing process - so (confirms the WHO) has no adverse affects. Eating a high proportion of fruit and vegetables is likely to increase life expectancy. Researcher Dr Dagfinn Aune said:

"Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and to boost the health of our blood vessels and immune system.

This may be due to the complex network of nutrients they hold.

For instance, they contain many antioxidants, which may reduce DNA damage and lead to a reduction in cancer risk."

As your office caterer, Jasper's is always keen to find ways to make our customers' lives easier. We have complimented our buffet catering service with a number of other services, all designed to help workplaces stay well nourished in body and mind. Our fresh fruit box delivery is the easy way to help staff get their 5 (or 10!) a day and demonstrates how much employers value their staff's health and well being. You can choose your selection of fresh fruit and get it delivered direct to you as often as you want. In addition, you can have all your office sundries such milk, tea, coffee and mineral water delivered direct to your workplace, saving inconvenient trips to the supermarket.

Find out more and enquire about Jasper's fruit and sundries delivery here