Aviko launches fully prepared potato gratins

Aviko Chilled Premium Gratins

A range of fully prepared potato gratins has been introduced by foodservice specialist Aviko.

The premium gratins are available in three flavours – Creamy Cheese, French Herbs and Rustic Vegetable – and need only heating before serving as a dish in a bar or pub.

Made using thinly sliced potatoes, the gratins feature a rich and creamy cheese sauce with 40% extra cream. French Herbs Gratin is made using herbes de Provence and garlic while the Rustic Vegetable Gratin combines freshly diced carrot, swede and parsnip blended with a creamy herb sauce.

If bars and pubs want to add their own unique twist, the gratins can be added to other ingredients, such as salmon, meat or vegetables, before placing in the oven.

Mohammed Essa, general manager UK and Ireland for Aviko, said: “With a smooth and creamy texture, our new Premium Gratins make the perfect accompaniment to a variety of dishes.

“They give a fresh homemade feel and taste but without any of the time or skills involved in preparing them from scratch. Ideal for busy kitchens, caterers can literally heat and serve if they wish or, with just a little bit of creativity, they can cook up something really special.

“With three products in the range, caterers can easily add a trio of high-quality potato sides to the menu, extending the offering from the usual chips, jacket or mash and giving diners more choice.

“As the weather turns increasingly colder and customers start craving warming, comfort food, we expect these hearty gratins to be a popular and profitable menu option versus standard potato sides.”

All three Premium Gratins are available in six-packs of 2kg bags and have an eight-week chilled shelf life. They are supported with a leaflet and short video to provide ideas for different menu options from sides to starters to main courses.

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