Ethnic-inspired foods for the hospitality sector

Moy Park Foodservice has launched a new ethnic range of products developed to help operators tap into the booming demand for globally-inspired dishes.

From authentic South Indian to new takes on Sicilian and American street food, the Indian-inspired Hara Bhara Bites; Sicilian-style Tomato and Mozzarella Arancini and Texan BBQ Cheese Bites reflect some of the biggest flavour trends from around the world.

With Mintel reporting nearly 80% of people have eaten in an ethnic restaurant, demand for the food in the UK is showing steady growth. The latest additions to Moy Park’s chef-inspired products can help operators keep up with the increasingly diverse tastes of diners hungry for new flavours.

Frannie Santos-Mawdsley, senior customer marketing manager, Moy Park European foodservice, said: “The ethnic market offers operators a huge untapped opportunity but getting it right is a challenge. Indian and Asian cuisine still dominate the category but have had to make room for a wave of new styles – heavily influenced by street food – including, Tex Mex, as well as more authentic takes on the ever popular Mediterranean.

“As consumers become more familiar with ethnic cuisine our insight also shows a more fragmented marketplace, with a growing demand for regional flavours.”

Moy Park’s ethnic range can be served as light bites, as part of sharing platters or as part of a main meal. Supplied frozen, the range can be made plate-ready in a number of ways with minimum wastage.

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