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August 2017

August Half Price Special –
Mixed Berry and Apple Crumble Tarts

Half price for orders placed this Week 7th Aug – 11th Aug 2017

To celebrate the arrival of our new pastry team – Deb and Rachael – we’re offering some tempting home-made Mixed Berry and Apply Crumble Tarts as the special for August.

For this week only we are offering these tasty morsels for half price regardless of when you want to enjoy them. Fantastic value at only $1.95 each for this week only (minimum of 10 serves).

As always, look out for your FREE sample with your first catering order delivered this week. Enjoy!

Supplier Profile - Boxworks

Boxworks is a local Melbourne based company specialising in tailor made food packaging and has existed for more than 50 years. Based in the manufacturing heart of Melbourne's eastern suburbs, they design and manufacture all of their bespoke boxware at their Bayswater factory.

Boxworks offer top quality products, exceptional customer service with a fast production time. Added to that, everything is made in Australia and best of all, they’re at the cutting edge of the enviro-friendly curve with some excellent decompostable and biodegradable product.

We’re delighted to be working with boxworks and what’s even more encouraging is the response we’ve had from our customers about the pro-active approach we’re taking to reduce our carbon footprint.

These sort of things don’t happen overnight, but they do happen – it just takes perseverance and vision!



6 Kaiser Rolls – just for you –
Your August Loyalty Reward

This month’s FREEBIE is six Kaiser Rolls – just for placing an order over $100 during August. Enter your online loyalty program code “AUG17OFFER” to receive your Kaiser Rolls with your delivery free of charge for you to enjoy.

Remember, redeeming your freebie couldn’t be simpler. Just before you check out of the online ordering system you will notice a box at the bottom of the last page. Simply enter the code “AUG17OFFER” and your order will be updated with the freebie. All that’s left to do is enjoy!


What’s On in Melbourne in August?

Underground Cinema: Kingdom
Ongoing

For something completely out of left field, why not try a unique cinema experience that you’ll never find at your local multiplex. Log on to the website below, register for updates and enjoy the journey!



Melbourne International Film Festival
Thu 3rd Aug - 1st Jul – Wed 30th Aug (check website for session times)

Now into its’ 65th year, MIFF is one of the world’s oldest film festivals – rivalling Cannes and Berlin. This not-for-profit film festival showcases the best of Australian filmmaking in some of the fantastic theatres and cinemas that Melbourne has to offer.



Melbourne Writers Festival
Fri 25th Aug – Sun 30th Sep

For more than three decades, the Melbourne Writers Festival has connected readers, writers and thinkers in a winter celebration “for everyone who reads”. It’s back on again from the 25th of August.



Your Say

Good afternoon GM

I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Elizabeth Andrews team for the brilliant catering and service provided today.

Each platter was presented with elegance and style. The quality and freshness of dishes were heavenly.

And I have never received so much positive feedback from our clients and colleagues. You truly did ‘make me look good’..

Finally, I can’t forget to say a special thanks to the phone and delivery team, who are always so pleasant and helpful.

Keep up the amazing job!

Kind regards,
Ferda-Mae Murdaugh, Landrum & Brown.

Welcome

Out with the old and in with the new (more environmentally friendly)

You know the old saying “two steps forward and one step back”? Well here’s a classic example of this…….

Last month you may remember I mentioned in the newsletter that I was changing our disposable boxes from a plastic coated white box to a Kraft style matt box that is decompostable. While the reaction from ALL of our clients has been really positive, we now find that because the boxes are Matt, the cling film we have to use to cover the food doesn’t stick to the box and as a result we are having to use more cling film so it can go all the way around the box and stick to itself!

I’m sure you’ll appreciate that the most important things when it comes to prepared food delivery is food safety and hygiene. The need to provide a secure barrier between the food product and the outside world is paramount – particularly during it’s transportation.

So while we’ve managed to reduce our carbon footprint with the change of boxes, this gain is being offset by the increase in the amount of cling film we’re having to use.

I’ve recently trudged back to the drawing board looking for a solution that doesn’t involve lids with PVC inserts (which are NOT decompostable).

Enter stage left – “biodegradable cellulose acetate windows”!

I’m now working with our box supplier (Boxworks) who are putting together some mock ups and quotes for some lids with this fantastic new technology - biodegradable cellulose acetate windows.

I’m really hoping this will come together as I am determined to see improvements in our carbon footprint. After all, we owe it to our children!


Food Quote

“Cakes are like books: There are new ones you want to read and old favorites you want to reread.”

- Ellen Rose


Did You Know?

That we’ve just run down our stock of our old white plastic coated disposable platters and we’ve started using more environmentally friendly kraft cardboard platters that decompose more readily. We’d love to know what you think of them so feel free to drop us a line.


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Cooking Tip

The inside of the garlic clove is the sweetest. If your recipe requires raw garlic, only squeeze the clove once as the outer is bitter. If you’re cooking the crushed garlic, you can crush it twice and then cook it as it will sweeten as you cook it.


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