Aviko Helps Operators Get Gluten-Free Friendly for Coeliac Awareness Week

Aviko Foodservice


Premium Supplier 9th May 2014
Aviko Foodservice


Premium Supplier

Aviko Helps Operators Get Gluten-Free Friendly for Coeliac Awareness Week

Potato specialist Aviko is urging caterers to consider the rapidly expanding free-from market when designing their menus. Aviko’s range includes 70 gluten-free options to help operators cater for the 1 in every 100 people in the UK who suffer from coeliac disease.

Organisations such as Coeliac UK work tirelessly to raise awareness of the disease, a potentially life-threatening intolerance to the gluten protein found in wheat and many other grains, and will soon be launching this year’s Coeliac Awareness Week (12th – 18th May 2014). Currently worth around £136m^, having grown by 229% in the last 10 years*, Kantar World Panel believes the market for gluten-free foods could grow to £519m by 2016 – boosted by the growing number of people diagnosed with the disease, as well as those who avoid gluten for lifestyle reasons.

Mohammed Essa, Aviko General Manager, explains: “It’s essential that caterers tap into this market to increase traffic through the door and subsequently maximise profit. Pubs, restaurants and other food outlets can be safe in the knowledge that our most popular products - Premium Fries, Mash, Hash Browns and Wedges - are gluten-free and importantly, don’t compromise on taste or quality. We are also supporting caterers this National Coeliac Awareness Week with free point-of-sale materials to help them shout about their gluten-free menu choices.”

Available to download at www.aviko.co.uk/downloads, the colourful posters and tent cards will encourage diners to try Aviko’s delicious range of gluten-free offering including wedges, which come in a variety of flavours: Skin On or Off, Spicy, Crinkle, Tex Mex, Garlic & Herb, Steam and Fresh Wedges, as well as Mega Wedges. The coeliac friendly range also includes Roast, Diced, Sauté and Jacket Potatoes.

Made from the highest grade potatoes, Aviko’s range is supplied frozen and can be cooked to order and served in a matter of minutes, helping to speed up service and cut costly waste.

Operators can download their free National Coeliac Awareness Week POS now from www.aviko.co.uk/downloads/ and learn more about Aviko’s potato products range developed by chefs for chefs.

For more product information on Aviko’s extensive range
call 0800 633 5611 or visit www.aviko.co.uk
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