While the summer festive season presents a great opportunity for caterers, clubs, pubs, and restaurants, it can also bring challenges.

Chefs are left trying to please more diner with higher expectations on a tight budget.

For over 50 years, chefs have been turning to MAGGI products to create crowd-pleasing dishes, and now, Flavourful Twists, a new MAGGI recipe book, has been developed to help chefs make the most out of their summer menu.

Curated by Elke Travers, Commercial Development Chef at Nestlé Professional, the book features flavourful, seasonal, and cost-effective dishes for your summer menu.

Travers has a wealth of experience as a head chef, private chef, catering company owner, and as media head chef for Donna Hay and Curtis Stone.

Her broad experience has taught her the importance of elevating classic dishes and ensuring that every menu item works as hard as it can.

“We know that diners are looking for traditional holiday classics with a unique twist, using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients,” she says.

Hence the title of the MAGGI summer recipe book, Flavourful Twists.

You’ll quickly see that the versatile range of MAGGI products are the simple way to add flavourful twists this summer. Each recipe includes helpful tips that have been designed to keep your food and labour costs low.

Here are just some of the recipes that have been included, to help transform your menu:

Sesame pork balls

Bursting with fresh Thai flavours, created with MAGGI Tom yum paste.

Vegetable mexican bowls

Vibrant veggie bites, made with MAGGI salsa roja.

Greek lamb sliders

Mini Mediterranean magic, made possible by MAGGI Legendary BBQ sauce.

Tuscan eggplant parmi

Loaded with authentic flavour, brought to life with MAGGI Supreme gravy mix.

Roasted rib eye sirloin with mushroom sauce

A seasoned, succulent centrepiece, enhanced by MAGGI Demi-Glace sauce mix.

Until you get your hands on a copy of the MAGGI summer recipe book, here are Elke’s top tips for chefs this summer:

  • Diners expect to see seasonal dishes on your menu, so adding them will bring people in and have them coming back for more.
  • In Australia, we are lucky to have unique native ingredients to elevate our dishes – try a Davidson Plum glaze on your Christmas ham, like we do in our recipe book.
  • Getting creative with your plating, will delight your diners, like skewering the sesame pork balls in our recipe book, on lemongrass sticks for your next function.

So, if you’d like to make the most of the busy summer season, get Flavourful Twists today.

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