With the festive season fast approaching and hospitality businesses all over opening up again and welcoming customers back to dine-in, foodservice operators are facing the challenge of having to ramp up their meal production while coping with the inevitable staff shortages caused by the exodus of casual workers from the industry over the past 12 months.

No wonder smart operators are stocking up on value-added ingredients designed to cut down preparation time and labour costs. Delivering consistent quality at a cost-effective price, these products make life easier in the commercial kitchen and free up staff to focus on plating and adding signature touches which help set their menu items apart from the competition.

The SPC range of 100 per cent Australian-made fruit sauces are a perfect example and are must-have ingredients in the commercial kitchen this festive season. Packed full of real fruit and real flavour, they’re the ideal choice for every meal occasion!

The range includes festive favourites cranberry sauce (made from whole cranberries), apple sauce (smooth textured with delicious natural flavour) and plum sauce (with a hint of spice) – all classic accompaniments to Christmas fare.

They’re equally suitable as marinades, dipping sauces and a drizzle over traditional festive season roasts and meat rolls. You can even use them to add an extra burst of sweetness to canapes and traditional mince pies, as an accompaniment to cheeses, and as a dessert ingredient such as atop pancakes, swirled through yoghurt and churned in ice cream.

All three products in the range are available in resealable tubs with convenient carry handles – apple sauce and plum sauce in 1.85 L tubs, and cranberry sauce in a 2.25kg tub – as well as in 375ml jars for small scale use.

All are Halal certified and suitable for vegans. So add them to the menu today and let your customers savour the SPC difference this festive season!

Visit www.spcfoodsolutions.com.au for more information.