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Now available – Cornish Cream Tea in a Box

Through one of their other premium brands – the Posh Pasty Co. – Crantock Foods have launched a Cornish Cream Tea in a Box.

The brainchild of Posh founder and Crantock Foods development chef James Strawbridge, the Cream Tea is aimed at air, rail and other travel passengers seeking a premium product to enjoy as part of their first or business class travel experience.

The three key ingredients are all supplied by Cornish companies:

The delicious buttery scone is made by Baker Tom’s – award winning bread and cake producer while the Strawberry Jam is made and individually portioned by Boddington’s Berries and the Cornish Clotted Cream is from Rodda’s Creamery.

The box comes complete with a jam and cream spreader and serviette.

Supplied frozen in boxes of 10 individually pre-packed boxes, just thaw and serve.

For more information, call Leigh Loomes on 07771 931457 or email leigh@thebakefactory.co.uk

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Technology and onboard airline food ordering

 

Having our drink and meal orders taken via a digital device is increasingly common in bars and restaurants.  The airline industry is now also introducing digital services for placing food and beverage orders.

According to airlinetrends.com Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines, Fly Dubai and Virgin America allow passengers to place orders via the in-seat IFE system, whilst Emirates has recently issued ‘Meal Ordering Devices’ (MOD) to all its flight attendants who work in Business Class.

According to the article The MOD smartphones connect to a plug-and-play WiFi router which is separate from the onboard connectivity system that passengers use.

All the smartphones are synced to communicate with one another for the duration of the flight, don’t have a SIM card, and have been blocked from running any applications apart from the bespoke Meal Ordering app.

Terry Daly, Divisional Senior Vice President, Service Delivery at Emirates is quoted in the article as saying “The orders are taken on a hand held device and are instantly reflected on a tablet in the galley. Each order is then prepared immediately making service faster, more efficient and more personal,”

The article also quoted Australian Business Traveller who said: “With as many as 76 business class passengers on an Emirates A380, the technology is proving to be a significant time-saver in keeping those premium passengers fed and watered – as well as ensuring what they’re served is precisely what they ordered, without slip-ups.”

According to the article to take account of passengers individual needs the phones are synced with Passenger Number Records (PNR) before take-off.  Along with the name and seat assignments for every passenger, the app can also tell crew about the status of the passenger, whether they were upgraded, their meal preferences and whether there are any ‘special’ notes about them.

The service was originally trialled on flights between Dubai and Paris, Mauritius, and Melbourne/Auckland.

We think this is an exciting step forward for the airline business which is clearly recognising the need to combine technology and delicious food to provide a great onboard travel eating experience.

Here at The Bake Factory we are constantly developing on trend foods that will delight passengers. Our 2017 partnerships with Old El Paso and Levi Roots have enabled us to be able offer a superb choice of tasty meals and snacks to airlines across the globe.

In recognition of The Bake Factory’s growing worldwide customer base we have changed our website domain to www.thebakefactory.global

For details of the Old El Paso, Levi Roots & our other exciting Bake Factory products, please contact our International Sales Manager Leigh Loomes on +44(0)7771 931457 or via leigh@thebakefactory.co.uk

 

Fantastic time at WTCE

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This year’s World Travel Catering & Onboard Service Expo (WTCE) provided a great opportunity to showcase our new range of exciting airline passenger food products including the Caribbean flavours inspired by and in partnership with Levi Roots and the Old El Paso range developed in conjunction with James Strawbridge, our executive chef.

Both Levi and James gave demonstrations in the Taste of Travel Theatre, sharing their ideas and recipes.

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our stand and for the really encouraging feedback our new products received.

If you would like to discuss how The Bake Factory products can help satisfy the needs of your onboard customers then please call our International Sales Manager Leigh Loomes on 07771 931457 or email Leigh via leigh@thebakefactory.co.uk

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Our recipe for your success

The Bake Factory™ exists to create delicious on-board eating experiences for land, sea and air passengers.

We literally create everything under one roof, from the idea for a product through to its testing and manufacture.  We are a BRC (Grade A) accredited site.

Our talented team are continually researching food trends and flavours and will tweak and test until they believe they have achieved a product worthy of The Bake Factory™ name and one which will be enjoyed by travel passengers worldwide.

Our Happy Customers

We predominantly supply our food products to the travel & hospitality sector (land, sea & air).

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WTCE 2017

The Bake Factory team had a fabulous time at WTCE 2017 sharing fantastic new food products inspired by both Levi Roots and our executive chef James Strawbridge. The new range of Caribbean flavours included the Smokehouse Pulled Beef Wrap, a Callaloo Pattie, and the Martinique Chicken Curry with Black Bean & thyme rice served with grilled aubergines & pepper.

We also launched for 2017 a range of Old El Paso products as well as a Cuban Club Sandwich, a Mushroom and Brie Truffle Pie and a Macaroni and Cauliflower Cheese Pie with toasted kale.

To find out how The Bake Factory products can help satisfy the needs of your onboard customers then please call our International Sales Manager Leigh Loomes on 07771 931457 or email Leigh via leigh@thebakefactory.co.uk


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