Classic Cuisine offers a selection of traditional pies but has extended the range with the addition of several 'innovative' savoury pastry products.
The new pies include:
- Hot potted turkey and cranberry pie with a sage and onion pastry
- Hot potted lamb pie with rhubarb chutney in a minted rosemary pastry
- Chicken tikka pie topped with Bombay potatoes in a turmeric and onion seeded pastry
- Vegetarian tikka pie with peppers, aubergines, onions, red lentils and spinach encased within a turmeric and coriander pastry.
Paul Hunt, new product development chef at Classic Cuisine, said the new pies followed research by Mintel which suggested that the pies and pasties market is expected to grow and reach £1,123m by 2017: "At Classic Cuisine, innovation comes from thinking outside the box and because we hand finished our dishes we have more flexibility than our competitors. We can also make adjustments to our pastry and add individual components to each pie, making each one totally unique.
"Our most popular pies are the potted pork with piccalilli, steak and ale and our fish pie. We also provide pies in kit form, for example we have several customers taking our luxury fish pie with the sauce and the topping separately pouched. This allows the client to assemble the dish in house where they can make the product look individual, this is also ideal for clients who have multi-branded outlets as it allows them to produce a pie that looks and tastes home made," he added.
Classic Cuisine manufactures over six million ready meals every year for the food service industry and has been doing so for the past 21 years.
Jeeva Sanmugam, managing director of Classic Cuisine, said: "We believe that our secret to success is a combination of being innovative but also ensuring a homemade feel to our dishes. Our frozen ready meal range features prepared starters, main courses and desserts that are ‘classic’ recipes with a modern twist."
All Classic Cuisine's products can be ordered directly from the company by telephone or the Classic Cuisine website also accepts online orders for trade customers.
Full details on all Classic Cuisine’s products, and the relevant pricing information, can be found by calling the company on 01604 644 884.
Why should you buy it?
Mark Dean, sales director at Classic Cuisine, said: "We have made significant developments with our pie range, in particularly we have introduced a range of flavoured pastry to add another dimension of taste to our pies.
"Within the range we have a sage and onion, turmeric and onion seed and a minted rosemary pastry range which all provide a delicious base for all our savoury baked goods.
"The latest pie products have been very popular with a variety of well-known chains of pubs, hotels and restaurants. As a company we value our customers and ensure that we are flexible when it comes to developing our range to suit our clients," he added.