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Schools

With everything that has happened this year, school caterers have been more than amazing. Now, as pupils return and catering ramps up again, whether that’s traditional tray service, or grab and go options, we’re here to help with Tilda’s wholegrain range.

  • Versatile – conjure up a wide range of nutritious hot meals in a flash
  • Kid Friendly – Tilda Brown & White brings together the wholegrain goodness of brown with the taste of white rice kids love!
  • Healthy – 30% lower GI than standard white rice, helping to maintain a sustained flow of energy throughout the school day. It offers a range of vitamins and minerals important for pupils’ development
  • Complies with School Food Standards – offering a 50/50 split of brown and white rice as recommended by the School Food Standards
  • Special Diets - Tilda rice can help you cater to a range of special dietary requirements from vegan and vegetarian to gluten and lactose free
  • Secret Veg – Tilda rice is a great way to hide some of their five a day. For some inspired recipes created by real life school chefs download the recipe book here
  • Mealtime - Tilda rice can make up one filling & nutritious main meal that can be easily adapted for veggie/vegan offerings and paired with fruit or yogurt for pudding!
  • Quality - Tilda rice holds well, especially with potential staggered mealtimes around reduced number of pupils
  • Mary’s Meals – We continue to support the great work Mary’s Meals do, by donating a meal for every bag of our wholegrain variety sold through our ‘Big Meal Giveaway’. Find out more here
  • Tilda Together – Our annual schools’ competition may be on hold for the moment but watch out in 2021! You can read all about last year’s competition here

Some Ideas to Try…

  • One Pots – Why not try introducing tubs or cartons (hot or cold) for reduced contact
  • Picnic Packs – Rice salads and simple rice picnic dishes either hot or cold make a great option for eating outside so students can get fresh air, safely socially distancing.
  • Street Food – Rice is a huge part of so many world foods and with street food trending, rice is the perfect ingredient for grab & go street food options
  • Take-Home Portions – Offering portions of dry rice for each child’s family, great for those struggling financially. Why not pair with a simple school recipe for parents to recreate at home with their children?
  • Snack Time – experiment with snacks! Crispy baked rice balls or chicken and rice lunchbox patties for younger ages!
  • Care Packs - Create care packs including Tilda rice for local food banks or charities - to show you care
  • Reintroduce Hot Meals – Often their school lunch is the only hot meal some children will get all day, so even in warmer weather it is still important. To help you put some delicious new recipes on the menu we’ve teamed up with the winner of the Public Sector Catering Awards 2020, Chef of the Year - Steven Cross of Park Community School, to create some exciting new recipes your pupils are sure to love. Why not try this Smokey Jackfruit Jambalaya or Roasted Pumpkin & Spinach Biryani? For more school-friendly recipe inspiration, download our free Tilda Together Recipe Book, featuring nutritious dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world.
  • You can also download your FREE RECIPE GUIDES including Steven’s great recipes HERE and HERE.

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Universities & Higher Education

As students start to return and restrictions are lifted, offering them food to suit their tastes and lifestyle will be key. With the ever-present competition of the high street, takeaway and delivery apps, we’re here to help you keep your menu current and appeal to Gen Z’s with inspirational rice ideas.

  • Takeaway – Tilda rice is a reliable and trusted option when it comes to take away and delivery menus
  • Takeaway & Delivery – Even as restrictions are lifted some students may still feel more comfortable eating in their room or outside making take away and delivery a great option. Why not offer our Tilda steamed ready to heat range – see the range here
  • Premiumisation – Using speciality rice is a simple way to premiumise your menu, find out more here
  • Margin Maximiser – As a low-cost ingredient, Tilda rice can be used to drive margin and also to up sell as a side – bonus! Download our handy guide here
  • Healthy Options – With students looking to eat healthier, Tilda rice can offer a great base for wholesome, filling meals without the calories
  • Convenient – Our frozen range offers a quick and versatile option in a reduced staff operation - see our professional frozen range here
  • Vegan & Veggie – Tilda rice can help you cater to a range of special dietary requirements from vegan and vegetarian to gluten and lactose free
  • Street Food – Rice is a big part of so many world foods and street food trends and is perfect for grab & go options
  • Provenance – Students are far more aware of the food they eat than ever before so offer them rice with provenance and authenticity and see how the Art of Rice can help elevate your profits
  • Mary’s Meals - We continue to support the great work Mary’s Meals do, by donating a meal for every bag of our wholegrain range sold through our ‘Big Meal Giveaway’. Find out more here
  • Quick & Easy – Our new Steamed Range offers a low contact, low skill option to help you turn around hot meals simply and easily, offering great healthy, vegan flavours to elevate your plate.
  • 24/7 Vending – Why not offer our new Steamed Range as a self-serve hot meal available 24/7 through vending. Just heat in a microwave to elevate your plate with a range of great tasting flavours.
  • Care Packs - Create care packs including Tilda rice for local food banks or charities - to show you care.
  • Isolation Packs – Create student packs for those isolating including our quick and easy Steamed Range.

Some Ideas to Try…

  • Hand-held – Why not try introducing tubs or cartons (hot or cold) to eat on the go? Chilli, Spicy Vegemince™ Burrito, Thai Curry – the options are endless!
  • For Sharing – Rice is perfect for large Paellas / Jambalayas to share. Perfect as a take home for any student house of self-caterer flat and a cost-effective alternative to a traditional takeaway
  • Al-desko – For students who’d prefer to eat in their rooms why not offer take away meals to eat al-desko or alfresco
  • Picnic Packs – Rice salads and simple picnic dishes make a great option for the hot weather so students can eat outside or on the go
  • Street Food – Rice is a huge part of so many world foods and with street food trending, rice is the perfect ingredient for grab & go street food options
  • Fake-away Kits – Take some of your students’ favourites and give them the chance to show-off their newfound skills to their housemates with a make home kit. These meal kits also cut down on food waste, and by including easy to follow step by step instructions it will encourage your student cooks to extend their repertoire. Tilda has been working with Hello Fresh since 2015 and our RTH pouches are an integral part of their quick and easy offering. Tilda dry rice is also easy to portion up, with an average portion of 50g, and you can show them how to make the perfect fluffy rice here.
  • For One One pot take-away meals are a cost effective and simple meal solution for those who can’t be bothered to shop or are up against it on an essay deadline

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RICE PERFECTION

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MARY’S MEALS

As well as supplying NHS workers, the Felix Project, The World Food Program and supporting a number of Covid related charity initiatives (find out more here), we continue to support the great work Mary’s Meals do, by donating a meal for every bag of our wholegrain range sold through our ‘Big Meal Giveaway’. Find out more here

We've raised over 198,000 meals!

TILDA CHEFS AT HOME

We’ve loved seeing what you’ve been cooking up at home during lockdown. Get involved and post your creations on social media using #TildaChefsAtHome

Here’s to the road to recovery with Tilda

We hope you found this short guide handy. If you have any questions or comments you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you, so please do get in touch:

Head of Foodservice: Annette - annette@tilda.com

National Accounts: Simon - simon@tilda.com Karen - karen@tilda.com

Luke (Midlands) - luke.dalley@tilda.com

Gareth (North) - gareth@tilda.com

Harv ( South ) - harvir@tilda.com

Foodservice Enquiries - FoodserviceEnquiries@tilda.com

For more information and inspiration visit www.tilda.com/professionals

Here’s to brighter times ahead!