Tip Top Foodservice expands frozen bread range to include Abbott’s and Burgen

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 27th August 2014
Tip Top Foodservice expands frozen bread range to include Abbott’s and Burgen
Tip Top Foodservice expands frozen bread range to include Abbott’s and Burgen

Tip Top Foodservice, the specialist foodservice bakery division of George Weston Foods, has announced it has extended its range of frozen sliced breads to include several premium products.

In addition to Tip Top Foodservice’s existing everyday frozen sliced breads and English muffins, the range now also includes Abbott’s Village Bakery and Burgen sliced breads as well as Golden pancakes. Available nationally, the Company said the premium additions to the range will allow foodservice outlets to cater for the rise in demand for gourmet breakfasts and sandwiches at lunchtime.

Tip Top Foodservice has an extensive product portfolio which includes many of Australia’s best loved brands including Tip Top, Abbott’s Village Bakery, Bürgen, Golden, Speedibake, Australian Garlic Bread, Bazaar and Top Taste. George Weston Foods (GWF) is one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers, employing around 6,500 employees across 60 sites. In addition to Tip Top, George Weston Foods portfolio includes Don, KR Castlemaine, Weston Milling and Jasol.

Tip Top Foodservice said its frozen bread range “thaws quickly, meaning minimal impact on preparation time, and can be stored in the freezer for up to four months”. The Company said this allowed foodservice outlets to keep sufficient bakery product on hand to meet demand, whilst also minimising waste.

“For Australian foodservice outlets looking to cater to the increasingly sophisticated tastes of Australian consumers, having premium rustic and health breads available is important to consumers,” said Brian Esplin, National Business Manager for Tip Top Foodservice.

“Tip Top Foodservice’s expanded frozen range of baked products will ensure that cafés, lunch shops and other outlets are able to always have premium product on hand,” Mr Esplin said. “The product is frozen soon after baking to maximise freshness and our sensory appraisals confirm the quality and taste when compared to its non-frozen equivalent,” he said.

Tip Top Foodservice said the frozen range has “no artificial colours or flavours, is halal certified, vegetarian and HACCP certified” and now includes: Abbot’s Rustic White Sliced, Farmhouse Wholemeal Sliced, Country Grains Sliced and Light Rye Sliced, Burgen Soy Linseed Sliced and Rye Sliced and Golden Pancakes, along with the existing offerings of White Sliced, Wholemeal Sliced, Multigrain Sliced, Super Thick White Sliced, Super Thick Raisin Bread and Traditional English muffins.

Along with the extensive range of frozen sliced bread, muffins and pancakes, Tip Top Foodservice also offers an extensive range of frozen breads, including par-baked classic or rustic lunch and dinner rolls, and loaves by Speedibake, as well as garlic bread through AGB (Australian Garlic Bread).