As hospitality establishments can finally open their doors to hungry customers who have been desperate to eat out of home with friends and family for months, operators will be looking for fast, tasty, versatile solutions that are ideal for al fresco dining and will keep satisfied diners coming back for more.

With the boom in takeaways almost certain to continue alongside customers eating in the garden of their favourite pub, café or restaurant, wraps are the perfect menu item for all occasions as they are handheld and particularly versatile. 

Barny MacAdam, Taste Creator, Santa Maria Foodservice says: “With our range of wraps, tacos and flavourings, Santa Maria is here to help operators create delicious dishes that will hit the spot for hungry customers dining al fresco.

“As a menu staple you simply can’t beat the trusty wrap as it is super-quick to prep and can be filled with all manner of ingredients – both fresh and from your store cupboard. If your customers fancy being a bit more hands on, why not add some taco options to your menu as well? Wraps and tacos lend themselves to so many cuisines, not just Mexican, and can also be used to entice customers in on quiet days. Think Taco Tuesday for example.

“When it comes to flavouring, our Fajita spice seasoning is magic in a bottle! The ultimate in versatility, it can be used on anything from nachos to tacos, wraps and loaded fries enabling you to offer a varied menu with just one ingredient.

“One of my favourites is our Kerala Curry Spice Mix. A real trouper, it is ideal for one pot wonders but also excellent for marinating meat and plant-based proteins or simply sprinkled over fries or veg to introduce something a little different.”

Simon Solway, Country Manager OOH UK & Ireland, Santa Maria Foodservice adds: “Now, more than ever, operators require solutions that enable them to create simple, fast and familiar classics that will satisfy customers looking for the same in-house experience they enjoyed before lockdown. 

“This is where a carefully stocked spice cupboard comes into its own as just a few staple ingredients can be used to make no end of mouthwatering dishes. Michelin star chef Simon Hulstone of the Elephant restaurant in Torquay does just this, using our spice range to add bold flavour without the need for lots of ingredients.”

Store cupboard essentials from the Santa Maria Sauce & Rub Range and Smoky BBQ or Fajita blends have a long shelf life and can be used in a wide variety of cooking methods. For example, as a dry rub, added to butter to make a flavoursome spice/herb butter, mixed with oil to create bespoke dressings and toppings, to enhance the flavour of seasonal salads, or even thrown into a readymade sauce to give it some extra oomph.

For further information on Santa Maria’s authentic range of?wraps, tacos, herbs and spices, visit: https://www.santamariaworld.com/uk/foodservice/

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