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Office catering Birmingham Blog, with information for all your catering needs from Trenchers, including information on sustainability, allergens, portions, hygiene inspections.

02Sep

Trenchers caters for around 70,000 people a year and has found still our most popular fillings are BLT,Ham and Cheese.

At Trenchers Catering we make sandwiches for around 70,000 people a year, and in our experience, the simpler the sandwich fillings are the better our customers enjoy them.

Recent article published in the `independent has found the nations favourite sandwich filling is ‘The ‘BLT’, which is most defiantly one of my favourites, however, we have found just plain ham salad or cheese salad, works best when catering for large amounts of people, and as long as we have these fillings on our platters the customers are happy.

Sandwiches have been enjoyed since the 18th century, when the Earl of sandwich first came up with the idea of putting bread and a filling together.

According to new research, the great people of the UK are supposable moving away from the standard classic fillings and are heading towards a more modern avocado sandwich or Brie and grape, which is great, but there will always be a place for the classics.

Over the last 50 years, our tastes have not changed to much, here is what we have been eating….

1970s 

Ham salad

Ham and cheese

Ploughman’s

Cheese and onion

Egg mayonnaise

1980s 

Chicken salad

Tuna mayo

Tuna and cucumber

BLT

Tuna salad

1990s 

BLT

Tuna mayo

Chicken mayo

Tuna salad

Chicken Club

2000s

Smoked salmon and cream cheese

Chicken mayo

Brie and cranberry

Salmon and prawn

Brie and grape

2010s

Hummus and falafel

BBQ pulled pork

Avocado

Chicken and avocado

Brie and grape

All these fillings are available on Trenchers menus at. all times and generally will get rotated daily to add to variety.

I would also like to add the Coronation chicken and chicken tikka, to the nations favourite as these are always been requested by my customers

 

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How the humble sandwich has stood the test of time

Warburtons have asked 2000 people to take part in a study which found according to the research, the most popular sandwich filling of the 1970s was ham salad, with chicken salad reigning supreme in the 1980s.

The BLT followed as the most desirable sandwich of choice in the 1990s, with participants opting for a fishier filling in the 2000s with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

However, in recent years it seems that more Britons have been opting for plant-based alternatives, as the hummus and falafel sandwich- however this is down to what I believe is the Vegan effect.

51% of chefs in America are adding Vegan options to their menus.

Do most people describe a sandwich as their favourite meal, these studies suggest so.

Darren Littler, innovation director at Warburtons, explains that the study demonstrates the nation’s desire to be more experimental in the kitchen.

“Whilst the humble sandwich has remained a classic UK favourite over the decades, it’s interesting to see the fillings that fall in and out of favour in line with trends and preferences,” he says.

 “Now, with a vastly increased number of choices compared to years gone by, more adventurous fillings are now clearly the order of the day for many Brits, with corned beef no longer cutting the mustard.”

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11Dec

Trenchers has compiled our favourite sandwiches just for Christmas.

1. Roast pork and applesauce sandwich

Team up mild butter lettuce leaves with slices of leftover roast pork, a couple of pieces of tomato and a drizzle of applesauce.

2. Cuban turkey and ham sandwich

Drizzle a mix of red wine vinegar, olive oil and crushed garlic over a slice of bread. Top with slices of ham, roast turkey, Jarlsberg cheese, pickles and tomato. Toast the sandwiches or serve as is.

3. Roast chicken, avocado and mozzarella toasty

Top slices of crusty bread with a smear of pesto and slices of roast chicken, avocado and slices of mozzarella. Place under a hot grill and toast until the cheese is bubbly and golden.

4. Roast beef, mustard and rocket sandwich

Whisk together a tablespoon of seeded mustard with a little sour cream and spread on a piece of bread. Top with rocket, roast beef slices and a dribble more of sauce. Choose to toast it or eat as is.

5. Smoked salmon, avocado and mayonnaise sandwich

Spread good quality store-bought mayonnaise over slices of bread, top with smoked salmon, capers and slices of avocado.

6. Roasted pumpkin, hummus and spinach sandwich

Spread hummus on slices of thick bread. Top with pieces of roasted pumpkin, a drizzle of olive oil and a few baby spinach leaves. Sprinkle over a few sunflower seeds for added crunch.

7. Roast chicken club sandwiches

Cook up slices of bacon, then add to a sandwich together with roast chicken, avocado, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

8. Roast lamb, tomato chutney and herb sandwich

Spread bread with tomato chutney and top with slices of lamb. Sprinkle over a little mint and parley, and add a couple of butter lettuce leaves.

9. Marinated vegetables and mozzarella toasty

Spread thick cut crusty bread with a little pesto, then top with marinated artichokes, capsicum, eggplant, sliced olives or any other deli favourites you have on hand. Top with slices of mozzarella and toast under the grill until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

10. Christmas roast turkey and stuffing sandwich

Spread bread with cranberry sauce and top with slices of turkey, stuffing, a few rocket leaves and caramelised onions.

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