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This year, National Vegetarian Week took place on 15th – 21st May and highlighted the advantages of a meat-free diet, which include positive impacts on consumers’ health, the environment, and animal welfare.

We are thrilled to continue supporting the plant-based movement and assisting our clients in embracing exciting culinary possibilities.

Latest plant-based innovations

To help our clients to create innovative new plant-based menu options, we invited supply partner Vegetarian Experts and their culinary teams to showcase their latest solutions in our head office in Farnborough.

The culinary team created several tasty dishes showcasing the incredible flavours and creativity that can be achieved without meat, such as ‘Siyez, feta and baharat salad’ and ‘Mock lamb madras.’

Mia Westwood, Client Procurement Manager, said, “I was really impressed by the range of specialist ingredients Vegetarian Express has available and how these ingredients can offer enhanced flavour and versatility across different dishes. The mock lamb madras was my favourite!”

Seed-bank online platform

The Vegetarian Express team also provided a demo of their online Seed-bank platform, created to make it simple to put plant-based foods on your menus. Catering and hospitality teams can use the platform to search for plant-based, vegan and free-from recipes including detailed nutritional information.

Visit their Seed-bank website for more plant-based inspiration.

Supplier innovations

At Pelican, our team of dedicated professionals is constantly researching, attending industry events, collaborating with experts, and engaging with suppliers to ensure we are well-informed about cutting-edge developments in the market.

We understand that the food and beverage world is dynamic and fast-paced, with new ideas and concepts emerging daily. That’s why we make it our mission to be on top of these trends, anticipate what’s coming next, and bring the best to our clients.

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If you need support or inspiration for adding more plant-based options to your menus – get in touch at

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