There’s little doubt that it will be a long time before most people are ready to go back to eating out at cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs, (ah, remember those places?), which means that butchers have an opportunity to go beyond supplying simple meats: Here’s the ideal time to offer meats and ready meals that are similar to those that customers would normally enjoy when they’re eating out.
This is the chance to maintain the momentum and customer base that you have built up during this unprecedented situation. It’s the time to lock those customers in to your business and to help them think of their local butcher as the place to go when they want something special for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a snack. Something they can prepare at home that will be great quality and just as delicious as a meal eaten out. More often than not, it will be much cheaper too!
With this in mind, we’ve put together a “Menu” of options for eating out at home. Hopefully, our menu will inspire you and give you some fresh ideas that will help you help your customers. Be adventurous and creative and it will certainly pay dividends.
We’ve carved up the Menu (excuse the pun) into different eating options. These include “Starters/Snacks/Sharing Platters”, “Ploughman’s Picnic”, “Jacket Potatoes”, “Wraps/Sandwiches/Salads”, “Ready Meals”, “Pie & Mash”, “From the Grill”, “Burgers”, “Side Dishes”, “Lifestyle Choices” and “Children’s Dishes”. Within each category is a selection of meal choices that you can produce using Lucas ingredients and mixes. There are recipes, demonstration videos and pictures on our website that give guidance on how to get the best results from your Lucas products – though they’re all very simple to use, sometimes an extra bit of information is useful.
As time goes on, butchers will need to become more versatile – going beyond the everyday fare of quality meats, sausages and burgers that you would generally produce, to create the illusion of eating out in the home. You might want to use the Menu as the basis for a series of “specials” for your customers – take away a picnic, bag an all-day breakfast, afternoon tea in a box, something on the side, ploughmans in a pack. Or, how about making a meal deal: steak with garlic butter and cheesy mash; gammon steak and cauliflower cheese? But remember – that eating out might reflect not just the UK, but eating out on holiday abroad too. With Lucas, you’ll be able to create dishes that emulate holiday flavours, at home.
This is such an exciting time for retail butchers and we’re delighted to be able to work with you to keep us all going as we stay at home for the best eating experience of all!
We have teamed up with The Flava People to offer a great money saving deal - 25% off all Flavaglaze Red Tub 2½kg purchases until 30th November 2018 (also included the white 10kg Flavaglaze standard tubs)
Included in the offer are: (2½kg Tubs)
MRC FLAVAGLAZE KENTUCKY GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE LOUISIANA CHILLI GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE BARBECUE GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE SMOKY BBQ GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE SOUTHERN BBQ 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE CAJUN GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE CARIBBEAN JERK 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE MEXICAN CHILLI GLAZE
MRC FLAVAGLAZE GLAZE SWEET CHILLI 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE CHINESE GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE GARLIC & BUTTER GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE ROSEMARY & GARLIC GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE GHOST CHILLI GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE HONEYROAST GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE HOT & SPICY GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE ITALIAN GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE LEMON PEPPER 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE SWEET CHILLI & LIME 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE STICKY MAPLE GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE GARDEN MINT GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE MOROCCAN GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE ORIENTAL SALT & PEPPER 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE PIRI PIRI GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE SOY GARLIC & GINGER 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE SRIRACHA CHILLI 2.5kg
MRC PEPPERSTEAK 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE SWEET & SOUR GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE TANDORRI GLAZE 2.5kg
MRC FLAVAGLAZE AROMATIC THAI MARINADE 2.5kg
Included in the offer are (10kg tubs)
MRC BARBECUE 10KG
MRC SMOKY BBQ GLAZE 10KG
MRC CHINESE GLAZE 10KG
MRC GARLIC & BUTTER GLAZE 10KG
MRC HOT & SPICY GLAZE 10KG
MRC FLAVAGLAZE KOFTA KEBAB 10KG
MRC FLAVAGLAZE LEMON PEPPER 10KG
MRC GARDEN MINT GLAZE 10KG
MRC FLAVAGLAZE PIRI PIRI GLAZE 10KG MRC STEAKADO PEPPERSTEAK 10KG
Notes about the offer
List price is the List price Dalziel Ltd. t/a MK Ingredients Charged in the period immediately prior to 5th October 2018
The offer is only for orders received by 30th November 2018, for delivery on the next available delivery slot.
The MRC Black tub contract glazes are not included in the Offer.
Offer only available whilst stocks last.
The 25% has already been applied to the prices shown on the web.
The Offer runs runs from 8th October 2018 until 30th November 2018.
This offer can not be used on conjunction with any other offer.
For 24 years, Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards has endorsed and supported independent butchers – their service, craft skills and quality products.
There are 13 categories to look at and enter. The Awards provide a national platform for positive media attention – whether a family run independent butchers in a rural location, or a chain of outlets.
The Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards take pride in the integrity of the two-phase judging process; first is a paper judging via a panel of industry experts and then moves to the coalface, one to one in your store, with our chair of judges.
The finalists are all invited to an exclusive awards lunch Monday 5thNovember 2018 at Etc. Venues County Hall, London where the final winners are announced
This event is recognised for:
Celebrating innovation and achievement
A fun-filled lunch
Ensuring everyone gets to meetnew people and time to catch up with old friends
Highlighting quality, provenance and community support
Follow the links below for the full entry criteria specific to each category.
By Online Ordering: for those who place orders online through their customer portal, this is still available today, and is currently the most efficient way of placing orders. If you do not know your password/username combination please email email@example.com
By Answerphone: Our answerphone is on, however we expect it to rapidly fill up today, so emailing or online ordering will probably the most effective method of placing orders.
Please do NOT visit our warehouse today for any collections, or deliveries.
Thank you for your understanding.
Below are some useful Website links on the current situation:
several months of planning and the taking of many, many pictures, we
are pleased to announce the launch of our totally revamped website.
have a fresh new look to the website and an improved navigation that
will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and
you are an existing account customer, on request we will send you
your password and username (You can choose your own username, or use
your email address) which will gain entry to your private web
portal. This allows you access to
pricing information for the products you purchase
to your product specifications
web portal will put information at your fingertips, and help fulfil
some of the requirements demanded by the E.H.O., F.S.A. etc., and
your duties for due diligence.
new service gives us a fantastic platform to build on as we aim, as
always, to continue to develop our service . Future planned
new orders securely online.
know how busy you are, but if you have a minute, have a browse of our
new website and see what you think. It is not yet complete, and still
a work in progress, but we’d welcome any feedback, thoughts and
note, If you are using the existing web portal this will still be
available, and of course all of the services are available from our
dedicated sales team.
Sunday March 13th 2016 - Doors are open from 10:30am - 4:00pm and entry is Free!
Whether you're an industry veteran or a new independent trader, you are welcome to come and visit and enjoy an entertaining, informative, fun day out. The event is held on a Sunday to give every business the best possible window of opportunity to come along to the show and join in.
It is very much a family occasion, so bring the kids! Attendees will also get 25% off admission to Crealy Adventure Park, just a short walk away from the MK building.
What is there to see?
Over 30 exhibitors will be here to demonstrate and exhibit the latest equipment, ideas and technologies being produced and developed.
See the latest mincers, sausage fillers and food processors as well as refrigeration and cooking equipment, knives, thermometers and other tools of the trade!
See the many demonstrations on sausage making, bacon curing and pie making. We sell everything you'll need to do it yourself, and will be on hand to give hints and tips.
See the latest in knife sharpening machines and learn from the professionals how to keep your equipment in tip top shape!
Be inspired! There will be displays of the latest in packaging, ticketing and garnishing to give your business that professional look.
What is there to do?
Tantalise your taste buds with the new flavour developments in spices, sauces and ingredients for 2016! Try some free samples and get those creative juices flowing!
Pick the brains of the industry experts and take the opportunity to have your say and make your voice heard - Suppliers are keen to get feedback on new products and sometimes reveal things before they hit the market!
Meet the friendly MK staff - for those who haven't visited us before, it's a great opportunity to put a face to the name! (You have been warned!)
Have a drink and a pasty and indulge in the hog roast!
Keep the kids happy with face painting, or why not treat them to a day out at Crealy Adventure Park? Attendees to the MK Trade Show will be able to take advantage of an exclusive offer of 25% off admission!
There will be prize draws and special offers, so you may walk away with a bargain!
We are in the Hill Barton Business Park just outside of Exeter, roughly five minutes from Junction 30.
If coming from the M5, take the A376 towards Clyst St. Mary then go straight across the roundabout onto the A3052 Sidmouth road for approximately 2 miles. Turn left into Hill Barton Business Park (directly opposite Crealy, you can't miss it!). Take the second right onto Mushroom Road, then the next left at DHL.