Star Pubs & Bars is launching a ‘free-from’ menu for its licensees to help cater for increased customer demand.
The menu features 16 dishes and includes meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options for starters, mains and desserts.
Dishes were selected to be in line with the latest food trends and to offer a variety of flavours. The menu includes Mexican, Thai and Italian inspired options with dishes ranging from Loaded Chilli Nachos and Thai Red Vegetable Curry to a gluten free Butternut Squash, Brie, Beetroot and Truffle Infused Oil Tart and Sticky Toffee pudding.
To minimise waste and make introducing ‘free-from’ dishes easy, Star Pubs & Bars has selected pre-prepared dishes from Brakes with additional sides – such as salads and dressings – added to make full meals.
The menu will be offered to licensees as part of Star Pubs & Bars’ optional food support along with accompanying tips on preparing the meals.
Mark Teed, Star Pubs & Bars head of food, said: “Putting together a ‘free-from’ menu is daunting for many licensees. We wanted to take the hard work out of it and offer them an easy-to-implement menu with a broad appeal as well as the reassurance of knowing the ingredients are correct and the dishes properly labelled.
“Free-from food is here to stay. Larger managed hospitality chains have adapted their menus. Independent operators need to do the same or lose out.”