Nutrition needs vary with age and gender.

Aged care catering requires skills and knowledge, cost effectiveness and a high level of quality assurance involving food handling, cooking processes and special diet preparation.

There are a number of issues that can make it difficult for seniors to eat a good diet. Many seniors have a lack of interest in cooking and their changing taste buds may lead to general apathy in regard to food. Taking an array of medications may lead to older adults not being able to taste the food they’re eating due to side effects from the medicines.

 

 

AGED CARE CATERING IDEAS

We’ve tried to help with these conveniently packaged, premium quality menu options which your customers will find easy to chew and digest.

Hearty meatball and tomato soup

Our Italian meatballs are made from 100% Australian beef, and should tick all the boxes of high protein requirements for an older adult.

Vegetable soup

Our premium frozen vegetables are conveniently packaged and frozen, making your meal prep simple and quick

Roast chicken and vegetables

Which older adult doesn’t love a good roast? Served with our mixed vegetables, this makes for a nutrient packed meal.
Choose from the traditional peas, carrots and corn medley or try something else. Our Cauliflower, Carrot & Broccoli mix is ideal as a side dish.

 

Grilled salmon with vegetables

Our salmon portions are the perfect size for an older adult. Serve with a side of our premium vegetables and you have a winner! Our mixed veggies are delicious as a side to fish or meat.

 

Our newest squid range – Shore Mariner Panko Squid Rings and Salt & Pepper Squid Twists. The ultimate tastebud satisfaction. The perfect finger food catering option, serve as an appetiser or include in your seafood basket.  Cooked In under 3 minutes, these new menu additions will save you time and money in your kitchen, while keeping your guests happy!

 

Panko Squid Rings

Tender cut rings of wild caught Squid, coated in a traditional panko style bread crumb.

 

 

Salt & Pepper Squid Twists

Tender pineapple cut squid strips lightly seasoned with a salt and pepper coating. ­­

 

 

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Time & Cost Saving

– Individually & quick frozen (IQF) products provide easy portion control as you only use / defrost what you need.

– Reduce $$ loss from food going off

– Reduce labour cost with diced, cut or pre-made food solutions.

 

High Quality

– Food is snap frozen / IQF shortly after it is picked, caught or formed (at it’s freshest state)

– Snap freezing and IQF retains the quality, nutrition, taste & colour of food.

 

Long Shelf Life

– Shelf life of frozen food is from 18-24 months.

– Freezing inhibits the growth of micro-organisms & bacteria.

– Preservation of highly perishable foods (eg. seafood & berries)

– Stock security in uncertain times

 

Consistent All Year

– Availability to eat out of season foods all year round

– Less menu changes required

– Consistent quality all year round

 

Variety

– Global reach – access to a huge range of products from all around the world

– A growing & innovative food industry

Love Smoothies are made for Summer – refreshing and nutritious beverages for any time of the day to keep you hydrated, or a perfect addition to cocktail hour, fruity mixes for delicious cocktails.

With 7 unique, award-winning blends available, Love Smoothies have a smoothie blend for any occasion or any age. And, if you can’t decide on one of the unique flavours, why not try our Mixed Fruit Box as a great introduction to the product.

 

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The benefits of using smoothie packs for your business are numerous:

🍹 0 waste on unused fruit and vegetables.

🍹 Conveniently stored in compact bags to maximise space in the freezer.

🍹 Easy to use, each smoothie comes in a prepacked frozen sachet of whole fruit and vegetable pieces. Simply pour 200ml of apple juice into a blender, add the sachet, and blend for 30 seconds for an award-winning smoothie.

Give your customers all the goodness of 100% natural fruit and vegetables and your staff all the ease of pour, add sachet, blend’. Goodness made easy.

 

 

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Trying to please everyone is almost impossible. The same goes with trying to create a kids menu that will satisfy even the picky eaters.

With a little bit of thought and planning, you can make a menu that will work for most families, and make them feel good about choosing to bring their kids to your restaurant.

 

Here are our recommendations for creating that ideal kid’s menu. 

 

Start off (or end) with a healthy Smoothie.

Love Smoothies™ is an award-winning range of fruit and vegetable smoothies. Give your customers all the goodness of 100% natural fruit and vegetables and your staff all the ease of ‘pour, add sachet, blend’.

For something different and without the bones, why not serve up some healthy vegetables or salad with our delicious BBQ Pork Ribette?

For the fish-lovers, our crumbed squid rings are an ideal easy- to-eat meal. Or make your own with our squid tubes

Other fish options to make your menu interesting would be our Salmon Patty. Salmon and vegetable fish cakes in a golden crispy crumb and Popcorn Shrimp – Crunchy morsels of flavour infused shrimp coated in a light crispy batter..

For something a little less common, why not serve our Butlers Triple Decker Cheese & Bacon melts, with a side salad or chips?

DIVERSIFY YOUR MENU WITH PREMIUM FRIES!

For over 60 years Markwell Foods has sourced the highest quality products from around the globe to satisfy your highly innovative and world class food industries. We are driven by a passion for food, hospitality and the success of our customers.

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TRADITIONAL FRENCH FRIES

Our Traditional French Fries set the industry standard for quality and performance. With a wide selection of cuts available, we deliver that classic potato taste customers crave.

SPECIALITY CUTS

From Curly Fries to Seasoned Wedges, our Speciality Cuts are bound to be a crowd pleaser. These fun and popular french fries take up more space on a plate, saving you money!

 

APPETISERS

Entice your customers with these high-quality finger foods. Wide variety of items to please many palates.

 

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We’ve made your homework even easier! Changing your menu can be time consuming and difficult, especially when trying to please all of your guests with different food favourites!

Here are our top food blogs to help inspire you and make your menu planning process that much simpler.

 

I am a food blog

Filled with recipes including gluten-free options this is a simple, easy to browse blog

 

Pinch of yum

Not only does this website have great menu options and recipes, it also consists of useful resources to help grow your business.

 

The Hungry Australian

Be inspired by personal stories and mouth-watering food experiences, we especially love their seafood recipes
Browse our seafood products to make these delicious recipes with.

We’ve made your homework even easier! Changing your menu can be time consuming and difficult, especially when trying to please all of your guests with different food favourites!

Here are our top food blogs to help inspire you and make your menu planning process that much simpler.

 

I am a food blog

Filled with recipes including gluten-free options this is a simple, easy to browse blog

 

Pinch of yum

Not only does this website have great menu options and recipes, it also consists of useful resources to help grow your business.

 

The Hungry Australian

Be inspired by personal stories and mouth-watering food experiences, we especially love their seafood recipes
Browse our seafood products to make these delicious recipes with.

Why wouldn’t these ultra-lite fries be on your menu?

A thin and crispy golden chip, for enjoyment as a side or a stand-alone menu item. These ultra-lite fries offer the extended hold time without the heavy coating. They offer high yield for greater plate coverage.

With a three minute cook time, these fries will be ready for service in no time.

 

Available in a 7mm and 10mm skin-on cut.

 

* Premium Quality
* Light, fluffy texture
* Fast Preparation
* Higher Yield

Big Country Ultra-lite fries 7mm Big Country Ultra-lite fries 10mm

 

Just when you think perfectly crisp, golden shoestring fries can’t get any better, we recommend this seasoning recipe – your customers won’t want them any other way.

 

The blend that has the perfect amount of heat, warm spices, salt, and garlic.