Brakes offers customers tips on cutting back
Brakes is looking to reduce the impact of next year's VAT rise to its foodservice customers by encouraging them to use cheaper ingredients and smaller plates.
Suggestions include using better-value cuts of meat, non free-range options and own-label instead of branded products. "While the temptation is to respond by cutting prices or portion sizes, customers will still be looking for quality as well as value," said a spokeswoman.
Brakes suggests caterers put chips in an individual container. "This will result in using less product per portion, but it will appear more."