All products come with easy instructions. Just follow the directions: Some hors d’oeuvres are freezer to oven (without having to defrost); Canapés are thaw (for 1.5 – 2 hours) and serve. Keep and serve products at the appropriate temperature. Some Hors d’oeuvres can be kept warm in chafing dishes and Cold canapés can be served in stylish platters or trays.
It depends on the duration of the event:
Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres served in lieu of dinner: plan on 6 pieces per person for the first hour, 5 for the second hour, 4 for the third hour and 3 per hour for each additional hours.
Light Hors D’Oeuvres served prior to dinner: a good average is 4 to 8 pieces per person.
Appetizers that are not pieces, such as cheese and dips, one ounce is equivalent to one bite.
It depends on the type event:
Butler Style – Elegant affairs: hors d’oeuvres are passed around on trays.
Buffet Style – Interactive events: hors d’oeuvres are displayed at different tables spread out at the location. Casual Buffett: hors d’oeuvres could be displayed on different trays/ chaffer on a central table.
Most of delicious products have a shelf life of one year when stored at 0 degrees.
The luxury of entertaining without the stress of cooking.You can fake it like you made it! Delicious and affordable gourmet food, delivered to your doorstep.
Offer variety. Hors D’Oeuvres and Canapés can be created with cheeses, poultry, meat, seafood, vegetables and fruits. Guests will nibble based on their tastes and diets; when you offer a generous selection there will be plenty of choices to delight the palate of everyone.
At least four to six different types of appetizers should be offered to provide a variety of flavors, shapes and textures. Think puff pastry items, fillo items, crown, bacon wrapped and skewered items. Also consider a variety of classic, ethnic: Mediterranean, Asian, and Latin items.
Our delectable items are handcrafted in South Florida, proudly made in USA.
When you place your order on our website or by phone; you will receive email notification that your package(s) was shipped, and delivered, as well as any exception, if applicable.
Absolutely! We are more than happy to attach a greeting card (free of course) with a message you personalize. Also, if you can send us your business card in advance we will include that with your selection.
We only ship to residential and business addresses (no P.O. Box ). Please have someone available to accept delivery. If you’re not sure someone will be home to receive your order, may we suggest shipping it to an alternative address. Upon arrival, place product trays in the freezer immediately.
Order by 11:00 am EST for next day delivery. We ship Monday through Thursday. Saturday deliveries are possible with additional UPS shipping fee.
Most of our products are shipped via UPS. To preserve the quality of perishable food items we ship overnight (in a reusable temperature controlled insulated container with dry ice or gel pack). Rates for overnight shipping are expensive.
BIG CHEF is a health conscious food company established in 1999. Known as a high-quality manufacturer of food items for the hospitality industry and individual consumers, BIG CHEF is a lean and green company offering freshly prepared frozen food using local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
Our products include:
- Appetizers: hors d’oeuvres and canapés
- Grab n Go Gourmet: empanadas, quiches, pizzas and wraps
- Breakfast items: blintzes and biscuits
- Lunch Boxes
- Entrée – Center of the Plate: brochettes, stuffed pastas, stuffed chicken breast, wellingtons, crab cakes and much more
All food is USDA and FDA inspected, and prepared under the HACCP plan, meeting all sanitation, regulation and safety requirements.
Competitive advantage for foodservice?
Product development and customization. BIG CHEF ’s multicultural staff is very client oriented and flexible. We work closely with our clients on their choice of ingredients, flavors, sizes and shapes to meet the demand and satisfy the tastes of their customers.
Value proposition for the foodservice industry?
Cost reduction: time and labor savings. BIG CHEF means having the product you want how you want it and when you want it. As an extension of your kitchen only when you need the production, we are the extra hands.
BIG CHEF ’s products have a shelf life of one year and can be shipped anywhere. Our clients have the option of mixing and matching items to create a customized pallet shipped LTL by truck, or ordering just one case just in time for speedy overnight shipping.
We provide quality, great taste, consistency, convenience and value…after all, we strive to delight the palate of your customers!
Our ability to customize orders to fit any requirement, while ensuring consistency of product quality and delivery, offers a compelling value proposition to aid your sales in this unique market.
BIG CHEF is constantly looking to expand geographically. If you are interested in distributing our products, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively call us at (+1) 954 965-2480.
BIG CHEF is a health conscious food factory established in 1999. Our core business is in the foodservice: Hotels, Convention Centers, Country Clubs, Theaters, Galleries, Stadiums, Schools, Food Concessions, Cafeteria and Caterers.
What makes us special?
Credibility: Consistency – quality products handcrafted in authentic styles and out-of-the ordinary flavors.
Convenience: Time and Labor Savings -Freshly prepared frozen products with a shelf life of one year can be shipped everywhere and/or picked up or delivered locally. Fresh items are made to order and available 7 days a week to South Florida Market.
Variety: Multicultural inspired flavours – Fusion, European, Mediterranean, Asian, American, Latin, Brazilian, TexMex are among the flavors we produce.
Competitive Advantage: Flexibility and customization – We understand special requests. We work closely with our clients on their choice of ingredients, sizes and shapes to meet the demand and satisfy the tastes of their customers.
Constant improvement: We are always open to suggestions.
After all, we strive to delight the palate of Your customers.
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BIG CHEF made its way into the international markets through our export efforts, expansion in international products and export capabilities. Our location in South Florida, the proximity to Miami and to Fort Lauderdale logistics allows for excellent access to airports, ports and key railroad lines that can take BIG CHEF freshly prepared frozen products with a shelf life of one year everywhere.
BIG CHEF is a health conscious food factory established in 1999. We are a Green Certified Business and Lean Manufacture committed to continuous improvement and incorporating food quality and safety at the core product level. Our clients are in the foodservice: Hotels, Convention Centers, Country Clubs, Theaters, Galleries, Stadiums, Schools, Food Concessions, Airlines and Caterers.
If foodservice is your industry and you would like to explore the possibility of synergy with BIG CHEF, please contact us. Our ability to customize orders to fit any requirement, while ensuring consistency of product quality and delivery, offers you a compelling value proposition. We believe we can help you credibly target a niche market generating good sales and margins in the process. Like our current and past customers, we hope you will find BIG CHEF products are an item that can save your clients time and labor. See our Testimonials
BIG CHEF is constantly looking to expanding geographically. If you are interested in distribute our products, contact us at email@example.com alternatively call us at (+1) 954 965-2480.
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