We’re passionate about quality food and want to bring our unique brand of community retailing to more high streets up and down the country. As part of our drive to find new store sites, our Food Property team held a networking event to celebrate deals done at the British Consortium of Shopping Centres Conference (BCSC), a key event for UK property professionals.
Guests were served glasses of chilled champagne and a selection of own-brand canapés, all of which contained fruit and veg from the Co-op’s Fresh Three offer.
Squeezing in your five-a-day can sometimes
be hard to do, especially when you don’t always have time to plan meals or do the big shop.
Fresh Three can help everyone prepare quick, tasty and fresh meals throughout the week. Talented chef and passionate foodie, Jill Weatherburn created the range of flavourful canapés which were enjoyed throughout the evening.
The Pulled Pork Sliders With Pink Slaw were definitely the most popular dish of the evening. Many shy away from creating pulled pork themselves, however it’s a fantastic dish to try at the weekends. Mouthwatering Co-operative British Pork tastes unbelievable after marinating overnight!
Proving that vegetarian meals can be exciting for all, the Spinach and Ricotta Bites were also very popular. Fresh British spinach and creamy ricotta layered between filo pastry can be a simple and unexpected family dinner.
And no meal is complete without something a little sweet to finish with. Attendees could choose between Mini Strawberry Pavlova and Tirimisu. The strawberries used on the evening were picked from one of the 450,000 strawberry plants at the British farms we source from, meaning they were some of the loveliest and juiciest around! And no tirimisu is complete without the finest Co-operative Food Fairtrade Chocolate!
Simple and easy to follow recipes for all the canapés from the evening can be found on Jill Weatherburn’s blog so you can create something impressive and tasty from home.
As a Co-operative member you are able to suggest locations where you think a Co-operative Food store would be a good fit. If your suggestion does result in us opening a store there you will gain £500 in Co-operative gift vouchers. Head to the Co-operative Membership website to find out more.