Don’t let this summer’s barbeque go up in smoke

by | May 3, 2019

It seems like open fire cooking – a posh term for barbeque – is all the restaurant rage. Eateries from the Scottish Highlands to South East England are embracing this technique for the sheer deliciousness that charring and smoking provides for all types of meats and more.
With the summer season just around the corner, now is the time to think about your barbeque strategy and inventory. Since barbeque can be more than cooking a burger over an open flame, you need to consider all the different types of cuts of lamb, pork, steak and even fish, and start negotiating pricing sooner rather than later.
In fact, now is the perfect time to make your barbeque purchases.  According to Farmers Weekly, an over-supply of beef has created falling prices, with a reversal not expected until the majority of finishing stock are turned out and Brexit uncertainty is resolved. Even though beef production in 2019 has increased, retail demand is slightly down compared with the previous year. And it’s reported there is significant amounts of beef in storage as processors stockpile to offset the risk of a no-deal Brexit.

Whilst this is good news for buyers, ask yourself these questions: 

  • Should I wait a bit longer or move now before a Brexit decision is made?
  • What pricing should I expect? How will I know if I’ve negotiated the best price and quality?
  • What types of cuts should I use for barbeque? Should I go with higher priced cuts or are there cheaper alternatives?

The Enhance team can help you answer these questions and assist in all of your procurement needs. Our experts know the market pricing better than anyone else.  We have established relationships with many of the national and local suppliers and will work with them to obtain better results for you.  Our proven tendering process and cutting edge technology gives our clients a truly competitive edge. 

If barbeque is on your menu this summer, contact the Enhance team.  We will recommend the appropriate cuts and help you identify the suppliers with the lowest prices and highest quality.  Make sure your barbeque offerings are delectable and profitable – contact us today.