The Big Kitchen to create inspirational fast-food dishes with Westlers

At Northern Restaurant and Bar 2016 

The Big Kitchen team will be rustling up some delicious and inspirational gourmet Westlers frankfurter dishes at this year’s Northern Restaurant and Bar event at Manchester Central from 15th to 16th March 2016.

Westlers globally inspired gourmet tasting station at the event, will showcase the versatility of Westlers pouched 90% pork frankfurters for operators looking to offer diners tasty food that can be served quickly and eaten conveniently.

The Big Kitchen team will be offering some tasty samples on Stand A62 over the two-day event. And visitors can look forward to trying the Westlers gourmet ‘Monte Christo’ pork frankfurter with Swiss cheese, strawberry jam, gherkin and mustard, as well as tasters from The Big Kitchen’s frozen range, including Pork and Herb, Cumberland and Gourmet Lincolnshire Sausages, Minted Lamb Kebabs and Vegetable and Chicken Satay.

Officially launched at Casual Dining in February 2015, Westlers frankfurters, made from 90% pork are naturally smoked with beechwood to give them a tasty, unique flavour. Now, at Northern Restaurant and Bar 2016, The Big Kitchen will be demonstrating how quick and easy to prepare Westlers frankfurters are for operators looking to capitalise on the demand for more casual gourmet products.

Robert Burns, marketing controller at Westlers, said: “We are really looking forward to this year’s Northern Restaurant and Bar event at Manchester Central. Not only will we be showcasing the versatility of our delicious frankfurters but it’s a great platform to present The Big Kitchen’s great-tasting, frozen gourmet products.

“Choosing to serve frankfurters, offers caterers lots of benefits and opportunities, as the frankfurter is an extremely versatile platform, on which caterers can build an array of inspired, great-tasting dishes,” Rob added.

“And the Westlers frankfurter enables caterers to have confidence in their base ingredient, allowing them to be creative with themes and flavours that compliment in both quality and taste.” 

“Serving a variety of hot dog, gourmet sausage and satay dishes, with tastes from around the world, shows innovation, whilst having visual impact and culinary flair, which can help to drive sales,” Robert said.

“Toppings can also be prepared before opening times along with the frankfurters and gourmet sausages, providing consumers with a quick serving solution and caterers with more time to focus on their customers during service.

“Sourcing a high quality frankfurter, gourmet sausage or satay dish in conjunction with a creative world of flavours themed menu, can provide the perfect combination to increase profitability, by offering customers a unique and memorable experience.”

In addition, The Big Kitchen’s pre-cooked frozen range, including Pork and Herb Sausages; Cumberland Sausages; Gourmet Lincolnshire Sausages; Minted Lamb Kebabs; Vegetable Satay and Chicken Satay, which enable chefs and caterers to serve a range of quality products quickly and conveniently.

The Big Kitchen can also offer support with cooking equipment to help caterers present and serve their Westlers frankfurters in the best possible way. Bain maries, roller grills and steamers allow caterers to showcase their offer at the point of purchase, as frankfurters and toppings can be held at optimum temperature ready to serve.

In addition to this, POS materials such as posters and flags as well as sundries such as Westlers branded hot dog boxes are available. All are designed to create theatre and help provide a more engaging dining experience.

For more information on the Westlers natural beechwood smoked frankfurter range, please visit or contact The Big Kitchen on 01536 463 080, via email at or visit Stand A62 at Northern Restaurant and Bar 2016 at Manchester Central.