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Dr. Oetker Professional Delivers Pizza Inspiration at TUCO

Wednesday, 1 May, 2019

With pizza experiencing the biggest growth of all the top 10 dishes out-of-home*, Dr. Oetker Professional is gearing up for its biggest TUCO yet, sharing with universities how to make the most of every pizza occasion.

From vegan dishes to Mexican flavours, the latest taste trends are transforming pizzas for a younger generation. The pizza experts will be on hand at stand 114 to show caterers how to unlock their profit opportunities and appeal to the 65% of 18 – 34 year olds ordering pizza each month**.

Starting with the Raw Dough Pizza Base, Dr. Oetker Professional will be showcasing the hottest flavour pairings on-stand, with recipes taken from its Pizza Inspiration series, which is available for universities to download at www.oetker-professional.co.uk.

Pizza may be a classic dish, but its ability to adapt and lend itself to a variety of flavours means it never stands still and is why we are seeing the popularity of pizza continue to grow, with students leading the demand for innovative toppings. Richard Cooper, Senior Brand Manager, Dr. Oetker Professional

“We are delighted to be bringing our pizza expertise to TUCO to show caterers how they can use the Raw Dough Pizza Base to tap into the top flavour trends and start benefiting from the power of pizza.”

Alongside the Raw Dough Pizza Base, caterers who visit Dr. Oetker Professional at TUCO can see first-hand the full range of pizza solutions tailored for the university market, including the well-established Chicago Town range – Takeaway, Deep Dish Pizza, Garlic Dough Balls and Pizza to Go.

Great for grab and go, the fully loaded 13cm Chicago Town Deep Dish Pizza brings the taste of the nation’s favourite^ direct to university campuses, whilst the Garlic Dough Balls works well across starters, sides and sharing platters. Stuffed and coated with garlic and parsley, the part-baked ciabatta dough balls cook in a matter of minutes, making them ideal for busy university kitchens.

Pizza to Go adds a new dimension to the popular Chicago Town Takeaway Pizza with a fully-branded hot hold that not only maintains the ideal temperature, but also increases the pizza appeal front of house. In fact, recent research shows that 50% of students buy from branded outlets on university premises at least once a month^^, providing a golden opportunity for caterers to boost profits.

Richard adds:
“As the university sectors go-to pizza experts, we pride ourselves on working closely with caterers to add exciting additions to our pizza offering, that will excite students and become a part of campus life. Whether it be on-trend pizzas at the canteen, delivering the ultimate takeaway at the bar or innovative ways to enhance accommodation facilities, we are with you every step of the way to create memorable pizza occasions time and time again.”

A leading family pizza and baking business, Dr. Oetker Professional was founded in 1891 and its dedicated professional range works to provide quality solutions that add excitement to menus with total ease and reassurance.

*MCA Eating Out TM Panel Q1 2018 ** Technomic’s Status & Outlook of the U.K. Pizza Category and Its Customers ^IRI data is – 25th May 2019 ^^ Dr Oetker / Fusion Universities Review

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