To help in the busy kitchen over the holidays, Excellence has a fantastic new range of quality products which can be used to enhance dishes as well as saving on preparation and cooking time. Given the traditional menu favourites at this time of year, it’s important to make things as straight-forward as possible. Some items are particularly suitable for use during the festive season, such as Schwartz for Chef (SFC) cranberry sauce, which enjoys great quality and taste, providing a traditional accompaniment to roast turkey, while also delicious when served with game and poultry dishes, and as a glaze for terrines and pâtés. SFC mustards are suitable as an accompaniment or for coating your hams, while SFC spices and herbs will add flavour and taste to any dish. Of course, no Christmas would be complete without mince pies and Christmas puddings. Newforge’s Irish-made pies and Matthew Walker Christmas puddings are must-haves for those looking to handle the rush, as are Newforge’s glace cherries and Noel’s cocktail cherries. Of course, if it is just the pastry you are looking to source, Pidy and Maitre Patissier ready to fill pastry can work for a multitude of uses; whether its vol au vents for starters, quiches for mains or tulipe baskets for desserts. These are only some of Excellence's large range of fruits, vegetables, sauces, dressings, spices, herbs, and seasonings, available year round to the busy chef.