SPANISH FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRAINING
We are a team of ex-hospitality and wine merchant professionals and are passionate about food and wine. We understand your needs and believe that product knowledge is key to the success of any food and drink business. We provide you and your team with comprehensive training on all our Spanish products, ensuring you know all the key facts, how to prepare them, how to serve them and the story behind them. We believe that our success is based on transmitting this knowledge to your business so your customers can enjoy a true Spanish experience! We provide regular training to all of our wholesale trade customers, both new and existing businesses to ensure you get the most out of the Spanish wholesale products we supply you with.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN HAM CARVING
At Basco, we regularly provide Spanish ham carving training to delicatessens, food shops, tapas bars, restaurants and other businesses across the UK. Our training sessions are comprehensive and cover, the entire process involved in professional ham carving. Our training sessions include:
• Background to Spanish ham and the Iberian breed of pig
• The anatomy of a leg of ham
• The tools and equipment required
• The preparation of the ham for carving
• The slicing of the ham to achieve the perfect slice
• Temperature and serving methods
• Preservation of ham legs once opened
We are a member of the Guild of Fine Food, regularly appearing in their monthly magazine where we show their readers how to carve Spanish ham with a step-by-step guide.
RECIPE AND MENU DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
At Basco we have team members with professional chef backgrounds. So if you are thinking of opening a Spanish restaurant, deli shop or tapas bar and need professional advice on how to serve our Spanish food, don’t look any further, we can help. As a wholesaler, we have been involved with various openings of food and drink businesses where we work alongside the chef in the development of recipes and menus. We also travel to Spain regularly with clients and chefs to meet our suppliers as well as working with managers on the development of the service offered, wine, drinks and cocktail list. At Basco, we are not just a Spanish food and drink wholesale supplier, our ethos and values are also to educate, support, inspire and help develop businesses in everything that is Spanish food and drink.
WINE LIST DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN
We know what it’s like to open and run a restaurant, café or bar and the pressures that come with doing so. Questions that might sound familiar tend to relate to what type of wines should be on offer? Do I have the right choice? How much should I charge? Do the wines complement our food? Have I got the wine list ready? Our experience as a Spanish food wholesaler means we provide you and your business with the right wine service to help you develop the correct wine list for the market in which you operate. We have WSET qualified staff, who can support you through the different stages of preparing a wine list from:
• Initial drafting of the wines based on your concept
• Pairing the wines to your food menus
• Costings, margins and selling prices
• Wine list design and print
• Staff wine training
• Seasonal wine promotions
• Wine tasting events, themed evenings, meet the winemaker events
If you love Spanish wine and you are looking for a wholesale Spanish wine importer that provides extra support to your business, look no further than Basco.
SUPPORT ON FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS
At Basco we regularly carry out food and drink events with all our Spanish wholesale customers, from Spanish wine and cheese evenings to Spanish ham carving events, themed dinner nights and meet the supplier events. Our knowledge and expertise on all Spanish food and drink will provide your business with a valuable asset to ensure you deliver the authentic Spanish experience to all of your customers.
SOURCING ‘OWN BRAND’ SPANISH FOODS
Looking for your own brand of Spanish ham, rioja or chorizo? At Basco, we regularly work with trade customers to introduce into the market their own brand of Spanish products. All our food and drinks suppliers have quality standards and production techniques in place, with many holding BRC and IFS accreditations. We can support your company in the development of your own brand of Spanish products from the initial design stage through to the import of the product from Spain where we will ensure regular wholesale supply. We will support you in the development of the correct packaging format, label, barcode, product technical sheet and allergen information and much more. If you are interested in creating your own brand of quality Spanish products, get in touch, we will happily answer all of your questions!