As the first mainstream awards ceremony in 2018 to boast an entirely vegan menu, the Global Good Awards is certainly of the mind that ‘every little helps’ when it comes sustainable entertaining. Indeed, veganism was the fastest growing culinary trend of 2018 and looks set to continue on that trajectory in 2019.
So in time for the festive season Tesco has increased its range of plant-based Christmas dinner centre-piece dishes. It says that in 2018, demand for its chilled and frozen vegan food soared by more than 50%, helping to swell the UK meat free market to £310m.
As a result, the supermarket behemoth has not only doubled its vegan festive main dish offering but has also now launched its first ever vegan party food lines as well as a Christmas vegan sandwich.
A year ago Tesco appointed chef Derek Sarno as Director of Plant Based Innovation to oversee the creation of its own Wicked Kitchen vegan food label.
Sarno commented: “People looking for plant centred options for holiday meals no longer need to worry about being considered an afterthought at the Christmas dinner table or party.
“In fact the only thing they’ll need to consider is making sure these mouth-watering dishes don’t get snatched from under their noses by other guests.
“From party food treats to doubling the amount of veg centre pieces, vegans have never had more choice at Christmas than now, how wicked is that!”
In September, Wicked Kitchen won PETA’s 2018 Vegan Food Award for ‘Best Vegan Range’.
Hmm, Festive Stuffed Butternut Squash filled with tangy beetroot and apple and finished with a crunchy pumpkin and sunflower seed topping anyone?
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