Country Range, the leading independent foodservice brand and main sponsor of the Student Chef Challenge 2018/19, is helping caterers get that perfect crunch after boosting its range with the addition of Panko Breadcrumbs.

Originating from and regularly used in Japanese cuisine, Panko is a light, flaky breadcrumb that delivers an amazing golden crunch which stays crispier for longer.

Available in 1kg bags in cases of 10, the new product is available immediately to operators via the Group’s network of 12 independent wholesalers.

Country Range Panko Breadcrumbs – A light and crispy breadcrumb which can be used as a crunchy topping to add texture to grilled vegetables or macaroni cheese, as a breaded coating for fried foods or as a binder for meatballs or burgers.

Country Range Group’s Trading Director Martin Ward said:

“The trend for Asian food and in particular Korean and Japanese cuisine has made people more aware of panko breadcrumbs and shown why they are a fantastic alternative to your traditional options. They offer a fantastic crunch and are versatile too as they’re delicious whether used to create a crispy topping or as binder in gourmet burgers and meatballs. This is one product you will definitely see on more and more menus up and down the country over the next year.”

About Country Range

With 25 years of heritage servicing the UK’s innovative foodservice sector, the Country Range Group is made up of 12 independent wholesalers – Birchall Foodservice, Caterite Foodservice, Creed Foodservice, Dunns Food and Drinks, EFG Foodservice, Harvest Fine Foods, Henderson Foodservice, Savona South West, Savona Foodservice, Thomas Ridley Foodservice, Trevors Foodservice and Turner & Price. In addition to offering the leading brands from around the globe, the Group also provides over 800 products, all developed exclusively for professional caterers under the Country Range brand. Covering grocery, chilled, frozen and non-food, Country Range is widely recognised by caterers as a trusted and reliable brand delivering consistent quality and value for money without compromising on taste and flavour.