The KaterBake bakery range at Central Foods has been expanded with the addition of five new donuts for the food service sector, including a gluten-free version.

Ahead of National Doughnut Week 18th to 26th May, frozen food distributor Central Foods is launching sugared donuts, mini sugared donuts, chocolate iced donuts, mini chocolate iced donuts, and the gluten-free midi sugared donut under the KaterBake range.

The ring-shaped, cake-style donuts are suitable for vegetarians and simply need thawing before serving.

Gordon Lauder, MD of Central Foods, said: “Doughnuts and their American-style donut counterparts have been one of the greatest success stories of recent times, with huge innovation in the sector.

“We’re delighted to be expanding our popular KaterBake bakery range with the addition of these five new ring donuts for our food service customers. The inclusion of a gluten-free ring donut means that coeliac customers don’t miss out on these popular sweet treats.  

“Our new cake-style donuts have a slightly denser texture, meaning they provide a more filling treat. But donuts are more than just a sweet treat; caterers can use them to decorate a freak or milkshake, an ice cream sundae, include as a component of afternoon tea or even to ‘sandwich’ savoury items, such as chicken burgers, to make unusual flavour mash-ups that can go viral on social media! The only limit with donuts is a chef’s imagination!

“Frozen donuts are ideal as operators can defrost them as needed, ensuring there is always a ‘fresh’ supply to hand and reducing wastage.”

The KaterBake range is Central Foods’ own-brand of bakery products for the food service sector and includes speciality bread and morning goods such as flatbreads, crumpets, waffles, bao buns and yum yums.

Central Foods was founded in 1996 and is one of the UK’s leading food service frozen food distributors. The company is proud to be a catering partner across the whole food service sector, supplying to hotels, restaurants, bars, universities, schools, pubs, care homes, garden centres, leisure outlets and more.

Based in Collingtree, near Northampton, it currently sells to over 180 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers.