Prepare your World Cup menu with these classic football food favourites
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is less than two months away. Due to start on November 20, 2022, it will be the most exciting event that the country has ever known and it is set to attract millions of football fans from across the world.
Chef Middle East is proud to be one of the only food distribution companies in Qatar to boast prestigious and highly-regarded accreditations with the completion of ISO22000:2018 certification audit. We have already upgraded and adapted our procedures to cater to the extra demand for premium products and ingredients that the world cup will create, and we are ready and excited to support the GCC through this thrilling and prosperous time.
We also know that every restaurant, bar, café and hospitality outlet across Qatar and the wider Middle East will have already started to plan their world cup menus, and think of ways to entice and please all their new and regular customers through this groundbreaking sporting spectacle.
So, to provide you with an extra dose of inspiration, our chefs have shared three football food ideas that are guaranteed to be a big hit with your customers and make their experience at the world cup even more unforgettable.
There’s just something about watching sport that calls for a stack of gloriously sticky and delicious ribs. Whether it’s American football, basketball, rugby or, most importantly for us, football, this is the ultimate sports fan’s finger food.
The ideal accompaniment for watching the games on the big screens of your bar, restaurant or lounge, or as a pre or past-match snack for those who are lucky enough to attend in person, they go perfectly with a side of fries or a crisp salad.
Here at Chef Middle East, our premium quality, Certified Angus Beef® Chuck Short Ribs are the best to make slow-cooked ribs that fall-off-the-bone tender, satisfying, juicy and beautifully aromatic.
Just coat them in a tangy Chef’s Palette BBQ sauce and watch your customers come back for seconds, and maybe even thirds.
Football has an amazing power to bring people together and create everlasting bonds and friendships. Therefore, we believe that the best football food ideas should be served in a sharing-style format, and nothing unites a group like a platter of tasty nibbles and bites.
The perfect starting point for a sociable and celebratory meal or a few drinks in front of the footie, our partners – Aviko (in Oman and Qatar) and McCain (in UAE) – are experts in crafting irresistible appetisers. From golden breaded onion rings to fiery chili cheese balls and magnificently gooey and cheesy mozzarella fingers, your guests will be left grappling to lap up every last bite especially when paired with must-have Kraft Heinz (Qatar) dips.
Game-day tortilla wraps
Ask any of your customers what their favourite cuisine is, and there’s a high chance that Mexican will come out close to the top.
Our Corny Bakers tortilla wraps are one of our most versatile products, and they’re perfect for crafting casual, satisfying and delectable bites that will make your world cup menu the most irresistible one for miles around.
Stuff them with Tex-Mex style fajita chicken with colourful onions and peppers, steak and cheese or fresh veggies, guacamole and feta for a healthy vegetarian option.
Then just roll them up neatly, slice expertly into manageable pieces, and serve with a side of salsa-topped nachos or fries.
Reach out to our team to find out more about Chef Middle East’s full catalogue of products and dedicated world cup delivery services.