Over the past year, driven in large part by lockdowns imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a substantial rise in the number of people wanting to cook restaurant quality food at home. According to kamcity.com, spend on do-it-yourself meal kits and grocery boxes in the United Kingdom more than doubled, growing by 114% in April 2020, compared with the previous year, as people sought to recreate restaurant recipes in their home kitchens.
With opportunity knocking, the Tugo Food Systems B2B foodservice company rose to the occasion. Lee Personius, managing director of the Adderbury, Oxfordshire, England-based enterprise, explained:
“After being approached by several of our clients to develop a frozen pizza kit for their customers to cook at home, we teamed up with Dough & Glory to create a delicious, easy-to-use pizza kit for foodservice operators to sell ‘in-house.’ Dough & Glory is a family-run dough manufacturer, which has been supplying the industry for over 20 years. They know all about exceptional dough and have used this extensive knowledge to design the perfect frozen pizza kit to meet our exacting standards.”
Unlike other kits, budding chefs are not constrained to a menu. Dough & Glory provides the four key ingredients needed to make a pizza in the comfort of one’s own kitchen: four frozen dough balls, diced 100% mozzarella, tomato sauce and semolina.
“We encourage customers to put on their chef’s hat and get creative, whether that’s using up leftovers and neglected veggies in the fridge, or stocking up on their favorite toppings, anything goes,” said Personius.
Tugo’s managing director added that Dough & Glory’s partnership with the One Feeds Two charity means with each pizza kit purchased, a child in one of the poorest corners of the world gets a free school meal, making the Dough & Glory pizza kits good food in every sense.