Do you remember grandma’s boiling hen? Packed with flavour, full of colour, tender yet with a bite? That traditional poultry is about to recapture the market.
For years, the boiling hen was oppressed by cheap meat from birds reared in poor conditions, commonly referred to as broilers. But the tides are turning. Consumers are consciously opting for quality and long for the days when chicken was still full of flavour.
SMP Culinair has embraced the boiling hen and delivers the authentic quality that consumers are looking for with Grandmère. Tasteful, traditional poultry with an animal-friendly origin!
SMP Culinair deliberately chooses to work with free range birds. These hens have had more space to roam than chickens that are fattened up. See and taste the difference!
Our hens have had a good life as laying hens. Their range eggs are of high quality, and so is their meat after the laying season is over. When the hens reach 16 months, the texture of the meat is at its best. At that moment the Grandmère hens are selected.
Our breed of chicken is only developed in the Netherlands and Germany. SMP Culinair is strongly opposed to the import of poultry from low-wage countries. All birds are slaughtered and cooked in the Netherlands. The rest of the production process takes place within the EU.
We produce poultry that is cooked on the bone. After cooking the meat is removed from the bone and pasteurised with the addition of real broth. This adds more flavour, boosts juiciness and allows the meat to keep for up to six weeks.
The following cuts are available: chicken fillet, chicken breast and legs (all natural proportions) and shredded poultry. Professional caterers, industrial kitchens and industrial meal providers use our traditional poultry in meals, sandwiches, soups and sauces, and as pizza topping.
SMP Culinair has over 40 years’ experience in the food industry and is the founder of meat products for the out of home market. SMP Culinair stands for sustainable, high-quality poultry. All of our meat products have a product specification. In short, with SMP Culinair you are making a delicious and sustainable choice.
Grandmère traditional poultry is an excellent choice for professional caterers and industrial meal providers. They turn to SMP Culinair for all their poultry needs, from chicken fillets, chicken breast and legs (all natural proportions) to shredded meat. Our cooked poultry is used in meals, sandwiches, salads and sauces.
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