With the festive season quickly approaching, chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, and venue owners will be finalizing their event menus. This is a huge time of year in the hospitality calendar with customers expecting to be wowed by what you have to offer. While there might be a lot of pressure, this is your chance to step up and showcase your incredible venue, food, welcome, and atmosphere so your venue remains a firm favorite moving into the New Year. This year, make sure that you leave no stone unturned when it comes to your festive foods menu offerings. Whether the events you are hosting over the holiday period are sit-down meals, buffet style, or simply require finger food, you need to ensure that you are prepared to meet the demands of your guests. Here at Northwest Meat Company, we are firm believers that every great dish starts with great ingredients. To ensure your festive treats are the best that they can be, get in touch with our team so your order is in on time and you have the very best selection of poultry, portion cut meats, wild game, and seafood to choose from.
Below, we take a look at five mouth-watering holiday treats that you can include on your holiday event menu this year to make a lasting impression on your diners.
Christmas Dinner Kebabs
If you are hosting an event at your venue where finger food is being served, you want to think outside the box. Pigs in blankets, potato wedges, and chicken wings are all great choices, but you need a showstopper! Simply roll up a slice of turkey, with some stuffing, add a small roast potato, a few slices of carrot, and a good splash of cranberry sauce for Christmas Dinner on a stick. This recipe can be a lot of fun and you can be as creative as you want with what you put on your Christmas dinner kebab.
Feast Of Seven Fishes
Every year on December 24th in Italy, a traditional dish of seven different fish is eaten before the big day. Why not take some inspiration from this old tradition and serve your very own Feast Of Seven Fishes? With our extensive range of seafood, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the right ingredients for your dish You can prepare each of the fish differently, serve some raw, others deep-fried, or more seared; it’s completely up to you. Let your imagination run wild.
Traditional Roast Goose
While turkey is the bird of choice at most big events at this time of year, goose has always been a popular choice for the table centerpiece. Surprise your guests with a true slice of tradition with this out-of-the-box poultry option. You might be pleasantly surprised at what a big hit the goose will be as many people don’t like the traditional turkey. Goose doesn’t tend to be as dry as turkey and it’s not as fatty as duck so roasted goose could be the perfect middle-ground to keep everyone happy.
Festive Nacho Cups
For a fun, festive finger food option, nacho cups are a great option. Simply arrange a few nacho chips in a small cup, and drizzle with salsa, avocado, cilantro, a little fresh beef chili, and optional jalapenos. Presented in a bright red or green cup, these little treats really do look incredibly festive with the combination of greens and reds. While this is a great finger food option, you can also make larger portions of festive nachos as a starter option on the menu if your guests are having a more casual holiday get-together.
Chicken In Blankets
Every venue in the country will be serving pigs in blankets at their events through the holiday season. If you want your menu to be memorable, it’s time to start thinking outside the box. Simply combine chicken mince, stuffing, cranberries, garlic, and egg in s bowl and create sausage shapes. Wrap your delicious creations in a strip of bacon, and brush with a mixture of sugar, syrup, and a little oil before baking in the oven. We can assure you that your guests will be blown away by these tasty little offerings.
Create A Festive Foods Menu That Oozes With Fun And Flavor
If you are hosting big events at your venue this holiday season, it’s crucial that you take the time to prepare ahead of time. You want to be sure that you create a menu that will make a positive impression on your guests and that will leave them wanting more. To create a fun, festive foods menu that will have your guests jingling all the way, we hope you consider some of the recipe ideas. With a little creativity and imagination, your menu will truly shine this festive season.