Holiday Catering Menu Ideas

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There is no doubt that food is an essential part of any holiday celebration, and it can make or break a party. No matter if you are organizing a small office celebration or a huge company party, you should do your best to provide delicious dishes and drinks so that your employees know you really appreciate them.

However, it may not be that easy to choose the menu with so many available options. If you are looking for inspiration, take a look at our holiday catering menu ideas below!

Holiday Party Catering Ideas

Here are some of the dishes we believe can work great on holiday parties, including appetizers, side dishes, main courses, drinks, and desserts.

Holiday Finger Foods

Festive finger foods are certainly an excellent choice for appetizers at your holiday party. They can be crackers, cheese balls, latkes, cranberry-and-brie pastries, and more. It is even often possible to shape them into symbols associated with a particular event, like Christmas trees, for example.

Potatoes au Gratin

Also known as dauphinoise potatoes, this French classic side dish is loved by many. It is made with layers of sliced potatoes with added butter, cream, cheese, garlic, and fresh thyme. With the golden baked cheese at the top, it looks truly irresistible! You can display it on our eco-friendly tableware for an even better visual effect

Traditional Turkey

Turkey is one of the most popular holiday catering ideas for various events, but it is most commonly associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is typically served with stuffing, cranberries, and mashed potatoes and sometimes even topped off with pumpkin pie.

Shepherd’s Pie (or Cottage Pie)

This dish, originating from Britain and France, is made from minced meat and vegetables topped with cheesy mashed potatoes and baked. Sometimes, its names are used interchangeably, but some people claim that shepherd’s pie should contain lamb or mutton while cottage pie needs to have beef.

Holiday Cookies

Catering for work holiday parties cannot work out without desserts! There are multiple ones to select from, but you can never go wrong with holiday cookies. They bring childhood memories, they are sweet, delicious, and easy to grab and eat during a party.

You can mix them as you like and include, for instance, simple sugar cookies, innovative Italian Christmas cookies, or gingerbread treats.

A tray with holiday cookies

White Chocolate Vanilla Bread Pudding

This mouth-watering dessert is made from Mexican vanilla beans, providing a smooth and creamy flavor with a hint of spice. It is complemented with cinnamon, allspice and white chocolate, resulting in an amazingly delicious, festive dessert. For easy serving, you can put portions of white chocolate vanilla bread pudding into aluminum baking cups.

Pomegranate and Rosemary White Sangria

If you are searching for a festive cocktail that is really tasty but easy to make at the same time, this variant of Spanish sangria should work great. It is based on dry white wine, and it is complemented with pomegranate arils, fresh rosemary, orange and lemon juice, and a simple syrup. Yum!

Holiday Catering Ideas – the Final Note

As you can see, catering for a holiday party creates lots of opportunities to include delicious food and drinks to appreciate your employees and let them enjoy the event to the fullest. You can go for traditional options like turkey and/or include some international dishes to make the menu more diverse.

While considering various holiday party catering ideas, keep in mind that you also need to provide all the necessary tableware and food packaging for both comfort and visual appeal. Feel free to browse the serving trays, mini forks and spoons, cups for appetizers, and other products we offer, and make your holiday party absolutely perfect!

References

  1. https://www.partstown.com/about-us/holiday-catering-menu-ideas
  2. https://www.ezcater.com/lunchrush/office/the-6-most-popular-catering-dishes-for-the-holiday-season/
  3. https://www.fooda.com/blog/holiday-party-catering-ideas-for-companies-big-and-small/

Author

  • Dacia Flowers

    Dacia Flowers is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) with a major in Cultural Anthropology. Since graduating in 2019, she has expanded her expertise and applied her anthropological background in the practical domain. As the Administration Manager at CMJJ Gourmet since August 2022, Dacia handles crucial day-to-day operations, ensuring the warehouse's optimal functionality, timely delivery of orders, and managing invoices. Her commitment to excellence and in-depth understanding of organizational dynamics stem not just from her academic prowess but also her personal passion. Beyond her professional responsibilities, Dacia has a keen interest in reading, loves to travel, and stays active through regular exercise.

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