With the holiday’s in full swing, it is time to dust off the apron and start trying to remember how to cook your mother’s bun recipe. However, sometimes you need some help, and when it comes to Christmas catering, there are some fantastic options here in Toronto. In this article we are going to look at the top five Christmas catering ideas for 2018, so let’s get started!
The Classic Sit Down Dinner
When you are planning a great holiday get together, one of the best catering options is to go with the classic sit down dinner. It takes a bit of work, but crafting a turkey, a ham, mashed potatoes and some vegetables will go a long way in impressing your guests. To get the best bang for your buck, make sure to mix a cold starter salad, and pre-cooked pies, to ensure the first and last course is as simple as possible. Plus, it provides that you do not have an Mt. Everest made of dishes at the end of the night, and that is something that we can all get behind.
Gourmet Finger Food for your guests
If you are hosting a more substantial get-together, there is no reason why you should be forced to serve a full dinner, instead look at finger food options! Finger food is a great way to cater a party while allowing you to get a bit a break in the kitchen. You can head down to a frozen speciality store or your local grocery store to grab some excellent oven finger foods and cut your work in half. For the other finger foods, try some cold options like pancetta-wrapped melon or even watermelon dipped in a yoghurt sauce. The sky is the limit, but having a wide variety will go a long way to ensuring your parties success.
The Dessert Bar, a sweet tooth’s favourite soiree
When you are hosting an evening soiree, a dessert bar is never a bad idea. This is perfect if you are someone who loves to bake and experiment in the kitchen, but no matter if you are hosting friends or family, who do not enjoy a great cupcake. A dessert bar can include a variety of sweet treats from cakes and pies, to cake pops and dessert bars. As well, you will want to add a fruit tray so that your guests can take a bit of a break from the pure sugar for a couple of helpings!
Hire a Caterer for your big event
When you are stressed, working long hours and dealing with screaming children, the last thing you want to do is a slave over a kitchen for hours on end to deliver a fantastic Christmas meal. Instead, why not call a catering company that can provide a top-notch meal and let you focus on hosting. There is a tonne of great options in the Toronto area, and ensure that you pick a company that is known for their great food and stellar service. These fantastic chefs can whip up a holiday meal that no one can forget with ease, and the best part, you do not even have to do the dishes!
When it comes to Christmas catering, there is no one way to do it. Whether you host your party or bring in a great Toronto catering company, the most important thing is that you enjoy your company. From dessert bars to hiring a caterer, the holiday’s are a great time to come together and celebrate what is important, friends and family. What event are you most looking forward to this Holiday season? Comment below, and start a conversation!