20 Dec Festive Recipes to Add to Your Catering Menu
Here Are Our Top 3!
The winter holidays mean lots of potential catering opportunities, which can offer a significant boost to quarterly sales. During this busy season, people are looking for help with numerous holiday events, like office parties and family gatherings at home.
When it comes to menu options, most customers want a balance of familiar and creative selections that can feed a crowd. As an operator, you want to be able to capture this business without adding too much strain to your food costs or to back of house employees’ prep lists.
We understand these unique challenges, and are here to help, with three delicious, seasonally-appropriate recipes that are perfect additions to your winter catering menu. Each dish relies on high-quality bread from the Tribeca Oven’s line of products, as well as fresh and pantry ingredients that you’re likely already ordering each week.
These crostini feature a decadent combination of baked brie, fig jam and chopped pecans. Crostini are always a win on catering menus: they are easily customizable, portable, and can be easily passed as an hors d’oeuvre or arranged on a platter as part of a happy hour spread. Our baguette is the ideal carrier for any type of crostini, with a tender crumb that has enough structure to hold up under multiple components.
Holiday Panzanella Salad
This play on the traditional Italian bread salad is another smart choice for catered events. Unlike some green salads, which may wilt over the course of the evening, panzanella actually improves as it marinates in its dressing. Spinach, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and dried cranberries lend a wintry touch. And crunchy croutons made from Tribeca Oven Ciabatta make the salad more robust.
Sweet Sausage Dressing
If your clients are looking for a more substantial meal, perhaps for a sit-down dinner or banquet, this gourmet dressing is a standout choice. Cubed Tribeca Oven Ciabatta loaf, Italian sausage, apples, and fennel bulb and fronds create a beautiful composition of flavors. This recipe can be scaled up or down to meet the needs of the event and will retain its contrasting soft-and-crunchy texture if held over a sterno.