For anyone in the hospitality sector, the first three weeks of December can mean only one thing: Christmas party season.
With so many events to pack into one short month, catering for the Christmas party rush can be a hectic task. Whether serving up food for a company celebration or for families going the extra mile, preparation is vital to ensure your tasty creations are the star of the show.
So to make the festive season run that little bit more smoothly for our local caterers, this week BAKO North Western are putting 50 years of food industry experience to good use with these useful tips for stress-free Christmas party catering.
Main meal morsels
Turkey dinners are notoriously tricky to get right, and are understandably an even more daunting challenge when cooking for a large number of people. Instead, try finding clever ways of introducing traditional Christmas flavours into dishes that can be prepared in advance and are less messy to serve.
As a handy hint, try BAKO NW’s new ready-prepared turkey, bacon, cranberry & mayo filling inside delicate finger sandwiches or oven-baked potato skins.
Christmas is a season of indulgence, so December is a time when dessert really matters. Sweet treats that can be served either hot or cold are ideal for buffet-style Christmas parties, so old festive favourites like mince pies will always go down well.
For a more unusual alternative, try DAWN’s new limited edition cranberry and orange muffins, available from BAKO NW, or pipe snowman faces onto sweet snow covered BAKO Jam Ball doughnuts for a fun seasonal twist on a classic.
All the trimmings
Food is just one part of the equation for creating the perfect Christmas party, and the wrong presentation can really let your delicious kitchen creations down. Alongside an enticing array of edible goodies, BAKO North Western also stock non-food essentials in a range of festive colours, from cake cases to napkins, to put the finishing touch on your Christmas party feast.
Want to wish BAKO North Western a Merry Christmas? Next year marks our 50th anniversary as one of the leading suppliers to the North West food industry, and we’d love to hear your stories on working with BAKO over the years.