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Holiday Guide


The holiday season is big business for restaurants. To make sure you're prepared we've gathered some of our best articles with tips and tricks to get you through the madness. Browse below for serving ideas, tips for attracting holiday business, easy-but-special serving ideas and all sorts of inspiration to boost you through the end of the year.

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Serve Seasonal Sweets

As customers get more into the holiday spirit, they look for flavors that really celebrate the season. In fact, serving fall- and winter-inspired dishes can inspire sales—customers will be more likely to indulge in a flavor they might not get again after the next month or two. Luckily, we have a variety of desserts in festive flavors. Add a few to your menu for instant seasonal success.

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Roast Beef, Turkey, or Ham, What Will Grace Your Holiday Table?

More often than not during the holidays, the main protein is always the talk of the table, and is always beautifully presented before it is carved and shared by all. And whether it’s a flavorful prime rib, a sweet glazed ham, or a perfectly browned turkey breast that makes the cut, all are wonderful ways to feed a large group, and also a great way to bring lots of satisfied “oohs!” and “mmms!” to your customers’ palates.

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Reveillon Dinners for the Holiday Season

As a native New Orleanian who grew up with a passion for food, I thought the holidays would be a fun time to share a time-honored and revered New Orleans tradition—the one that I look forward to each and every year.

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Try a Biscuit Bar at Brunch

Brunch has always been a popular forum for biscuits, this year they’ve really been taking off. A great new way to capitalize on this trend is to run is a “build your own” biscuit bar.

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Ask For The Catering Order Now

It may be just starting to feel like Fall, but let’s turn our focus to November, December and January for the sake of revenue. Here are some things to focus on now to ensure your catering revenue is robust at the end of this year and beginning of next.

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The Importance of Appetizers During the Holidays

Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres are important menu segments all 12 months of the year, but they are most vital to driving restaurant and catering profits through December and January. Groups of all sizes and budgets are looking to get out together over the holidays and they are usually conditioned to want to order some starters before their meal. Here are a few reasons to increase your appetizer and hors d’oeuvres options for the months of December, January and February.

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Book More Parties This Holiday Season

The holidays are busy, and they’re a prime time to generate extra revenue. Inspiring diners to choose your restaurant for their celebration—large or small—is key to getting that boost to propel your restaurant into the New Year. Having a strategy in place to keep diners coming through the doors and to inspire them to book parties of all sizes makes all the difference.

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Quick and Easy Holiday Appetizers

Need inspiration for your holiday party or catering menu? Chef Anthony Bussiere has you covered with a selection of easy, cost-effective recipes your customers will love. Give them a try this holiday season.

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Turning on the Creativity - Just in Time for the Holidays

What do you get when you blend some of our much-loved dessert items with a little bit of ingenuity? You get a delicious creation that not only saves you time in the kitchen, but will not fail to impress your customers.

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Up Your Game With Take Home Caramel Treats

With the holiday season rolling around, you’re going to have lots of guests dining at your establishment for special meals, be they celebrations for two or a larger parties. Giving a small treat for your guests to take home will surprise, delight and keep your restaurant in the customer’s mind after the meal.

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Zeppole With Pumpkin Mascarpone and Salted Caramel

This elegant holiday dessert is easy to put together, but the textures and flavors are deliciously impressive. It starts with our Roma Zeppole, which arrive at your location frozen and individually scored on a sheet of dough, so you can fry straight from the freezer in just two minutes. Here’s how to make the whole dessert.

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Sweet Encore Pumpkin Cheesecake

Serve Seasonal Sweets

Ridgecrest Cooked Beef

Roast Beef, Turkey, or Ham, What Will Grace Your Holiday Table?

Christmas in New Orleans

Reveillon Dinners for the Holiday Season

Biscuit

Try a Biscuit Bar at Brunch

Holiday cookies.

Ask For The Catering Order Now

The Importance of Appetizers During the Holidays

Book More Parties This Holiday Season

Stuffed mushrooms

Quick and Easy Holiday Appetizers

Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Turning on the Creativity - Just in Time for the Holidays

Caramel candy

Up Your Game With Take Home Caramel Treats

Roma Zeppole with Pumpkin Mascarpone and Caramel

Zeppole With Pumpkin Mascarpone and Salted Caramel