Dessert is a tradition that we all look forward to at Christmas time, and the classics remain firm favourites. Christmas Yule logs, Mince Pies, Christmas Cakes, and Christmas Puddings will all be amongst the top items on the nation’s plates this festive season. Alongside the traditional, there is plenty of room for diners to enjoy something a little different whilst sticking with the Christmas theme. A fun and festive twist on a classic dish will delight pudding lovers. Cranberry & Orange Sticky Toffee Puddings, Individual Christmas Pudding Cheesecakes, and Chocolate & Orange Panettone Bread & Butter Puddings are all visually enticing dishes which are simple to serve.
Mincemeat Tarts are a lighter, more modern take on a classic treat. Our tart ranges have been in high demand this year and we expect our Christmas-themed options to sell well. An indulgent Chocolate Truffle Torte is also always a firm favourite amongst customers over the holiday period.
To extend the lifespan of your Christmas menu, order items in earlier and allow diners to enjoy and indulge in the weeks leading up to the main event. Minds generally turn to Christmas about halfway through the year, so the earlier promotions begin, the better. However, it is never too late to let your customers know what treats you have on offer. Promotional activity should increase as the holiday draws nearer, ensuring that you take full advantage of consumers’ increased spending on eating out around Christmas.
Promotions can begin once your menu is planned and orders placed, so it is a good idea to get this organised early. It is also worthwhile providing a range of menu options from the traditional to the avant-garde. People are far more likely to treat themselves around the Christmas period, and this offers caterers a clear opportunity to increase sales. Decadent desserts make the holiday season even sweeter, and ordering a little more of everyone’s favourite course will give establishments the happy diners they deserve.
Please see our Christmas & New Year Opening Hours below, and take a look at our Christmas Menu above for further information.