The holidays offer up a fantastic opportunity to score big with foodservice guests, giving them a fun, festive dining experience while delivering their holiday favourites. “Social” and “shareable” define the trends today—particularly at this time of year. But Brandspark, on behalf of Restaurants Canada, has uncovered a significant preference in consumer dining behaviour: While guests are interested in concepts like smaller portions, family-style dining and tasting menus, small plates/tapas are less appealing to them. This signals an opportunity in designing menus—especially holiday menus—that answer that demand for shareable food.
holday thought starters
Kraft Heinz Foodservice wants to be your HOLIDAY HELPER!
Our culinary team has developed RECIPES that deliver a FESTIVE VIBE
while keeping ease-of-execution in mind.
celebrate with shareables
Holiday parties, friend get-togethers, family gatherings—get ready
for them with convivial, social menu items.
- PHYLLO-WRAPPED SHRIMP With CURRIED TZATZIKI SAUCE
This delicious seafood appetizer stars an
mashup of Greek and
Indian flavours in the
curried tzatziki sauce.
- CHICKEN PAKORAS with CREAMY CORIANDER CHUTNEY
With Indian flavours making their way onto more menus, these signature pakoras
are both on-trend
- GARDEN SALAD with EGGPLANT CROUTONS and CRANBERRY-BALSAMIC DRESSING
Thanks to the veg-centric trend, salads are standing in as appetizers. This one is holiday-ready, thanks to
dried cranberries and
Kraft Balsamic Dressing.
dip into flavour
Scoopable and shareable, there’s nothing quite as social as a dip. According to
Brandspark’s latest consumer research, global dips are all the rage with chefs and guests alike.
Make your holiday desserts unforgettable! We’ve wrapped up seasonal
favourites—all in easy-to-execute desserts.
- Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake
Cranberry is iconic to the holiday season, adding its sweet-tart pop of flavour to this luscious, comforting bread pudding.
- Lemony Gingerbread Mini Mousse Cakes
This dessert serves up the
warm, spiced notes that only gingerbread delivers. Appearing only during the holidays, the anticipation
helps build excitement around desserts like these.
- Spice-Infused Chocolate Pots de Crème
Spiced desserts are perfect for colder months, bringing in warm notes to soothe the soul. This smooth, creamy chocolate dessert surprises with ancho chile and
Eggnog is really only savoured for a few weeks
in December, but nothing signals the holidays quite like it. This cheesecake delivers on the special flavour that diners anticipate all year long.