Hey there! Do you know what makes Christmas extra special? Yep, you guessed it – the food! Those traditional Christmas dishes that we all know and love.
Join us on a culinary adventure as we unwrap the top five classic Christmas dishes that will turn your office celebrations into unforgettable feasts.
But we’re not stopping there.
We’re also giving you the scoop on top-notch caterers who can whip up these dishes, taking the hassle out of your search for the best caterers with Christmas classics on their menus.
Prepare to treat your taste buds (and impress your colleagues) in the best possible way!
How does this majestic bird end up as the centrepiece of a Christmas feast?
While the historical account of the Christmas turkey varies between regions, one practicality lies beneath all the stories. Due to turkeys’ massive size, they can feed a large group of people, making them a cost-effective choice for a big family gathering.
Plus, it’s not just about the deliciousness; it’s about the sense of occasion and celebration that comes with roasting this iconic bird.
Caterers that offer turkey for this year’s Christmas:
- Paul – Herbes De Provence Roast Turkey
- Orange Lantern Catering – Traditional Roasted Turkey
- Four Seasons Catering – Roasted Turkey With Chestnut Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Jus
- Purple Sage Group – 8 Spice Brined Whole Turkey
- How’s Catering – Traditional Roasted Whole Turkey Set
- CaterCo – Classic Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing
- Delizio Catering – Traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Chef’s Special Concoction & Cranberry Compote
- Manna Pot Catering – Slow Baked Black Truffle Turkey
2. Glazed Ham
Picture this: a succulent ham coated in a sweet or savoury glaze, creating a mouthwatering contrast of crunchy crust and tender meat.
Nowadays, it’s common to come across chicken or turkey ham as an alternative to pork as the base. It’s perfect for sharing a plate with your Muslim associates.
Caterers that offer ham for this year’s Christmas:
- CaterCo – Honey Baked Chicken Ham
- Orange Lantern Catering – Honey Glazed Chicken Ham with Pineapple Sauce
- Four Seasons Catering – Sliced Honey Baked Chicken Ham With Caramelized Pineapple
- Manna Pot Catering – Roasted Honey Chicken Ham
- The Black Hole Caters – Honolulu Turkey Ham
- Marché Mövenpick – Honey Baked Gammon Ham
- Delizio Catering – Oven Baked Chicken Ham with Dijon-Cranberry and Whole Cloves
3. Roast Beef
Roast beef pairs well with everything from classic mashed potatoes and gravy to more adventurous options like roasted root vegetables or a fresh, tangy horseradish sauce.
Plus, it’s an excellent choice for those who prefer a leaner, less sweet main course than glazed ham or turkey.
For this year’s Christmas, you’ll have the choice of beef tenderloin and striploin from our caterers to shake up your Christmas menu.
The choice between striploin and tenderloin depends on whether you prioritise tenderness (go for tenderloin) or a rich, beefy flavour (choose striploin).
Caterers that offer roast beef for this year’s Christmas:
- Paul – Roast Beef Tenderloin & Potatoes
- How’s Catering – Angus Beef Striploin
- Purple Sage Group – Roasted Australian Beef Striploin with Homemade Spice Rub
- Delizio Catering – Rosemary Garlic Striploin Roast with Horseradish Cream
- Shiok Kitchen Catering – Roasted Angus Beef Striploin with Onion Gravy
- CaterCo – Roasted Striploin
- TAP Catering – Festive Roast Beef
4. Log Cake
The Yule log cake has its roots in ancient Scandinavian traditions and is more than just a dessert. It symbolises warmth and tradition.
The cake’s appearance is meant to resemble a miniature actual Yule log. It is often decorated with powder sugar to resemble snow, tree branches, fresh berries, and mushrooms made of meringue or marzipan.
Caterers that offer log cake for this year’s Christmas:
- Delifrance – Peach Oolong Log Cake, Yuzu Matcha Log Cake, Strawberry Yoghurt Log Cake
- Swissbake – Rudolph’s Yoghurt Yule Log Cake, Nutcracker’s Chocolate Yule Log Cake
- Orange Lantern Catering – Truffle Chocolate Log Cake
- Four Seasons Catering – Evergreen White Chocolate Log Cake
- How’s Catering – Yuletide Yule Log
- Purple Sage Group – Noël Blanc
- Delizio Catering – Snowy Cookies Log Cake, Pearly Chocolate Log Cake
- Rasel Catering – Log Cake “Fromage Aux Fraises”
- The Pine Garden – Pistachio Dark Chocolate Log Cake, Hazelnut Chocolate Crunch Log Cake, Lychee Martini Christmas Log Cake
- Shiok Kitchen Catering – Frosted Belgium Chocolate Yule Log Cake
- Marché Mövenpick – Christmas Traditional Tiramisu Log Cake, Christmas Exotic Mango Passion Fruit Log Cake
- Annabella Patisserie – Apple Log Cake, Blissful Christmas Log Cake
5. Gingerbread Cookies
Among the many cookies that complement Christmas staples, none hold a special place in the holidays quite as much as gingerbread cookies.
Their popularity was amplified in the 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I presented dignitaries with gingerbread figures, which introduced the charm of personalised, edible art.
The German tradition of adorning Christmas trees with gingerbread cookies further cemented their association with Christmas.
Dive into the warm embrace of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves that make these cookies a winter-season favourite.
Caterers that offer gingerbread cookies for this year’s Christmas:
- CaterCo – Gingerbread Cookies
- Delifrance – Gingerbread Cookies
- Butter Studio – Gingerbread Cookies
- Marché Mövenpick – Gingerbread Cookies, Gingerbread Man
As the scent of holiday spices and the warmth of festive traditions fill the air, your Christmas celebration is just a click away.
Your pick of Christmas menus isn’t limited to the ones we’ve listed here. Explore more of the magic of Christmas dishes with our handpicked caterers, who transform each bite into a moment of joy.
Let the feast begin, and may your office festivities be a symphony of flavours and shared moments!