Why You Should Have Your Holiday Party Catered

Using a Catering Service Will Allow Hosts to Enjoy their Holiday Events Too

A man picking sweets from a brunch tableAs another calendar year draws to its close, the thoughts of many Toronto area residents turn to the varied traditions that are associated with the month of December.  Shopping malls are filled with those who participate in gift-giving, families are trying to coordinate schedules over the holiday season, people are looking ahead to welcoming the New Year, and employers are planning to recognize their staff by hosting an annual company event.

Regardless of the specific occasion, there is a theme that seems to be consistent through any and all planning for the holiday season – spending time with family and friends.  And what better way to share this kinship than over an exquisitely prepared meal?  For many people, however, the season also presents a rather significant obstacle to any plans for hosting a holiday event, whether it will be held in their home, their offices, or perhaps an off-site location – and this obstacle is time.

Due to the hustle-and-bustle of the season, many would-be hosts simply cannot commit the time needed to plan and prepare a meal for family and/or friends, independent of the group size.  Furthermore, if they were somehow able to make such as commitment, it is likely that they would not have much opportunity, if any, to enjoy the company of their guests; all too many people know that event hosts who are busy serving and catering to the needs of their family and friends simply do not get the chance to sit back and relax.

Therefore, individuals or social committees who want to host a holiday event without the worries and the effort needed to make it a success have ample justification to contract a professional catering service with the experience and expertise of Ida’s Kitchen, one of the leading Toronto catering companies for more than 30 years.  The Ida’s Kitchen team is highly capable of providing holiday catering services for such occasions as:

  • Private home parties
  • Annual family reunions
  • Company holiday functions
  • Social club year end banquets
  • Customer appreciation events

To accommodate the traditions of the season, Ida’s Kitchen prepares a special holiday menu with these favourite foods of adults and children alike:

  • Oven-roasted stuffed turkey, served with:
    • Natural gravy
    • Cranberry chutney
    • Choice of stuffing – bread, apple-berry
  • Salad of choice (more than a dozen options)
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes, or choice of:
    • Mediterranean yams, or
    • Roasted root vegetables, or
    • Steamed vegetables in lemon butter
  • Dessert – pumpkin pie or apple pie

Let Our Catering Service Create and Serve an Ideal Menu for Your Holiday Event

A neatly decorated buffet tableMany attendees will readily admit that the success of any catered event, whether private or corporate, is often determined by the quality of the food and the standard of service.  Ida’s Kitchen takes pride in ensuring pleasant and lasting memories for event hosts and their guests through a great combination of flavours and spices, served with the utmost care and professionalism.

Collaborating with the catering expertise of Ida’s Kitchen, event organizers and/or social committees can create a menu that is most appropriate for the type of function and the invitees/attendees.  Ida’s Kitchen can recommend and prepare a customized menu with diverse options to meet a variety of dietary needs/preferences.

In addition, these menu choices can be served in a manner that is most appropriate for the function, its setting, the time of day, and the number of attendees:

  • Buffet
  • Finger foods
  • Station service
  • Plated or seated service
  • Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres

Moreover, all holiday catering menus from Ida’s Kitchen are prepared and delivered on time and served at the appropriate temperatures for each selection, with savoury tastes that will please all palates.

Looking to host a holiday season event but just do not have the time to plan and prepare the meal?  Call Ida’s Kitchen today at 416-898-8097 to create a menu that will please you and your guests and free up your time to enjoy the party as well!

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