There’s no better time than the holiday season to showcase your culinary skills. Whether you’re hosting an event at your favorite venue or celebrating with family and friends at home, you can take your talents to new heights by incorporating these chef-inspired food styling tips when presenting your dishes.
Individual servings are perfect for the holidays. Side dishes like Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Potato Gratin can be made in mini 3.5” skillets or stack rosemary skewers with your favorite seasonal veggies. Strip about 1/3 of the leaves from the stalk, then spear on chunks of seasonal meats, veggies, and drizzle with a savory sauce.
Rather than a traditional buffet or family-style dinner, have fun with miniature helpings of different dishes. We love savory winter soups, check out these delicious recipes, served in shot glasses garnished with sprigs of fresh thyme. Toasted crostinis, especially those topped with sautéed squash and wild mushrooms, are also perfect bitesize noshes for crowds of any size.
All A Board
Serving boards and natural wood platters aren’t just for charcuterie displays, they’re also great for presenting main entrées and desserts with flair. You can place slices of baked ham garnished with roasted brussels sprouts, purple carrots and leeks on one board, while showcasing a variety of desserts and sweet treats on another. Your options are seriously endless.