Creed has released their Christmas 2021 range hoping to appeal to the 30% of consumers who intend to visit restaurants more often this holiday season.
The festive range includes sharing foods to cater to lots of tastes and preferences to create an inclusive dining experience.
Creed has released a new collection of small plates staples that are inspired by international food trends. Japanese gyozas, Soul Food inspired spicy corn fritters and macaroni cheese bites, and red velvet prawns with beetroot breadcrumbs are among them.
These tapas style dishes can be served with dipping sauces such as sweet chilli and sriracha.
To appeal to vegan consumers, the foodservice offers plant based alternatives to traditional cheese and charcuterie platters. This includes plant based charcuterie ranging from vegan chorizo slices made with pea protein to smoky mushroom pate and fava bean cheese slices.
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Straying from the traditional turkey dinner, Creed is offering skin on seabass fillets, accompanied by fresh herbs, edible flowers, and noodles.
Vegetable wellingtons including butternut squash & beetroot and carrot & spiced marmalade are also available for those who prefer a non meat based meal.
Christmas classics are added to hot sandwiches and fully loaded burgers, ranging from pigs in blankets to homemade sprout and carrot slaw, dried cranberries, melted brie and cranberry sauce.
The traditional turkey meal is also available, including a variety of vegetables and meat cuts such as pork belly and stuffed turkey joints.
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Desserts available include the Jaffa Mountain Cake, a layered sponge with orange mousse, dark chocolate orange truffle and topped with Jaffa Cakes and sponge flooded with truffle.
A new spin on the traditional Black Forest Gateaux is also available. The Black Cherry Charlotte Cake is a Kirsch soaked sponge, layered with black cherry compote and cherry mousse, finished with dark chocolate rosettes and shavings.
Creed encourages operators to upsell warm festive drinks this year using a range of flavoured syrups such as salted caramel and drink toppings like chai and cinnamon.
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Executive development chef at Creed, Rob Owen, commented: “Christmas this year is about bringing back the magic for diners, to create an experience that everyone remembers. But, it’s not without a certain amount of caution that operators will go into this season.
“We’ve worked incredibly hard to make our festive range spectacular, introducing an array of new products and dishes, whilst ensuring it works for groups of all sizes and with different dietary requirements and preferences.
“We’re looking forward to supporting our customers this year and are happy to advise on the best way to structure menus to give the wow factor, whilst ensuring they remain manageable for many operating with reduced staff numbers.”
More information about Creed’s festive range can be found on their website.