In New Zealand, we cherish our summertime beach Christmas, enjoying the sunshine, firing up barbecues, and jumping in the waves. However, when winter arrives, we’re presented with a unique opportunity to embrace the cosy, traditional essence of a North Pole Christmas. It’s a chance to revel in the warmth and charm of a snowy holiday season, surrounded by hearty feasts, crackling fires, and the joy of indoor gatherings with loved ones. There’s an undeniable magic to a mid-winter Christmas.

As the chill sets in and work fatigue looms, it’s the perfect time to treat your staff to some festive cheer, showing appreciation for all their hard work. This winter season, there’s no better way to foster camaraderie than with a shared table mid-winter feast. Picture everyone gathered around a lavishly set table, adorned with flickering candles and filled with delectable, shared dishes.

Let’s dive into a few ideas to get your corporate catering mid-winter Christmas planning underway:

Select a Venue:

Whether you’re planning your corporate catering at a private home, your office, or a venue, we’ve got you covered. We work with a fabulous range of venues that you can explore here. Plus, we’re mobile and can set up a kitchen at any private space, ensuring your event is seamlessly catered to, no matter the location!

Select Your Menu (with LittleWolf, of course):

Selecting the perfect menu is crucial to creating a memorable mid-winter Christmas. Embrace flavours that evoke warmth and comfort – think roast vegetables and hearty meats. Here’s some menu inspiration from our shared table menu pack:

Red wine-braised beef cheek, onion puree, and roast shallots gf

Homemade porchetta, sage and onion stuffing, and caramelized apples

Hasselback potatoes, onion jus

Roasted brussels sprouts, kale and sautéed leek, seaweed, and lemon butter v gf

Manuka honey-glazed carrots, halloumi, and dukkah v gf

Homemade focaccia with truffle and sea salt butter v

Select Furniture:

For a homely set-up, we love hiring the following tables and chairs from our vendor partners Willow Lane Events and Lucy’s Event Hire:

Trestle Table – Black

Bench Seat – Black

Oak Dining Table

Walnut Bentwood Chair

Style Your Table:

To truly elevate your mid-winter corporate catering Christmas experience, styling plays a pivotal role. Here are some tips to craft a visually stunning shared table set-up:

  • Select Elegant Tableware and Serving Platters (we recommend Folio Hire tableware)

Choose tableware that complements the winter theme. White and silver dishes, paired with crystal glasses, project elegance and sophistication, elevating the dining experience. Opt for an array of different serving platters and bowls to showcase the feast. Tiered stands add visual interest and dimension to the table.

  • Festive Centerpieces

Infuse seasonal elements such as pinecones, holly, and softly glowing candles to fashion a warm, festive setting. Consider rustic wooden boards or trays as the base for displaying food, adding a touch of homely charm to the ambiance.

Layer the table with linens, such as a tablecloth and napkins in warm shades such as burgundy, forest green, or beige.

  • Lighting

Create a soft, ambient glow with strategically placed string lights, fairy lights, and flickering candles.

Hopefully, this guide helps get your creative juices flowing for your corporate catering mid-winter Christmas soiree. Reach out to us today, and let’s collaborate to make your day truly magical!

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