Thanksgiving and Fall inspired culinary season is right around the corner. If you are a hotel or restaurant F&B Manager or Chef, then you should give your guests an evening to remember.
You also want to impress your international guests; this might be the very first Thanksgiving they ever experienced. So make it special. Read below our simple tips to deliver to your guests a memorable experience.
Start by setting your Thanksgiving atmosphere
One way to do this, is by setting a Thanksgiving holiday atmosphere by playing with different type of lighting installation, intensity of the lights, or even adding candle lighting as centerpieces. Using creative ways to use lighting in your dining area, at your bar tables and buffet tables. Hang string lights above the guest tables to visually communicate a festive atmosphere for your event.
This holiday is the ideal time to start integrating Fall season color palette. Set the overall Holiday mood, simply by choosing the right color palette; always keeping in mind your branding and the audience you are hosting.
Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape
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Your holiday-themed tablescapes for your buffet tables and Catering tables will be the very first culinary experience your guests will see. For example, pumpkin shaped centerpieces, fall inspired flower arrangements as centerpieces is a must. Additionally, display the menu you have planned for the evening, in a fall-inspired fashion.
You can choose to keep your tablescape rustic or more elegant, depending on the audience you are catering to. On one hand, displaying pine cones, acorns and freshly picked fall leaves strewn across the table is a great rustic option. On the other hand, using floating candles is sure to add warmth and intimacy during the crisp fall season.
Curated Thanksgiving Cocktails to Add to your Beverage Menu
At your bar stations, bar tables and cocktail serving carts, serve your guests Thanksgiving-inspired cocktails. Fall-inspired cocktails such as apple cider mimosas, caramel apple mules, pumpkin-spiced margaritas, and vodka cranberry cocktails are great examples to add to your Cocktail menu.
At your dessert station, use multi-purpose display stations to add that touch and serve your guests themed desserts. Sure, turkey and mashed potatoes are an important part of any Thanksgiving events, but it is time to top it all off with Thanksgiving desserts.
Nothing embodies this holiday more than a classic pecan pie. Blackberry cobbler topped with pumpkin-flavored ice cream or sweet pumpkin or apple pie are two desserts that are sure to top off a festive meal at your dessert station or on a mobile dessert serving cart. Offer your guests some pumpkin or cranberry-spiced tea to warm them up and get them into that holiday spirit!