It's one of the busiest times of the year, but you can't just sit back and wheel out the old favourites. Each year at Christmas you and your team will be expected to come up with festive showstoppers. Customers demand dishes that are traditional, yet exciting; delicious and on-trend. At the same time, you want them to be easy for your team to prepare and plate. It's a big ask, so we're here to help! These recipes will leave everyone with a big smile on their face. 

Christmas Lobster Thermidor

It’s the height of luxury and sophistication, but once you’ve mastered prepping your lobsters, this is a really quick and simple recipe to follow – and it looks dazzling. Find the recipe here.

Crispy Squid with Smoked Chilli Aioli

Christmas in the sunnier climes is all about seafood and spice. This dish is indulgent but light and zingy too, and it couldn’t be quicker to prepare. Find the recipe here.

Hawaiian shrimp salad

You’ll always have guests that prefer a lighter option at Christmas, and this one’s a beauty. Succulent prawns and juicy pineapple are just meant to be together. Find the recipe here.

Pork Belly Steak with Maple Balsamic Glaze 

Meat-lovers, rejoice, and sink your teeth into this succulent glazed belly pork! With some seasoning shortcuts that don’t compromise on flavour, this is a breeze to prepare. Find the recipe here.

Pork Leg Schnitzel with Maple Caramelised Apple and Bacon Gravy

It’s fruity, it’s meaty, there’s gravy and bacon – what could be more Christmassy? This American-inspired schnitzel is a real treat for the senses. Find the recipe here.