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The Holiday Dinner / Image: Phil Armstrong, Cincinnati Refined // Published: 11.6.20
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Take a Year Off Cooking Holiday Dinners and Let Chef's Choice Catering Do It For You

Chef's Choice Catering in Blue Ash, one of Cincinnati's leading off-site caterers for over 30 years, is bringing several excellent holiday menus to the table this year.

Since 2020 has forced us all to rethink our dinner traditions, they aim to make holiday dining safer and more accessible with tasteful and tasty Take and Bake meals, boxed lunches, and other special options. All you have to do is set up an order and they'll either deliver your meals to you or prep them for contact-free curbside for pick up.

While their full menu is still available, these specials are specifically tailored to this year's holiday season. If you're not into the idea of making Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners this year, Chef's Choice has some excellent options for you:

1. TAKE AND BAKE HOLIDAY DINNER

Availability: Through the end of the year

Perfect for: anyone who wants a gourmet meal they need only heat up in the oven

On the Menu:

  • Freshly baked rolls with butter
  • Oven-roasted turkey breast with rosemary sage sauce
  • Butter-whipped mashed potatoes
  • Traditional holiday stuffing
  • Fresh cranberry sauce with orange and tarragon
  • Your choice of vegetable accompaniment


2. THE HOLIDAY DINNER BUFFET

Availability: through the end of the year

Perfect for: office parties, family dinners

On the Menu: A selection of traditional holiday entrées served with the best seasonal accompaniments and delivered hot to your office or home. Example menu:

  • Hickory smoked ham with pineapple glaze
  • House rubbed roast beef with savory gravy
  • Roasted chicken breast with bourbon rosemary sauce
  • Candied sweet potatoes
  • Au gratin potatoes
  • Yellow squash, zucchini, and carrot medley


3. CELEBRATION STARTER PACKS

Availability: through the end of the year

Perfect for: keeping hangriness at bay while at socially distant gatherings, making New Year's Eve the best it can be

On the menu: A skillfully crafted selection of the finest festive appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, served with your choice of one of three grazing board options. Example menu:

  • Bacon-wrapped sweet potato bites with maple syrup glaze
  • Puff pastry stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese
  • Smoked salmon with caper dill cream on French bread
  • Brussels sprout balsamic flatbread
  • Butternut squash purée with cranberry and candied bacon on baguette
  • Peppermint brownie bites, pumpkin cheesecake bites, cranberry nut bars, and bourbon bacon apple tarts


5. HOLIDAY BOXED LUNCHES

Availability: through the end of the year

Perfect for: smaller offices looking for light dining options

On the Menu: Some seasonal takes on traditional lunch classics are accompaniment by bagged snacks and fresh-baked cookies. Boxes can be upgraded to include a side item of your choice. Example sandwiches:

  • Turkey and brie with cranberry compote, lettuce, and tomato on a brioche bun
  • Spice rubbed roast beef, roasted tomatoes, and a curry chutney on French bread
  • Atlantic smoked salmon with arugula, lemon, capers, and chives on Fresh croissant

Here's the thing: All of these options are amazing and can be ordered in two ways. First, you can call the sales team at (513) 489-6006. Not the phone type? Yeah, me either. You can also email Sales@chefschoicecatering.com to place your order.

If you need wine, coffee, and other beverage options to go along with the meal, or if you would like to include a floral centerpiece, those are also offered through Chef's Choice Catering and can easily be added to the order.

Members of the military, Kroger employees, and 84.51 employees all get a discount, too. The same goes for non-profits and charitable businesses. And if you're in Blue Ash, Chef's Choice offers free delivery!

We were able to see (and taste) the entirety of Chef's Choice's holiday specials. Check out the gallery above to scope it out.

Oh, and before you go, there's one more thing: if you need additional linen, silverware, and other decor items, contact All Occasions Rental and have all of it added to your order. You should definitely consider it, too, because the decor they provided for the photoshoot in the gallery above was perfect. You know you're going to want to take a photo of your Thanksgiving meal, so why not go the extra step and make it look as pretty as possible?

Happy holidays!

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For more on Chef's Choice, visit their website.

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