Tips For A Better New Years Eve Service

New Years Eve is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year (behind Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Valentines Day), so it’s crucial to get you and your restaurant ready well before the clock strikes midnight. Don’t end the year on a sour note and use these quick tips for a better New Years Eve service.

  • Prepare, prepare, prepare! One more for good measure. Prepare!!! Prepping fruits and vegetables ahead of time can save you precious time in the kitchen, allowing you more space to knock out all those extra orders. Revisit our guides on trickier items like horseradishcoconutginger, and starfruit for some extra help. 
  • Shopping seasonally can add greater levels of flavor, lower your food costs, and impress your guests while still allowing you to play with fun, seasonal ingredients. Check out our favorite winter fruits and vegetables for inspiration.
  • Rock the citrus whenever you can! Citrus fruits peak during the winter, plus they’re super versatile; we add them to appetizerssaladscocktails, and desserts.
  • Adopting a few root-to-stem dishes can help you limit waste and gives you the option to swap out ingredients if you run out of something specific. To get started, check out our guides on root-to-stem techniques for broccoli rabebroccoli, and carrots.
  • Finally, make sure to have some quick appetizers and cocktails on hand to wet your customers appetites! Start the evening with these delicious appetizers and end it with some of our favorite cocktails.