Top Holiday Foods

Posted December 19, 2016 by CPS


Whether you run a full commercial kitchen operation, or just like making dishes for friends and families, the holidays can be your busiest time. There’s all the prep work, going shopping, thinking about old recipes that worked, new ones that you want to try out, etc.

Americans love their holiday food, so here’s an overview of some of the top dishes for the holidays. See if what you love to prepare makes the list and check out how things have changed over the years.

White meat—the older generations can remember when roast goose was a dinner staple. The darker meat from the bird has a stronger taste, so over time it has been replaced by turkey. Now, the average American eats under a pound of goose a year compared to 17 pounds of turkey.

Desserts—it’s a pretty endless list: apple and pumpkin pies, sweet breads, cookies, etc. People have different twists on classic recipes, but the sugary result is the same.

Green bean casserole—if you go to a potluck and don’t see this dish, then Aunt Judy must be sick. The dish is a great way to spice up veggies and people like the way the mushroom taste is well blended.

Holiday drinks—cheers! From holiday parties to toasting before Christmas Eve dinner, there’s usually some alcohol involved. There are unique Eggnog mixes and all sorts of candy cane and seasonally inspired drinks.

No matter if you are preparing one dish for yourself or if you are getting your establishment ready for one of the busiest times of the year, your kitchen needs to be working properly. If you need kitchen parts or service, contact the best in the business, with over 35 years of experience and 45 CFESA-certified technicians, CPS: 800-837-8327.