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Show-stopping Sides

Every menu needs good sides – especially at Christmas.

As well as serving the standard sprouts and child-friendly carrots, offering an array of sparkling sides is a crucial part of your Christmas offer and a great opportunity for you to increase sales in your outlet – and make the meal memorable for customers.

“Offer a choice of meat and vegetarian mains on your menu with the inclusion of two or three sides, with any additional ones at an extra cost to encourage upsell on your dishes,” says Mark Rigby, executive chef at Premier Foods. “This year we’re seeing a resurgence of fresh, seasonal produce that are traditional at Christmas. Shout about the ingredients you have used in the dishes on your menu, describe the cooking method you have used and mention any complementary ingredients you have added.”

View recipes: Mini Yorkshire Puddings, Bisto Spicy Braised Red Cabbage and Honey & Thyme Roasted Parsnips

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