6 Food Ideas for the Holiday Host in Waterloo Region

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Food plays a central part in any holiday get together. Whether you’re searching for a host or hostess gift, items for a charcuterie board for those casual get togethers, or you need all the ingredients for a full family holiday meal, here are some ideas to get your culinary creativity started!

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Kitchen Kuttings

Kitchen Kuttings location at the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market
Kitchen Kuttings

Offering homemade at its finest, you’ll find jams and preserves, pickles, summer sausage and much more! There’s also specialty items and cheeses, and shelves full of baking supplies so you can make your own holiday goodies. To make preparation for your party even easier, Kitchen Kuttings can provide party platters and trays that you simply order and take home. Or if you’re the guest, Kitchen Kuttings can put together a gift basket that makes a wonderful hostess gift.

Just Love Pie

some of the pies at Just Love Pies
Just Love Pie

There’s no comfort food quite like pie! Just Love Pie offers all kinds of pies – both sweet and savoury – that are baked fresh daily using fresh ingredients and no preservatives. Their pies just need to be re-heated, meaning you spend less time in the kitchen, and more time with your guests. And, they have more than 10 different kinds of butter tarts; pick up one to enjoy on your way home – a little treat just for you!

Stone Crock Bakery

Stone Crock Bakery

Perhaps you’re prepared to make part of the holiday meal, but need some help with the ‘extras’? The Stone Crock Bakery can help, with its selection of breads and buns, as well as specialty cakes and lots of other sweet treats. You can stop by their shop to pick up whatever you need; or, order exactly what you want and pick it up in time for your party.

Catering Options

EVO Kitchen
EVO Kitchen

Why not take all of the stress out of your holiday meal, and let someone else take care of the food for you?

Food is their passion at B Elegant Catering and Events; they support local producers, and can create a completely customized menu to suit your needs.

Little Mushroom Catering provides innovative options, with food that is sourced locally and made from scratch.

For healthy food options that include boxed lunches and party platters, EVO Kitchen offers an array of catering ideas.

Choose your caterer, let them help you with the menu, and then relax and enjoy the company of your guests while you all enjoy a great meal. That’s a holiday gift for everyone!

Bingemans Christmas Day Buffet

Bingemans Christmas Buffet

That’s right – it’s a full Christmas dinner at Bingemans prepared for you, without any fuss or mess on your part….and no dishes! Book your space and seating time, and bring your family to Bingemans where you will enjoy a huge buffet with roast beef, ham, turkey with all the trimmings, and desserts. If you’d rather gather with the family at home, Bingemans will still do the cooking for you; order a complete Christmas Day meal for pick-up! Contact Bingemans to order.

Host Gifts

Grammy’s Gourmet Gift Baskets

If you’re lucky enough to be invited to someone else’s holiday party and you’re looking for gift ideas for the host, how about a gift basket? Grammy’s Gourmet Gift Baskets offers locally sourced and Canadian products; let them put together a basket for you, or select the items yourself from their store. Fresh Look Designs also offers a number of different gift boxes you can order for a host or hostess. Choose from the Spa, Coffee, Brobox and more; add in some wine and you’ve got the perfect Happy Holiday present!

Fresh Look Designs


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