The Whole Shebang
It’s hard to beat the impact of a whole golden-roasted turkey presented on a platter and carved tableside. If this is not an option in your location, whole birds can also help transform your everyday buffet carving station into a holiday spectacular, especially when served with all of the traditional trimmings. It’s a great way to bring the feel of the holiday feast directly into your dining room.
Cooking a whole turkey can be intimidating to the average home cook. So, if your whole-turkey game is strong, let people know by offering cooked turkeys for pre-order and pick-up during the holiday season. You don’t have to offer full catering – sides, beverages, desserts – to be profitable either. Most of your costs are in inventory, cooking and packing. Plus, people will pay a premium for the security of knowing that the most important part of their holiday meal is in the hands of a professional.
Taking it Piece by Piece
Be sure to check out Chef Marcus' recipes for the holidays, and check back regularly to see what new ideas he comes up with!