It’s that time of year again. The nights are getting shorter, there is no end to the cold weather in sight, and gatherings with family and friends are nearly upon us. The holiday season is all about good food and spending time with loved ones and that is where we come in. Join Fresh Prep as we bring you top hosting tips that will take your holiday feast to the next level.
This month’s tips on hosting are brought to you by Fable co-founder Joe Parenteau. Fable dinnerware is known globally for its stylish table settings and commitment to sustainability. Together Fresh Prep and Fable can turn you into the ‘host with the most’ this holiday season.
Tis the season (well, almost) — give in to seasonal changes
Whether it’s the twinkling lights up and down the block, the instantly recognizable chords of a Christmas jingle, or the cold nights in front of the fire — it’s time to warm up for the holidays.
The time has come to start planning your festive season, just the way you want it. In the words of Joe Parenteau, “Fable’s dinnerware may be designed to bring a little more joy to your everyday dinner table”, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the perfect setting for your festive feast.
The same can be said for Fresh Prep — our meal kits may be designed to spice up your everyday mealtime routine, but with our new holiday menu you can host the perfect party with minimal effort. Together Fable and Fresh Prep can help you host the holiday gathering you have always wanted.
Planning for an experience to remember
Would you like to take your holiday feast to the next level? Parenteau is an expert when it comes to providing the perfect dinnertime setting. Learn more about Fable and hosting with our exclusive interview.
What are your favourite Fable dinnerware products?
“We just released wine glasses made in Germany. They are so elegant and delicate looking but you can cheers with them as much as you want and they will not break.”
Why do you use Fresh Prep?
“Fresh Prep makes mealtimes quick, easy, and healthy; it really pulls it all together in an effortless way and saves you a ton of time. In many ways, that’s what Fable does.”
What are your recommendations for essential items at the table when hosting a group of people for a meal?
“When hosting a dinner, it’s a lot about making that table look more enticing. Include highs and lows to create height and diversity on the table.” Parenteau points to their glassware and stemware as a way of creating this effect. Fable’s new line of candles can also help create that desired space.
What is your favourite part about getting a group of people together for a meal?
“My favourite part is conversation. Part of the reason we called the brand Fable is because some of the oldest stories told around the dining table are fables.” And what better way to encourage conversation than with some family sharers, like our delicious Swiss Fondue Kit for Four or our Sharing Charcuterie Board Kit?
Here at Fresh Prep, we have used Fable dinnerware in countless photoshoots and recipe shots. Why? Well, it’s not just because Fable focuses on producing sustainable dinnerware, but also because its style is timeless and simple.
Sign up to Fresh Prep’s meal kit service and take the hassle out of festive planning.
Make mealtime easy
Trying to eat healthy food isn’t easy. Juggling your career and your social life can make nutritious homecooked meals a thing of the past. Now however, Fresh Prep is here to make meal planning easy. Whether you are simply satisfying a craving on a Wednesday night or hosting a festive feast this Christmas, our meal kits will make mealtime a truly enjoyable experience once more.
Once you are signed up, it’s time to build the perfect menu. Pick one of our holiday starters, like our Baked Artisan Brie with Onion-Thyme Jam & Baguette or a Ham & Aged Cheddar Tart. Then serve a selection of delicious mains on one of Fable’s sophisticated dinner plate options. What’s more, for every Roast Turkey Dinner, or NY Striploin Roast Dinner sold, Fresh Prep will donate the equivalent of 2 meals, to the food insecure. We plan to donate up to 8,750 meals with the help of you and our Fresh Prep partners.
Why not finish with a Butter Pecan or Cherry Apple Tart served up on one of Fable’s matching dessert plates? Just be sure to combine whatever you rustle up in the kitchen with the right wine pairing. Maybe try pairing a Poplar Grove rosé from the Okanagan Valley with your turkey, or bring any red meat to life with a local bold red, like the Culmina Cabernet Sauvignon.
So there you have it, you may have to plan your long holiday weekend, but at least Fresh Prep can take the planning out of your mealtimes. Thanks to our partnership with Fable we are able to offer our customers an exclusive 20% off all Fable products for a limited time only using the code: FRESHPREP20.