Celebrate June’s best food holidays at your restaurant

There’s so much to celebrate in June, with food holidays that spotlight both sweet and savoury options. Give your guests something new to try, get everyone feeling festive, and expand your menu with a few of this month’s favourites – and you just might attract some new guests, too.

Create a following for your festivities with a monthly selection that will keep it interesting, help you stand out, and make it manageable for your teams. Here are a few of the possible holidays to choose from in June:

June 3: Egg Day

Breakfast is the obvious choice here, so get cracking! Omelettes, quiche, or breakfast wraps may spring to mind first, but why not treat your guests to breakfast for dinner? If you’re already serving breakfast, you can take it up a notch with huevos rancheros (a nod to the global flavours trending on menus), try your hand at Eggs Benedict, or make something all your own as a monthly menu special.

For a sweet selection, consider options like pavlova, lemon meringue pie, or go all out with snow eggs (poached meringue with sweet milk and custard) to make eggs stand out on your menu.

June 10: Iced Tea Day

As the weather heats up, this holiday might be just what your guests need to cool down. Lending itself to alcoholic or non-alcoholic varieties, here’s your chance to get everyone’s attention. Feature a flight for guests to try, create a sweet tea slushie, infuse yours with fruit, or craft something all your own to add to your June beverage menu.

June 11: Corn On the Cob Day

Just in time for grilling season, it’s a day to celebrate corn on the cob. Feature it as a classic side for barbecue dushes, roast it for a salad, or serve a sampler platter with a variety of tasty toppings.

Want to switch it up? Get creative with multi-coloured flint corn, serve elote (or Mexican street corn), or cook up some corn fritters for the occasion.

June 16: Fresh Veggies Day

This one might sound like a no-brainer, but now’s the time to make fresh veggies the star of the menu. Here’s a great opportunity to feature seasonal, local produce to add fresh flavour to your menu, support local producers, and lower your carbon footprint. You might also consider creating a few vegetarian or vegan dishes to appeal to a broader set of guests. Think dishes like pasta primavera, vegetable gratin, veggie bowls, and more!

June 26: Chocolate Pudding Day

Chocolate pudding is not just for kids, it’s a family favourite. While it’s certainly delicious on its own or topped with fresh fruit, incorporating chocolate pudding in elevated desserts like lava cakes, layered desserts like adapted trifle, or frozen treats can offer something new to your guests.

Think about the presentation, too. You could create a sampler platter with a few different options in shot glasses, show off a layered dessert in jars, or feature your pudding as a warm sauce over a delicious piece of cake. It might seem like pudding is a simple dish but get creative to celebrate this food holiday.

Get in the spirit this month – plan celebrations that excite your guests and get them talking about your restaurant and your menu.