Breakfast food holidays occur throughout the year. One way to vary your menu and impress your bed and breakfast guests is to fix them food that is celebrated on certain food holidays! For example, the first Friday in June is National Donut Day.
So what are just some of the amazing breakfast food holidays innkeepers can use?
- January 20: National Cheese Lover’s Day
- January 24: National Peanut Butter Day
- January 30: National Croissant Day
- February 16: National Almond Day
- February 21: National Sticky Bun Day
- February 23: National Banana Bread Day
- March 1: National Fruit Compote Day
- March 7: National Cereal Day
- March 25: National Pecan Day
- April 7: Coffee Cake Day
- April 16: National Eggs Benedict Day
- April 25: National Zucchini Bread Day
- May 4: National Orange Juice Day
- May 6: National Crepes Suzette Day
- May 14: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
- June 2: National Donut Day
- June 3: National Egg Day
- June 18: National Cherry Tart Day
- June 21: National Peaches and Cream Day
- July 5: National Apple Turnover Day
- July 11: National Blueberry Muffin Day
- July 27: National Crème Brulee Day
- August 8: National Zucchini Day
- August 24: National Waffle Day
- August 31: International Bacon Day
- September 8: National Date Nut Day
- September 17: National Apple Dumpling Day
- September 26: National Pancake Day
- October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day
- October 26: Pumpkin Day
- October 29: National Oatmeal Day
- November 14: National Guacamole Day
- November 17: Homemade Bread Day
- November 28: National French Toast Day
- December 15: National Cupcake Day
- December 17: National Maple Syrup Day
- December 24: National Egg Nog Day
The cool thing about breakfast food holidays is that they correspond with the seasons of the year. It makes sense National Egg Nog Day is in December!
Innkeepers and chefs, how do you come up with your menus each day? Some of you get inspiration from (or have even created your own) cookbooks! Others have tried and true family recipes.
I know a big emphasis (and rightly so) is placed on buying local farm fresh food. Not only is it great that your food is prepared fresh in your kitchen, but that your bed and breakfast/restaurant supports your local community.
In addition to breakfast food holidays, if your bed and breakfast specializes in cooking a certain type of food, then by all means embrace that. One deliciously distinctive type of cuisine is the Southwestern cooking cuisine. Depending upon your bed and breakfast location and your family roots, your guests can enjoy a variety of delectable dishes authentic to your region and or ancestry.
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