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28 Oct 2022
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It's time to change the scenery this holiday season. The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends around a table filled with delicious food. What better place to be surrounded by good company than in the fresh mountain air while enjoying the stunning snowcapped scenery from a cabin with a cozy fireplace? It’s as idyllic as it gets.

While planning your holiday vacation there’s a lot to manage, and your mental load might feel heavier than usual. Throw in the responsibility of preparing a grand meal and the holiday might lose its magic. That’s why Bear Tracts put together this great list of meals to go, local caterers, and chef services to help you this holiday season. Spend more time bonding, relaxing, and most importantly, eating a delicious, low-stress holiday meal that you didn’t have to cook because even the best home chefs deserve a break!

Holiday Dinners To-Go

Getting dinner to go is nothing new, but on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, it can be difficult to find open restaurants, and even harder to find ones with traditional holiday-style dishes on the menu. Thankfully a few local restaurants offer holiday meals! You can order in advance and take them to go or make reservations so you can sit back and enjoy being served there at the restaurant.

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Holiday Feast

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant hosts holiday feasts and offers feasts to go. Reserve your family’s table or put in your order and pick up your freshly made traditional holiday feast with all the fixin’s. Please note that to-go orders do need to be made at least a week in advance.

Reserve your holiday meal here

The Old Mill Thanksgiving Dinner

The Old Mill also hosts a Thanksgiving dinner with a southern twist on the classics. You’ll be stuffed after their offering of turkey, rolls, cranberry sauce, corn chowder and fritters, slow-roasted beef, and of course pumpkin pie! You can eat at the restaurant or call ahead to reserve your meals to go.

Learn more about The Old Mill Thanksgiving Dinner.

Caterers & Chef Services

Maybe you have a large family and want to catch up on quality time, or maybe you’d just prefer to kick up your feet and watch the game instead of cooking, no matter how you like to spend your holiday, there are great options for catering. Send yourself a delicious meal right to your rental cabin for a more intimate supper and treat yourself to that second glass of bubbly, since you won’t need to drive anywhere!

Savory Solutions Personal Chefs

Savory Solutions Personal Chefs serve up meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients with all of their menus made from scratch, on-site in the comfort of your cabin. They help you build a personalized menu so you can be sure that any dietary restrictions are taken seriously.

Learn more about Savory Solution's services. 

 Amazing Graze

For the best Charcuterie in east Tennessee, you’ll want to book Amazing Graze. They offer catering services for stunning grazing tables that look too good to eat. Filled with delicious cheeses and meats, colorful fruits and vegetables, Amazing Graze catered tables are perfect for a unique take on a holiday meal! They also offer pick-up grazing boxes.

Browse Amazing Graze catering options. 

 Fruitful Vintage Chef

Fruitful Vintage Chef service offers delivery services for holiday meals! Select options from Chef Ray's specially curated holiday menus like southern green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, and pies of all kinds! If you know your day will be busy, you can even opt for early delivery and plan to reheat your meal.

See Fruitful Vintage Chef's booking details here.

 Alvin's Kitchen

For catering services, Alvin's Kitchen offers a variety of menus with many delicious options for your meal! They have soups, rolls, and many custom options for dietary restrictions. They’re perfect for feeding hungry guests at gatherings full of holiday cheer.

More information about Alvin’s Kitchen catering services.

 Browse our available vacation rentals and begin planning your holiday escape to the Smokies! 

Feeling hungry? So are we! Be sure to book your catering services well in advance, along with your vacation rental so you don’t find yourself stuck in the kitchen missing out on the holiday cheer.

Browse Holiday Cabin Rentals.

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