While Ramadan is often the most important and rewarding time of year for you, your staff and diners, it can also be stressful, time-consuming and costly. With careful planning though many common challenges can be reduced, making for an Unforgettable Ramadan for everyone.

The dishes that you choose to offer have a huge impact on both the success of your Ramadan buffet and your bottom line. There are several things to consider when putting your menus together, including: traditional versus modern dishes, offering healthier choices, selecting cost-effective ingredients and encouraging diners to use portion control.

Ramadan presents unique challenges when it comes to staff management. There is often increased pressure in the kitchen, some team members are unable to taste the dishes they are making and working hours are reduced.

Here are some tips to help with a smooth Iftar service:

  • When you plan the rotation, try to have both fasting and non-fasting staff working at the same time, so that non-fasting staff can assist with dish tasting.
  • Help to create a positive atmosphere and keep energy levels high by encouraging staff to take plenty of breaks.
  • Try and organise a team Iftar, so that all your staff can enjoy quality time together and feel rewarded for their hard work.


Craft a Ramadan to remember with these healthy recipes.

Healthy hummus, three ways

Bursting with goodness, these new twists on hummus will impress on the buffet table.

Middle Eastern Minestrone Soup

Sweet potatoes, capsicum, chickpeas and spices combine in this delicious vegan soup.

Mexican Lamb and Spanish Rice

Lamb carving stations are always popular on buffet tables. Here we’ve given traditional lamb leg a Mexican flavour.

Super Quinoa Pilaf & Chicken Tikka

This chicken tikka recipe is lightened up with a brown rice and quinoa pilaf.

Arabic Coffee & Chocolate cake

Arabic coffee, cardamom and pistachios all make an appearance in this stunning vegan chocolate cake.

Iced Vimtea

For something different, this iced tea with lemon and blackberries will appeal to all tastes.