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Holiday entertaining made easy

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Menus & Entertaining

Holiday entertaining made easy

The busy holiday season is upon us and food plays an important role this time of year. We're making plans for our holiday get-togethers with friends while not forgetting to reconnect with our family over dinner.

Whether it's a Saturday night holiday party or dinner on Tuesday, you want everyone to enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal made with fresh, local ingredients, but who has time to plan a menu, run around to multiple stores for ingredients and then spend hours in the kitchen? It might be easier just to pick up some pre-made dips, sugar cookies and or a frozen pizza. Unless, you could make one stop and find everything you need to stock your pantry, your freezer and fridge. You could spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen if your next trip to the grocery store was that easy.

Find inspiration

Sip a hot cup of tea and browse through a library of locally-inspired recipes that are simple (but stunning) online at

Find fresh ingredients
Your local Co-op offers you one-stop shopping. Our employees are experts who can help plan a week's worth of family dinners, or find the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and share recipe ideas to inspire your next holiday party. Choose from a variety of local, organic and seasonal fruits and vegetables to keep you and your family going through this hectic time of year.

Smart, sustainable holiday

Calgary Co-op works with local food communities to bring food to your table. Choose from a bounty of sustainable seafood in-store. Rest assured, when you’re making your shrimp dip, that you can always find the best seasonal options. Butchers deliver some of Calgary’s finest meats, including naturally raised, hormone-free, carefully selected Co-op Perfect Meats (exclusive to Calgary Co-op). Your Five Spice Pork Tenderloin recipe has never tasted better; choose Co-op Perfect Pork next time you’re in store – it will make all the difference.
Knowing the story behind your food is an important part of shopping at Co-op. The company is one of the first businesses to support the Localize program, where each product is assigned a score between zero and 10, with 10 being the most local. Scan a Localize product with your cellphone and get all the information you need to make a healthy, well-informed decision.

Spend more time with your family and friends this holiday season!


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Holiday entertaining made easy