From warming Christmas in July feasts to sweet and indulgent dessert moments, we bring you a delightful fusion of food events to sprinkle some magic on your winter blues.

1 July: National Ice Cream Month

Kick-off July with a decadent scoop of your favourite ice cream! Yes, it's winter, but that doesn't stop us Aussies from indulging in this sweet treat. 

Whether it's creamy vanilla, rich chocolate, or a more adventurous flavour like lavender honey or matcha green tea, ice cream is a treat that never fails to delight. Scoop your favourite flavour into a crunchy cone or a frosty bowl and enjoy the simple pleasure of a cool, creamy ice cream on National Ice Cream Day.

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1 July: Dry July

As the end-of-financial-year frenzy subsides, July offers us the perfect occasion to relax, rewind and rejuvenate with Dry July. This month-long event isn't just about waving goodbye to alcohol for a few weeks; it's an opportunity to embrace the many advantages of a sober lifestyle while contributing to a noble cause.

Consider turning your office into a hub of health and wellness, all in the spirit of Dry July. From mocktail competitions to wellness workshops and fitness challenges, let's make this month a celebration of unity, wellness, and philanthropy.

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1 July: International Chicken Wing Day

If you’re more of a savoury person, you can welcome the month of July with a plate full of flavourful chicken wings! Whether you like them spicy, sweet, or smoky, chicken wings are an ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Pair your wings with creamy blue cheese dip or tangy ranch, and don't forget to have plenty of napkins on hand.

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4 July: Alice in Wonderland Day

Delight in the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland Day! Embrace your inner Mad Hatter and host an eccentric tea party complete with mismatched teacups, fantastical treats, and perhaps even a flamingo croquet match. Unleash your imagination with 'Eat Me' cakes, 'Drink Me' potions, and endless riddles. Make your day as wonderfully mad as a hatter!

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4 July: National BBQ Spare Ribs Day

Spice up the winter chill with National BBQ Spare Ribs Day. Imagine sinking your teeth into smoky, juicy ribs slathered with a tangy BBQ sauce.

Mouth watering yet? Check out Pizza Miltonio in Brisbane for a finger-licking feast or Third Wave in Melbourne for a slightly less messy version served on a burger.

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5 July: National Apple Turnover Day

There's something comforting about the smell of freshly baked apple turnovers wafting through the house, and National Apple Turnover Day is a great excuse to fill your office with this inviting aroma. 

These heavenly pastries, with their perfectly golden crusts filled with sweet, spiced apples, make a comforting midwinter snack. Enjoy your apple turnover fresh from the oven, dusted with powdered sugar and served with a generous dollop of cream, custard or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate indulgence.

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7 July: World Chocolate Day

Indulge your sweet tooth with the heavenly goodness of chocolate. Dark, milk, white or with nuts, there's a chocolate to suit everyone's taste buds. 

Use this day as an excuse to sample a variety of chocolates or surprise your team with an afternoon tea filled with sweet treats. Think: a chocolate grazing box or go big with chocolate fondue or chocolate fountain.

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9 July: National Sugar Cookie Day

There's an uncomplicated delight in biting into a perfectly baked sugar cookie. Simple, sweet, and delicious, sugar cookies are a versatile treat that can be enjoyed plain or decorated with colourful icing. 

This National Sugar Cookie Day, why not try your hand at making a batch? Here’s one of our favourite recipes for an (almost) foolproof bake. Pair your fresh cookies with a warm cup of tea or coffee for the perfect midday treat to share with your team.

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10 July: NAIDOC Week Begins

Celebrate Australia's rich Indigenous heritage by incorporating traditional native ingredients in your office meals. Think finger lime in your salads or macadamia nuts in your snacks. This week, let's make an effort to respect and recognise the culture and contributions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Need some inspiration? Check out some of our favourite Indigenous caterers around Australia.

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11 July: National Free Slurpee Day

Stop and take a break from your computer screen for a few minutes on National Free Slurpee Day. On this day, you can indulge in a refreshing tradition that started in the States and is gladly welcomed here in Australia. 

The dates might be done differently (it's 11/7, not 7/11!) but if you pop over to your closest 7-Eleven store and buy absolutely anything (or most things), you get a Slurpee as a freebie.

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13 July: National French Fry Day

Who can resist the golden, crispy goodness of French fries? This universally beloved snack takes centre stage on National French Fry Day. Whether you like them shoestring thin, thick and steak-cut like at the pub, or curly and seasoned, there's a French fry for everyone. Grab some tomato sauce or mayo if you want to be as French as possible, and take a moment to appreciate the simple perfection of the humble French fry.

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14 July: Bastille Day

Speaking of the French, once you’ve consumed their namesake fried potato treat, it’s time to go full francophile. Embrace the French flair by commemorating Bastille Day on 14 July. 

Whether you relish a buttery croissant, a savoury quiche, or a sweet crème brûlée, French cuisine is renowned for its elegance and deliciousness. Consider ordering a French feast from Delisse Catering in Sydney or Brisk Catering in Melbourne.

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14 July: World Kebab Day

No one does a kebab quite like an Aussie (go figure!), and World Kebab Day is a great time to celebrate this culinary delight. Perfectly grilled meat, fresh veggies, and a zingy sauce all wrapped in a warm pita – it's not just a late-night snack, it's a meal in itself! So, forget the late-night takeaway stigma, grab a kebab, and enjoy this Middle Eastern treat anytime you like.

Some of our favourites include Turkish Kebabs South Melbourne and Oricco in Sydney.

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15 July: National Gummi Worm Day

Add some fun to your day with National Gummi Worm Day. These colourful, sugary treats can easily transport you back to childhood. Celebrate by surprising your colleagues with a pack of these chewy candies and if you have kids, you can get busy in the kitchen together to make this fun gummi worm dessert.

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19 July: National Hot Dog Day

On those sunny winter days, what could be better than a juicy hot dog on National Hot Dog Day? Whether you're grilling in your backyard or enjoying a hot dog at the park, this classic American food is a symbol of lazy summer days but they also have a festiveness to them. Load up your hot dog with mustard, ketchup, onions, and a pickle for a full-flavoured feast.

Try Hut Dog in Sydney or Dawg Boys in Brisbane.

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21 July: National Lamington Day

Every year, Australia and New Zealand lock horns over the ownership of the beloved Lamington. This delicious treat, a cube of sponge cake coated in chocolate and rolled in desiccated coconut, is a source of pride (and friendly rivalry) for both nations. 

Who truly owns the lamington may never be settled, but one thing is clear – it's an absolute treat worth celebrating. So grab a lamington and enjoy the sweetness of National Lamington Day.

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21 July: National Junk Food Day

Embrace your guilty pleasures on National Junk Food Day! It's the one day of the year when calorie counting goes out the window and we can savour our favourite treats guilt-free. Whether it's chips, chocolate, pizza, or burgers, indulge in your junk food of choice and enjoy every bite. After all, a little indulgence now and then never hurt anyone!

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24 July: National Tequila Day

Bring some Mexican warmth to the chilly Australian winter with National Tequila Day. Whether you prefer sipping it straight or in a zesty Margarita, tequila can easily spice up your office gathering. 

Why not accompany your drinks with some delicious Mexican snacks? Check out Pablos Kitchen in Sydney or Guzman Y Gomez, which has various locations across Australia.

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25 July: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Dive into decadence with National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. This classic dessert involves a heavenly combination of creamy ice cream and rich, warm fudge. Add a dollop of whipped cream, a cherry on top, and perhaps a sprinkle of nuts for good measure, and you've got a treat that's sure to brighten your day. 

Savour the sweet life and treat your team to a hot fudge sundae bar at your next event. It’s the perfect way to end a meal.

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25 July: Christmas in July

With winter in full swing, it's time to bring some festive cheer to your office. Christmas in July is an unofficial holiday that replicates the northern hemisphere's White Christmas. Technically, you can celebrate it at any point in July but many like to have their mid-winter festivities on the 25th.

Organise a festive feast with roast chicken, plum pudding, and mince pies, and plan some fun winter games to get everyone in the spirit.

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26 July: National All or Nothing Day

This quirky holiday encourages you to take risks and fully commit to whatever you do – so why not tie it into food? Try a new recipe, cook a complex dish you've been hesitant to try or visit a restaurant that serves cuisine you've never tasted before. 

The motto for the day is 'go big or go home', so embrace the spirit of All or Nothing Day and make it a gastronomic adventure.

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31 July: National Avocado Day

End the month in style with National Avocado Day. This versatile fruit (yes, it's a fruit!) can be turned into guacamole, spread on toast, added to salads, or even blended into smoothies. 

Why not host an avocado cooking contest and see who can come up with the most creative dish? Whether you're an avocado aficionado or just discovering this creamy green gem, National Avocado Day is a tasty way to toast the end of July.

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