Burns suppers may be formal or informal. Both typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whisky, and the recitation of Burns’ poetry. A great opportunity to have your chef’s show off their skills and for a bit of theatre! Formal dinners are hosted by organisations such as Burns clubs, the Freemasons, or St Andrews Societies and occasionally end with dancing when ladies are present. Formal suppers follow a standard format, that can really add to the theatre of the occasion. A partnership with a local society can save a large deal of outlay, meaning you can reap the benefit of the food profit while not taking the risk of paying the entertainment and Master of Ceremonies.