The food served at a wedding tends to be the most talked about component (other than the bride and groom of course!).
While buffet services and cocktail receptions are still fantastic options to use in feeding your hungry wedding guests, there are a few trends worth noting that will excite your guests’ taste buds and add to those amazing wedding memories!
Here are Fork & Knife’s Top 5 Wedding Catering Trends for 2017:
Who doesn’t love the best meal of the day? Eggs benedicts, frittatas, waffles and so much more! Not only does hosting a daytime wedding sometimes lead to being more cost effective than a traditional dinner service, you can still be creative with your menu options and offer your guests a satisfying meal. Want to offer drinks with your wedding brunch? Consider having a variety of juices and fresh fruit for a champagne mimosa bar or Caesars/Bloody Marys with a “create your own Caesar/Bloody Mary” fixings bar! This is also a fantastic option for bridal showers and wedding rehearsals.
2) Family Style and Share Plates
Family style/share plates continue to be a trend setting option for many brides and grooms on their wedding day. This style can be the perfect go-between a traditional buffet and more expensive plated service and provides opportunities for more guest interaction at each table. The best perk? No waiting in a buffet line!
3) International Flavours and Cuisines
Interested in being a little more adventurous with your wedding menu? Try ingredients and food styles from around the world! Fork & Knife Catering is loving the Hawaiian tuna poke (try a ginger shoyu with Walla Walla onions or a spicy wasabi with fresh mango salsa) and the complex flavours of Moroccan cuisine!
4) Comfort Food
Think of your favourite traditional comfort food but presented in a more fashionable way at your wedding. Assorted sliders and mini pizzas or individual servings of gourmet mac & cheese and bite-sized chicken and waffles will be a hit!
5) Interactive Services
Food/Chef stations provide buffet style services but with a more interactive presentation. Consider having a taco station, mashed potato bar, freshly shucked oysters or fresh, made to order pastas or cold salads. This is the perfect way to have your wedding guests mingling with each other and engaging with the experienced chefs preparing their wedding food.
About Fork & Knife Catering
Fork & Knife Catering provides high quality culinary creations, hand crafted by Executive Chef Van Dam and our talented team. Fork & Knife Catering provides Corporate, Wedding, Special Event, Movie & Film Industry, and Private Chef Catering Services to Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.