Stay en vogue with some current event catering trends to fill your delegates and give them an event to remember.
Being conscious of food production’s contribution to the climate crisis should be reflected in your planning. The farm to table menu trend is not only popular for supporting local suppliers but also for ensuring your food is sourced in a responsible way. To go one step further having a plant-based menu also cuts out harmful factors of the food industry, according to a 2018 study beef had the highest climate footprint of any food, while simultaneously making it simpler to provide vegan, vegetarian, and dietary requirement meals.
Personalising your delegates’ dining experience is an easy way to ensure they each feel special and recognised. Giving them a night to remember might include providing them with a small token they can take home with them such as personalised labels on drinks bottles, anagrammed napkins, or unique table settings which are tailored to your business or eventgoers. It shouldn’t be expensive; it just has to be thoughtful.
In recent years we’ve seen a push for casual events, this is no exception when it comes to the food. Food trucks provide choice and fun for your attendees while creating a relaxed and atmospheric event. It’s never been easier to include creative cultural cuisines in fun trucks like Tuk Tuks that can be mobile and versatile.
Centre of Attention
The latest trends in table dressing include creating centrepieces which go beyond a floral display, a whole manner of unconventional ornamentation such as faux moss for a woodland effect, or a fishing net for a nautical theme can be used to create your desired illusion. Try using antique books to create height and contrast on the table and nestling tiny ornaments, such as deer for a Christmas table setting, in between each nook so each dinner guest has something new to find.
Blast from the Past
A trend of having comfort food at events is a good option if you’re wanting to create a homely atmosphere. Dishes like mac and cheese, pizza slices, nachos, or even desserts such as apple crumble and custard make guests feel relaxed and reminiscent of their past. Most of all, they won’t feel too shy to ask for second helping. Themed buffet stations make it casual and add to the fun.
Platter and Natter
Platters are a fun and flexible way to serve your culinary delights, you can stay in the main events area and keep the seating plan unplanned, so your delegates get to move around and meet new people.