A Quick Guide to Catering Trends for 2020

Updated: Jun 3



The food you serve at your wedding is one of the elements your guests will remember long after the day is over and new quirky trends mean that the day can be even more unique and memorable. While formal dining is still one of the most popular choices for catering, if you want to make your wedding more personalised then your food service is one way you can do so. See below for some of the trends we think you’ll be seeing in 2020 weddings:

Vegan

The rise of vegan and free-from menus will only continue to get bigger into 2020 as the number of people going vegetarian or vegan in the UK grows. Even couples who don’t have dietary requirements themselves are becoming more empathetic to the needs of their family and friends and willing to cater to them.



Grazing Tables

More informal dining is also on the rise as couples step away from the traditional three-course dinner. Not to be confused with a buffet, grazing tables consist of small nibbles that cover the expanse of the table and can be kept at room temperature so that guests can keep returning for more throughout the day and evening. The possibilities of what to include on the table are endless and whatever you pick will make an amazing display. One of the many benefits is that you can have more than one table and therefore cater to all of your guest’s preferences. Many grazing tables feature cheese, charcuterie, a selection of bread, dips, raw vegetables, fresh/dried fruit, nuts, olives, pickles, sandwiches. You could also make a dessert grazing tables filled with cakes and cookies.


Edible Displays

Edible displays bring a wow factor and eye-catching centrepiece to your food table that will have your guests talking and an interactive spot to gravitate towards. These can range from fruit palm trees filled with a selection of succulent pieces of your favourite fruits or the popular dessert alternative of a doughnut wall, or if doughnuts aren’t your thing there are many options to choose from, visit my blog post on this here.



Street Food

With many street food catering companies now offering wedding packages for your lunch or evening reception, this trend is slowly making its way into weddings across the country. The authentic and tasty flavours are hard to beat and a great way to make your guests feel more relaxed and comfortable as it allows them to help themselves when they please without forcing them to sit around a table for a three-course meal with people they don’t know. Street food can often be cheaper as well, another bonus!



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