Whether you are planning a wedding or any other type of special event in 2017, food will be one of the key elements. Frequently, the meal at an event is what guests remember the longest. Here are 5 food trends that can keep your special event on the cutting edge and make it stand out.
#1: Protein Alternatives
With 3-5% of the adult population considering themselves either vegan or vegetarian, having a non-meat main course option is becoming more important. There are plenty of options for providing protein in a meatless course such as shitake mushrooms and algae/seaweed. This really lends itself to an Asian-style menu.
#2: Farm-to-Table Sourcing
This trend calls on event throwers to enlist the help of caterers that use locally sourced food. Whether you are looking for grass feed proteins, cage-free eggs, or organic, locally-grown produce, you need to work with a team that is in touch with vendors from your area.
#3: A Water Bar
Making elements of the menu a sort of “choose your own adventure” for guests is popular. Some of the most common ways the DIY mentality has been incorporated at weddings and other gatherings have been espresso bars, sundae bars, and potato bars. 2017 looks like it will be the year of the water bar. Let guests choose how they want their water to be naturally essence by offering several flavor choices such as citrus, rosemary, mint, cucumber, and the like.
#4: Bright Colors
A few years ago, people might have been surprised to learn that things they have eaten their whole life come in colors other than white. A couple of good examples are potatoes and cauliflower. Purple seems to be the color of the year, so if it doesn’t clash with your wedding colors, purple veggies can make a big statement.
#5: Delivered Catering
While weddings still require staff on hand to care for various needs of guests, more special events are being catered at private homes. As a result, delivered meals are becoming more popular. Keeping with modern trends, Caterman Catering is happy to work together with you to plan the perfect meal for your event and then bring it right to your front door. You can sip wine with your guests while we do all the work. Call 408-441-8719 to have your 2017 special event catered in style.