Soup is on an upswing. Many food followers anticipate that “souping” will replace “juicing” as a great way to add nutrient rich foods in a low-calorie meal. And for any events that are happening in the 2015-2016 winter season, soup might be on the menu and in the buffet.
Homogenized plates of catered food with heavy ingredients like beef and pasta have been losing popularity year after year. Instead, hosts are looking for innovative ways to serve customized meals in a comfortable setting.
Instead of the long buffet lines that traditionally allow people to customize their plate, hosts are now offering family style, miniature buffets set in the round at each table. With everything from cold salads to hot broths, diners can enjoy a custom meal they create themselves. With fresh ingredients like grilled chicken, shredded carrots, and sauteed onions, guests can mix and match ingredients to make a cold salad, hot soup, or both.
Customizing soups and salads are very popular for events where children are present. Because so many kids today suffer from allergies and intolerances, parents deeply appreciate an easy way to create a custom plate.
Plus, with so many adults watching what they eat because of weight issues and health problems, tables buffets mean that you, as the host, don’t have to worry about so many food preferences. Vegan, vegetarian, Kosher… you simply offer the right ingredients and your guests can build the perfect meal.