With all of the decisions involved in planning a wedding, choosing a venue and selecting the music seems pretty easy. When it comes to the food, that’s where the real passion for ‘just the right menu' comes out! Luckily for modern day couples, the choices go a lot further than your typical sit down wedding dinner or mainstream buffet. Over the past few years, we've seen many trends come and go, but 2015 is bringing us a whole new batch of “foodspiration."
2015 is the year to get creative with your catering. Cindy Mamane from Deja Blu Catering and Events says “we will see much more in the way of themed stations offering small plates, as well as of family style salads and spreads set up on guests’ tables, intended for sharing." We love the idea of each table having an edible centerpiece, sort of as a first course preceding a plated meal or a smaller offering while guests wait for their table to be called up to a buffet.
“I’m seeing more and more vegetarian and vegan brides and grooms, who want more than the 'old pasta' staple offered. Fresh, seasonal, high-quality ingredients with all dietary styles in mind” is what’s on every client’s menu, these days, according to Cindy. From tables piled with fresh fruits and cut vegetables to a station with locally baked bread and homemade spreads, we see all of our favorite foods represented in a healthier way.
Lastly, we are seeing a shift, moving away from fancy, multi-course dinners to more simplistic, stationed menus with a flair. “I think the trend now is back to basics with a touch of modern day vibe," says Cindy. This will be music to casual couples' ears. With so many catering options, couples no longer have to feel obligated to have the traditional wedding menu.
Cindy at Deja Blu Catering and Events creates custom menus with fresh, vibrant flair. To book her for your upcoming wedding or event, visit www.dejablucatering.com.