Having worked in the food industry for over 15 years (eek!) I’m often asked by friends, family and clients to share my tips for new food trends and tricks of the trade. Being a caterer means you get to work on some fantastic and creative ideas and weddings are no exception – there’s quite literally never a dull day in the kitchen. Read on to discover my favourite wedding food trends for 2018 as seen in Wedding Ideas magazine.
FLORAL FLAVOURS FLOURISH
Flowers not only look beautiful but when used properly, taste delicious too. Floral flavours such as lavender, orange blossom and elderflower are one of the biggest food trends for 2018 and there are some easy and gorgeous ways to incorporate them into your wedding menu. For example, why not swap traditional wedding favours for miniature elderflower cakes or jazz up butter for the table using orange blossom and rose petals for a stunning display. These simple details require minimal effort for maximum impact.
LET THE PLANT SHINE
Over the past year or so, we’ve seen a growing demand for plant-based mains that showcase the best seasonal ingredients. To keep your wedding interesting and make it stand out from the crowd, why not take a chance and dare to go veggie? With the right ingredients and know how, you won’t even miss the meat. Think along the lines of cauliflower steaks dressed with pomegranate and saffron yoghurt, rich roasted beetroot tarte tatins with horseradish relish and miso marinated aubergine for an Asian twist. Go bold, be proud and most importantly, have fun.
The choux-nut is the latest food trend to take the food industry by storm so why not end your day on a sweet note with this tasty hybrid dessert? A doughnut made with choux pastry, we’ll be serving our choux-nuts in tempting flavour combinations such as matcha and raspberry, rose and pistachio, lemon and elderflower and for a truly indulgent dessert, maple and pecan.
Gone are the days when a three tiered iced fruit cake is the wedding cake du jour – we’re all about getting creative. My favourites? Cheese towers laden with preserves, artisan bread and charcoal crackers…Instagram-friendly drip cakes in bold colours and pork pie stacks for the die-hard meat lovers! Did we mention that waffles are having a moment?! Why not create the ultimate waffle DIY sharing board for dessert!
Discover my full tips and trends on Wedding Ideas online here.