Top Wedding food trends of 2018

If you’re tying the knot in 2018 and are looking for some wedding food ideas that are bang on trend, there are a few things to get your head around. Firstly, wedding menu trends 2018 very much break away from tradition – but if you want a formal sit down dining experience then don’t let this year’s added sense of ‘wow’ deter you. Secondly, you don’t have to play safe, let your guests be talking about the food at your wedding for all the right reasons & that can be the fact that they had tried something they had never had before. Wedding meals are becoming quirkier than ever, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest food trends of the year.

1. Say ‘I Do’ with brunch

Wedding ceremonies traditionally start at 1 to 2pm, but if you are early risers and want to make the most of the day, have an earlier ceremony, not too early! say 11ish and serve brunch straight after a few photographs with Mimosas & maybe a Vodka smoothie.

The ‘Wedding breakfast’ is so named as it’s the first meal the couple enjoy once they are married, and is not therefore a breakfast as such, put play with the idea but make it a Yummy brunch such as the following :-

Bagels, mixed breads, croissants,

Sliced assorted meats, hams & saucisson

Savoury muffins with salmon & topped with poached egg & hollandaise

Fresh hot savoury tarts with various fillings

Local & French cheeses

Assorted sweet muffins, pancakes & maple syrup

Fresh fruit in waffle cones with berries & Greek yoghurt with fresh honey comb


2. Make food a sharing experience

When it comes to wedding catering, it’s fun and different to have sharing platters and really interesting salads all brought to the tables for the guests to pass around, Salads in the summer months are a trend that has really taken off in 2018 and I hope will continue, much easier to pass around and lighter as well.

With the main dishes, joints brought to the table to be carved by a nominated guest not only gets the table talking but creates great photo memories too. Succulent slow cooked legs of lamb, whole boned chickens stuffed with sun dried tomatoes & garlic, Salmon roulades etc. lots of dishes work & your vegan & vegetarian guests can also be easily looked after too.

3. Spruced up comfort food

One of the biggest wedding catering trends 2018 is spruced up comfort food; food you’d usually eat at home in your jogging bottoms but with a stylish twist –Bowls of creamy, cheesy macaroni with sides of crispy bacon & chorizo, or Cones of mini fish & chips , or have a Slider bar, mini  burgers with different fillings, including vegetarian/ vegan & lots of  toppings such as grilled haloumi, fresh spicy salsa, mushrooms & blue cheese . A little creativity is all that’s needed.

If you’re looking for a reliable catering company for your big day, Chives Caterers offer a wide range of interesting and creative food that’s ideal for weddings. Serving Ashford in Kent and the surrounding area, we offer a top quality service which perfectly complements our exceptional menus. Find out more today.