Top 5 Food Trends for Autumn/Winter 2016
Wedding food has truly never been so much fun!
The big trend for brides in the know is to elevate wedding food from a functional feeding of the masses to a sociable, entertaining and unforgettable experience.
Food is now up there alongside the singing waiters, photobooths and dancing horses as a top way to wow your guests, and you are missing a trick if you don’t take advantage of this.
The biggest surprise is that fun food doesn’t have to be fancy: simple, well prepared comfort food is going to be one of the biggest crowd pleasers at weddings this Autumn/Winter.
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Here are Kemp & Kemp’s Top 5 Food Trend predictions for Winter 2016:
1. Pie & Mash
At number one with wide appeal on a wintery day, it’s pie & mash food stations: mini steak & ale, chicken leek & tarragon, luxury fish pie or cottage pie in individual retro enamel dishes, served with a big bowl of creamy mash or chunky chips.
2. Afternoon Tea Canapés
For something more dainty, traditional Afternoon Tea gets the canapé treatment: mini pork, sage & apple sausage rolls; Welsh rarebit tarts; smoked salmon & dill cream cheese blini sandwiches; and ham hock terrine squares with English mustard; followed by delightful mini eclairs, macarons, pavlova, toffee banana squares, and shot glasses of chocolate mousse.
3. Takeaway Noodles
Takeaway food stations are still popular; we’ll be serving assorted noodles with crispy chicken or beef, bottles of sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce for dressing, in cute cardboard takeaway-style boxes with chopsticks.
4. Crumpets Stack Snack
When the dancing is underway and the party is in full swing, your revelers will start to get peckish again. Get them re-fueled and back on the dancefloor in no time with tasty stacks of double toasted crumpets, slathered in real butter and served with a display of preserves, nut butters and marmite.
5. Traditional Pud
Winter is perfect for hearty puddings, so finish off with the ultimate comfort food: damson and sloe gin crumble with homemade Madagascan or little steamed toffee puddings with salted caramel and double cream.
Kemp & Kemp Catering Ltd is run by foodie husband and wife team Karen & Richard Kemp. Karen has a lifelong love of food, and draws on her years of travel and love of Italian, French and Middle-Eastern cuisines to create colourful, flavoursome food.
Richard uses his meticulous event planning skills to make sure things run like clockwork. Using fresh, homemade and local produce, Kemp & Kemp cater for weddings nationwide from London to Yorkshire.