Five food trends for autumn/winter weddings in 2016

19 Jul 2016

Getting married this autumn/winter and seeking some catering inspiration? Kemp and KempCatering are here to help

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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, photo-booths 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.

Here are Kemp and Kemp’s top five food trend predicitions for the coming seasons: 

1. Pie and Mash

At number one with wide appeal on a wintery day, it’s pie and mash food stations: mini steak and ale; chicken, leek and tarragon; luxury fish pie; or cottage pie, in individual retro enamel dishes and 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 and apple sausage rolls; Welsh rarebit tarts; smoked salmon and 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 vanilla custard, or little steamed toffee puddings with salted caramel and double cream.



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