How to Create Your Own Wedding Food Bar

11 Dec 2015

Be inspired by the catering magic of the Kalm Kitchen and create your own patisserie bar with sweet treats, or a cheese-laden dairy bar with these styling tips

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Does fresh cream and the sweet temptation of macarons set on a patisserie bar sound like a delightful addition to a wedding feast? Or does the thought of a cheese grazing station make your tummy rumble?


Learn how to create both with these tips for setting up a dairy or patisserie bar with help from the stylist behind these looks, Jen Middlehurst, from wedding catering company the Kalm Kitchen, in Surrey.


The Dairy
The dairy is a beautiful cheese grazing station and works wonderfully as an evening food option. Offering guests the opportunity to mingle after a seated meal and perhaps nibble of dessert or cheese offers the ultimate finale to a very special meal. 

Tip one: Add fresh fruit such as apples to complement rich cheeses and honey in its honeycomb form for a decorative tasty finish to the dairy look.

Tip two: A large chalkboard set in an ornamental burnished gold frame sets the scene for a dairy bar and signposts guests to whichever cheeses they prefer.

Tip three: Bell jars and glass bottles stuffed with baguettes, celery and leaves add colour and appeal for guests to revisit the diary for another bite to eat. 


Gold Patisserie Bar
An exquisite, elegant patisserie bar with gold tones is a wedding statement and a natural end to a fabulous event. Grazing patisserie bars are hugely popular and allow guests to mingle and enjoy other guests company before hitting the dance floor.




Tip one: Involve floral arrangements if the patisserie bar is to be a stand-out statement on the table. One, two, or three arrangements will add impact, a pop of colour and catch the eye of hungry guests.

Tip two: Use metallic candlesticks to dress the table elegantly along with gold framed mirrors turned up as trays for treats.

Tip three: Add a sequined gold tablecloth to the bar to create a shimmering set up that will wow guests.

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