Catering Trends: Desserts!

As some of you may know, before joining this amazing team of lady bosses, I worked for a few different catering companies. In my five years in the food service industry, I saw many different types of events with many different menu styles. There were a few things, however, that seemed to be popular throughout the duration of my time spent in the catering world, and I am going to share a few of my favorite trends that are popping up all over the place!

One trend that I, personally, hope never dies is the idea of bite-size desserts instead of (or alongside) a wedding cake. This is such a fun way to allow your guests to have a few different options as opposed to only the wedding cake! This also allows you to cater to guests with different dietary restrictions without excluding them completely from enjoying the last course of the evening! A few of my favorite mini desserts are petite pies, bite-size cookies, and “shooter” style mini glasses of things such as chocolate mousse or banana pudding!

Perry Vaile Photography

Perry Vaile Photography

Another favorite food trend of mine is the build-your-own trend. People love being able to customize a meal to their exact specifications. This trend has been used in so many different ways, and I am sure there are quite a few that I have not seen! I have seen a build-your-own taco station, build-your-own waffles bar, and a build-your-own mashed potatoes buffet. There are endless possibilities here, and it is fun to get creative!

One of the last trends I wanted to hit on today is the trend of doing something entirely different place of  a wedding cake! There are so many things you can do to make this personal to you and your groom, but some ideas that I have seen and loved are donuts, a sundae bar with tons of toppings to choose from, or an assortment of pies and cakes!

Sara Coffin Photography

Sara Coffin Photography

While all of these trends are sure to be crowd pleasers, make sure you are choosing your menu based on your preferences! You want to be able to enjoy the food at your wedding just as much as your guests do! Happy eating! 

Kristin