BlogFood Trend Friday: Lights, Camera, Action!

Curious how to make your reception more of a food production?  We can help with relatively easy ways to enhance your event by jazzing up some foods you often see at weddings or other special events.  If your city doesn’t have any local food trucks like we mentioned last week, try these to get you started.


Serve up fresh oysters with a chef shucking them to order for your guests – a bit more exciting than just serving them on ice.  Oysters aren’t for everyone, but if Mexican flavors are more your style, setup a guacamole station with different types of ingredients to give this side dish a makeover as a focal point.  Why not invite a local sommelier or wine shop owner to give your guests a private wine tasting at your cocktail reception?  You can provide your guests their own tasting notebook with flavor notes for the different wines. Then, have them leave a note in your tasting book with their favorites along with warm wishes, and voila – instant guest book!  Another fall wedding favorite is a coffee, hot chocolate, and smore’s station, complete with all of the trimmings like marshmallows, flavors, and options for making an “adult” version of these warm drinks (bring on the Bailey’s and Jameson, please!). Make the station extra cozy by providing guests with a lounge area for an authentic campfire feel – without the stinky clothes, though!


Regardless what you do, your food and drinks will play a big role in your reception…why not give it an extra boost?!?



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