Good catering is the best part of any event. It goes without saying that any self respecting event planner will pay extra attention to the latest and greatest event catering trends.
People attending an event want more than a basic meal to keep them interested. They look for food that both looks and tastes incredible, to help create a better, more engaged experience.
Good catering is a big part of any successful event and, conversely, a bad catering experience will be the main cause of frustration for an event.
To make sure your event catering is a success, your chosen Perth catering company needs the following experience and skills:
- A long history of catering for a wide range of events
- Knowledge of current catering price trends
- The ability to create fun, engaging food that suits the audience
- An interest in current food trends and styles
If your chosen catering company can demonstrate skills in these areas you can be pretty confident your event will go down well.
Food and catering trends change regularly. Whether you are planning a backyard wedding or a corporate event here are some of the trends to expect in 2020.
Food products from a supermarket has usually been in transport for days or weeks at a time. Products that are locally sourced from farmer’s market or directly from the farm itself has often been hand selected within 24 hours.
We’re increasingly seeing people become more aware of the need to use products that support local businesses and industry. Not only does it support them financially it is fresher and easier to access. Whether it’s a farmer who supplies fruit to local markets or a Perth baker who makes beautiful gluten free bread products, it’s good to know the story behind the food you are eating.
Expect more catering companies to use localised products in 2020 and use this to demonstrate a big point of difference.
Super Healthy Wellness Food
As we become more educated on the benefits of healthy eating so does the demand for healthy foods. The days of sausage rolls and chips at a catering event are on the way out. Many people at events want to feel healthy and energised.
Organic, wellness and all natural might be considered buzzwords but they’re playing a significant role in the way we consume foods and people are increasingly turning away from traditional, fatty foods.
In 2020, expect to see more healthy foods such as salad wraps, organic produce, veggie dips, fruit platters and no alcohol options.
Special Dietary Requirements
As we become more aware of food types and allergies, we’re recognising individuals have very specific dietary requirements. Catering companies in Perth such as Cherry’s Catering have the experience and knowledge to create exciting catering options that align with the dietary requirements of the event attendees.
Statistic indicate that 1-in-5 Australians have a food intolerance or allergy, which means the chances of companies needing to cater for one or more special dietary requirements is very high. In addition to the medical needs there has been a significant rise in voluntary dietary requirements.
Catering companies need to consider:
- Gluten free foods
- Dairy and lactose free options
- Nut allergies
- Shellfish allergies
As catering companies such as Cherry’s Catering become more aware of food trends in 2020, catering menu’s will adapt and change to suit. 2020 will provide that just because there are limitations, a little imagination can create an incredible catering event.