How To Create The Ultimate Wedding Menu Diets, Allergies, Seasonal Options And More

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Weddings are one of the most beloved celebrations in the United States. They symbolize a union built on love and trust, creating warm memories that withstand the test of time. Because of this popularity it stands to reason every element of a wedding is held to a high standard, from designs to set-ups, and will be given the utmost quality. A quality menu for weddings is an incredibly involving feature that takes into account everything from unique tastes to particular diets, crafted to offer every guest something delicious to whet their appetite and create an evening to remember.

Food Services Never Go Out Of Style

Everyone loves a good spread. There are an estimated 321,000 American men and women working in both the food management and catering industry today — they do everything from cooking to baking to designing, working night and day to create the most brilliant weddings and after-parties imaginable. Good caterers should be aware of with the most up-to-date food safety regulations and should easily manage a staff of cooks, servers, dishwashers and cleaners. While everyone has different roles, some caterers are also in charge of decor, table arrangements and general presentation.

Seasonally Driven Menus Are Always In

No two seasons are the same. Neither are weddings! A good food catering menu for weddings should properly reflect the changing weather and passing holidays, all the better to cultivate an environment that feels relevant to all attending. A summer spread should have plenty of fun foods as well as classic spreads to cultivate the cheer of the season, while a winter spread should combine a proper mixture of filling and sweet.

Top It Off With A Good Drink

Drinks are so popular they have their own sections and guidelines. Should you be cultivating a menu for weddings in a more rural location, such as a vineyard or ranch, keep in mind your kitchen facilities may be inefficient to meet the challenges of providing a proper spread and drink selection for your guests. There should be a good range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic options for all and sundry, with martinis and vodka mixes still some of the most popular fun choices for adults. Even now ‘Great Gatsby-inspired’ weddings with champagne towers and cocktails are incredibly popular.

Better To Be Safe Than Sorry

A menu for weddings should never neglect allergies, alternate diets or food intolerance. Recipes should be adjusted to cope with the aforementioned issues and there should always be easy-to-find disclaimers so people know what they’re interacting with. Common food allergies include peanuts, tree nuts, seafood, shellfish and wheat. Common intolerance issues include soy, milk and eggs. Alternate diets should take into account vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians. Some allergies are rarer and, at the end of the day, it never hurts to double-check to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.

Creating A Good Menu For Weddings

Now for a little refresher. A dinner catering menu is one of the most essential elements to a successful wedding and easily takes up a significant amount of time for the couple in question. Seasonally driven menus are some of the most popular decisions, while good drinks should always be in heavy supply. Double-checking for allergies and alternative diets will go a long way in preventing trouble, while hiring the right outside catering services will reduce a lot of stress on your already busy schedule. Ready to create the ultimate wedding? It pays to be prepared!

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Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt has made a name for himself in farm-to-table organics, working at restaurants in Portland, Seattle and Burlington, Vermont. While he has a taste for the extreme, most of his restaurant’s top sellers are much more down-to-earth, regularly featuring mushrooms gathered from the slopes of the Cascades, and fresh wild-caught seafood from the Oregon coast. Inspired by trends in Portland, his latest restaurant offers the ultimate chef’s table: dinner begins in the morning at his island collective farm, and 4 lucky guests every week get to follow the food, literally, from the field to the plate! Francis is a firm believer that you are what you eat — do you really want to be a chemistry set?