Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tri City Food Trends of 2015

The biggest trend hitting the Tri-Cities market this year? Food stations. More and more people are wanting their guests to get up and socialize! Food stations allow for more guest interaction and small plates allow for you to taste a wide range of foods. Definitely not the same old meat and potatoes!

Guatemalan Station-Pork Empanada with Guacamole and Picao De Rabano
Photo by Sonja Photography

For Shanna and Garner Alzheimer, that’s exactly what they did. “We wanted to do something different that reflected more of who we are and what we like. We both love traveling and wanted to showcase all the places that were special to us. Each item reflected a country we had traveled to.” They celebrated their wedding at the Promise Gardens in Pasco, WA. 
Italy Station- Fresh Pasta with Vodka Sauce, baby Cesar salad, and Rustic Bread Sticks
Photo by Sonja Photography

There are so many options when it comes to showing off who you are- taco stations, pasta stations, or having a local food truck pull right up to the patio! The options are really endless and totally fun!
Another trend hitting the Tri-Cities market? Locally sourced and seasonal produce. People are craving fresh and care more than ever about where their food comes from. Let’s be honest, it just tastes better! Our chefs here at Castle Event Catering love utilizing our fresh produce and herbs right in our back yard. It’s something we really care about. 

Caprese Skewers passed in a Baguette Loaf
Photo by Sonja Photography

 Late night snacks for late night events, especially when drinks are involved are really gaining more and more attention. Offering a small snack once dancing has started will make for a happy crowd! Don’t limit yourself just to fries though- milkshakes, warm cookies, or fresh mini doughnuts are yummy too!

Late Night Snack- Fresh Crisp French Fries
Photo by Sonja Photography
Hand Crafted Sauces for French Fries
Photo by Sonja Photography  

Something guests will remember? How you made them feel. Food makes us feel good. It floods us with memories and feelings. Like when you caught your first fish with your dad or the smell of your mom’s poppy seed bread on Christmas morning. Caterers want to create a menu that will tell your story. We want your menu to be a reflection of who you are or what you’re trying to say. Share with us those small details about the event that make you unique. Your event should always be a reflection of you, and that’s something that’s never going out of style.

Abby Gillingham 

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