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Gino Spano

Planning a wedding is no small task. It can take months or even years and plenty of effort to plan the big day. You want everything to go off without a hitch while ensuring your guests are impressed too. Every small detail needs to be thought of.

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One of the more important items on your planning task list is the menu. Trying to decide what to serve and how to please your guests is a big question, and it’s a big budget item for most weddings.

What food should you serve at your wedding?

There are many different answers to this question, but comfort foods and classics are tried-and-true favourites. Foods like grilled cheese, pizza, mac ‘n’ cheese, and more are sure to be a hit with your guests. Check out some more ideas for comfort foods to serve at your wedding.

1. Grilled Cheese Is One of the Best Foods to Have at Your Wedding

When it comes to comfort foods, you can hardly go wrong with the simple, yet timeless grilled cheese sandwich. This humble sandwich is easy to prepare, consisting of two slices of bread and cheese melted to perfection between them.

Of course, you don’t need to settle for the white bread and Kraft Singles variety for your big day. Think about offering up gourmet twists on the classic. What about sourdough bread and brie and apple, or a lobster grilled cheese with greens? Talk to your caterer and think about how many different variations you could add to your menu. Bite-sized appetizers will allow your guests to sample different flavours.

2. Pizza Is Everyone’s Favourite Comfort Food

Who doesn’t like pizza? With gluten-free crusts and dairy-free cheeses available, all of your guests can enjoy this comforting favourite. Why shouldn’t you turn your wedding into a pizza party?

You don’t need to stick with greasy, cheese-and-pepperoni pizza either. Much like grilled cheese, pizza can be dressed up and turned into a variety of gourmet offerings. Variations of cheese, sauce, and toppings make it easy to create a pizza menu with something for everyone.

3. Mac ’n’ Cheese Has So Many Options

This classic is another appealing option for almost everyone. Like grilled cheese and pizza, mac ’n’ cheese can be dressed up to make an appearance on your big day. Spinach, mushrooms, and panko crumbs, along with different gooey cheeses, can turn this comforting classic into a gourmet delight.

Again, vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free, and gluten-free varieties can be added so every guest’s restrictions are accounted for in the menu.

4. Ice Cream Makes a Versatile Dessert

If you’re planning a summer wedding, consider bringing in everyone’s favourite treat. Ice cream can be served up in so many different ways and in so many different flavours, it’s almost impossible not to like it.

If you want something fun, think about soft-serve sundaes. More sophisticated offerings might see you pair Italian gelato with espresso coffee. Add seasonal fruit sorbets to your menu for friends who are following a dairy-free diet. Ice cream cones are also a big hit, especially when served in miniature form.

5. Sliders, Fries, and Burgers

The classic cheeseburger might make an appearance at your wedding, but think small-scale here. Offer your guests sliders with a variety of toppings and a choice of meats. Veggie options can incorporate eggplant, portabella mushroom, or other substitutes. Additionally, you can serve your sliders and miniature burgers with a side of gourmet fries.

Your wedding menu should impress and delight your guests, and it should offer something for everyone. Comfort foods give you classic options for that perfect wedding menu.


Gino Spano

Starting with roots in a kitchen at 14 years old, he worked his way up the ranks and by the young age of 17 was responsible for daily events of 50 to 600 people. Gino continued to use his talents to work in catering, banquet and restaurant kitchens across the GTA. His love for Italian, French and Asian cuisine paired with his wide variety of knowledge brought him success in his new venture at Seventh Heaven in 2001. Over the past 12 years, he has cooked many meals for social events, corporate events and government officials. His love for new challenges brought him into corporate sales where he and the Seventh Heaven team won Best Catered Event for Canadian Linen’s “The Great White North” – Facility Grand Opening in 2009.
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