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Gino Spano

It can be extremely tough making decisions about your wedding, especially when it comes to the topic of food and drinks. There are endless options when it comes to wedding catering and the right caterers will be able to bring almost any vision, theme, or fantasy to life in a special way.

Many couples want the food at their wedding to be the thing that the guests can’t stop talking about, even days later—something worthy of posting on Instagram with the hashtag #omg. But when the sky is the limit, how do you zero in on the best catering options for your wedding? Well, we’ve got a few of this year’s trendy wedding catering ideas to help you get inspired.

Farm to Table Cuisine

Fresh, local, organic…these are all really big terms in the food world right now. Everyone wants their meat, dairy, and produce to be organically grown and sourced from local producers and we can’t deny that it feels pretty good to support hard-working local farmers.

This can all be reflected in your wedding catering by putting together a “Farm to Table” menu which features meats sourced from local farms and fresh, seasonal organic produce. You can even top things off with some local artisanal products like chutneys, breads, and cheeses.

Brunch Bar

You may be thinking that a brunch menu at your wedding sounds a little out there, but let us explain. Many couples are now choosing daytime weddings because they’re a modern choice, and often more cost effective than the traditional afternoon and evening formats.

At this time of day, brunch becomes an elegant option. Think mimosas, bloody marys, and custom omelets. ‘Breakfast for dinner’ can even be a fun option for the late night food service—who doesn’t love pancakes and hash browns at 11pm?

Interactive Stations

The traditional wedding catering format where you sit at tables and your meal is brought out to you is fine and well, but these days the guests want to get in on the action and be a part of their meal.

For this reason, interactive stations are a big hit because guests get to have some fun and entertainment along with their meal. “Make your own”-type stations are really popular and can be done with so many foods like nachos, ice cream sundaes, french fries, and many more. It’s also a great way to incorporate some comfort-food favourites while making them look chic.

Living Like Gatsby

Despite the remake of this classic 1920s era film having come out several years ago, The Great Gatsby speakeasy, garden-party type theme is still a huge hit when it comes to wedding catering ideas.

Vintage cocktails like the Manhattan, Sidecar, and Mint Julep are all very trendy right now and can be done with modern twists. Champagne fountains are also making a huge comeback and can really help bring a feel of opulence to your wedding.

Fake Cake

No, we’re not talking about some sort of inedible show cake. One of the latest trends in wedding catering is doing alternatives to the traditional wedding cake.

Previously, cupcakes were all the rage but now we’re seeing donut cakes, crepe cakes, towers of French macarons, even tiered cakes made from wheels of cheese. You can even go completely non-traditional and serve a selection of assorted pies (great for those rustic themed weddings) or cheesecakes.

When it comes to your wedding catering, it’s clear that you’re only limited by the expertise of your caterer. Work with professionals who can properly execute your (delicious) vision for your special day.

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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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