9 Mar

4 Creative Catering Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

When it comes to catering a wedding there are two basic types of caterers – the challenging and the challenged. The challenging caterer wants to wow you and your guests with a wide ranging menu full of culinary twists and turned. Their imagination is working overtime, always on the lookout for new and exotic menu items. On the other hand, the challenged caterer is generally content to hold the party line, and to deliver a satisfactory (if sometimes uninspired) menu.

Kahn’s Catering is neither. As a premier Indianapolis caterer, we work to the highest of standards – our own – we aim to provide you with the service, the presentation, and food that is meant to be memorable. Our Event Specialist strive to make planning your wedding simple and stress free. Prompting you with choices and asking the important questions of even the smallest detail that might otherwise be overlooked, we are here to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

When it comes to working with a catering service, Kahn’s Catering believes it is important to understand what is involved in the planning partnership. We want you to have ideas of your own, and encourage you to shape the overall menu by providing us with direction. To help you do just that, we’ve gathered a few creative catering ideas for you to consider. So when you’re planning your wedding menu, you’ll be sparked with inspiration!

Tips for Catering to Special Diets

Perfect of an early morning wedding and afternoon reception, a stylish bunch menu will be welcomed by your guest. Something so simple and familiar can turn into a performance of its own with omelet and crepes all made to order, coupled with light and refreshing mimosas. An added touch can be a champagne bar with different fruits and purees to tingle the taste buds.

Strolling Chef Stations
Strolling chef stations are a creative way to make hors d’oeuvres fun. Rather than butler passed, chefs can be positioned around your event space preparing and serving made to order hors d’oeuvres or small plates for your guests. To make your event even more extraordinary, pair butler passed selections with strolling chef stations. Not only does this promote a more social atmosphere, guests can move around the room, relax, and still enjoy!

Tasting Menus
We have become a nation of foodies and many seek adventurous culinary creations. If you don’t believe me, just look on Instagram and search any food related hashtag. Still, going full force foodie on your wedding menu is never a good idea. You don’t want to alienate anyone’s taste buds, but presenting a multi-course tasting menu can satisfy all tastes and preferences and wow your guests in the same mouthwatering bite. This is a great way to liven up a reception and to get your guests to expand their palates.

Think Seasonal
When planning your wedding menu, think about the season. Seasonal dishes are a great way to put a definite stamp on your wedding menu. If you’re planning a summer wedding think seafood and cold fruit drinks. If it’s autumn, think roasted meats and hot cider. Indiana has a variety of seasonal produce available and our summers are bountiful with fragrant basil, eggplant, cucumbers, beets, sweet blackberries and blueberries, savory green beans, and home-grown corn.

Tips for Catering to Special Diets

When it comes to catering your wedding, you need to take charge. Decide what you want from your wedding menu, and then work closely with your Event Specialist to see how that can be realized on the big day.

Call Kahn’s Catering to discuss with our Event Specialist creative ways to cater your wedding! 317.577.3663

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