Are you planning a special event and need some ideas for catering? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new to try. Either way, you’re in luck! Check out these cool catering ideas that will impress your guests. From creative menus to unique presentation ideas, there’s something for everyone here. So go ahead and give one of these options a try for your next event!
With the weather warming up, outdoor BBQs are becoming popular again. And what better way to celebrate them than with an outdoor catered BBQ? If you’re not familiar with catering options for this culture, think of it like any other catering plan. The food is brought in hot and ready to eat or can be kept warm in chafing dishes. Then, guests can serve themselves and eat with their hands.
The barbecued foods are often served in the traditional picnic style of paper plates and plastic silverware, but you can certainly upgrade for a fancier feel if it suits your event.
If you’re not familiar with this style of catering, we suggest trying foods like pulled pork, beef brisket, and ribs. These are very popular choices for outdoor parties. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try smoked food platters with different meats like chicken or salmon!
If you’re interested in upgrading the plates and utensils to a fancier style, opt for something fun like wicker or plastic plates with metal utensils. This will be a nice contrast to the casual feel of paper and plastic (and they’re easier to clean up!).
There’s no doubt that vegan catering is getting better. Not only are there more options to choose from, but the quality is just as amazing as any other catering plan. It’s becoming much easier for vegan and vegetarian guests to eat great at events too. Many caterers now offer special menus for them with plenty of variety to choose from.
Cocktails are growing in popularity again. Rather than the traditional stand with alcohol, there are now specialty bars set up for serving drinks. At these stations, bartenders mix custom-order cocktails and serve them to guests on the spot. This can be a really fun touch for your event since it’s something that doesn’t happen very often!
Get an ice sculpture or a running fountain for the bar
This will add to the upscale experience of serving drinks this way, as well as make it more fun and interactive. It also adds a luxurious touch, which certainly isn’t necessary but is really nice if you can swing it!
Ice cream truck
An ice cream truck catering service is a great way to bring in some fun and nostalgia at an event. These trucks are usually self-contained with their own freezers, so you don’t have to worry about the truck being set up outside or transported somewhere to start making the ice cream fresh. You can order soft serve, hardpack, dipped, or anything you’d like!
Typically, ice cream truck catering companies offer a variety of flavors and styles. They also often have specialties like cotton candy, caramel apples, dipped chocolate-dipped bananas, etc. It can be fun to mix these up for variety or just go with the classic vanilla soft serve if you’re feeling traditional.