At BBJ Linen, we take pride in creating extraordinary tablescapes that enhance our clients’ vision and taste. And as an event planner or food professional, you know that whether it’s a cocktail party for 50 guests or a seated dinner for 10,000, it’s about bringing all of the elements together to produce a successful event.
Much like fashion, event trends and styles change with the seasons. Despite that, non-trendy is often a trend all of its own. Think approachable, yet elevated! What will set 2015 apart from previous years? Here are our predictions for the top menu trends to expect this year:
Green wedding elements are one of the hottest trends among brides. Luckily, vendors are offering eco-friendly options that make it easy to go green in a chic and stylish way. A few green menu examples include farm to table dinners, locally sourced or organic themes, and fresh takes on desserts or appetizers.
Raw & Vegan Foods
It’s a given that your clients will want least one or two vegetarian options at their events, but these days more people are serving raw, vegan and gluten-free foods too. It’s not just to accommodate guests with food allergies ‚Äö√Ñ√¨ industry professionals are creating really incredible menus that even your meat eaters enjoy. A few of our favorite vegan ideas: vegan sushi, falafel sliders, and tomato risotto cakes.
Smaller Sips & Bites
Be it flights of craft beer, shots of different bourbons, wine samplings, sangria that goes from white to pink to deep red, or even a lemonade or fizzy soda bar, guests should be able to sample an array of beverages. Likewise, we are seeing more caterers offering miniature foods and rotating appetizers over formal sit-down meals.
Deconstructed dishes don’t only involve taking the dish apart, but putting their elements back together. Today creative chefs and caterers are taking ingredients that are normally combined; changing their forms, and then plating them together in a different way. A prime example is pie in a glass, such as this deconstructed lemon merengue pie.
What trends are you most looking forward to in 2015?