Top 5 Summer Catering Trends in 2019

Top 5 Summer Catering Trends in 2019

Catered food is a crucial part of any occasion. It doesn’t matter what type of event you’re celebrating – when it comes to food, it has to be on point and on trend if you want to wow your guests. Plus, it shows your attendees how much effort and thought was put into organizing it. To leave the right impression with your guests, we’ve tallied up the top 5 summer catering trends in 2019 to incorporate into your special occasion this year.


This year, it’s all about the miniature size food. From sliders to grilled cheese and tomato soup, to cone style fish and chip with mini pints of beer – it’s a fun and creative way to offer something a little outside of the box. It also gives your guests something to chuckle about while they’re eating.

Grab and Go Options

It’s always important to think about what type of catered options will work best with certain hosted events. And when it comes to social mixers or corporate gatherings, your guests will need to be able to easily walk around, mingle and snag some food while they’re making new connections in their professional network. This is why grab and go has become a thriving trend since it gives guests the ability to grab some food and then get back to focusing on schmoozing.

Vegan & Vegetarian Options

In case you haven’t heard, vegetarianism and veganism are surging in popularity – and they show no signs of slowing down. This resurgence in healthy eating is dominating food trends considerably as a result, which means there should always be options for these dietary differences included in catered events today. And this doesn’t mean directing guests to the salad bar or a side-swept meal option that lacks any flavour. To really wow your guests, offer fresh, flavourful options that will show your vegan and vegetarian guests that there was actual effort put into what’s being served. Remember to consider all diet restrictions when providing dairy options for coffee served with dessert or your ice cream station — being considerate goes a long way.

Fresh Fruit Displays

Who doesn’t love a creative and vibrant fruit table? As the warmer weather arrives, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of fresh, in-season fruit to offer your guests. It’s always a staple catering option that never gets old. It also offers an opportunity for absolutely stunning displays with vibrant colours and greenery.

Going Green

As consumers start to recognize their impact on the environment, they’re becoming more environmentally conscious than ever before. And that includes what they’re eating. This has instigated one of the more prominent catering trends in 2019 as more hosts and caterers work to make their events more sustainable by using reusable dinnerware, limiting food waste, and donating any leftovers – or even flowers – to local organizations that can use them rather than adding more waste to the landfills.
Share those special moments with friends, family or colleagues with the right venue and caterer who can help make it all come together perfectly. At Centurion Centre, we offer everything you need to host a successful, stand out event. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services.  

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