The increasing popularity of vegan dinners and free-form menus means that dining needs to be more flexible. They’ll be more food stations and informal eating arrangements as the traditional three-course dinner takes a step back. Look out for grazable snacks, buffet tables and dedicated food stations to suit a variety of culinary requirements. Customizable menus enable you to offer more choice to vegan, gluten-free or just picky guests.
Personal elements, such as signature cocktails and mocktails served by mixologists, will become more common due to a drive for immersive culinary experiences. Ask your caterer for ideas on how to creatively present the food to guarantee a wow factor that gets everyone talking. Self-service bars are a fun way to serve signature drinks, but if you’re worried about over-consumption, you could adapt this idea to a pimp-your-drink bar with bowls of fruit and garnishes.
Gin remains the tipple of choice, especially with personalized cocktail menus, but a rise in demand for non-alcoholic drinks makes it easier to offer interesting choices for teenagers at Bar Mitzvah parties or health-conscious adults. Edible flowers will be a big trend, so don’t just save them for salads and desserts, but try them frozen in ice-cubes for a pretty way to elevate jugs of plain water.