Buffets can be a great way to cater for any type of party. Depending on the time of year, your venue, the crowd you’re feeding and the tone you want to set your event, the menu and the style of service can be tailored to suit your party perfectly.
Winter weddings and functions might call for a buffet of warming pies, hearty, satisying stews, steaming bowls of creamy mashed potatoes, and rich, buttery winter greens. In the summer you might prefer cold buffet catering; tarts filled with spring and summer vegetables, buttery, minted new potatoes, cold sliced joints of rare roast beef and crisp, refreshing salads.
Buffets can be taken with a much more modern approach. Recently bowl food catering has become very popular - Almost any dish can be “miniaturised”, and served elegantly in a small bowl that your guests can eat with just a fork. It’s a fun but sophisticated way to serve food, and can be especially useful if seating space is as issue. Bowl food can also work well instead of canapés, with lighter choices being served before a sit down meal.
Finger food buffet
A finger food buffet is a relaxed and unfussy way to feed your guests at an informal gathering. Relaxed and unfussy doesn’t mean compromising on presentation, quality or flavour, however, so this kind of menu will still be a spread to impress.