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5 Catering Trends for 2018

Updated: Jun 6, 2018

Looking for something to make your event memorable? Want to know what has everyone excited in catering this year? Discover the top 5 catering trends new to 2018 right here.

Grab And Go Bag Lunches

Sometimes, when it comes to conferences and meetings, time is precious. When there’s a lot on the schedule to get through, there’s not always enough time for people to sit down and get a full-service lunch in. That’s where ready-made grab and go lunches come into play. Pick-me-up bags with premade sandwiches, drinks, and a snack can ensure that everyone gets something to eat, but in a way that’s most convenient for them.

Holiday Feasts with Full Turkey Dinners

Another popular trend this year is holiday catering. More and more families are opting out of cooking over the holidays and are instead, choosing to have a full turkey dinner catered right at home. This let’s everyone sit down to a delicious meal without the stress of cooking for the entire family. Catering companies have also been noticing an increase in the number of corporate businesses that are skipping the offsite event and are celebrating the holidays with more lavish office parties. A full turkey dinner is the perfect way for corporate teams to celebrate together without breaking the budget.

Destination Specific Menus

It’s not uncommon for people to travel to get to your event. And, while they’re in town they will likely want to see what your area has to offer, including the local cuisine. Destination specific menus are an easy way to impress your guests and show them the culinary highlights they can experience in Canada, like Alberta prime rib beef and apple crumble pie.

Mingle Ready Foods

Not all catering events are situated around office tables and six course menus. When guests are encouraged to mingle and network, grazing tables that offer delicious antipasto platters, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, express sushi bars, and carving stations are the perfect choice.

Superfood Options

Nothing is worse than having a food coma during a big meeting. That’s why healthy menus are a hot catering trend in 2018! Foods that are delicious, while producing enough brain fuel and energy to push through an event, are the most popular catering requests this year.

When you’re ready to give one of these catering trends a try, check out our menus at Centurion Conference and Event Center. We offer express catering to your home, event, or business, as well as onsite catering at our award-winning conference centre. Contact us to learn more!


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