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Fantastic and Exotic Food Ideas for Catering Events

Are you struggling to come up with creative and innovative ideas for your next catering event? Not only do you want to provide an exciting, on-trend menu, but you want food that will inspire your guests to take photos too.


84% of guests will take photos of their food while at a food festival, and the majority will recommend the food they sampled. This is an excellent opportunity for some free advertising for your business!


From fermented foods to artisanal delicacies, here are some of the best food ideas for catering that will leave your guests wanting more.


Choosing Food Ideas for Catering


Before you choose which foods to offer on your menu, it is wise to plan which categories you would like to include. Do you want to provide a traditional-style menu with appetizers, sides, entrees, and desserts? Or would you prefer a street food style?


Decide what you would like to achieve from your menu so that your selection of foods reflects your theme. Whatever you choose, make sure your menu has a unique twist to help you stand out.

CBD Recipes


Adding CBD to your menu could take your guest's taste experience to a whole new level. Throw in the fact that CBD has a whole host of health benefits too, and you are on to a winner.


Cooking with CBD is still a new and exciting addition to any menu. By using decarboxylated CBD from full-spectrum extracts, you can create a range of delicious, CBD-infused dishes such as buddha bowls and even steak.


Artisan Food


Artisan foods are unique, novelty, and usually passed down through generations of family members. Showcasing a selection of artisan foods at your catering event is a sure-fire way to wow your guests.


Small batch specialty foods such as artisanal salami and tapenades are an excellent choice for appetizers. You could also pair them with olives and artisanal bread.


Pickles and Ferments


From our bespoke sauerkraut recipe to kimchi and miso, serving up fermented foods at your catering event is a healthy and adventurous choice. Many of your guests may be trying fermented foods for the first time.


Try pairing your fermented dishes with delicious kombucha (a fermented tea drink) or kefir. Serving your guests a portion of probiotics will leave their gut feeling healthy and their tastebuds tingling.


Superfood Bowls


If you want to tailor your menu to suit the current health and nutrition trends, then superfood bowls are the perfect option. Combine exotic fruits and veggies to create delicious smoothies and buddha bowls at your event. You can set up a bowl bar where guests can help themselves to a selection of toppings or serve them as a set dish.


You could choose smoothie bowls with vibrant helpings of acai and star fruits or opt for buddha bowls packed with delicious grains and pulses.


Start Planning Your Catering Event


Whether you choose to dazzle your guests with exotic world foods or tantalize their tastebuds with healthful probiotics, your next catering event will be the talk of the town with these food ideas for catering.

Did you find this article helpful? For more helpful tips on catering, read more of our catering blog.

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