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Culinary Trends that will get your guests talk


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A good idea for your next event would be to hire a local caterer and ask them where their ingredients come from. Locally produced, organic products may be more expensive, but they might be worth the investment if it gains you the trust of your attendees. Working with local businesses will also help you network and support the city’s or town’s economy.

veggieBest food to serve at events

Veggie trend has been going strong for a while and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. As consumers become more aware of the impact the food industry has on the environment, going vegan or vegetarian is every time less uncommon. Whichever menu you choose for your event, make sure you have at least one or two veggie options.

Food Trucks

The food truck trend began in the US and quickly spread throughout the world and they do not only offer hot dogs, pizza and tacos. High-end chefs have been getting on the action offering cuisine dishes in a fast and casual format. The wonderful thing about food trucks is that they’re easy to set up. All you need is a large space where they can park. No waiters or kitchen needed.

DrinksGoing back to basics

Another ongoing trend in the culinary world is the minimalistic or the “simple” kitchen, if you will. Traditional cooking methods like fermentation and smoking, natural ingredients, and made-at-home dishes are the rage. Recipes are being simplified in favour of a familiar and “warm” taste.

Foods and drinks to serve at events

In terms of spirits, fancy cocktails are giving way to more traditional drinks like vermouth and the never disappointing gin.

culinary-trendsBreakfasts for everyone, at anytime

Aside from brunch, which is everyone’s favorite now, breakfasts are starting to appear in dishes everywhere regardless of time and place. Try mixing ideas together to feature something truly unique on the day of your event.

New Cuts of Meat

Chef’s everywhere have taken to finding new ways to present the red dish and meat enthusiasts are loving it. New cuts include the skirt, oxtail and bone marrow.

Raw Food

For those who don’t know, the Raw Food movement was started in the US, back the 70’s and then spread worldwide. It’s premise states that no food cooked over 45 degrees should be eaten because it kills enzymes that help digestion and produces toxins that damage tissues. There is a strong debate of whether this is a beneficial diet or not, but regardless of where you stand on the spectrum, raw food has been making its way to cuisine everywhere.


About Erik Mickelson

Erik Mickelson is the author of Northwest Custom Apparel's blogs. Erik has been with Northwest Custom Apparel since 1996 after graduating from Washington State University and is the founder of the Apparel Graphic Academy. Trained by the custom graphic apparel industry's best, Mark Venit, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Embroidery Adventure blog. As they say, 'Experience is the best teacher.' We are proud to have Erik as part of our team!

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