Food trends for 2018

2018 Foodie Trends

Food is the perfect centerpiece for any party, event or wedding. Having something slightly out of the ordinary gets people talking and most of all makes them remember your event!

At Fizz and Fire, we strive to make every event truly magical with our unique catering experience and passion for creating the highest quality food and drink. We love to stay ahead of the times offering clients the most on-trend food and drink for their event.

Our sister company Taste Cuisine have been catering for receptions, parties and events of all shapes, sizes for over 20 years so we’ve got plenty of experience in all catering styles, so we’ve put together our list of predictions for 2018.

Local Produce – At both Fizz & Fire and Taste Cuisine we have always used local ingredients. We love supporting local businesses and the produce tastes utterly amazing. We see 2018 being a big year for using local produce, with couples requesting we use their local butcher and even produce that is in season to create our wonderful dishes.

Go Floral – 2018 is the year to go floral and not just on the bouquets.  Our sister company Taste Cuisine has already jumped on this trend and we expect to see lots of pretty, edible features on top of dishes such as berries, elderflowers, lavender and micro herbs all grown locally! They not only look gorgeous they taste delicious too!

Veggie - In recent years vegetarian options have become more and more popular, but we think 2018 will be the year vegetarian mains will make a statement. Our veggie menu showcases the best seasonal ingredients and is full of awesome dishes such as Beetroot & Halloumi Sliders and Pepper & Feta Parcels - perfect for a meat free event!

Revamped Classics - We all love to see our favourite comfort foods on the menu at a party, event or wedding, but 2018 will see plenty of updated versions of our favourite comfort foods. Our personal ones are Mini Chilli Dogs and Mini Yorkshire Bangers from our menus.

Dark side – A trend that has already taken the world of social media by storm. Black ingredients look absolutely stunning, they can transform a simple burger bun or pizza into a complete work of art fit for any party or wedding! Chefs use charcoal as a colorant for the pizza dough – good news the charcoal is supposed to be super healthy!

Perfect Pair – We LOVE canapés and drinks flights! This trend works perfectly if you are having a relaxed event or wedding and it gives your guests a chance to try a few different pairs. Some of our personal favourites are Tequila & Tacos, Wine & Cheese and of course the much-loved Sliders & Craft Beer. Even bring this through to the evening and have a midnight snack of cookies & milk.

Relaxed feasting style catering – This has been a trend for a few years now, but it’s one that’s here to stay! Our philosophy is based on relaxed catering as it offers something different from the traditional fine dining style of catering – we serve magical feasts on boards and platters. It’s unrestrictive, meaning that couples can create a day that suits them, maybe incorporating their favourite foods or fun wedding trends. We imagine more and more couples will want the flexibility and versatile relaxed dining which creates a much more chilled and fun environment for parties, events and weddings.

Whatever trend you choose to go with, we hope you enjoy your special day. For more ideas & inspiration follow us on Instagram @fizzandfire and like us on Facebook @fizzandfire and if you’re currently looking for wedding catering, please feel free to contact us or our sister company Taste Cuisine.

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