Wedding Food Ideas – It’s all about the menus
It’s funny how you find out what dishes people like to eat after a brief conversation with them
When creating bespoke menus for our customers, it soon becomes clear that they all have very different wedding food ideas, but what’s more surprising is that hardly any of them prefer the more traditional food that you would expect to find from most wedding caterers.
Food has become very trendy over the past 10 years which makes writing menus a lot easier, as people have become more conscious about the food they choose to eat. This is helping chefs be as creative and exciting as they want to be and usually results in stumbling across wedding food ideas that are truly amazing!
I have revamped our sample menus here at Chris the chef for 2018 and I’ve focused them on the amazing produce that Britain offers. They are modern english but with a “Chris the chef” twist! Some of new dishes include ‘black treacle cured Scottish salmon, roasted & pickled beetroot, cumin sour cream and caviar’ and also ‘spiced cod with cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower, samphire bhaji, mango salsa & curry oil’ these dishes are fast becoming popular with all our customers that have already booked for this year. One of my personal favourites is ‘whipped goats cheese with textures of beetroot’ I love the creaminess of the cheese against the earthy beetroot. Plus, a sweet beetroot gel gives a little lift, it’s amazing if I don’t mind saying so myself!!
I try to keep them fairly seasonal so I can make the most of the fantastic ingredients we produce in the UK and what’s available at the specific time of the year, this makes sure that guests are getting ingredients that are full of flavour and tasting exactly how things should.
A lot of people would be surprised at the variety of ingredients once classed as exotic, that are being successfully grown and reared here on the British aisles. Truffles are the most expensive mushroom in the world and are usually found in France, Italy and Spain. But producers are now growing them in here with great success. Other ingredients that are classed as ‘alternative crops’ by farmers include Wasabi, Chillies, Apricots, Peaches and even Almonds. None of these are on a massive scale just yet but shows which direction we are going in. It’s very exciting as a chef – soon we will have lots more premium ingredients available to form our new wedding food ideas.
The suppliers that I have chosen to work with are all local and extremely passionate about providing outstanding produce to all of their customers. Working so closely with them gives me up to date information on prices and the availability of all the local and seasonal food, this is a massive help when thinking of new dishes that as it helps us to create and update our ever-evolving list of speciality dishes.
If your special day is on the horizon, I’d love to talk with you and come up with some wonderful wedding food ideas. Get in touch!