Expert Advice: 2016 Tampa Bay Wedding Food Trends

2016 Wedding Food Trends | Tampa Bay Wedding Caterer K4 Catering

When you think about wedding trends you may think about bridal fashion, but on our side of the world, it is all about food trends!

Every year the National Restaurant Association (NRA) conducts an online survey where over 1,500 members of the American Culinary Federation vote for the trends of tomorrow (think Victoria Secret Fashion show for culinary peeps).

At K4 Catering, we’ve narrowed the list down to the trends we foresee poppin’ on menus in the Tampa Bay wedding scene in 2016.

2016 Wedding Food Trends

Expert Advice: Tampa Bay Wedding Food Catering Trends | Tampa Wedding Caterer K4 Catering

Everything Homemade

Preservatives are a thing of the 1950’s. 2016 screams homemade dressings, sauces and everything created from scratch.

Global Flavors

Authentic, ethnic cuisine and the use of ethnic spices. We are talking less tex-mex more mole negro.

Tampa Wedding Caterer K4 Catering | Ethinic Catering Mole Negro Smoked Pork Enchiladas

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Breakfast and Brunch All-day Long

Mimosas and french toast for dinner?! Yes, please!

The Return of The Bread

We love carbs, especially fresh-baked artisanal warm bread and butter, (or better yet, flavored butters!)

Non-alcoholic Beverages:

Including gourmet lemonades, aguas fresca, green juices at brunch events, coffee carts, cold brew coffee stations, ginger beer cart, etc.

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Staying on Trend

Farm to table and bacon are not necessarily new 2016 trends, but they are definitely sticking around a bit longer.

Veggies as the Main Course, including Locally Grown Produce

Think grilled veggies or zucchini pasta as your main course! Super healthy doesn’t need to be boring, and delicious veggies aren’t just for vegetarians, meat eaters get ready for a super flavor packed meal.

Farm to Table Salad Display | Tampa Wedding Caterer K4 Catering

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Healthy and Fun Kids’ Meals

We’re seeing colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains and lean proteins all packed in cute kraft lunch boxes with coloring books and pencils.

Best Tampa Bay Wedding Caterer | K4 CateringFor many years, Chef Rand Packer, formerly the Executive Chef at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, has been filling a unique gap in Tampa’s culinary scene. First, with Mekenita Mexican Grille, a Pacific, fresh style to Mexican cuisine that is authentic and incomparable to any other Mexican restaurant in the area – and now, with K4 Catering.

K4 Catering is a premier, full-service catering company that focuses on creating one-of-a-kind, unforgettable culinary experiences. K4 Catering’s custom menus, creative presentation and exceptional service will bring that touch that big cities such as Miami, New York, and L.A have and that the growing Tampa Bay area needs!

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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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