Looking food station ideas? Good thinking. They are a beloved catering serving style, and for good reason. They allow your guests to craft their perfect dinner plates, instead of sitting through a meal they’d never choose on their own. Your full-service caterer can help you decide what types of food bars suit your big day. From salad bars to seafood stations, you’ve got plenty to choose from.
Here are a few savory food station ideas.
Who doesn’t love indulging in a few carbs before moving onto the mains? Stock your bread bar with an assortment of rolls, baguettes, loaves, cornbread, and breadsticks along with complimentary dips, vinegars, butters and oils. Tip: if you’re going with a brunch menu, turn your bread bar into a bagel bar and bolster it with add-ons like veggies, lox, assorted cream cheeses and jellies.
If you’re filling your guests plates with hearty eats like pasta and burgers, you’re going to want to have one or two healthy options to balance things out. Contrary to popular belief, salad bars don’t have to be boring. We suggest filling yours with superfoods like berries, nuts and seeds. Add in meats, veggies and cheeses (along with the requisite assorted greens and dressings, of course).
The hamburger should not be overlooked when it comes to food station ideas. Craft a burger (or slider) bar with classic toppers like ketchup, mustard, pickles, red onion, banana peppers, tomato slices, and cheese. Don’t be afraid to shake things up by adding in a few adventurous options like sauerkraut, sprouts, caramelized onions, guacamole and pineapple.
A pasta bar is one of the most popular food station ideas. With so many pasta dishes out there it’s hard to settle on one to serve to your guests. So, why not let them craft their perfect plate by offering an assortment of noodles, sauces and toppings? You don’t have to stick strictly to Italian style fare, either - soba noodles and rice noodles are the bases of some killer dishes - and a mac ’n cheese station with different toppings (pictured at top) is a fun alternative, too.
Turn your event into a fiesta by erecting a DIY taco bar. Guests will love this trendy idea. Lay out corn and flour tortillas, pico de gallo, queso fresco, shredded lettuce and all the other necessary fixings. Don’t forget to have an array of hot sauces at the ready for your guests who like their meals on the hotter side.
Fill a banquet table with different variations of spuds and a few toppings - like sour cream, chives, bacon and cheese - and your guests will be singing your praises.
For more information, contact Simple Fare Catering.
Source: wedding wire