Taste Test: Which Type of Catering Suits Your Celebration?
by Kaitlyn October 15
Are you an hors d’oeuvres girl? Do you love sharing plates, or a family style feast? When it comes to offering food at your wedding, there are so many routes you could go. The options can be overwhelming! Our favorite local wedding caterers wanted to break it down and make it easier for you, so today we’re sharing examples, captured by April Mae Creative at The Addison Grove, and tips from these top Austin catering companies to help guide your decision. Take our quiz (found in the latest mag – pg 69) or scroll through the options below to see which type of catering best suits your celebration!
Photos // April Mae Creative
Serve Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
Mix and mingle all while enjoying the tastiest bite sized creations! Heavy hors d’oeuvres keep the party going, while allowing guests to enjoy a variety of delicious creations on the go.
Shrimp-Stuffed Avocado: Avocado half filled with marinated shrimp, mango pico de gallo and corn, and drizzled with roasted red pepper sauce
Sashimi Salmon: Sashimi salmon with shaved fennel, mandarin oranges, and fresh chives with parsley oil in a radicchio leaf
Snack at Stations
Use eating as a form of entertainment at your reception with creative stations strategically placed around the event space. These interactive stops even allow guests to customize their dishes!
Twisted Beet Poke: Twisted beet poke with pickled beets, avocado, cucumber and goat cheese, topped with spiced pistachios (vegetarian and gluten-free)
Insalata Reinforza: Grilled cauliflower and root vegetables, pickled onion, char red pepper vinaigrette with olive oil
Prepare a Plated Dinner
There is nothing more elegant than a traditional seated dinner, and this classic option will withstand the test of time. For the conservative bride, this option cuts down on food waste and often proves to be more time efficient than having guests waiting in a buffet line. Select a few mouthwatering entrees and treat your guests to a memorable selection of delicious courses!
Grass-fed Tomahawk Ribeye: Grass-fed tomahawk ribeye with tomato and seasonal herb charmoula, carrot and mustard and onion juice
Smoked Ancho Pork Tenderloin: Smoked ancho pork tenderloin paired with agave roasted butter nut, pepita brittle and salsa verde
Dungeness Crab & Pork Wonton Soup: Crab meat dumplings with pork broth ser ved with kumquat zest, carrot and pea shoot salad and grilled shishito peppers
Perfect for a cozy southern soiree, family style catering dishes up platters full of farm fresh food to each table so your guests can enjoy a delicious and relaxing meal without ever leaving their seats. Guests will love chatting as if they are sitting down to a family meal at home.
Whole Snapper: Whole snapper with gulf shrimp and gumbo sauce
Frenched Lamb Chop: Frenched lamb chops with pistachio-mint salsa verdi and wild mushroom reduction over creamy parmesan polenta, garnished with pomegranate seeds
Braised Duck Family Style: Braised duck family style with corn maque choux
Other Local Vendors: Salt Lick BBQ, Pink Avocado Catering, Catering with a Twist, Nourished by Kurant, Rosemary's Catering, Trudy's