Grazing tables are a very popular choice for events. Whether you’re hosting a corporate event or personal celebration, grazing tables cater for a variety of tastes and provide a more informal and casual dining experience that encourages your guests to mingle and have fun. Plus, grazing tables can create a spectacular centrepiece for your event that will be loved and remembered. Here are a few of our top tips on how to create that memorable ‘wow’ factor with your spread…
Pick a Theme
Plan a table that this inspired by the theme of your event and you’ll be sure to deliver an impressive feast. The key is to present a spread that looks fabulous, but that doesn’t overwhelm guests with too many choices and flavours all mixed together – keep it simple! The list of themes you can choose from is endless, but a few of the most popular ones include rustic charcuterie boards, nautical seafood platters, woodland inspired canapes, and afternoon english tea with bite size sandwiches and dainty cakes.
Create Maximum Flavour
One of the most common styles of grazing table is a huge selection of cheese accompanied by aromatic homemade breads and spicy chutneys. This is a sure-fire winner amongst diners, but the quality of the flavours is very important if your grazing table is to stand out from the rest! Impress your guests with a variety of specialist, high quality cheeses and buy locally sourced produce for delicious and punchy flavours. Cram the table full with big wedges of cheese along with lots of high quality crisp breads and biscuits, accompanied by bright red grapes, juicy figs, chunks of apple and whole strawberries for a bit of fruity zing, plus a scattering of walnuts and almonds for extra crunch and texture.
Paint a Picture
Think of your grazing table as a canvas on which you are creating a visual masterpiece. For maximum visual appeal choose your colours carefully and use appropriate props and accessories to create a coordinated look. For example, when creating a grazing table full of delicious desserts, think about the visual theme of your event and try to incorporate this into the spread. For a fun and summery Italian inspired dessert grazing table try pots of panna cotta with bright red strawberries and sweet sugar-coated cannoli pastries. Or, for a more boho festival vibe, rustle up some tasty cupcakes decorated with pretty pink icing, along with stacks of glistening macaroons, and accessorise with delicate wildflowers. A dessert grazing table is something you can have a lot of fun with and, if you get the presentation right, your spread will be snapped and proudly displayed on every guest’s Instagram feed!
FIND OUT MORE
Fancy the idea of a Grazing Table at your next corporate event, a special birthday celebration or wedding reception? Get in touch to discuss your ideas. We can provide Grazing Table catering in Bath, Bristol and Cardiff as well as across the wider Gloucester, Somerset and Dorset area. We are dedicated to using fresh and locally sourced produce for maximum flavour and will work with you to create a unique and bespoke menu to suit your own individual tastes and dietary requirements.
Get in touch to discuss your ideas – call us on 01225 667818 or email email@example.com.