The Best Bites

Heather Johanson
Catering sales manager, Classique Catering

What are the trends in wedding food?
Stations are popular. Instead of a traditional buffet, couples will have a salad bar, a carving station for the main course and a dessert bar. More adventurous couples will do a Mexican station, an Asian station, an Italian station and a traditional American station.

Anything else?
Serving family style. When you have to pass a platter around the table, it gets people talking and adds to the casual atmosphere that a lot of couples want these days.

What are the on-trend hors d’oeuvres?
Upscale comfort food: tomato soup shooters, grilled cheese triangles, mac-and-cheese bites, mini sliders. And anything with ahi. We do an ahi sesame cone and ahi on a taro chip.

What’s out?
I still get the occasional chocolate fountain request—but not very often.

Craft beer is big in the food world. Are couples asking for specialty beers, or for something hip and local like Ruhstaller?
No. I keep waiting for that but it hasn’t happened yet.

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