Creative Food: 2018 Event Food Trends

2018 is here, and with it comes a bevvy of new food and event trends that we can’t wait to bring to your next event! Delicious and inclusive drinks, comfort foods, and earlier dining times are all creative trends we can get behind. Here’s what we can’t wait for in the new year:

Brunch

Pancakes and mimosas and fried chicken and waffles – bring on the yum! Brunch is becoming a favorite and is no longer reserved for ladies-only gatherings. More and more events are becoming brunch affairs, with earlier dining times and earlier end times so guests can head home at a reasonable hour. Brunch foods like our Hot Chicken Benedict on a homemade buttermilk biscuit are well-loved, and with good reason… they’re delicious and often less expensive than their dinner counterparts.

Hot Chicken Bendict

Signature Cocktails & Mocktails

With the #SoberScene on the rise, not everyone is interested in drinking an alcoholic beverage and hosts are becoming more and more aware of and inclusive of these life choices. Creating a signature cocktail isn’t going anywhere, but now offering a non-alcoholic version and providing a Signature Mocktail is becoming the norm. All the breastfeeding mamas and designated drivers at your next event will thank you!

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Hygge Menus

Hygge has burst onto the event scene – courtesy of our Scandinavian friends. All things cozy and comforting are a 2018 must have for your events. Comfort foods will take center stage for causal buffets, luxe menus and can easily work with this years’ brunch and mocktail trends (hello, hot cocoa bar!). Our most popular comfort foods combine most-loved with unexpected, like our Mac n Cheese Bites, Mini Croque Monsieur, or Sweet & Savory Beignets. See more of the hygge menus your guests are craving.

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

Ready to incorporate a 2018 food trend into your next event? We’ve love to help! Contact hello@dreameventsandcatering.com and we can help reimagine your upcoming Nashville event to include 2018’s food trends.