1) Delicious & Nutritious
“Healthy is the new skinny,” proclaim inspirational Pinterest boards everywhere, and this applies to 2016 catering trends, too. You’re going to see more creativity with good-for-you greens. Mintahoe’s classic Pear & Bleu Salad is a delicious example.
2) Going Global
On the other end of the spectrum, new and different flavors are trending. In 2016, expect to see strong (and delicious!) Indian, African, and Middle Eastern influences in catering.
3) A Manhattan in Minneapolis
Put down the mason jar! Seriously, put it down. Shabby chic is on its way out – at least for drinks. Belly up to the 2016 bar, where drinks are more Mad Men than New Girl. Classics like whiskey and bourbon are a sure hit, and will bring a classy ambience to your event. Mintahoe has plenty of experienced bartenders to put the perfect twist on your Manhattan.
4) A Great Way to Start Your Day
Morning and afternoon wedding receptions are on the rise, and for a few good (pocketbook related) reasons! They’re significantly less expensive and a great choice if you’re planning to hold a small, intimate reception with close friends and family. If you’d still like a bar, offer a festive Mimosa or Bloody Mary Bar. And who doesn’t love a brunch buffet??
5) Dinner and a Show
Plated and buffet dinner service aren’t your only options anymore. If your vision is a mingling and memorable event, consider interactive food stations scattered throughout your venue. Mintahoe offers several delicious performance stations and presentation options – ask about our Painted Palate Station or new Wall of Desserts!
by Krista Peterson