Grazing stations have become one of the hottest trends in the catering world, loved by modern couples who want a cool alternative to the traditional wedding breakfast, those organising a special party or even at corporate events where you want to impress attendees. It’s a great idea to create grazing stations which reflect the time of year, so here’s some inspiration to help with your plans.
Spring Grazing Stations
Spring is a time when we think of fresh flowers blooming all around us. This a great idea if choosing a grazing station as a centrepiece. Imagine a station with gorgeous Spring flowers in the middle, with desserts matching the colours of the petals. Or how about a Mediterranean salad bar to bring some vibrant, fresh flavours for your event? If you’re looking for sea food to bring a little bit of sunshine into proceedings, a big pan paella station will raise the mood.
Summer Grazing Stations
In the warmer months, outdoor catering really comes into its own, so many choose to have Summer grazing stations placed outside. Imagine a mouth-watering hog roast station where the meat is cooked before your eyes or a wood fired pizza bar where doughy delights bake within minutes. If you love Mexican food, a taco stand is a popular choice. You can even help attendees cool down with trendy ice cream bars, champagne on ice stations or how about a savoury lolly pop station with minted lamb, corn on the cob and grilled veggie skewers. You could also combine a cocktail and dessert station with fresh tasting mojito cheesecakes, for example.
Autumn Grazing Stations
Autumn is a time when we all start to feel that warm and cosy glow as the nights draw in, providing some great ideas for your event grazing stations. Autumn is the perfect time to have a rustic or vintage inspired feel for your event, so why not select a grazing station that incorporates antipasto, tasty dips and oils, as well as freshly cooked artisan breads. On the dessert side, salted caramel is a flavour which goes down a treat at this time of year. If looking for a late night grazing station idea, a gourmet cheese toastie stall will impress, using anything from sourdough bread and salami to a variety of cheeses. If planning a fireworks party in November, a s’mores bar is a great way to add some fire into your menus.
Winter Grazing Stations
Use Winter flavours to help your grazing stations reflect the seasonal vibes. Why not warm everyone up with delicious stalls such as pulled pork or hog roast bun stations with all the trimmings. You could even have a hot chocolate bar for those who fancy a delicious sweet treat. If you’re organising a festive event, don’t forget to think about Christmas themed grazing stations, whether that’s cinnamon flavours, mince pies or even some gourmet pigs in blankets.
Loving grazing stations?
Here at the Gourmet Hog Roast Company, we specialise in event catering in London and the South East, helping you bring your event theme to life. We have a range of grazing station options available, so speak to our team about what we can do for you. Get in touch now.