Wedding buffets are popular because, first and foremost, they offer variety, which will keep even the fussiest eaters happy. A wedding buffet can be visually amazing, often with more impact than a sit down meal if presented by a caterer who knows their stuff. They can also create a very convivial and relaxed mood at a wedding as people mingle and socialize with a less formal table arrangement.

Yellow and Red Tomatoes

Wedding buffets have got a bad name over the years, but a buffet can be a super-stylish centrepiece for your wedding. Take all thoughts of grey chicken drumsticks and flabby pastry products and banish them. Instead think groaning Bacchanalian tables using interesting crockery, boards and platters, and relevant props to dress the table such as bowls of lemons, baskets of fresh herbs, bowls of cherries with stalks on, dishes of ripe tomatoes and baskets with whole French breads overflowing out of them. In addition, displaying food at different heights creates interest.

Buffet Food Roast Potatoes

Griddled Baby Courgettes

Mediterranean-Style Wedding Buffet Ideas

For an inspiring and colourful Mediterranean-style buffet menu I would recommend…

  • Herby chicken goujons with lemon and homemade aioli to dip
  • Rare beef Carpaccio
  • Rocket and thyme bruschetta
  • Griddled halloumi skewers with roasted sweet red peppers
  • Griddled baby courgettes drizzled with mint oil and crumbled feta
  • Cannellini beans with extra virgin olive oil
  • Roasted sweet red and yellow peppers with parsley oil
  • Overflowing bowls of crispy roast potatoes in rosemary oil
  • Oven roasted red onions with balsamic, basil and fennel seed salad
  • Warm ciabatta bread

Guest post by Karen Kemp of Kemp and Kemp Catering

Images from Kemp and Kemp Catering

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