10 Unique Catering Ideas for Your Wedding
by Corrie McGee November 20
Whether you’re a foodie or just want to delight your guests with something special, we have ten unique catering ideas for your wedding that you’re going to love. These fun creations from local caterers are both mouth-watering and eye-catching. Enjoy!
1. Bite-Sized Classics
These mouth-watering mini-burgers are a fan favorite from Culinary Art Catering. Served All-American style, this bite-sized fare is sure to both surprise and delight your guests!
Photo: Cristina Wisner Photographer
2. A Burst of Flavor
Jasper’s has been dishing out culinary genius for 15 years with their gourmet backyard cuisine. Backyard food is simple food, not made to intimidate. But this is different than flipping a few burgers or hot dogs on the grill. Jasper’s is a chef-driven scratch kitchen – every dish relies on exceptional ingredients reimagined from familiar, comforting recipes. For an anytime favorite, try this delectable hearth-smoked salmon served atop seasonal roasted vegetables and drizzled with a lemon herb butter.
3. Feed The Soul
Homestyle-cooking is no longer a stranger to the wedding scene. Serving BBQ, mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes and other comfort foods is totally acceptable, and this grilled cheese with brisket and tomato soup pairing from Soulman’s Catering is one of our faves to see!
Photo: Lightly Photography
4. Salads Guests Actually Want
It’s true that salads are a wedding menu staple, but not salads that guests will actually enjoy like any from this trio from Stirr Dallas. Whether guests are looking for a classic like The Cobb or are wanting something a little edgier on the menu like an ahi tuna creation, it’s fun to play with this dish as a first or main course!
5. International Nibbles
Take guests on a culinary travel adventure and share your favorite international bites with them. This olive bar is a fun Tuscan-themed vignette from the team at Vestals Catering that is as beautiful as it is delicious!
Photo: Charla Storey Photography
6. A New Way to Enjoy an Old Favorite
Sometimes it’s fun to reinvent the wheel! Let Beyond the Box dress up a southern favorite, shrimp and grits, into an exquisite tasting spoon style of dining. Your guests will have so much fun sampling a little bit of everything from their small eats selection.
7. Your Own Coffee Bar
What’s better than coffee? Your own custom coffee bar with custom drinks for you and your guests, like this one from Nightowl Coffee Cart! Not only do these guys offer barista and cart, they also create custom drinks and mocktails just for your wedding.
Photo: Laning Photography
8. Seasonal Bites
With farm-to-table making a wave in weddings in a big way, it’s no surprise that eating seasonally has come to be second nature, too! Choose your menu based on produce that is in season, like this watermelon salad from Vidorra Dallas for a summer wedding reception!
9. Big Day Barbecue
Edison’s Dallas is a premier North Texas event center that doubles as a wedding venue and a full-service catering company! Not only will your wedding be full of modern and elegant touches, you’ll also have some of the most scrumptious eats around. Born out of one of North Texas’s most popular barbecue restaurants, Eddie Deen’s catering service can serve up almost anything for your big day – from home-style cooking to more elevated and sophisticated options and anything between. Having your wedding at Edison’s is truly a win-win because there’s nothing better than a stylish wedding with amazing food that guests will remember for a lifetime!
Photo: Bethany Erin Photography
10. Under the Sea
For an instant hit at your event, try this grilled seabass paired with balsamic glaze from Wendy Krispin! Tableside waiter served meals are so chic and allow for guests to choose exactly their desired items and portions. Informal dining more your style? Specialty drinks custom designed for your event and delicious hors d’oeuvres passed upon arrival can creatively get the party rolling too. Leave all the details to Wendy and you won’t be disappointed!
Photo: Bethany Erin Photography
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Wendy Krispin Caterer
Edison's Dallas by Eddie Deen's
Culinary Art Catering
Beyond the Box Weddings
Other Local Vendors: Jasper's, STIRR, VIDORRA