How to cater for a micro-wedding - with Social Pantry
After a lot of sleepless nights, we've decided to plan a micro-wedding in early 2021. What food can we offer our guests to make it extra special?
- Bring the taste of everything you've missed. We've had some really unique requests for smaller weddings, including tasting menus inspired by the clients' favourite restaurants they'd missed during lockdown. I'd suggest making a list of your favourite flavours and cuisines, then consider how this can translate into dishes. Perhaps you've had to postpone your Spanish or Italian honeymoon – so why not honour this in your catering?
- Canapés are a win-win. They're a great excuse to incorporate all your favourite flavours into your day. We've been designing canapé menus that are served in a socially distanced way without compromising on quality or presentation. Think single canapés served under mini glass cloches or individual bento boxes filled with a serving of canapés for each guest. You can pack in more flavours and options for your smaller guest list, as the normal headache of pleasing a large group is removed.
- Focus on delivering an extra-special experience. The budget that would've normally gone into catering for larger numbers can now be focused on quality dishes and a more bespoke, enjoyable offering. It also presents an opportunity to use local ingredients. We source from areas that are rich in quality produce, and you'll be supporting a local business too.
Alex Head | Social Pantry | www.socialpantry.co.uk