Food stations can be a great alternative to a traditional buffet. They give the two of you a chance to show off your personality, and can often be very budget friendly. Here are 10 ideas for what to serve at your own food station:
Tacos–Let your guests choose their protein: shredded pork, chicken, beef, or fish, and give them plenty of options for condiments and toppings.
Antipasti– Load tables up with Italian cheeses, meats, crackers, and olive-oil drenched veggies.
Breakfast in the wee hours– Plan on dancing long past midnight? Surprise your friends and family with an omelette bar or make-your-own pancake station. Think outside the box with toppings–anything from chopped pecans to creme fraiche.
Fondue–Hot pots of different cheeses and broths are perfect for dipping bread, veggies, and chicken.
Noodle bar– Love Asian food? Have your caterers heat up their woks and prepare different sauces and noodles.
Sliders– Your guests can choose between veggie patties, chicken, lamb, and beef and pair them with condiments such as gourmet mustards, pickles, cheeses, and sauteed red peppers.
Baked potatoes–For a rustic wedding, or simple shower, baked potatoes can be the best sort of comfort food. Serve them with the usual topping fare and unexpected surprises like BBQ pork.
Deluxe sandwiches–Your friends can make their own Monte Cristo or grilled cheese sandwiches. With the right cheeses and meats, this can be nostalgic and gourmet.
Pasta– Pile a table high with an assortment of different Italian pastas and sauces. Don’t forget the meatballs!
Deep fry fun–For a laidback summer affair, set up a row of deep fryers for your catering staff. With sweet and savory batters, nothing is off limits!
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