Just like everything else, food switches trends from season to season. As we went into 2017, it was only a matter of time before we came out with a few new food trends to consider next time you’re catering an event or a wedding.
Dark rich colors
Since we were born, we’ve been told to eat our vegetables, especially dark, leafy greens. However, we don’t want every plate of food to look green. We eat with our eyes as much as our stomachs, so when we prepare dishes, we’re always looking for ingredients that will make each plate stand out.
We see a lot more colorful foods on our plate, but it’s not just because it’s visually stunning. Richly colored foods also have a higher concentration of antioxidants. Instead of letting leafy greens take all the credit, purple is starting to make its way onto our plates. The darker the color, the more nutritional. Look for blueberries, beets, purple cabbage, purple cauliflower, and purple potatoes to round out your dishes. However, be sure to mix in a bunch of other ingredients with contrasting colors to create healthy, beautiful, trendy, and delicious dishes.
Consumers are much more aware of the carbon footprint they leave when they purchase their food. A growing trend is moving towards sustainability and using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Shopping at farmer's markets is becoming increasingly popular, as it ensures that you are getting ingredients that are locally sourced, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of mass production and transportation. Shopping locally also has an impact on your community. Organic, locally sourced ingredients are sustainable and socially responsible. Fresh, local ingredients taste better, and they make you feel better not just in body, but in heart and mind.
Hire a catering company that uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients
DiAntonio’s Catering Company has been immersed in the Philadelphia food industry for over 25 years. We work with local vendors, farmers, and bakeries to support our community, our planet, and ensure that each of our clients gets the most nutritional, sustainable, and mouth-watering dishes for every event, no matter how big or how small.
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