Inspiration: FOOD STATION IDEAS!

I know for me the one thing I am looking forward to is our Martini Mashed Potato Bar with Yukon Gold Potatos & Mashed Sweet Potatos with assorted toppings during our Cocktail Hour.  This was a must for my cocktail hour. lol I don't care about the other food during the cocktail hour, if I don't have anything else, there better be mashed potatos at my wedding!!!!! lol 


We are also having a Crepe Station, Banana's Foster Station, Ice Cream Sundae Station and Cappucino & Espresso Station during the dessert hour.


And after seeing this list....I love the Kid's Food Station (mini pizzas, chicken fingers, french fries and veggies & dips) idea and have sent this request to my venue, just now for their dinner!!!!


 


 


Food stations aren’t just relegated to large weddings. They’re perfect for small weddings too.


Here are 18 ideas for food stations that will tantalize your taste buds:


Asian Station


 Rice and noodle dishes, along with spring rolls, pan fried dumplings, and Thai dishes like satay chicken or pad Thai. A dim sum station is another option.


Mexican Station


Fajitas, quesadillas, tacos and nachos with lots of yummy toppings.


Pasta Bar


A variety of gourmet pastas. Offer a cold pasta bar, a warm pasta bar or both.


Crepe Station


Dessert crepes like crepes suzette, cherry crepes with whipped cream, or hazelnut and chocolate crepes. You could also serve dinner style crepes such as chicken paprikash crepes, seafood crepes and grilled veggie crepes.


 Salad and Veggie Bar


Greek salad, Caesar salad, bean salad – the options are endless. You could also include grilled veggies.


 Cheese Station


A selection of domestic and international cheeses from gourmet cheese makers. Pair with a variety of wines, both red and white.


 Perogie Station


Offer a variety of perogies stuffed with mashed potatoes, potato and cheddar, or feta. Offer toppings such as bacon bits, sour cream and chives.


 Mediterranean Station


Hummus, tabouli, souvlaki, pitas and grilled veggies.


 Potato Station


Baked potatoes with buffet style toppings like bacon, sour cream, chives, chili, cheese, and guacamole. You could also have a mashed potato station with toppings such as sour cream and chives, bacon, cheddar cheese, mushroom or seafood sauce. Serve in martini glasses.


 Mac and Cheese Station


We’re not talking Kraft Dinner here. Have a chef cook up some gourmet mac and cheese and offer a variety of toppings to make it even more decadent.


Children’s Food Station


Having more than a handful of kids at your wedding? Have a kid’s station with kids’ foods such as mini pizzas, French fries, veggies and dip, and chicken fingers.


 Soup Bar


Perfect for fall and winter weddings. Offer a variety of homemade soups, like seafood chowder, minestrone, lobster bisque, butternut squash soup, chicken gumbo, or asparagus soup. What about gazpacho, vichyssoise or borsht?


 Raw Seafood Bar


Oysters, sushi rolls, shrimp cocktail, crab salad, smoked salmon.


 Fish and Seafood Bar


Lobster, crab legs, scallops, salmon.


 Carving Station


Roast tenderloin of beef, prime rib, ham or rack of lamb. Turkey is a great option for fall and winter weddings.


 Dessert Station


You could have a lot of fun with this. Offer a wide variety of home made desserts or stick with a theme like chocolate.


 Ice Cream or Gelato Station


A variety of gourmet ice creams or gelato with lots of delicious toppings to choose from so guests can create their own sundaes.


 Espresso Bar


Espresso, gourmet coffees and teas – and don’t forget the hot chocolate for the kids. Have cinnamon, whipped cream, nutmeg, cane sugar and cream on hand.

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 10:19 am
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Great ideas! You're making me hungry. Haha.

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 10:21 am
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Oooo LOVE the ideas!
Posted on February 21, 2011 at 10:24 am
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We're using some of those stations! :D

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 10:54 am
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Chances thank you soo much! I've been thinking about what I could do about the food and never even thought about soup!! We're having our wedding in November! This would be a pefect addition!

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm
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I would love to have an espresso bar, but A) My wedding is outdoor during the summer, so the likelihood of anyone wanting coffee is low; B) It's not in the budget. :(

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm

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