Finger Food / Bowl Dishes
While formal sit down meals will always be a staple of wedding receptions, modern brides and grooms are often opting for the finest menus in finger food and bowl dishes. Elle Cicchelli from MoreISH Catering tells us this trend is becoming increasingly popular for newlyweds as it allows guests to regain their freedom and socialise.
The flexibility of gourmet finger food for weddings also allows for a greater variety of tasty treats, while mouth-watering bowl food options give wedding guests the feeling of enjoying a substantial meal without the need to be tied down to an allocated seat.
Elle suggests that a combination of both finger food and bowl food is the perfect compromise between a cocktail and sit down style wedding, ensuring guests still experience amazing food and full bellies.
If you do opt for a sit down meal, sharing platters are the perfect way to create a lovely, caring atmosphere. The act of sharing itself stimulates excitement and promotes conversation between wedding guests as they are treated to a magnificent array of food. Platters are also an easy way to take away the worry of catering for fussy eaters as guests simply help themselves to the delicious variety of options available.
Elle’s Three Top Tips for Brides:
- Make sure you connect and feel at ease dealing with the caterer you choose. They should be someone you feel comfortable to discuss your ideas and thoughts with.
- Read testimonials to get an idea of others people’s experiences.
- Get in quick. Good caterers get booked well in advance.
About MoreISH Catering
Established over 11 years ago, MoreISH Catering have built a reputation as a market leader and are proud to have won the best wedding Independent Caterer in Victoria at the ABIA awards 2015 (Australian Bridal Industry Awards).
All Moreish Catering food is made in their commercial kitchen from fresh ingredients, right down to the mini tartlets the canapes are served in — Elle refuses to buy in pre-made food. “All the ingredients we use have names and not numbers.” This enables Elle to create menus which excite and tantalise. “Guests with dietary needs are also looked after as we know every ingredient that goes into our food.”
Elle loves constantly creating exciting menus with a modern edge. “So much love and soul goes into our preparation and to see guests enjoying our food and talking about it with excitement as they eat, gives us much pleasure and energy.”
Elle believes a great wedding is one where family and friends are touched by an air of love and are greeted with genuine hospitality and magnificent food.