Unique Organic Catering Menu Ideas For Weddings
The venue is set. The invitations are sent. The visions of flowers are dancing in your head. All you need is a unique menu and your special day will be ready set.
There are so many benefits to organic wedding catering services. Organic catering offers the chance to truly highlight the beauty of Mother Nature. From earthy mushrooms to bright yellow squash to a perfect piece of wild salmon; therefore, allow your healthy wedding menu shine when it utilizes high-quality organic ingredients.
We’re enthusiastic about weddings (we’ve done over 500 of them, after all), and we know how important it is to craft that perfect menu. Read on to get inspired for your wedding menu with these unique, organic catering ideas from the Eco Caters team.
Organic Plated Meal
Our organic plated meal takes organic catering services to the next level. We utilize products and produce from local farms and focus on seasonality to create unique dishes that will wow even the most discerning of foodie guests.
Depending on the season, there’s a wide variety of organic hors d’oeuvres we can create. Keep things simple yet elegant with Warm Spinach Dip and Homemade Crackers or make things a little heartier with our Homemade Sausage Platter and Creole Mustard and Pickles. With organic catering companies, the hors d’oeuvres set the stage for a thoughtful meal.
We’re big fans of salad when it comes to organic food catering. Try the Herb Mix with Pumpkin Seed, Shaved Purple Onion, Tomato, and Sweet Pepper Vinaigrette or the Wild Arugula with Peach, Nectarine, Chevre, and Apple Cider Vinaigrette. With salads, it’s the tiny organic touches that make a big difference.
The sky’s the limit with organic main dishes for a healthy wedding menu. You’ll wow guests’ tastebuds with something unusually delicious, like Cocoa Coffee Crusted New York Strip with Cinnamon Chili Butter, Roasted Cauliflower and Sauteed Kale. Branch beyond the classic chicken dishes with Chicken Roulade with Jamon Iberico and Spinach, served on a bed of Saffron Rice and Peas — or try the Grilled Salmon with Smoked Chili and Brown Sugar with Baked Radicchio and a side of Summer Squash. Because organic catering focuses on utilizing the best ingredients, the main dishes offer flexibility in both flavor and presentation.
Take the guesswork out of whether or not guests eat meat — and go for a fully vegetarian menu. For a healthy wedding menu that focuses on bringing simple, beautiful ingredients to life, there’s nothing quite like a vegetarian menu.
Get the party started with something fun and festive as guests arrive. Spicy Black Bean and Watercress Cilantro Shooter with Tortilla Julienne free up guests’ hands so they can chat and drink and offer a boost of protein from the beans and crunch from the tortilla. You can also go the route of Truffled Grilled Cheese for something extra creative and playful.
For a salad that will be well-loved by all generations — from kids to grandparents — try the Mixed Greens with Cucumber, Tomato, Carrot, and Garlic Croutons with House Made Buttermilk Ranch. Ranch dressing is always a good idea, but when it’s homemade, it hits the salad out of the park. This dish is healthy yet homey at the same time.
When it comes to organic food catering, vegetarian dishes offer endless creativity in the kitchen. If a chef isn’t using meat in the main dish, he’s pushed to experiment with other delicious alternatives. Spaghetti Squash with Market Vegetable Ragout is a prime example of that. Replace the traditional pasta noodles with spaghetti squash and use a vegetable base for the ragout, and this dish shines.
If you’re looking to spice things up with a creative and healthy wedding menu, try Thai food. Thai food is known for its use of aromatics and spices. It will add a boost of color to your guests’ dinner plates, or the buffet table. Whether you’re going the route of spicy salads, curries, or unique rice dishes, you can’t go wrong with a Thai-inspired wedding feast! Here are some of our fan favorites from the Eco Caters Organic Thai Menu.
Go for Spring Rolls with Cilantro, Mint, and Basil. This is a perfect way to open up guests’ palettes, especially when paired with a subtly spicy cocktail. Spring rolls are a refreshing way to start a meal filled with flavors and give guests something easy to eat while they stand and mingle.
With our organic catering, we’re all about the salads! We love utilizing a bounty of fresh, in-season ingredients, and this philosophy shines in our Thai menu. Our Farmers Market Salad includes Best of the Market greens and vegetables with a house vinaigrette dressing. When the best produce is hand-selected, you don’t need much to make a salad truly stand out.
We’re torn between a favorite main dish for our Thai menu. Guests typically are familiar with Pad Thai with Chicken, which is a great starting point for an all-around crowd-pleaser. The Green Curry with Pork is another delicious main dish that boasts brilliant colors and a sea of flavors.
Sides are one of the tastiest components of a true Thai feast. Whether you’re doing family style, buffet or a seated dinner, sides tie together the flavors of a Thai meal and give guests something to soak up the spice! We love a simple Coconut Rice or a sophisticated Mango Peanut Slaw.
Whatever type of unique and healthy wedding menu you’re on the hunt for, we hope these organic catering ideas have you excited about hiring an organic caterer and thinking outside-of-the-box. If you’re looking to create a unique food vibe for your special day, the Eco Caters team will help get you there! We’re passionate about what we do, and we look forward to helping you create a perfectly stylish and sophisticated menu.
From all of us at Eco Caters, thanks for reading! We wish you a delicious day ahead.