Who doesn’t love the taste of fresh food? The beauty of autumn is that it brings an array of local produce to the table. You still have access to the fruits and veggies that are in season from the summer plus everything that will also be coming in for fall. Farm-to-table has been a huge catering buzzword recently and there’s a good reason why. If you’re getting married this fall or are hosting an event, it will be the perfect time of the year to embrace the seasonal flavors and plan a spectacular menu. Continue reading to explore fall-centric farm-to-table foods that are coming into season to create a menu that is sure to make a hit at your event or reception.
What’s in Season?
Tis’ the season for full stomachs and even fuller hearts. Planning an autumn farm-to-table menu is all about utilizing the fresh foods that this time of year has to offer. Food items that are coming into season include:
- Hearty greens
- Brussel Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes
Make the most of this season’s produce by creating a menu your guests will rave about. Look below to discover a list of autumn inspired menu items that are sure to make a lasting impression at your event.
Appetizer: Stuffed Mushrooms
This seasonal favorite is a popular hors d’oeuvres that can be devoured by the dozens. The tender caps of the hearty vegetable are stuffed with whatever you choose. Popular choices include cheese, sage, pecans and even crabmeat. Be careful to not eat too many so there’s room for the rest of the meal.
Soup: Tomato basil soup
Nothing welcomes the fall season like a warm and fresh bowl of tomato soup. Tomatoes will still be in season from the summer, so finding them at your local farmers market shouldn’t be an issue. We like to spice up our tomato soup by adding fresh ingredients such as basil for a peppery taste. Serve the soup with a mini slice of grilled cheese to really impress your guests.
Salad: Garden salad with candied pecans, dried cranberries & poppy seed dressing
At Bradford Catered Events, our traditional garden salad can be customized to any occasion. To give your leafy greens a true farm-to-table feel, add in dried cranberries and candied pecans drizzled with a poppy seed dressing to really welcome the fall season.
Entrée: Roasted chicken with seasonal vegetables
We offer stuffed or plain chicken breast, served with a variety of seasonal vegetables. Our chicken is grilled or pan-seared to perfection with the option of adding a cranberry cornbread stuffing. The seasonal vegetables are best served steamed with fresh herbs and olive oil.
Dessert: Warm s’mores station
At our s’mores station, guests will be able to roast their own marshmallow and create a childhood favorite. We provide the tabletop fire pit, roasting sticks, marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers- which creates the perfect autumn-inspired treat!
With the arrival of fresh produce for the fall season, find someone who will make your farm-to-table dreams into a reality. At Bradford Catered Events, we offer an assortment of catering options that are sure to aid in creating the wedding of your dreams. With over 35 years of experience, customizable menus and multiple food service options, we make it easy to get everything you need in one place. To book BCE for your wedding or event, give us a call at (865) 522-5552 or visit our website.