Instagramable Event Catering Trends

July 22, 2019

Catering is arguably one of the most important parts of any event.

Whether it’s a midday business seminar or an after-hours soiree, your guests will always remember how good (or bad) the food was.

Along with the importance of being full of flavour, it is almost equally as important that your food looks great and is instagramable – yes this is a real word, we haven’t made it up!

With the power of social media, your guests need to be able to make their followers green with envy wishing that they were at your event indulging in (and taking photos of) the same delectable food.

So, with that in mind we have compiled some of the most instagramable event catering trends that you need to try!

Tiny treats

Miniature food is all the rage and is an Instagram trend that you should try at your next event. Whether it’s mini cupcakes, mini burgers or even a mini taco and mini margarita combo it will go down a treat with your guests!

Mini Doughnuts

Grazing table

This trend brings a whole new meaning to ‘table spread’. Covering a table with an arrangement of charcuterie delights will be a conversation starter for your guests and will provide something to suit everyone’s tastes. The arrangement can be creative and beautifully presented. Take advantage of the different colours and textures and create a table that is incredibly pleasing to both the eye and the Instagram feed!

Grazing table


Almost everybody loves a sweet treat. Creating a station where people can indulge in their favourite childhood sweets will not only stir up nostalgia but also a social media storm! You can set the station up on an old-fashioned sweet cart to create the perfect Instagram photo and swap out the sweets for any type of desserts you would like.

Confectionary cart

Food walls

If there ever was a photo-op that your guests would love to splash all over social media, it’s a wall made of food! Create a doughnut wall, a cupcake wall or even a slider wall – sweet or savoury the options are endless.

Experiential catering

Guests love to see how their food is made and watching a chef cook their entire meal from scratch is a sure Instagram winner. If you want to sway away from the street food theme and stick with the more traditional sit-down dinner, put your own twist on it and bring the kitchen to the table. Allow your guests to experience their food in every way and thank us later…on Instagram preferably.

Live Chef

For all events, our caterers strive to create beautiful food that tastes amazing by devising dishes that compliment on flavours & seasonality. Get in touch for more advice on hosting events with us.

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