At LA Chefs, Alberta’s premier wedding caterers, we are absolutely thrilled to bring you the latest trends in the world of wedding catering. We’re here to guide, inspire, and make your special day as unique as your love story.
Wedding trends evolve with time, reflecting the style, taste, and the unique blend of cultures that Alberta boasts of. When it comes to the culinary aspect of weddings, this evolution is both exciting and delicious! As your wedding catering experts, we want to keep you updated on the freshest ideas in catering, and our favourite picks for how you can personalize your wedding menu.
Locally Sourced, Farm-Fresh Menus
A popular trend in wedding catering in Alberta is sourcing local, farm-fresh produce. The farm-to-table movement is growing stronger by the day, and it’s taking over the wedding industry as well. Here at LA Chefs, we love creating mouthwatering menus using seasonal ingredients from local Alberta producers. This not only supports our local farmers but also ensures the freshest and most flavourful dishes for your big day.
Weddings are a great opportunity to reflect your unique story, and your wedding menu can be a fun and tasty way to do this. Couples are getting more adventurous with fusing flavours, combining different culinary traditions to create interesting food experiences. Whether it’s adding little cultural touches to a classic Canadian dish, such as incorporating Italian flavours into Alberta beef, fusion menus are sure to excite your guests’ taste buds.
Interactive Food Stations
Gone are the days when wedding food was just about sit-down meals. Interactive food stations are becoming more popular, providing a fun and engaging experience for guests. You can pick something that has meaning to you too – like a taco bar as an ode to your first date. These stations offer guests the chance to customize their dishes, from a mashed potato bar with all the toppings, to a carnival themed late night lunch with cotton candy, mini hot dogs, popcorn, mini beef sliders and more!
Small Plate Dining or Tapas Style
Small plate dining or tapas style service is another trend that’s taking wedding catering by storm. This style of dining allows guests to taste a variety of dishes without feeling overly full. It also creates more opportunities for mingling among guests, making the dining experience more social and less formal.
Comfort Food Elevated
You can move away from traditional plated dinners of protein and vegetables and still have beautiful, elegant food. Blend sentimental touches with sophistication by offering a menu that pays homage to cherished comfort foods and family recipes but with rich and elevated ingredients. This could mean a creative reinterpretation of classic sandwiches, a gourmet take on macaroni and cheese, or upscale versions of beloved after-school snacks for appetizers.
Cocktail Hour Revamp
The cocktail hour is being revamped with bespoke beverages and craft cocktails. Signature cocktails, named and crafted to reflect the couple’s taste or love story, are becoming quite popular. Non-alcoholic options, such as mocktails and artisanal teas and coffees, are also seeing a rise in popularity, ensuring there’s something for everyone.
Customized Menus and Dietary Accommodations
2024 will be all about personalization and inclusivity. More and more couples are choosing to customize their wedding menus to cater to the dietary preferences and restrictions of their guests. Be it vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or nut-free, we are committed to crafting dishes that are not just safe but also incredibly delicious. It’s all about making sure everyone feels special and included on your big day.
Your Choice for Alberta’s Top Wedding Caterers
When it comes to planning your wedding, every decision matters, from the dress, to the wedding venue, to the food. And choosing the right wedding catering service is more than just about food – it’s about sharing your unique story and making your guests feel welcome and special.
As the leading wedding caterers in Alberta, LA Chefs can help you navigate all these personalization ideas, and tailor a menu that fits your style and needs while providing a memorable experience for your guests.
Plus, we have incredible venue partners that offer the perfect setting for your special day.
Premiere Alberta Wedding Venues
Countryside Barn – The premier barn wedding venue in Southern Alberta is nestled on a breathtaking landscape, with a historic barn that has been thoughtfully restored. It’s the perfect choice whether you’re looking to plan a rustic countryside wedding or an elegant event.
The Norland Historic Estate – One of the most elegant and luxury wedding venues in Canada, this mansion estate is located just minutes away from Lethbridge, and offers a picturesque outdoor setting for your ceremony, a magnificent ballroom and a gazebo set in the lush gardens.
The Coast Lethbridge Hotel – This premiere wedding venue boasts a contemporary design that is both stylish and welcoming, making it the perfect choice for a modern and sophisticated celebration. The event spaces include glamorous features like soaring ceilings and stunning, vintage crystal chandeliers. It’s a top venue choice for intimate and grand weddings, as well as corporate events and special occasions.
If you’re planning a wedding in Alberta, feel free to reach out to us for a consultation on food, venues and even event decor. Let us make your special day even more memorable with our top-of-the-line wedding catering and event planning services.
Happy planning, and bon appétit!