Posted: 18th May 2015
Harbour & Jones have their ear to the ground when it comes to food trends in events. Here are our top predictions for 2015
Modern British rules
Classic dishes will be given a modern twist with contemporary cooking styles and quirky ingredients.
Authentic Mexican and simple Scandinavian
These will be two of the main cuisines inspiring chefs and winging their way to a menu near you.
Korean, Persian and Peruvian
These will also feature heavily – look out for hybrid fusion menus and pop-ups aplenty.
From film to fork
2015 is the year of blockbusters – Star Wars, Terminator, Independence Day, Fantastic Four, The Avengers and Pirates of the Caribbean all come out in the summer and will heavily influence event themes and food trends
Doing it for yourself
Self-service bars for guests to ‘construct’ their own dishes with an array of sauces, toppings and seasonings
Food takes centre stage
Street food evolves to make the chef the star
Fine dining relaxes
Think exquisite joints of meat carved at the table, sharing dishes passed around
The most important meal of the day
Breakfast & brunch is king
More events are taking place before the working day begins, menus will feature exciting new breakfast and brunch options
Expect the unexpected
Indulgent or healthy, British or heavily influenced by international cuisines; anything goes with the breakfast menu – as long as it is the talking point
Food with a conscience
Reduced food miles and food produced for social good. Chefs will work more closely with producers to ensure responsible sourcing – and they’ll be shouting about it