Catering Trends for Summer 2014

Catering trends move quickly. What’s hot not only depends on what produce is in season, but on current events, practicality and innovation. With help from, we have some predictions for trends this summer that may help you to design the perfect dining experience for your guests.

With the 2014 World Cup taking place in Brazil, we’re certain to see Brazilian cuisine gracing picnic tables and buffet lines across the U.S. this summer. Get ready for Feijoda, shrimp stew, cassava root with sausage and other South American dishes.

Jewish deli fare is getting an upgrade this season with grass-fed pastrami, mini Reubens, house-made sauerkrauts and potato knishes that may be filled with healthier cauliflower puree.

Desserts and booze are always in and it looks like the combination is going to be hotter than ever this July and August. Keep an eye out for sangria sorbet, mojito and margarita cupcakes, anything with Irish chocolate flavor profiles and rum-soaked pineapple upside down cakes.

With the fad moving toward the healthy end of the spectrum, look out for any and all pizza combinations on flatbreads. Caterers and clientele are looking to ease up on cheese and pile on veggies and exotic meats with lighter dressings like lemon, garlic, and olive oil, or balsamic dressing.

Finally, we’re predicting a huge tendency toward adding citrus to everything this summer. The light, fresh flavors of oranges, lemons, limes and even grapefruit will be gracing alfresco dinners and airy summer brunches all season long.

For more on catering trends and to book you own event, contact R&R Caterers today!