Written by Kon-Tiki Taco
It’s about the food at most events. But break that down and you realize the characteristics of taco cart catering are ideal for large group entertaining.
Winter is the time for wedding planners to start talking about reception trends for the upcoming year. After all, who doesn’t want to start thinking about spring, summer and fall when it’s cold outside?
The trends for 2016 include “exceptional meats and seafood,” “fresh and healthy,” “tasting stations,” “cultural dishes” that reflect the heritage (and sometimes fusion) of the happy couple’s own families, and even “dishes from the couple’s love story.” Now how exactly these ideas are translated into an event theme and menu can take many different interpretations. High on the list would be to use taco caterers.
Which wouldn’t be so unusual. Corporate events and weddings have been featuring mobile taco cart catering for a few years now, given the critical nature of planning for large groups. What is already needed to satisfy the broad, diverse crowds includes serving healthy fare with universal appeal, an easy (and affordable) setup and service, and something that goes well with or without alcohol beverage service.
Now put those characteristics of taco catering into the wedding trends of 2016:
Exceptional meats and seafood: Tacos can be stuffed with Caribbean carne asada, grilled shrimp and tilapia – or grilled tofu for vegetarians.
Fresh and healthy: Salsas, beans, guacamole and other toppings are the go-to ingredients preferred by anyone who is doesn’t want processed, frozen foods.
Tasting stations: The very definition of mobile taco catering is flexibility and convenience – not just for diners who can visit strategically distributed carts but for party hosts who need not worry about complicated logistics. Taco carts are self-contained kitchens.
Cultural dishes of heritage: While not everyone has a Latin background, not every taco is Latin either. Work with your caterer if you have interesting ideas for fillings.
Dishes from the love story: With taco meals available in every restaurant price range, there is bound to be at least one romantic moment that you can associate with your slow-simmered carnitas. And it if involves a margarita bar, all the more sweet.
And on the matter of margarita bars, it bears noting that taco events sans alcohol are wholly satisfying. But when the event calls for alcoholic beverage service, most taco caterers have the necessary licensing for that.
So for the newly engaged as well as the business engaged, it is pretty clear that taco catering is among the safer-while-exciting choices an event planner can choose. Speak with a professional planner to explore the options.