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Grazing Tables – a certain winner

Our Classic Catering Grazing Tables include a selection of quality cured meats, our own house baked bread, fresh fruits, pickled vegetables, aged cheeses, nuts and chocolates.

Grazing Tables Catering

Grazing Tables for events have become increasingly popular.  The idea of treating your guests to a luscious spread of savoury of sweet treats, one they can continue to return to during a function, is a great one.

Grazing tables or platters are also handy if you are short on space, or you’re in a rented space (eg a cafe or hall) where pack up and clean up needs to be done quickly and efficiently.

Grazing Tables: The Ultimate Catering Trend

Grazing tables have taken the catering world by storm, offering a visually stunning and deliciously varied option for feeding guests at events of all sizes.

What are Grazing Tables?

A grazing table is essentially a large platter filled with an assortment of foods that are meant to be casually enjoyed over the course of an event. The concept is rooted in the idea of communal eating and abundance.

What’s on the Table?

Grazing tables can be customized to suit any dietary preferences or event themes, but they typically include a variety of the following:

  • Cheeses: A selection of hard and soft cheeses, providing a range of flavors and textures.
  • Charcuterie: Various cured meats like salami, prosciutto, and capicola.
  • Fruits: Seasonal fruits add a fresh and vibrant element to the table.
  • Vegetables: These can be raw, grilled, or pickled. Vegetable dips like hummus or tzatziki are often included.
  • Breads & Crackers: Various types of artisanal breads, breadsticks, and crackers often surround the other elements.
  • Nuts & Olives: These add another layer of flavor and texture to the table.
  • Dips & Spreads: These could include sweet and savory jams, honey, tapenades, or chutneys.

Setting Up Grazing Tables

The setup of a grazing table is just as important as the food itself. The goal is to create a visually appealing display that invites guests to dig in. Here are some tips which the Classic Catering team use:

  • Vary Heights: Use cake stands or stacked serving boards to create different levels and make the table more visually interesting.
  • Colour Balance: Distribute colours evenly across the table. The vibrant colours of fruits, vegetables, and dips can beautifully contrast the cheeses and meats.
  • Abundance is Key: The table should look bountiful and inviting. Don’t leave too much empty space.

Grazing Table Sizes and Pricing

Grazing tables can be customised to suit the size of your event. For example, a 1-metre table can feed up to 40 people, while a 3-metre table can feed up to 100 people. The pricing will vary depending on the size of the table and the selection of foods.

Add-Ons for Grazing Tables

You can enhance your grazing table with various add-ons. These could include sandwiches, assorted mini wraps, panini, sliders, mini arancini, mini quiches, sausage rolls, bao buns, bruschetta, salad bowls, and dessert boards.

Grazing tables offer a flexible, customisable, and visually stunning catering option for any event. They cater to various dietary requirements with ease and turn any gathering into a feast for the eyes and the palate

Why Choose Grazing Tables?

Grazing tables are a fantastic catering choice for many reasons. They’re flexible, easy to customize, and perfect for events where you want a relaxed, communal vibe. Plus, they can cater to various dietary requirements with ease.

Remember, the key to a great grazing table is variety and abundance. With a well-planned grazing table, you can turn any gathering into a feast for the eyes and the palate.