We’re really seeing a trend of clients requesting vegetarian & vegan menu ideas for events and parties.
With articles such as this Bristol Live one explaining why Bristol is the top vegan destinations & a report from the BBC that over a quarter are choosing vegan milks, vegetarian & vegan provision is definitely climbing towards the top of the party planning agenda!
With approximately 25% of the population following a flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan diet, it is no wonder that many are taking increasingly greater care when choosing their event menus to ensure that every guest is treated to a delicious offering. We are seeing a real trend of offering an inclusive menu for all guests.
Whether you’re planning a three course sit down meal, roaming canapes, a tempting buffet or a classic BBQ, Alastair Currie Events would always recommend a varied and core vegetarian and vegan offering – not as just an afterthought, something that everyone will enjoy.
Alastair Currie Events work with great care, alongside our fantastic chefs, to continuously ensure the very best variety, freshness and sustainability for our food offering. Every menu we deliver is bespoke – considering the event style, season, guest preferences and of course any theme! We’ve taken a look back at some of our previous menus to help provide some vegetarian meal inspiration…
Quick and easy to make, these skewers are the perfect accompaniment to any BBQ and can be enjoyed by meat lovers and vegetarians alike; Charred halloumi with roasted peppers, mushrooms, aubergine and butternut squash skewers. Served with buttery new potatoes, chive lemon and rapeseed oil salad with garden leaves.
Vegetarian and Vegan Canapes
Ideal to circulate during a fizz reception during (or as the main event in) a relaxed and informal gathering, these canapes can all be served cold to help with preparation timings.
Broad bean, crostini, mint, crème fresh and radish
Slow roasted cherry tomatoes, parmesan shortbread & basil pesto
Chilled tomato gazpacho shooter
Chilled pea and mint velouté, toasted hazelnuts
Rustic brioche crostini, fig and confit onion
Moroccan Inspired Sharing Service
With flavours from the Middle East proving incredibly popular and a must- eat trend, this mouth-watering Moroccan dish brings colour and variety.
Dukkah spiced cauliflower & sultana pastilla, served with cumin roasted carrot, feta, chilli and coriander alongside giant couscous, red pepper, apricot, sultanas, coriander and pistachio. With a selection of flat breads perfect for dipping into garlic & coriander, chilli & tomato, zaatar & sesame and babaganoush (baked eggplant mashed with tahini, olive oil and seasoning).
Vegetarian Wedding Breakfast
Catering for a selection of taste buds and finding the perfect balance between ensuring guests are fuelled for a night of dancing but leaving plenty of room for a delicious wedding cake, these wedding breakfasts provide a contemporary twist on the traditional offer;
Feta, smoked aubergine & spinach parcel, scorched cherry vine tomatoes, chimichurri with roasted new potatoes, rosemary and olive oil. Accompanied by tender stem broccoli, capers, lemon and toasted almonds.
Roasted butternut squash tortellini with forest mushrooms, sautéed spinach, sage butter sauce and seasonal vegetables.
Pisello, chickpea and mint fritter, fondant potato, smoked cauliflower puree, asparagus and salsa verde.
Bursting with colour, flavour and texture ,these ideas can be enjoyed as an accompaniment for meat eating guests, or protein filled options for vegetarian and vegan attendees.
Layered summer vegetable frittata with fresh basil
Rice vegetable salad with roasted celeriac, sweet potato, red onion, fresh mint and chives
Creamy Waldorf salad
Mixed salad of baby spinach, rocket, cherry tomato, red onion and toasted pine nuts
Bulgar wheat tabbouleh with cucumber, tomato, fresh herbs and spring onion
French fine beans and roasted cherry tomato salad in caper, dill and mustard
Roasted pepper, red onion, courgetti, spinach and toasted pine nuts tart
Vegan & Vegetarian Catering Services with Alastair Currie Events
Whatever your event, don’t hesitate to contact Alastair Currie Events to discuss your catering options, whatever the menu and dietary requirements – we’d be delighted to hear from you.