SPECIAL WEDDING EDITION: All’s fair in wedding fareFARGO – When it comes to wedding food nowadays, it seems anything goes.
By: Tracy Frank, INFORUM
FARGO – When it comes to wedding food nowadays, it seems anything goes.
Brides and grooms are serving their guests everything from pizza and pulled pork to elegant plated chicken and beef dinners, said Sara Watson, who does wedding catering through the Fargo-based business, Mosaic Catering & Events, she owns with her husband, Eric.
They’ve been offering wedding catering for the past eight years and say it’s at least 50 to 60 percent of their business.
They’re seeing a few more casual events, like picnic fare, compared to years past, but elegant plated and served are always popular, Watson said.
“The classics always go over really well,” she said.
Plated and served meals are more expensive because it takes three times the staff to serve than at a more casual event, Watson said.
Brides and grooms are also opting to serve their favorite foods. Watson said she and her husband catered a wedding last year that served a full Indian dinner.
“It was a lot of fun,” Watson said. “You oftentimes don’t see a lot of folks doing that. They stick with their steak or chicken because they’re thinking about whether their guests will like it, but this particular bride and groom, they wanted everybody else to experience what they like.”
Gordy Richardson, who owns VIP Room Restaurant and Catering in Fargo, said that while they still do a lot of traditional buffet dinners, with things like chicken, roast pork tenderloin and prime rib, more couples are opting for themed buffets like Hawaiian luaus or steak fries. They have also done some dessert buffets, he said.
Appetizer buffets have also become a popular option, Richardson said. Popular items include things like fruit kebabs, sesame chicken skewers, crab-stuffed mushroom caps and parmesan artichoke dip with garlic rounds, he said.
“We have different price ranges available for whatever they’re looking for,” Richardson said.