Easy Trending Solutions to Drive Profits with Catering

Learn about what’s trending in catering foodservice so you can wow guests and increase profits.


What’s trending?

Action stations are growing in popularity

  • Allows for easy customization
  • Encourages mingling and creates a fun environment for guests

Buffets are still a popular choice

  • Create more of a casual feel
  • Relatively easy to execute due to offering standard options
  • Allows for longer breaks

Boxed meals creating catering ease

  • Easy to execute
  • Allow for on-the-go portability
  • Inexpensive
  • Allows guests to take their meals anywhere

What are guests looking for?

  • Social media is driving requests for unique and interesting foods that make eating more of an experience— want it to look “insta-worthy”1
  • Foods that meet different dietary requests (ex: gluten-free, vegan, etc.)
  • Foods that taste good but meet the needs of a specific occasion (ex: lighter lunches for work meetings to keep productivity levels up)
  • Global foods are becoming increasingly common in catered events

Plus, check out our NEW Pillsbury™ frozen baked goods and Nature Valley™ products that help you bring the items guests want to your operation.

1Technomic AFH Bakery Products Study 12/2016