Easy Trending Solutions to Drive Profits with Catering

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