Wedding in winter weather. Bride and groom holding cups of coffee with marshmallows.


Our Favorite Wedding Food Trends | Nov 2020


As this year comes to a close, we’re looking at the top wedding food trends of 2020. Some of these trends made a comeback, while others are new and here to stay for several seasons to come.

If you hosted your wedding in 2020 — kudos! The challenges of this year have forced couples to adapt and switch gears like never before. Even if couples had to let go of certain elements of their dream wedding, it doesn’t mean their weddings didn’t exceed expectations — especially in regard to food.

Whether you had a small, intimate wedding in lieu of a large gathering, or opted to elope and celebrate with family and friends from afar, there is no doubt food was involved. Check out the top wedding food trends of 2020 below and see if any of your wedding food ideas made the list!

Winter wedding 2020 catered by Mundo Catering


Top Wedding Food Trends of This Year


Grazing Tables

Charcuterie boards, bite-sized snacks, and mini appetizers — you’ll find them all at the grazing table this wedding season. Grazing tables usually include a little bit of everything. You’ll find meats, cheese, crackers, etc. The options are truly endless and the outcomes are always unique to the couple’s individual style and tastes. Request a vegan style grazing table, dessert only, or spice things up with a new cuisine or delicacy your guests will love.

Help Yourself Stations

Help yourself stations are perfect for taco fixings, ice cream sundae creations, and more. The ability to customize a help yourself station makes this trend one that is here to stay. Food for your guests at your wedding is crucial and giving guests the chance to customize their own dinner or dessert makes the experience that much sweeter.

Creative Desserts

You’ve likely seen the donut wall and other dessert creations that couples choose instead of a traditional cake. Different dessert options are a wedding food trend that gives couples the freedom to nix the boring ol’ cake and surprise their guests with cupcakes, brownies, cookies, or any baked goods of their choosing. Take-home desserts, candy stations, and other quirky options ensure your guests satisfy their sweet tooths and remember your wedding for a lifetime, too.

Dessert self-serve table at winter wedding

Custom Cakes

Even with all the creative desserts floating around, don’t discredit cake entirely! This traditional wedding food staple is making a comeback. Stacked cakes are most popular, with added ornamentation to decorate the cake, as well as custom colors, finishes, and designs. Long gone are the ruffly, lace-looking wedding cakes. Now, you’ll find modern, sleek, and elegant designs that match the theme and color of the wedding.

Classy Cocktails

Weddings call for a drink! And classy cocktails, customized to the ‘t’ are IN. This trend gives brides and grooms the opportunity to share their favorite mixed drink with their guests with an added twist or special garnish. Bonus: drinks served from the moment guests arrive throughout the entire evening will never go out of style.

Late Night Snack Food

As guests party, dance the night away, and celebrate well into the evening hours, they are bound to work up an appetite. That’s why late-night snacking is a new wedding trend that we can’t get enough of.

Winter wedding cake table

About Us | Portland Catering Services

Mundo Catering is your go-to 5-star catering company in Portland, OR. Weddings, private events, corporate gatherings, film and music video productions — we cater for them all!

You may have seen a film or two that we recently catered for! Check out these great articles about some of the films we worked on that were released this year:

Here Awhile
Pig, Starring Nicholas Cage
Timmy Failure, a Disney+ Feature Film

For more great articles on film catering and more, check out our Blog Page. Visit our Gallery Page for a sneak peek at some of our delicious and customizable dishes and catered events.

It’s not too late to start planning your wedding, corporate event, or other get together for 2021. Get in touch with Mundo Catering today to discuss your plans for the new year, as well as your meal plan preferences. We have dishes and menus for every allergy and every taste bud.

Contact our caterers in Portland to get scheduled: (971) 302-504.