The days are gone when F&B can be…served. Attendees are looking to interact with the produce growers, the pig farmers, the mixologists. Interactive F&B is one of the hottest trends around.
Here are 5 ideas for interactive F&B:
Instead of having the usual wine sommelier or beer expert, hire a specific spirit expert like a whiskey connoisseur or tequila guru to interact with attendees. They can provide a bit of history about the spirit as well as tips on how to properly taste the alcohol. (Hint: Throwing it back is not the answer.) What’s more, you can send attendees home with their very own mini liquor bottle, branded with the event or company logo. Source: Crain’s New York Business
Thai Ice Cream
Thai-style rolled ice cream is a hit at any event. Guests watch as ice cream artists roll the frozen treat into a perfect piece of dessert artwork! Source: Imprint Group
A twist on a donut wall, the “canape wall” provides its own sense of fun and discovery. Chefs prepare and place small plates in cubbies, which guests can then access through mail slot-like openings. Source: Huffington Post
Don’t just serve smoked meat, invite the pitmaster who smoked it to serve it up, along with tips on smoking turkey and pork.
Mason Jar Salad
At Well Being Spas (Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Four Seasons Resort & Club Las Colinas and Red Rock Casino, Resort + Spa), the popular Mason Jar Salad Challenge invites attendees to build the healthiest and most delicious salad, either as a teambuilding exercise or an icebreaker. Source: Catersource
Caramel Apple Dipping Station
We all know about make-your-own-sundaes, but why not use apples instead? Use mini gala apples, dipped to order in chocolate or caramel and topped with peanuts, crushed caramel popcorn, rainbow sprinkles, toffee crumbles, and espresso-scented coco nibs. Source: Kahn’s Catering