Five hot catering trends for weddings this winter.

Five hot catering trends for weddings this winter.

Winter weddings can be truly special – not the norm, they offer an opportunity to create a truly unique experience for the bridal couple and their guests. And the menu is no exception. In fact, from decadent delights to cosy snacks, winter wedding food can help set the tone for the whole celebration.

Add some spice to your next event with interactive food stations.

Add some spice to your next event with interactive food stations.

Are you looking to try something new when it comes to the catering for your next big event? Whether you’re helping creating a stunning wedding or hosting a big conference, catering well for large groups of people can be challenging. At Food Matters, we’re always interested in the latest catering trends – especially when they bring that something extra to your event’s food experience.

Corporate Catering checklist for a big event? We've got one for you!

Corporate Catering checklist for a big event? We've got one for you!

If you’re an events planner then you’ll know that a ton of planning and preparation goes into creating and executing a big event like a wedding or corporate function. And one of the most important aspects of such an occasion is the catering. Food (and food service) brings people together, helps to create a pleasurable memory for the guests, and can be the reason for the gathering itself.

How to help your clients choose the perfect wedding cake.

How to help your clients choose the perfect wedding cake.

Whether you’re a wedding planner, events co-ordinator or caterer, you might be called upon to help your client choose the perfect wedding cake for their big day. Between social media ideas and bespoke creations, there are so many options when it comes to today’s wedding centrepiece.


Farewell work lunch? Here are our top catering tips.

Farewell work lunch? Here are our top catering tips.

Whether you’re an events planner or your company’s office organiser, you will probably find yourself hosting a farewell lunch for a client or colleague at some point. Whether they’re retiring or moving on, a farewell event can be a great opportunity to leave a good lasting impression of the person leaving as well as show them (and their colleagues) that employees are valued and appreciated.

Five catering questions clients are sure to ask (and how to answer).

Five catering questions clients are sure to ask (and how to answer).

If you’re an event planner, you know that creating the perfect event is about more than just one element, whether it is the venue, the service, or the surrounds. You also know that catering is a crucial part of what makes any event a success. And that means the menu can make or break your client’s experience of your venue.

Clever ways to add Easter touches to your wedding menu.

Clever ways to add Easter touches to your wedding menu.

Themed weddings can be so much fun while still being elegant and classy. The key is to keep things classic and simple while co-ordinating the themed elements. One way to do this is through your catering. And with Easter just round the corner, we’d thought we’d look at how you could add a little egg-tastic fun to your (or your client’s) wedding menu.

How to choose your perfect wedding cake topper.

How to choose your perfect wedding cake topper.

Picking a topper for your wedding cake can be tricky – there are so many decisions to be made (let alone the choice of cake itself!). But it can also be fun, especially as it’s a little piece of unique decor that takes centre stage on the main attraction of your wedding menu.

Signature cocktails for a Summer wedding.

Signature cocktails for a Summer wedding.

Summer weddings call for fresh food and fabulous cocktails. What better way to celebrate such a special event than with a fun and delicious drink (or two) that tastes as good as it looks? From a signature wedding drink to festively fruity delights that compliment your catering, cocktails make the perfect classy addition to any wedding menu.

Not a fan of Christmas cake? We’ve got some delicious alternatives.

Not a fan of Christmas cake? We’ve got some delicious alternatives.

So, if you’re not a fan of traditional cake, we’ve got some delicious alternatives, sure to satisfy your guests, whatever their dessert preferences. Our advice? If you’re doing your yuletide baking yourself or buying something new, try a practice round to ensure your choice is the perfect ending to your special Christmas meal or special occasion event.

Top tips for catering a South African Christmas party.

Top tips for catering a South African Christmas party.

Are you in charge of putting together the Christmas menu this year? Whether it’s for lunch on the big day or any time during the silly season, our top tips will make sure that, when it comes to the catering, your party is more festive fare than frazzled fuss.

Five clever ways to serve cake at your next big event.

Five clever ways to serve cake at your next big event.

Wedding, party, or celebration, cake tends to be a major part of any successful and memorable catering menu. Whatever the occasion, you can be sure that you or your guests have put a lot of work into creating a beautiful cake just perfect for the proceedings. That’s why you have to serve it right.

Want a non-traditional wedding cake? Inspiration right this way.

Want a non-traditional wedding cake? Inspiration right this way.

Know you want a wedding cake but not a fan of the traditional options? Helping a bride choose her wedding dessert menu and want to offer her something more than marzipan and a wedding couple cake topper? While we certainly believe that a wedding cake should be at the top of any wedding dessert catering list, we also know that it doesn’t have to be a traditional version to make a great impression (or taste delicious).

Wedding desserts on trend? Here are five delicious options.

Wedding desserts on trend? Here are five delicious options.

When it comes to wedding catering, dessert menus have become a much-anticipated and memorable part of the big day. And, even though the wedding cake is most often the star of the dessert buffet, there are a number of dessert options that are sure to satisfy and delight your guests.