Incorporating a Food Station for dynamic Summer events

Summer season is the perfect time to incorporate a dynamic food station into your event. Not only do they offer a chance for guests to mingle whilst enjoying a substantial menu, but also the freedom to get creative with a wealth of styling options.

With so many choices, we wanted to share a few of our most popular food stations for this year…

Best of Street Food Station
Think Slow cooked pork belly bao bun, gochujang caramel, pickled chilli and sriracha mayonnaise; Lamb spare ribs, sticky garlic and chilli glaze, coriander; and Buttermilk chicken burger, Szechuan caramel, tamarind slaw and smoked cheese.

Dynamic Food Station

Street Food Station

For discerning pescatarians there’s Crispy cod taco in soft tortilla, chipotle mayonnaise, lime and paprika (as featured in the Mexican Street Food Station pictured top); Seaweed tempura, caper dust and whipped cod’s roe; and guilty pleasure Prawn katsu fish finger sandwich, curry sauce.

Meat-free options include Halloumi fries, chipotle sour cream and pomegranate molasses; Pulled jackfruit vegan burger, spiced peanut vegannaise, pineapple sambal and Mushroom katsu burger, sriracha mayonnaise, Asian slaw.

European Food Station
Featuring a veritable smorgasbord of European delights, these tasty bites and mini-meals can be presented in a variety of ways, such as a luxurious tapas-style feast…

Blue Strawberry Group Food Station

European Food Station presented as tapas

Select from delicacies such as Pork ciccioli, chargrilled sour dough and gherkins; Baby chorizo cooked with octopus and red wine, Smoked salmon rillette with pastis and charred fougasse; Fillet steak carpaccio with parmesan and rocket pesto; Soused herring, beetroot, sour cream and horseradish; Seatrout crudo, citrus fruit, olive oil and truffle and Chargrilled padron peppers, jalapeño, cream cheese, smoked honey and popcorn.

Flame Grilled Food Station
Following this year’s hot trend (no pun intended!) for fire-cooked food, our Summery floral take on a traditional BBQ station (with evocative flower ‘flames’) can feature Chargrilled bavette, chimichurri, red pepper and chilli jam; Sour yoghurt and madras chicken ballotine with jerk hot sauce and pickled pineapple chutney and Merguez sausages, fig and pomegranate pickle, crumble feta and watercress.

Blue Strawberry Group Food Station

Flame Grilled Station

A lighter selection could include BBQ scallop bao, bacon jam, fried pickles; King prawn skewers, lime and black pepper mayonnaise; BBQ sea bass, lemongrass steamed rice, galangal and lime leaf and vegetarian options such as BBQ potato salad, charred pickled shallots, smoked sour cream; BBQ aubergine, miso and passionfruit caramel, candied pecan and BBQ halloumi, smoked tomato sauce, basil and mint salad.

A myriad of options….
We have many more food station styles with which to wow your guests… A touch of decadence on a balmy Summer’s evening, our Seafood Station offers a wow factor with its dramatic ice sculpture base.

Blue Strawberry Group Food Station

Seafood Station

Our vibrant Spiced Food Station showcases a pan-Asian selection of authentic dishes that may inject bold flavours and colours into an event space. Our popular Vegan Food Station features an abundance of health-concsious vegan items that don’t comprise on taste or style, and our Best of British Food Station celebrates the very finest British ingredients, bringing together traditional favourites and modern cooking techniques into one glorious offering.

Dynamic Food Station

Best of British Food Station

Dessert Station
With keen consideration for seasonality, our Development Chef has created a distinct dessert station for each of the four seasons, each of which may be presented in a wide range of styles. Stay tuned for more details of these exciting menus, coming soon!

Liquid Nitrogen Cocktail Station
A real talking point for engaging Summer events – our Liquid Nitrogen Cocktail Station can offer a wide range of playful treats such as Coconut and rum sorbet, passion fruit granite, palm sugar and Strawberry daiquiri with tonka and lemon thyme mousse.

Dynamic Food Station

Liquid Nitrogen Station

More information
For more food station ideas, look back at our insights into key event trends and food trends for 2019, stay up-to-date with us on social (Blue Strawberry, Table Talk and Blue Strawberry at 4 Hamilton Place), or speak to our knowledgeable team on 020 7733 3151 or at hello@bluestrawberry-tabletalk.co.uk

Photography credit
Madison Phipps and Noah Two By Two (seafood station only)