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National Food Days in June & July

As summer is starting to bloom, the abundance of produce available also grows. The list of special food days that are reserved for June and July reflect the glorious fresh summer food and it gets our taste buds excited as the following foods can be used in so many delicious ways to enhance your wedding catering!

International Global Falafel Day is celebrated on June 12th and it is a great opportunity to embrace some Persian spice and mellow heat into your wedding feast. Falafel can be served as mini bites, small canapés with hummus or as part of a Middle Easter Mezze plate, served as a starter, a sharing plate or as a late snack. Falafel is also a great veggie option if you are having a hog roast or BBQ option as it works so well in a wrap or bun!

It is obvious that many summer weddings take place outdoors, garden games and outdoor ceremonies are becoming more and more popular along with outdoor wedding catering, this trend is reflected in food days as on July 4th it is National BBQ Day in the USA. BBQ’s, Hog Roasts and outdoor catering is a fabulous option for a summer wedding, when an assortment of interesting sides are served with the BBQ’s main it lets your guests pick and choose what they want to eat and adds a nice informal atmosphere to the day’s proceedings. June 11th is also National Corn on the Cob Day – a much underestimated vegetable at a BBQ! Other great sides can include fresh seasonal summer produce like broad beans, beetroot and fennel which are all at their best in June and July.

If you’re not a big meat eater then don’t worry, a BBQ does not only have to be meat, you can choose from many different types of fish and vegetables, cooked in a variety of ways -  talk to an experienced caterer like Devon Catering for advice. If you want your BBQ food to match your theme think about the great assortment of herbs, spices, rubs and sauces that can be served to blend your theme and your food together.


Kilner Jars are great for serving Summer wedding treats


Many couples choose to have their wedding in summer as it is warm and the sun will be shining, keeping your guest refreshed and cool is then, an important element to your special day. June 10th is National Iced Tea Day and the whole month of July is dedicated to Ice Cream, having a selection of flavoured Iced Teas in different colours served in large Kilner style drinks dispensers look summery and amazing. Ice cream simply served scooped in cones screams summer but for more fun you could add an Ice Cream toppings table for your guests to help themselves, offer a Frozen Yoghurt Stand, hire an ice cream van or even a Gelato Bar – all great options for a summer wedding party!

The month of July is also set aside to celebrate picnic month. Instead of tables give each group of guest their own wicker picnic basket and rug and let them find a pretty spot in the grounds of where you were married to enjoy some traditional and perhaps no so traditional picnic snacks instead of a wedding breakfast. You can include personalised notes within the baskets, or indeed party games!

However you choose to celebrate your summer wedding the team at Devon Catering can make your food terrific! Professional and creative they strive to make your wedding food dreams a reality. 

Devon Catering

Website: www.devoncatering.com

Email: enquiry@devoncatering.com

Phone: 01271 858505

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