Spring Catering Trends We Love

With spring in the air, it’s an exciting time for caterers and hosts alike to explore new ideas and flavors that will delight guests and make any event unforgettable. Total Party Planner is always on the lookout for the latest in catering trends, and this spring, there are a few standout themes we’re particularly excited about. 


Here’s a glimpse into the freshest spring catering trends:


Trend 1: Meatless Options on the Rise

The shift towards plant-based diets and flexitarianism is more than just a fad; it’s a movement that’s gaining momentum. More and more, guests are seeking out delicious, creative meatless options at events. Caterers have the opportunity to showcase their innovation with dishes like jackfruit sliders, which mimic the texture and taste of pulled pork, or cauliflower steaks, marinated and grilled to perfection. These options not only cater to dietary preferences but also add a unique touch to the menu, proving that meatless doesn’t mean tasteless.


Trend 2: Exploring Global Cuisines

Today, there’s a growing appetite for diverse, authentic international flavors that transport guests to different parts of the world. Incorporating global cuisines into your menu can add an exciting and exotic element to any event. Think vibrant Middle Eastern salads, flavorful Asian dumplings, or hearty African stews. These dishes not only cater to the adventurous palate but also celebrate the rich tapestry of global culinary traditions.


Trend 3: Stunning Displays for Visual Impact

We eat with our eyes first, and this spring catering trend places an emphasis on visually appealing food presentations. Caterers are getting creative with how they display their dishes, using elements like floral arrangements, rustic wooden boards, and even edible flowers to add a pop of color and elegance to the table. These stunning displays not only enhance the overall aesthetic of an event but also make the dining experience more memorable.


The Ingredient We Have Our Eyes On: Fig Leaf

This spring catering trend is one ingredient that is capturing the attention of culinary experts: fig leaf. Known for its unique flavor profile that hints at coconut and walnut, fig leaves are becoming a versatile component in both dishes and drinks. Imagine fish wrapped in fig leaves, imparting a delicate, smoky flavor when grilled, or cocktails infused with fig leaf for a surprising twist. Their versatility and distinct taste make fig leaves a fascinating ingredient to experiment with this season.



This spring, make your catering event stand out by embracing these exciting trends. From meatless marvels and global flavors to eye-catching presentations, there’s no shortage of ways to impress and delight your guests. With Total Party Planner by your side, navigating these trends becomes effortless. Our comprehensive catering software is designed to help you bring these innovative ideas to life, ensuring your event is as memorable as it is delicious. 

Ready to take your spring catering to the next level? Learn how TPP can transform your next event. Contact us today to book a free demo!