2017 Catering Trends

With a new year, comes new culinary trends that shake up the food and beverage scene. These are crafted by popular ingredients, emerging flavors or geographical locations. Hamby is embracing a few of these progressions with open arms, including the purple food craze. Read below for what experts believe will be the hot dishes in 2017…

Purple Food Items 

‘Tis the year of purple power. Cauliflower, potatoes, carrots and cabbage in vibrant shades ranging from plum to violet are one of the year’s mot anticipated food trends. Our Cauliflower Timbale boasts a deep orchid shade and is equal parts tasty as it is beautiful.

Street-Food Inspired Dishes 

We’re taking it to the streets – well, street inspired dishes that is. Grab your tacos, kabobs (really anything on a stick!), flatbreads and more. We love that these dishes are becoming more mainstream as heavy hors d’oeuvre options. Our Caprese Skewer and brand-new Korean Pork Tacos are the perfect addition to your next event!


Heirloom Fruit & Vegetables 

Known for being hand selected by gardeners, heirloom fruits and veggies are showing up on menus everywhere. Despite their sometimes odd looks and quirky ways, heirlooms bring lots to the table (literally!) Often times heirloom produce is more flavorful and varied in color. Our Farm Boards feature Heirloom Tomatoes in a variety of pigments and look gorgeous among our Pickled Vegetables, Deviled Eggs and Pecan Raisin Crisps.

Hyper-local sourcing

We love local. In fact, we source most of our produce through Limehouse Produce and similar to years past – consumers are craving the freshest, most sustainable produce, meats and cheeses for their special events. We’ll continue to gather most of our harvest via local purveyors, ensuring the highest quality to our customers.

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