Expert advice about catering

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Pick 'n' mix

Pick 'n' mix

Q. We want the kind of menu that will bring our guests together – any suggestions?

A. George Rouse says: George says: Food is a great way to bring people together on your special day, especially if you have mixed tables where some guests might not necessarily know everyone. I have found that sharing boards such as charcuterie or picky bits for starters really sparks conversation. It encourages people to reach out into the table rather than just look down at their plates.

Equally, for mains, you can try a more lavish buffet where guests will be moving around and mingling with guests on other tables. This is actually what we are doing for our head chef's own wedding as we find it works so well. It's less formal but equally delicious, and should bring everyone together.

George Rouse

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