Put down the frozen Vol-au-vents, move away from the stale sandwiches and say hello to event catering that will give your next celebration a major glow-up. Grazing tables burst onto the scene in the UK back in 2017 and here at Amazing Graze®, we were one of the first companies to offer this style of eating, as we set out to rekindle the appreciation of incredible fresh produce.

Grazing Table with dried flowers and cheese, crackers and fruit

Since then, the trend which hails from Australia has fast become a must-have for couples-to-be looking to wow their wedding guests. Quirky, cool and bohemian is the order here. No stuffy three courses or fiddly canapes, just a stunning gastronomical feast complete with styled tablescaping, laden with decadent cheese and charcuterie.

When opting for a Grazing Table, guests get the chance to be hands-on and can indulge until their heart's content. It is the old adage of sharing that has sparked a revolutionary shift in the way we eat at not just weddings, but parties, corporate events or even intimate nights in for two.

Cheese board grazing table with fruit and dark wooden cheese board                 

Grazing should awaken your senses to how real food should be eaten. Conversing, laughing and indulging over a spread that looks (almost) too good to eat. To achieve this, we love working with props and floral displays to really evaluate our Amazing Graze®                

Grazing tables and platters should not only look delicious but include elements of style. We find they lend themselves best to a rustic set-up that incorporates different textures, colours, heights and scents. For us there is truly nothing better than taking a handcrafted wooden board, topping it with a tower of rich, creamy brie, scattering over juicy blackberries and decorating with sumptuous figs – our statement look, which never fails to grab attention and is always devoured first!

Dark wooden cheese board with blue cheese and fruit

Whether you choose a professional grazing table company like ours to provide the service or you decide to DIY it, the key to a great graze is abundance, and of course, personality. Make sure it includes things you love and get creative with how to display it. So, gather and go forth and graze, because sharing never tasted so good. 

Words by Sophie & James

Amazing Graze LTD. @amazinggrazeplatters.co.uk

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Fruit and cheese board using Prop Options rustic olive boards 

April 06, 2020 — Brad And Emily Young