(Closed) Need Station Ideas

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was at a BEAUTIFULLY done wedding this weekend with stations.  The food was catered by the most expensive option in the city and it was insanely delicious. 

The stations were grouped together like this:

Mexican: barbacoa tostadas, hot roasted corn soup shooters, smoked chicken quesadillas, beef kebobs with chimichurri

Comfort Foods:  mac n’cheese, gorgonzola fondue with pretzel bread and chicken sausage, steak slices with fried BBQ onions, and something else I’m forgetting… ugh

Awesome local restaurant that the catering company owns:  veal meatball sliders, chicken parmesean on a stick, chopped salad, hot pasta dish with cream sauce and vegetables

 

Anyway, I’d do three stations with 4 things on them.  I really liked the completely different options.  I’d suggest having a soup or a salad on each one of the stations, and make the stations VASTLY different.  It kept the lines down all night because there was something interesting at each station.

Post # 4
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Sounds good to me so far. How about an omlet station for the third. I have become obsessed with breakfast for dinner lately. lol. Fiance and I are trying to do a breakfast buffet for our evening reception. The friends I have asked about it all think it’s a good idea. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had a pasta station, carving station, crepes station and a Asian station heavily modified by me. Ice cream station thrown in for free.

Some other stations that I’ve seen a Tapas station, Grill Station, Steakhouse station, Seared tuna station, BBQ Station, Cajun station, Bombay (Indian) station, Panini station.

A good thing to do is to google other caterers that do have station style menus for inspiration then you can send those sample menus to your caterer.

P.S. Here’s a breakdown of what was included in each of our stations, FYI.
Steakhouse/Carving Station
Carved PRIME RIB
Steamship Pork Roast

Peppercorn Sauce
Maxwell’s 1890 Steak Sauce
Apple Compote
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Crispy Onions
Wedge Lettuce Salad Smoked Bacon

Trattoria Pasta Station
Penne a la Vodka
Orricette W/Broccoli Rabe&Spicy Sausage
Tri-color Tortellini W/ Arugula &
Oven Dried Tomatoes
Foccacia Bread
Noccellini & Grape Tomatoes

Asian Station
Thai Style Beef
Lemon Grass Shrimp
Crisp Spring Rolls
Stir Fried Rice
Ginger, Corriander, and Orange braised Chicken
Long Life Noodles

Crepe Station
Shrimp and Cognac
Chicken and Asparagus
Grilled Vegetable & Smoked Gouda
Baby Greens Salad and White Balsamic
Vinaigrette served with fresh Baugette

Note that with all these we still had passed cold/hot hor devours during cocktail hour. Fruit and vegetable displays during dinner etc and a seated appetizer prior to stations opening.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we are doing a carving station, pasta station, and raw bar (with coordinating sides also at each station). some of the other options we considered were stir-fry station, mac and cheese or mashed potato bar, and slider stations.

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