Winter Wedding Food Trends

With each new season comes new trends within the wedding industry. From color palettes and florals to dress designs and photography the wedding industry is one that is ever changing and always on trend. 

One of the biggest elements of the wedding industry is catering. Just like any other vendor for your wedding, you want your caterer to be in the know on the latest fads and seasonal trends for your wedding menu. 

Rudy’s Smokehouse catering strives to stay on top of and even ahead of the trends while also offering classic menu options everyone will love. With that said, read on to see how we can execute up and coming winter wedding food trends for your wedding menu this winter.

Cocktail Hour

In the winter, you will want to serve a heartier option for your cocktail hour. Unlike in the summer months, fresh fruit or meat and cheese just won’t cut it in these chilly winter months. Think about offering options that will help people warm up such as meatballs, BBQ sliders, or mac and cheese bites.


We also recommend keeping things warm with your appetizers as well. If your choosing to serve a salad before your meal, think about adding apples, cranberries, roasted nuts, or other seasonal add ons. Otherwise, serving a warm and cozy soup before your meal is sure to warm up your guest’s taste buds for their entrees.  


The main course of your meal is where our expertly cooked or smoked meats really get to shine. Paired with any number of our comforting sides from potatoes, to roasted vegetables to seasonal pasta dishes. 

Your guests will be pleased to see the theme of your wedding displayed in every aspect of the night, including our warm seasonal entrees. 


There are so many fun ways to include seasonal elements into your dessert options. For winter, we suggest diverting from the classic wedding cake and letting your guests indulge in a variety of pies, indoor smores, or even donuts and coffee. 

Kick it up a notch by offering a cocoa and coffee bar with fun toppings to keep your guests caffeinated on the dance floor. 

Lean in to all that winter has to offer with every element of your wedding. By fully committing to a theme or seasonal vision for your wedding, you will give your guests an exceptional well rounded experience. 

Contact Rudy’s for catering services for weddings this winter and allow your guests to cozy up for a night of excellent food, good company, a warm dance floor, and most importantly the celebration of love!

True barbeque as practiced in the American South has 4
main ingredients- quality meats, low temperatures, wood
burning for flavor enhancement, and lots and lots of
patience, which is exactly what we do here at Rudy’s
All Glory be to God!