Late-Night Wedding Munchies by Karen Kemp, Kemp & Kemp Catering


Karen from Kemp and Kemp Catering has some fantastic ideas here on how to keep your guests well fed and fired up for the evening. 

When the cake has been cut, the dancing is underway and the party is in full swing, your revellers will start to get peckish again. Avoid a predictable buffet table, and use this as another opportunity to wow your guests with a bit of fun food theatre.

Why not pick up a culinary theme from your shared past. Did you live in Singapore, study in Germany or travel in India together? This is a good opportunity to introduce food you may have avoided at the wedding breakfast for fear of scaring the grannies, but you can happily serve at this point.

It doesn’t have to be elaborate; sometimes the simplest ideas are the best received. Carbs are your friend, so avoid fiddly, fussy salads and go for hearty comfort food with an element of down-to-earth fun to combat the late-night munchies.

Make it easy to pick up and go, and your guests will be refuelled and back on the dancefloor in no time.

Here are Karen Kemp’s Top 5 ideas for Evening Food in 2016:

1 Kebab Stop: The chaps all love this… Platters of spicy lamb kofta skewers, bowls of falafel, served with hummus & tzatziki, baskets of flatbreads and salads of sliced red onion and tomatoes.

2 Chinese Deli: Assorted Noodles with crispy chicken or beef, bottles of sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce for dressing, Serve in cardboard takeaway-style boxes with chopsticks.

3 Indian Takeaway: Bowls of onion bhajis, samosas, pakoras, and skewers of chicken tikka. With piles of naan breads, poppadum’s, lime pickle, mango chutney, raita.

4 Ploughman’s Table: Great for a country wedding. Truckles & half truckles of local cheeses, platters of thick sliced home-cooked gammon, baskets of homemade pork pies, assorted rustic breads, pickles, chutneys and farmhouse butter.

And finally…

5 Chip Butties: It's that simple! Bowls of hot chips, Maldon salt, Sarsons vinegar served with baskets of bread rolls & butter, bowls of ketchup, brown sauce and mayonnaise - Irresistible after 10pm. 

This has definitely got our bellies rumbling. Karen has some fantastic ideas to really make the reception food stand out. 

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