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FAQs and expert advice about catering

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Sweet treats

Sweet treats

Q. What seasonal dishes can we serve at our winter-themed wedding?

A. Clare Smith says: I've noticed that while couples are nodding to the festive season by opting for a crowd-pleasing seated traditional Christmas dinner complete with rich, local flavours, seasonal vegetables and comfort food with a gourmet twist, their desserts are taking centre stage.

Rather than opting for classic puddings though, couples are getting more creative and incorporating their wedding cake into an exciting dessert station, also replacing the post-wedding breakfast tea and coffee with a hot chocolate bar.

Food stations add a classy wow-factor to buffet-style dining. Using the best of the county's seasonal ingredients you could choose to have a cheesecake, pie and tart bar including the best of Kentish traditional desserts like the deliciously sweet gypsy tart, Canterbury apple tart made with fruit picked from local orchards, and Kentish cherry batter pudding and ginger cobnut cake that we love to serve alongside delicious wines, also made with locally grown grapes.

Clare Smith

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