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Delicious Food & Drink Trends

By Beth Buehler

Whether hosting a rustic mountain retreat, a downtown client lunch, or a black-tie gala, there is a goal to accomplish and ultimately a vision you are chasing. Robin Berhorst, general manager at Englewood-based Rocky Mountain Catering & Events, shares what’s new in food and beverage for corporate, nonprofit, and association meetings and events.

Mocktail Shots

There is a focus on health, energy, and overall wellness.

  • Detox Me Shot – Pineapple juice with fresh ginger and turmeric root
  • Be Well Shot – Matcha powder, turmeric, fresh lemon juice, and coconut water
  • The Boost – Goji berry juice with green tea and coconut water

S’more Station CREDIT Rocky Mountain Catering & Events

Nostalgia Foods

While meetings may not always be able to take you the mountains, s’more stations are still in to bring mountain experiences to cities or plains. The stations conjure up childhood memories while fostering conversations “around the campfire.” It’s a great way to encourage guests to mix and mingle.

Retro Flavors

What’s old is new again. Think childhood throwbacks with a healthy twist … sometimes.

  • The Holiday Dunker – Rocky Mountain’s version of the Dunkaroo featuring eggnog custard with a gingerbread stick for dunking, which changes to a vanilla custard with a sweet biscuit for dipping after the holidays
  • Cinnamon Toast Brulé – This tasty treat is a spinoff of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, with the milk for the custard soaked in Cinnamon Toast Crunch before preparing

Lifestyle Bowl Menu CREDIT Rocky Mountain Catering & Events

Special Dietary Requests

Diets and dietary restrictions continue to evolve, with more clients requesting menus to meet these needs each year. As a result, Rocky Mountain Catering & Events has created “lifestyle” and “fit & fresh” bowls.

For example, the “fit & fresh” menu is low fat, high in carbohydrates and high in protein and features chopped Asian salad, steamed brown rice, stir-fry vegetables, Red Bird Farms chicken breast, keto Asian sauce, and mochi ice cream balls.

Rocky Mountain Catering & Events was founded in 1998 as a small barbecue catering company in the back hallway of an Italian restaurant. It has grown into a company that occupies a freestanding, brick-and-mortar building in the heart of the Denver Tech Center and partners with numerous event venues on Colorado’s Front Range.