Canapes

Canapes or tasty little bites are ideal for; cocktail parties, weddings (in the interlude between service and the main event), networking or corporate events, or anywhere where guests are stood around to socialise & chat. Canapes can be either prepared ahead and served as a lay & leave service, this service is with chilled canapes. Or with a mixture of hot & chilled canapes with a chef and waiting service, (depending on the facilities available).

Portioning for canapes really depends on what sort of event you are planning, if you using the canapes as a nice little appertiser before a larger meal within an hour or so  or have recently eaten, then aim for around 4 per per person. If however the canapes are the only food you are providing and do not expect your guests to go onto another meal, then aim for around 8 to 12 per person.

Canapes should always be a bit of fun as well as tasty, choices are limited only by imagination & creativity, below are a few suggestions that work well, just to give you an idea of some popular menus, rather than a prescriptive approach  

 

    

chilled canapes
Medium rare fillet steak on an olive crostini with bearnaise cress & cherry tomato
Lemon infused goat's cheese & pesto tortellini skewers with bocconcini sundried tomato & a basil leaf (v)
Shredded duck spring rolls with 5 spice hoisin spring onion & cucumber
Olive & rosemary mascarpone tartlets (v)
Choux puffs with prawn & avocado cocktail
Thyme roasted chicken skewers wrapped in Parma ham with a brioche crouton
Mini tartlets with poached dessert pear puree with a walnut & dolcelatte (v)
Filo cups with nutty bang bang chicken coriander & satay coconut sauce garnished with a chilli
mini ploughmans tartlets with pickle cheddar & roasted cherry tomato (v)
Rosemary fig & dolcelatte polenta bites (v)
Thai style lobster & mango gazpacho shots
Wild mushroom medley with tarragon thyme mascarpone quenelle & cherry tomato bouchees (v)
mini crepes filled with smoked ham & tarragon cream
Spring onion & potato cakes topped with beetroot infused smoked salmon creme fraiche & dill
Mini chicken Caesar salad cups with a salt & pepper crouton
Hot & chilled canape menu with a chef & waiting service
Seared scallop with mint pea puree & chorizo - served on a spoon
Halloumi filo rolls with mint lemon & parsley (v) served with lemon aioli
Devils & cherubs on horseback
Thyme roasted chicken skewers wrapped in Parma ham with a brioche crouton
Baby jacket potatoes with sour cream & chives (v)
Griddled fillet of beef with salsa verde on croustades
Thai style fishcake skewers with sweet Thai chilli sauce
King prawn & chorizo skewers with chimichurri
Yakitori chicken & spring onion skewers
Mini Croque Monsieur
Mini Croque Madam (v)
Sweet canapes
Mini Black forest cherry brownies
Mini pistachio & strawberry pavlovas
Citrus & ginger cream tartlets
Summer berry tartlets
Chocolate cups with white chocolate mousse & strawberry
mini cardamon & raspberry cream eclairs
mini layered chocolate mousse - served in a champagne flute

Canape Packages

Costs, based on 80 people & ordered within 30 mins drive from postcode area DA8 1QX.
Bank holiday charges are slightly more per head.

Certain venues, and all marquees do not have their own ovens - there is a cost to bring in additional cooking equipment to these guideline prices.

Sapphire
Handcrafted lay & leave canapes  
Includes
Portioning of 4 to 6 canapes per person 
 
Presented on either white china or melamine platters for a clean presentation 
 
Meet the chef for a taster menu and planning to ensure the event runs smoothly
 
Lemon hand wipes, serviettes & banqueting roll for the buffet table
 
Delivery when required 
 
Set up as a lay and leave, self service buffet, please enquire if you need extra platters for serving, we can provide wooden platters for this service
 
 
Collection post event, normally the next working day (please check with the venue owner)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
£8 per head (No VAT) 
Costs based on 80 people
Emerald
Handcrafted (chilled) canapes with waiting service 
Includes
Portioning of 4 to 6 canapes per person
 
Presented on either white china or melamine platters for a clean presentation
 
Meet the chef for a taster menu and planning to ensure the event runs smoothly
 
Lemon hand wipes, serviettes & banqueting roll for the buffet table
 
Delivery & set up when required
 
Set up to allow the waiting staff to circulate with the canapes, with wooden platters   
 
2 waiting staff, working for around 5 hours  
 
 Complimentary wine glasses & highball beer glasses 
 
Collection post event, normally the next working day table 
 
 
 
 
 
 
£18 per head + VAT
Costs based on 80 people
Ruby
Cocktail party or Corporate event, with hot & chilled canapes 
Includes
Portioning of 8 to 12 canapes per person  
 
Presented on either white china or melamine platters for a clean presentation
 
Meet the chef for a taster menu and planning to ensure the event runs smoothly
 
Lemon hand wipes, serviettes & banqueting roll for the buffet table 
 
Delivery & set up when required
 
Set up to allow the waiting staff to circulate with the canapes, with wooden platters  
 
Hot and chilled handcrafted canapes prepared by 2 professional chefs at the venue 
 
2 x waiting staff working for around 5 hours  
 
Complimentary wine glasses & highball beer glasses 
 
2 x drinks waiters/resses working for around 6 hours 
 
Optional unstocked stylish bar - for you to provide the drinks 
 
 
£24.50 per head + VAT
Costs based on 80 people