With cocktail party catering, hors d’oeuvre are typically passed by our wait staff, but they can also be presented on a table allowing guests to serve themselves.
Our experienced bar staff can ensure that guests have the cocktails of their choosing. It’s a good fit for smaller events, especially those of a more personal and festive nature.
With corporate events catering, it’s an ideal setup to allow people to network.
For private events, it’s the perfect icebreaker where you want guests mingle and to meet one another.
Browse our cocktail party catering sample menu below for an idea of the types of hors d’oeuvre you might choose. This is by no means a complete list. We have many more cocktail party menus to choose from.
PROS – Cocktail service is great for small-to-medium gatherings and makes it easy for guests to mingle or network in a very social, relaxed, and fun environment. Food costs are typically lower when compared to other served-meal catering options.
CONS – Although food costs can be lowered, alcoholic beverage costs tend to be higher when compared to other service styles. Some guests may be anticipating a full meal. For this reason we suggest advising them of your intent to provide cocktail service when sending out invitations to the events.
Tempura battered Jumbo shrimp coated in shredded coconut and served with Dijon orange marmalade
Duxelle Mushroom Puff
Bite-size puff pastry filled with a reduction of fresh sautéed mushrooms and baked to a golden brown
Petite Quiche – Chile Verde
Freshly baked bite-sized thin crust quiche squares
Meatballs, Buffalo Chicken
Moist and delicious chicken meatballs in buffalo sauce
Grilled skewer of beef sirloin marinated with Teriyaki sauce
Grilled bite-size rye sandwiches with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing
Mini Chicken Pot Pie
Handmade with chunks of chicken and fresh vegetables baked in The French Gourmet’s own puff pastry
Lollipop Lamb Chop
Marinated roasted bone-in lamb chop served with a drizzle of mint relish
Shrimp Prosciutto Prawns
Grilled jumbo shrimp rubbed with fresh pesto and wrapped with thinly sliced prosciutto
Stuffed Mushrooms, Artichoke Fondue
Creamy artichoke fondue in a sautéed mushroom cap
Sliders, Mini Cheese Burger
Prepared on site a-la-minute, on our soft catering roll
Sliders, Pulled Pork
Pulled pork smothered in a tangy BBQ sauce and served on a soft brioche roll with crisp coleslaw
Seared Ahi on a Cucumber Medallion
Seared Ahi Tuna on crisp cucumber round garnished with Wasabi soy aioli
Vegetarian Vietnamese Summer Spring Roll
Shitake mushrooms, carrots, jicama, Napa cabbage, Bibb lettuce, and mint, with sesame Chinese sauce, wrapped in rice noodle sheet, served with peanut sauce
Steak Tartare Baguettine
Freshly ground lean top sirloin plus our special sauce on baguette slice garnished with chopped egg
Grilled Flat Iron Steak Baguettine
On fresh toasted baguette bread with Boursin cheese and French Gourmet onion Chutney & creamy horse radish
Crostini, Artichoke Fondue
Artichoke hearts, sour cream, mayonnaise, cheese and seasoning baked on a slice of The French Gourmet’s baguette
Stuffed Mushrooms, Walnut & Bleu Cheese
Minced walnuts and bleu cheese blended together and piped into large mushroom cap
Oven Roasted Tomato Crostini Aioli on Ciabata
Plum tomatoes delicately roasted with olive oil and garlic, on a crisp seasoned baguette slice with aioli sauce