Cocktail Party Catering

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.

Cocktail Style

Cocktail Sample Menu


Coconut Shrimp
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

Brochette, Cattleman
Grilled skewer of beef sirloin marinated with Teriyaki sauce

Sliders, Reubens
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

Catering Quote

    Wedding, Memorial, Birthday, Grand Opening, Office Party, Dinner at home...

    Location name such as Home , Business or Venue

    Beverage Set Up, Beer, Wine Bar, Full Bar...

    Bakery Hours Of Operation:

    • Monday – Tuesday: 7AM – 7PM
    • Wednesday to Sunday: 7AM – 9PM

    Restaurant Hours Of Operation:

    • Monday and Tuesday: 9AM – 3PM
    • Wednesday to Sunday: 9AM – Close
    • Brunch: 9AM – 3PM – view menu
    • Dinner Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 4PM – 9PM view menu
    • Happy Hour: 3:PM – 6PM

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