Catering Adelaide - Suggested Cocktail Food Menus

Suggested Cocktail Party Menus



The amount and type of food you will require for a Cocktail Party will depend on a number of things.

The time of year. People tend to eat more cold items in the warmer months and more hot items in the colder months.

The time of day and duration of the event. If its straight after work and only goes for an hour then 5-6 items would be sufficient. If it starts at 6pm and is going to last for some hours then it will probably be dinner for your guests and as such you would need 10-12 items per person.

The kitchen facilities that are available. if you don't have any heating facilities available at the function venue then you would require all cold items. If you have a small domestic oven available and you have a large function (100 people) then you would have to limit the amount of hot items you served as it may not be possible to heat the food quickly enough. It is a good idea to have enough cold items so they can be served while the hot food is being heated. Having some cold items also allows you to begin serving as soon as guests arrive as the food will already be plated up ready to serve.
Vietnamese Cold Rolls
Vietnamese Cold Rolls
Sweet Corn & Feta Fritters
Sweet Corn & Feta Fritters
Ribbon Sandwiches
Ribbon Sandwiches
Thai Beef on Cucumber Rounds
Thai Beef on Cucumber Rounds
Smoked Salmon Blini
Smoked Salmon Blini


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Canapes as pre-dinner appetisers.
3 items per person.
$5.50 per person ...

  • Rare Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream en Croute
  • Bocconcini, Basil and Cherry Tomato sticks [GF] [V]
  • Thai Beef on Cucumber Rounds [GF]

Afternoon Tea.

5 items per person.
$9.75 per person ...

  • Ribbon Sandwiches [Vegetarian options included]
  • Spicy Sour Cream Scones [V]
  • Vietnamese Cold Rolls [GF] [V]
  • Smoked Salmon Blini
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries [GF] [V]

Drinks and Nibbles after Work - (1 to 1.5 hours)

6 items per person.
$14.05 per person ...

Note. Some items require heating facilities

  • Mini Bruschetta [V]
  • Mango, Almond & Chicken Roulades
  • Cubed Cheese, Kabana, Dried Fruit, Nuts and Crackers
  • Cocktail Arancini - Risotto Croquetes [V] [Hot]
  • Mini Gourmet Pizza Bites [can be vegetarian if required [Hot]
  • Chicken Satays with Satay Sauce [GF] [Hot]

Evening Cocktail Party - After Dinner eg. 8pm Start

8 items per person.
$16.65 per person ...

Note. Some items require heating facilities

  • Ribbon Sandwiches [Vegetarian options included]
  • Chorizo and Potato Cocktail Frittata [GF]
  • Smoked Salmon Roulade
  • Assorted Dips, Crackers, Olives and crudities [GF with rice crackers]
  • Sweet Corn and Feta Fritters with Homemade Sweet Capsicum Relish[V] [Hot]
  • Spicy Meatballs with Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce [Hot]
  • Crumbed Chicken Pieces with Thai Dipping Sauce [Hot]
  • Caramelised Red Onion and Feta Tartlets [V][Hot]

Larger Functions
Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries etc

For this type of event the food is usually going to be Dinner for your Guests. For this you will need 10-12 items per person.
$25.60 per person ...

Note. Some items require heating facilities

  • Mini Bruschetta [V]
  • Vietnamese Cold Rolls [V] [GF]
  • Ribbon Sandwiches [Vegetarian options included]
  • Chorizo and Potato Cocktail Frittata [GF]
  • Smoked Salmon Roulade
  • Assorted Dips, Crackers, Olives and crudities [GF with rice crackers]
  • Sweet Corn and Feta Fritters with Homemade Sweet Capsicum Relish[V] [Hot]
  • Spicy Meatballs with Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce [Hot]
  • Crumbed Chicken Pieces with Thai Dipping Sauce [Hot]
  • Mini Gourmet Pizza Bites (Vegetarian options are available) [Hot]
  • Mini Fillet Mignons with Dijon Mustard Dipping Sauce [GF] [Hot]
  • Caramelised Red Onion and Feta Tartlets [V] [Hot]

Costing your own Menu
Working out the cost per person for your own Menu is quite easy.
Each of the items on our Cocktail Food Menu is priced so its simply a mater of deciding how many items you wish to give each person, pick the items from the Menu and then total the cost of each of those items. This will give you the cost per person for the food. We would make enough food for each of your guests to have one of each item that you have selected.



Note. The above prices do not include delivery or staffing charges.


The above information is accurate as of January 1st 2014 however prices and other details may change from time to time. Please confirm details upon booking.

Bookings can be made on (08) 8340-1288, or for more information about how we can cater for your event, please contact us.

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