Canapés

The fun and joy of canapés! They are my personal favourite – small mouthfuls of different tastes, delicately and innovatevly presented. It is an opportunity to experiment with food as most of your favourite dishes can be recreated into a mouthful. I love the presentation on platters, slates, wood planks, bamboo baskets, boats or cones, tongs, skewers and long handled tea spoons. Flowers, grand leaves, candles and petals, canapés need to attract the eye, make the mouth water and then not let you down!

A good canapé needs a chef on site. At ej catering our team ‘assemble and send’, making sure you eat them at their best: crisp & hot or crunchy & chilled, just as we designed them to be.

Our experienced waiting team will set up a bar, serve drinks on arrival to your guests, take coats and top up, whilst others bring the canapés round with a smile.

Wine, beers, and/or soft drinks, glasses, ice (even a coat rail if required) can all be added if necessary. Let us ‘take the strain’ and leave you free to enjoy the company of your guests to the full!

Popular Canapés

Popular Canapés Package

These two menus are our most popular canapés, chosen and enjoyed by you. They are suitable for openings, launches, private parties and receptions any time of the day or evening. It’s easy, creative quaffing whilst you can network a room and relax with your guests.

Canapé – Menu One
Marinated courgette with lemon thyme and sun dried tomato skewer
Wild mushroom stroganoff in a toasted seed basket
Home cured gravad lax with a dill and sweet mustard dressing
Rémoulade on crostini with chorizo
Thai fish cake with a lime and lemon grass dip
Sautéed potato with mustard cream cheese and Parma ham
Filo baskets filled with Cornish crab and prawn spiced salsa
£8.50 per head plus VAT

Canapé – Menu Two
Sautéed leek and melting brie tartlets
Abergavenny home smoked salmon with lemon, parsley and black pepper butter
Roasted duck, scallion and fresh plum rolls
Honey and wholegrain mustard glazed sausages with rosemary
Ginger chicken and sesame seed balls with a honeyed soy dip
Wee roasted vegetable and pesto pinwheels
Spinach & red pepper frittata bites
Chicken liver pate on peppered crostini with fresh grape
Crispy filo baskets filled with Waldorf salad
Hazelnut and prune brownies with dipping custard
£11.00 per head plus VAT

Additional cost:

  • 1 Wine waiter @ £12.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • 1 Waitress @ £10.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • Hire of crockery, cutlery and glasses @ .33p per item
  • Hire of table cloths from @ £6.00 each
  • Hire of linen napkins @ £1.00 each
  • Delivery £12 within Cardiff
  • Delivery out side Cardiff @ .40p a mile

All prices are excluding VAT

Breakfast Canapés

These mouthful breakfast canapés are perfect for brunch or served as a light mid morning snack. They are served on garnished platters by smart waitresses leaving you to mingle and network.

Menu 1
Crispy Pancetta and cherry tomato tartlet
Smoked haddock kedgeree
Black pudding and apple crostini
Smoked salmon & scrambled egg in filo
Tiny free range pork sausages with homemade baked beans
Quail’s egg Benedict
Spinach & wild mushroom roulade
Mini croissants with free range ham and Jarlsberg cheese
Homemade white chocolate and apricot pastries
Almond and Orange Torte
Mini buttered bara brith

Full menu £12.00 a head
7 items £8.50 a head

Menu 2
Freshly juiced apple, celery and ginger shots
Mini bacon butties with grilled cherry tomatoes
Butcher’s sausages and mushroom baby croissant
Wholemeal scones with spinach and scrambled egg
Caerphilly cheese and fresh herb omelettes on wee toasts
Homemade hash browns with a fresh tomato salsa
Spiced apple and hazelnut pine wheels
Fresh fruit platter

£10.00 a head

Additional cost:

  • 1 Wine waiter @ £12.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • 1 Waitress @ £10.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • Hire of crockery, cutlery and glasses @ .33p per item
  • Hire of table cloths from @ £6.00 each
  • Hire of linen napkins @ £1.00 each
  • Delivery £12 within Cardiff
  • Delivery out side Cardiff @ .40p a mile

All prices are excluding VAT

Gastro Canapés

Using the best Welsh products we have devised this menu for both flavour and creative presentation. They are ideal for a reception, a launch at both lunch and early evening. These delightful canapés are served on garnished plates and platters by smart waitresses leaving you to mingle and network.

Quail egg with fresh asparagus
Chilled cucumber soup with smoked salmon
Bloody Mary cherry tom on long handled tea spoons
Crab and basil tartlets

Long handled smoked salmon skewers with a dill and lemon drizzle
Free range chicken tempura with a soya dipping sauce
Salt and chilli squid
Courgette and blue cheese tarts

Honey and rosemary glazed sausage
Welsh rarebit with roasted pumpkin seed
Ginger and lime king prawn skewered with a sweet chilli and soya dressing
Chinese duck with scallions and fresh plum in a filo basket

Mini Welsh beef burgers with tomato salsa
Smoked haddock fish cakes with home made aioli
Samosa and minted yoghurt

Irish coffee shots
Strawberry dipped in chocolate
Roquefort on homemade digestives with port and plum chutney
Sticky orange towers
Little lemon tartlets

Full menu £22.00 / head plus VAT
12 items £15.00 /head plus VAT

Additional cost:

  • 1 Wine waiter @ £12.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • 1 Waitress @ £10.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • Hire of crockery, cutlery and glasses @ .33p per item
  • Hire of table cloths from @ £6.00 each
  • Hire of linen napkins @ £1.00 each
  • Delivery £12 within Cardiff
  • Delivery out side Cardiff @ .40p a mile

All prices are excluding VAT

Welsh Canapés

Using the best Welsh products we have devised this menu for both flavour and creative presentation. They are ideal for a reception, a launch at both lunch and early evening. These mouthful canapés are served on garnished plates and platters by smart waitresses leaving you to mingle and network.

Cockle and bacon tartlets
Risotto and Caerphilly crispy balls
Roasted cherry tomato tartlets in parmesan pastry flower cups
Plump prune and Carmarthen ham skewers
Black beef with horseradish cream on whole grain crostini
Free range chicken and sage balls with aioli
Welsh smoked haddock and prawn terrine wrapped in steamed leek
Local asparagus tips with hollandaise
Snippet Welsh cakes
£10.00 per head plus VAT

Abergavenny smoked salmon on a home made lemon and black pepper blinis
Cockle and bacon tartlets
Welsh peppered mackerel mousse with watercress on tiny home made digestive biscuits
Smoke house cherry tomatoes with marinated feta, basil on crostini
Rich rarebit bites made with black bomber and chive
Black beef with horseradish cream on whole grain crostini
Mini spinach roulade filled with lemon scented sewen
Treowen pork and apricot balls with local honey
Creamed leek and Pant Mawr wee tarts
Welsh lamb skewers
10 canapés each @ £10.95 per head plus VAT

Sweet Canapés
Mini buttered bara brith
Snippet Welsh cakes
@ .70p each per head plus VAT

Minimum 8 guests

 

Additional cost:

  • 1 Wine waiter @ £12.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • 1 Waitress @ £10.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • Hire of crockery, cutlery and glasses @ .33p per item
  • Hire of table cloths from @ £6.00 each
  • Hire of linen napkins @ £1.00 each
  • Delivery £12 within Cardiff
  • Delivery out side Cardiff @ .40p a mile

All prices are excluding VAT

All prices are exclusive of VAT

 

Wine Tasting Canapés

This menu takes you on a food journey through a delicious meal, offering you the wealth of flavours you would experience over a dinner but our portions are bite size leaving you to really concentrate on the wines.

Starter
Abergavenny smoked salmon on a skewer with a light lemon and black pepper dressing
Mozzarella wrapped in Parma ham with sun dried tomato dressing

Main course
Welsh fillet of beef with horseradish cream
King prawns with fresh chilli, ginger and sweet soya
Duck terrine with winter root vegetables (hints of cinnamon, clove)

Dessert
Mini meringues topped with vanilla and blueberries
Little lemon tarts

Cheese
Stilton on homemade digestive biscuits with plum chutney
Taleggio on a stick with poached pears

£10 a head plus VAT

Additional cost:

  • 1 Wine waiter @ £12.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • 1 Waitress @ £10.00 per hour (working a minimum of 4 hours)
  • Hire of crockery, cutlery and glasses @ .33p per item
  • Hire of table cloths from @ £6.00 each
  • Hire of linen napkins @ £1.00 each
  • Delivery £12 within Cardiff
  • Delivery out side Cardiff @ .40p a mile

All prices are excluding VAT