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Cocktail party menu.

The following can be used as a guide:

1-2 hour function: 6 pieces per person
2-3 hour function: 8-10 pieces per person
3-4 hour function: 10-12 pieces per person
NB: If your function constitutes a meal for your guests, we recommend 10-12 canapé pieces per person.

Classic Cocktail Canape (minimum 25 guests) 

This menu is a gorgeous selection of cold classic canapés, available 7 days for pick up or delivery.

Your Classic Cocktail Package

A combination of our classics

6 pieces - $12 per person
8 pieces - $16 per person

  • Our famous poached chicken & spring onion finger sandwich on multigrain
  • Pressed egg, smoked paprika, relish & mixed leaf finger sandwich (v, nf)
  • A selection of nori sushi rolls including chicken, seafood and vegetarian with soy
  • Shitake and water chestnut rice paper rolls with chilli lime dipping sauce (v, df, gf)
  • Blinis with red onion confit, crème fraiche & micro herbs (v)
  • Spiced Avocado salsa in a cucumber cup & micro herbs (v, gf, df, vegan)
  • Sliced rare beef on croute with aioli and salsa verde
  • Spanish frittata with housemade tomato relish (v)
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The Classic Cocktail (minimum 12 people) 

Choose our fully staffed event experience, or have your cocktail party catering delivered to your door if you prefer.

Your Classic Cocktail Package

NB: This menu is available Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm for hot delivery or available 7 days for staffed events (min 50 guests for staffed events)

A combination of our classic canapés

6 pieces - $12 per person
8 pieces - $16 per person

  • Our famous poached chicken & spring onion finger sandwich on multigrain
  • A selection of nori sushi rolls including chicken, seafood and vegetarian with soy
  • Italian rolled meatballs with tomato & basil sugo
  • Homemade mini sausage rolls
  • Baby spinach, cheddar and caramelised onion tartlet (v)
  • Curried Indian samosa with spiced yoghurt (v)
  • Vegetable spring rolls with sweet chilli (v)
  • Crispy skin Japanese prawn and vegetable gyoza, with ponzu dipping sauce
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Your Private Chef Signature Package (minimum 25 people) 

NOTE: Staff additional. A chef is a requirement for this menu due to the complex nature of this gourmet menu. Please choose from our platters or Classic Menu if you prefer a delivered alternative.

Your Private Chef Signature Cocktail Party Package

A selection of our finest hot and cold canapés:
6 canapés - $19.90 - Pick 3 Hot & 3 Cold (light snack)
9 canapés - $29.90 - Pick 4 Hot & 5 Cold (light meal replacement)
12 canapés - $39.90 - Pick 6 Hot & 6 Cold (full meal replacement)

Cold Canapé Selection

Vegetarian

  • Shitake and water chestnut rice paper rolls with chilli lime dipping sauce (v, df, gf)
  • Goats cheese mousse, beetroot relish & walnut brittle tart (v)
  • Blinis with red onion confit, crème fraîche & chives (v)
  • Croute with gorgonzola and spiced pear (v)
  • Tomato & watermelon gazpacho shooter (gf, v, df)
  • Spanish frittata with housemade tomato relish (v)
  • Spiced avocado salsa in a cucumber cup & micro herbs (v, gf, df, vegan)

Meat & Seafood

  • Poached chicken, chives & lemon mayonnaise sandwich fingers (gf)
  • Coconut chicken rice paper roll with chilli lime dipping sauce (gf, nf)
  • Prawn & crisp vegetable rice paper rolls with chilli & lime dipping sauce (gf)
  • Nori sushi rolls with a mix of chicken, seafood and vegetarian options soy sauce (2 per serve) (df, gf)
  • Our signature nigiri sushi selection with wasabi, ginger and soy (df, gf)
  • Vietnamese pulled chicken with pickled carrot, coriander & sriracha aioli on mini brioche roll.
  • Smoked chicken and pistachio tartlets with lemon mayonnaise.
  • Oysters topped with cucumber, mint, chilli and finger lime (gf, df)
  • Oysters topped with ponzu, pickled ginger & sesame (gf, df)
  • Bloody mary oysters shooter (gf, df)
  • Sesame seared tuna, wakame, wasabi aioli, bonito flakes on a Chinese spoon (df)
  • Rare beef tartare en croute with truffled mayo and salsa verde (df)
  • Spanish prosciutto, shaved parmigano with salsa verde en croute
  • Crab in lime, chill & herb kewpie mayo on sweet corn & jalapeño fritter
  • Peking duck pancakes with cucumber, coriander & hoisin sauce
  • Old fashioned coronation chicken on petit bagel (df)
  • Minced prawn, coriander, ground peanuts, kaffir lime leaf in a cucumber cup with nuoc cham sauce (gf, df)
  • Salmon ceviche on corn tortilla and topped with caviar (gf, df)
  • Mini charcoal slider w smoked salmon, dill & cream cheese

Hot Canapé Selection

Vegatarian

  • Spinach and ricotta filo triangle (v)
  • Mini brioche slider with falafel, roasted pepper, spinach and Dukkha hummus (v, df)
  • Orange, thyme and feta arancini (v, gf)
  • Crumbed artichoke hearts with truffle aioli (v, nf)
  • Mac & cheese croquettes (v)
  • Miso eggplant spring roll (vegan)
  • Steamed edamame wontons with ponzu sauce (v)
  • Spinach and tofu dumplings with ponzu sauce (v)
  • Red bean and fennel empanadas with a smoked tomato dipping sauce (v)

Meat & Poultry

  • Homemade mini sausage rolls with relish (nf)
  • Homemade quiche collection: quiche lorraine | smoked salmon & dill | spinach & goat’s cheese (v)
  • Our gourmet pie selection – beef burgundy | chicken & leek | Moroccan lamb | vegetable korma (v) All served with relish
  • Mini pizzetta selection of salami & olive | antipasto | feta & pesto (v)
  • Mini beef wellingtons wrapped in flaky puff pastry
  • Mini crisp chicken burger on brioche bun with chipotle mayo slaw
  • Mini charcoal slider bun with pulled beef brisket cola bbq sauce & spiced slaw.
  • Yakitori chicken skewer with kewpie (gf)
  • Thai green, coconut, lime & chilli chicken skewer with nouc cham sauce (gf)
  • Thai marinated chicken skewers with peanut satay dipping sauce (gf, df)
  • Spiced lamb kofta with cumin tzatziki (gf)
  • Slow cooked lamb ribs in Argentinean chimichurri.
  • Our spiced buffalo wings with blue cheese dipping sauce & celery sticks (gf )
  • Peking duck spring rolls with our dipping sauce (df, nf)
  • Steamed chicken and water chestnut sui mei, ponzu dipping sauce df)
  • Crispy pork belly, coriander, pear purée in Chinese spoons
  • Grilled skinless Croatian sausage in baby brioche bun with ajvar relish
  • Panko sea scallop, beef chorizo crumb, corn purée, coriander oil on a asian spoon
  • Prawn torpedo rolled in pastry with coriander & spring onion served with asian dipping sauce. (gf, df)
  • Karaage chicken – fried Japanese sake marinated chicken bits, miso aioli (gf)
  • Chilli beef empanadas with a smoked tomato dipping sauce
  • Chicken strips w honey mustard mayo

Add Bowl Food & Taco

$6.00 each – minimum 12

  • Malaysian beef curry and steamed rice in roti cup
  • Salt & pepper squid, lemon pepper chips served in a bowl with citrus aioli
  • Braised Italian chicken ragu with olives, tomato tossed with penne pasta.
  • Indian spiced sweet potato bhaji (fritters), sumac slaw & mango chutney (gf, df, vegan)
  • Asian warm chicken salad, pickled cucumber, coriander, mixed leaves, wasabi peas & nouc cham
  • Italian slowly braised meatballs with a rich house made tomato sauce & grated reggino (3)
  • Mini hoki fish burger in a brioche bun, crispy lettuce & house made tartare sauce
  • Tacos with black beans, brown rice, salsa & jalapeño (vegan, gf, v)
  • Tacos with pulled beef, shredded cheddar, jalapeños, smokey salsa
  • Tacos with panko chicken, spiced slaw, salsa and cheese
  • Falafel with middle eastern shaved cabbage salad with sumac, chilli, tahini yoghurt (v, gf)
  • Karaage chicken – fried Japanese sake marinated chicken bits, miso aioli (gf) and Vietnamese slaw
  • Bao buns filled with braised BBQ hoisin pork & Asian herbs

Add Vegan Canapés

Egg and dairy free
$16.60 per person – minimum 12

  • Curry puffs with sweet chilli (vegan)
  • Chickpea falafel with Dukkha hummus (vegan, gf)
  • Sushi with soy, ginger and wasabi (vegan, gf)
  • Shitake and water chestnut rice paper rolls with chilli lime dipping sauce (vegan, gf)
  • Roasted vegetable finger sandwich with tapenade on multigrain (vegan)
  • Miso eggplant spring roll (vegan)
  • Spiced avocado salsa in a cucumber cup & micro herbs (v, gf, df, vegan)

Dessert Canapés

To finish off you function, add our mini dessert canapés

1 piece - $3 per person
2 piece - $6 per person
3 piece - $9 per person

Our Selection - minimum 12

  • Orange and poppy seed mini cupcake (gf)
  • Dark chocolate caramel tart
  • Lemon meringue mini tartlet
  • Salted caramel mini cheesecake
  • Our Rocky Road slice
  • Red velvet mini cupcake (gf)
  • Triple chocolate mini brownies
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Staff or delivery?

A chef and waitress for the evening means you can sit back and relax while they worry about ensuring your food is assembled perfectly, served hot and presented beautifully. Our staff will serve both food and beverages and take care of all the washing and cleaning up.

Ask our office about the minimum dollar value that applies before you can hire staff. Please note that the Signature menu does require a chef.

The Classic menu can be delivered - cold and ready for you to reheat yourself – with all items prepped for when you are ready or Hot and ready to serve right away. Please note delivery fee applies and is based on your location.

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