CASUAL MEALS & SUPPERS
Sometimes, an event calls for a more relaxed, casual form of feeding your guests and what I have listed below can all be eaten ‘on the hoof’, so you don’t need to worry about having enough seating and tables for everyone.
Most of the dishes are served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon, (or wrapped in a napkin for the butties) making it easy to eat whilst stood. This works particularly well for your evening guests after the wedding breakfast or a casual kitchen supper and drinks party at home……..you get the gist!
Many of these dishes can be serve with new potatoes, mash or rice. And keeping the theme casual, petit pois pea’s also go well with most dishes too.
THAI PRAWN CURRY
MEDLEY OF FISH PIE
PRAWN / CHICKEN JAMBALAYA
BUTTERNUT & CHICKPEA STEW
LENTIL COTTAGE PIE
POTATO & CAULIFLOWER CURRY
CHILLI CON CARNE
BEEF IN RED WINE / BEER
ITALIAN STYLE MEATBALLS
SPANISH CHICKEN WITH CHORIZO
MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN WITH OLIVES
MOROCCAN CHICKEN TAGINE
CHICKEN & CIDER CASSEROLE
HOT TURKEY / PORK / BEEF SANDWICHES
HOT BACON / SAUSAGE BUTTIES
HOT INDIVIDUAL CIABATTA PIZZAS
COLD MOUNTAIN OF FILLED BAPS
YORKSHIRE FARMER’S BOARD
I call it a ‘Yorkshire Farmers Board’, yet it has no fixed format or ingredients list. It can be made up of anything that you love to graze on; whether it be pork pies (made to order in town by our local butchers), home-made sausage rolls, scotch eggs, pates, chunks of bread, slabs of cheese, bowls of relish and pickles…..it really is a personal selection of your favourite things to graze on, best served with a drink or two!
Cheese is so versatile, it can be a stand alone snack/meal at any drinks party or the perfect evening food for your wedding guests…..we can make it quite simple with just a few cheeses or we can serve a wide range for most tastes. Why not make a dramatic centre piece and display as a Cheese Tower (you ideally need 100+ guests for this due to the volume of cheese required). A cheese tower always has the ‘wow’ factor!
Extremely professional and absolutely brilliant job!
"Alistair and I would like to thank you very much for all your wonderful work on Saturday evening. Your helpers were brilliant and the food was absolutely delicious. We were especially pleased with how the chicken dish tasted, the crispy topping along with the sauces were perfect, and I think with the crust it kept the chicken particularly moist. The starter and pudding again were excellent."
Oh my God it was very nice indeed!!
"We just wanted to say a very big thank you for providing us with such a wonderful finger buffet and evening food. Everyone who came to the party said how gorgeous it all was. Literally all the choices were lovely, but for us our absolute favourite was the beef lasagna."
We could have eaten them again!
"We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful meal last night. The starter was the perfect appetiser for the main course. A lovely combination of toppings for the Blinis! The Lamb was so tender and absolutely delicious, and the Dauphinoise with greens was a superb accompaniment. Finally, the delectable desserts were luscious. We could have eaten them again."
I need an excuse to organise another event so we can enjoy your cuisine!
"From our first communication to the last cheese cracker your service totally exceeded my expectations. Your team were incredibly efficient, approachable and charming a lot of my guests commented on that along with the superb food. I truly was blown away, I knew I would be, every fine detail was just perfect in every way."
Contact Lisa Anderson
Please contact me if you have any questions, or wish to arrange a meeting to discuss your catering requirements.
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