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Top 10 Catering Finger Foods

Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Taylor Studebaker
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Top 10 Catering Finger Foods

 

Finger foods are usually the most popular party foods because they’re delicious and convenient! But why limit your menu based on appetizers you know how to make? Catering is a great option for saving portioned appetizers and saving time. For these reasons, about 60% of companies look to caterers to provide food for their events. Catering also makes it easier for the host to focus on entertaining rather than cooking and serving. Whether you choose American, Mexican, Thai or anything in between, your guests will be excited by the spread of delicious finger foods on the menu.  With 70,000 eating and drinking locations in California alone, there are many options to choose from, but we’ve put together the perfect menu for your next event!

 

1. Avocado Egg Rolls

 

 

These are a fun twist on the traditional Chinese egg rolls with a touch of creamy freshness. Avocado has become increasingly more popular not only because they’re so delicious, but they’re loaded with potassium, fiber and Vitamin C – it’s no question why this green fruit is known as a “superfood.”

 

2. Teriyaki Meatballs

 

 

These fun size meatballs are sure to satisfy that savory tooth! Try a Moroccan twist on meatballs which are served in tomatoes and stuffed with eggs or a Turkish meatball made with ground lamb instead of beef.

 

3. Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

 

 

These are classic finger foods bursting with the flavors of onion and rosemary! Meat and potatoes are always a favorite and sure to fill up your guests. For a healthier variation. You can request turkey bacon from your caterer instead of traditional pork.

 

4. Fried Mozzarella Balls

 

 

Ask your caterer to prepare them extra crispy and add some lemon zest and basil for a more authentic Italian taste! Try pairing these cheesy delights with a side of garlic aioli or creamy marinara sauce.

 

5. Crab Cakes

 

 

Mini but delightful and full of fresh, juicy crab, crab cakes are sure to draw some attention from all the seafood lovers out there. You can make them stand out even more by adding some simple garnish and bringing some color to the plate.

 

6. Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

 

 

These mushrooms combine savory flavors and more cheesy goodness! The zest from the onion powder and cayenne pepper will make more a mouthwatering flavor!  Consider adding meat to these mushrooms to create a more filling option.

 

7. Shrimp Cocktail with Gourmet Dipping Sauce

 

 

The original shrimp cocktail can often be seen as boring and definitely expected. A fiery Mexican flavor is a great way to change up this dish for the better.  A shrimp cocktail with hot pepper sauce, chilies and fresh lime juice will put a Hispanic flare on this traditional menu item.

 

8. Empanadas

 

 

Surrounded by warm, flaky crust, these Cuban delights will bring a different flavor to the mix. Stuffed with chorizo and combined with some fresh garlic, bell peppers, and white wine - these doughy appetizers will draw a lot of attention.

 

9. Bruschetta

 

 

This is a light and crispy appetizer bursting with flavor. This is a classic appetizer, but a delicious one! Spice it up with some vinaigrette and ripe Roma tomatoes.  This Italian creation is defined by the type of cheese used to top it off, whether it be goat cheese, mozzarella or parmesan. Consider adding a mango chutney to create a sweeter taste.

 

10. Pork Dumplings

 

 

A great Chinese inspired appetizer. Make it easier for your guests by adding toothpicks for easy pick up and a variety of dipping sauces to bring out the appetizing flavor of the pork. This dish will be unexpected and will bring excitement to the table. 

 

Is your mouth watering yet? Don’t be afraid to try a new dish or think outside the box! Guests will be excited to try new foods and flavors. Chips and dip are out - unique and flavorful creations are the new in. Guests will be waiting for your next event just to get a taste of your amazing finger foods!


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