Posts Tagged ‘finger food platters’

Big Parties Not a Problem!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Planning for a big birthday party in Sydney can be a daunting task. This is especially true if you have never hosted a party as big as what you plan now. Of course, the main concern is that you don’t want to run out of food on that day, but you also don’t want to be end up keeping a lot of party leftovers. You might find yourself caught in a very confusing situation when you start to calculate the food portions you want to serve on your party.

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Good thing though that you can avoid these situations if you sit down and take time to follow these simple steps in estimating the food quantity for the party. With this, you don’t have to worry about sending you guests home with half full, half empty stomach nor your fridge suffer the leftover bulge.


1. The general rule is always to round UP the estimates.

2. Always prioritize food menus that are more popular to your guests. Go for big servings on this food selection.

3. The more food choices on the table, the smaller the portion you need on each individual menu.

4. Always assume that guests would want to taste everything that is served but in small portion. Conversely, fewer choices mean greater consumption.

5. For a sit-down party, serve more bread to cover up some hungry spots. For cocktail parties in Sydney, trick the stomach with plenty of pretzels, nuts, olives and anything that guests can nibble.

Suggested Serving per Guest

Hors D’oevres

DIY Catering

• If before a meal, 6 bites would suffice
• If IT is the meal, prepare 4 to 6 bites per hour
• This means the longer the party is and the more guests you expect, the greater the quantity of food menu you must offer.

Main Course

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• 6 ounces for meat, fish and poultry
• 1.5 ounces for grains as side dish
• 5 ounces of potatoes
• 4 ounces of vegetable
• 2 ounces of beans if served as side dish
• 4 ounces of pasta if served as main dish, 3 ounces as first course, 2 ounces for side dish
• 1 ounce for fresh green salad

Dessert

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• 5 ounces for ice cream
• 4 ounces for mousse or pudding and other creamy desserts
• 1 slice of cake, pastry or tart
• When serving 2 kinds of desserts, cut each food serving by half

Whether you want a sit-down catering, buffet or some fingerfood to munch on, you can always count on My Caterer. We serve Bankstown, Central Business District, Bondi Beach, Chatswood, Liverpool, Manly, Newton and anywhere in Sydney.

Party planning shouldn’t be stressful, it must be fun!

DIY Party Platters – Getting the Best among the Best

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Weekends are the best time to make up for the missed time with friends. While others want to dine out, some prefer to stay at home instead and hold a simple get-together. However, you don’t want to spend most of the time preparing food yet buying fast food for takeout isn’t your thing. The best solution is to cook it yourself. Grab this chance to show off your cooking and hosting skills. Nevertheless, you don’t have to exert too much effort. Fortunately, there are simple menus you can do at home that your guests would surely love – the food platters!

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Try these easy to make yet sumptuous menus for your weekend house party. You can serve two or more types of food platter depending on your budget. Rest assured, they are not as costly as you think.

• Fruit Platters

This is perhaps the easiest yet the healthiest party platter idea. Pick fresh apples, pear slices, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, pineapples and watermelon. Alternatively, you may opt for more exotic fruits like kiwi and mango for a more festive offering.

• Dipping Platters

Want to add a little spice on your menu? Then, don’t miss out the dipping platter. You can buy tortilla chips, sausages, some bread and veggies. Prepare dips with a twist like adding some mustard on it – honey mustard, champagne mustard and any kinds of mustards. What about some beer dip?

• Sandwich Platters

Want to serve something that would fill in the hungry tummy space? Then, it is sandwich platter that you need to serve. This is such an easy offering to make especially now that there are too many varieties of bread combinations you can do. This includes chicken salad with garlic bread, Italian porchetta sandwich and some vegetarian sandwiches.

Finger Food Platters

There are vast choices for finger food platters. This party meal can’t be absent in any event and even the even the best Sydney caterers do have their own finger food platters to serve. What is great about this menu is that you can have meat, veggies, seafood, cheese and anything all at once. Feel free to make your own combos as well.

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With party platters, you can serve diverse food options in small quantities. With this, you can be sure that there is always something that would suit every taste and food preference. If you want to have stress-free parties in Sydney, no matter how big or huge it is, you can always ask the expert caterers. They serve all Sydnye suburbs including Bankstown, Central Business District, Bondi Beach, Chatswood, Liverpool, Manly, Newton and many others.

Are you looking for a good caterer? for your 21st Birthday Party!

Monday, August 20th, 2012


Good food says you hosted a good party. guaranteeing your party and success as a host will be talked about for years to come. Isn’t that what you want?

21st Birthday Catering by Mr Finger Foods is totally perfect for the 21st birthday party. Mr Finger Food has been organising successful 21st birthday catering for several years and can show you how it’s done. We have experience, quality staff who deliver competent advice, prepare outstanding foods and provide excellent service. (more…)

Finger Food For Party

Monday, June 11th, 2012

To see the deal click here: Finger Food Deal of the Month 51% Saving

The deal of the month from MrFingerFood.com.au could possibly be their best one yet! Save a massive 51%!

A Chef special deal – normally $35 now only $14.95!!

So make sure you book your finger food or cocktail party today. Your package will include 12 to 15 items per guest of the following items:

  • TURKISH BREAD WITH TRIO OF DIPS
    • Warm turkish bread strips served with the following dips:
      • Spicy capsicum
      • Hommus
      • Avovado
  • BRUSCHETTA
    • Tomato, bocconici, garnished with freshly chopped basil leaves and dizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • CHEESE, DIPS & CAPANOSSI
    • Cabanossi, tasty cheese and a selection of dips
  • SPICY CHICKEN MUNCHIES
    • Tender formed chicken portions encased in a crunchy golden coating served in bite-sized portions – very tasty!
  • MINI CHICKEN DIM SIMS
    • Cocktail sized chicken pieces mixed with a variety of vegetables and wrapped in a traditional Dim Sim pastry casing.
  • AUTHENTIC THAI FISHCAKES
    • Authentic Thai fishcake created by mixing a unique combination of Thai spices in a traditional style fishcake.
  • (more…)

Cheap Finger Food All Suburbs

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Finger Food Catering – Melbourne & Sydney
www.mrfingerfood.com.auWe beat any written quote!
Cold and hot finger food perfect for cocktail parties and events
Fabulous Finger Food offers a wide selection of fingerfood catering options that will meet the requirements of any function, party or event. Our catering options include:

Cold Finger Food
Savoury Finger Food
Indian Selections
Mexican Platters
Cocktail Party Finger Food
Meatball Dishes
Canapes and more! (more…)

Party Caterers Spit Roast & Finger Food

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Your Local Caterer All States
 Your Local Caterer All The Food You Can Eat Or Your Money Back

THE BEST CATERING COMPANIES TO CHOOSE FROM

My Caterer offers free catering advise for your office or private Christmas party. We operate in Sydney, covering the entire metropolitan area out as far as the Blue Mountains as well as the south coast and central coast regions of New South Wales. To get you started on your planning we have listed several of the Sydney caterers who we have worked with and who we can highly recommend.

Take a look at their web sites (by clicking on the links below), give them a call and choose which one you want to make Your Caterer! or use our online quote tool here

All Suburbs Catering
1300 368 512
Office Caterers
1800 251 440
Finger Foods
1300 368 539
Fabulous Finger Food
1300 368 453
Mr Finger Food
1800 251 440
Budget Catering
1300 727 843
Dial A Spit Roast
1300 368 913

Cheap caterers

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Are you after cheap finger food catering? in Sydney or Melbourne
www.cheapcatering.com.au can provide for all your cheap finger food catering needs. cheap catering was established, with a passion for creating budget cuisine with exceptional service at a reasonable price, and with this in mind cheap finger food has become a large part of our catering service.
As a Sydney based cheap finger food caterer, we can design cheap finger food packages to suit your requirements, private or corporate, or design your own package from our cheap finger food selection. Our professional team are available to assist you with designing a cheap finger food menu to suit your style, taste, event and budget.
As professional cheap finger food caterers, we can help with as much or as little as you decide, tailoring packages that include not only the food, but staff and equipment hire, entertainment, décor and layout design and venue selection. Furthermore, our catering services are not limited to just cheap finger food catering, we also offer many other catering packages including, but not limited to, buffet, bbq, formal, canapés, morning and afternoon tea, sandwiches, salads, and other platters.
Cheap finger food catering is suitable for many types and styles of functions, and we can successfully cater to any size and style of event, including, but not limited to; engagement parties, office party catering, weddings, birthdays, christmas parties, corporate days, product launches, formal dinners, cocktail function, meetings, seminars and training events,

Mr Finger Food Deal of the Month – 51% Saving!

Monday, July 4th, 2011

To see the deal click here: Finger Food Deal of the Month 51% Saving

The deal of the month from MrFingerFood.com.au could possibly be their best one yet! Save a massive 51%!

A Chef special deal – normally $35 now only $14.95!!

So make sure you book your finger food or cocktail party today. Your package will include 12 to 15 items per guest of the following items:

  • TURKISH BREAD WITH TRIO OF DIPS
    • Warm turkish bread strips served with the following dips:
      • Spicy capsicum
      • Hommus
      • Avovado
  • BRUSCHETTA
    • Tomato, bocconici, garnished with freshly chopped basil leaves and dizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • CHEESE, DIPS & CAPANOSSI
    • Cabanossi, tasty cheese and a selection of dips
  • SPICY CHICKEN MUNCHIES
    • Tender formed chicken portions encased in a crunchy golden coating served in bite-sized portions – very tasty!
  • MINI CHICKEN DIM SIMS
    • Cocktail sized chicken pieces mixed with a variety of vegetables and wrapped in a traditional Dim Sim pastry casing.
  • AUTHENTIC THAI FISHCAKES
    • Authentic Thai fishcake created by mixing a unique combination of Thai spices in a traditional style fishcake.
  • PRAWN STICKS
    • 4 delicious flavours:
      • Herb & garlic
      • Crispy Thai
      • Coconut and Lime
      • Thai Sweet Chicken
  • CHEFS SPECIAL 5 VARIETIES
    • Turkey & Cranberry Bite
    • Quiche Lorraine
    • Vegetable Samosa
    • Ham, Corn & Cheddar Turnover
    • Spinach & Ricotta Puff
  • COCKTAIL QUICHES
    • Quiche Lorraine: Bacon, cheese and onion in a classic quiche mixture of eggs, cream and seasoning.
    • Spinach and Fetta Quiche: A traditional quiche mix with spinach and fetta cheese
  • ASIAN DELIGHTS
    • Vegetable spring rolls, curry puffs, vegetable samosas, water chestnut & shiitake mushrooms puffs.
  • CRISPY FISH COCKTAILS
    • White flaky fish, dipped in a delicious golden tempura batter. Oven baked.
  • MINI PIZZAS, SUPREME & VEGETARIAN
    • Ham, capsicum, cheese and tomato and/or authentic Vegetarian Pizza with a variety of vegetarian delights presented on a tasty pastry base.
  • MINI PARTY PIES / SAUSAGE ROLLS
    • 100% beef mixed with delicious flavoured gravy and encased in a light flaky pastry. Seasoned sausage rolls filled with seasoned vegetables and wrapped in a light flaky pastry.
  • INDIAN PASTRY
    • Mixed pastry platter:
      • Chicken Madras bites
      • Lentil & Veg Cocktail Samosas
      • Chicken Pesto Parcels
      • Enchilada Bites
      • Veg Curry Puffs
      • Thai Green Chicken Puffs
  • VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS
    • Flavoursome oriental styled cocktail spring rolls filled with mixed vegetables and encased in a golden crispy pastry.
  • SPICY MALAYSIAN RENDANG MEATBALLS
    • Tasty mix of lean beef and Malaysian spices which are formed into meatballs and cooked to perfection.
  • CHEF’S VEGETARIAN SELECTION
    • For a healthy alternatively, these delightful bite size portions will surely be the way to go.

Over 200 products available see their website for more selections. New gourmet range www.MrFingerFood.com.au

To see the deal click here: Finger Food Deal of the Month 51% Saving

Or Call 1800 608 186 to chat to one of their firendly staff and discuss your requirements.

Cocktail party catering service

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Cocktail party catering service
Mr Finger Food have a great amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to providing catering for all kinds of cocktail parties. Whether it be a small private party at home to a large charity event or even VIP corporate events in prestigious venues for over 500 people! Mr Finger Food has even catered for the X Factor After Party. Call them today to book your cocktail party.

  • Everything planned right to the finest detail
  • They will make a few suggestions for a venue if they know the area well
  • Supply everything including kitchen equipment, staff, drinks, glasses, serving platters and cocktail napkins
  • Provide you with choices for your menu selections checkout their site: finger food for cocktail party
  • All food is prepared using quality ingredients
  • Good staffing levels to ensure all guests are looked after properly

Like what you see? Take a look at Mr Finger food website for some great finger food options.

For great drink service see ontapbeverage.com.au

Famliy Get Together Catering

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Not seen your distant family for a while? How about planning a lovely get together. All Suburbs Catering have put together a guide of things to remember for planning your get together:

  • Define what you mean by family reunion. Decide how far into your family tree do you want to reach? What about close friends of the family?
  • Decide what kind of party to have? Would you like a spit roast or a finger food buffet. All Suburbs Catering can cater for all of your need whatever the type of event. Their friendly and experienced staff can make the right tailor-made catering for you.
    Some favourites include:
  • HOT FROM THE TURF

      • Oven Roasted Turkey Breast/Cranberry Sauce
      • Boneless Legs of Pork/Apple Sauce
      • Boneless Yearling Beef/Mustard
      • Choose from 10 Fresh Salads
      • Fresh Crusty Bread Rolls and Butter Squares.
      • A Selection of Fresh Tropical Fruits Served On Platters

    FRESH FROM THE SURF
    Chilled and decorated
    on ice platters.

      • Whole King Prawns
      • Fresh Natural Oysters
      • Fresh Blue Swimmer Crabs
      • Marinated Baby Octopus
      • Marinated Mediterranean Style Mussels

    £29.95 PER PERSON (Minimum 40 guests)

    And also:

    ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ PARTY
    “Guaranteed – All the Food you can eat!
    Ideal for Big Eaters!”

      1. Unlimited Sausages – Beef, Lamb and Mint, Herb and Garlic
      2. Unlimited Seasoned Burgers
      3. Marinated Chicken Pieces
      4. Fried Onions
      5. Choose from 10 Fresh Salads
      6. All Sauces and Condiments
      7. Unlimited Hamburger Rolls and Long Rolls

    Add Marinated Lamb or Steaks for just $4.95 per guest
    Add Fresh Seafood, Fresh Grilled Prawns and Marinated Baby Octopus for only $5.95 per guest

    Vegetarians catered for – Vege Burgers/VegeSausages add $2.00 per guest

    Burgers/VegeSausages add $3.00 per guest
    All meat presented as Hot Buffet Carvery or delivered in our Special Hot Box; Piping Hot and ready to serve yourself
    (Pricing based on minimum 50 guests)

  • Don’t forget about the drinks: On Tap Beverage offer great beverage catering packages are customised to your function’s needs and beverage is charged on consumption, that way you only pay for what you drink!
  • Determine who will take responsibility for planning the event. Can you handle making all the arrangements alone or will you need some additional help? Ask for volunteers if necessary – there is always someone in the family who wants to help.
  • Choose a location.
  • Choose a date. Make sure you give everyone a date in advance so that they can make sure they can attend.
  • Make a guest list. Invite everyone! Start with those you have complete addresses and telephone numbers. Call relatives to jog your memory about long-lost aunts and uncles.
  • Formulate a budget so that you don’t over-spend.
  • Consider reserving a block of rooms at a hotel since some of your guests may need a room for the night.
  • Make sure you make your family reunion memorable. Take plenty of photos. Create a scrapbook. Shoot a video. This way you’ll have something to remember it by.

All Suburbs Catering can help you decide exactly what you want so just visit their catering website to find out more.