Above all, canapés should be packed with flavour. Standing Room Only Catering’s canapés are delicious bites for all tastes, delightful twists on some of our most favourite classics. The best canapés combine several complementary taste and texture dimensions, such as salty, spicy or sweet – think pork belly, crackle and Asian jus.
We eat first with our eyes, so canapés must look exquisite. They should be interesting in colour, and include edible flowers, micro-herbs or other garnishes for visual interest. They should be presented neatly on an attractive slate, tray or other.
So as not to interrupt the flow of conversation and drinks, most canapés should be easy to hold and to eat with one bite.
You can taste the difference when canapés are freshly made on the day, and do not use factory-made products. Ingredients should be seasonal and responsibly sourced. At Standing Room Only Catering we use free range and seasonal products and make components from scratch wherever possible.
Think about your guests and decide on the main ingredient choices. If you have a good mix of guests then opt for a mix of vegetarian, meat and fish canapés. Don’t forget about your guests with allergies and dislikes too. We like canapé ‘flight’ menus, giving a journey from ‘starter’ canapés through to canapé versions of main courses.
If you follow these golden rules, your canapé party or reception will be a night to remember. If you are planning an event, Andrew would be happy to talk through the options, Check out the selection of menus to suit your food choices and budget.