Special Event Appetizer Catering

Our Special Event Appetizer Catering Menu

Special event appetizer catering can be offered before a large meal, or, an entire catered meal can be created using just appetizers. Add some party trays like fruit, fruit and cheese trays, vegetable trays, or some dips and chips, and you’ll have a wonderful party menu. Either way you wish to offer these, we’ve got the perfect appetizer menu for you.
How many appetizers should you offer? 

We’ve organized our appetizer menu by:
Chicken
Beef
Pork
Vegetarian
Seafood
Carving Stations
Appetizer Stations

Chicken Appetizers

Hot

Red Wine Chicken En Croute
Red wine marinated chicken breast topped with bacon and caramelized onion en croute

Bourbon Chicken En Croute
Puff pastry bite with bourbon, green onion and soy marinated chicken breast and Boursin cheese

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
Chicken, cheddar cheese peppers and onions served with salsa and sour cream, 24 pieces per serving

Asian Chicken Satay
Skewers of grilled Asian-style marinated chicken breast tenders served with plum sauce

Parmesan Crusted or Herb Crusted Chicken Medallions
Herb or parmesan crusted baked chicken breast medallions served with marinara sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Jalapeno
Chicken breast tenders and fresh jalapeno pepper strips all wrapped up with bacon

Buffalo Chicken Bites
Mini buffalo chicken bites filled with blue cheese and celery

Pesto Chicken Tenders
Grilled chicken strip in creamy pesto sauce

Chicken Sliders
Mini seasoned breaded chicken breast medallions served with Swiss and cheddar cheese, ketchup, mayo, and spicy mustard. 24 per serving

Chicken Street Tacos
Mexico City style street taco with grilled chicken, flour tortillas, sour cream, fire roasted salsa, shredded cheddar, and fresh cilantro

Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls
Egg rolls filled with chicken and mild southwestern spices

Chicken Empanadas
Pastry pocket filled with spicy chicken and vegetables

Three Cheese Chicken Jalapeno Bites
Cheddar, Swiss and American cheeses with chicken and diced jalapeno peppers

Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu
Breaded chicken breast bites with ham and Swiss

Chicken Wings
 BBQ, Ranch, garlic parmesan or lemon pepper

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Beef Appetizers

Hot

Tenderloin Teasers
Beef tenderloin medallion on top of a mashed potato pearl served on individual tasting spoons

Asian Cocktail Meatballs
Asian inspired cocktail meatballs with a tangy soy plum dipping sauce

Beef Empanadas
Pocket pastry filled with seasoned beef, pimento and bell peppers served with salsa and sour cream

Bacon Blue Cheese Meatballs
Ground veal, pork and sirloin, blue cheese wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon

Beef Satay
Succulent strips of skewered grilled teriyaki beef

Cocktail Meatballs
Charbroiled meatballs in your choice of zesty BBQ sauce, savory brown gravy or marinara sauce

Beef Fajita Quesadillas
Strips of fajita beef, cheddar cheese, peppers and onions served with salsa and sour cream, 24 pieces per serving

Mexican Meatballs
All beef meatballs combined with cheddar cheese, smothered in enchilada sauce

Mini Meatloaf Bites
Moms favorite meatloaf topped with a seasoned mashed potato rosette

Mini Beef Steak Sliders
Mini beef steak sliders, rolls and Swiss and cheddar cheese complete with mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard. 24 pieces per serving.

Meatball Sliders
Meatballs smothered in house made marinara sauce, provolone cheese served with mini white sub rolls

Beef and Blue Cheese Wellington
Beef tenderloin with blue cheese wrapped up in puff pastry

Brisket Street Tacos
Shredded smoked beef brisket, flour tortillas, sour cream, fire roasted salsa, shredded cheddar, and fresh cilantro

Cherrywood Smoked Brisket Sliders
Roasted, cherry wood smoked brisket, caramelized red onion and smoked cherry BBQ sauce blended on a mini onion roll

Braised Short Rib Mini Pot Pie
Mini pot pie filled with slow roasted beef short ribs with soy sauce, hoisin, ginger and Sriracha

Cocktail Franks in Blanket
Beef frank surrounded by tender layers of puff pastry

Cold

Beef Tenderloin Crostini Station
Garlic toast slices topped with sliced lean beef tenderloin and house made flavored cream cheese

Blue Cheese Steak Bites
Sliced grilled beef tenderloin and sautéed onions top a creamed blue cheese spread on party toast

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Pork Appetizers

Hot

Cuban Sandwich Bites
Grilled flat bread filled with ham, Swiss cheese and mustard

Bacon Cheddar New Potatoes
Potato shells stuffed with cheese, bacon and chives

Bacon Blue Cheese Meatballs
Veal, pork and sirloin, blue cheese, sage and cinnamon wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon

Applewood Bacon Onion Turnover
Sautéed Vidalia onion and Applewood bacon in a puff pastry turnover

Sausage Boudin Balls
Louisiana style sausage and rice meatballs

Turkey & Chorizo Slider
Ground turkey breast, chorizo, poblano pepper, white cheddar cheese and red pepper on onion rolls

Cold

Antipasto Skewers
Balsamic roasted mushroom, pepperoncini, fresh  mozzarella, and prosciutto

Almond Bacon and Swiss Crostini
Toasted almonds, crumbled bacon and Swiss cheese on party toasts

Chevre Bacon Tart
Chevre with crumbled bacon, onion and garlic garnished with an oven dried cherry tomato

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Vegetarian Appetizers

Hot

Herb Stuffed New Potatoes
Potato shells stuffed with sour cream and chives

Vegetable Spring Rolls
Chopped cabbage, celery, mushrooms, carrots and water chestnuts in a spring roll wrapper

Wild Mushroom Tarts
Portabella, shitake and oyster mushrooms, Swiss cheese, red peppers, herbs and spices

French Onion Quiche Tarts
Caramelized red and yellow onions, Swiss and Gruyere cheese, and a dash of Calvados Apple Brandy

Veggie Street Tacos
Mexico City style street taco with lightly sautéed veggies, cheddar cheese and soft flour tortillas served with fire roasted salsa and sour cream

Veggie Empanadas
Seasoned vegetables in puff pastry turnover

Cocktail Quiche Assortment
An assortment of garden vegetable, broccoli and cheese and three cheese bite size quiche

Cold

Spanakopita
Phyllo triangles filled with seasoned spinach and feta cheese

Salsa Station
Our trio of assorted fresh salsas:
Zucchini Feta Bruschetta served with garlic party toast
Mango Pineapple Salsa served with cinnamon flatbread strips
Spicy Cucumber Salsa served with garlic flatbread strips

Cranberry Brie Tarts
Rich buttery brie cheese topped with whole cranberry and chopped pecans

Greek Style Pizza
Fresh mushrooms, tomatoes and onions layered with olives, mozzarella and feta cheese, 24 pieces per serving

Caprese Skewers
Marinated mozzarella and cherry tomatoes with fresh basil

Party Potato Pancakes with Apple Butter
Mini potato pancakes with sweet apple butter

Rustic Tomato Tart
Fresh tomatoes, Parmesan and feta cheeses baked on a phyllo crust, 24 pieces per serving

Pepperjack Tarts
Our spicy cheese blend baked in a phyllo shell

Pesto Cheese Tarts
Fresh tomato, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and pesto baked into a bite size phyllo tart

Rustic Asparagus Cheese Pizza
Fresh asparagus and provolone cheese baked on a puff pastry crust seasoned with a hint of lemon, 24 pieces per serving

Mediterranean Antipasto Skewers
Mozzarella cheese, artichokes, sundried tomatoes and Kalamata olives

Sun Dried Tomato Crostini
Marinated sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese on toasted garlic rounds

Savory Mushroom Pockets
Puff pastry pockets stuffed with a savory filling of mushrooms and Swiss cheese

Cheeseball Pops
Cheddar & cream cheese balls rolled in nuts, served on a pretzel stick

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Seafood Appetizers

Hot

Crab Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Portobello mushroom caps stuffed with panko crusted crab cakes

Crab Cakes
Aspen’s own hand breaded appetizer cocktail cakes with lump crab meat and spiced mayonnaise

Salmon Oscar
Atlantic salmon topped with crabmeat, spinach and béarnaise sauce wrapped in puff pastry

Mini Shrimp Tacos
Succulent shrimp in spicy adobo sauce topped with fresh pineapple a mini flour taco shell

Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Sweet seasoned scallop wrapped in bacon

Chilean Sea Bass en Croute
Fresh Chilean sea bass marinated in a miso and sake glaze and topped with shitake mushrooms duxelle

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers
Shrimp and fresh jalapeno slices wrapped in bacon with mint ginger sauce

Lobster Mac and Cheese
Lobster and 5 cheese macaroni made with Havarti, mascarpone, fontina, mozzarella and sharp white cheddar

Jalapeno Chili Crab Cakes
Blue crab lump meat, fresh jalapenos and roasted hatch chilies

Shrimp and Cheddar Grit Cakes
Georgia wild shrimp, bacon, roasted poblano peppers, cheddar cheese and buttered grits

Shrimp Cakes
Tender shrimp, celery, bell pepper, and onion cake served with our chipotle mayonnaise

Cold

Tequila Lime Shrimp
Marinated shrimp served with creamy tequila lime sauce

Smoked Salmon Crostini
Sliced smoked salmon with a lemon dill cream cheese on toasted bread slices

Deviled Eggs with Crab
Adding crab to our traditional deviled egg makes these party perfect

Salmon Potato Cakes
Seasoned potato cakes with dill cream cheese and sliced smoked salmon

Shrimp Cocktail
Traditional shrimp cocktail served with cocktail sauce

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Carving Stations

Treat your guests to the best with one our carving stations complete with party breads, relishes and sauces. Serve as an appetizer station or entrée.
Requires a professional carver.

Beef Tenderloin
Served with peppercorn and horseradish sauces

Oven Roasted Turkey
Includes whole cranberry and orange cranberry sauce

Prime Rib of Beef
Includes warm au jus and horseradish sauce

Honey Glazed Ham
Complete with spicy mayonnaise and Dijon mustard

Herb Roasted Pork Loin
Served with spicy mayonnaise and Dijon mustard

Texas Smoked Beef Brisket
Served with smoky BBQ sauce

Spiced Apple Pork Loin
Slow roasted pork loin with spiced apple butter

Custom Quoted

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Mashed Potato Bars And Mac and Cheese Stations

Mashed Potato Bar
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes served with cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, butter and chives

Supreme Mashed Potato Bar
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and garlic mashed potatoes served with sour cream, bacon bits, butter, chives, and grated cheddar and Parmesan cheeses

Macaroni & Cheese Station
An old fashioned favorite with macaroni and cheese, diced ham, bacon, grated Parmesan and shredded cheddar cheeses

Salsa Station
Our trio of assorted fresh salsas:
Zucchini Feta Bruschetta served with garlic party toast
Mango Pineapple Salsa served with cinnamon flatbread strips
Spicy Cucumber Salsa served with garlic flatbread strips

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