“Wow, and double wow! The party went so well. Everyone loved your food. Everything was gone! Please count me in your fan club.” - Jean T
The most affordable catering menu, the drop off menu is perfect for occasions where guests graze on an hors d’oeuvre buffet. There are a variety of top selling items with broad crowd appeal like Asian pork meatballs, shrimp crostini, deviled eggs, chicken satay, and brownies. Appetizers arrive ready to eat an hour before your party starts in eco-friendly, fully compostable trays. Alternatively, food can be transferred to your own platters for serving. The drop off menu is suitable for small to large (150 maximum) private home or corporate events. Plus product launches, store openings, holiday parties, and real estate open houses.
Add-ons to the hors d’oeuvres include stationary displays and bar snacks. Staffing and rental equipment are not offered with the drop off menu; please refer to our two full-service Choice and Premium menus below. See our past drop offs for a housewarming gathering, wedding reception, yacht canapés and cocktails party, and backyard 90s party.
“Thank you for such an amazing job catering my mom’s 70th birthday. We are still talking about the delicious food. Your guidance and personality kept me stress free throughout the planning process. You are amazing at what you do.” - Alison S
The Choice Menu offers gourmet heavy appetizers that are consistent hits at cocktail parties. Many are hot options (beef sliders, pigs in a blanket, grilled cheese) and delicious bites such as avocado toast, salmon gravlax and tomato burrata tartlets. This style of service is geared to the host entertaining on a slimmer budget than the Premium Menu. With waitstaff from bartenders, chefs, servers to top industry captains who manage the front of the house, the Choice Menu service is ideal for groups of all sizes (20 guest minimum). It works incredibly well for celebratory home parties (graduations, birthday parties, baby showers) and large-scale events like wedding receptions (up to 150). Food is artistically presented on The Cocktail Party Chef's signature white square platters. Each one is styled specifically for a particular event with unique serving dishes and seasonal greenery.
Add-on options to the Choice menu hors d’oeuvres include rental equipment, beverages (non-alcoholic only), stationary displays, bar snacks, cocktails and mocktails. Also debuting this month is a kids menu (breaded chicken nuggets, mini pizzas) and vegan menu (edamame succotash, Mac and cheese, brownies). See our past Choice Menu events for a 40th birthday party, wedding, baby shower, and Christmas party.
“The food and signature cocktails were delicious and beautifully presented, the staff was engaging and helpful, and our guests were highly complimentary of you and the entire event. You truly exceeded our expectations in every respect, and helped to add a dose of fun and remove stress from the party planning process.” - John W
The Premium Menu is our most upscale full-service catering option and is tailored to the innovative host looking to plan a defining event - a big celebration! It's designed for hosts with a creative vision of a perfectly orchestrated cocktail party with beautiful subtle nuances. Thus, every possible detail is customized, from an hors d’oeuvre that coordinates with your theme to a specialty cocktail with a bar sign. Signature bites include poke tuna, braised short ribs, roast pork cubans, crispy potato puffs, and apple tarts. A walk-through of the party venue determines the overall aesthetic of the food presentation, whether the look is rustic, minimalist or splashy. No two parties are ever alike, so a "snowflake approach" for tastefully designing the trays is applied.
Add-on options to the Premium menu hors d’oeuvres include rental equipment, beverages (non-alcoholic only), stationary displays, bar snacks, cocktails and mocktails. Also debuting this month is a kids menu (breaded chicken nuggets, mini pizzas) and vegan menu (edamame succotash, Mac and cheese, brownies). See our past Premium Menu events for a holiday party, birthday cocktail party, wine tasting, and 50th anniversary party.