By far the most fabulous way to impress guests, canapes can often be the most amazing – and most beautiful – part of an event. Small mouthfuls of miniature classic favourites, or platters of perfectly designed parcels and morsels, they are certainly the teeny tiny way to your guests’ hearts!

Canapés are also often the showcase for a really good caterer. Beetroot and Chocolate ensure that every individual canapé is a real work of art. Presentation is always absolutely key in canapé catering, as of course are the highest quality ingredients and the freshest, most seasonal, produce.

Just because the canapés are small though, doesn’t mean the job itself is! We work on a general rule of allowing six to eight canapés per person, with perhaps ten to twelve varieties, some fish, some meat, some game, some hot, some cold, some vegetarian, and so of course the numbers of perfect little parcels soon add up!  We like to offer a variety of textures and styles throughout service and will be more than happy to advise on menu choices.

And don’t forget sweet canapes too – they are such a fun party feature. Think of piles of mini brownies sprinkled with raspberry dust, mini ice cream cones with multi coloured ices, fruit garnishes or chocolate sprinkles, marvellous mini pavlovas oozing cream, or just trays of shot glasses filled with little sorbets, mousses and brulees.

A hugely sociable way of eating and experiencing fabulous food style too, the art of canape catering is certainly one worth looking in to for any and every event. Combined with champagne or prosecco, canapés make the perfect drinks reception for a business event, the perfect start to a wedding breakfast or big birthday party, and of course at great parties, they just make for a perfect few hours grazing and chatting.

The following are just a selection of the canapés we offer, and our menu grows all the time.  If there is a favourite food you would like us to miniaturise we would be delighted to help, that’s all part of the service we offer.


  • Bresaola roll with rocket and mascarpone
  • Butternut squash and roasted aubergine roll
  • Stuffed baby tomatoes
  • Burns night bite (Haggis neeps and tatties in a mouthful)
  • Sirloin, rocket and horseradish crostini
  • Mini hot dogs
  • Soba noodle spoons
  • Tomato consommé shots
  • Sun blush tomato croutes
  • Beetroot and chocolate marshmallows
  • Min scone with clotted cream and jam
  • Thai pork cakes with nuoc cham dip
  • Chasni poppadoms
  • Smoked scallop and black pudding
  • French onion soup crostini
  • Mini hamburgers
  • Thai beef and mango in a filo case
  • Toad-in-the-hole with onion gravy
  • Smoked salmon choux puffs
  • Beetroot meringues with lemon crowdie
  • Cranachan bites (oatcakes with a whisky and honey cream topped with fresh raspberry)
  • Bean croustades
  • Chicken pistachio croustades
  • Swedish ploughman’s
  • Prawns with lime and sweet chilli
  • Feta and olive muffins with onion jam
  • Mini doughnuts with a selection of glazes
  • Sticky pork salad spoons
  • Crowdie oatcakes with cranberry
  • Filo prawn tartlets
  • Smoked salmon and sour cream blinis
  • Rilette of barbeque duck
  • Gravadlax on oatcake
  • Chicken liver pate and homemade chutney crostini
  • Arancini
  • Parsnip chips
  • Mini Dunlop Scones
  • Caramelized red onion tart with caboc
  • Gorgonzola stuffed apricot, honey drizzle
  • Sticky bangers
  • Thai prawn filo baskets
  • Spiced and candied mixed nuts
  • Rhubarb sorbet with elderflower foam
  • Cranachan bites
  • Mini mojito slushies (which to be fair are less of a canapé and more of an entertaining beverage idea but hey, and think of lime and fresh mint – perfect on a summers day – and really just a splendid palate cleanser)