Appetizer Catering

Advice for planning your appetizer function

Consider serving appetizers as a casual alternative to a meal.  Set up a “food action” station such as potato latkes cooked on site.  Include some easy dishes such as a sliced beef tenderloin served with two sauces (chimicurri and an herbed mustard/mayo).  Consider drink choices.  Perhaps a chilled sangria or a tub filled with ice and artisanal beers?  And don’t forget some non-alcoholic beverages.

PLEASE CALL FOR OUR ADVICE AND A CUSTOM QUOTE 667-2202

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • napkins – about 4 per person per hour or 2 if guests are using small plates.  We supply napkins with most appetizer orders.
  • glasses – enough so that guests can trade a used one for a clean one at least once (or perhaps more)
  • cutlery – 2 forks per person if you are serving items which require forks
WHAT TO SERVE
  • on average, guests will consume about 5 hors d’oeuvres per person per hour for the first 2 hours and 3 per person each additional hour
  • if the party is followed by a meal, then fewer appetizers per hour will be required
  • try to have variety (including some vegetarian options if necessary)
  • if you are serving alcohol try to serve food early so guests aren’t drinking on an empty stomach
  • spread the food through the room to provide for good traffic flow
  • Should you require service for your event please discuss it with our catering manager. We require 2 weeks notice for this. The catering manager can be reached at 667-2202 Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.
  • We offer a delivery service. For delivery charges and policies please see the “Deliveries & Service” tab.
  • In order to construct a menu and quote we either need to know what you would like to serve or have some indication of your budget.  We also need a date and times for your event, where it will be held and whether or not you will require delivery.

The Claims Appetizer Menu

Platters

Fine Cheese Assortment
A variety of cheeses to suite your taste and budget. Garnished with fruit and served with bread or crackers.
~please request a quote

Assorted Meats
A selection of deli meats and/or sausages pieces. Garnished with olives or pickled items. Served with mustard and fresh bread.
~please request a quote

Raw & Roasted Vegetable Tray
An update of the traditional veggie platter. We lightly steam broccoli & beans, roast yams and potatoes but leave most in their natural state. Served with our housemade roasted garlic dip.
~please request a quote

Antipasto platter
We will select an interesting and elegant combination of the following Mediterranean delicacies: grilled eggplant, fennel & peppers, roasted garlic, Greek mushrooms and artichoke hearts, pepperoncinos, pickled asparagus, melons & proscuito, marinated cheese, green olives, basil tapenade, salami & sausage bites.
large – $150 – serves approximately 50
small – $75 – serves approximately 25

Foccacia Deluxe- 10″ round

Our housemade savory foccacia, drizzled with olive oil and baked with your choice of flavorful toppings.

  • pesto chicken, roasted bell peppers & asiago
  • garlicky sauteed mushrooms & caramelized onion
  • applewood smoked bacon, spinach, caramelized onion & mozzarella
  • curried zucchini, eggplant & scallion

$35 – cut into 12

Pastries & Vegetable Appetizers Etc. – minimum orders may apply

Phyllo Triangles
These little pies are savoury, crisp and hold well during a prolonged event. Bite-sized, they are handy at cocktail parties and after-work functions.
-spanokopita (Greek spinach & feta)
-moroccan chicken
-Asian veggie with soy ginger dipping sauce
$30 per dozen – minimum order may apply

Crostinis
We lightly toast our fresh sunflower baguette, cover it with a tasty spread and top it with delectable treats. Each looks swank & yummy.
-balsamic grilled sweet peppers on a basil pesto cheese spread
-beef tenderloin with spinach, blue cheese spread & horseradish creme fraiche
$30 per dozen for pepper $32 per dozen for beef – minimum order may apply

Mini Quiches – 2″Choose from the following:
leek & creamy feta cheese (almost a chevre)
black forest ham, caramelized onion & monterey jack cheese
mixed sweet peppers & asiago
$30 per dozen – minimum order may apply

Stuffed Eggs
Hard cooked eggs “devilled” just like our moms did….or not

Choose from the following 4 flavours:

  • traditional – mayonnaise, diced veggies & dill
  • curried – East Indian curry with a hint of sweetness
  • anchovy & olive
  • smoked salmon

$30 per dozen -$32 for smoked salmon- minimum order per type may apply

Cabbage & Carrot Panfried Dumplings with Gingered Soy
A savory bundle of minced cabbage & carrot gently flavored with ginger & garlic. Served with a gingered soy sauce. Delicious warm or at room temperature.
$32 per dozen – minimum order of 2 dozen

Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola tarts
The sweetness of the onions marries perfectly with the blue cheese to creat a rich, creamy and balanced flavour. All on a beautiful puff pastry crust.
$30 per dozen – minimum order applies

Layered Bean Dip
Housemade refried black beans, avocado, spiced sour cream & cheeses with cilantro, black olives & green onion are layered then baked until bubbly. Served warm or room temperature with tortilla chips.
$45/9″ round with tortilla chips

Jalapeno Poppers
Fresh jalapenos stuffed with a seasoned mix of cheeses & green onion, wrapped in bacon, and baked to crispy perfection.  Delicious either hot or at room temperature.
$34/dozen

Meats & Seafood

Teriyaki style Salmon
Presented on a platter with bread & Swedish dilled mustard sauce
$25/pound

Chicken charmoula skewers
Chicken marinated in Middle Eastern curry spices, skewered and baked just until done. Served with a cucumber yogourt sauce. These offer you and your guests a light meat option.
$34 per dozen – minimum order 2 dozen may apply

Thai style fishcakes with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
These are handmade from Atlin whitefish and prawns with Thai flavourings.  Delicious. Served with a Thai style sweet chili sauce.
$34 per dozen – minimum order of 2 dozen

Thai Chicken Curried Satays
Chicken marinated in a Thai curry, skewered then roasted. Finished with a lovely peanut sauce.
$34/dozen – minimum order may apply

Bison Puff Pastry Bites
A delicious mix of ground bison & caramelized onion wrapped in buttery flaky puff pastry & served with a cranberry honey dijon sauce.
$30 per dozen – minimum order of 2 dozen

Moroccan Kefta Meatballs (Beef, Bison or Elk)
Seasoned with onion, garlic & fresh thyme then served with our housemade dipping sauce. Best served hot.
$34 per dozen/beef $36 per dozen/bison $38/dozen/elk – minimum order 2 dozen

Ginger Lime Prawns
Poached lightly and marinated in a lovely, zesty ginger lime sauce.
$38 per pound – minimum order 3 pounds

Sausage rolls
Savory and wrapped in a light puff pastry. Served with our own honey mustard dip.
66 bite-sized pieces for $36

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Spirals
Smoked salmon, dill, capers & lemon rolled into an attractive & tasty spiral. Easy to eat and nice to look at.
$34 per dozen – minimum order may apply

Sausage stuffed Mushrooms
Large mushroom caps stuffed with the flavours of Italy.  The mushrooms are tossed in olive oil and marsala wine then stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, mascarpone & parmesan cheeses, garlic and herbs.  A quality take on an old favourite.
$32/dozen – minimum order may apply

Bison or Elk Sliders
Small patties of elk or bison on a housemade brioche roll with roasted garlic mayo and wild cranberry chutney.
$42 per dozen/bison $46 per dozen /elk – minimum order may apply
These require special attention. Please ask for serving instructions.

Arctic Charr Sliders
Small patties of locally farmed charr on our housemade brioche roll with herbed aioli & pickled red onions.
$46/dozen – minimum order may apply
These require special attention. Please ask for serving instructions.

Asian Chicken Wings
Moist and flavourful but hold the hot spice! Our tasty version of an old standard.
$15/pound

And More…

Cedar Planked Brie
A 400 gram (just under 1 lb) round of brie topped with roasted garlic and cranberry chutney. We BBQ it on a cedar plank which imparts a smoky flavour. Served with bread fresh from our bakery.
$45

Italian Deli Style Brie
450 gm. (1 lb) round of brie topped with roasted garlic, fresh arugula, basil, pine nuts, fresh tomatoes & capers and baked just until cheese begins to melt. (can be reheated in microwave). Divine to eat and beautiful to look at. Served with fresh baguette from our bakery
$60

Dips & Spreads

Roasted Pepita Dip
The full bodied flavour of roasted pumpkin seeds mixed with tomatoes & spices. A Claim classic. Served with fresh bread.
$40 per order (400 grams)

Hummous
It’s an old favourite for a reason! Garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini and olive oil make for a most pleasing taste sensation. Served with fresh bread.
$30 per order (400 grams)

Artichoke Asiago Dip
This dip is served warm and fills the room with its fragrance. We serve it with fresh bread or corn chips or a combination of both.
$40/500 gms.

Sundried Tomato or Pesto Pate
Cream cheese pates flavoured liberally with either sundried tomato or basil pesto and whipped to lighten. Served with fresh bread.
$40 per order (400 grams)

Sesame Almond Miso Spread
A full flavoured vegan dip. You won’t be able to stop eating this! We serve it with a variety of crackers for spreading.
$45 per order (400 grams)

Sweets Platters

$2.95-$5.25 per piece – cookies, squares & chocolates – designed to order

Chocolate Fountains $50/day

We also supply fountain chocolate @ $12.50/pound
& we make raspberry marshmallows, cakes & biscotti suitable which are suitable for dipping

Our prices are subject to change without notice.