Heavy appetizers are an easy way to have a party where all the food is displayed on a buffet. Your guests can mingle, eat and drink all night long. Have a variety of items so everyone will be able to find something to their liking.

Events a la Carte will supply the appetizers for your Chicago event and create a menu just for you. The sample menus are just to help you see what the price point for your event might be. Our suggestion is to print out the appetizer menus and highlight the items that interest you. We will then put a custom menu together based on your choices.

Call (773) 275-4018 or email us for more information and pricing details on catering your next Chicago event.

Appetizer Menu 1

  • Whole Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce
  • Grilled Vegetable Display
  • Fresh Fruit Display
  • Imported Cheese & Display
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Sesame Chicken Skewers


Appetizer Menu 2

  • Mini Deli Sandwiches with Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo
  • Fresh Vegetable Display with Cucumber Dip
  • Baked Brie with Crackers
  • Fresh Fruit Display
  • Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
  • Teriyaki Chicken Skewers


Appetizer Menu 3

  • Focaccia Sandwiches
  • Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
  • Fresh Vegetable Display with Spinach or Cucumber Dill Dip
  • Domestic Cheese & Cracker Display
  • Salmon Teriyaki Skewers
  • Fresh Fruit Display


Chicago Appetizer Catering Fine Print: Appetizer menu prices are based on 30 guests. Price includes tax and delivery to a City of Chicago location. Price does not include use of equipment.Food can be served on disposable black trays, in baskets and/or chafing dishes. Equipment rentals will apply. Canceling a catering order will incur a fee. Do not limit yourself to these appetizer menus, as they are only suggestions. We are happy to customize an appetizer catering menu based on your unique needs.

Appetizer Catering Menu Options

  • Melon Wrapped in Prosciutto
  • Mini Hot Dogs in a Blanket
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Grilled Chicken Breast on Mini Croissants
  • Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce or Sour Cream
  • Mushroom Caps stuffed with Blue Cheese or Crab & Parmesan
  • Rumaki with Chicken Livers or Scallops
  • Vegetarian or Salmon Spring Rolls
  • Cherry Tomato Stuffed with Salmon Mousse
  • Pea Pods Stuffed with Boursin Cheese
  • Roquefort Cheese Wrapped Grapes
  • Mini Pizza Puffs: Meat, Mushroom or Vegetable
  • Mini Quiche: Vegetable, Spinach or Seafood
  • Hot Artichoke Dip with Crackers
  • Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
  • Spinach or Wild Mushroom Phyllo Triangles
  • Beef Tenderloin on Mini Croissants
  • Chopped Liver with Cocktail Rye
  • Meatballs: Swedish, Sweet & Sour, Sherried or BBQ
  • Mini Egg Rolls: Vegetable, Chicken or Beef
  • Mini Croissants with Deli Meats & Cheeses
  • Fresh Fruit Kabobs
  • Tomato, Mango or Pineapple Salsa & Guacamole with Chips
  • Artichoke or Shrimp Puffs
  • Stuffed Grape Leaves
  • Falafel with Pita & Tahini
  • Mini Mid-Eastern Pies: Beef or Spinach & Feta
  • Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce
  • Chicken Drummettes: Teriyaki, Cajun, Garlic-Lime or BBQ
  • Sushi
  • Antipasto Skewers
  • Caprese Skewers

Chicken Skewer Choices:

  • Herb Roasted
  • French
  • Italian or Greek
  • Cajun
  • Honey Lemon
  • Parmesan
  • BBQ
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Champagne Sesame
  • Satay
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Teriyaki
  • Lemon

Focaccia Sandwich Choices:

  • Roasted Red Pepper & Provolone
  • Grilled Vegetable
  • Ham & Cheese
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Turkey & Cheese
  • Grilled Portobello Mushroom

Baked Brie Fillings:

  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Pesto
  • Brown Sugar & Pecans
  • Cranberries & Walnuts