Finger Buffet

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Cooked From Scratch – Finger Buffet Cardiff

The following are sample menus as examples only for a finger buffet – exact content & cost will depend on seasonality & your particular requirements.  We will work with you to ensure the menu is the right one for your needs.  Dietary requirements & special requests catered for.  Examples are provided for business lunch & breakfast buffets, party buffets, small buffets, children’s parties and a larger party buffet.  Remember, these are examples only, we can provide whatever you need.

If you have a specific budget, please get in touch – we can devise a lovely menu to suit your needs and requirements.

Scroll down for examples of basic buffets, more elaborate buffets, children’s parties, for larger numbers & healthy options.  Remember, the exact content is up to you.

Erika Rawnsley, Cardiff, 80th Birthday Celebration – “We recently used Cooked From Scratch as the caterers for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday celebrations and couldn’t have been more impressed.  Claire was a delight to deal with & responded to my many questions/requests promptly and highly efficiently.  The food was gorgeous and was happily devoured & greatly appreciated by the 50 or so people present.  Highly recommended.”

Lunch Buffets

Basic Lunch Buffet – Sample Menu 1 (£4.50 per head)

  • Homemade breads with a choice of 2 fillings:
    • Outdoor bred ham & homemade mustard
    • Welsh Cheddar, homemade chutney & watercress (v)
    • Salmon & cucumber
    • Tuna & red onion
    • Marmite & walnut (v)
    • Egg & spring onion (v)
    • Corned beef & homemade chutney
  • Homemade corned beef pie or homemade cheese & tomato tart
  • Mini Welsh cakes or fresh fruit

Business Lunch Buffet – Sample Menu 2 (£6.00 per head) up to 40 people (ask for price for larger numbers)

  • Selection of sandwiches & baguettes – homemade breads with various fillings (example selection below), choice of 3 fillings:
    • Outdoor bred ham & homemade mustard
    • Roast beef & tomato
    • Welsh Cheddar, homemade chutney & watercress (v)
    • Salmon & cucumber
    • Tuna salad
    • Smoked mackerel & watercress pate
    • Outdoor bred bacon, avocado & cherry tomato
    • Free range chicken & avocado or chicken salad
    • Tomato, basil & mozzarella (v)
    • Marmite & walnut (v)
    • Corned beef & homemade chutney
  • Homemade dip & crudites (GF) (v)
  • Hand cooked crisps (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Fruit selection or fruit skewers (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Juices & water

Tea & coffee available separately

Soup & Sandwiches – Sample Menu 3 (£6.50 per head) up to 40 people (ask for price for larger numbers)

Something a little different and great for a healthy option, especially in Winter.  Chilled soups can be provided in the warmer months if needed.

  • Selection of rolls & baguettes – homemade breads with various fillings (example selection below), choice of 2 fillings:
    • Outdoor bred ham & homemade mustard
    • Roast beef & tomato
    • Welsh Cheddar, homemade chutney & watercress (v)
    • Salmon & cucumber
    • Tuna salad
    • Smoked mackerel & watercress pate
    • Outdoor bred bacon, avocado & cherry tomato
    • Free range chicken & avocado or chicken salad
    • Tomato, basil & mozzarella (v)
    • Marmite & walnut (v)
  • Homemade soups – choice of 2 from the ‘Healthy’ range of soups (excluding those containing meat) – Healthy Soups.
  • Fruit selection or fruit skewers (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Juices & water

Tea & coffee available separately

See also ‘General Finger Buffets’ below.

Party Buffets

Deluxe Party Buffet – Sample Menu 4 for numbers of 40 – 75 (£9.00 per head), numbers 75 & over (£7.50 per head)

  • Selection of homemade breads and wraps with various fillings (3 varieties)
  • Selection of homemade tarts/quiches/frittatas with various fillings (3 varieties)
  • Homemade corned beef pie or similar
  • Another homemade savoury e.g. sausage rolls, vegetarian rolls, Spanish tortilla etc.
  • Crudites & homemade dips
  • Hand cooked crisps, cherry tomatoes & nuts selection
  • Homemade cake/dessert selection (3 varieties)
  • Mini Welsh cakes

Standard Party Buffet – Sample Menu 5 for numbers of 40 – 75 (£6.50 per head), numbers 75 & over (£5.00 per head)

  • Selection of homemade breads with various fillings (3 varieties)
  • Homemade corned beef pie or cheese & tomato tart
  • Another homemade savoury e.g. sausage rolls, vegetarian rolls, Spanish tortilla, cheese & tomato tart etc.
  • Hand cooked crisps
  • Homemade cake/dessert (1 variety)
  • Mini Welsh cakes

The above is example only – we can provide whatever you need

Children’s Party Buffet – Sample Menu 6 (£6.50 per head), all cooked 100% from scratch

  • Homemade bread rolls with 2 different fillings
  • Homemade chicken nuggets made with 100% British free range chicken
  • Homemade pizza
  • Homemade party pasties
  • Homemade sausage rolls made with outdoor bred British pork sausages
  • Crisps
  • Homemade jam & cream Swiss roll or homemade butter biscuits
  • Homemade mini muffins or fresh seasonal fruit

The above is example only – we can provide whatever you need

General Finger Buffets

Finger Buffet  – Sample Menu 7 (£7.50 per head) up to 40 people (ask for price for larger numbers)

  • Selection of sandwiches & baguettes – homemade breads with various fillings (example selection below), choice of 3 fillings:
    • Outdoor bred ham & homemade mustard
    • Welsh Cheddar, homemade chutney & watercress (v)
    • Cheese & apple slaw (v)
    • Smoked mackerel & lettuce
    • Italian roast vegetable (v)
    • Italian roast vegetables & feta (v)
    • Whipped feta, cucumber & pomegranate (v)
    • Salmon & cucumber
    • Tuna salad
    • Smoked salmon & sun-dried tomato
    • Outdoor bred bacon, avocado & cherry tomato
    • Free range chicken & avocado or chicken salad
    • Tomato, basil & mozzarella (v)
    • Goat’s cheese, red pepper & sweetcorn (v)
    • Corned beef & homemade chutney
    • Vegan ‘BLT’
  • Homemade corned beef pie or Welsh cheddar & tomato tart (v) or Spanish tortilla (v) (GF)
  • Homemade sausage rolls (made with outdoor bred British sausages) or homemade cheese, potato & homemade chutney rolls (v)
  • Homemade mini Welsh cakes (v)
  • Fruit selection or fruit skewers (GF) (v) (vegan)

Tea & coffee available separately

Finger Buffet – Sample Menu 8 (£9.00 per head) up to 40 people (ask for price for larger numbers)

  • Selection of sandwiches & baguettes – homemade breads with various fillings (example selection below), choice of 3 fillings:
    • Outdoor bred ham & homemade mustard
    • Brie & grape (v)
    • Cheese & apple slaw (v)
    • Smoked mackerel & lettuce
    • Italian roast vegetable (v)
    • Italian roast vegetables & feta (v)
    • Whipped feta, cucumber & pomegranate (v)
    • Salmon & cucumber
    • Tuna salad
    • Smoked salmon & sun-dried tomato
    • Outdoor bred bacon, avocado & cherry tomato
    • Free range chicken & avocado or chicken salad
    • Tomato, basil & mozzarella (v)
    • Marmite & walnut (v)
    • Corned beef & homemade chutney
    • Vegan ‘BLT’
  • Homemade corned beef pie or Welsh cheddar & tomato tart (v) or Spanish tortilla (v) (GF)
  • Homemade sausage rolls (made with outdoor bred British sausages) or homemade cheese, potato & homemade chutney rolls (v)
  • Homemade dip & crudites (v)
  • Hand cooked crisps (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Homemade jam & cream Swiss roll (with homemade jam) (v)
  • Fruit selection or fruit skewers (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Juices & water

Tea & coffee available separately

Finger Buffet – Sample Menu 9 (£9.70 per head) up to 40 people (ask for price for larger numbers)

A minimum number of 6 people applies to this menu

  • A selection of sandwiches & baguettes – homemade bread with various fillings (example selection below), a choice of 3 fillings:
    • Scottish smoked salmon & peppered cream cheese
    • Outdoor bred ham with homemade mustard
    • Cheese & apple slaw (v)
    • Smoked mackerel & lettuce
    • Italian roast vegetable (v)
    • Italian roast vegetables & feta (v)
    • Whipped feta, cucumber & pomegranate (v)
    • Goat’s cheese, rocket & sun-dried tomato paste (v)
    • Salami, mustard & rocket
    • Dolcelatte & grapes (v)
    • Tuna (responsibly sourced), red onion & olive
    • Corned beef & homemade chutney
    • Vegan ‘BLT’
  • Spinach, Gruyere & Ham Quiche
  • Hummus & Feta Mini Tartlets (v)
  • Mixed Leaf Salad (v) or homemade dip & crudites (v)
  • Hand cooked crisps (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Fruit selection or fruit skewers (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Homemade Coffee & Walnut Cake (v)
  • Juices & Water

Tea & coffee available separately

Healthy Options Finger Buffet – Sample Menu 10 (£10.00 per head) up to 40 people (ask for price for larger numbers)

A minimum number of 6 people applies to this menu

This buffet brings in some healthier options as well as the old favourites.

  • Selection of sandwiches, wraps & baguettes – homemade breads & wraps with various fillings, or for a gluten free option we can provide egg wraps (example selection below), choice of 3 fillings:
    • Free range egg & cress (v)
    • Cheese & apple slaw (v)
    • Smoked mackerel & lettuce
    • Italian roast vegetable (v)
    • Italian roast vegetables & feta (v)
    • Peppered smoked salmon with lemon creme fraiche
    • Homemade hummus, carrot & raisin (v) (vegan)
    • Free range chicken & avocado or chicken salad
    • Tuna (responsibly sourced), red pepper, onion & cucumber
    • Marmite & walnut (v)
    • Salmon & cucumber
    • Smoked salmon & sun-dried tomato
    • Outdoor bred bacon, avocado & cherry tomato
    • Vegan ‘BLT’
  • Mini frittata selection (GF), some vegetarian
  • Lettuce cups with 2 fillings (please specify meat, fish, vegetarian or vegan) (GF)  or vegetable spring rolls with homemade dipping sauce (v) (vegan)
  • Homemade dip & crudites (v)
  • Salad option e.g. homemade coleslaw (not mayo based), healthy potato salad, sweet chilli coleslaw, 4 bean salad, roast squash & feta salad, mixed leaf salad.
  • Hand cooked potato crisps and/or vegetable crisps (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Homemade mini Welsh cakes (v)
  • Fruit selection or fruit skewers (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Juices & water

Tea & coffee available separately

Finger Buffet – Sample Menu 11 (£11.75 per head) up to 40 people (ask for price for larger numbers)

A minimum number of 6 people applies to this menu

  • Wrap selection – homemade wraps with a variety of fillings (example selection below), a choice of 3 fillings:
    • Sticky sausage & sweet chilli sauce
    • Lettuce, goat’s cheese & roasted red pepper (v)
    • Scottish smoked salmon, cream cheese & dill
    • Free range spicy chicken, creme fraiche & homemade cucumber pickle
    • Welsh cheddar, homemade mango chutney & spring onion (v)
    • Cream cheese, red pepper & sweetcorn (v)
  • Crostini – a selection of homemade crostini with a choice of toppings (example selection below):
    • Slow-roast tomato & herbs (v)
    • Parma ham & peppered cream cheese
    • Garlic mushroom (v)
  • Thai crab tartlets
  • Goat’s cheese & Mediterranean vegetable tartlets (v)
  • Sweet Chilli Coleslaw (GF) (v)
  • Homemade tortilla chips & guacamole (v)
  • Tropical Fruit Salad (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Homemade Carrot & Walnut Cake (v)
  • Juices & water

Tea & coffee available separately

Finger Buffet – Sample Menu 12 (£15.50 per head) up to 40 people (ask for price for larger numbers)

A minimum number of 10 people applies to this menu

  • Selection of sandwiches & baguettes – homemade breads with various fillings (example selection below), choice of 4 fillings:
    • Outdoor bred ham & homemade mustard
    • Stilton & cranberry (v)
    • Cheese & apple slaw (v)
    • Smoked mackerel & lettuce
    • Italian roast vegetable (v)
    • Italian roast vegetables & feta (v)
    • Whipped feta, cucumber & pomegranate (v)
    • Salmon & cucumber
    • Tuna salad
    • Smoked salmon & sun-dried tomato
    • Outdoor bred bacon, avocado & cherry tomato
    • Free range chicken & avocado or chicken salad
    • Tomato, basil & mozzarella (v)
    • Marmite & walnut (v)
    • Corned beef & homemade chutney
    • Welsh Cheddar, homemade chutney & watercress
    • Vegan ‘BLT’
  • Homemade sausage & apple rolls (made with outdoor bred British sausages) or homemade cheese, potato & homemade chutney rolls (v)
  • Mini free range chicken satay (made with free range British chicken)
  • Spicy chickpea egg (v)
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Leek & Goat’s cheese quiche (v)
  • 4-bean salad (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Hand cooked crisps (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Fruit selection or fruit skewers (GF) (v) (vegan)
  • Homemade Victoria sponge (choice of flavours) (v)
  • Mini homemade Welsh cakes (v)
  • Juices & water

Tea & coffee available separately

Organic versions of the buffets can be supplied at an extra cost – please enquire.

Other Ideas for finger buffets (and when they are in season):

Quiches/tarts –

Asparagus & Gruyere tart (v) – early summer

Asparagus & ham – early summer

Cheddar, smoked bacon & courgette – summer

Crab, saffron & parmesan – all year

Pea, feta & mint (v) – all year

Pea, goat’s cheese & mint (v) – all year

Prawn cocktail – all year

Roast sweet potato, onion & goat’s cheese puff pastry tart (v) – all year

Salmon & asparagus – early summer

Tomato, goat’s cheese & basil tartlets (v) – summer

Roll/sandwich fillings –

Curried egg (v)

Carrot & raisin (v) (vegan)

Skinny BLT 

Spinach & egg roulade (gluten free alternative to sandwiches)

Wrap fillings – 

Avocado, cucumber & feta (v)

Carrot & raisin (v) (vegan)

Chickpea smash (v)

Bombay omelette (gluten free alternative)

Lemony salmon & lettuce 

Moroccan egg, ricotta & spinach (v)

Savouries –

Bacon, corn & tomato muffins

Bacon, sundried tomato & feta rolls

Caribbean beef pasties

Cheese & garlic tear & share scones (v)

Cheese & Marmite scones (v)

Creamy asparagus puffs (v) – early summer

Curried potato pasties (v)

Feta cheese triangles

Feta & sweetcorn samosas

Lamb korma sausage rolls

Puff pastry tomato tarts (v)

Spiced potato samosas (v)

Spinach, feta & onion parcels

Spinach & date filo triangles (v)

Spinach & sweet potato samosas (v)

Spring rolls (v)

Squash, pea & feta frittatas (v)

Sweet potato, spinach & pea samosas with yoghurt (v)

Vegetable samosas (v)

Veg & cheese rolls

Dips

Artichoke, artichoke baba ganoush, avocado herb, baba ganoush, beetroot & chilli salsa, beetroot & dill dip, creamy beetroot houmous, curried cashew, Dukkah, Greek feta, green raita, guacamole,  houmous, leafy salsa verde, Moroccan pepper, pink hummus, raita, salsa verde, smoky aubergine, white bean.

Still  need inspiration?  Please see our Cold Fork Buffet menus, Afternoon Tea menus, Hot Fork buffets & Canape Buffets.