Navigating Your event catering options.
At All in Hand, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive range of menus and catering options, suiting just about every taste and all manner of events. But we understand how this might feel a little overwhelming when it comes to planning your upcoming party or reception.
If you're uncertain about which canapes catering option is most suited to your needs, then this is guide is for you.
Which canapes catering option should I choose?
This depends on a number of factors, including your budget and whether you have kitchen facilities at your venue, as well as of course the character and style of your event. How you want your event catering to look and feel for your guests is a major consideration here.
For a private party after work, or a casual gathering of friends, a delivery-only service may be the best option. You can supply your own drinks to enjoy with your choice of cold canapes delivered straight to the office.
This is the quick and easy option, so it's ideal for convenience. Your canapes are wrapped, delivered, and ready to serve right away—however you choose.
Cold canapes, chef and staff
On the other hand, for a more formal corporate event with guests like chief executives and stakeholders, cold canapes with drinks and professional butlers is often the way to go. With this option, not only will you get your delivery to the venue but our experienced staff will circulate with trays of canapes on your behalf. They'll also serve drinks and ensure that guests' glasses are kept topped up throughout your event.
This is an excellent way to make sure all your guests enjoy the event, while also leaving you free to mingle.
Hot and cold canapes, chef and staff
For a VIP evening reception, such as a diplomatic event, a menu of both hot and cold canapes is likely to be more appropriate, perhaps including some bespoke canape recipes to match your theme. You'll also want our butlers to serve a good premium selection of reserve wines and champagne, again ensuring that your guests' drinks are topped up.
In short, it's best to start from your guests' perspective. How you want them to feel at your event is the most important factor. Once you've got that in mind, it's often straightforward to find the best catering option.
Can I get hot canapes delivered?
From our Chef Director's point of view, it's always best to cook hot canapes actually on the premises of your venue. This ensures that you'll be getting the best canapes London has to offer, preserving all the flavours, colours, and consistency of your food in time for serving.
If you really want hot canapes but lack the facilities to prepare food, we may be able to arrange for mobile kitchen facilities. However, the short answer is no, we do not deliver hot canapes.
What is the minimum order for cold canapes delivery?
The minimum order is 20 guests.
How much notice do you require for each menu?
We ask 48 hours notice for each of our canapes menus.
Hopefully this guide clears a few things up, and don't forget—we're always on hand to answer your questions and help you plan your event.
All in Hand are among the most experienced canapes caterers London has, so if in any doubt, just ask!