Cocktail and Party Food Catering in Melbourne and Wider Victoria

Hosting an event and looking to treat your guests with some taste-bud sensations? Going Gourmet is the only team you need to provide cheap, gourmet finger food catering throughout Melbourne and beyond. With extensive experience at weddings, birthdays, corporate functions and more, we have the skills to serve you with excellent treats in any situation.

 

Canapé catering is the perfect choice for events and celebrations where your guests are mingling with one another and don’t need a full sit-down meal. Canapés are particularly popular for events such as wedding receptions and cocktail parties where guests can pick at the food as they like over time, with fresh trays being brought out regularly. Thanks to their small size, cocktail snacks be eaten quickly in the midst of a conversation while creating minimal mess so that everyone can continue socialising throughout the event.

 

Outstanding service unmatched in the industry

Going Gourmet is proud to offer fabulous Melbourne party catering along with select inner country locations by special appointment. As finger food caterers, we go beyond the standard party pies and sandwiches to deliver fascinating tiny dishes that showcase local produce and epicurean recipes in a single delightful bite.

 

Our amazing cocktail snacks and canapés are designed and hand made by us, and all of our affordable packages are a meal in volume. We will make sure everyone is fed and unlike companies offering cocktail party catering in Melbourne there is no “piece count” per person. This means that everyone leaves feeling happy and satisfied, from younger guests and those with smaller appetites up to the most enthusiastic gourmand.

 

Our affordable service is inclusive of a fabulous chef to prepare the food and professional wait staff to make sure all your guests have a bite. The canapés are circled around the room systematically while our staff explain the sauces and garnishes. Enjoy great entertainment, great party food and an occasion to remember all rolled into one.

 

Explore the menus below for inspiration, view our testimonials and get in touch with us today to design your perfect function by catering finger food from Melbourne’s preferred company.

 

Included in our gourmet finger food catering

  • Expert chefs
  • Friendly wait staff
  • Platters, serviettes, terracotta dishes, sauce spoons, boards, paella pans
  • All necessary kitchen utensils and accessories

Requirements:

  • Power 10amp power outlet (standard domestic supply)
  • Domestic cooking facilities
  • BBQ or oven when applicable (if not, we can hire at a low cost)

 

Cocktail Menus

Cocktail Experience

Cocktail Experience

Welcome to our newest package, the “Cocktail Experience”, an approximate 4-hour period of amazing canapés.

1st Hour – Upon Arrival – Cool Canapés

Peri Peri Chicken Fillet on sweet corn & coriander fritters

Tasmanian Smoked Salmon Roulade of French crepes, chervil cream farce

Butternut Pumpkin Frittata Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic Aioli (V) (GF)

Rare Seared Beef Ollo Rosso Cherry Onion Jam, Turkish bread w Rocket Pesto

Poached Prawn Salsa w Chervil Aioli on Sweet Buns

 

2nd Hour – Hot Canapés

A Selection of Arancini (V) Spanish Saffron, Beetroot & Dukkah, Basil Pesto & Mozzarella

Cypriot Haloumi Empanadas Spanish sauce romesco, rosemary shards (V)

Confit Duck & Apple Rolls Hoi Sin dipping sauce

Lobster Risotto on Spoons w Tiger Prawns, Chilli & Baby Basil (GF)

Salt n Pepper Crusted New Zealand Calamari Garlic Aioli & Fresh Limes (GF)

 

3rd Hour – Canapés – Off the Barbeque

Tasmanian Salmon Lollypops Lime & Chervil Aioli (GF)

Grilled Angus Scotch Fillet Steak Skewers Caramelised Onions, Mustards & Chutneys (GF)

Grilled Lamb Cutlets Garlic, thyme & tomato relish (GF)

King prawns on Skewers w sauce Romesco & Lime (GF)

Mini Hamburgers Beef & Bacon Pattie, Gherkin, Chutney, Tasty Cheese, Sesame Seed Bun

 

Package 2

COCKTAIL PACKAGE 2

 

1st Hour – Upon Arrival – Cool Canapés

Peri Peri Chicken Fillet on Sweet Corn & Coriander Fritters
Butternut Pumpkin Frittata Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic Aioli (V) (GF)
Rare Seared Beef Ollo Rosso Cherry Onion Jam, Turkish Bread w Rocket
Poached Prawn Salsa w Chervil Aioli on Sweet Buns

 

2nd Service – Hot Canapés

Cypriot Haloumi Empanadas Spanish Sauce Romesco, Rosemary Shards (V)

Potato and Mozzarella Croquettes Chipotle Aioli (V)

Salt and Pepper New Zealand Crusted Calamari Garlic and Lime Aioli (GF)
Scallops Wrapped w Prosciutto, Pea Puree (GF)

 

3rd Service – Canapés

A selection of Arancini (V) Saffron & Parmesan, Beetroot & Dukkah Sea Salt Pesto & Mozzarella

Mini Pulled Pork Rolls Toasted Brioche, Caramelised Onions and Pickled Cabbage
Chicken Tenderloin Skewers Lime, Chilli and Coriander (GF)
Greek Lamb Kopftas Tzatziki Minted Yoghurt & Lemon (GF)

 

Package 1

COCKTAIL PACKAGE 1

 

Cool Canapés

Peri Peri Chicken Fillet on Sweet Corn and Coriander Fritters

Tasmanian Smoked Salmon Roulade of French Crepes, Chervil Cream Farce

Butternut Pumpkin Frittata Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic Aioli (V) (GF)
Rare Seared Beef Ollo Rosso Cherry onion Jam, Turkish Bread w Rocket
Poached King Prawns on Skewers w Spanish Sauce Romesco, Aioli & Lime (GF)

 

Hot Canapés

A selection of Arancini (V) (Italian Risotto Balls) Saffron & Parmesan, Beetroot & Dukkah Sea Salt, Pesto & Mozzarella

Greek Lamb Kopftas Tzatziki Minted Yoghurt & Lemon (GF)

Chicken Tenderloin Skewers Indonesian Peanut Satays & Lime, Chilli & Coriander (GF)

Chefs Selection of Pastries Beef & Burgundy Pies, Tomato Relish Braised Lamb & Rosemary Pies

Cypriot Haloumi Empanadas Spanish Sauce Romesco, Rosemary shards (V)

Salt & Pepper New Zealand Crusted Calamari Garlic & Lime Aioli (GF)

 

Sweet Canapés

These Petit Fours can be added to any package for $2.00 per piece

Our ‘Signature’ Petit Fours :
Petit Citrus Curd, Lime shavings
Doce de Leite (Caramel) & Macadamia
White Chocolate Mousse w Raspberries & Coconut
Belgium Chocolate Brownie, drizzled w Dark chocolate (GF)
Mini Sticky Dates w Doce de Leite & Iranian Dates (GF)
Pistachio Cream Tartlet