I have been really delighted by their services . Matthew and Natalie were a great help, always smiling and polite . The food was very high quality . Probably the best catering company in London I have used so far, highly recommend.
Teodora Kuneva – Corporate canapes event, London.
1How much does canapes catering cost?
The average cost for hot and cold canapes per person is £12 plus VAT. However, Smith’s canapés menus vary widely in requirements and therefore cost. Delivery, equipment hire for hot canapés or corporate event canapés (incl. service equipment, cocktail/drinks tables, glassware, linens, marquees, etc.), staff, and other extras are quoted by event.
50% deposit (for non account clients) 7 working days before the event and balance payable within 30 days is required.
Check our dedicated menu pages for specific menus:
2What is the minimum order for canapés catering?
The minimum order for cold canapés menus is 20 people and you can choose any six canapes for each menu. For hot canapés menus, we ask for a minimum of 50 – Chef and oven are required. Alternative menus, such as vegan and vegetarian canapes are included.
Final order numbers by 12noon, 2 working days prior to the event and cannot be lowered after this time is required.
When booking, please bear in mind that Christmas is our busiest times for Cocktail and cold canapés and dates often get sold out in an early October, so early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.
3How many canapés will I need per person?
For Fish and Meat canapes, we usually recommend 8 canapes per person. Including GF and DF. For veggie and vegan canapés, we suggest a minimum of 6 canapes per person.
4Where do you source your meat?
We only work with suppliers who share our high standards for produce. These include:
- Master sausage maker Jean Paul at Franconian, who’ll custom-make any sausage you want
- Award-winning butchers Godfrey’s for 100% Aberdeen Angus burgers
- Billingsgate fish market
- HFA-certified suppliers for halal meats as required
5What alternatives do you offer for special dietary preferences / requirements?
We provide a wide range of vegan and vegetarian canapés. We can also have gluten- or dairy-free canapes, and meet religious requirements. Please see our classic canpes menus for more detail.
None of our menus are “set” and we are happy to create bespoke menus to suit a themed event. Last season, our chefs created a Christmas Cocktail canapés inspired by Classic English Christmas menus.
6Can Smith’s provide canapés delivery only?
Yes. We can deliver all type of canapés, including hot canapés. Canapés will arrive ready to be served or if you prefer platters are also available for an extra fee.
7Where do you deliver in London?
We deliver to venues in South London (including South West and East) and Greater London.
Delivery charge is calculated by postcode and finalised at 12 noon 3 working days prior to your event. It cannot be lowered after this time but if your requirements change may be raised accordingly.
There is also a collection charge, calculated by postcode, for pick-up of any equipment.
8Do you provide BBQ catering outside London?
Yes! We’ve opened a new creative “kitchen laboratory” off the M25 to serve venues in Surrey and Kent.
9Do you provide staff and equipment?
Yes! On request, we’ll provide all your service and bar staff, as well as kitchen and serving equipment for hot canapes. This includes cocktail tables, bar tables, linens, etc.
Hot canapes catering requires a chef, waiting staff, and oven as standard.
10What about drinks?
We can provide all types of drinks, including free glass hire. All drinks are supplied sale-or-return and wine rates.