Hot fork buffets

Hot fork buffets are the most popular choice for companies requiring hot meals but don’t have any cooking facilities. Whether for staff lunches, entertaining clients or all-day events such as seminars, they provide the perfect solution.

By adding a starter (from our fine dining menus) we can provide a 3-course meal with table service if a more formal setting is required.

All hot fork buffets menus are prepared to order daily in our East London kitchens. Meals are delivered in special, insulated containers keeping the food above 72c for up to 6 hours. We supply the chaffing dishes for our trained staff to transfer the meals into and serve from.

All meals include dessert: New York cheesecake or fresh fruit kebab.

Navarin of Welsh lamb

French lamb casserole with new potatoes and baby vegetables

Price: £15.00

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Beef Bourguignon or beef in Guinness

Slow-cooked Angus beef with root vegetables, baby jacket potatoes or basmati rice.

Price: £15.00

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Selection of lasagne

Classic beef “al forno”
Chicken
Vegetarian

Price: £12.50

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Seafood

Price: £13.00

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Free range Chicken

Roasted red pepper, oregano and tomato sauce.
Couscous with roasted Mediterranean vegetables

Price: £15.00

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Free range chicken tikka masala

French beans, basmati rice, garlic and coriander naan bread.

Price: £15.00

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Fish parmentier

Seasonal white fish with fresh prawns and salmon
Poached with leeks in a cream and white wine sauce
Parmesan mash topping

Price: £15.00

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Free range Thai green curry chicken

Stir-fried aduki beans, sweet pepper and onion
Basmati rice
Garlic flatbread

Price: £15.00

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Free range guinea fowl

Fricassée of wild mushrooms
Dauphinoise potatoes and buttered cabbage

£15.00

Vegetarian options

Wild mushroom Stroganoff
Jewelled basmati rice

Price: £15.00

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Vegan menus

Thai green vegetables with toasted coconut Jasmin rice
Mexican five bean chilli con carne and rice
Spicy Szechuan vegetable with Pac choi and Singapore noodles
Coconut and cashew aubergine Rogan josh curry
Roasted vegetable tagine with toasted Pine nuts, apricots with lemon & parsley couscous
Spring risotto, asparagus, butternut squash, spinach, broad bean, parmesan shavings

Price: £12.00

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Cheese platters are available at a supplement

Hot fork lamb buffets

Hot fork meat menu

italian hot fork buffet lasagna

hot fork buffet in chaving dishes

Fish platter hot fork buffet

salad fork buffet

cheese platter buffets

fork dessert buffet

Hot fork buffets – FAQ

Order: 48 hours notice required by 12:00 noon, 2 working days prior to the event. For example, order Friday for Tuesday deliveries

Hot fork requirements: You will require chaffing dish hire and at least one professional butler or chef, depending on numbers and menu choice

Minimum order: 10 of any one dish. Except vegetarian and vegan options or other special diets meal.

Delivery and collection charges: Calculated by postcode.

Drink delivery: All drinks are “sale or return” and wine glasses are free of charge.

Dietary requirement: Smith’s Catering will cater for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diets. For any other special dietary requirement please give us a call, we will be more than happy to help you.

Smith’s are one of the very few catering companies in London with its kitchens in the heart of the city. This gives us easy access to London’s wholesale markets at Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield, where we buy the majority of our ingredients. It also ensures a reliable delivery service to city clients.

Since moving to our custom built kitchens in 2008, our menus, both hot and cold fork buffets, have proved to be firm favourites with City companies as well as clients based in Canary Wharf, East London Tech City and Soho. With the aid of our excellent couriers, we cover all London postcodes for daily deliveries.

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