Finger Food

finger food auckland

Appresso has created a selection of fingerfood to cater for all your requirements, whether you are holding a private cocktail party, corporate event or an elegant wedding.

Our latest list of tempting canapes. Some of these items require a chef to be on site to prepare them. Others can be dropped off already assembled, but we do insist on adequate refrigeration to keep them in perfect condition. All of these canapes have a minimum order of at least 12, others slightly more, so please contact us if your order is a small one.


Cold Finger Food Catering

This menu requires a chef; if you are wanting drop off finger food it is in the corporate corporate catering section under cocktail food


Sushi served with wasabi & pickled ginger and soy
Feta olive & roast roma tart with basil
Oven-roasted tomatoes with creamy chevre (goat’s cheese) and basil on sourdough
Caramelized onion, roast pear & chevre tartlets (served cold or warm)
Vietnamese rice paper rolls with crispy vegetable, mint, coriander & peanut
Roast mushroom, blue cheese and leek tart
Bruschetta with roast mushroom and buffalo mozzarella and pesto
Bruschetta with minted pea broad bean and feta
Kikorangi blue cheese on walnut toast with roasted pear & fig vincotta
Smoked chicken with apple, cashew & a light curry mayo in a crispy filo cup
Seared tuna on rice cake with wasabi
Mahurangi oysters in the half shell natural or with aged balsamic
Prawn prosciutto & melon skewers, mint and lime
Hot smoked salmon and leek tart
Smoked salmon basil cream cheese on rye
Liver pate on sourdough bread with orange confit  
Baby Yorkshire pudding, rare beef, horseradish and onion jam
Cajun chicken skewer with basil aioli
Duck rillette, apple vanilla compote on toasted sourdough
Ceviche of kingfish and scallop with lime served in a Chinese spoon
Vietnamese rice paper rolls with chicken, crispy vegetables, peanut, mint & coriander
Vietnamese rice paper rolls with Chinese duck, hoisin sauce and crisp vegetables
Carpaccio of beef shaved parmesan, baby rocket and caper served in a spoon
Snapper, lime and coconut cream, mild chilli and coriander. Served in a spoon
Cajun tuna with lime aioli


Hot Finger Food Catering

Mini whitebait fritters with salsa verde (seasonal)
Seared prawn, avocado and tomato salsa
Caramelised scallop, cauliflower puree, salsa verde
Seared lamb with yoghurt and feta & mint dip
Thai marinated chicken fillet with spiced peanut sauce
Cajun chicken tenderloin with basil aioli
Home-made chorizo sausage roll
Thai chicken patties with our own sweet chilli dipping sauce
Home-made pork wontons with our own plum dipping sauce
Beetroot and feta tarts with horseradish cream
Dumpling, prawn and coriander filled, hoisin and chilli sauce



Cajun chicken, southern slaw
Snapper, rocket & preserved lemon aioli
Grilled haloumi, slow roast tomato & spinach
Eye fillet, smoked tomato, onion jam & pesto and aioli



Laksa with prawn
Sweetcorn, basil & crab
Bloody Mary’s with oyster, cracked pepper, aged balsamic
Hot & sour with scallop
Avocado, orange & smoked salmon, lemon oil



Lemon tarts with honey mascarpone
Chocolate & blueberry tarts
Fudge brownies
Chocolate truffles
Little panna cottas – coconut or vanilla and raspberry – served on shortbread
Caramel slice towers
Roasted pineapple with pistachio cream



5 choices  = $17.50/head
6 choices = $21.00/head
8 choices= $28.00/head

Sliders - $5.50 per piece


Appresso Chefs:  $35.00/hour
Waiters/bar staff: $25.00/hour
All staff have a minimum of 4 hours required
Prices are exclusive of GST