Finger food | Eat Your Words Catering Canberra
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Finger food

Finger food.

Our minimum booking for cocktail parties is 15 guests.

v: Vegetarian
gf: Gluten Free
df: Dairy Free

Finger food is our specialty. Hot or cold options – or a mix of both – will delight your guests.

Allow us to treat your guests to flavoursome delights while they mingle and enjoy themselves.

We’ll supply a chef to prepare the finger food at your function. You can also have another pair of hands to help serve food and beverages (add $150 per additional staff member –  3 hour minimum).

Our finger food menu is charged by the number of items per person. You’ll find our servings generous in size, but as a guide, to replace a meal, each person needs at about 7-9 items.

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Menu options


  • Delicate ribbon sandwiches with an assortment of fillings
  • Duck and hoisin rolls with coriander and shallots (df)
  • Chive-flavoured scones with home smoked salmon mousse
  • Baked ricotta wedges with tomato jam (gf, v)
  • Roasted pear wedges wrapped in prosciutto (gf, df)
  • Homemade sushi with yellow fin tuna and wasabi (df)
  • Bruschetta with tomato, basil and bocconcini (v)
  • Croutons with beef fillet and sauce bearnaise
  • Mini prawn cocktails (gf)
  • Parmesan crisps with red onion jam (v)
  • Bloody Mary oyster shots with Grey Goose (gf, df)
  • Crispy wontons with smoked salmon or smoked tomato and avocado salsa (df, can be v)
  • Baked spinach and ricotta wedges with homemade tomato jam (gf, v)
  • Cucumber cups with smoked chicken and preserved lemon (gf, df)
  • Prawns with chive hollandaise sauce (gf)
  • Blini with home-smoked salmon and sour cream


  • Yoghurt and parmesan crusted chicken pieces with red pepper aioli (gf)
  • Crispy pork belly bites with chilli pear jam (gf, df)
  • Japanese style pancakes with bonito and tonkatsu sauce (df)
  • Laksa shots with prawns (gf, df)
  • Homemade sausage rolls with tomato sauce
  • Coconut marinated prawns with lime aioli (df, gf)
  • Marinated chicken skewers with chilli chocolate sauce (gf, df)
  • Crumbed rice and parmesan cheese fingers with minted yoghurt dipping sauce (v)
  • Asian pork meatballs and sweet chilli sauce (gf, df)
  • Thyme and Parmesan tartlets with red onion jam (v)
  • Lamb sausage rolls with mint sauce
  • Sichuan peppered prawns and smoky mayonnaise (gf, df)
  • Porcini mushroom risotto balls with truffle aioli (gf, v)
  • Mini beef and Guinness pies
  • Greek style filo cheese triangles (v)
  • Blue cheese quiches with fruit jam

Bowl and fork food

  • Red duck curry with lychee and chilli jam, served with steamed rice (gf, df)
  • Home-smoked Atlantic salmon salad with chargrilled octopus and prawns
  • Glazed ham and fruit chutney rolls
  • Individual serves of watermelon and fetta salad with pork belly or smoked chicken (gf, df)
  • Prawns and green papaya salad and chilli (gf, df)
  • Beef fillet and rice noodle salad with chilli and mint (gf, df)
  • Soba noodles with miso marinated Atlantic salmon (df)
  • Pearl barley and porcini mushroom risotto with crispy bacon (gf, v without bacon)
  • Mini Caesar salads with scrummy homemade dressing
  • Home-smoked lamb cutlets with tzatziki sauce (gf)
  • Chinese chicken satay and steamed rice (df)
  • Tamarind and wombok coleslaw with home smoked prawns (gf, df)
  • Lemon and garlic marinated chicken with hommus and red cabbage salad (gf, df)
  • Swordfish skewers, kipfler potato chips and homemade tartare sauce (gf, df)
  • Mini beef burgers with cheese and pickles
  • Taco chicken burgers with salsa and sour cream
  • Spicy rice noodles with chicken
  • Fish burgers with pineapple and chilli salsa (df)
  • Creamy smoked tomato and bacon pasta with parmesan cheese (v without bacon)
  • Lamb burgers with hommus and rocket (df)
  • Marinated chicken tenderloins with warm chorizo, pumpkin and quinoa salad (gf, df)
  • Mild beef massaman curry with steamed rice (gf, df)
  • Moroccan lamb meatballs with minted yoghurt (gf)
  • Jungle pork curry (mildish) with steamed rice (gf, df)
  • Mild sweet potato and chickpea korma with steamed rice (gf, df, v)

Sweet things

  • Homemade honeycomb (depending on humidity) (gf, df)
  • Dark chocolate dipped strawberries (gf)
  • Mini citrus tarts
  • Mini pear and frangipane tartlets
  • Decadent chocolate brownie bites (gf)
  • Salted caramel and chocolate tartlets
  • Orange and almond cake wedges with pear jam (gf, df)
  • Mini cupcakes decorated with unique and funky designs


Per Person

5 items

6 items

7 items

8 items

Child (aged 5-12)

Child (under 5)

Cost per person






No cost


Cheese platter

add $7.50/person

A selection of Australian cheeses served with dried fruits, nuts and crackers

Dips platter

add $7.50/person

A selection of three homemade dips with Turkish bread and crackers

Antipasto platter

add $7.50/person

A selection of olives, marinated vegetables, cured meats, and dolmades


  • Fresh orange juice: $10 per two litre
  • Mineral water: $2.50 per litre

Delivery or pickup

Delivery is available from 7.30am weekdays.

Eat Your Words Catering will deliver your food beautifully plattered and ready to eat, or pick up can also be arranged.

Contact us if you have any specific requirements.

See our terms and conditions for more details.