Event catering in Cheltenham and Gloucester

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A wide variety of menus to choose from

At Shirleys Catering Service, we offer an extensive range of delicious menus that are suitable for most types of private and corporate events. We can also provide you with a fully bespoke menu to match your budget and dietary requirements. We can also organise your event and provide a full service at an extra cost. If you’re located in Cheltenham or Gloucester, contact us for additional information.

Buffet menus

Option 1

  • A Selection of granary, wholemeal and white bread sandwiches
  • Sticky chicken skewers
  • Italian vegetarian mini pizzas
  • Sausage rolls
  • Cocktail sausages on sticks coated in honey and mustard 
  • A selection of filled vol au vents
  • Vegetarian breaded mozzarella straws
  • Vegetarian Indian samosas

Option 2

  • A selection of granary, wholemeal and white bread sandwiches
  • Assorted filled cocktail tortilla wraps
  • Asparagus, hollandaise and parma ham straws
  • Spicy Indian baskets filled with coronation chicken and coriander
  • Brie and cranberry croutons
  • Sausage rolls
  • Vegetarian cheese pastry bites
  • Local Gloucester pork pies  

Option 3

  • Open filled cocktail bridge rolls
  • Mexican tortilla filled wraps
  • Tempura King prawns coated in Asian spices
  • Chicken liver and Cumberland mousse croutons
  • Vegetarian sausage soya pastry rolls
  • Chicken satay sticks coated in peanut glaze
  • Italian salami, roasted pepper and cherry tomato skewers
  • Vegetarian blue stilton and celery tartlets
  • Vegetarian filo pastry spring rolls
  • Cocktail mini pizzas

Option 4

  • A selection of granary, wholemeal and white bread sandwiches
  • Open filled cocktail bridge rolls
  • Vegetarian sausage soya pastry rolls
  • Poached salmon and hollandaise tartlets
  • Cocktail sausages coated in honey and mustard dressing
  • Vegetarian mini kievs
  • Spicy homemade Scotch eggs
  • Mini quiches
  • Vegetarian Greek feta cheese pastry parcels
  • Thai cups filled with chicken satay, coconut and lime sauce
  • Assorted mini pizzas

Option 5

  • A selection of granary, wholemeal and white bread sandwiches
  • Open filled cocktail bridge rolls
  • Vegetarian blue stilton mousse croutons
  • Asparagus, parma ham and hollandaise straws
  • Sticky chicken skewers
  • Salmon fish pastry parcels
  • Duck and port mousse served on melba toasts
  • Thai crab and coriander fish cakes in chilli sauce
  • Vegetarian mozzarella and chilli bites
  • Vegetarian mexican avocado, pepper salsa cups 
  • Rare roast beef and mustard crème fraiche tartlets
  • Coconut and mango breaded king prawns

Option 6

  • A selection of chequer board sandwiches
  • Mixed open filled cocktail bridge rolls
  • Crispy duck spring rolls, glazed in plum sauce
  • Vegetarian brie and cranberry croutons
  • Creamy cheese, ham and mustard pastry parcels
  • Spicy chilli and herb homemade Scotch eggs
  • Poached salmon, lemon and hollandaise filled tartlets
  • Peppercorn beef parcels filled with horseradish cherry tomato kebabs
  • Vegetarian Mediterranean pastry bites
  • Indian spicy baskets filled with coronation chicken and fresh coriander
  • Vegetarian mini kievs
  • A selection of cocktail sweet fancies

Dessert menu

  • Sherry trifle
  • Decorated chocolate fudge cake
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Assorted fresh fruit tartlets
  • Assorted mini muffins
Cheese board available on request

Sweet Canapes

  • Fresh fruit creme patisserie pastry tartlets
  • Salted caramel and chocolate profiteroles
  • Chocolate cups filled with vanilla cream and strawberries
  • Mini fresh fruit skewers

Savoury Canapes

  • Smoked salmon and dill Mousse filled pastry tartlets
  • Fresh asparagus and parma ham straws
  • Cocktail sweet chilli and coriander crab cakes
  • Assorted mini filled tortilla wraps
  • Mango salsa, king prawn pastry cups
  • Vegetarian brie and cranberry croutons
  • Honey roast ham and dijon mustard bread bites
  • Vegetarian cocktail crostini topped with roasted peppers and fresh basil
  • Vegetarian mozzarella, sundried pesto and tomato kebabs 
  • Spicy Indian baskets filled with coronation chicken
  • Vegetarian stilton mousse and walnut pastry cups
  • Cocktail chicken satay kebabs
  • Oriental duck spring rolls cooked in plum sauce
  • Tempura tiger king prawns cooked in ginger Asian spices

Guidelines and prices

The following quantities are purely guidelines, but can be a useful tool when planning your event.

Pre-Lunch or Pre-Dinner - 6 Canapes per person
Cocktail drinks gathering lasting 1-2 hours  - 6-8 Canapes per person
Canape evening party (only) - 10 Canapes per person

6 Canapes - £6.00 per head plus vat
8 Canapes - £7.50 per head plus vat 
10 Canapes - £8.50 per Head plus Vat

Cold fork buffet menus

Menu 1

  • Roast beef and horseradish cream
  • Turkey breast and stuffing balls with cranberry
  • Salmon fillets poached in white wine 
  • Yorkshire ham with fresh pineapple and cumberland sauce                                        
  • Vegetarian stilton and red onion quiche    

Menu 2

  • Italian antipasta platter
  • Roast beef with mustard and horseradish
  • Coronation chicken
  • Salmon and asparagus quiche    
  • Vegetarian caramelised onion and smoked cheese quiche      


Menu 3

  • Smoked ham and onion chutney
  • Chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella and peppers
  • Pork and sage terrines
  • King prawn and chorizo quiche 
  • Vegetarian goats cheese and Mediterranean vegetable flan

All options come with a selection of speciality breads and salads. We have a minimum order of 25 people per booking. Discount available for large functions. Staff to set up, serve and clear away is available at an extra cost, enquire for full details

Choose up to 3 different salads

  • Potato and chive salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Waldorf salad
  • Mediterranean pasta salad
  • Mixed leaf salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber and radish
  • Herby rice
  • Rocket and feta salad

Choose up to 3 different desserts

  • Chocolate fudge cake, garnished with fresh strawberries
  • Fresh fruit salad in grand marnier syrup
  • English sherry trifle
  • Plum and almond tart with vanilla cream
  • White chocolate and baileys cheesecake
  • Fruits of the forest cheesecake
  • Lemon tart with chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries
  • Hazelnut and chocolate roulade

Christmas menus

Menu 1

  • A selection of sandwiches
  • Blinis topped with cream cheese, king prawns and chives
  • Pastry cups filled with prawns, mango salsa and fresh coriander
  • Cocktail sausage rolls
  • Sweet and sour vegetable wontons
  • Breaded brie bites with cranberry sauce
  • Stilton and walnut mousse filled tartlets
  • Cocktail brandy mince pies
  • Christmas stolen slices
  • Snowman frosty fancies

Menu 2

  • A selection of sandwiches
  • Tempura battered king prawns with chilli glaze
  • Bourbon glazed cocktail sausages
  • Serrano ham, pear and goats cheese roll ups
  • Tomato, mozzarella herby pastry bites
  • Thai mango, chilli and red pepper salsa cups
  • White Stilton and apricot mousse croutons
  • Mini chocolate and hazelnut churros
  • Chocolate yule logs
  • Christmas stolen slice

Menu 3

  • A selection of sandwiches
  • Mini turkey kievs glazed in cranberry sauce
  • Halloumi, red pepper and chorizo roll ups
  • Pigs in blankets with Cumberland sauce
  • Gorgonzola and pear crostini
  • Mozzarella cheese straws
  • Indian samosas glazed in mango sauce 
  • Cocktail brandy mince pies
  • Mini cheesecakes
  • Fruit and nut Florentines
Thank you so much for the amazing food and service you provided last Saturday for our golden wedding anniversary party. All our guests praised the standard of the food, and the outstanding service your staff provided. We will be in touch again when we next need catering arrangements.
- Susan and Peter
Call us now on Cheltenham
01242 238 924  to discuss your ideas
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