sample menus

Picking your perfect wedding menu – Gourmet Foods will provide mouth-watering sample menus and catering options!

Planning your wedding can be a lot of work and Gourmet Foods is here to help take away some of the stress of arranging such an important event.

Gourmet Foods has over 25 years’ experience in catering for weddings. Every wedding is unique and with our experience, we can guide you whilst listening to formulate the plans for your special day. Ensuring timings, menus, staffing and all the other things that will help your day go smoothly.

At Gourmet Foods we have a comprehensive set of menus for each style of meal, be it a hot or cold buffet, barbeque, sharing table, contemporary cocktail party, bowl food or a formal dinner. A bespoke menu can be tailored to fit your and your guests’ needs and preferences. All of the dishes you choose will be prepared freshly by us in our kitchen in Knowle, Solihull. Our service does not stop there as we can provide everything you need from professional serving staff, crockery and cutlery, linen whether in white or a colour to match your theme.

Whatever style of meal you choose, Gourmet Foods can plan and prepare the ideal menu for your celebration

Whether you have decided on providing one or two meals, a traditional wedding breakfast with full service, a buffet meal for a more relaxed feel or even a hog roast, the team at Gourmet Foods can help you put your own stamp on the event with a unique menu.

We have listed six different menus which we have provided this year to give you a flavour of what we can do.

Example menu dishes


Smoked Salmon Blinis

King Prawn Tartlets with Lemon and Basil

Crab Sushi with Ginger and Wasabi

Crayfish and Lemon Mousse in a Filo Basket

Chilli Marinated King Prawns wrapped in Mangetout

Thai Marinated Fresh Crab in a Sesame Cone

Chive Pancakes with Feta and Sundried Tomato

Asparagus Tips with Lemon Mayonnaise

Cherry Tomatoes with Feta and Pesto

Quails Egg and Red Onion Marmalade Tarts

Mini Tarts with Hummus and Mangetout

Parmesan and Paprika Biscuits with Brie and Redcurrant and Orange Chutney

Rosemary Muffins with Parmesan and Black Olive

Mini Butternut Squash and Feta Frittata with Pea Puree

Cajun Chicken Skewers

Mini Pork and Leek Sausages

Chinese Duck Tartlets

Thai Chicken Cakes

Mini Croque Monsieur

Smoked Duck and Cranberry on a Parmesan Biscuit

Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Sausage and Onion Gravy

Mini Lamb and Mint Meatballs

Coronation Chicken and Mango Tartlets

Price from 95p each

Main Course

Rump of Lamb with Young Baby Vegetables, Dauphinoise Potato Towers and a Chianti Sauce

Fillet Steak with Vine Tomatoes, Potato Gratin and a Pink Peppercorn Sauce and Green Bean Parcels

Traditional Roast Beef or Lamb with all the Trimmings

Breast of Chicken Wrapped in Parma Ham with a Sundried Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stuffing served with a Cream of Pesto Sauce and Sauté New Potatoes

Slow Roasted Belly of Pork with Celeriac Mash, Apple Confit and a Sage Jus

Sea Bass with Crab Risotto Cake and a Champagne and Watercress Sauce

Roast Fillet of Salmon with Asparagus, Parsley New Potatoes and Hollandaise Sauce

Vegetable Gratin with Red Pepper Essence and Spaghetti of Courgette

Portobello Mushroom with Butternut Squash and Melted Brie, Fondant Potato, Asparagus Parcel and a Black Olive and Sundried Tomato Tapenade

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Feta Risotto with Deep Fried Sage and Parmesan Crisp

Served with Fresh Vegetables of your choice


Elderflower Panacotta with Pistachio Meringue

Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie with a Macadamia Nut Brittle and a White Chocolate Sauce

Malibu Cheesecake with a Pineapple Compote

Dark Chocolate and Tulip Cups with a Chocolate and Amaretto Mousse

Individual Lemon Tart with Lime Crème Fraiche

Raspberry Crème Brulee with Orange Shortbread

French Apple Tart

A Trio of Chefs Desserts

Artisan Cheese Selection with Biscuits, Celery and Grapes

A Selection of Tea and Coffee with Mints or Truffles

Sharing Tables

This creates a more relaxed atmosphere, offers a choice of food to your guests without the need for queuing at a buffet table.  We normally start with either a selection of canapes or anti Pasti boards.

Choose two of the following:

24-hour slow roasted pork

Lamb and beef Herby meatballs with Lemon and Cannellini beans

Chicken tagine with saffron, flaked almonds and mint

Steak and Ale Pie

Beef Bourguignon

Salmon, Prawn and Broccoli Bake

Balti Chicken Curry

Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne

Asparagus, Rocket and Parmesan Risotto

Served with 3 of the following:

Saffron Rice with Mixed Herbs

Moroccan Cous Cous

Roasted root vegetables with coriander and olive oil

Spicy Slaw with Honey and mustard seed

Baby Spinach salad with Orange, Radish, Red onion, feta and Pinenut with a mint dressing

English Garden Salad

Hot New Potatoes

 Strawberries and Cream

Individual Lemon Tart

Saffron and Honey Panacotta with Orange drizzle

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce

Baileys Cheesecake

Summer Pudding with Crème Fraiche

 Prices from £30 per head to include the cost of the food, chefs and waiting staff and hire of china and cutlery. Exclusive of VAT

Barbeque Ideas

(choose 3)

A Selection of flavoured Sausages

Lemon and Black Pepper Chicken Skewers

Rib Eye Steak

Spare Ribs

Homemade Burgers with Fresh Horseradish

Chicken Tikka Skewers

Greek Lamb Skewers

Cajun Baked Salmon with Black Pepper and Lemon Butter Parcels

King Prawn Skewers with Cherry Tomatoes and Red Onion

Roast Red Pepper, Red Onion and Halloumi Skewers

(choose 4)

Gourmet Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

Caesar Salad

Exotic Rice Salad

Waldorf Salad

Greek Salad

Mixed Leaf Salad Rocket, Parmesan and Red Onion Salad

Roast Baby New Potatoes with Balsamic and Red Onion

Tomato, Feta and Olive Salad

Three Bean Salad

Mediterranean Cous Cous

A selection of Rustic Breads, Oils, Balsamic Vinegar and Butter

Classic Eton Mess

Grand Marnier and Orange Cheesecake

White Chocolate and passion Fruit Mousse

Summer Berry Pavlova

Dark Chocolate Tart

Price from £32 per head to include service, hire of bbq and china and cutlery


We can provide coffee, teas and mints or as a special treat our homemade petit fours from £1.25 per head. We can also supply handmade chocolates with your initials on in a ballotine box of your choice

Evening Menus

At Gourmet Foods, we have lots of ideas for the end of the day which depends so much on the time you have eaten the main meal, how many people are arriving as an evening guest and how long you are going to dance the night away for.  We can provide traditional finger buffets, hog roasts, barbeques, cheese and biscuits, bacon sandwiches or a selection of curries and hot buffet dishes.

Below are a few ideas to help you decide:

Evening Barbeque

A selection of Hot dogs to include Pork and leek, Beef and Tomato and Spring Onion and Ginger Sausages

A selection of Burgers to include, beef, lamb and Mint, and Pork and Apple

Haloumi and Mediterranean Vegetable Focaccia Buns

All served with Relishes, Sauce, Salad Garnish and Cheese

Price £7.50 per head

Finger Buffet

A Selection of Wraps

Chicken Goujons

Breaded Butterfly Prawns and Chili Dip

Italian Bruschetta

Indian Platter and Dips

Brie Wedges and Cranberry

 Price £6.95 per head

Gourmet Cheese and Biscuits

A Selection of English and Continental Cheeses served with Breads, Biscuits, Grapes, Celery, Homemade Onion Jam and Cherry Tomatoes

Price £3.95 per head

Or alternatively turn this into a centre piece and think about a cheese wedding cake you would be amazed at how lovely this can look. (Price on application)

Hog Roast

A whole spit roast pig with baps, apple sauce and stuffing to serve 120 people

Price £695

If you want a smaller version of this a 24-hour slow roast shoulder of pork or slow roast leg of lamb make a tasty alternative

Curry Night

Green Thai Chicken Curry

Lamb Rogan Josh

Goan Vegetable Curry


Naan Breads

Price £7.75 per head

Vegetarian and other dietary requirements

We provide a lovely selection of vegetarian and vegan food alternatives as well as any intolerances or allergies. We would be very happy to discuss these alternatives with you.



One decision is on whether you would like a fruit or sponge cake or a mix of the two or something completely different, the amount of tiers and the decoration style is up to you too. Consider whether a traditional, contemporary or completely unique design fits your theme and personalities.


When you have decided on the venue, people and tables you need to provide flowers for, you should consider whether you want to use only seasonal flowers and if they need to match a colour theme. Another consideration is the amount of room you will have on the table, so whether you have a low arrangement or something with height. We have seen some very novel ideas such as using teapots full of wild flowers and even a beach scene this year.


Would you like to book an event in a Hall, Stately home, A Barn or Museum? We can hire in all the necessary tables and chairs to help you. Are you looking to put a marquee in your garden or field? A good marquee company will help to guide you through this process with advice on power, toilet facilities and equipment.


How long to want the photographer to attend and do you want formal or informal pictures or a mixture of the two? Do you want a video of the day? One good idea is to use a disposable camera on each table to capture those special moments.


Your wine selection can be made by pairing it with what you will be serving for your main course, or considering the time of year and choosing accordingly. You need to make sure that you don’t run out of wine, so don’t forget to calculate how much wine you need per adult guest and our experts will provide guidance on this.


Staffing, China and Cutlery

We may also need to hire kitchen equipment on your behalf if this is not provided on Site.  This would be delivered to your venue/marquee the day before and then collected after the event.  The cost of this would be dependent on numbers and menu choice but it would be best to budget between £250 and £300.

We can also provide all the table linen for the event and work with several suppliers who can provide different coloured napkins and cloths.

We offer a wedding tasting for all couples who have paid their deposit free of charge; otherwise a charge would apply for this service.


All prices are exclusive of VAT – there may be a small increase in prices if booking a wedding for 2018.

To discuss catering options for your wedding or to see how we can help you to plan your special day, contact Gourmet Foods today by calling 01564 775 268 or email for a fast response.

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