Cold Fork buffet

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These are our suggested combinations. You can “Cherry pick” from any menu and make your own selection


This menu was created for VIP events we catered at the opening/closing ceremonies for both the Olympics and Paralympics. It was so well received that we have added to our repertoire.
Garlic flatbread
Rare Aberdeen Angus fillet steak (28 days) medallions
Roasted red and yellow peppers, asparagus, cherry vine tomatoes, endeme beans, garlic cloves, butternut and courgettes. Dressed with Puglia extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and parmesan shavings
New potatoes or couscous
£ 16.50 + VAT


Saint Marcel smoked mountain ham
Salami Ferrarese all’aglio (with garlic)
Bresaola Punta Ferrarese IGP
Escarole, broad beans, asparagus and cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and parmesan shaving
Sea salt and rosemary focaccia
Artichokes in olive oil V
Baby bell peppers stuffed, ricotta cheese V
Mixed olives and cipolle borettane (onions in  balsamic) V
Fresh pesto

Puglia extra virgin olive oil
£ 17.50 + VAT


Dinner rolls and butter
Char-grilled free-range chicken fillet with rosemary
New potato salad wholegrain mustard and olive oil dressing
Mixed leaf salad with fresh herbs and rocket
Greek salad with feta cheese.
Vanilla panacotta, fresh raspberries
£ 15.00 + VAT


Fresh baked baguettes and butter
Free range chicken supreme stuffed with spinach, wrapped in Parma ham
Goat’s cheese, red pepper and red onion tarts V
Quinoa salad with roasted vegetables V
Radicchio, mushrooms and mange tout salad V
Mixed leaf salad with fresh herbs and rocket V
French apple tart and cream
£ 18.00 + VAT


Dinner rolls and butter
Poached Inverawe salmon fillets dressed with
asparagus and king prawns
New potato salad with chives, mayo and yoghurt dressing
Little gem and French bean salad
Coleslaw salad
Cheese board, nuts, celery, grapes and biscuits
£ 19.00 pp +VAT


Dinner rolls and butter
Cold meat platter
Vegetarian goat’s cheese and red onion tarts
New potato salad wholegrain mustard and olive oil dressing
Beetroot and orange salad
Mixed leaf salad with rocket and cherry tomatoes
Chutney, mustard, mayonnaise and vinaigrette
Cheese board served with grapes, celery, walnut and biscuits
£ 21.50 pp +VAT


Dinner rolls and butter
Dressed Scotch lobster with fresh mayonnaise
Couscous salad with roasted mediterranean vegetables
Russian salad
Pear and almond frangipane tart, vanilla cream
£ 30.00 pp +VAT


A selection of various ciabatta and focaccia breads
Poached Inverawe salmon, dill mayonnaise
Roast dry-aged (28 days) black angus beef sirloin
Gloucester old spot gammon
Individual cipolle borettane onion tart tatin
New potatoes salad
French beans, shallots and parmesan shavings
Caesar salad with little gem hearts, anchovies, croutons and Caesar dressing
Smith’s crunchy coleslaw
Individual chocolate mogador with fresh raspberries
£ 35.00 pp +VAT


Aberdeen Angus beef sirloin (hung 28 days)
Smith’s own roast gammon ham
Boneless free-range chicken
Served with 3 seasonal salads,  English mustard, fresh mayonnaise and our house chutneys
£ 12.50 pp + VAT


Baba ganoush. Stuffed aubergine with a salad of
couscous, roasted red and yellow peppers, red onions, sweet garlic, vine cherry tomatoes, edamame beans and asparagus. Parmesan shavings.
£ 12.00 pp + VAT


Dressed lobster with fresh mayonnaise,
New potatoes salad
Escarole salad with broad beans and asparagus.
£ 25.00 pp + VAT

Dressed Cromer crab with avocado, king prawns and fresh mayonnaise,
New potatoes with fresh mint and butter, 
little gem hearts, mange tout and asparagus salad.
£ 20.00 pp + VAT


Poached salmon fillet
garnished with king prawns, boiled eggs and asparagus

French bean and shallot salad, new potato salad with wholegrain mustard and extra virgin olive oil dressing.
£ 12.50 pp + VAT

Poached salmon Niçoise
Traditional French classic but with salmon in place of tuna. Litle gem, olives, boiled quail’s eggs, cherry tomatoes, new potatoes, French beans and anchovies
£ 12.50 pp + VAT

Sustainable tuna Niçoise
Traditional French classic sustainable tuna. Litle gem, olives, boiled quail’s eggs, cherry tomatoes, new potatoes, French beans and anchovies.
£ 15.00 pp + VAT


A selection of British and continental farmhouse cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy and La Fromagerie. Served with celery, walnuts, grapes and biscuits
£ 8.00 pp + VAT

or San Francisco Sourdough .50p supp.
Half portion pp is adequate if served as part of a buffet


Chocolate Indulgent:
Chocolate and apricot génoise sponge, chocolate mousse and orange liqueur
Acapulco chocolate and mandarin mousse on génoise sponge with Cointreau.
Cappuccino: Coffee mousse and profiteroles filled with rum cream
Chocolate truffle with raspberry coulis
Vanilla panacotta with fresh raspberries
Lemon soufflé
Cassis (blackcurrant)
Seville (orange)
Rhubarb and ginger rice
Chocolate mogador with fresh raspberry centre
Passion fruit and white chocolate Delice
£ 5.00 pp + VAT

Pricing Information

Minimum 10 of any one menu. (Vegetarian or special dietary requirements excepted)
Contact us for any special enquiries
You can add breads, a starter, cheese board or dessert to make a 2 or 3 course meals.
Unless specified we require your order by 12.00 noon 2 working days prior to the event (so Thursday order for Monday deliveries) If staff are required as much notice as possible allows us to hand pick from our freelance butlers and serving staff.

Buffet catering and special dietary menus
Smith’s Catering will cater for any special dietary or ethnic requirements except Kosher: if your guests are Orthodox they can only eat food prepared in a Kosher kitchen. Our bespoke cold fork Buffet service is available for any number of guests; there is no minimum.

With over 30 years experience in creating buffets for companies, Smith’s Catering will be happy to design a cold fork buffet themed around anything you require; we don’t care how off the wall or bizarre the request. Our favourite brief remains Godzilla meets Mad Max!! A 1000 guest extravaganza in Brick Lane.

Delivery & collection charges
These are calculated according to delivery postcode.
Collection charges only apply if we have to return to collect equipment

Disposable food platters & lids
Charged at £1.50 each + VAT


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