Bowl Food

All about Bowl Food

More substantial than a canape, bowl food is served in miniature or hand sized bowls where food can be eaten with a fork. Bowl food allows guests to stay standing and mingle whilst they are eating, perfect for a more informal wedding or function as there is no need for designated seating.

Bowl food gives your guests the opportunity to try lots of different dishes, which can be served hot or cold or (most often) a combination of both. And best of all, with so much variety, there will be something for everyone to eat and enjoy!

Below are a few suggestions of different types of bowl food to whet your appetite. If you like the idea of an event with Bowl Food, please give us a call on 01488 638269 or fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

Bowl Food selection with green bean side

Spiced Chicken with Mango & Noodles

Bowl food selection with red cabbage side

Bowl food selection

Bowl Food Dishes

Fish Bowl Food

  • Hot smoked Salmon with Peas, Pasta Bows and Dill Dressing (cold)
  • Smoked Salmon with Leeks, Black Spaghetti and Capers (cold)
  • Flaked Mixed Salmons with Diced Potatoes, Cucumbers & Mustard Dressing (cold)

Vegan/Vegetarian Bowl Food

  • Mixed Mushroom Rice with Tarragon (hot)
  • Butternut and Pine Kernel Risotto (hot)
  • Ottolenghi’s Morrocan Vegetable Cous Cous (hot)

Chicken Bowl Food

  • Ginger and Spring Onion Chicken with Noodles (cold)
  • Spiced Chicken with fresh Mango & Noodles (cold)
  • Lemon & Paprika Chicken with Angel Hair (cold)

Lamb Bowl Food

  • Lamb Tagine with Herby Cous Cous (hot)
  • Lamb Cassoulet with Beans (hot)
  • Clarissa’s Mediterranean Slow Cooked Lamb (hot)

Bowl Food Menu Ideas

Bowl Food Party Menu1


  • Roasted Red Onion & Goat Cheese Tarts
  • Chorizo Baked Quail Eggs
  • Duck Pancakes with Dipping Sauce
  • Smoked Salmon Blinis with Crème Fraiche & Chives
  • Mustard Scones with Rare Beef & Mustart/Smoked Mackerel
  • Asparagus wrapped in Black Forest Ham
  • Honey & Mustard Sausages
  • Tomato, Olive, Basil & Mozzarella Bandarillas
  • Wrapped Prawns with Aioli Dip

Bowl Food

  • Smoked Salmon with Leeks, Dill & Black Spaghetti (cold)
  • Mixed Mushrooms with Rice, Tarragon & Truffle Oil (hot or cold)
  • Chicken with Sushi, Ginger, Chillies & Spring Onions with Noodles
  • Lamb with Cardamom, Cumin, Peppers & Minted Cous Cous

To go alongside the Bowl Food, some dishes of:

  • Red Cabbage with Coconut & Cranberries
  • Crisp Green Bean, Cucumber & Chinese Leaf Salad


  • Bowls of Profiteroles & Chocolate Sauce
  • Selection of Macarons

Bowl Food Party Menu 2

A few Nibbles

  • Smoked Salmon Breads with Black Pepper & Lemon
  • Warm Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Tarts
  • Black Tapenade & Tomato Croustades
  • Humous Croustades

For the Bowl Food

  • Lamb Cassoulet with Haricot & Flageolet Beans
  • Chicken & Ham with White Wine & Tarragon Sauce, diced New Potatoes
  • Ratatouille with Penne Pasta, crumbled Goat Cheese & Basil


  • Red Cabbage, Coconut & Cranberry
  • Shredded Mange Tout with Chinese Leaf & Kidney Beans

Dessert Canapes

  • Mixed Macarons
  • Ginger Cheesecake Squares
  • Lemon Tarts
  • Raspberry Topped Brownies
  • Mille Feuille

Our Menus – Your Choice

What our customers say...

"Thank you both so much for the superb food provided for Sarah & Peter's wedding last weekend- and with such good humour on the day It was just brilliant. I was sorry not to meet you Karen but by the time I got round to it you had left. Dick & I wish you continued success with your catering service_ we will recommend you."

Liz & Dick, Witney Oxfordshire

"Just a very quick line on our new posh paper to say thank you so much for everything on 16th Sept. Your wonderful contribution (and cooking!) helped make our wedding the most fabulous day of our lives. We couldn't have asked for more. We have recommended you to a couple of friends who are getting married, so really hope to see you soon."
Brigit & Jon, London

"Foxes Catering is a very personal style of catering in your own home, you never ever feel "you have tasted it before". Guests who may have experienced "Nick and Karen" before are only too delighted to meet Nick and taste Karen's wonderful food again..."
Chris & Elizabeth, Oxford

"One of the most talked-about parts of our wedding was the amazing food and faultless service that Foxes Catering delivered on our wedding day, thoroughly recommended"
Louise & Nick, Reading

"Just to say a big thank-you for all you did to make my birthday the memorable occasion it was. I realise how much preparation went in to the delicious meal. Feasts like that don't just happen. We have had some super letters from friends all saying how much they enjoyed the magnificent food. We are sooooo grateful."
Pamela & Martin, Kidlington

"...Four months after the wedding we still have people talking about the food that was served at our wedding breakfast! We'd both thoroughly recommend Foxes Catering to anybody that is considering doing something a little different with their wedding reception - you're in safe hands and won't regret choosing them, we're so glad we hired Foxes Catering."
Nick & Louise, Reading

"Everyone who came loved the evening, as we did. The food was totally amazing, as was the overall level of service and your attention to detail. You made 50 people in the house for dinner a wonderfully painless experience! You'll definitely be top of the list when we next need caterers, and I'm also singing your praises to anyone who I think may need caterers at some stage in the future."
Kevin, Longworth

"Thank-you so much for catering for my 70th birthday dinner party. I can think of no greater luxury than a wonderful meal cooked and beautifully served in the comfort of our own home. We really feel that you Karen excelled yourself in creating a superb menu, everything was so delicious and well balanced. All our friends have written expressing the same sentiments. You Nick, are such a good 'Maitre', even finding the time to keep the fire going in the sitting room! It was a joy to find the kitchen immaculate and all the cutlery washed up too. We shall continue, with pleasure, to recommend 'Foxes Catering' to all we meet."
Sheila, Oxfordshire

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