Great Finger Foods For Events

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Great Finger Foods For Events

A great event is nothing without great food.  Finger foods – or canapes, if you’re trending a little fancier – are a great way to add variety to your menu without breaking your budget.  You can have smaller amounts of a wider variety of foods, sure to please even the pickiest palette and most difficult attendees.  Your caterer can provide plenty of good ideas – as can the catering provided by WPI Events.  If you’re looking for some inspiration, however, here are some of our favorite finger foods we’ve seen at events.

Mini Dippers

The concept is a mix-and-match food grouping.  Pair a variety of different dippable foods – chicken, shrimp, veggies and the like – with a variety of different individual sauces.  It allows your guests to customize their own canape, pairing the flavors they like best, without requiring you to order excessive amounts of food.

Polenta Cakes w/ Roasted Tomatoes

Perfect for brunch, polenta cakes (or any sort of cornmeal-type cake) topped with cheese and roasted tomatoes makes a quick, healthy and delicious snack.  They also add a splash of color and cheer to the menu to boot.


Call them shish-kabobs, yakitori or satay – grilled and seasoned meat on sticks is a classic finger food-style option for your next corporate event.  Alternate grilled beef, pork, chicken or bacon with vegetables or even fruit for a winning sweet and savory combination.


Specially seasoned and spiced miniature meatballs are always a winner.  Pork and beef mixed with a hint of mint and other Mediterranean spices creates a unique flavor combination that is very difficult to top.

Beef Yorkshire

Beef Yorkshire is a roast beef dish, combining the savory taste of beef with sweet taste of Yorkshire pudding.  It’s a main-course meal, and not finger food.  However, catering and planning a full sit-down roast is a time-consuming and expensive affair.  These miniature roast beef, asparagus and horseradish alternatives are a great way to get a taste of the real thing for a fraction of the time and price!

Beef Yorki