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Hot & Cold Appetizers Catering Menu

3 Chefs Catering Signature Cold and Hot Hors d'Oeurves - appetizers! Savory delectable appetizer bites will appeal to all of your guests. We can customize an appetizer menu to accommodate your event. 3 Chefs Catering can cater your dinner party, wedding, graduation party, life's milestone events, and corporate catered events - like fundraisers and galas. Serving the areas of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry County, Illinois- Whether you require a caterer for hosting a graduation party in your home or at a venue - we are the caterer for you!


3 Chefs Catering Hot Appetizers Menu
3 Chefs Puffs
whipped cheeses made golden brown or smoked cheddar poblano - 5 dozen minimum

Puff Pastry Tartlets
choice of: artichoke and parmesan, fresh raspberry and brie, beef chorizo and 3 cheese blend, or wild mushroom and pesto goat cheese

Mini Quesadillas with Homemade Salsa
steak and caramelized onion or chicken and wild mushroom

Lollipop Lamb Chops
baby lamb chops in a Panko parmesan crust with mustard creme

Smoked BBQ Chicken Sliders
in house smoked chicken with jalapeno jam on a soft bun - 5 dozen minimum

3 Chefs Catering Hot Appetizers Menu
Snowflake Shrimp
shrimp in toasted coconut with spicy orange dipping sauce

Phyllo Crab Puffs
stuffed with snow crab, fresh herbs and assorted cheeses

Salmon BLT Slider
grilled salmon, smoky bacon, arugula, Roma tomato, pesto aioli on soft bun

Crab Cakes
Maryland lump crab cakes with grainy mustard remoulade

Bacon Wrapped Diablo Shrimp
jumbo shrimp, smoky bacon topped with spicy bbq sauce

3 Chefs Catering Hot Appetizers Menu
Blue Cheese Sauteed Meatballs
served with dill creme sauce - 5 dozen minimum

Spicy Cajun Meatballs
with andouille sausage topped with a cajun creme - 5 dozen minimum

Crunchy Sweet Chicken Sticks
chunk chicken breast rolled in homemade sweet batter baked to a golden brown served with a brown sugar mustard glaze

Coconut Chicken Sticks
chunk chicken breast toasted in Hawaiian coconut with orange honey mustard

Grilled Petit Beef Tenderloin
and portabella mushroom skewer drizzled with ginger glaze - 3 dozen minimum

Pecan Chicken Skewers
sauteed breast of chicken coated in a pecan crust served with a jalapeno peach dipping sauce

Stuffed Potatoes
mini red potato skins stuffed with goat cheese, smoked cheddar, crispy bacon, green olives, lime sour creme

Angry Chicken Stick
sauteed chicken tender tossed with our homemade buffalo sauce served with a blue cheese ranch dipping sauce

In-House Smoked Lemon Sesame Chicken Wings
chicken wings marinated and slow smoked, hand tossed with a smoky beer barbeque sauce - 5 dozen minimum

Smoked Pot Roast Slider
slow roasted pot roast on mini bun with country mustard - 5 dozen minimum

Drunken Meatballs
beef, pork, and bacon with jalapeno corn bread in a whiskey sauce - 5 dozen minimum

Chicken Satay
grilled chicken breast marinated in Asian spices, on bamboo skewers with peanut sauce

Stuffed Mushroom Caps
choice of: seafood, spicy sausage and smoked gouda, or spinach and herb

Petite Parmesan Puff
filled with medium rare tenderloin of beef with caramelized shallots, brie cheese and roasted garlic creme

Grilled Italian Sausage and Pepper
skewer topped with a spicy marinara

3 Chefs Catering Hot Appetizers Menu
Mini Quesadillas
with homemade salsa; spinach, mushrooms, poblano peppers with smokey gouda or grilled vegetable

Artichoke Fritters
artichoke hearts fried in herb batter dusted with parmesan cheese and shallot aioli - 3 dozen minimum

Stuffed Potatoes
mini red potato skins stuffed with roasted artichokes, sauteed spinach, shallots and smoked gouda topped with shaved asiago cheese

Sweet Creme Cheese Tart
sweet creme cheese with almonds and pear layered in a phyllo cup topped with sugar crumble


3 Chefs Catering Cold Appetizers Menu
Tortilla Cups
stuffed with a Southwest chicken salad topped with cilantro sour cream

Bruschetta with Beef Fillet
artichoke heart horseradish puree and shaved parmesan shards

Tuna Ceviche
on a sesame wonton shard

Grilled Zucchini Roulade
with a whipped pesto goat cheese dressed with roasted red peppers - 5 dozen minimum

3 Chefs Catering Cold Appetizers Menu
Atlantic Salmon
puff pastry stuffed with Atlantic smoked salmon and topped with a dill aioli

Grilled Salmon Salad Tortilla Cup
topped with caper aioli

Poached Salmon on Rye Crisps
with microgreens and chive cream cheese

Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp
served with lemon wedges and spicy cocktail sauce

Shaved Cucumber with Ahi Tuna
drizzled with ponzu vinaigrette

Cucumber Rounds
boursin cheese and chilled shrimp or curry mousse

Dill Shrimp
shrimp with cucumber and dill on herb rye rouind

Seared Scallop
skewered scallop wrapped in crispy bacon

Ahi Tuna Crostini
Ahi tuna with truffle creme on toasted crostini topped with mango pico de gallo

Homemade Nantucket Crab Salad
sliced mango over toasted brioche with a wasabi spread

Ahi Tuna Skewer
Ahi tuna, fresh pineapple drizzled with a cilantro wasabi aioli on knotted bamboo skewer

Tequila & Cilantro Grilled Shrimp
on small plate or skewer topped with fresh pico de gallo and tortilla strips

Salmon Stack
thin smoked salmon on toasted pumpernickel bread, Roma tomato, mozzarella with mango drizzle

3 Chefs Catering Cold Appetizers Menu
Tenderloin Bites
small plate with cubed tenderloin, topped with sesame chili glaze and microgreens

Sliced Tenderloin and Arugula Crostini
with an artichoke and horseradish creme

Hawaiian Honey Ham
clover and honey-baked ham on Hawaiian rolls with honey jalapeno pineapple mustard

Mini Focaccia BMT
thick smokey bacon, fresh mozzarella and Roma tomatoes on tomato and herb focaccia with pesto aioli

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
with sour cherry compote on rosemary crostini

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
chicken breast with parmesan and Asiago cheeses, balsamic marinated tomato and basil on toasted focaccia

House Smoked Turkey Mini Sandwiches
with roasted garlic cherry aioli on silver dollar brioche

Sesame-Crusted Thai Chicken Salad
on white bread triangles with black and white sesame seeds

an assortment of pates, gourmet nuts, imported sausages and cheeses, salami and prosciutto served with gourmet crackers and French bread, mustard & jams - serves 10-12 guests

Shaved Beef Tenderloin
on parmesan shard with baby arugula and lemon-caper aioli

Roma Tomatoes, basil, buffalo mozzarella on garlic croutons

3 Chefs Catering Cold Appetizers Menu
Deviled Eggs
traditional or spicy Nantucket crab filling - 3 dozen minimum

Endive Spears
with goat cheese, figs, pecans and wild cherry compote - 5 dozen minimum

Taco Shot
7 layer taco dip in disposable shot glass, homemade tortilla chips - 5 dozen minimum

Caprese Canape
small plate with roma tomato, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil drizzled with balsamic reduction

Butternut Cranberry Tart ~ Seasonal
maple roasted butternut squash with dried cranberries and fresh thyme

Portabello Sliders
mini mushroom burgers with roasted tomato creme on brioche buns

Unless otherwise noted, appetizers are a two dozen minimum

Some items require assembly to maintain quality. Based on ingredients, seasonal items, and market pricing, 3 Chefs Catering reserves the right to changes in pricing and availability.

Call us today for more information at 815.788.1333