Your savoury canapés will look outstanding this year with our selection of colourful and delicious ingredients. Thank you to Violeta Smulkste, Banqueting Sous Chef at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge who used these ingredients to create exquisite recipes such as Loch Fyne smoked salmon mini cones with horseradish & caper cream, Soulard confit duck with hoi sin sauce & smoked duck breast tulips and 5 Degrés Ouest lobster buns!
Violeta Smulkste, originally born in Lithuania, came to London 8 years ago to follow her dream of becoming a chef. Her career started at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge as an assistant chef. She was eager to learn more and show her potential. Three years later, she gained a diploma in Professional Cookery, which gave her career a boost, as she then became a Sous Chef. For the past years, Chef Violeta has been creating delicious dishes that well represent her innovative and colourful ideas in the Larder kitchen. Working within the large banqueting kitchen, Violeta runs a section of this kitchen, collaborating with 12 chefs who help to create the different styles of food available in the 6 different outlets within the hotel. Her professionalism is a big influence on the smooth running of their banqueting services, especially when they are serving 1,200 guests.
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Mini Burgers from La Savoureuse
Red, green, yellow and orange are traditional Christmas colours that you can bring to your Christmas canapés with our colourful mini brioches topped with seeds. Each assortment from Savoureuse includes yellow poppy seed, orange poppy seed, red sesame and green polenta. Ready to use – now that’s Christmas magic!
Mini Cones and Tulips from Masdeu and PCB Creation
We have a wide range of savoury mini cones from Masdeu and tulips from PCB Creation to make your canapés look outstanding this Christmas. The mini cones come in 6 different colours and flavours including vegetable charcoal, ginger bread and black sesame seeds while the tulips offer a very original shape and are available in beetroot, spinach and carrot.
Smoked Duck Breast from Ernest Soulard
Our whole smoked duck breast from Soulard has been gently hot smoked for a superb, rich flavour and a tender texture. Ready to use, it is the perfect ingredient for your Christmas canapés. There are so many interesting ideas and combinations that you can try to surprise your guests.
Lobster Tails from Cinq Degrés Ouest
Cinq Degrés Ouest brings you Blue European Lobster, fished from the coastal waters of the UK, Ireland and France. Using a breakthrough high-pressure process the meat is removed from the shell and cryogenically frozen so you can unwrap a gift of lobster, ready-to-use with its flavour and texture intact.
We have more than 50 products on offer from October 1st to December 31st, including quail, Valrhona Ashanti dark chocolate, caviar tin, carabineros prawns, Label Rouge turkey, marrons glacés gift boxes and so much more!