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Event Menus: Standing Reception

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A Wide Variety Of
Menu Items

Whether it’s a cocktail party or conference welcome, create a memorable start to your event with our wide range of beautiful, hand crafted hot and cold canapés or internationally flavored food stations during your standing reception. 

Download our Standing Reception Menu

All prices are per person and are subject to applicable taxes and gratuities. Price may be changed without notice.

Maximum duration is 2 hours. Please ask your Event Planner for our seasonal or additional vegetarian options.

Seafood pricing is based on availability. Menus are seasonal and subject to change. Please confirm exact menu items with your Event Planner. Standing receptions are priced for a minimum of 50 guests or a surcharge of $7.00 per person will apply. 


Contact Us

Phone: 604-659-3456

Email: cateringandevents@vanaqua.org

Service Type

Pre-dinner Service

  • 5 canapés per person
  • 3 cold items
  • 2 hot items

Maximum 45 minutes of service

Welcome Service

  • 10 canapés per person
  • 6 cold items
  • 4 hot items

Maximum 1 hour of service

Cocktail Reception Service

  • 12 canapés per person
  • 7 cold items
  • 5 hot items
  • 2 food stations

Maximum 2 hours of staggered service

Canapés

All canapé prices are per dozen. Minimum order of five dozen.

(V) – Vegetarian  (G) – Gluten Free

Cold Canapés

  • Avocado and pesto croûte with cherry tomato (V) – per dozen $22.00
  • Ocean Wise albacore tuna with citrus red pepper slaw (G) – per dozen $22.00
  • Pistachio goat cheese truffles (V) (G) –  per dozen $22.00
  • Pearl bocconcini and tomato skewers (V) (G) – per dozen $32.00
  • Ocean Wise smoked wild salmon with lemon dill cream cheese on crisp rye bread – per dozen $32.00
  • Cajun braised pork with mango salsa on crostini - per dozen $32.00
  • Seared beef tenderloin with horseradish crème fraîche, arugala pesto on mini Yorkshire pudding – per dozen $39.00
  • Ocean Wise mini shrimp rolls – On Request 

Hot Canapés

  • Caramelized onion and goat cheese pizza (V)- per dozen $20.00
  • Wild mushroom & goat cheese mini quiche (V) – per dozen $20.00
  • Sausage rolls with Dijon aioli – per dozen $21.00
  • Vegetarian mini spring rolls with spicy plum sauce (V) – per dozen $21.00
  • Mini spanikopita with tzatziki (V) – per dozen $30.00
  • Ocean Wise crab cake with chipotle aioli – per dozen $35.00
  • Beef sliders on mini buns served with Chef inspired sauces – per dozen $35.00
     
  • Jerk chicken skewers with mango salsa (G) – per dozen $39.00 

Food Stations

All food stations prices are per person. Minimum order for 75 guests per food station. Multiple food stations may be ordered.  Seafood pricing is based on availability.

Carving Station

$14.00 per person (chef at station)

Select one item:

  • Alberta baron of beef – served with red wine jus
  • Rosemary roasted leg of lamb – served with mint jelly and red wine jus
  • Baron of bison – served with red wine jus
  • Roasted pork loin – served with red wine jus
  • Prime Rib (served medium) - Market Price
  • Roasted boneless turkey (seasonal) –  served with sage & onion stuffing and pan au jus –Market Price

All carving stations are served with selection of mustards, with horseradish, and assorted rolls.

Platter Stations

2 choices - $15.00 per person

3 choices - $17.50 per person

  • Ocean Wise smoked salmon & dill creamed cheese with Artisan crackers
  • Antipasto Platter – Roasted red peppers, marinated vegetables, herbed feta, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, salami & cornichons
  • Canadian cheese board - Chef’s selection of cheeses & Artisan crackers
  • Fresh crudités with a selection of dips
  • Crab & artichoke dip with French baguette
  • Charcuterie Platter – Capicola, salami, Black Forest ham and smoked turkey served with assorted mustards and dinner rolls

Coffee & Tea

$3.50 per person

  • Freshly brewed organic & fair trade coffee and selection of teas

Mashed Potato Station

$6.50 per person (without chef at station)

$8.00 per person (with chef at station)

  • Mashed potatoes served with a selection of toppings (bacon, sour cream, green onions and cheese)

Fish & Chips Station

$13.00 per person (with chef at station)

  • Ocean Wise deep-fried Halibut served with shoestring potatoes and housemade tartar sauce

Slider Station

$12.00 per person (with chef at station)

  • Beef and BBQ pulled pork sliders served with our garlic aioli on mini buns

Oyster Station*

$3.50 per oyster (Deluxe)

$4.25 per oyster (Premium)

  • Ocean Wise freshly shucked oysters accompanied by signature mignonettes

*Minimum order of 200 oysters. Additional $100 for oyster shucker.

Sushi Station

$14.00 per person*

  • California roll, chicken katsu roll, kappa maki, vegetable roll, yam tempura roll served with wasabi, pickled ginger and soya sauce.

*Based on 5 pieces per person.

Dessert Station

$10.00 per person

  • Assorted cakes, dessert squares, cupcakes and chocolate mousse

Dessert Fondue

$11.00 per person

  • Callebaut chocolate – served with seasonal fruit, marshmallows and banana bread
 
 
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