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Event Menus: Standing Reception


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 proteins are hormone free*

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 may apply. 

Contact Us

Phone: 604-659-3456

Email: cateringandevents@ocean.org

Service Type


Pre-dinner Service

  • 3 canapés per person

Maximum 1 hour of service

Welcome Service

  • 8 canapés per person

Maximum 2 hour of service

Cocktail Reception Service

  • 6 canapés per person
  • 2 food stations

Maximum 2 hours of staggered service


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

(V) – Vegan  (G) – Gluten Free


Cold Canapés

  • Red Beet Relish & Ricotta on Toast  - per dozen - $27.00

  • Red Pepper Romesco and Marcona Almonds served on Endive leaf (V)(GF) – per dozen $27.00                    

  • Raw Zucchini Pesto Toast (V) – per dozen $27.00

  • Truffle Polenta Bites (V) (GF) – per dozen $27.00

  • Pakora Bites Chili Lime  (V) – per dozen $27.00

  • Avocado & Heirloom Tomato ‘Nacho’ Jalapeno Vinaigrette served on a Wonton Chip  – per dozen $30.00
  • Ocean Wise Wild Salmon Tataki & Radishes with a Tahini & Miso Dressing (GF) – per dozen $34.00

  • Beef Carpaccio Spoon, Truffle Dressing on Herb Crouton – per dozen $38.00

  • Ocean Wise  Albacore Tuna Tataki, Avocado, Orange Dressing (GF) – per dozen $45.00

  • Chef Ned’s Famous Ocean Wise Shrimp Tacos – per dozen $59.00
  • Chef Ned’s Famous Ocean Wise Dungeness Crab Tacos – per dozen $120.00

Hot Canapés

  • Wild Mushroom Egg Tart with Truffle Dressing  – per dozen $27.00
  • Grilled Cheese, Aged Farmhouse Cheddar, Pear Butter – per dozen $27.00
  • Ocean Wise Shrimp, Oven Roasted Heirloom Tomato Puree on a Skewer (GF) – per dozen $36.00
  • Grilled Chicken Skewer, Toasted Chasew, Honey & Lime (GF) – per dozen $38.00

  • Mini Burgers, Aged Chededar, Chili Mayo & Pickles – per dozen $38.00
  • Mini Wellington with Horseradish Creme Fraiche  – per dozen $38.00
  • Ocean Wise Lobster grilled Cheese, Aged Farmhouse Cheddar, Pear Butter (seasonal availibility) per dozen $52.00

Food Stations

All food stations prices are per person. Minimum order for 50 guests per food station. Multiple food stations may be ordered.  Seafood pricing is based on availability.


Carving Station (chef at station)

Deluxe choices

Roasted Wild Salamon  (GF)-  per person $20.00

Roasted Beef Strip Loin - (served medium) with red wine jus (GF) (jus not gluten free) per person $22.00

Rack of Lamb - served green olive tapenade, sundried tomato mayo (GF) per person $30.00                       

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

Platter Stations

Raw Vegetable ‘Crudité’ Green Goddess Dressing (GF) (Vegan)  per person $8.00  

Trio of Dips (Baked Flatbread with Green Chick Pea Hummus,
Roasted Pepper Romesco, Green Goddess Dressing) (Vegan)  
per person $9.00  

Vegetarian Antipasto (Greilled & Marinated  Zucchini, Eggplant, Bell Peppers,
Olive Tapenade, Basil, Sundried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts & Parmesan Pesto) (GF) 
per person $10.00  

Canadian Cheese board (Served with Artisan Crackers, Flatbread, Nuts and Dried Fruit) per person $12.00  

Spud station
Warm Potato Chips, Sea Salt, Cracked Pepper and Aioli, Crispy Tator Tots,
Homemade Ketchups, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Bacon,
Green Onions, Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese  
per person $12.00

Surf & Turf Charcuterie
(Meats, Smoked Wild Salmon, flatbreads,
Apple Butter, Grainy Mustard & Maple Mayo, dried fruits & nuts)  
per person $18.00

Small Bowls Stations
(any orders over 250 a chef attended station is required $150 per station)

Vegetable, Chick Pea & Coconut Curry  
Jasmine Rice and Cashews per person $11.00

Warm Orzo & Lentils
Green Chickpeas, Hazelnuts, and Smoked Tofu, per person $11.00

Vegetarian Gnocchi
Heirlooms Tomatoes, Parmesan, per person $11.00

Chilled Asian Soba Noodle Salad
Miso Maple Dressing, Snap Peas, Bell Peppers, Crispy Wonton, Sesame & Almond  per person $11.00

Coffee & Tea

$3.50 per person

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

Action Stations

minimum order of 200 oysters
Ocean Wise Oyster Station (GF) (minimum order of 200 oysters)                                        
Oyster shucker, Oyster Bar, accompanied with signature mignonettes         per shucker $150.00
Deluxe Oysters freshly shucked oyster                                                         per oyster $4.50
Premium Oysters - freshly shucked oysters                                                 per oyster $5.50 

TACO STATION (Chef attended)
Chef Ned’s Famous Ocean Wise Dungeness Crab Taco   per taco $15.00

Seafood Martini Action Station (minimum order 50 guests)

(served in a martini glass, choce from 4 seafood options below)     per person $26.00

* Coconut Shrimp Ceviche                *Mediterranean Grilled Baby Scallops
* Citrus Marinated Clam Salad         *Albacore Tuna Ceviche
* Smoked Salmon Tartare

Dessert Station

Assorted cakes, flourless chocolate cake, and fruit platter (fruit & chocolate cake - (V) (GF))   per person $12.00


Enhance your Dessert Station to Premium Dessert Station     

Assorted cakes, flourless chocolate cake, fruit platter  (fruit & chocolate cake - (V) (GF))
Individual chocolate mousse, premium cakes, tarts & pastries       per person $16.00



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