appetizer & hors d'oeuvres menu

"Our goal is to make your event effortless, so that you can enjoy the celebration with your guests."

How is Emelle's different? Because we cater to you! We do not expect you to know how many service team members are necessary or when they need to arrive to set up on time, how many pieces of canapés may be required, or how many linens you need. We look after that for you, ensuring a successful event, every time. We guarantee unmatched dedication to providing the finest quality cuisine and superb service from the moment you first speak with us.

Below you will find examples of our hors d'oeuvres and grazing offerings. These are only suggestions! It is our goal to include items to your taste and budget preferences. Tell us about grandma's recipes, a signature treat that you once fell in love with, allergies or themes. This is how we can work with you to create your personalized day.

Consider the value when our services can include for you things like A white, red or black plush carpet runner for your ceremony; chair covers with your choice of coloured sash; china and flatware; wine glasses for dinner service; champagne flutes for a toast; professional, fully uniformed event staff who will set-up, serve your guests and clean up at the end — so you do not have to worry about anything but having a great time!

Send us an email to start the conversation so we can customize  your event. Quotes will be prepared to include labor and rentals as separate charge. Delivery rates vary in areas beyond Metro Vancouver.

 (604) 875-6551 or

hors' d'oeuvres

emelle's helpful tips for quantities

3-4 pieces per person prior to a dinner
6 pieces per person for a 1 hour reception
8-10 pieces per person for a 1-2 hour reception
12-15 pieces per person for a 2+ hour reception (no dinner)

Prices are per Dozen pieces
Minimum order of 3 dozen pieces of each selection
(GF) = gluten-free; (DF) = dairy-free; (VG) = vegan

vegetarian - ambient

$12 p/dz woodsy mushroom, pear & chevre strudel –v
$12 p/dz herbed chick pea bruschetta on olive focaccia - ve
$12 p/dz edamame sesame cucumber cups – ve,gf
$18 p/dz veggie tart with onion marmalade - v
$18 p/dz ratatouille & manchego cheese tart – v
$18p/dz caprese swords – v,gf
$18 p/dz Italian tapenade on cheese sables & rosemary - v
$18 p/dz brandied blue cheese walnut spread with grilled pear on garlic confit toasts – v
$18 p/dz persian cucumber cup with curry chickpea smash & tomato ginger chutney - gf/v
$18 p/dz soy steeped eggs deviled with sriracha chili aioli fresh icy gazpacho shots- gf
$24/dz shiitake tapenade with frilled tofu crostini - gf
$24 p/dz moutabal crisps – roast cauliflower, baba ghanoush, pickled onions on Parmesan crisp -gf
$24 p/dz caprese flatbread

vegetarian - warmed

$12 p/dz toasted tortellini with marinara sauce
$12 p/dz pomme dauphin with spicy mayo
$18 p/dz mini kale & mushroom calzones with smoked mozzarella
$18 p/dz stuffed baked potato nuggets with mushroom & fontina
$18 p/dz macadamia & sour cherry stuffed shitake mushroom caps
$ 18 p/dz mini corn muffins with spicy cheese filling
$18 p/dz potato chive pancake with cilantro sour cream
$18 p/dz wild mushroom & brie puffs
$24 p/dz cauliflower & spinach pakoras, tamarind chutney

meat - ambient

$12 p/dz asparagus, sundried tomato & prosciutto tortilla roll
$18 p/dz brie & turkey black current cranberry phyllo cup
$18 p/dz epoisses cheese, ham & apple tart
$18 p/dz niçoise salad skewers
$24 p/dz chilled prawns with mary rose cocktail dip
$24 p/dz peruvian pisco sour ceviche shots – gf
$24 p/dz prosciutto pinenut brandied fig & cambozola bruschetta
$24 p/dz greek lamb, olive & feta flatbread
$24 p/dz duck leg confit bouche with black currant port sauce
$24 p/dz goat cheese cream & smoked salmon on cocktail bagels
$24 p/dz buffalo chicken ballantine with fire roasted bell peppers on a blue cheese sable
$30 p/dz duck confit with sautéed leeks & orange zest crostini
$30 p/dz smoked salmon mascarpone mousse in charcoal crepe
$30 p/dz prawn, asparagus, pesto, fresh dill & mozzarella flatbread
$36 p/dz grilled steak & blue cheese tartines
$36 p/dz tuna tartar & avocado with taro chip

meat - warmed​

$12 p/dz Italian meatballs in our famous gorgonzola sauce
$12 p/dz cranberry bbq meatballs
$18 p/dz curry chicken pot pies
$18 p/dz apricot & cheddar chicken melt
$18 p/dz cheddar and bacon baguette bites
$18 p/dz turkey shepherds pie on wonton spoons
$24 p/dz lamb spedini with pickled grapes
$24 p/dz holiday tourtiere with beet relish & pickled mustard seeds
$24 p/dz coconut prawns with spicy thai chili sauce
$24 p/dz honey sauced prawns
$24 p/dz thai shrimp cakes
$24 p/dz chicken quesadilla with fruit salsa
$24 p/dz spinach artichoke & chorizo bouche
$24 p/dz italian sausage stuffed button mushrooms
$24 p/dz prosciutto wrapped cheese stuffed dates
$30 p/dz bacon egger canape with pancetta & quails’ eggs
$36 p/dz beef tenderloin satay with peppercorn demi glace
$36 p/dz sockeye salmon satay with lemon chutney aioli

savoury hand pies $36

jamaican jerk chicken & chutney

pulled pork & apple butter

bay boy lobster thermidor
coq au vin
curry vegetable & potato (v)

sliders - recommended for staffed events only  $48

tender beef with melted blue cheese & tobacco onions 

bbq pulled pork with pickled onion & creamy chipotle slaw 

house made veggie patty with crumbled feta onion jam & shredded red cabbage 

bc wild sockeye salmon mini fillets with corn relish & pea shoots

tender cajun chicken breast & louisiana caesar

sizzling satays $36

garlic prawn duet

beef tenderloin with glazed with fresh horseradish demi ​

cajun spice rubbed chicken with creamy caesar dip

wild sockeye salmon with raspberry balsamic reduction

lemon dill pepper rubbed salmon with lemon chutney aioli 

seared teriyaki tuna with sesame gomae sauce

flatbread brouschetta $24

triple cheese & caramelized onions

pesto roasted vegetables with chèvre

hurricane with mushroom & chorizo cheddar​

texas chicken & avocado with nacho cheese

platters for grazing

Platters are priced per person
Minimum order of 10 guests

(gf) = gluten-free; (df) = dairy-free; (vg) = vegan

cheese, charcuterie, veggies & dip

best of bc cheese tray with baguette & crackers  $5

international artisan cheese board with our onion jam  $7
served with baguette, crackers & our sunshine coast crisps

artisan charcuterie board  $11
an assortment of sausages, cured meats
& artisan cheeses, house made relishes & grainy mustard
fresh baguette, flatbread & biscuits

vegetable crudité platter with duo of dips  (gf)  $3
vegetable vases & duo of dips  (gf)  $4
vegetable flower garden in wheat grass with duo of dips (gf)  $5
dip choices include:
signature red pepper miso, classic hummus, ruby beet hummus, tzatziki, blue cheese
our famous pithiviers small  $40 (8- 10 people) or large  $60 (10-12 people)
french torte baked with black forest ham and elemental cheeses
brie baked with pecans & onion jam $6 served with sliced baguette & filone
assortment of reception sandwich quarters (3 pp)  $4


 soft pita triangles with classic hummus & extra virgin olive oil

lavash bread with charred lemon & white bean hummus

rosemary flatbread with tzatziki, feta & olives

crispy tri colour flour tortillas with spicy black bean salsa

sour dough bread cubes with warm spinach & artichoke dip


"let your guests get interactive with our build your own action stations ! Dietary considerations are included in this
variety of flavorful toppings, and proteins"
station ideas
mexican fiesta taco,  crostini bar, OOOoey gooey poutine bonanza
creamy italian risotto bar, mac n' cheese madness, wok fried asian stir fry