Appetizers are foods which stimulate the
appetite, through their attractive
appearance, fragrance or appealing flavor.
It is a small pieces or portions of highly
seasoned food, usually served before a meal to
induce and stimulate one’s appetite.
It is usually served before the main
It can be served on occasions where
eating takes time like wedding party.
1. Hors d’ oeuvres
4. Petite salad
5. Chips and dips
6. Soups and consommés
-refers to small portions of highly seasoned foods. It is
a combination of canapés, olives, stuffed celery,
pickled radishes, and fish.
These are small bite sizes of meat, fish , cheese, fruits
and the like on sticks or toothpicks.
a long, thin metal pin that is
pushed through small pieces of
meat or vegetables to hold
them in place while they are
cooked, or a dish of food
cooked this way
Its ingredients and method of
preparation vary, but usually it
consists of water chestnuts and
pieces of chicken liver wrapped in
bacon and marinated in soy sauce
and either ginger or brown sugar.
are made out of thin slices of bread in
different shapes. The bread may be
toasted, sautéed in butter or dipped in a
well-seasoned mixture of egg, cheese,
fish, or meat then deep-fat fried.
These are small bite sizes of bread, pastry,
crackers etc. with BASE, TOPPINGS and
are usually juices of orange, pineapple,
grapefruit or tomatoes served with cold salad
dressings. It may be in the form of a fruit or
vegetable juice mixed with little alcoholic
beverage or seafood like shrimps, crabs, or
lobsters served with slightly seasoned sauce.
1. Good mise en place is essential.
2. Assemble as close as possible to serving time.
3. Select harmonious flavor combinations in spreads
4. Make sure that at least one of the ingredients is spicy
5. Use high quality ingredients.
6. Keep it simple.
7. Arrange canapés carefully and attractively on trays.