Hors d’oeuvre Menu

If you’re planning to host a Cocktail Party and just want to enjoy some cocktails?! No worries, you came to the right spot and we’ve got you covered. Chef Purple has a delicious array of small bites to choose from. He will plan creative menu ideas with you and have a variety of selections to offer you and your guests based on preferences and the vibe of the party! Spanish Tapas, Classic American fair and plenty of other outside the box twists international cuisines. Chef embraces the traditions here in the south and enjoys creating southern influenced starters and appetizers. He draws inspiration from everything he has come to love about Charlotte and embraces the culinary history he learns the longer he lives in the Carolinas.

Maybe your or thinking about a casual affair and want to skip the formal, sit down plated dinner menu. Chef Purple is an expert at planning a menu that will your guests raving to their family and friends until your next event. He’ll dazzle you with an amazing selection of hors d’oeuvre that can be customized to suit every occasion, meet all of your needs and exceed your expectations.


Suggested Ordering Guide

This is a basic guide and will vary depending upon the duration of the party, start time, number of guests and hors d’oeuvre selected.


Pre Dinner hors d’oeuvre

Duration of party: 1-2 hours

 We suggest 6-8 pieces per guest on average.(e.g. 10 guests we suggest a min of 60-80 pieces total.)

Afternoon or evening cocktail party:

Duration of party: 2-3 hours

We suggest 8-10 pieces per guest on average.(e.g. 10 guests we suggest a min of 80-100 pieces total.)

Hors d’oeuvre in lieu of dinner

Duration of party: 3-4 hours

We suggest 14-18 pieces per guest on average (e.g. 10 guests we suggest a min of 140-180 pieces total.)


Chef’s infamous one bite creations…Don’t bite off more than you can chew!

Signature Chicken & Bacon Bites with a BBQ Glaze – AKA Crack on a stick!

Caprese Salad – Fresh Tom & Mozz, Pesto & Aged Balsamic

Mini Mac-N-Cheese Bites – Bacon and Smoked Gouda

Mini Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Cucumber “Cups” with Hummus OR Tzatziki OR Roasted Garlic Tapenade

Parmesan Scented Artichokes Wrapped in Bacon

Lox Cucumber Canapé – Caraway, Coriander, Caper Aioli


Chicken & Waffle Bites

Sliders…you won’t stop sliding them down your gullet!

Beef Tenderloin – Sliced Rare Beef Tenderloin – Martin’s Potato Roll – Horseradish Cream

BBQ Pulled Pork with Blackberry Slaw – King’s Hawaiian

Mini Lobster Rolls – Classic New England Style

Meatball – Marinara and Mozzarella

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad Sliders

Buffalo Chicken – Frank’s Red Hot – Lettuce & Roma – Blue Cheese or Ranch

BBQ Burger – Cheddar Cheese – Romain Lettuce – Tomato


Crisp & Refreshing…Small Bites with BIG Tastes!

Crab and Avocado Crisps with Mint and Lime

Ricotta & Honey Crostini with Toasted Hazelnuts

Shrimp Ceviche Shooter – Charred Serrano Chile

New Potatoes – Caviar – Crème Fraîche




About Us

Headed by Chef Ross Purple, Purple’s Side of the Table has become the place foodies in Charlotte, North Carolina go for cooking lessons, meal prep, and catering.

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