Casual events filled with friends and family call for a relaxed catering menu with comfort food everyone loves. Start your meal with an appetizer catering menu heavy on dips and spreads.

Offer dips from your menu in single serving glasses to make them simple to sample and easy for kids’ hands. Crackers, pita bread, corn chips and vegetables all pair well with tons of spreads and are easy to stack on appetizer-sized plates.

Cheesy Dips that Make Great Appetizers

Game day gatherings, birthday celebrations and casual engagement parties all call for cheesy dips.

Beer Cheese Dip: Upgrade basic nacho cheese with bold spices and local beer for a dip no one can resist.

Chicken Wing Dip: Give your event Buffalo flavor with a bold chicken wing dip on your catering menu.

Spinach Artichoke Dip: Treat guests to the unique flavors of spinach artichoke dip. Fresh pita makes the perfect serving tool.

Appetizers with Fresh Mexican Flavors

Refreshing tomatoes, spicy peppers and satisfying beans are reason enough to consider a Mexican-style appetizer catering menu throughout your entire event.

Guacamole: Creamy avocados and bold spices are delicious on their own or topped with fresh salsa.

Salsa: The salsa options are endless. Consider traditional, green, black bean, corn and mango salsas.

Taco Dip: Layers of refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese deserve handmade tortilla chips.

Upgrade Your Appetizer Catering Menu

Dips and spreads belong on menus at many kinds of events. There are plenty of options, even if beer cheese and taco dip don’t fit among other menu items or your venue.

Crab Dip: Crab and a touch of lemon make for a delicious dip. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers or fried wonton chips.

Fresh Dill Dip: Dress up perfectly sliced vegetables with a creamy, flavorful dill dip.

Hummus: This Mediterranean staple is a versatile dip that fits in at family parties, corporate events and even weddings. Hummus is a great alternative to heavy or fried appetizers.