San Diego Catering by Bekker's Catering

Appetizers

Do you need light snacks for a cocktail party? Or heavy Hors D'Oeuvres to create a full meal? Here are a few suggested appetizer combinations, or we can custom design a menu just for you!

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  • Charcuterie

    Hors D'Oeuvres To Impress

    Elegant Charcuterie Display Station - includes:
        • Meats: Italian Dry Salami, Coppa, Sopressata, Prosciutto, Spanish Chorizo
        • Cheeses: Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Manchego, Gruyere, Brie, Chevre, Herbed Cheese Spread
        • Accompaniments: Crackers / Crisps / Artisan Bread, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
        • Fresh Fruit: Strawberries / Grapes
        • Dried Fruit: Figs / Dates / Apricots
        • Nuts: Pecans / Almonds
        • Dips: Local Honeycomb / Sour Cherry Preserves / Imported Jams

    Carving Station:
        • Prime Rib Au Jus with Horseradish Sauce
        • European Baked Ham with Rolls and Condiments

    Three Tray Passed Appetizers

    Ahi Poke:
    Traditional Hawaiian Fish Tartare with Yellowfin Tuna, Soy Sauce, Green Onion, and Sesame Seeds - Served on Lavash Cracker

    Bacon Wrapped Scallops:
    Tender Scallops Wrapped in Applewood Bacon on a Bamboo Pick

    Bruschetta:
    Fresh Sliced Ciabatta Crostini with Sundried Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    Luscious Desserts

    Assorted Cheesecake Slices, Petite Fours, Assorted Bars (Meltaway, Chocolate, Raspberry Lemon and Pecan Crunch) Cream Puffs, and Mini Eclairs

    ($1799.00 min for 40 Guests + $29.99 per person over 40)

    Bruschetta
  • An American in Paris

    Elegant Charcuterie Display Station - includes:
        • Meats: Italian Dry Salami, Coppa, Sopressata, Prosciutto, Spanish Chorizo
        • Cheeses: Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Manchego, Gruyere, Brie, Chevre, Herbed Cheese Spread
        • Accompaniments: Crackers / Crisps / Artisan Bread, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
        • Fresh Fruit: Strawberries / Grapes
        • Dried Fruit: Figs / Dates / Apricots
        • Nuts: Pecans / Almonds
        • Dips: Local Honeycomb / Sour Cherry Preserves / Imported Jams

    Crab Cakes with Smoked Paprika Remoulade and Tartar Sauce

    Steak Crustini with Herbed Chevre and Caramelized Onion Marmalade

    Chicken Cordon Blue Bites

    Bacon Wrapped Dates: Jumbo Dates filled with Creamy Bleu Cheese and wrapped with Smoky Bacon

    Petite Quiche: Assorted Flavors

    Watermelon, Feta and Fresh Mint Kabobs

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($1399.00 min for 40 Guests + $22.99 per person over 40)

    Bacon Wrapped Dates
  • La Paz

    Colorful Fruit Display: Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes, Strawberries, Apples, Oranges, Lemons, Limes - built into an all edible work of art!

    Spicy Queso Fundido with Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips

    Mini Blackened Tequila Lime Shrimp and Grilled Bell Pepper Kabobs

    Southwestern Spring Rolls filled with Chicken, Black Beans, Corn, Spinach, Cheese and Jalapeno - Served with Sour Cream

    Mexican Beef Empanadas with Salsa

    Mini Bean Tostada Station: includes Refried Beans, Corn Tortillas, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Cilantro, Sour Cream, Fresh Salsa and Guacamole

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($1199.00 min for 40 Guests + $19.99 per person over 40)

  • Crispy Asparagus in Phyllo

    Fantastic Finger Food

    Carving Station: Herb Encrusted Tri Tip Au Jus with Rolls and Condiments

    Elegant Vegetable Display:
    Freshly Cut Carrots, Broccoli, Celery, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Jicama, Radishes, Green and Red Peppers, Grape Tomatoes - all in a multi-level artistic display with Spinach Dip and Ranch Dip

    Colorful Fruit Display:
    Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes, Strawberries, Apples, Oranges, Lemons, Limes - built into an all edible work of art!

    Spinach and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms: Mushroom Caps Filled with Sautéed Spinach and Tangy Feta

    Mini Teriyaki Chicken Skewers: Moist Chicken On a Bamboo Skewer – Marinated in Teriyaki Sauce and Topped with Sesame Seeds

    Crispy Asparagus in Phyllo: Thin Asparagus Spears Wrapped with Asiago Cheese and Phyllo Dough

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($1150.00 min for 40 Guests + $18.99 per person over 40)

    Spinach and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms
  • A Day in Greece

    Colorful Fruit Display:
    Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes, Strawberries, Apples, Oranges, Lemons, Limes - built into an all edible work of art!

    Lamb Chop Pops: Grilled to perfection and served on the bone as the popsicle stick with a tangy Dill Dip

    Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabobs

    Spanakopita: Spinach in Phyllo Dough - Baked on Site

    Spinach and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms: Mushroom Caps Filled with Sautéed Spinach and Tangy Feta

    Dolmathes: Grape Leaves stuffed with Rice

    Hummus and Pita Bread

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($1150.00 min for 40 Guests + $18.99 per person over 40)

    Hummus and Pita Bread
  • Tropical Dream

    Mini Beef Teriyaki Skewers: Marinated in Teriyaki Sauce and Topped with Sesame Seeds

    Mini Blackened Garlic Shrimp and Grilled Pineapple Kabobs

    Lumpia: (Shrimp, Pork, Chicken or Vegetable) with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

    Ahi Poke: Traditional Hawaiian Fish Tartare with Yellowfin Tuna, Soy Sauce, Green Onion, and Sesame Seeds - Served on Lavash Cracker

    Tropical Bruschetta: Cinnamon Sugar Crustini with Sweet Cream Cheese, Crushed Pineapple and Fresh Mint

    Mini Fruit Kabobs: Strawberries, Blueberries, and Grapes, Drizzled with a Raspberry Glaze and Fresh Mint

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($1150.00 min for 40 Guests + $18.99 per person over 40)

    Ahi Poke
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    French Toast Sticks with Old Fashioned Maple Syrup

    Mini Chicken and Waffle Bites with Old Fashioned Maple Syrup

    Bacon Wrapped Dates: Jumbo Dates filled with Creamy Bleu Cheese and wrapped with Smoky Bacon

    Petite Quiche: Assorted Flavors

    Potato Pancake Bites: with Sour Cream and Traditional Applesauce – Fried onsite!

    Brie en Croute: with Raspberry Filling and Gourmet Crackers

    Mini Fruit Kabobs: Strawberries, Blueberries, and Grapes, Drizzled with a Raspberry Glaze and Fresh Mint

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($999.00 min for 40 Guests + $15.99 per person over 40)

    Petite Quiche
  • Honkey Tonk Hoedown

    Famous BBQ Brisket Sliders with Tangy Cole Slaw on a Brioche Bun

    Mini Spareribs in Southern Style Sauce

    Beer Pretzel Cheese Curd Bites with Ranch Dip – Fried Onsite!

    County Potato Salad Shooters

    Fresh Vegetable Tray with Ranch and Spinach Dip

    Mini Fruit Kabobs: Strawberries, Blueberries, and Grapes, Drizzled with a Raspberry Glaze and Fresh Mint

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($899.00 min for 40 Guests + $14.99 per person over 40)

  • Classy Appetizers

    Beautiful Cheese Display: Includes Sharp Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti, Muenster, Brie and Herbed Cheese Spread with Gourmet Crackers and Breads

    Colorful Fruit Display: Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes, Strawberries, Apples, Oranges, Lemons, Limes - built into an all edible work of art!

    Cocktail Meatballs with Choice of Sauce
        • Texas Style BBQ Sauce     • Teriyaki Sauce
        • Traditional Swedish Meatballs     • Mushroom Cabernet Sauce

    Mini Caprese Skewers: Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes and Basil, Drizzled with a Balsamic Glaze

    Bacon Wrapped Dates: Jumbo Dates filled with Creamy Bleu Cheese and wrapped with Smoky Bacon

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($850.00 min for 40 Guests + $12.99 per person over 40)

    Cocktail Meatballs
  • Blissful Bites

    Colorful Fruit Tray: Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes, Strawberries, Apples, Oranges, Lemons, Limes

    Nacho Bar: Tri Colored Tortilla Chips, Nacho Cheese, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Black Olives and Jalapenos

    Cheese Tortellini Skewers with Housemade Marinara and Shredded Parmesan

    Hummus and Pita Chips

    Awesome BBQ Sliders: Shredded BBQ Beef in our Famous Original Texas Style BBQ Sauce on a Brioche Bun

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($799.00 min for 40 Guests + $11.99 per person over 40)

  • Ballpark Snacks

    Burger Sliders: Mini Certified Angus Beef Patties on a Brioche Bun with Sharp Cheddar, Red Onions and Aioli Mayonnaise

    Andouille Sausage Bites with Smoked Paprika Remoulade

    Fried Mac and Cheese Bites: Mac and Cheese Coated in Bread Crumbs and Fried Until Golden, served with Ranch Dip

    Tri-Colored Chips, Fresh Salsa and Homemade Guacamole

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($699.00 min for 40 Guests + $10.99 per person over 40)

  • Simple Starters

    Mini Fruit Kabobs: Strawberries, Blueberries, and Grapes, Drizzled with a Raspberry Glaze and Fresh Mint

    Petite Quiche: Assorted Flavors

    Cocktail Meatballs with Choice of Sauce
        • Texas Style BBQ Sauce     • Teriyaki Sauce
        • Traditional Swedish Meatballs     • Mushroom Cabernet Sauce

    Bruschetta: Fresh Sliced Ciabatta Crostini with Sundried Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Artichoke Dip with Bread Cubes

    Chips and Salsa

    (Additional Selections Below - Charges may apply for Substitutions)

    ($650.00 min for 40 Guests + $9.99 per person over 40)

    Tri Colored Tortilla Chips and Salsa

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A la Carte Appetizer Selections

Prices are per person, per item. (Please see minimums for each section.)

  • A la Carte Appetizer Selections

    Minimum $5.00 per person of items below to add appetizer hour in addition to a full menu.

    ($300.00 min for 40 Guests + $5.00 per person over 40)

  • Create your own A la Carte Appetizer Menu from selections below:

    ($599.00 min for 40 Guests + $10.00 per person over 40)

  • Basic Appetizers

    ($105.00 min for 40 Guests + $1.75 per person over 40)

    Tri Colored Tortilla Chips and Fresh Salsa

    Hummus and Pita Chips

    Parmesan Artichoke Dip with Bread Cubes

    Cocktail Franks with Mustard

    Meatballs with Choice of Sauce
        • Texas Style BBQ Sauce
        • Teriyaki Sauce
        • Traditional Swedish Meatballs
        • Mushroom Cabernet Sauce

    Bruschetta - Fresh Sliced Baguette with Sundried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil Topping with Parmesan Cheese

    Tropical Bruschetta - Cinnamon Sugar Crustini with Sweet Cream Cheese, Crushed Pineapple and Fresh Mint

    Mini Caprese Skewers - Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes and Basil, Drizzled with a Balsamic Glaze

    Mini Fruit Kabobs - Strawberries, Blueberries, and Grapes, Drizzled with a Raspberry Glaze and Fresh Mint

    Dolmathes - Grape Leaves stuffed with Rice

    Petite Quiche Assorted Flavors

    Banderillas - Mini Skewers of Ham, Cheese, Olives

    Andouille Sausage Bites with Smoked Paprika Remoulade

    Watermelon, Feta and Fresh Mint Kabobs

  • Yummy Appetizers

    ($150.00 min for 40 Guests + $2.50 per person over 40)

    Tri Colored Chips, Fresh Salsa and Homemade Guacamole

    Fresh Vegetable Tray with Spinach and Ranch Dressing

    Brie en Croute with Raspberry Filling and Gourmet Crackers

    Bacon Wrapped Dates - Jumbo Dates filled with Creamy Bleu Cheese and wrapped with Smoky Bacon

    Mini Teriyaki Chicken Skewers - Marinated in Teriyaki Sauce and Topped with Sesame Seeds

    Mini Spareribs in our famous BBQ Sauce

    Cheese Tortellini in Marinara or Alfredo Sauce

    Spinach and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms - Mushroom Caps filled with Sautéed Spinach and Tangy Feta

    Awesome BBQ Sliders - Shredded BBQ Beef OR Pork in our Famous Original Texas Style BBQ Sauce on a Brioche Bun

    Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers

    Spicy Queso Fundido with Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips

    Country Style Potato Salad Shooters

  • Delightful Appetizers

    ($180.00 min for 40 Guests + $3.00 per person over 40)

    Chocolate Fountain with Dipping Treats - Marshmallows, Pretzels, Graham Crackers, Strawberries and Bananas

    Fresh Fruit Tray - Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes and Strawberries

    Vegetable Display - Beautiful Arrangement of Carrots, Cucumbers, Celery, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Jicama, Red and Green Peppers and Radishes – Served with a Delicious Spinach and Ranch Dip

    Ahi Poke - Traditional Hawaiian Fish Tartare with Yellowfin Tuna, Soy Sauce, Green Onion, and Sesame Seeds - Served on Lavash Cracker

    Popcorn Shrimp - Mini Shrimp Breaded and Fried and Served with a Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

    Vegetable or Chicken Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

    Lumpia (Shrimp, Pork, Chicken or Vegetable) with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

    Southwestern Egg Rolls filled with Chicken, Black Beans, Corn, Spinach, Cheese and Jalapeno - Served with Fresh Salsa

    Smoked Chicken Quesadilla Cornucopia filled with Creamy blend of Spicy Cheeses and Chicken

    Nacho Bar with Tri Colored Tortilla Chips, Nacho Cheese, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Black Olives and Jalapenos

    Pork Potstickers - Sautéed with Sweet Chili Sauce

    Fried Mac and Cheese Bites - Mac and Cheese Coated in Bread Crumbs and Fried Until Golden, served with Ranch Dip

    Mexican Beef Empanadas with Salsa

    Mini Teriyaki Beef Skewers - Marinated in Teriyaki Sauce and Topped with Sesame Seeds

    Crispy Asparagus in Phyllo - Baked on Site

    Spanakopita - Spinach in Phyllo Dough - Baked on Site

    Chicken Wings - Hot 'n Spicy, Lemon Pepper or BBQ

    Mini Chicken and Waffle Bites with Old Fashioned Maple Syrup

    Fried Pickles - Deep Fried Dill Pickle Spears with Ranch Dip

    California Roll Selection with Soy Sauce, Wasabi and Pickled Ginger

    Parmesan Artichoke Hearts with Marinara Sauce - Fried on Site

    Crab Stuffed Mushrooms - Mushroom Caps with Crab, Cheeses, Seasoned Bread Crumbs

    Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Skewer

    Potato Pancake Bites with Sour Cream and Traditional Applesauce – Fried onsite!

    Beer Pretzel Cheese Curd Bites with Ranch Dip – Fried Onsite!

  • Decadent Appetizers

    (225.00 min for 40 Guests + $3.75 per person over 40)

    Burger Sliders - Mini Certified Angus Beef Patties on a Brioche Bun with Sharp Cheddar, Red Onions and Aioli Mayonnaise

    Brie and Raspberry Bites in Phyllo - Baked on Site

    Cheese Display - Includes Sharp Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti, Muenster, Brie and Herbed Cheese Spread with Gourmet Crackers and Breads

    Antipasto Platter - Italian Salami, Provolone Cheese, Marinated Mushrooms, Artichokes, Olives, Pepperoncinis, Grape Tomatoes

    Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

    Coconut Shrimp - Coated with Breadcrumbs and Coconut and Fried on Site with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

    Mashed Potato Bar with Gourmet Toppings including Butter, Sour Cream, Gravy, Green Onions, Shredded Cheese, Olives, Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms and Bacon Bits

    Lamb Chop Pops - Grilled to perfection and served on the bone as the popsicle stick with a tangy Dill Dip

    Steak Crustini with Herbed Chevre and Caramelized Onion Marmalade

    Famous BBQ Brisket Sliders with Tangy Cole Slaw on a Brioche Bun

    Chicken Cordon Blue Bites

  • Spectacular Appetizers

    ($240.00 min for 40 Guests + $4.00 per person over 40)

    Elegant Fresh Fruit Display
              add Chocolate Fondue - $1.00pp ($60 for 40 guests + $1.00 per person over 40)

    Martini Mashed Potato Bar - Served in Disposable Martini Glasses with Gourmet Toppings - including Butter, Sour Cream, Gravy, Green Onions, Shredded Cheese, Olives, Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms and Bacon Bits

    Bacon Wrapped Scallops - Buttery Scallops wrapped in Crispy Bacon

    Beer Battered Onion Rings - Thin Sliced Onions Beer Battered and Deep Fried

    Mini Blackened Garlic Shrimp and Grilled Pineapple Kabobs

    Crab Cakes with Smoked Paprika Remoulade and Tartar Sauce

    Mini Bean Tostada Station includes Refried Beans, Corn Tortillas, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Cilantro, Sour Cream, Fresh Salsa and Guacamole

    Mini Blackened Tequila Lime Shrimp and Grilled Bell Pepper Kabobs

  • Action Packed Appetizers

    ($300.00 min for 40 Guests + $5.00 per person over 40)

    Mini Taco Station with Chicken, Beef OR Pork Carnitas
        – with Mini Corn and Flour Tortillas, Fresh Salsa, Cheese, Onions, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Limes and Guacamole
    (Optional upgrade: add $1.00pp for each additional meat)

    Spicy Breaded, Deep Fried Chicken Wing Station - Jumbo Meaty Wings, Deep Fried Fresh on Site
        - with Crisp Celery and Carrot Sticks and a multitude of mouthwatering Dipping Sauces: Traditional Texas Style BBQ Sauce, Fiery Hot Sauce, Ranch and Bleu Cheese Dressings

    Grilled Cheese Bites Station - Comfort food at its best!
        - White and Whole Grain Breads, American, Cheddar and Jack Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes, Red Onion, Avocado, Bacon and Jalapenos! - Freshly Grilled on Site

    Carving Station with Turkey OR Baked Ham with Rolls and Condiments
    (Optional upgrade: add $2.00pp for Turkey AND Ham)

  • Scrumptious Appetizers

    ($360.00 min for 40 Guests + $6.00 per person over 40)

    Mini Fish Taco Station with Mini Corn and Flour Tortillas, Fresh Salsa, Cheese, Onions, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Limes, Green Cabbage, Guacamole and White Sauce

  • Lavish Appetizers

    ($420.00 min for 40 Guests + $7.00 per person over 40)

    Carving Station with Herb Encrusted Tri Tip Au Jus with Rolls and Condiments
              (Optional upgrade: add $2.00pp for Turkey or Ham)

    Charcuterie Station - includes:

    Meats:
        Italian Dry Salami
        Coppa
        Sopressata
        Prosciutto
        Spanish Chorizo

    Cheeses:
        Sharp Cheddar
        Smoked Gouda
        Manchego
        Gruyere
        Brie
        Chevre
        Herbed Cheese Spread

    Accompaniments:
        Crackers / Crisps / Artisan Bread
        Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
        Fresh Fruit: Strawberries / Grapes
        Dried Fruit: Figs / Dates / Apricots
        Nuts: Pecans / Almonds
        Dips: Local Honeycomb / Sour Cherry Preserves / Imported Jams

    Additional Meats, Cheeses, and Accompaniments Available Upon Request.

    Charcuterie

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