There are so many events where a sit-down meal is just too financially restrictive or a logistical impossibility and finger food platter options just make the most sense. Guests can choose food from a variety of platters – meeting all dietary restrictions – while walking around a venue, mingling and interacting as the event requires. However, there are finger food platters…and then there are finger food platters. Make sure you go for a reputable provider who will make sure culinary selections and taste are priorities.

Platters Johannesburg

1. The Platter Café 

This well-established, family-run catering company lives up to its reputation of delivering good food on time. They use only high-quality ingredients from local suppliers and specialise in crafting bespoke menu options to suit the individual taste and budget. Their flexible approach has made them popular with many clients and they can cater for anything – breakfasts, cocktail parties, corporate events or private gatherings.

2. Under Wraps 

Their core business is the provision of sweet and savoury platters for every occasion with quality taste always guaranteed. Every carefully designed finger food platter selection is freshly produced, stylishly presented – using all the latest methodologies – and promptly delivered. The company’s passion for food is evident in the eye-catching, three-tiered platters, home-made recipes and attention to detail. Some of the finger food platters they produce include:

• Breakfast platters
• Sandwich platters
• Pastries, cheese and cold meat platters
• Fish and veggie platters
• Sushi platters
• Beef and chicken platters
• Sweet platters

3. Central Kitchens

This is one of the area’s leading catering companies which provides finger food platter options suited to any function or meal requirement. Central Kitchens has several years’ in the food and catering industry and has used this time to build up relations with the best providers, using only the freshest, quality ingredients for their platters. All food is prepared and cooked onsite daily by highly experienced chefs. Some of their delicious finger food platters include (among many others):

• Breakfast platter
• Sliced fruit platter
• Salmon and mouse platter
• Crudités platter
• Cold snack platter
• French rounds and bagel platter
• Cocktail roll platters
• Cocktail sandwich platter
• Pita and wrap platter
• Dessert platter

Salmon and Mouse Platter  French Rounds and Bagel Platter

4. Sandwich Baron 

The ultimate supplier of finger food platters for parties and events, the Sandwich Baron is a great catering option. They will assist with all catering and entertainment needs to ensure that your event is a tasty and delicious one. They have a truly amazing assortment of platters, a selection of which includes:

• All-cheese platter
• Baron or Baroness’ sandwich platter
• Breakfast platter
• Businessman’s sandwich platter
• Cheese and biscuit platter
• Cocktail platter
• Director platter
• Early morning platter
• Exotic platter
• Health platter
• Royal platter
• Sundowner platter

5. Open Food 

This high-end Joburg event management company integrates fine dining with exceptional planning. They offer bespoke platters finished with attention to detail. They pride themselves in putting style and flavour into convenient snack food, drawing inspiration from local and international flavours for a bite-sized experience. Some examples include:

• A taste of the Orient
• A proudly South African gourmet
• Mini chicken or beef pita platter
• Mighty meat platter
• Kebabs for Africa
• Prego platter
• Brazilian BBQ platter
• Mexicana platter
• Designer canapes

6. Exquisite Tastes 

This exclusive, upmarket catering company boasts a wealth of enthusiastic chefs ready to cater for weddings, birthdays, plated dinners, client lunches or any other event needs. They offer a range of finger lunch and cocktail platter menus, such as:

• Sunrise platter
• Brunch platter
• Mini burger platter
• Thai platter
• Italian platter
• Mini ciabatta sandwich platter
• Mexican platter
• Mini gourmet quiche platter
• Smoked salmon platter
• Greek platter
• Indian platter