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Gourmet Appetizers

Our extensive Appetizer menu offers a variety of options, all gourmet and scrumptious to suit any event or occasion.
Our ingredients are the freshest and many feature seasonal varieties that vary depending on the time of year.

Hot Appetizers


  • MINI MEATBALLS In Our House BBQ Sauce $1.75
  • SWEDISH MEATBALLS With Button Mushrooms $1.95
  • HONEY MUSTARD WINGS With a Garlic, Honey & Soy Marinade & Glaze $1.95
  • HOT & SPICY WINGS Zippy Breaded Chicken Wings served with Celery Sticks & Bleu Cheese Dip $1.95
  • SPANAKOPITA Filo Triangles Stuffed with Crumbled Feta & Baby Spinach Baked to a Golden Brown $2.25
  • VEGETARIAN SPRING ROLL Matchstick Veggies Wrapped in a Won Ton & Flash Fried Golden Brown. Served w/ a Curry Coconut Dipping Sauce $2.45
  • CARAMELIZED ONION FILO CUP Buttery Filo Dough Stuffed w/ Caramelized Onion, Walnuts, Bleu Cheese & Bacon Crumbles Baked Golden Brown $2.50
  • MOROCCAN MEATBALLS Ground Lamb w/ Seasonal Herbs & Moroccan Spices w/ Tahini Yogurt Dip $2.15
  • CASHEW CHICKEN SPRING ROLL Minced Chicken & Spiced Cashews in a Wonton Wrapper. Served w/ Sweet Chili Pepper Dipping Sauce $2.95
  • STUFFED SPUDS Potato Skins Stuffed with Cheese, Onion & Bacon with Sour Cream & Salsa on the Side $2.95
  • LIL' POT STICKERS Steamed Minced Pork in a Wonton Wrapper served with Soy Sauce for Dipping $1.95
  • ITALIAN STUFFED MUSHROOMS Baked Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage & Parmesan Cheese $2.15
  • VEGETARIAN STUFFED MUSHROOMS Baked Mushroom Stuffed with Baby Spinach & Crumbled Feta $2.15
  • SPANISH STUFFED MUSHROOMS Baked Cremini Mushrooms Stuffed w/ Spanish Ham, Parmesan Cheese, Sour Cream & Herbed Bread Crumbs $2.15
  • COCONUT FRIED SHRIMP Butterfly Shrimp rolled in Panko Bread Crumbs & Coconut Fried Golden Brown. Served w/ Orange Mango Lime Dipping Sauce $1.95
  • WILD MUSHROOM TARTLETS A Trio of Sautéed Mushrooms in a Bite Size Tartlets Topped w/ Parmesan Cheese & Button Mushroom $1.95
  • CARROT & SCALLION CAKES Pan Seared Topped with Crumbled Feta & Diced Kalamata Olives $1.95
  • TAMALE SHOOTERS Corn Tamale with Tri Color Peppers served with a Chipotle Aioli Dollop $2.95
  • MOJO SHRIMP Marinated and Grilled Smokey Shrimp with Garlic Parsley Mojo on a Bamboo Skewer $2.35
  • MINI CHICKEN TAMALES Served with Homemade Salsa & Sour Cream $3.95
  • CHICKEN TAQUITOS Shredded Roasted Chicken in a Corn Tortilla Served with Homemade Salsa & Sour Cream $3.50
  • CARIBBEAN STYLE QUESADILLAS BBQ Pulled Pork & Diced Green Apple Nestled Between Flour Tortillas Smothered in Cheese w/ a Bermuda Salsa $2.95
  • CRUNCHY SHRIMP CAKES Pan Seared Almond Crusted Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Soy Aioli for Dipping $2.85
  • CITRUS CHILI SHRIMP STICKS Grilled over an Open Fire and Glazed with a Hot Honey Soy Sauce $2.35
  • CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS A Blend of Fresh Crab, Parmesan Cheese & Scallions $2.45
  • GRILLED CHICKEN SATAY Seasoned & Grilled to Perfection Brushed with Peanut Sauce & sesame seeds $2.25
  • TERIYAKI CHICKEN STICKS Grilled Tender Chicken on a Bamboo Skewer Basted with House Teriyaki $2.75
  • SPANISH CHICKEN STICKS Grilled Tender Chicken on a Wooden Skewer Basted with a Lemon & Saffron Sauce $2.15
  • INDIAN CHICKEN SKEWERS Grilled Marinated Chicken skewer with a Green Curry Coconut Dipping Sauce $2.65
  • SOY BEEF STICKS Grilled Tenderloin Beef Threaded on a Bamboo Skewer Basted with Sesame Soy $2.45
  • THAI COCONUT BEEF STICKS Threaded Strips of Beef Tenderloin on a Bamboo Skewer with a Thai Red Curry Coconut Dipping Sauce $3.45
  • New! ROCK SHRIMP & AVOCADO LUMPIA Lumpia Wrapper Filled with Rock Shrimp, Diced Avocado & Jamaican Relish. Flash Fried Golden Brown & Dusted w/ Sea Salt $2.95
  • CRAB FILLED SPUD CUPS Halved Sweet Yukon Gold Potatoes Stuffed with Dungeness Crab Salad $2.65
  • FIERY THAI SCALLOPS Large Pan Seared Scallops Topped with Red Curry & Basil Mango Relish $2.65
  • GRILLED TIGER PRAWN SATAY With Thai Red Curry Sauce $2.70
  • LOVE BIRDS Minced Chicken, Mascarpone Cheese & Fig Preserves Wrapped Neatly in Puff Pastry Baked to a Golden Brown $2.45
  • CHICKEN SWISS CORDON BLEU BITES Swiss Cheese Nestled between Ground Chicken & Ham Coated in Panko Bread Crumbs. Served w/ Sherry Cream Dipping Sauce $2.45
  • OLD ENGLISH BEEF SKEWERS Grilled Beef Tenderloin on a Bamboo Skewer with a Triple Mustard Garlic Sauce $3.75
  • TOSCANO PRAWNS Prosciutto Wrapped Prawn Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese $3.15
  • VINO BEEF KEBAB Beef Tenderloin on Bamboo Skewer Grilled over an Open Fire Basted with a Sweet Merlot Demi Glace $2.45
  • ITALIAN PRAWNS Grilled Pancetta Wrapped Jumbo Prawns Finished with a Charmelode Wine Sauce $2.95
  • MINI WELLINGTONS Beef Tenderloin & Stilton Cheese with Wild Mushrooms Wrapped in Puff Pastry Baked to a Golden Brown $2.75
  • THAI CHICKEN SATAY - AUTHENTIC THAI STYLE Marinated & Grilled Chicken Satay served w/ Thai Cucumber Salad & Peanut Sauce $2.95
  • LOUISIANA CRAB CAKES Pan Seared Served with Chipotle Chili Aioli $2.95
  • THAI BEEF SATAY - AUTHENTIC THAI STYLE Marinated & Grilled Satay of Beef served w/ Thai Cucumber Salad & Peanut Sauce $2.95
  • NEW ORLEANS SKEWERS Grilled Succulent Shrimp & Andouille Sausage on a Wooden Skewer $3.15
  • LAVA PRAWNS Grilled Giant Prawn on a Skewer with a Spicy Chipotle Mango Sauce $2.90
  • OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER Baked on the Half Shell Topped with Herbed Bread Crumbs $4.25


  • *ARTICHOKE FRITTERS 140-160 Per Order Quartered Artichokes breaded with Japanese Bread Crumbs then Flash Fried to a Golden Brown Dusted with Sea Salt. Served with a Lemon Tarragon Aioli $199.95
  • *FLASH FRIED CALAMARI * 12 lbs. Lightly Breaded Strips of Calamari Flash Fried to a Golden Brown Dusted with Sea Salt. Served with a Chipotle Aioli for Dipping $249.95

Carving Stations

The Carving Station is considered an addition to any assortment of appetizers. Served in 3 ounce portions and is intended to be served with other appetizers or as an addition to a main entrée. A chef is required for the carving station.

  • FRESHLY ROASTED TURKEY BREAST Served with Freshly Baked Assorted Rolls Aioli and Spicy Mustard on the side Add 7.95 per serving
  • SMOKED & GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN Glazed and then served with Jack Daniels and Maple Glaze on the side Served with Soft Egg Rolls and Extra Sauce Add 8.95 per serving
  • CHECKERS SIGNATURE SLOW SMOKED PRIME RIB Served with Creamy Horseradish and au jus on the Side. Freshly Baked Assorted Artisan Rolls Add 11.95 per serving
  • NEW YORK STRIP LOIN Seasoned with Garlic & Herbs then roasted to perfection. Aioli, Spicy Mustard and BBQ Sauce on the Side. Freshly Baked Assorted Artisan Rolls Add 13.95 per serving
  • BEEF TENDERLOIN Generously Dry Rubbed with Fresh Herbs, Garlic, and Sea Salt then Roasted to Medium Rare Aioli, Spicy Mustard and BBQ Sauce on the Side Freshly Baked Assorted Artisan Rolls Add 13.95 per serving

Room-Temp Appetizers


  • CELERY BARQUETTES Stuffed with Stilton Cheese Garnished with a Candied Walnut $1.45
  • ALE N' APRICOTS Ale Soaked Apricots Stuffed with Gorgonzola Cream Topped with Honey Glazed Pecans $1.45
  • HARVEST SWEET POTATO TARTS Bite Size Tartlet Filled with Mashed Sweet Potato Topped with Caramelized Walnuts $1.65
  • BRUSCHETTA CHECKERS STYLE Diced Vine Ripe Roma Tomatoes, Crumbled Feta Cheese, Garlic & Torn Sweet Basil. Served on a Crostini $2.15
  • BRUSCHETTA LAYERED STYLE Fresh Pesto Spread, Fresh Sliced Buffalo Mozzarella, Diced Vine Ripe Roma Tomatoes & Torn Sweet Basil Served on a Toasted Crostini $2.15
  • PINWHEEL ASSORTMENT Combination of Turkey, Ham & Roast Beef with Assorted Cheeses Wrapped w/ Cream Cheese & Cracker Bread $1.85
  • TORTA SQUARES Prepared with Egg, Shredded Zucchini & Wild Rice $1.95
  • CHILLED LARGE PRAWNS Served with Spicy Cocktail Sauce & Fresh Lemon Wedges $2.25
  • SPANISH TARTLETS Caramelized Spanish Sweet Onions on a Bed of Creme Fraiche in a Bite Size Tart with Minced Chives $1.75
  • CAPRESE SKEWERS Toy Box Tomatoes, Marinated Mozzarella Balls & Torn Basil on a Bamboo Skewer Finished w/ a Balsamic Reduction $1.95
  • CHIVE PANCAKES Mini Chive Pancakes Topped with a Dollop of Creme Fraiche & Red Onion Confit $1.75
  • DEVILED EGGS 2 WAYS Some Topped with Crumbled Bacon & Chives and Some Topped with Bay Shrimp $1.95
  • CHICKEN WITH A BIG BANG Minced Chicken with Sliced Scallions in a Spicy Peanut Sauce Sitting Neatly in a Bite Size Filo Tartlet $1.95
  • SAVORY CREPES French Crepe Filled with Black Forrest Ham in a Tarragon & Mustard Cream Cheese Spread $1.95
  • NAPA CROSTINI Toasted Baguette topped with Gorgonzola Cream Cheese & Sliced D’Anjou Pears with a Grape Garnish $2.25
  • ATLANTIC TARTLETS Wafer Thin Smoked Salmon Sitting atop a Bed of Cracked Pepper & Lime Crème Fraiche in a Bite Size Filo Tartlets $1.85
  • SHIITAKE ON TOASTED PARMESAN CRISP Topped with Herb Goat Cheese & Shiitake Mushroom with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Strip $1.85
  • FIVE SPICE DUCK With Grilled Diced Duck & Spicy Mango & Papaya in a Bite Size Wonton Cup $2.65
  • FALL CROSTINI Smoked Turkey, Cranberry Apple Compote & Brie Cheese atop a Baguette with Aioli Spread $1.95
  • HARVEST CRISPS Goat Cheese Crisps Topped with Wild Mushroom Ragout and Fresh Dill $2.15
  • PROSCIUTTO & MELON Cantaloupe & Honeydew Melon Spheres Wrapped in Salty Prosciutto on Bamboo Skewer $2.15
  • ROYAL CHICKEN CROSTINI Chicken, Sundried Tomato, Feta Cheese & Fresh Basil Tossed in Garlic Infused Olive Oil atop a Crostini $1.95
  • GINGERED CHICKEN CAKES Topped with a Dollop of Cilantro Lime Cream Cheese & Mango Garnish $1.95
  • GREEK STUFFED TOMATOES Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Olive Tapenade $1.95
  • GREEN GODDESS PRAWNS Toasted Parmesan Crisp with Avocado Pesto Mousse with Prawn Medallion & Chive $2.25
  • CHICKEN & PESTO FILO CUP Filo Cup filled with Smoked Chicken in Parsley & Olive Pesto with Shaved Parmesan Cheese $1.95
  • SPANISH STYLE ASPARAGUS Roasted Asparagus Wrapped with Thinly Sliced Prosciutto Served with Lemon Aioli for Dipping $2.45
  • BRIE EN CROUTE A Square of Ripe Brie Cheese w/ Minced Spiced Walnuts Wrapped Neatly in Puff Pastry Baked Golden Brown w/ a Sweet Apricot Glaze $2.65
  • ISLAND WONTON CUPS Bay Shrimp Tossed in a Mango-Curry Dressing Served in a Bite Size Wonton Cups $2.45
  • ENDIVE BOATS Filled with Smoked Salmon Mousse, Alfalfa Sprouts & Micro greens Spritzed with Fresh Lemon Juice $2.95
  • New! CRAB SALAD ON WASABI PANCAKE Crab Salad w/ Red Pepper & Snow Pea atop Wasabi Pea Pancake w/ Crunchy Wasabi Peas $2.95
  • CHILLED JUMBO PRAWN Served with Spicy Cocktail Sauce & Fresh Lemon Wedges $2.95
  • FILET MIGNON ON TOASTED PARMESAN CRISPS Filet Mignon, Roasted Onions & Dijon Aioli atop a Toasted Parmesan Crisp $2.95
  • POACHED PRAWN CAKE On top of a Sticky Rice Cake with a Red Chili Chive Oil Drizzle $2.20
  • CALI ROLLS Sticky Rice Wrapped in Sea Weed w/ Diced Avocado, Cucumber & Crab. Served with Soy Sauce, Wasabi & Pickled Ginger $2.85
  • FILLED PURSES OF CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS SALAD French Crepe Purse Stuffed w/ Diced Asparagus & Chicken in a Jamaican Relish Tied w/ a Fresh Snipped Chive $2.85
  • New! WATERMELON GAZPACHO Red & Gold Watermelon Gazpacho Topped with Fresh Mint and served in a Shot Glass $3.95
  • AHI CAKES Pan Seared Ahi Tuna w/ a Coriander Sesame Seed Crust atop Seasoned Rice Cake w/ Ginger Aioli, Parsley & Orange Zest $2.95
  • ANTIPASTO SKEWER Bamboo Skewer of Salami, Marinated Artichoke Heart, Mozzarella, Stuffed Green Olive & Roasted Red Pepper $2.95
  • RAW BLUE POINT OYSTER ON HALF SHELL Fresh on Half Shell Snuggled in Spicy Cocktail Sauce (5 Dozen Minimum) $3.25
  • AHI TARTARE Sashimi Ahi Tuna Dressed with Chopped Chives and Shiso Leaves in a Sesame Soy Blend with Spicy Pickled Cucumber Topped with Wasabi Tobiko atop a Fried Wonton Chip $3.45
  • MINI CRAB COCKTAIL Fresh Lump Crab layered with Spicy Cocktail Sauce topped with Tiny Fresh Lemon slice in Tall Shot Glass $4.25
  • MARGARITA OYSTERS Raw Kumomoto Oysters Served on the Half Shell with Margarita Lime (5 Dozen Minimum) $4.25

Room-Temp Small Plates

  • TRADITIONAL CEVICHE Citrus infused Marinated Tiger Prawns with Minced Red Onions Served with Tri-Color Tortilla Chips in Bamboo Boats $5.95
  • *CHARRED SALMON Served Small Plate Style - Fresh Salmon topped with Chandon Glaze & Thai Salsa w/ Cashews $4.25
  • COCONUT CEVICHE Citrus Infused Scallops & Prawns Mixed w/ Minced Red Onions, Lime, Jalapeno, Cilantro, Mango & Coconut Milk Served in a Small Bamboo Bowl $5.95
  • *WEEPING TIGER BEEF Served Small Plate Style - Marinated Thai Style Beef Tenderloin, Grilled, Sliced Thin and Served atop Crispy Asian Pear Slaw $5.25

Hot Small Plates

  • *FIERY THAI SCALLOPS Served Small Plate Style - Giant Pan Seared Scallops Skewered & Topped w/ Red Curry & Basil Mango Relish $4.75
  • *WELL DRESSED SCALLOPS Served Small Plate Style - Pan Seared Giant Scallops Marinated in Garlic & Citrus Infused Olive Oil Wrapped in Savory Bacon $4.95
  • SPUD BAR Served Small Plate Style - Choice of Mashed Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes w/ Rosemary or Sweet Potato Mash Served w/ Butter, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Scallions, Salsa, Bacon & Onion Strings..whew! $5.95

Dips, Platters & Displays

  • TAPENADE TRIO BAR Trio of Kalamata Olives, Artichoke & Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade's Served with Herb & Butter Toasted Pita Chips $4.95
  • THAI SPICED GUACAMOLE Served with Toasted Pita Chips $3.95
  • FARMERS MARKET SPINACH DIP Baby Spinach with Sliced Water Chestnuts in a Cream Dip with Seasonal Herbs & Spices Displayed in a Round French Bread Bowl. Served with Sliced Baguettes and Baby Carrot Garnish $79.95
  • CURRY SPICED YOGURT CORIANDER & MANGO CHUTNEY DIP Five lbs. of dip Served with Toasted Herbed Pita Chips $79.95
  • THAT'S ITALIAN DISPLAY Antipasto Platter Display of Whole Sweet Red & Spicy Peppadew Peppers, Stuffed Green Olives, Mozzarella Cheese, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Olive Tapenade, Genoa Salami & Pepperoncini. Served with Table Crackers, Baguettes, Crispy Lemon Pepper Twists & Assorted Grissini & Lavosh Shards $129.95
  • MOROCCAN BRIE WHEEL Dressed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sun Dried Tomato, Fresh Basil & Roasted Pine Nuts Served with Table Crackers, Baguettes, Crispy Lemon Pepper Twists & Assorted Grissini & Lavash Shards $129.95
  • TRES BRIE WHEEL DISPLAY 5lb Saint Andre Triple Cream Brie Cheese centered atop two 2lb Domestic Brie Wheels Generously topped with a Warm Caramel Glaze & Smothered in Pecans Served with Table Crackers & Sliced Baguettes $269.95
  • ST ANDRE BRIE CAKE Triple Cream Brie Cheese Wheel, Layered & Frosted with a Brown Sugar & Mascarpone Cheese Icing Topped with Chocolate Shavings & Served with Table Crackers & Vanilla Wafers $159.95
  • FRESH SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER Fruit Platters typically include Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, in Season Berries that may include Raspberries, Strawberries and Grape Clusters 5 lbs @ $74.95 / 10 lbs @ $148.95 / 15 lbs @ $222.95 / 20 lbs @ $297.95
  • BASIC CHEESE BOARD A Variety of Swiss, Provolone, Smokey Cheddar, Dill Havarti, Pepper Jack, & Baby Brie Garnished w/ Red Grapes. Served with Table Crackers, Baguettes, Crispy Lemon Pepper Twists & Assorted Grissini & Lavosh Shards 5 lbs @ $139.95 / 10 lbs @ $269.95 / 15 lbs @ $399.95 / 20 lbs @ $519.95
  • GOURMET CHEESE BOARD A Variety of Artisan Cheeses Garnished with Red Grapes. Cypress Fog Humboldt Goat Cheese, French Roquefort Vernieres, English Sage Derby & Double Gloucester with Stilton, Italian Grana Padano, French Saint Andre Triple Crème Brie. Served with Table Crackers, Baguettes, Crispy Lemon Pepper Twists & Assorted Grissini & Lavosh Shards 5 lbs @ $224.95 / 10 lbs @ $449.65 / 15 lbs @ $654.95 20 lbs @ $879.95 
  • GOURMET CHEESE BOARD & CHARCUTERIE A Variety of Artisan Cheeses Garnished with Red Grapes. Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese of Cypress Grove, Roquefort Vernieres of France, Sage Derby of England, Double Gloucester with Stilton from Britain, Grana Padano of Italy, Saint Andre Triple Crème Brie of France and Thin Sliced French Meats including Saucisson, Jambon de Boyonne, Boudin Blanc and Pate Pork Black Pepper with Champagne. Served with Table Crackers, Baguettes, Crispy Lemon Pepper Twists, Assorted Grissini & Lavosh Shards 5lbs @ $249.50 /                10 lbs @ $495.00
  • FIRE GRILLED VEGGIES Seasonal Vegetables may include Grilled Asparagus, Tri-Color Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Haricot Verts, Baby Carrots, Red Onion & Portobello Mushrooms Finished with a Balsamic Reduction. Served with a Peppercorn Ranch Dipping Sauce 5 lbs @ $64.95 / 10 lbs @ $124.95 / 15 lbs @ $174.95 / 20 lbs @ $234.95
  • RAW CRUDITES A Wonderful Selection may include Raw Baby Carrots, Broccoli & Cauliflower Florets, Radishes, Jicama Sticks & Mini Pearl Tomatoes. Served with your Choice of Ranch Dressing or Red Pepper Hummus 5 lbs @ $57.95 / 10 lbs @ $ 117.95 / 15 lbs @ $ 166.95 / 20 lbs @ $ 226.95
  • GREEK OLIVE MIX  A Greek Mix including Kalamata, Mt. Pelion Black, Gordal, Cracked Green and Blond Olives with a medley of flavors & textures $21.95 per lb
  • PUGLIA OLIVE MIX A Colorful Assortment of Italian Varietal Olives, Peppers and Garlic Cloves in a Traditional Puglia Marinade $23.95 per lb
  • SAVORY TOASTED ALMONDS Blanched & Tossed in Olive Oil, Sea Salt, and Fresh Rosemary toasted to perfection $25.95 per lb
  • SPICY CURRY CASHEWS Whole Cashews tossed in a Sweet & Spicy Curry with a hint of Rosemary $24.95 per lb
  • SEVEN LAYER DIP Smashed Pinto Beans, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Cheese, Diced Tomatoes, Served with Homemade Tri-Color Tortilla Chips 5 lbs @ $69.95 / 10 lbs @ $ 129.95
  • SALMON DISPLAY Poached Fresh Salmon in a Citrus infused White Wine with Creamy Dill Sauce & Mini Pearl Capers. Served with Toasted Baguettes & Mini Bagels 5 lbs @ $229.95

*Requires cooking and/or assembly on site. Chef and/or Back of House is required.

Checkers Catering reserves the right to changes pricing without notice due to availability or market pricing.