Olives & Canapés

4.86111
4.9 | 12 reviews
Bespoke top end catering services from canapés to buffets to bowl foods & some fine dining with a passion for taste & authentic global flavours. Working from Oxford to London & surrounding areas.

Services we provide

Vegetarian and Vegan Catering
Canapés
Afternoon Tea
Buffets
Corporate Event Catering
Dinner Party Catering
Private Chef
Private Party Catering
Wedding Catering
Waiting Staff
Asian Catering
Grazing Tables

Address

Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6QU
United Kingdom

About Olives & Canapés

After 12+ years, we have created many of menus for a wide range of occasions. Birthday celebrations, summer garden parties, university balls, elegant dinners, increasingly bowl food parties as they can give a more relaxed feel & menus can incorporate a range of cuisines (as for canapes). Company launches, christenings & weddings... With a focus on great tasting food nearly everything we create is 'homemade' & attention to detail is key. Our events are normally under 200 guests, except canapés where anything goes & we have provided up to 5000 on occasion.

Professional staffing can be an integral part of any event & we handpick ours where possible. Arranging equipment hire is often requested & we work with a few suppliers depending on the look feel & budget of the client.

Following food trends, we are enjoying dealing with more vegetarian & vegan requests. Some Thai, some Indian, some classic & Mexican & many other world cuisines.

What else? Some teaching for corporate events & food styling too.

We very much like to be flexible & work with the client as much or as little as they prefer.

Typical Clients

From VIPs, private clients & corporate too.

Reviews

Olives & Canapés

4.9

12 reviews
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Communication
Value
Quality of Service

5 star

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4 star

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5 Star Review
5

Highly recommended

Thanks very much to the team for the delicious food for 25 guests and great communication and flexibility before the booking. Would highly recommend! Lucy

Reviewed by: Lucy B
Quality
5
Communication
5
Value
5
1st Feb 2020
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Response from Olives & Canapés
Thanks Lucy, so glad it all went well.
4.65

Great food

Annabel and her waitresses were brilliant.

Reviewed by: Vivienne F
Quality
5
Communication
4
Value
5
31st Dec 2019
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Response from Olives & Canapés
We really enjoyed meeting you & your family. It was a lovely evening.
4.65

Excellent from start to finish

Very easy to work with. Canapes were delicious and received wonderful comments from guests. Would definitely hire Olives & Canapes again.

Reviewed by: Anna Z
Quality
5
Communication
5
Value
4
24th Nov 2019
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4.65

Annabel produced just what we wanted on the day!

We contracted Annabel to provide a two course lunch for 80 people at our annual regatta. We were not abel to provide great facilities, but Annabel coped admirably. Great feedback from clients who enjoyed the meal.

Reviewed by: Jeremy P
Quality
5
Communication
4
Value
5
26th Aug 2019
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Response from Olives & Canapés
Hi It was beautiful location and we enjoyed it immensely. Thanks
4.35

Delicious food, much commented on.

Olives and Canapés provided some delicious canapés and a simple tagine main course with salads. It all proved very popular and the only problem was that we actually ran out our some things at the end - probably more because our friends were greedy! Staff provided to serve and clear were friendly and efficient.

Reviewed by: Annabel B
Quality
4
Communication
4
Value
5
8th Jun 2019
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Response from Olives & Canapés
Thanks. I’m glad for such a reasonable budget it went down well & sorry you overdosed on too many strawberries. Thanks for your email to me this morning as follows: “Just a note to thank you very much for the delicious food on Saturday night. As you could tell it was very popular and went down a storm. One or two people have been asking who did the catering so I will forward your details”
5 Star Review
5

Excellent food, lovely staff, good communication!

Annabel provided us with a sense of relief and safely that my grandmothers funeral would be well catered for. Her staff were polite, the food was wonderful, and they were all so efficient. I couldn’t recommend this company more highly.

Reviewed by: Jodie B
Quality
5
Communication
5
Value
5
25th May 2019
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Response from Olives & Canapés
Jodie It was such a pleasure working with you & your family Hope to see you again one day.
5 Star Review
5

Top quality food served by a lovely lady!

Annabel was extremely charming, professional and flexible when planning our party. The food was excellent! All of our guests were very happy and so were we!

Reviewed by: Amanda P
Quality
5
Communication
5
Value
5
20th Apr 2019
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Response from Olives & Canapés
Lovely family enjoyed meeting you all Thank you
5 Star Review
5

Annabel was super flexible and the food was a hit!

Annabel offered a wide range of affordable options for our group of ~20. She always made herself available to hop on the phone or send an email despite my hectic schedule. And in the day, she was on time, very professional and the food was excellent. One guest said the Aubergine freekeh & cashew nut mild spice tagine was the best they had ever had!

Reviewed by: Christina H
Quality
5
Communication
5
Value
5
30th Mar 2019
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Response from Olives & Canapés
Thanks. You were very organised too notwithstanding a busy schedule
5 Star Review
5

Excellent service!

Annabel’s recipes are absolutely delicious, surprising and well balanced. We had a vegetarian menu with vegan options and all the ingredients were of high quality and used in great dish ideas every time.

Reviewed by: Cristina B
Quality
5
Communication
5
Value
5
29th Mar 2019
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Response from Olives & Canapés
Hi Lets work together again, I am enjoying vegetarian & vegan cooking more & more! thanks Annabel
5 Star Review
5

Excellent service - just what I hoped for

Annabel responded to my enquiry about catering for my mother's funeral reception with very helpful thoughts and suggestions right from the start, and communication with her was quick and easy, The sandwiches, canapés and cakes she prepared were absolutely delicious; I had loads of really positive comments from guests. She and Chloe were very practical and helpful; arranging things where they needed to be, serving tea, wine and food to our 60+ guests and clearing up, all in a very relaxed and efficient way. It was all top quality and very relaxed; the experience could not have been better. I am sorry not to have pictures - the cakes were incredible. Everything was beautifully prepared - thank you Annabel!

Reviewed by: Alison J
Quality
5
Communication
5
Value
5
6th Mar 2019
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Response from Olives & Canapés
Thanks Alison. Great working with you.

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