Back's Delicatessen private catering

Private Catering

Got an event coming up? Whether it's an intimate gathering, birthday celebration, wedding, funeral or just a party for family and friends, Back's Deli Private Catering service is your answer.

We can offer you some pre-written popular menus, but we really love to have a good chat with you about how we can best meet the needs of your guests. All our menus can be adapted to suit a themed event and below is just a sample of dining options we can offer.  Better still … give us a call, we want to make you happy!

SAMPLE MENUS

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Back's Deli canape receptions

We recommend 3-5 canapés per person. We have listed a few of our most popular. If you don’t see what you want - just ask.

Vegetarian options

Bocconcini mozzarella, basil and cherry tomato skewer with pesto drizzle
Mini quiche
Caramelised red onion and blue cheese on a crouton
Mini chick pea and coriander burger with mint and yogurt sauce

Meat options

Mini bagel with cream cheese, pastrami, gherkin and mustard
Crispy duck pancakes with cucumber, spring onion and plum sauce
Mini Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and horseradish cream
Mini beef burgers with chipotle mayo, blue cheese lettuce and gherkin

Fish options

King prawn skewer with dill and lemon juice
Smoked salmon, dill, crème fraiche and lumpfish caviar blini
Thai salmon fish cakes with sweet chilli dip
Spiced salmon and guacamole cone

Back's Deli deli and salad platters

All our platters are made fresh from ingredients from our renowned deli. We have listed a few of our most popular. If you don’t see what you want - just ask.

Deli meat platter - including pastrami, Italian ham and salami served with pickles and mustard.
Deli mix platter – selection of favourite deli items including home made ham hock terrine, quiche, pork pie and scotch eggs
Mezze platter - stuffed vine leaves, houmous, artichokes, sweet chilli pepper, olives, falafel & stuffed red peppers
Cheese platter – selection of local cheeses and deli chutney, served with bread

Salads

Tabbouleh - bulgur wheat, cucumber, mint, cherry tomatoes and parsley
Crunchy green bean and garlic - green beans and roasted garlic in olive oil
Vine tomato and mozzarella salad - sliced vine tomatoes, mozzarella with pesto drizzle
Greek salad - cucumber, red onion, feta, black olives, oregano and olive oil
Beetroot, goats cheese and walnut - mixed leaves

Why not add additional deli items? Check out our traditional buffet list below...

Back's Deli traditional buffet

All our buffet items are prepared from fresh ingredients from our renowned deli. We can tailor your cold buffet from a selection of the following options.

Sandwich selection
Shop-made ham hock terrine - with Back's Deli piccalilli
Back’s Deli individual quiche - meat or veggie
Pork pie - with mustard
Baked salmon fillet - with herb crust served with watercress mayonnaise
Vegetable samosa or bhaji - with minty yoghurt and mango chutney
Scotch eggs - various fillings with a runny centre
Chicken skewers - with Satay or Teriyaki sauce
Lamb kofta kebab - with tzatziki dip

Why not add a Deli platter or salad? See above...

Back's Deli hot buffet

We have listed a few of our most popular. We like to work with our clients to create the meals that suit them best. As well as a buffet style, all our hot deli meals can be served in individual bowls.

Bowl Food

Bowl food is a great alternative to traditional buffet. Served in small bowls so your guests can experience more off our culinary delights. We recommend 2-3 per person. We have listed a few of our most popular. If you don’t see what you want - just ask.

Minimum 20 bowls per dish.

Italian meatballs in a rich tomato sauce with focaccia bread
Braised shin of beef shepherd’s pie
Chicken Thai green curry with basmati rice
Tofu Thai green curry with basmati rice
Lamb tagine with spiced couscous
Lamb kofta with hummus and herby basmati rice
Bangers & mash with onion gravy
Pie, mash and mushy peas

Beef

Chilli con Jamie! – slow cooked beef brisket served with rice and sour cream
Beef bourguignon - braised beef in red wine with shallots, mushrooms and a hint of smoked pancetta
Traditional lasagne – served with garlic bread
Beef & ale pie – served with creamy mash and minty mushy peas

Lamb

Lamb tagine - braised lamb in a spiced tomato sauce with apricots, cumin, coriander and cinnamon served with herby rice
Lancashire hot pot - braised lamb topped with sliced potatoes served with braised red cabbage
Lamb shanks - braised lamb shank served in a darks rich gravy, served with a potato and celeric mash
Handmade lamb and mint pie - pastry pie with mint and served with mushy peas

Chicken

Italian herb chicken - served with wild mushroom and a creamy white wine sauce
Jerk chicken curry - aromatic spiced chicken thigh in a Caribbean spiced sauce severed with dirty rice
Thai green chicken curry - red pepper, sweet potato, red onion, mange tout, mini corn served with herby rice
Chicken, lemon, bacon and thyme pie – served with creamy mash and minty mushy peas

Fish

Fish pie - salmon, pollock and prawns in a creamy white wine sauce topped with mash
Thai green fish curry - salmon, red pepper, sweet potato, red onion, mange tout, mini corn served with herby rice

Vegetarian

Sweet potato, red pepper and spinach lasagne - roasted sweet potato, roasted red peppers and spinach
Tofu thai green curry - served with herby rich tofu, red pepper, sweet potato, red onion, mange tout, mini corn served with herby rice
Mushroom stroganoff pie - with creamy mash, minty mushy peas
Macaroni and cheese - with sweet potato chunks

Vegan

Moroccan chickpea curry - with roasted sweet potato, butternut squash and red onions in an aromatic tomato sauce served with herby rice
Vegan red lentil chilli sin carne - with herby basmati rice
Yellow split pea and roast vegetable dhal - with herby basmati rice

Sides

Dauphinoise potatoes
Dirty rice
New potatoes - with chive and parsley butter
Parmesan cauliflower cheese - served with herby rice and sour cream
Garlic bread

In addition, we can offer a range of hot barms including roast pork loin with stuffing and apple sauce or a classic bacon or sausage barm.

Back's Deli desserts

Large Desserts served in 12 – 16 portions

Raspberry and almond tart
Baked New York cheesecake
Sicilian biscotti cake
Fruit tart - filled with crème patisserie and topped with fresh fruit
Lemon tart

Mini Desserts

Lemon tart
Raspberry and almond tart
Fruit tart filled with crème patisserie and topped with fresh fruit
Profiteroles

Back's Deli barbecues

We specialise in BBQs. They’re great for garden parties for you and for your guests. We provide the BBQ, plus a gazebo for us to cook under (handy if it rains), which means we can BBQ all year round. Let us do the cooking, leaving you to enjoy the fun!

Set menu £16.50 per person

Jerk or herby chicken thigh, sausages (Lincolnshire, Spiced beef, Moroccan spiced lamb add 50p per person), rib-eye steak slices, marinated king prawns, grilled aubergine slices, grilled haloumi slices, and ½ soft baked panini.

Or, create your own menu...

Meat options

Bratwurst sausage topped with caramelised onion, mustard and ketchup on a sub roll
Lincolnshire, Moroccan spiced lamb, Beef or Chorizo sausages
Chicken thigh marinated in one of our spice rubs/sauces (ask about what flavour you would like)
Beef brisket slow cooked and finished on the BBQ
6 oz burger with all the trimmings served on a toasted Brioche bun
Lamb shoulder slow cooked in one of our spice rubs served with our shop made sauces with toasted pitta bread
Pulled pork with your choice of spice rub and sauce
Lamb kebabs with your choice of spice rub

Fish options

King prawns (2 per portion) with your choice of spice rub/sauce
Grilled salmon 4oz with your choice of rub
Grilled squid with lemon, garlic and cumin or salt and pepper

Vegetarian options

Chickpea and coriander burger served with baby gem lettuce and minted yogurt sauce on a toasted Brioche bun
Grilled halloumi (2 slices per portion)
Grilled garlic and herb field mushroom
Grilled corn on the cob with herby butter

Spice Rubs

Cajun, Jerk, Piri Piri, Moroccan spice, Rosemary/garlic & olive oil, Tandoori or Sweet and Smoky

If you would like a spice that is not listed let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Sauces

Butters (Garlic, chilli, herby and chilli), Asian fennel BBQ, Sweet and smoky BBQ, Yogurt & Mint, Chilli Salsa

If you would like a sauce that is not listed let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Back's Deli weddings and special events

If you have a specific special event from a wedding to feeding the film crew, Backs catering are there to help.

Wedding sample menu

Starter

Chicken liver paté with toasted seeded bread and plum and ale chutney
Ham hock terrine with sourdough and piccalilli chutney
Goats cheese and caramelized onion tart with walnut and beetroot salad
Buffalo mozzarella, heritage tomatoes, basil leave and balsamic reduction
King prawn cocktail with Marie Rose sauce and baby gem lettuce

Main

Chicken breast in a tarragon white sauce with garlic green beans, creamy spring onion mash
Baked cod with herb crust served with buttery new potatoes, garlic green beans and slow roasted vine cherry tomatoes
Moroccan spiced sweet potato, spinach, apricot & chick pea wellington
Slow braised beef short rib with a mushroom and shallot gravy, roasted vegetable and dauphinoise potato
Veggie wellington - Moroccan spiced sweet potato, spinach, apricot & chick pea wellington

Dessert

Lemon posset with home-made short bread
Raspberry and almond tart with Chantilly cream and fresh raspberries
Sticky toffee pudding with whipped cream
Chocolate and hazelnut tart with whipped cream

"Thank you so much for your part played in contributing to the wonderful day we all had celebrating my daughter’s wedding at Victoria Baths. Many guests said how delicious the food was and such a refreshing change to the usual wedding meal fayre...”

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