Hot Fork Buffets

...we offer a wide range of superb traditional and contemporary hot dishes with accompanying side dishes or salads (you choose) for any event!


At Food by Julie, we are pleased to be able to supply hot fork buffets for any special occasion, whether a wedding reception or a special anniversary. Our speciality is to use locally sourced Berkshire produce, where we can offer both sweet and savoury hot food.

For our hot fork buffets, we are able to provide service on plates, or alternatively in bowls that are easy for guests to hold. Bowl food is priced from £3.50 per dish, whilst the standard hot fork buffet is supplied from £24.00 per person. Prices will depend on your chosen dishes.

On our website, you can discover a total of six sample menus in order for you to see exactly the kind of substance and quality you can expect yourself and your guests to enjoy for your special event. You can also explore a detailed breakdown of the hot fork dishes we offer, including meat, fish, and vegetarian options, as well as a range of side dishes, and a choice of desserts.

Offering our clients a bespoke service, we would be happy to answer any questions about how we can make your special occasion exactly how you want it. Please feel free to contact us through our online contact form, or by emailing us at Alternatively, you can speak to a member of our dedicated team directly by calling us on either 0118 984 3114 or 07976 808 498. We will be pleased to be of assistance.


MoroccanTagine of Lamb with Plump Soft Dried Apricots & Prunes, Honey & Lemon served with Saffron Cous Cous, Chick Peas & Mint

Thai Green Chicken Curry with Green Beans, Sweet Potato, Red & Yellow Peppers & Bamboo Shoots served with Jasmine Rice
Asparagus, Pea & Mint Risotto with Pecorino Cheese
Classic Lemon Tart Brûlée, Clotted Cream & Raspberries 
Sticky Toffee Puddings with Butterscotch Sauce & Cream
Pavlovas filled with softly whipped fresh cream & Soft Berries


Thai Baked Salmon served on Jasmine Rice with stir fried Vegetables & a Sweet Chilli, Lime & Ginger Sauce & Mango Mint Salsa
Beef Bourgignone served on Creamy Mustard Mash
Mushroom & Red Pepper Strogonoff on Steamed Rice
Lemon & Passionfruit Pavlova Roulade
Chocolate Marquise with Chocolate Sauce & Berries
Normandy Apple Tart with Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream


Chicken with Smoked Bacon, Chestnut Mushrooms & Glazed Shallots in a White Wine & Crème Fraîche Sauce
Salmon and Asparagus en Croûte with Hollandaise Sauce
Butternut Squash, Sweet Oven Baked Cherry Viine Tomato & Spinach Lasagne
Hot Buttered Baby Jersey Royal Potatoes with fresh Thyme & Chopped Mint
Bouquetière of Fresh Seasonal Baby Vegetables <> Rocket & Fennel Salad
Raspberry, Blueberry & Nectarine Pavlovas with Raspberry Drizzle <> Lemon Tart & Clotted Cream <> Chocolate Hazelnut Torte <> Bowls of Summer Berries & Cream <>


Luxury Fish Pie with Salmon, King Prawns & Smoked Cod topped with a Creamy Cheddar Mash & Chapelure Crust
Traditional French Coq au Vin Rouge with Glazed Shallots, Baby Mushrooms & Onions in a Rich Burgundy Red Wine Sauce, Fried Croûtes
Spinach & Feta Filo Pie with Pinenuts, Spring Onions & Mint
Leek & Potato Dauphinoise
Seasonal Vegetables
French Apple Tart <> Chocolate Almond Cake with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Raspberry Pavlova Roulade


Beef & Venison Casserole with Juniper, Red Wine & Port, Rosemary Potatoes
Thai Red Prawn Curry with Vermicelli Noodles, Butternut Squash & Green Beans 
Steamed Rice, Roast Root Vegetables, Mixed Green Vegetables

Vegetable Tagine with Saffron Cous Cous
Roast Root Veg
Chocolate Crumble Tart with Pumpkin Ice Cream
Hazelnut Meringue Cake with Raspberries
Fruit Pannetonne Bread & Butter Pudding with Cointreau, Orange & Apricot Glaze 


Lamb Koftes with Pinenuts, Coriander & Mint in a Rich Red Wine, Tomato & Harissa
Sauce - Saffron & Roast Vegetable Cous Cous
Chinese Duck with Pineapple, Mushrooms & Waterchestnuts in a Sherry, Ginger & Soy Sauce - Stir Fried Vegetables & Steamed Rice
Salmon, Prawn & Asparagus Linguine with Lemon, Tarragon, Pernod & Crème Fraîche 
Spinach, Rocket & Watercress Salad with a Lime & Mint Dressing
Banoffee Mess Shots
Fruit Brochettes with Dark Swiss Chocolate Sauce
Chocolate Almond Brownies

Hot Fork Buffet Dishes

Chicken - Duck
  • Coq au Vin Rouge with Glazed Shallots & Smoked Bacon
  • Normandy Chicken (or Pork) with Cider, Calvados & Creme Fraiche
  • Spanish Style Smoked Paprika Chicken with Chorizo, Mixed Peppers & Beans in a Sherry, Red Wine & Tomato Sauce
  • Supreme of Chicken with Caramelised Orange & Madeira Jus
  • Chicken Forestiere (wild mushrooms, Vermouth & cream)
  • Italian Chicken with Olives & Mozzarella Cheese
  • Ballotine of Chicken with Pork, Apricot & Almond Farce - Tarragon Cream & Wine Sauce
  • Breast of Chicken stuffed with Goats Cheese & Spinach, wrapped in Parma Ham - Frescati, Boursin  & Basil Cream Sauce
  • Thai Green Chicken Curry with Coconut Cream, Green Beans & Bamboo Shoots
  • Chinese Duck in Plum Sauce with Honey, Ginger & Soy
  • Laksa Chicken with Coriander Crust
  • Chicken Korma with Pilau Rice


  • Beef Bourgignone with Baby Onions, Mushrooms & Smokey Lardons
  • Hungarian Beef Goulash with Smoked Paprika, Soured Cream & Caraway Seeds
  • Indonesian Beef Curry with Squash & Sweet Potato
  • Thai Red Beef Curry with Bamboo Shoots, Sweet Potato & Spinach Leaves
  • Mexican Chilli Beef with fresh Guacamole, Soured Cream & Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Strogonoff of Beef with Soured Cream, Mushrooms & Caramelised Onions
  • Beef Randang with Green Bean Sambal
  • Mediterranean Pork with Tomatoes, Smoked Paprika, Fennel & White Wine
  • Tenderloin of Pork with Apples & a Cream & Grainy Dijonnaise Sauce
  • Wildboar & Apple Sausages with Sage Mash & Onion Gravy
  • Moroccan Spiced Lamb with Apricots, Honey, Almonds & Saffron
  • Spiced Lamb Pasanda with Pilau Rice
  • Lamb Rogan Josh
  • Spiced Lamb Pasanda with Pilau Rice
  • Moussaka (vegetarian moussaka option)


  • Venison, Ale & Mushroom Pie
  • Venison, Beef & Local Ale Casserole with Herb Dumplings
  • Venison, Beef & Local Ale Casserole with Herb Dumplings
  • Braised Pheasant with Bacon & Shallots in a Brandy, Cream & Mushroom Sauce
  • Pheasant, Apple & Cranberry Pie
  • Game Pie


Fish & Seafood
  • Fricassee of Monkfish, Salmon & Prawns
  • Salmon & Smoked Salmon Linguine with Asparagus & Dill in a Creamy Lemon & Vermouth Sauce
  • Salmon & Asparagus en Croute with Fresh Hollandaise Sauce / Tarragon & Dill Cream & White Wine Sauce
  • King Prawns with Lemongrass, Coconut & Thai Basil with Lime Scented Jasmine Rice
  • Thai Red Prawn Curry with Vermicelli Noodles & Coriander


  • Spinach & Feta Filo Pie with Pinenuts, Spring Onions & Mint (Spanakopita)
  • Spinach & Ricotta Lasagne with Sun Blush Tomatoes & Basil
  • Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry (sweet potato, butternut squash, courgettes, potato, green beans, bamboo shoots)
  • Roast Mediterranean Vegetable Tart
  • Goats Cheese & Vine Tomato Tart with Sundried Tomatoes & Rocket
  • Asparagus, Pea & Mint Risotto with Parmesan
  • Aubergine, Tomato & Goats Cheese Moussaka
  • Butternut Squash, Sweet Oven Baked Tomato & Goats Cheese Lasagne
  • Dry Spice Indian Vegetable Curry
  • Vegtable Tagine with Saffron Cous Cous
  • Further dishes are available upon request.


Side Dishes
- Seasonal Baby Vegetables - Mediterranean Roast Vegetables - Potato & Onion Rôstï - Ratatouille - Pommes Dauphinoise with Gruyère Cheese - Fennel & Leek au Gratin - Roast Butternut Squash with Honey & Parmesan - Butternut Squash Purée - Spiced Red Cabbage with apples - Rosemary Potatoes with olive oil & sea salt - Fondant Potato - Butternut Squash au Gratin - Buttered Spinach with Nutmeg - Creamed Parsnips - Potato Purée - Black Olive Mash - Creamed Leeks - Roast Root Vegetables with Olive Oil & Thyme - Lemon Glazed Julienne of Carrots - Glazed Julienne of Carrots & Parsnips - Buttered Baby Garden Carrots - Pommes Lyonnaise - Roast Patty Pan Squash with Garlic & Thyme Butter  - Courgette Ribbons with Garlic   - Parsnip & Cheese au Gratin - Jerusalem Artichokes with Hazelnut Butter - Saffron & Orange Cous Cous with Roast Med. Veg.

Fork Buffet Desserts

Choice of Desserts

Normandy Apple Tart with Cream  |  Pear & Almond Tart with Maple Parfait  |  Pear Tarte Tatin  |  Chocolate Hazelnut Meringue with Raspberry Sauce  |  Lemon & Passionfruit Meringue Roulade  |  New York Baked Cheesecake with Blueberries  |  Chilled Baileys Cheesecake  |  Chilled Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Lemon Curd  |  Rich Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Sauce & Raspberries  |  Coffee Ice Cream  |  Mocha Roulade with Coffee Bean Sauce & Berries  |  Chocolate Almond Torte with Oranges in Liqueur  |  Exotic Fresh Fruit Pavlovas  |  Tiramisu Torte  |  Banoffee Cheesecake  |  Brioche Bread & Butter Pudding with Cointreau & Orange Marmalade & Cream  |  Strawberry Hazelnut Tart  |  Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding  |  Almond Dacquoise with Apricots  |  Ginger Meringue Vacherin with Toffee Sauce & Mango Puree


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