Cocktail Parties

Cocktail parties are great for larger gatherings when a filling dinner isn’t the main focus.

Cocktail parties are great for gatherings for the holidays, engagement parties, corporate entertaining, bridal and baby showers, open houses, and more.

We’ll set up a beautiful spread of tasty food for your guests to enjoy as they please. We’ve found that five savory food selections and two dessert bite selections make the perfect amount of food for most groups. We’ll take care of all the food prep, table set up, and clean up during and after the event. We will be happy to suggest a list of bartenders you may contract with directly for bar service.

COCKTAIL MENU

SAVORY BITES

(choose five)

GOURMET CHEESE BOARD Chef Curated, Accouterments 

CHARCUTERIE PLATTER Chef Curated, Accouterments 

WARM ONION TARTLET Smoked Gouda, Thyme, Honey

SWEET POTATO HUSH PUPPIES Crispy Bacon, Apple-Bourbon Butter

MINI BLACK GARLIC BBQ CHICKEN TOSTADAS Pickled Jalapenos & Carrots

HOUSE PIMENTO CHEESE TOAST Ciabatta, Celery

CRISPY PORK BELLY SKEWER  Sweet & Spicy Glaze

SWEET AND SAVORY BACON WRAPPED PUFF PASTRY TWIST

MUSHROOM AND GOAT CHEESE PALMIERS

 SOUTHERN CRAB CAKE BITES Comeback Sauce, Scallion

CUBANO PORK EMPANADAS, Mustard

 SEARED FOIE GRAS MINI CLUB SANDWICHES

SWEET BITES

(choose two)

BOURBON CARAMEL APPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE, Chantilly 

PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE Micro Sponge Cake,  Peppermint Snow

FALL CHOCOLATE OPERA CAKE Pumpkin buttercream,  Pie Spiced Syrup,  Feuilletine

SORGHUM BOURBON PECAN PIE TARTS Blood Orange Whipped Cream

MATCHA CAKE Maple glaze, Lemon Curd

Call us today to check if your party date is still available! At least two weeks notice is ideal, but we will be glad to work you into the calendar on shorter notice if we have availability. Reach out via phone or text at 404-913-4633!

Cocktail Party Pricing

OptionPrice
Service Cost (up to 25 guests)$1,400 + groceries
Additional guests, per person$40
Production Cost20% of service fee
Estimated Food Cost* (Per Guest)$20-$35

Service Add-Ons

OptionPrice
Additional Food Item Selection (Per Item)$95
Additional Hour of Service$250 + per additional hour
Server (For passed service)$240/server
Service Cost

Includes shopping, cooking, service, and clean up. All food service is stationary unless an additional server(s) is hired for the passing of food items.

Food/Grocery Cost

Food cost listed above is an estimate only and will vary depending on the chosen menu. Client is responsible for all food costs for the event and will be provided with copies of receipts. We typically shop at Publix, Buford Highway Farmers Market, or Whole Foods, and we maintain a priority on quality and freshness. For larger events, we may utilize our local purveyors.

Production Charge

Covers chafing dishes and serving platters for the serving table, disposable cocktail plates and cocktail napkins, and all equipment set up, take down, and transportation. The production cost also includes menu consult and customization with a dedicated event planner, printed menu tent cards, and votive candles for the food table. Glassware is not included. Should you choose to rent items, please allow us to help coordinate the rental order required.

Kitchen & Equipment

Clients must have a working kitchen with a stove, oven, fridge, basic pots and pans, and adequate space to serve the food.

Beverages

All alcohol and beverages will be provided by the client. APCS will not provide any beverage services unless contracted. Hiring a bartender is strongly recommended for any beverage service (and we are happy to provide referrals).

Payment

A 50% payment is required to reserve your event date. Any remaining service cost is due seven days before your event. Any remaining serving cost,, as well as the entire cost of the groceries, is due on the first business day following your dinner. Deposit may be made via credit card and card info will be securely stored for final payment.

Travel Fee

Travel to locations outside the Perimeter or below I-20 will be calculated based on the standard IRS mileage rates of round-trip travel to and from our licensed catering kitchen (3795 Presidential Dr., Atlanta. GA 30340) for each chef or staff member traveling to your location. Availability to travel outside the Perimeter will vary based on schedules and location and may not be able to be accommodated. Parking/valet fees will be charged as incurred.

Gratuity

If you feel your chef(s) went above and beyond to provide excellent service, feel free to tip them directly or as a part of your final payment. Typical gratuity is suggested as 20% of the service fee.