Rafters Catering Services

We provide a full catering service for all types of events including wedding catering, special events catering, confirmation and communion catering, engagement party catering, funeral catering and indeed any event that requires a food service. We have different packages and will be more than happy to discuss your service options. 

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Rafters Catering Menu

Buffet Menu 1

Cocktail sausages

Assortment of sandwiches and wraps

€6.00 per guest

Hot Buffet

Choose from the following

Slow cooked Beef stroganoff in a creamy brandy sauce with Boiled Lemon and Coriander fragranced rice (€1.50

supplement charge per guest)

Fruity spiced chicken Madras served with turmeric spiced rice

Chicken, bacon and mushroom in a creamy whiskey flavored sauce served in a crisp puff pastry case.

Thai Green Chicken and vegetable curry served with boiled rice
Three cheese beef lasagna served with crisp leaf green salad

Rafters cottage pie topped with creamy seasoned potato puree served with crisp leaf green salad

Chinese style battered chicken strips with:

– sautéed vegetables stir-fried with rafters Asian spiced sauce and noodles
– served with Rice and choice of Sweet and sour and satay sauce
Vegetarian, vegan and slimming world dishes can be made on request.

€11.00 per guest

Salad Buffet

Grated red cabbage and carrot coleslaw

Grated red cabbage and sliced pepper Asian slaw with a sweet zingy chili dressing

Potato salad with spring onion and creamy mayo

Roast Baby potato salad with bacon lardons, red onion and creamy mayo

Pasta salad with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, baby spinach leaves, crumbled feta and green basil pesto

Cous cous with peppers, red onion, raisins, dried apricots, fresh herbs with toasted walnut and garlic dressing

Crisp leaf green salad comprised of plum tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, sweetcorn and vinaigrette dressing

Giant Cous cous with herb flavored roast squash, red onion with toasted walnut and garlic dressing

Chickpea and carrot salad with zingy citrus and cumin dressing

Buffet Menu 2

Cocktail sausages with sweet tomato relish

Homemade goujons with Garlic mayo/Smokey BBQ dip

Spring rolls with sweet Chili sauce

Assortment of sandwiches and wraps

Choice of 1 Salad

€8.00 per guest

Cold Salad & Meat Buffet

Cold meat Platter with choice of 3 salads:

Honey and mustard glazed smoked gammon

Roast crown of turkey

Cajun spiced Chicken

Rosemary and mustard slow rib roast beef

€11.00 per guest

Canape Menu


Garlic and herb cream cheese topped with smoked salmon and dill. Served cold

Chicken and bacon in a cream cheese sauce. Served hot or cold

Finely diced Mediterranean salsa with basil pesto and sundried tomatoes. Served hot or cold

Cajun chicken, red onion, mozzarella and smoked Cajun dressing. Served hot or cold

Wilted spinach, sautéed mushrooms and feta. Served hot

Mini pulled Mexican chicken sliders with fresh salsa and crispy onions

Sweet potato, broccoli and feta Spanish frittata

Mini quiche:

Ham, cheese and tomato

Cajun chicken and sundried tomato

Goats cheese, peppers and pesto

Sourdough Bruschetta:

Roast vegetables, cherry tomatoes and basil pesto

Balsamic tomato, buffalo mozzarella and rocket

Prosciutto, tomato pesto, kalamata olives and feta

Crostini topped with:

Red onion marmalade, goats cheese mousse and pistachio

Cranberry, melted brie and toasted walnuts

Tomato pesto, mozzarella and chorizo

Sweet potato crostini topped with hummus, roast cherry tomato and asparagus

Oat crackers topped with chicken liver pate and maraschino cherry

Antipasti skewers Serrano ham, olives, cherry tomato, mozzarella and capers

Choice of 5 canapes €7.50 per guest

Selection of Desserts

Cheesecake- Baileys, strawberry, orange, white chocolate and raspberry 14 portions- €30

Banoffee pie 14 portions – €30

Fresh fruit pavlova 10 portions – €25

Victorian sponge filled with fresh cream, jam and topped with fresh fruit 14 portions-€30

Individual lemon meringue pies 10 portions -€35

Chocolate brownie tray bake 20-22 portions- €35

Lemon drizzle tray bake 20-22 portions- €35

Individual apple and berry crumbles 10 portions- €35

Chocolate and cherry black forest sponge cake-€35

Buffet Menu 3

Cocktail sausages with sweet tomato relish

Homemade goujons with Garlic mayo/Smokey BBQ dip

Spring rolls with sweet chili sauce

Assortment of sandwiches, open sandwiches and wraps

Filo pastry parcel with choice of filling:

Goats cheese, caramelized onion and pesto

Mediterranean vegetables, sundried tomato and crumbled feta

Cajun chicken, cherry tomatoes, sesame roast peppers

Choice of 2 salads

€10.00 per guest

Cold fish platter / 3 salads

Smoked salmon

Fresh baked salmon fingers glazed with lemon and dill

Fresh prawns on crisp lettuce leaves garnished with a Smokey Marie-rose sauce

€11.00 per guest



Selection of Irish cheese and crackers, grapes, sweet tomato chutney, candied walnuts, dried apricots and garlic and herb drizzled olives.


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9 AM -6 PM


Saturday: 9 AM -6 PM

Sunday: 10.30 AM – 6 PM




057 8666675




Unit 37,
Laois Shopping Centre,
Portlaoise, Co.Laois