Fitzwilliam College Receptions & Buffets

Receptions & Buffets

Food and drink is a vital part of creating a memorable event. Our menus include drinks receptions, canapés, and a range of buffet options or a BBQ.

Look through our menus and talk to us about options.

Buffet - Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Served with fresh tea & Fairtrade coffee, orange juice & mineral water.
Served as standing finger food.
A selection of fresh meat, fish and vegetarian wraps, baguettes and sandwiches.
Plus select a total of 5 items from the options listed below.
(W) = warm option


Spicy BBQ Turkey Slider
Pork and Black Pudding Meatball
Duck Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce
Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli
Beef Chilli and Bean Meatball
Chicken Yakitori



Filo Prawns with Sweet Chilli Dip
Tuna Filled Jacket Potato
Smoked Haddock and Pea Purée Tart
Thai Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce
Sesame-Coated Hoi Sin Salmon
Salt and Pepper Squid
Fish and Chip Cone



Cheesy Jacket Potato with Salsa
Balsamic Tomato with Pesto and Mozzarella
Dauphine Potato with Sour Cream and Chives
Squash and Roast Garlic Arancini Balls
Open Artichoke, Brie and Onion Tart
Bean and Sweet Potato Fritter
Pizza Straws
Squash, Garlic and Goats Cheese Frittata



Shortbread with Chilli Mango and Mascarpone
Cherry Bakewell Tart
Strawberry Lamingtons
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese
Chocolate Brownie
Opera Gateaux
Fruit Kebabs with a Honey and Yoghurt Dip
Millionaire Shortbread
Choux Buns with Chocolate Sauce
Please select: 3 main courses (including vegetarian) and 1 dessert
Please choose either: hot new potatoes, chips or rice.
All served with fresh vegetables.
Served with fresh tea & Fairtrade coffee, orange juice & mineral water.


Creamy Chicken and Coconut Curry with Spinach
Garlic Baked Chicken with Squash and Pancetta
Thai-Spiced Beef Sirloin with Green Beans
Roast Lamb Shoulder with Garlic & Pickled Lemon and Red Pepper Hummus
Chilli Pork and Bean Stir-Fry
Pork and Beef Meatball with Penne Pasta
Pulled Lamb with Pea and Mint Yogurt Dressing



Cajun Spiced Prawns and Fish with Rice and Peppers
Flaked Hot Smoked Salmon with Cream and Pasta
Grilled Seabass with Fennel and Lemon Oil
Baked Salmon Fillet with Spiced Lentil Dhal
Tempura Battered Plaice Goujons with Sweet Chilli Noodles
Battered Haddock and Chips
Spiced Salmon with Lentil and Cherry Tomato Salsa


The Best Mac and Cheese Ever
Artichoke, Fava Bean and Goat’s Cheese Tart with Red Pesto
Corn and Chilli Fritter With Lentil and Cherry Tomato Salsa
Sweet Potato, Pepper and Tomato Curry
Vegetable and Bean Lasagne
Vegetables and Pasta with Dill Cream
Vegetable and Quorn Enchiladas
Cajun-Spiced Roast Vegetables with Rice and Beans


Treacle Tart with Stem Ginger and Mascarpone Cream
Apple Crumble Slice with Cinnamon, Pecan and Maple Syrup Cream
Chocolate Tart with Chilli Pineapple, Syrup and Cream
Lemon-Baked Cheesecake, Poached Orchard Fruit
Blueberry and Maple Pancakes

Additional choices may be selected for a £6.95 supplement

Our light lunch id ideal for small groups who wish to enjoy a working lunch.

A Platter of freshly filled homemade white and brown bread sandwiches with a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian fillings

A variety of mini savoury snacks with a range of vegetarian fillings

A selection of whole fruits

Mineral water and fresh orange juice

Tea and Fairtrade coffee


Additional canapés may be chosen @ £1.20

(W) = warm option
V = suitable for vegetarians

Pumpkin and Ricotta Tart (V)
Apricot and Herb-Stuffed Pancetta (W)
Sausage, Bacon, Egg, and Tomato Gel (W)
Chicken Liver Parfait with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle
Beef and Horseradish Crostini (W)
Crispy Pork Belly with Apple Gel (W)
Moroccan Spiced Hogget (W)
Chickpea with Wild Mushroom Purée and Fried Leeks (V)
Hot-Smoked Salmon Terrine with Chilled Hollandaise and Crispy Artichoke
Squash and Roast Garlic Arancini Balls (V) (W)
Fish And Chips (Tuna and Chickpea Chip) (W)
Mature Cheddar Beignets (V) (W)
Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot (V)

A selection of Nibbles are also available @ £2.60pp

Prices shown are a guide per head as all drinks are charged on a ‘consumption’ basis with minimum numbers as below. 
All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.
Punch and Pimms are served in 10oz tumblers.

Sparkling Wines

Bucks Fizz With Cava 11.5% £2.40 per glass
Bucks Fizz With Champagne 12% £3.55 per glass
Minimum Of 12 Glasses For A Reception
Kir Royale With Cava 11.5% Per  £3.55 per glass
Kir Royale With Champagne 12% £5.80 per glass
Minimum Of 6 Glasses For A Reception
College Labelled Cava 11.5% Per Bottle £19.80
Prosecco Sant’orsola Brut Per Bottle £22.50
Chapel Down Century Extra Dry Nv 12% Per Bottle £30.80
College Labelled Champagne 12% Per Bottle £33.80

Wines and Cocktails

Mulled Wine 13% £3.50 per glass
Minimum Of 20 Glasses For A Reception
Pimms 25% & Lemonade £25.32 per jug
College House Wine 13% Per Bottle White £15.90
College House Wine 13% Per Bottle Red £14.10

Soft Drinks

Ty-Nant Springs Mineral Water Still Or Sparkling (75cl) £3.45
Fruit Juice (1ltr Jug) £3.17
Sparkling Elderflower/Sparkling Schloer (75cl) £7.25 per bottle
Fitzwilliam’s Own Non Alcoholic Punch £16.80 per jug
Should you select a package please note this would apply to ALL guests in the party.
All packages include soft drinks and are for a minimum of 30 as a part of a dinner.
All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.

Sherry Package £9.55 per person - based on 1.5 Glasses of Sherry, Half a Bottle of House Wine and a Glass of Port

Cava Package £13.05 per person - based on 1.5 Glasses of Cava, Half a Bottle of House Wine and a Glass of Port

Champagne Package £16.40 per person - based on 1.5 Glasses of Champagne, Half a Bottle of House Wine and a Glass of Port

BBQ menu
Final numbers and menu choices are required 10 working days in advance. The final account is based upon this number unless it has been exceeded.
Price: £24.35 per person.
All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.
Please ask about allergen information.
Fitzwilliam Events Receptions & Buffets

“Thank you so much for all your hard work in making sure our Sue Purdy Lecture last night was a huge success! A wonderful evening was had by our guests.” Katie Grundy, Friends of Fitzwilliam