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Dinner Party Starters

Adding a third course to your menu next time you’re having friends over will always be welcome, but what makes a spectacular dinner party starter? In terms of taste, you need to make sure your dinner party food adds a new dimension to the rest of your menu. All of our easy dinner party starters are quick to cook, meaning you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered…


All of the party food that comes out of the COOK kitchens is hand-prepared by our chefs, ready to cook from frozen, so welcome to Britain’s best dinner party starters.

But what to choose? If you’re hosting for a crowd and looking for party food starters, our Chicken Liver Pâté is really simple to prepare – just add some crackers or toasted sourdough, a good chutney, a little green salad and perhaps some pickles. Or, for a fancier party starter, try our Lobster Thermidor Souffles with a watercress salad and lemon wedges, or some of our other canapés. Another great option for an easy dinner party starter is our Portobello Mushroom Risotto. A 2-portion will work brilliantly as an easy dinner party starter for four people. Just add a little rocket, parmesan shavings, a twist of pepper, and a little truffle oil to your party starter if you’re feeling flash. Just be sure to check dietary requirements for all your guests, and check out our vegetarian party food and gluten free party food if you need something to cater for everyone. Couple with our dinner party mains and dinner party desserts to serve up the perfect evening of entertainment.

If you can’t make it to one of our shops, you can order online and have your dinner party starters delivered. Just order a Home Delivery (or Click & Collect, if you like) and your frozen dinner party starters will happily wait in the freezer until the big night.