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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Canapé Box?

Canapé Box is headed up by experienced private chef, Chris Messum. He is supported by a strong team of dedicated chefs at the top of their game who work tirelessly to produce our delicious canapés. Canapé Box is based in a lovely rural setting in the heart of the Chiltern Hills.

What is a canapé?

A canapé is small bite sized food served as an appetiser or starter. They are perfect little nibbles essential for throwing any party!

How will my canapés be delivered?

All canapés are delivered in recyclable cardboard transport trays with nifty chill packs to keep canapes cool for up to 4 hours after delivery, so no need keep cool once delivered. Transport trays are not designed to serve your canapes, you will need to use your own platters.

Which will I need to heat?

All our canapés are pre-prepared and delivered cold. Hot canapes are designed to be heated by you. Please refer to the description of each canapé for heating instructions. Please check oven power as cooking times may vary. If you have any questions do contact us. 01494 883 445 or

Can I sample the canapés beforehand?

You can order a TastingBox for £35. Each TastingBox comes with around 10 canapé flavours and 3 of each selected from production so approximately 30 canapes.

When can I expect my delivery?

We deliver 11:00 – 17:00 Monday to Saturday. We will deliver 2 – 4 hours before your selected guest arrival time. We are closed on Sunday and public holidays. All deliveries are charged at £25.

Do you deliver on the weekend?

We deliver on Saturdays only. We are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Is there a minimum order?

Our minimum order is £150. Delivery is an additional service charge.

Do you accommodate dietary requests and requirements?

We have vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose free and nut-free options available.

How many canapés can I order?

As many as you like, we have no limit, but we do have a minimum order value of 15 canapes per option and £150 per order.

How many canapés do you recommend per head?

We recommend around 6 canapés per person for the first hour and 2 more per person for every hour after.

Where do you deliver to?

We mainly cover the South East of England but cover many other areas too. Please contact us for more information.

How do I amend my order?

Before payment you can amend your order by adding or removing canapés in your cart. Please call to amend orders that have already been placed. 01494 883 445.

When is the latest I can order?

We need 48 hours to complete all orders. Please contact us directly for last minute orders.

Can I cancel my order?

Orders cancelled with 5 working days’ notice we can refund in full. Orders placed after this time cannot be refunded.

Do your prices include VAT?

Our canapes are a cold food delivery and zero vat rated. You will need your own platters to serve your canapes. All other products and services include Vat.

Still wondering?

Feel free to get in touch to find out more...