Leading catering and specialist canape company Bitesize is celebrating the launch of their new look business in time for Christmas. Bitesize is the brainchild of seasoned chef and patisserie extraordinaire Jason Colbert who set up Bitesize in 2006 with his wife Lynda. Bitesize is now Corks leading supplier of finely made canapes for all occasions.
Bitesize Canapés which have been described as “delicious pieces of edible art” have been honed from Colbert’s innate sense of what works well on the palette and plate. Jason, who trained as a Pastry Chef in The Mustard Seed, before progressing to The K Club and Cooke's Café, Dublin, has more than ten years experience in the catering business. It is this experience which led him to discovering a gap in the market for beautifully designed canapés.
Bitesize, which is based in Midleton and sells directly from its kitchens also delivers to the door as well as offering catering for larger events at home or at the office. The company offers a range of signature sweet and savoury canapés which have been designed by Colbert using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients.
Speaking of the new look Bitesize, Jason says, “When you work in catering you begin to realise new trends and markets and after one too many bad canapé receptions I decided to set up Bitesize. For too long canapés have been thought of as sausage rolls or mini quiches but we have succeeded in changing peoples minds with our unique selection of canapés which include confit duck with a cucumber and coriander salsa, and rare fillets of beef on a rosemary and parmesan biscuit, with horseradish cream. When you are entertaining, the food you choose can make or break an event and what you serve is usually what is most remembered.
Even though we are in recessionary times, our canapés are accessible to a wide range of people in both affordability and ease of use. We deliver our handmade canapés on beautiful white service platters ready to serve, so if you need one platter for a few friends or a hundred platters for a corporate event, canapés are the ideal and hassle free way to entertain for large or small numbers.”
Now with a staff of 8 full time and numerous waiting staff called in to cater for events, Bitesize is looking to the future with an investment of more than €80,000 and the acquirement of 2,000 extra square feet of kitchen space. Such an investment will allow Colbert to host culinary courses from early 2013, proving that the market for home and corporate entertaining is still there when you have the right product.