Professional Catering Services Ireland

Are you planning a dinner party, birthday party, wedding, reception, cocktail party, or corporate entertaining?

With elegant but not necessarily expensive outside catering, I can help you.

If you are looking for the finest food, a reliable cook, and a memorable party, then I can help. I have been providing outstanding food for private parties in the Dublin area for our 20 years; I never do more than two functions a week, so you are guaranteed my undivided attention. Prices are surprisingly affordable and, though they depend on numbers and menu choices, you will find that they are far less than most restaurants or hotels.


Hot Beef Bourguignon
Beef with Cumin & Coriander
Beef Goulash
Beef & Guinness Casserole
Beef en Croute
Rogan Josh Beef Curry
Stir fried beef with tangerine peel
Lamb with Mangetout and Cashew nuts
Lamb with Cumin and Coriander
Moroccan Lamb
Lamb with Courgettes and Lemon
Lamb Creole
Chicken Tikka Masala
Caribbean Chicken
Chicken with Chorizo and Tomato
Red Thai Chicken Curry
Mexican Chicken
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Tagine
Pork in Black Bean Sauce
Pork with Coconut Milk, Chilli and Basil
Pork with Cider and Apples
Salmon en Croute with Ginger, Leeks and Spinach
Venison Casserole
Wild Rice and Rice or Potatoes Normande
Couscous with Apricots and Pinenuts
Vegetarian Lasagne with red wine and walnuts
Courgette Feta and Filo pie
Vegetarian Curry
Roast Vegetable and Goat’s Cheese Flan
Tofu and Asparagus Stir Fry



Chicken with Avocado, Pinenuts and Pesto
Coronation Chicken
Chicken marinated in Coriander and Chilli
Thai Chicken Salad
Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad
Chicken, Papaya and Cumin Salad
Caesar Salad with Smoked Chicken or Prawns
Louisiana Blackened Chicken on Mixed Leaves
Cold Beef Stroganoff Salad
Beef en Croute
Chinese Beef with Tangerine Peel
Thai Beef Salad
Roast Fillet of Beef marinated in Teriyaki Sauce
Honey Baked Ham with Three Chutneys
Butterfly Leg of Lamb marinated with Fresh Herbs
Melon and Seafood Salad marinated in a Lemon and Ginger Dressing
Wild Irish Salmon with a Dill Sauce
Spicy Salmon Salad
Salmon marinated in Coriander and Chili
Salmon with Roast Pepper, Basil & Pinenuts
Smoked Salmon Quiche with Wholemeal Pastry
Crab Claws with a Green Goddess Sauce
Crab and Avocado Salad
Squid and Tamarind Salad
Duck and Orange Salad with a Soya and Ginger Dressing
Halloumi Cheese Salad
Mediterranean Vegetable and Tapenade Tart



Mixed Leaves with Avocado, Asparagus, Rocket, Beansprouts, Cherry Tomatoes and Pinenuts
Tomato, Black Olive, Avocado, & Feta Cheese Salad
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil drizzled with olive oil
Roast Pepper, Tomato, Goat’s Cheese & Black Olives
Greek Salad with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Olives and Feta Cheese
Avocado, Chorizo & Tomato Salad
Spiced Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Chilli
Butternut Squash, Feta Cheese and Pinenuts
Tabouleh Salad
Roast Vegetables, Yoghurt and Toasted Pinenuts
Melon, Cucumber, Orange and Mint Salad
Three Bean Salad
Waldorf Salad
Carrot & Beansprout Salad
Potato, Chive and Parsley Salad with an oil and herb dressing
Potato, Apple Celery & Walnut Salad with a mayonaisse dressing
Garlic Bread & Focaccia



Three Chocolate terrine
Chocolate Mousse Gateau
Chocolate Truffle Cake
Pecan Pie
Grand Marnier Ice Cream
French Fruit Flan
Exotic Fruit Salad with Passion Fruit and Chinese Spice
Crème de Cassis Gateau
Irish Whiskey Meringue
Hazelnut Meringue
Hazelnut, Pavlova or Chocolate Roulade
Lime Soufflé
Tarte de Pomme Normande
Sticky Toffee Pudding




Goat’s Cheese Roasted Red Peppers & Pine Nut Tartlets
Avocado, Goat’s Cheese & Chilli Tartlets
Stilton & Walnut Tartlets
Crab Tartlets
Onion Marmalade & Goats Cheese Tartlets
Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Tartlets
Prawn and Wild Mushroom Tartlet with Hollandaise Sauce
Blinis and Smoked Salmon
Smoked Salmon on brown bread
Cherry Tomatoes, Brie & Basil Leaves
Cherry Tomatoes With Cream Cheese
Tiger Prawns with Melon Balls
Duck Spring Rolls in Rice Paper
Leek & Parmesan Palmiers
Roquefort Tartlets
Curried Quail Eggs
Spinach Roulade with Cream Cheese and Pesto
Crab Claws With Goddess Sauce
Shots of Sweet Potato, Chili and Coconut Soup
Red Pepper Mousse and Roast Pepper on Rye Bread
Chicken Liver Pâté with Pomegranate Seeds on White Soda Bread
Figs with Parma Ham and Roquefort cheese



Duck with Hoisin Sauce in Filo Tartlets
Falafel with a herb crème fraiche
Filo Pastry Parcels with Prawns With Ginger
Filo Pastry Parcels with Garlic Chicken & Dill
Thai fish cakes with Thai Dipping Sauce
Sausages in Chutney
Fillet of Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
Lamb with Pesto
Salmon with Lime and Coriander
Devils On Horseback
Tandoori Chicken
Spiced Prawns
Mini Potato Cakes
Crab Cakes
Fish Cakes
Kofta Meatballs with a Minty Yogurt Dip
Fish and Chips (extra charge)
Strawberries Dipped In White & Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Brownies
Pecan Pie
Lemon Tart
Fresh Fruit Kebabs
Mini Meringues
Mini Profiteroles



Bagel topped with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon
Honey Roast Ham and Brie on Toasted Brioche
Granola with Berries and Honeyed Yoghurt in shot glasses
Mango, Strawberry, Pineapple and Mint Fruit Kebabs
Sweet Corn Fritters with Avocado Salsa
Mini Bacon and Egg Quiche
Figs with Parma Ham and Goats Cheese
Onion and Herb Scone with Herb Cream Cheese
Melon with Prosciutto
Mini Danish Pastries
Mini Cup Cakes
Scones with Clotted Cream and Strawberries

When it comes to food I look for the best flavour and then an attractive presentation. Having founded the first cookery school in Ireland back in 1978, I work hard to maintain my reputation for great food.

Whatever you require from a buffet to a full silver service banquet, I can supply it. Your menu will be tailor made after discussing your taste, budget, style and venue choice.

Whether you would like your meal simple or sumptuous, with straight forward service or an imaginative presentation, I have the flexibility to cater a candlelit dinner for 10 or a 300 person fund-raiser.


With a core staff of myself, two assistants and a team of waiters and waitresses, I can offer a far more personalised and flexible service than a corporate catering company.

You will be using ” the finest specialist private party caterer in Dublin”. You’ll find that I am used to providing outside catering for private parties, wedding and birthday parties, as well as corporate catering services. Recently a client described my service as being like having a fine restaurant in her own home. So, if you are looking for a specialist wedding, party, reception or corporate caterer, please do contact me and let me help.


I hope the samples on this site will give you some tempting ideas of the type of food that I serve. My food tends to be more homely than most restaurants in presentation and, though I never embraced the idea that food is art, I do think that it should look attractive.


Like any cook, my recipes are gathered from literally hundreds of sources. Through the cookery school I have been lucky to cook with chefs such as Guillame Lebrun of Patrick Guilbauds, Paul & Jeannie Rankin, Sophie Grigson and Lloyd Grossman.


Through overseas Irish food promotions and on my travels I have picked up ideas from all over the world. If you would like almost any dish for almost any occasion, I am very happy to produce it: Simply tell me what you would like me to do. All of the dishes on the menus are interchangeable from one to another.


  • Free Consultation
  • Full Set-Up, Clean-up Service
  • Bar Service Available
  • Full Service, Family Style and Buffets
  • All China, Table Linens, Glassware
  • Casual & Gourmet Barbecues


Elegant but not necessarily expensive.

Call Alix on +353 (0)1 668 1553 or e-mail to discuss your needs.

Alix Gardiner’s, a specialist outside caterer providing personalised catering for private & corporate parties and events in Dublin. If you need a caterer for dinners, receptions, & parties, I can provide the finest food from hand-made canapés and finger foods to fabulous feasts served by my professional waiting team at birthday parties, weddings, hospitality events, product launches, P.R receptions, exhibitions, business events, private events, launches, meetings, and other special events.


We are fully insured and carry public liability insurance. We are also HACCP qualified.


Alix Gardner’s Cookery School
71 Waterloo Road, Dublin 4 – 01 6681553 –