How to Attract a Diner’s Attention (and Their Taste Buds) With The Right Finger Food Appetizers

There’s an art to creating finger food appetizers that keep diners coming back for more. And if you’re a restaurant owner, you already know that capturing your diners’ attention with food is just as important a factor as blowing them away with the service and décor.

There are a few golden rules when it comes to providing bite-sized bar appetizers that wow your guests:

Create unexpected flavor combinations. Bring together flavors from different cultures and cuisines to create a unique tasting experience. The trick to doing it right? Aim for balance. You want to blend flavors that complement each other rather than overpowering each other. At Chef One Foods, we seek to bridge together flavors from both eastern and western culture that capture an unexpected, yet tasty blend.

Play around with texture. Crunchy and creamy. Tender and crispy. Just like bringing together different flavors, playing around with different textures results in food that surprises diners with each bite.

Make it a clean bite. Part of the secret to crafting appetizers that attract diners—and that entice them to come back for seconds—is to give them a cohesive, clean bite. Go for a ton of flavor, not a ton of mess.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re serving home cooked snacks or the best frozen appetizers, if you optimize your food selections by following the tips above you’ll create a dining experience that’s guaranteed to satisfy diners and truly capture their attention.

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New wholesale appetizers from Chef One Foods

Chef One Foods will be showcasing new culinary creations at this year’s National Restaurant Association show in Chicago that bridge the gap between Eastern and Western cultures. As a leading Chinese food supplier in New York for nearly 20 years, Chef One Foods knows a thing or two about creating food that keeps diners interested and satisfied. The unique appetizers are divided into two themes: East Meets West and Health-Conscious Asian choices.

East Meets West

We’ve combined some of each hemisphere’s most popular flavors and foods to deliver a fusion of both worlds. These items creatively merge various textures, spices, and seasonings that blend the best of two different cultures into a single bite. Read more about our unique twists on American Classics below:

Cajun Shrimp Dumplings. Dumplings filled with shrimp, pork, and rice, and seasoned with Cajun-style spices.

Spinach and Cheese Mini Spring Rolls. Creamy and cheesy spinach dip wrapped in a cocktail-sized crispy spring roll shell.

Buffalo Chicken Dumplings. A play on America’s favorite wings, with buffalo-marinated chicken meat, fresh cabbage, celery, and diced carrots.

Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls. The authentic flavor of a Philly cheesesteak, with seared beef strips, onions, green peppers, and three cheeses (Whiz, mozzarella, American), all within a crispy egg roll shell.

Chicken Cilantro Mini Dumplings. Bite-sized dumplings with the fragrant flavor of cilantro combined with juicy chicken.

Chicken Lemongrass Dumplings. Tender chicken and corn with the unexpected, refreshing flavor of fresh lemongrass.

Chicken Wontons. Traditional purse-shaped dim sum dumplings filled with tender chicken and authentic Chinese seasonings.


Health-Conscious Asian

With eating habits around the world slowly changing and evolving, we’ve created a line of health conscious Asian cuisine to meet this ever-changing trend. Our team has developed classic Asian appetizers that maximize healthy, fresh ingredients for a savory experience. Accommodating both vegan and vegetarian diets, read more about our new offerings below:

Edamame Dumplings (Vegan). A clean flavor profile with a blend of whole edamame beans, diced carrots, and corn.

Kale & Vegetable Dumplings (Vegan). The flavor of farm-to-table, with hearty green kale, fresh spinach, tofu, and corn.

Thai Curry Samosas (Vegetarian). Crispy, golden, triangular vegetarian snacks with an aromatic curry filling of carrots, peas, potatoes, onions, and spices.

Vegetable Spring Rolls (Vegetarian). A light peppery profile with a mix of cabbage, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, and white pepper, all within a crispy spring roll shell.

Gluten Free Vegetable Net Spring Rolls (Vegetarian). Extra crunchy spring rolls with a blend of fresh vegetables in unique thread style rice wrappers.

Taste inspiration! Order frozen appetizers from Chef One Foods and take the guesswork out of giving diners what they want. Restaurants should give us a call and ask about receiving free samples!