Find party inspiration in this round-up of bites and appetizers.

Why not kick off the back-to-school season with a celebration? Nothing completes an evening like great appetizers and creative extras, so we put together this list to wow your guests.

1. Pork Belly Bites

This new addition to our recipe database comes courtesy of Taryn Wa, culinary director of Savoury Chef Foods, who will be presenting at the Vancouver Home and Design Show at Vancouver Convention Centre West in October. The VHDS includes events like the Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage, which will showcase the talents of local chefs, butchers and sommeliers. Click here for more details.

2. Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Garlic

This recipe from health food enthusiast Murray Bancroft is simple and fast—make sure to use high-quality olive oil for maximum flavour.

3. Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon and Creme Fraiche

Saskatoon chef Dale MacKay and international restauranteur Daniel Boulud show us a sophisticated way to serve salmon to guests.

4. Roasted Cauliflower with Curried Honey Butter

Learn a new way to love cauliflower from our resident recipe guru Julie van Rosendaal.

5. Curried Coconut Chicken Puffs

Julie van Rosendaal’s recipe for curried coconut chicken puffs can be served warm or at room temperature (so there’s less pressure on the host!).