Catering Menus

Nearly every meal we cater is custom, according to the taste and budget of the client. The menus listed below are a guideline, a start. Our meals start at around $20 a plate and can go up to $100 or more depending on whether you have appetizers, dinner, dessert and beer/wine, or go with disposable vs. china, and level of service.

 

Our average client spends between $35 and $75 for a full-service meal including china and service. But we're also happy to provide budget meals, so don't hesitate to ask us!

 

We've catered over 200 weddings and special events. You can feel confident that we'll deliver a menu your guests will talk about for months to come!

 

Please feel free to contact us here or call 360-387-3266. We are happy to create a proposal for the perfect menu according to your needs.

 

CASUAL DINNER

hors d'oeuvres station:

bruschetta bar - multi-leveled display of assorted crostini, crackers, bread sticks, etc (with gluten free option). paired with varieties of toppings such as tomato basil salsa, house-made ranch dip, white bean hummus, and an artfully arranged platter of raw and roasted vegetables

dinner:

field greens (local, organic when in season), served with choice of house-made salad dressing(s)

grilled or blanched farmers market vegetables (seasonally)

caramelized roasted red or perfectly creamy mashed potatoes

grilled tender chicken breast marinated overnight in garlic and olive oil, finished with fresh garden herbs and lemon

slow braised boneless short rib w/demi glace

artisan rolls & butter

 

$26.50 per person - minimum 40 guests.

 

A SPECIAL EVENING

passed hors d'oeuvres:

choose one from the following: tomato bruschetta with fresh mozzerella, basil & balsamic reduction, watermelon squares filled with feta cheese, fresh basil & balsamic reduction, b.l.t. crostini,  asian meatballs w/green onion & sesame seed w/mini fork.

choose another from the following: individual shrimp cocktails,  salmon mousse on black pepper shortbread, mini cheese platters with pickled fig.

dinner:

organic greens with goat cheese, spiced pecans and fruit or edible flowers in season, finished with white balsamic or champagne vinaigrette.

grilled or blanched farmers market vegetables (seasonally)

caramelized roasted red potatoes, perfectly creamy mashed potatoes or pureed root vegetables.

wild pacific salmon, baked and served with rhubarb chutney and basil horseradish sauces

prime rib or herb & pepper crusted beef tenderloin w/au jus

artisan rolls and sweet butter

 

$32.00 per person, minimum 30 guests

 

COCKTAIL PARTY

Passed and Stationed Hors d'oeuvres:

artisan cheese and berries platter includes nuts and pickled figs

bruschetta bar multi-leveled display of assorted crostini, crackers, bread sticks, etc (with gluten free option). paired with varieties of toppings such as tomato basil salsa, house-made ranch dip, white bean hummus, and an artfully arranged platter of raw vegetables

antipasto platter roasted and marinated vegetables, olives, cured meats

roasted stuffed mushroom caps duxelles, parmesan and fresh herbs

scallops with bacon and tomato vinaigrette served on a ceramic spoon with microgreens

steak tips marinated overnight and cooked onsite - speared with a tiny fork and topped with fresh herbs

dessert bar three-tiered bite sized flourless chocolate brownies, coconut macaroons and lemon or berry bars

 

$24.00 per person minimum 40 guests

 

THE CASUAL BBQ

appetizers, passed or stationed:

bacon-wrapped, cream cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers and feta stuffed watermelon with basil & balsamic reduction

dinner:

Field greens with choice of dressing(s)

our own better than classic potato salad

creamy macaroni and cheese

cilantro-lime cole slaw

house-smoked pulled pork on brioche buns

oven-fried chicken

 

$20.50 per person, minimum 40 guests

 

CLASSIC COMFORT

appetizers, passed:

choose one: mini mac n cheese cups, caprese skewers (fresh baby tomatoes, tiny mozzerella balls, fresh basil and balsamic glaze), or roasted

stuffed mushroom caps

dinner:

caesar salad with our own dressing, grated parmesan and fresh-cut croutons

meat and vegetarian lasagna, made with fresh noodles and three cheeses

garlic bread

 

$18.50 per person, 24 guest minimum

 

MARKET FRESH TACO BAR

appetizer station:

tortilla chips and house made pico de gallo

dinner:

choose three: shredded seasoned smoked pork, chicken, ground beef, or roasted spiced vegetables, served alongside jack and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, grilled peppers and onion, guacamole, sour cream, red and green salsa, cilantro and fresh lime. Spanish rice and Mexican-style whole beans, corn and flour tortillas.

 

$17.00 per person, 40 guest minimum. Ask about a gourmet version that includes shrimp or fish, and carne asada as well as more deluxe appetizers and sides.

 

Desserts and beverages available, ask for a quote.

 

All meals include use of our china, silverware and other serving pieces at no extra charge when staff are booked to manage dishes. Servers are needed at a ratio of 1 per 30 guests for a buffet, 1 to 20 for family-style, and 1 to 10 for plated dinners. To save money, you can use disposables (we can supply compostable options at our cost or visit www.smartyhadaparty.com for more options.

 

Prices listed above do not include servers. Depending on the level of service you've ordered, we will manage set-up, bussing and tear-down of all food-related items. We don't normally set your tables and chairs, linens, place settings, centerpieces or decorations, nor manage the clean up of those items at the end of the event. However, we can hire a crew for you if you'd like. Up to you.

 

We do not carry linen tablecloths or napkins. We are, however, contracted with Cort Party Rental to manage your rentals for you if you like. We can quote and order your linens, tables, chairs etc, meet the truck on delivery and pick up, at no additional charge to you. Let us know if you'd like a rentals quote.

 

All caterings include a service charge and local tax.

 

We do not automatically add gratuities to large catering orders. We are often asked if tipping is customary, to which we respond that the matter is up to you. Gratuities are appreciated and shared among all who helped prepare and execute your order.