Catering Menus

The best catering menu is the one that's tailor-made for you. Enjoy planning your party as much as the party itself. A La Carte Events & Catering makes the entire process easy.

What's Your Party Style?

The type of event you're hosting will help determine your menu.

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Cocktail Parties

Cocktail parties range from casual to ultra-sophisticated. They're a good choice if you're entertaining and want to serve nibbles but not a full-on meal, particularly for large groups of guests.

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Buffets & Family Style

Buffets are party workhorses and can be a safe Covid-19 choice when your guests' plates are filled by chefs and service staff. Family style is fun and intimate, but not always cost-effective because of all those platters. Pro Tip: use melamine platters instead of ceramic, they're much less expensive.

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Plated Meals

Plated meals are the most formal option and add a level of elegance you can't get from other formats. Most seated meals start with passed hors d' oeuvres, and dessert can be another plated course or passed to encourage guests to mingle after dinner.

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Made-to-Order/Scratchmade/Custom Cuisine Sample Menus

We love to customize, so use these menus as your starting point. Both your chef and event planner will work with you to design a unique menu for your event.

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Hors d' Oeuvres

Appetizers and Hors d' Oeuvres set the tone for your event. They're a great way to incorporate splurge ingredients like lobster and caviar into your event and still stay on budget. Pro Tip: Start by selecting at least one vegetarian, one meat, and one seafood.

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Salads

All salads are accompanied by warm bread (often mini baguettes or fresh rolls) and real butter.

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Entrees & Side Dishes

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Desserts

No meal is complete without something sweet!

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Seasonal - Spring/Summer

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Seasonal - Fall/Winter

The 2020 Holiday Menu is here! This year it includes seasonal favorites like maple, pumpkin, duck confit, butternut squash and roasted lamb. More than ever, there are comforting (and sophisticated) dishes.

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Mexican & Tex-Mex

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Mediterranean

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Upscale BBQ & Pig Roasts

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Action Stations

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Vegan & Vegetarian

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Kosher & Halal

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Breakfast & Brunch

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High Tea

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Crawfish Boils

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Here's What A La Carte Events & Catering Clients Have to Say:

"Thank ya'll so much for catering our event! Everyone raved about the food and the service! You all are amazing and we really appreciate the extra effort you provide. You guys rock!" -Janet D.

"Great to work with Laura and A La Carte. I was seeking someone to provide desserts for my wedding and let me tell you, a lot of other bakers will charge you a hand and foot. I reached out to Laura requesting a list of desserts, and Laura replied back asking me "What are your favorite desserts, and what is the groom's favorite desserts" And after telling her, she created a list that represented US. That was truly thoughtful of her. She of course was respectful and asked if I wanted my original list I had thought about, but the desserts she had thought about were so unique, sounded much more delicious than my list, and exemplified the desserts who the wedding was for. I would definitely recommend A La Carte - Very easy to work with and I think that is exactly what I needed for my wedding!" - Andrea M.

Laura and her team provided excellent service and delicious food that exceed all of our expectations for our corporate Christmas Party! Her menu and recommendations were exactly what we were looking. She helped us with our budget and recommendations on serving for the buffet-style service. Everything was well-seasoned and accommodating for all types of palates. Laura is well-versed on all aspects of hosting and should be a go-to for your next event! We absolutely will hire her team again and highly recommend A La Carte for corporate and private events!

- Jennifer B

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