Immersive Dining Experience

“No rule of etiquette is of less importance than the fork we use.”  ~ Emily Post 

Planning the perfect event can be stressful, but catering does not have to be. We have created a quick reference when deciding which catering style will work best for you and your guests.  

Cocktail Style Reception

An inspired cocktail party provides the ultimate social revelry with various food options. Feast on cocktail-sized meals, seasonal hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, and bountiful food stations. Eclectic flavors and aromas culminate into a multi-sensory culinary experience. Your Event Producer will also guide you through exciting craft cocktail and mocktail selections.  

Passed Hors D’oeuvres 

Coconut Shrimp Cakes
Gold Baby Beets with Honey Ricotta
Poached Local Lobster, Grilled Cornbread 

Bite-sized Meals

Roasted Halibut with Artichoke Puree
Indian Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice, Cilantro  

Sushi + Dumpling Station

Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings, Seaweed Salad, Vegetable Lo Mein, Teriyaki Tofu Lettuce Wraps 

Bruschetta Bar

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Spicy Goat Cheese, Minted Zucchini, Roasted Artichoke Hearts, Tuscan Bread with Garlic, and EVOO  

Passed Sweets

Crème Brulé Doughnuts, Colorful Waffle Pops, Salted Caramel Tartlets 


Seated Dinner 

A seated dinner allows you to entertain with a traditional approach to dining. Guests enjoy a reception before being seated for a first course, entrée, and dessert. Guests enjoy artistically prepared courses served precisely by polished waitstaff while enjoying conversation and laughter. 

Passed Hors D’oeuvres 

Lamb Lollipops with Preserved Lemon Chutney
Grilled Zucchini Ribbons, Herbed White Beans, Mint, Red Chili Crunch
Fried olives, Duck confit, Smoked Gouda 

First Course

Summer Melon Salad, Prosciutto, Pine Nuts, Feta, Currants, Mint, Spiced Chili Vinaigrette  


Tenderloin, Romesco, Confit Eggplant, Harissa Aioli, Crisp Garlic
Confit Eggplant, Harissa Aioli, Crisp Garlic & Brown Butter Crumb 


Chocolate Crémeux with Salted Caramel Popcorn, Red Berries, Chicory Coffee Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce 

Dinner Buffet  

A buffet lends itself to a more informal feel than plated meals. A significant benefit of a buffet  

is that the variety of catered foods is guaranteed to please diverse palates. Elevated food displays, beautiful linens, and textured place settings make the buffet look even more special.  

Dinner Buffet

Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Parmesan
Wild Striped Bass, Coal Roasted Leek, Baby Kale
Wild Mushroom Risotto with Leeks, Black Truffle Oil 
Salad of Mixed Baby Greens, Aged Sherry-Shallot Wine Vinaigrette
Assorted Iggy’s Rolls and Sweet Butter 

Dessert Table

Mini Jar Pies Boston Cream; Lemon Meringue, Banoffee Pie, Fluffernutter Chocolate Crunch 


Now that you have settled on a style, you will enjoy working with an Event Producer to plan your menu, determine the floorplan, and select all the fine details. With a relentless passion for brilliance and innovation, The Catered Affair elevates an average event into an extraordinary and unforgettable experience, and it is our pleasure to serve you.