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Simple catering at affordable rates!
We are pleased to offer our new line of delicious-simple menus for all your catering needs. They feature superb ingredients simply prepared and offer great value for your catering budget. Please call today to plan your menu and have a complimentary quote.
Starters range from $6.00 and up and entrees start at $15.00

Simply Delicious and Simply Affordable!

Chef Michael Hutchings

See our complete Simple Catering® menus or pick from the a la carte menu below.

soups - entree soups - salads - pasta and rice - chicken entrees - meat entrees - seafood entrees - vegetable entree and sides - simple sweets

potato cream with smoked salmon
red lentil, carrot and cumin
spinach, potato and bacon in a beef broth
fresh tomato and basil
miso with chicken, asparagus and scallions
green pea and mint
chicken and creamed cauliflower
white bean, chicken and basil
tomato with spinach and crisp prosciutto

entree soups
asian noodle with pork
shrimp, lemon grass and coconut
chunky vegetable with herbs
spicy tomato, garbanzo and chorizo
coconut-pumpkin with red chili and chicken
$10.00 to $13.00


romaine hearts with yellow tomato and parmesan
tuna and white bean with lemon dressing
fennel and orange with arugula
marinated artichoke with young spinach
sesame chicken on bibb lettuce, honey-soy dressing
seared salmon on baby greens with whole grain mustard vinaigrette
shredded chicken and celery on iceberg
carrot and chickpea on couscous with lettuces
asparagus and creamy brie with baby greens
tomato, basil and mozzarella with arugula
pear and arugula with blue cheese and walnuts
prosciutto wrapped mozzarella with basil and tomato
spiced pork salad with asian noodles and soy-lemon dressing
sweet potato and tomato on baby spinach
grilled chicken and eggplant with mint dressing
$7.00 to $15.00


pasta and rice
mushroom ragout on pappardelle
spaghetti with cherry tomato sauce
penne with ricotta, lemon and spinach
rice noodles with beef in a spicy broth
penne with arugula and balsamic vinegar
tagliatelli with alfredo sauce and basil
spaghetti with caramelized onions and olives
shredded chicken with lime and coconut rice
lemon rice pilaf with grilled chicken
five-spice pork fried rice with snow peas
risotto with bacon and peas
hokkien noodle stir-fry with chicken and broccoli
earlobe pasta with green vegetables
spicy rice noodles with green beans and peanuts
$10.00 to $18.00


chicken entrees
crispy chinese chicken with snow peas
roasted lemon chicken breast with parsley
soy glazed chicken and rice
chicken baked with an olive crust on tomatoes and basil
chicken breast roasted in eggplant and tomato
grilled chicken layered with vegetables, pesto sauce
sticky thai chicken with bok choy
chicken baked in prosciutto on roasted tomatoes, basil pesto
parmesan crusted chicken on a tomato medley
red curried chicken on rice
flat roasted chicken with pan jus
simmered tomato and basil chicken on green vegetables
thai lime and lemon grass chicken chunks
$15.00 to $20.00


meat entrees
lamb rack baked on figs and fennel, natural jus
lamb chops topped with goat cheese and green beans
roasted beef tenderloin with prosciutto and pan juices
grilled veal chops on a white bean and arugula salad
caramelized soy pork on rice and greens
grilled flank steak layered with mushrooms and arugula, aioli sauce
veal cutlets with pan jus, tomatoes and spinach
hanger steak on balsamic glazed tomatoes and asparagus
roasted veal rack with potatoes, zucchini, eggplant and garlic
veal scaloppini with mozzarella on tomatoes
steak on lyonnaise potatoes and arugula
ginger pork stir fry
honey mustard beef stir fry
lamb fillet with apple-mint pilaf and asparagus
ny steak with mushrooms and balsamic glaze
pork steak with a marmalade and sage glaze
beef stir fry with a chili jam sauce, scallions and green beans
$15.00 to $40.00


seafood entrees
nori wrapped salmon on wasabi mashed potatoes and lemon butter
market fish with lemon and dill on arugula
baked market with on oven roasted potatoes
seared seabass with soy and ginger, sticky rice
stir-fried squid with julienne peppers and snow peas
chili and basil stir-fried shrimp
chili and mint squid with basil and mint
baked halibut with tomatoes, basil and lemon
blacken spiced salmon on cucumber salad
herb roasted trout on beefsteak tomatoes
seared market fish on baby lettuces with citrus salsa
lime spiked scallops on bok choy
caramelized lime fish cubes with cucumber ribbons and soy glaze
$15.00 to $32.00


vegetable entree and sides
spicy roasted vegetables with hummus and pita
asparagus and potatoes with lemon butter and poached egg
honey roasted vegetables with parmesan polenta
root vegetable latkes with goat cheese on arugula
roasted tomato bruscetta with specht and reggiano
pumpkin, caramelized onion and blue cheese fritatta
three bean chili with cheddar and raw red onions
roasted vegetable on couscous
spinach pie with cherry tomatoes and ricotta
thai red pumpkin curry
stir fried greens with hoisin sauce and fried tofu
eggplant and zucchini lasagna
tomato and eggplant tart with side salad
$14 to $16.00


simple sweets
blueberries in a white chocolate mousse
mango with a vanilla-lime glaze and shortbread cookies
raspberry bread and butter pudding
sorbet with melon slices and mint sugar
apricot upside-down hazelnut cake
blackberry and almond cake
chocolate french toast toasted pound cake with caramelized pears
coconut macaroon ice cream sandwiches
apple tart tatin
chocolate devils food cake
chocolate-hazelnut cake
lemon puddings
fast apple tarts
$6.00 to $9.00


Menu prices do not include
Delivery, sales tax, service staff, rentals, event planning, beverages, kitchen staff, event director or field kitchen equipment. Prices are subject to change without notice and are confirmed upon booking services. Prices are based on 25 portions of a given menu item.

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