Plated Dinner Catering menu

The plated dinner catering menu aims to provide a high-class food experience for all the guests. Among all menu options, plated dinner is the most structured and preference-oriented.

Plated dinner catering menu is most suitable for seated events where food service aims to cause the least disruption, while providing maximal satisfaction for the guests. Waiters will quietly set an amazing plate in front of each guest. Fundraisers, weddings and gala dinners are top of the list. Plated dinner catering menu can also work great for anniversaries, showers, birthdays and corporate celebrations.

Plated Dinner Catering menu items(click through different sections)

  • cold selection
    Cuban Chicken Sandwich Sticks
    grainy mustard dipping sauce
    Prosciutto and Figs
    with mascarpone cheese on a designer spoon
    In House Smoked Salmon Pockets
    tarragon cream and fennel
    Chinese Eggplant Rolls
    feta mousse and carrot pesto
    Brisket Crisps
    goat cheese cream and shishito pepper
    Caesar Marinated Shrimp Skewer
    with a garlic crema
    Vegan Aubergine Sushi
    with avocado mayo
    Open Face Italian Crisps (selection of 3)
    - roasted tomato | goat cheese, basil chiffonade
    - porchetta | spiced tomato jelly, squash
    - crispy procuitto | brie cheese, grilled asparagus
    - charcuterie | genoa, ricotta, gem tomato, artichokes
    - Italian chicken | spiced hummus, olive tapenade
    Crispy Toasts (selection of 3)
    - Italian | prosciutto, radish, mascarpone ricotta, pistachio
    - avocado | grilled vegetables, asiago
    - caponata | goat cheese, green onions
    - wild mushrooms | carmelized ramps, feta mousse
    - chicken caprese | balsamic droplets
    Caramelized Onion Tartlettes
    chive, crème fraîche
    Lemongrass Chicken Bites
    pickled cucumber remoulade
    hot selection
    Chicken Arancini
    smoked tomato jam
    Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian Gyoza
    with japanese dipping sauce
    Grilled Hawaiian Beef Skewer
    spiced garlic aioli
    Mini Shepherd’s Pie
    savoury ground beef and vegetables in a light pastry shell, topped with mashed potatoes
    Thai Chicken Satay
    with a coconut satay sauce
    Adobo Beef Short Rib Bites
    with poblano corn salsa
    Coconut Shrimp Lollipops
    two shrimp with a pepperoncini aioli
    Sweet Potato Fritter
    with sriracha dip
    Crispy Shrimp Tempura
    with a bang bang sauce
    Indo-Asián Lamb Satay
    asián masala glaze
    Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian Samosas
    with mango balsamic chutney
    Wild Mushroom Arancini
    smoked tomato jam
    Wild Mushroom Tart
    with chive royale
    Reuben Sammy
    with dijon aioli
  • Soup selection
    Hungarian Mushroom
    caramelized mushroom and dill
    Curried Cauliflower
    roasted cauliflower rice and fresh herbs
    Shrimp Bisque
    caviar waffle stick and microgreens
    Braised Leek and Potato
    potato donut and crunchy leaves
    Caramelized Carrot and Onion
    saffron crème fraiche and candied carrot
    ANTIPASTO COURSE
    Antipasto Course
    dry salami, prosciutto, chorizo, pate, locally made black pepper pepperoni, Spruce Meadows aged cheddar, assorted olives, grainy mustard, port wine jelly, mixed pickled and olives, baguette (GF available upon request)
    Canadian Cheese Board
    Spruce Meadows white cheddar, swiss, marble, brie, blue, monterey jack, gouda, dried fruit, grapes, gourmet crackers and raincoast crisps (V/GF available upon request)
    PALATE CLEANSER
    Honey Lemon and Thyme Sorbet
    with lemon water
    Green Apple Sauvignon Blanc
    with lime zest
    SALAD SELECTION
    Leafy Greens
    artisan greens, cucumber carpacio, hot house petit tomatoes,
    watermelon radish, organic honey tahini vinaigrette
    Caesar Romaine Greens
    baby romaine leaves, herbed bread crisp, crispy capers, garlic
    aioli, spiced parmesan
    Caprese Fan
    hot house roma tomato, fresh mozzarella slices, pine nuts,
    crunchy basil, carrot top pesto
    Farmer's Field Greens
    golden beets, celery root, cucumber, carrots, radish,
    orange segments, crème fraiche, orange champagne dressing
    Fennel Watercress Citrus
    shaved fennel, local watercress greens, citrus, slivered almonds,
    fennel fonds, white balsamico
    Zucchini Ribbon
    green zucchini, yellow zucchini, baby gem tomato, artisan leaves,
    saffron chantilly
  • POULTRY
    Roasted Garlic Chicken Breast
    chanterelle mushroom pan jus
    Grilled Meyer Lemon Chicken Breast
    caramelized shallot glaze
    Spring Onion and Spinach Chicken Roulade
    wild onion and paprika cream sauce
    Tomato Stuffed Chicken Picatta
    buffalo charred citrus caper sauce
    Smoked Fennel and Cherry Duck Breast
    cherry red wine plum reduction
    Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast
    dijon roasted wtih dried fruit and bread stuffing wrapped in peppered bacon with a savory jus
    Vegetarian / Vegan
    Cauliflower Sformato
    charred kale and a parmesan rose sauce
    *Grilled Asian Brinjal Roll
    roasted pepper, vegan feta, white bean, porcini cashew sauce
    Caprese Stuffed Portobello
    balsamic poached portobello, buffalo mozzarella, roasted
    house tomato, goat cheese mousse
    Wild Mushroom and Onion Wellington
    grilled vegetable compote
    *Greek Lentil Stuffed Pepper Roulade
    yellow lentils, green onions, celery, carrot, beefsteak
    tomatoes, white wine tomato broth
    BEEF, LAMB, PORK
    Herb Creamed Shallot Alberta Beef Sirloin
    pearl onion bourbon demi
    Red Wine Braised Short Rib
    tequila cherry glaze
    Pink Peppercorn Alberta Striploin
    wild braised ramp and lemon jus
    Mustard Seed Pork Tenderloin
    red onion and bacon garlic pan jus
    Chimichurri Lamb Shank
    micro mint jus
    Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin, Prime Rib and Rack of Lamb
    SEAFOOD
    Tomato Lemon Butter Salmon Filet
    creole verde dill sauce
    Sweet Sambal Trout Filet
    mango corn salsa and spring onion oil
  • CHILDREN’S PLATED DINNER
    Golden Chicken Tenders
    with roasted potato wedges, plum sauce and ketchup
    Homemade Mac and Cheese
    with garlic crisp and side of ketchup
    Mini Beef Sliders
    with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, potato wedges and side of ketchup
    Salad Selection
    caesar salad
    green salad
    veggies and dip
    Dessert Selection
    fruit salad cup
    chocolate brownie chocolate or vanilla cupcake
    VEGETABLE SELECTION
    Poplar Bluff Dijon Roasted Carrots
    Asparagus with maldon salt
    honey roasted cauliflower
    coconut oil brussel sprouts
    grilled mini sweet peppers
    steamed broccolini with pink peppercorn flakes
    roasted baby gem tomatoes
    fire roasted green beans
    agave roasted acorn squash
    baby chioggia beets
    STARCH SELECTION
    Smashed Herb Potato Cakes
    Rice Pilaf with Lemon Rind
    Whipped Roasted Garlic Potatoes
    Lemon Herb Fingerling Potatoes
    Truffle & Herb Potato Stacker
    add $1 per person
    Potatoes Au Gratin
    add $1 per person
  • DESSERT SELECTION
    Crème Brûlée
    choice of vanilla, chocolate, honey lavender or drunken peach. served with fresh fruit garnish
    New York Cheesecake (gluten free upon request)
    with mixed berry compote, lemon cream or turtle
    cheesecake with candied pecans and chocolate
    caramel drizzle. GF upon request
    Frangipane Apple Tarte Tatin
    caramelized apples, red wine reduction, vanilla ice cream
    Chocolate Praline Cake
    dark chocolate biscuit served with choice of caramel brandy sauce or blood orange brandy sauce
    Salted Caramel Layered Cake
    caramel jus, salted chocolate caramel
    Lemon Meringue Tart
    lemon curd, italian meringue, fresh berries
    Ferrero Roche Dome
    decadent chocolate hazelnut mousse
    Classic Rosso Tiramisu
    masala poached cherries
    Raspberry Pavlova
    chantilly cream and mixed berries
    Chocolate Decadence Cake
    raspberry cherry coulis, fresh berries, coconut
    whipped cream
    Petite Pleasures
    Assortment of mini desserts including mini creme brulee,
    chocolate covered strawberries, cake pops, éclairs, blueberry lemon tart, bailey’s chocolate mousse tulip cup and fresh fruit skewers, displayed with fancy risers and decorated to compliment your event (based on 4 per person)

Plated Dinner Catering Menu Setup

The venue you select will need to have a dining hall, terrace or patio, with enough space to accommodate all the guests at tables. You should place the tables with enough space to facilitate ease of service for the serving staff, since they will need to reach each person. Keep in mind, as well, that additional courses require additional flatware, and you should avoid squeezing too many people to a table.

The main benefit of the plated dinner catering menu is the structure it provides. Unlike with other formats, you can have a strict control over the dining schedule and plated dinner can be well integrated within the event agenda, without causing disruptions or delays. Also, it leaves the chef in charge of creativity to design beautiful plates that delight the guests.

Designing the Plated Dinner Catering Menu

Organizing multiple choices can prove a challenge unless individualized place cards are pre-printed for each guest and a master list is provided for the catering manager. This will ensure each guests gets the meal they have pre-selected. A little leg-work on the part of the planner can guarantee a smoothly-run evening. Offering a maximum of three choices is best, typically chicken, a second protein (beef or fish), and a vegetarian option.

There are no limitations to what you can serve at a plated dinner. Although there is a standard set of items to choose from the plated dinner catering menu, we will do everything possible to fulfil custom requests and make your event unforgettable! A great option is to create a combination plate with more than one protein, like a surf & turf, or a chicken & pork plate. Add interesting intermediate courses – like an amuse bouche, a pasta course or a palate cleanser – to heighten the calibre of your event.

Alternatives to the Plated Dinner Catering Menu

There are several alternatives to the Plated Dinner Catering Menu, based on the event type, the allocated budget, the event facilities, table setup and number of guests. Please find several alternative menus below. Keep in mind that our catering experts are ready to assist you along the process of designing the menu for your event. Feel free to contact us at any point and we will be happy to help you!

Please check our Reception Catering Menu if you prefer the food to be served on platters or chef stations. It may be a better option for events where sitting options are limited or when the number of guests is flexible. It may also work better for events in which the food is complementary to the agenda (e.g. hors d’oeuvres during a networking event) or serves as a cocktail hour preceding a formal dinner.

You can also check the Buffet Catering Menu for a quick and easy service for any size of event. It may be a better option for large events, especially when the number of guests is unknown (e.g. Open Events, Fairs).

Additionally, we are proud to offer one of the top quality BBQ catering services in Calgary through our Rare Cut division. Check the amazing BBQ Catering Menu selection and prepare for a most-entertaining and unique culinary show!

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