Dinner Buffet $38.00 Service Package

Price $38.00 per guest with a minimum guarantee of 100 guests.*Plus Service Charge 20%

Buffet,Service charge,Sales tax $5,683.60

Appetizers choice of two
Pita wedges with red pepper hummus
Assorted fresh fruit display
Domestic cheese and cracker display
Vegetable display with pesto dip
Spinach artichoke olive dip served with Rye bread

Dinner Buffet
Wheat, white dinner rolls and butter
Garden tossed salad served with choice of two dressings: Ranch, Cherry balsamic vinaigrette, Poppy seed, Cajun buttermilk, Italian, White French, Balsamic vinaigrette,1000 Islands

Add sliced baguettes with pesto for bread basket for additional $2.00 per guest

Vegetable choice of 1
Baked squash with pecan sauce
Broccoli parmesan
Brussels sprouts
Carrots with dill butter
Fiesta corn
Green beans amandine
Green bean casserole
Green beans with garlic olive oil
Maple glazed carrots
Spinach with seasoning
Zucchini summer squash in basil butter

Vegetable substitute $2.00 per guest
Asparagus with lemon butter
Eggplant sweet pepper casserole
Sautéed asparagus, mushrooms, red onions, and yellow and red peppers

Potato choice of 1
Apple raisin stuffing
Baked beans
Baked potatoes
Baked redskins in herbs
Broccoli almond rice
Parsley boiled redskins
Sage stuffing
Spinach pecan rice

Potatoes substitute $1.00 per guest
Baked sweet potatoes
Country mashed potatoes
Fried rice
Garlic mashed potatoes
Sour cream and chive mashed potatoes
Yukon gold potatoes

Potatoes substitute $2.00 per guest
Au-gratin potatoes
Dauphinoise potatoes
Risotto with cheese
Scalloped potatoes

Entrée choice of two

Entrée vegan
Vegetable paella
Rice bean casserole
Stuffed pepper rice and black bean $3.00 more per guest

Entrée vegetarian
Fettuccine alfredo
Linguine with vegetarian marinara sauce
Linguine in pesto sauce with roasted walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes
Macaroni and three cheese bake
Mostaccioli vegetarian
Mexican vegetarian casserole $3.00 more per guest

Chicken entrees are breast (Bone in chicken available on request)
BBQ chicken
Caribbean jerk chicken
Chicken supreme
Chicken with apple brandy sauce
Chicken with mushroom sauce
Citrus chicken
Honey mustard chicken
Italian marinated chicken
Lemon pepper chicken
Mesquite grilled chicken
Tequila lime chicken
Teriyaki grilled chicken

Beef burgundy served with egg noodles
Beef stroganoff with egg noodles
Beef tips in mushroom sauce with egg noodles
Italian meatballs with spaghetti
Roast beef with rich brown sauce
Swedish meatballs noodles with mushroom sauce
Mostaccioli beef

BBQ pork
Polish sausage with sauerkraut
Pork medallions with pan gravy
Pork supreme
Sausage paella
Smoked ham with pineapple raisin glaze

Entrée substitute $2.00 per guest
Beef tips in mushroom sauce over garden rice (gluten and dairy free)
BBQ beef
Breaded chicken
Baked cod
Chicken marsala
Roast turkey
Seafood fettuccine
Seafood paella
Smoked chicken sun-dried tomato bow tie noodles with alfredo

Entrée substitute $3.00 per guest
Chicken and crab tetrazzini on angel hair pasta
Chicken and shrimp dijon on angel hair pasta
Pork Italian
Salmon crusted with pesto and pecans
Stuffed cabbage

Stuffed sole (veggie stuffing) with champagne sauce
Stuffed chicken (veggie stuffing) with cheese chive sauce on a bed of rice
Stuffed chicken (Ham and cheese stuffing) supreme sauce on top served on bed of rice
Stuffed Greek chicken on linguini garlic noodles

Entrée substitute priced per guest $4.00 per guest
Grilled salmon with herb butter
Parmesan crusted whitefish
Saint Louis style ribs

Chef carved
$ 7.00 Beef tenderloin
$ 7.00 Corn beef
$ 10.00 Prime rib

All food selections are prepared from my own personal recipes. Feel free to contact me regarding ingredients or other questions about preparation (always willing to work with special diets)

Special diets and preparation are available, but every guest will have the exact same meal served buffet style. (We do not offer individual personnel meals with restrictions)

Included in pricing; paper dinner napkins, heavy weight plastic forks and knifes, three compartment heavy gauge paper plates.

Palm leaf and wood replacement for paper goods buffet… $3.00 per guest additional

Silverware replacement for plastic $3.00 per guest

Please note: Clients are more than welcome to bring in your own paper goods, but we do not handle real China with this package.

Service package

  • Linen napkins, linen table clothes white in color
  • Plastic forks and knifes
  • Cutting cake (plates and forks included)
  • Professionally trained catering staff, wait-staff and bartenders
  • Insurance: general liability, workman’s compensation, liquor liability
  • Trash removal

Venues that have their own liquor license: Please let me know will back out bar service pricing.

Bar services include

  • One bar that will be fully staffed all evening
  • 9oz clear plastic cups
  • 16oz clear plastic cups
  • 10oz foam cups
  • Containers for icing down beverages
  • Wine glasses
  • Coffee service
  • We strongly suggest letting us handle your ice needs
  • Please keep in mind only Chefs Pride Catering can serve alcohol at your event, we do not offer any type of self-service option with bars, we cannot have an outside company offer bar services with this package based on our liability insurance.

*We offer 1 bar: Moving to another spot will be additional $200 charge*

Please note that if you would like to have two staffed bars there will be an additional $850.00 charge for the evening

Client responsibility

  • All Tables, bars, buffet and chair setup
  • Delivery of all alcohol including beer taps, beverages, garnishes and pop mixes
  • Catering tent for staging and clearing we require 20×20 tent with 4 side curtains
  • 8 eight-foot tables $700.00 to event
  • 2 eight-foot tables for bar area
  • 3 three eight-foot buffet tables

Price $38.00 per guest with a minimum guarantee of 100 guests.

Paper Goods Price Quote with a minimum guarantee of 100 guests.
100 Guests at $38.00                                    $3,800.00
Service Charge 20%                                      $760.00
Michigan sales tax 6%                                   $273.60
Ice                                                                      $150.00
Tent and tables                                               $700.00
Amount Proposed                                         $5,683.60

Annual Food Event: Next scheduled date April 28, 2024 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in securing your event a $600.00 Non-Refundable Deposit will be required in order to secure the date. Deposits are deducted off final billing.

* Vendor meals are free but will need to know how many *

Final guest count and payment in full are due 14 days prior to the event.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your event.


Larry Burdek
Chef’s Pride Catering Inc.
Traverse City, Michigan
Phone (231) 943-9683