Menu Selections. You may mix and match items from different packages within this guide. A formal quote will be prepared based on your selections and service requirements.  If there’s something you want that isn’t listed, our chef will be happy to prepare it.  Note: We have special menu packages for wedding receptions. Pricing may not be applicable to all venues; additional fee may apply. Please inquire.

Standard delivery service.  Your meal will be delivered ready to serve in disposable containers.  We provide disposable plates, bowls, flatware, napkins and serving utensils.  We recommend delivery approximately one half hour before you plan to eat.  We can also provide buffet & warming equipment for a nominal charge (see below).   Our driver will setup the buffet and show someone how to replenish the items.  Equipment will need to be returned to our kitchen. For larger groups, service attendants are available at an additional charge (see below).

Pricing and Services:

All prices in this guide are applicable to 2022 events and are subject to PA sales tax. 

Guest pricing includes heavy duty disposable dinnerware, plastic flatware and paper napkins. No discounts are offered for providing your own disposables.  Equipment such as chafing racks, fuel, warming boxes and serving utensils can be quoted.  Staffing is available for $25 per hour – minimum 5 hours.

A $30.00 delivery fee applies to all orders. Locations with a driving time over 30 minutes from Brackenridge are assessed a higher fee. 

Minimum orders.  Pricing assumes a minimum of 35 guests.  Smaller orders are subject to a $30.00 admin/prep fee.  We cannot accept catering orders for less than 20 guests.  Saturday events during wedding season have a $500 minimum order – but exceptions can be made for certain dates or situations.     

Guest price represents one standard adult portion of each item on the buffet.  We recommend that you adjust your guest count for children under 10 years of age (i.e. 5 kids = 3 adult portions). Please advise us of the total number attending so we can provide sufficient dinnerware.

Payments and Policies.  We require a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.  This amount will be deducted from your final invoice.  $100 for standard delivery/drop off, $300 for events with staffing, or $500 for events over 100 guests with staffing. 

  • Final menu selections are generally due 30 days before the event (flexible). 
  • Final guest count is due at least 10 days in advance (on Tuesday).  This number cannot be reduced.
  • Final balance is payable 5 days in advance unless otherwise discussed with management.
  • Checks or Cash is preferred (3% charge for credit cards).  Make payable to:  The Chef and I Catering, 902 Brackenridge Ave, Brackenridge, PA 15014.  Please memo your check with the event date.
  • Documentation:  You will be provided with a detailed event confirmation. This will list your menu selections, services, pricing, key times and other important details of the event. We’ll respond to all your inquiries in a timely manner and any changes will be recorded. 

 

Executive Buffet:

Choice of Two Entrees – Homemade Stuffed Chicken Breast, Chicken Romano, Sliced Roast Sirloin with Demi-Glace, Cheese Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce, Herbed Baked Chicken Pieces, Fried Chicken, Chicken Marsala, Meat Lasagna, Baked Ham with Pineapple Rum Sauce

Choice of 2 Sides – Signature Red Potatoes, Smashed Red Potatoes, Rice Pilaf Almondine, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots, Pasta with Pink Sauce, Penne Alfredo, Whole Green Beans Almondine, Cheesy Red Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots, Sweet Buttered Corn

Choice of 1 Salad – Spring Mix & Romaine Salad with Italian and Ranch, Fresh Fruit Cubes, Bacon, Broccoli and Cheddar Salad, Home Made Potato Salad, Home Made Macaroni Salad, Creamy Homemade Cole Slaw

Fresh Yeast Rolls & Butter

Pricing starting at $14.25 with 3 sides or $13.25 with 2 sides per guest (35 or more) plus $30 local delivery fee & PA sales tax.  Includes disposable plates, napkins, flatware & serving utensils. Buffet/warming equipment is also available for $30.00

Signature Buffet:

Choice of Two Entrees – Herbed Baked Chicken Pieces, Braised Beef Tips with Onions and Mushrooms, Cheese Lasagna, Baked Ham with Pineapple Rum Sauce, Roasted Breast of Turkey

Choice of 2 Sides – Signature Red Potatoes, Smashed Red Potatoes, Rice Pilaf Almondine, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots, Pasta with Pink Sauce, Penne Alfredo, Whole Green Beans Almondine, Cheesy Red Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots, Sweet Buttered Corn

Choice of 1 Salad – Tossed Salad with Italian and Ranch, Homemade Potato Salad, Homemade Macaroni Salad, Creamy Homemade Cole Slaw

Fresh Yeast Rolls & Butter

Pricing starting at $13.00 with 3 sides or $12.00 with 2 sides per guest (35 or more) plus $30 local delivery fee & PA sales tax.  Includes disposable plates, napkins, flatware & serving utensils. Buffet/warming equipment is also available for $30.00

Budget Buffet:

Herbed Baked Chicken, Barbecued, or Italian Marinated Chicken  (breasts, legs & thighs) “Add $1.00 per person for Boneless Chicken”

Choice of 1 Pasta – Penne Marinara, Oil and Garlic, Chef’s Pasta of the Day “Add $1.00 for Meat Sauce or Meatballs”

Choice of 2 Sides – Signature Red Potatoes, Parslied Red Potatoes, Smashed Red Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Baked Beans, Sweet Buttered Corn, Seasoned Cut Green Beans

Choice of 1 Salad – Tossed Salad, Marinated Pasta Salad, Macaroni Salad or Cole Slaw

Fresh Rolls & Butter

Pricing starting at $10.50 per guest (35 or more) plus $30 local delivery fee & PA sales tax. Includes disposable plates, napkins, flatware & serving utensils. Buffet/warming equipment is also available for $30.00

Hearty Lunch Buffet:

Fried Chicken – or Italian Marinated Chicken,  or Penne Pasta with Chicken, Italian Veggies & Garlic Oil. Upgrade to Chicken Romano (add $1.00pp)

Sliced Roast beef with Demi Glace – or Sliced Baked Ham, Hot Sausage & Rolls, or Pulled Pork Sliders

Smashed Red Potatoes with Sour Cream – or Signature Red Potatoes, Scalloped Potatoes, or Baked Ziti

Sweet Buttered Corn – or Seasoned Cut Green Beans or Glazed Carrots

Fresh Cole Slaw – or Creamy Macaroni Salad

Fresh Rolls & Butter

Pricing starting at $12.50 per guest (35 or more) plus $30 local delivery fee & PA sales tax. Includes disposable plates, napkins, flatware & serving utensils. Buffet/warming equipment is also available for $30.00

Quiche & Fruit:

Home Made Crustless Pan Quiche  (Broccoli & Cheddar or Bacon & Onion) – or Vegetarian Lasagna

Fresh Fruit Salad  Seasonal Melons, Pineapple, Grapes & Strawberries – or Broccoli, Cheddar & Bacon Salad

Mini Croissant Sandwiches (Chicken, Tuna & Egg Salad) – or Mini Deli Sandwiches (Turkey, Roast Beef & Ham – add $0.75)

Fresh Vegetable Tray with Ranch Dip

Pricing starting at $13.25 per guest (35 or more) plus $30 local delivery fee & PA sales tax.  Standard delivery service.   Includes disposable plates, napkins, flatware & serving utensils. Buffet/warming equipment is also available for $10.00

Deluxe Lunch Buffet:

Spring Mix Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing – or Broccoli, Cheddar & Bacon Salad

Boneless Chicken Breasts – Romano Style – or Chicken Marsala, Chicken Elizabeth, Stuffed Chicken Breasts w/Supreme Sauce, or Baked Tilapia with Lemon-Tarragon Cream Sauce

Angel Hair Nests with Rock Shrimp & Alfredo Sauce – or Braised Sirloin Tips with Burgundy Sauce, or Sliced Pork Loin with Berry Sauce

Signature Red Potatoes – or Smashed Red Potatoes with Sour Cream & Herbs, Penne with Tomato & Fresh Basil Sauce, or Almond Rice Pilaf

Fresh Vegetable Medley (broccoli, baby carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper) – or Whole Green Beans Almondine, or Whole Baby Carrots with Sherry & Cinnamon

Fresh Rolls & Butter

Pricing starting at $14.50 per guest (35 or more) plus $30 delivery & PA sales tax.  Standard delivery service.   Includes disposable plates, napkins, flatware & serving utensils. Buffet/warming equipment is also available for $30.00

Executive Box Lunch:

Fresh Deli Sandwich with Sliced Meat, Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato – assortment of:
Turkey & Colby on Wheat
Roast Beef & Cheddar on White
Ham & Swiss on Rye

Marinated Pasta Salad or Traditional Potato Salad (in container with lid)

Bag of Potato Chips or Pretzels

2 Chocolate Chip Cookies or Fudge Brownie

Condiments, Flatware, Napkin, Salt & Pepper

Attractive Kraft Box with label identifying type of sandwich

Pricing starting at $11.00 each (50 or more) plus $30 local delivery & PA sales tax.  Add canned soda & bottled water for $1.00 per person.  Add whole fruit for $0.50 per person.   Assortment may be limited for smaller groups.

 

Dessert Options:

Mini Cheesecake Slices $3.25
Assorted Cookies $1.50
Fudge Brownies $1.75
Traditional  Sheet Cake $2.25
Fruit Pies $3.00
Cream Pies $3.25
Also (call for availability and pricing):  Crispy Apple or Cherry Cobblers, New York Style Cheesecake, Petite Fruit or Custard Tarts, Italian Cannoli, Italian Biscotti, Authentic Nutrolls, Apricot Rolls, Baklava, Assorted Fancy Cookies, Rich Layer cake

Optional Services & Equipment:

Buffet Equipment Rental $30.00 (or custom quote) – includes chafing equipment & sterno, hotboxes, baskets (etc.).     Must be returned to our Brackenridge location within one or two days of the event.

Service Attendant $25.00 per hour (minimum 5 hours including travel).  Includes delivery and buffet equipment.  Attendant will setup & maintain the buffet, perform light clean up duties, pack up leftovers and tear down.  Start and finish times must be arranged in advance.

Distant Travel Charge (Custom quote).  May apply if your location is more than 20 miles or 30 minutes from our Brackenridge location.

Hot Coffee $75.00. (100 cups – regular or decaf).  Includes creamers, sweeteners, stirrers, disposable cups and commercial insulated dispenser (must be returned).