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.

Pricing. All prices in this guide are applicable to 2022 events and are subject to PA sales tax. Due to current market conditions prices change regularly and are subject to change without notice. Please inquire with our sales team for the most current up-to-date pricing.

Service and Delivery Option

The service style you choose will be influenced by your menu and the type of event you are hosting. Our sales staff will be happy to work through the options with you to ensure a perfect fit for your special event. The fees for the services listed below are in addition to the food menu prices.

Pickup Service

There is no additional charge for pickup service. Our catering team will prepare your order in disposable aluminum pans available for pickup in Brackenridge at our kitchen. Please specify if you would like your order hot or cold. Please note: Pickup service does not include disposables or warming equipment. These items may be purchased at an additional charge. Equipment must be returned to the kitchen.

Delivery and Setup

Our catering team will deliver your order and setup the buffet line that includes disposable dinnerware, plasticware, disposable serving utensils, disposable buffet covering and paper napkins. This service also includes disposable wire chaffing racks and fuel to keep your food hot up to 6 hours. Hot Boxes if needed. Please note: our drivers may need assistance unloading heavy items. Complex deliveries (such as steps or far distances to the buffet area) may require an additional staff to assist. Please discuss and request a quote.

Delivery and Setup Fee (within 15-mile radius):15% Fee and 99 guests and under; 10% Fee 100 guests and over.
Transportation: $40.00

Standard Service with Attendant

Our catering team will deliver the order, setup, and maintain/refill the buffet for the duration of the contracted time. Stainless Steel chafers fuel and serving ware are included in addition to disposable dinnerware, plasticware, disposable serving utensils, disposable buffet covering and paper napkins. Salt and Pepper Shakers at the buffet. The attendant(s) will complete light cleanup of the guest tables when possible. Leftover food items may be packaged. Cake cutting service if needed – must notify prior to event.

Delivery and Setup Fee (within 15-mile radius): 15% Fee under 99 Guests; 10% Fee over 100 guests.
Attendant(s) Fee (1 per 75 guests) @ $30/hr (minimum 5 hours portal to portal)

Optional Items and Services: (Some Delivery and Service Include Items Below)
Disposable Dinnerware (pickup option) – Plate, Fork, Knife, Paper Napkin, Serving Utensils $1.00 per person.
Disposable Chafing Dishes with 6-hour fuel and water pan – $10.00 each.
Hot Box (holds 4 pans each to keep food warm before service) – $25 + deposit “credit card on file”.
Return Pickup Service (return for equipment and buffet cleanup) – Please ask for a quote.
China-like Dinner Plates and Bowls $2.00/pp =
Silver-like Disposable Forks and Knives $1.00/pp
Stainless Steel Chaffer rental for pickup or delivery $25.00 + deposit “credit card on file”.
Rental items such as linen tablecloths, linen napkins, china and glassware. Please ask for a quote.
Full Service Catering – Please discuss your vision with our catering sales team and receive a custom quote.

Delivery Fees Outside 20-mile radius
For deliveries outside out normal local area, we charge a mileage fee of $0.75 per mile in both directions.

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.

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.
  • Final guest count is due at least 11 days in advance (on Tuesday Morning).  This number cannot be reduced once submitted.
  • 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 and invoice number.
  • 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 Service and Delivery Option and PA Sales Tax

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 Service and Delivery Option and PA Sales Tax

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 Service and Delivery Option and PA Sales Tax

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 Service and Delivery Option and PA Sales Tax

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

$13.25 per guest (35 or more) Plus Service and Delivery Option

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

$14.50 per guest (35 or more) Plus Service and Delivery Option and PA Sales Tax

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)

Assorted Salty Snacks (Chips & Pretzels)

2 Chocolate Chip Cookies

Condiments, Flatware, Napkin, Salt & Pepper

Attractive Kraft Box with label identifying type of sandwich

$13.00 each (50 or more) Plus Service and Delivery Option and PA Sales Tax  

Add canned soda & bottled water for $1.50 per person.  Add whole fruit for $1.00 per person.  Assortment may be limited for smaller groups.

Dessert Options:

Assorted Cheesecake Slices $4.50
Assorted Cookies 2ea $2.50
Sliced Fresh Seasonal Fruit $2.50
Fudge Brownies $2.50
Traditional Sheet Cake (Inquire)
Fruit or Cream Pies 8 or 10 slices (Inquire)
Italian Cannoli $3.00/ea