Category Archives: Appetizers

Sample Dinner Party Menu

“Preston Cooks For You did a wonderful job with our dinner party for 10 people. He was easy to work with and professional and the food was delicious! All of our guests wanted to know where we found this fabulous chef and to hire him for themselves.”

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The price for a plated dinner party varies according to your customized menu selection. Below are just a few of the numerous menus that we will create together*.  

Dinner with Friends: $69
Spanakopita with Tzatziki
Orange, Radish & Mint Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette 
Moroccan Beef Stew served over Herb and Citrus Couscous
Hummus and Naan 
Moroccan Chocolate Cake 

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Blood Orange Sauce

Romantic Night at Home: $79/person
Coeur a la Creme with Mango Chutney &
Rosemary Crackers
Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms
Salad or Choice of Soup
Pan Seared Duck Breast w/ Plum Sauce
Roasted Butternut Squash
Sautéed fresh Swiss Chard 
Ginger Chocolate Cake w/Bourbon Sauce

Special Occasion: $89/person
Signature Marshall Crab Puffs
Goat Cheese Truffles 
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Spicy Sunflower Salad w/Carrot Sriracha Vinaigrette
Braised Short Ribs w/Chimichuri
Parsnip Puree
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Cheesecake w/Macerated Berries

Taxes are included.  *Prices are subject to change based on menu selection. Additional charges may apply for equipment rental

A 50% Deposit is required at Contract Signing. If a problem or cancellation arises, we ask that you cancel your order 24 hours prior to your event. If you fail to cancel within that time period, your deposit becomes non-refundable.

Add $250 Gratuity for dinner service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve 

Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
21 calories
6 g
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1 g
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75 g
29 g
2 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
75g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 21
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 29mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
25%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5 large avocadoes, slightly soft
  2. 2 large limes, juice of
  3. 1 medium white onion, diced
  4. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  5. 1 large tomato, Diced (I like to scoop the seeds out first)
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. salt
  8. finely chopped fresh jalapeno (optional)
Instructions
  1. Slice avocados in half then discard the seed. Scoop out of shell with a spoon. Place in bowl then add juice of one fresh lime to prevent browning. Use a fork to mash to desired consistency.
  2. Add chopped onions, tomato, garlic and cilantro. Stir gently to mix ingredients while adding juice of second lime and then salt to taste. Stir just slightly, until incorporated. Add jalapeño to taste.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips for a dip or as a side to any Mexican dish.
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Mexican Buffet

Taco Buffet

Flour Tortillas and Corn Shells, Taco Meat, Green Chile Chicken or Marinated Portobello Mushrooms, Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onions, lettuce, Tomatoes, Cilantro Lime Rice, Ranchero Beans, Chips and Salsa

$10.49 Per Person for Portobello Mushroom
$10.99 Per Person One Meat
$11.49 Per Person Two Meats
$11.99 Per Person Two Meats and Mushroom

Fajita Buffet

Flour Tortillas, Fajita Beef or Seasoned Chicken or Marinated Portobello Mushrooms, Grilled Onions and Peppers, Cheese, Sour Cream, Cilantro Lime Rice, Ranchero Beans, Chips and Salsa

$10.99 Per Person Portobello Mushroom
$11.99 Per Person One Meat
$12.99 Per Person Two Meats
$13.49 Per Person Two Meats and Mushroom

Enchilada Casserole

Taco Meat with Red Sauce, Green Chile Chicken or Marinated Portobello Mushrooms with Green Sauce, Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onions, Cilantro Lime Rice, Ranchero Beans, Chips and Salsa

$10.49 Per Person for Portobello Mushroom
$10.99 Per Person for Beef
$11.49 Per Person Chicken

Guacamole and Tortilla Chips

Made Fresh Per Quart (Serves 8-10)
$19.99

Queso and Tortilla Chips

Creamy Queso with Fresh Jalapenos, Tomatoes, Cilantro, and Poblano Peppers. Per Quart (Serves 10-15)
$15.99

5-Layer Dip and Tortilla Chips

Layers of Refried Beans, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo and cheese, topped with jalapenos and served with tortilla chips.
Serves 15-20
$39.99

Southwest Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans 
$.99 Per Person

 $1.50 service charge per person for Plates, Cutlery and Napkins

 

Deli Platters

Vegetable Platters

A Garden Fresh Assortment of Vegetables Colorfully Arranged on a Tray with Creamy Dill Dip in Red Cabbage Bowl

  • Small Platter Serves 12-18 $49.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 18-25 $59.99
  • Large Platter Serves 25-35 $69.99 

Fruit Platters

An Assortment of Fresh Fruit in Season, Beautifully Arranged On a Tray with Maraschino Cherry Marshmallow Dip

  • Small Platter Serves 12-18 $59.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 18-25 $69.99
  • Large Platter Serves 25-35  $79.99

Sandwich Platter

Assorted Bread, Rolls, Wraps, With a Variety of Meats, Tomatoes, Lettuce and Condiments Attractively Arranged on a Tray

  • Small Platter Serves 10 $59.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 15 $69.99
  • Large Platter Serves 20 $79.99

Deli Meat and Cheese Platter

Deli Baked Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey Breast, and Salami Arranged on a Tray with Two Kinds of Cheese. Also Includes Condiments, Tomato, Lettuce, Rolls & Bread

  • Small Platter Serves 10-12 $69.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 12-18  $89.99
  • Large Platter Serves 18-25 $109.99

Humus Platter

Served with Sliced Cucumber, Carrot Sticks, Celery Sticks, Red Bell Peppers  Arranged on a Platter, Served with Naan or Toasted Pita Chips

  • Small Platter Serves 10-12 $39.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 12-18 $49.99
  • Large Platter Serves 18-25  $59.99

Dessert Bar Platter:

Brownies, Min-Cupcakes and Cookies

  • Small Platter Serves 10-18 $49.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 18-25 $59.99
  • Large Platter Serves 25-35 $69.99
  • Full Size Sheet Cake $39.99
  • Half Size Sheet Cake $29.99
  • Cupcakes $14.99/Dozen
  • Cookies $13.99/Dozen

$1.50 service charge per person for Plates, Cutlery and Napkins

Lunches Under $15

Choice of Meat

  • Mom’s Meatloaf
  • Lemon Baked Tilapia
  • Sliced Herbed Pork Loin
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Pesto Chicken Breasts

Choice of Starch

  • Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
  • Citrus Orzo
  • Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Buttered Egg Noodles

Choice of Salad

  • Potato Salad
  • Italian Pasta Salad
  • Three Bean Salad
  • Garden Salad w/Dressings  
  • 7 Layer Salad   

Choice of Vegetable

  • Buttered Corn
  • Seasoned Green Beans
  • Lemon Broccoli 
  • Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Mashed Cauliflower

Above Menu Includes Bread/Rolls and Butter.

Choice of One Meat          $14.99 Per Person
Choice of Two Meats        $15.99 Per Person

$1.50 service charge per person for Plates, Cutlery and Napkins

 

Lunches Under $10

Chili Bar

Beef Chili or White Chicken Chili, Sour Cream, Cheddar, Green Onions, Tortilla Chips and Cookies 
$9.99 Per Person

  • Add a Garden Salad $11.49 Per Person

Baked Potato Bar

Baked Potatoes Served with Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, Sour Cream, Butter and Cookies
$9.49 Per Person

  • Add Chili $10.49 Per Person
  • Add a Garden Salad $1.49 Per Person

Soup and Salad Bar:

Two Choices of Soup with a Garden Salad. Served with Homemade Rosemary Crackers, Two Kinds of Salad Dressing, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cheese, Bacon and Cookies.
$9.49 Per Person

  • Add Sandwiches or Grilled Chicken Breast $10.49 Per Person

Box Lunches

Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey, Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad on a Roll. Served with Assorted Cheese, Condiments, Potato or Pasta Salad , Chips and Cookies
$9.49 Per Person
Hummus and Veggie Wrap $8.99 Per Person

Sliders
Sliced Roast Beef with Creamy Horseradish, Grilled Zesty Italian Chicken Breasts, Head Country Pulled Pork, Fresh Rolls, Pickles, Onions, Peppers, Potato or Pasta Salad, Chips and Cookies
$9.99 Per Person

Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe Served with Fresh Buns, Potato Chips and Homemade Cookies
$8.99 Per Person
Vegan Sloppy Joe $9.49 Per Person

Mushrooms and walnuts make up the bulk of this spicy “meaty” sandwich.

Assorted Sandwiches

Ham & Cheddar and Turkey & Swiss Sandwiches on Assorted Breads Served with a Tray of Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise and Mustard Served with Potato Chips and Homemade Cookies. 
$8.99 Per Person
Hummus and Veggie Wraps $8.49 Per Person

Specialty Sandwiches

Waldorf Chicken Salad or Mediterranean Tuna Salad, Served on Croissant with Fresh Fruit and Cookies.
$9.99 Per Person

Caprese Pasta Salad $.49/Per Person
Three Potato Salad $.49/Per Person

Brownies and Mini Cup Cakes Also Available

$1.50 service charge per person for Plates, Cutlery and Napkins