The Occasional Chef - Serving Broward County and Ft. Lauderdale in Florida, Westchester in NY, Sussex and Morris in NJ and Fairfield in CT - Your Personal Chef for ALL occasions

“Soup-to-Nuts” Catering~

The Occasional Chef provides gourmet catering and professional party planning services for the pleasure and convenience of those who enjoy entertaining with style, elegance, and ease!

We offer unique party theme and decorating suggestions, expert menu planning, in-home preparation of your culinary selections from our extensive bill of fare, and superior professional catering and home service. We also offer first rate wine-pairing and purchasing, with complimentary delivery, upon request.

Are you tempted or excited to have a party, yet can’t seem to find the time for all that work?  Would you love to host a Bridal or Baby Shower for a dear friend? Are you thinking about having an elegant Brunch, Luncheon or Dinner?  Would you like to surprise your 'loved-one' with a Romantic Dinner-for-Two at home?  Are you in charge of orchestrating a special Business Event? Or perhaps you’d like to hire a personal chef for your stress-free Florida vacation?  Whatever the reason, simply view our down loadable brochure and make your life easier by calling The Occasional Chef…your personal chef for ALL occasions!  Call now for the joy you deserve!

We specialize in accommodating your special requests and will gladly make arrangements to assemble, orchestrate, serve, and clean up at the end of your event.
Our staff attire is "black and white", our service is always professional and friendly, and our gourmet fare is excellent!

Be a guest at your own party! Sit back, relax, and let your Personal Chef take over, while you host a MOST magnificent event!

Download  Download our "Soup to Nuts" Gourmet Fare Catering Brochure

~ Bon Appetit ~

The Occasional Chef's

"Soup to Nuts!"

Gourmet Fare Catering Brochure

Providing in-home gourmet catering and professional party planning services for the joy and convenience of those who enjoy entertaining with style, elegance, and ease!

The Occasional Chef….
Your Personal Chef for ALL occasions!

RSVP~ No Regrets!

Florida Chefs Carol and Sarah Wood

$200 minimum per catering order

Hot Hors d'oeuvres

Hors D'oeuvres: Per Dozen
Bacon Rolls $10
Asparagus Gorgonzola Canapés $12
Homemade Bruschetta on Italian Rounds with Fresh Mozzarella $14
Reuben Melts $12
Spinach Balls $10
Cheese-Bacon Melts $12
Creamy Cocktail Meatballs $10
Glazed Cocktail Meatballs $10
Parmesan Cheese Sticks $10
Bacon Wrapped Dates $10
Cheese-Shrimp Canapés $14
Bacon Wrapped Scallops $16
Cheese-Pastry Hors d’oeuvres $12
Curried Brie & Black Olive Triangles $12
Miniature Crab Cakes with Picante Mayonnaise $18
Coconut Shrimp with Grand Marnier Sauce $18
Caramelized Scallops with Chipotle Cream Sauce $18
Corn Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce $12
Chiles Rellenos Squares $10
Artichoke Squares $10
Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms $18
Pepperoni-Stuffed Mushrooms $18
Crab & Gruyere Stuffed Mushrooms $24


Cold Hors d'oeuvres

Hors D'oeuvres: Per Dozen
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Spears with Herbed Dipping Sauce $16
Boursin-Filled Cherry Tomatoes $12
Curried Chicken Salad in Mini Cream Puff ShellsTopped with Smoked Almonds   $14
Clam & Pimento Filled Mushroom Caps $12
Crab Filled Snow Peas $18
Ham & Pineapple Pin Wheels $10
Roquefort Filled Salami Cones $10
Smoked Salmon Pumpernickel Rounds $10
Sliced Filet Mignon on a Garlic Croustade Served with Horseradish Sauce $24
Belgian Endive with Sesame Seared Tuna and Sesame Ginger Sauce $24
Shrimp-Butter French Bread Rounds $16
Chilled Homemade Bruschetta on Italian Rounds $12
Stuffed Cucumber Slices $10

Specialty Appetizer Platters & Cocktail Party Favorites

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Apricot Preserves Served with Grapes, Dried Apricots & Crackers Small $40
Large $55
Pineapple Chutney Canapé Platter with Fresh Fruits & Champagne Crackers $75
Rolled Prosciutto & Mozzarella with Tomato Balsamic  Vinaigrette Served with Sliced Baguettes $75
Dilled Shrimp Mousse Served with Rice Crackers $75
Hot Crabmeat Dip with White Wine Served with Champagne Crackers $80
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail Served with Cocktail Sauce, The Occasional Chef’s Signature Sauce & Lemon Wedges Market Price
Caviar Stuffed Pumpernickel Market Price
Specialty Assorted Gourmet Cheese Board With Dried Sausages, Grapes & Assorted Gourmet Crackers Market Price
Spinach-Vegetable Dip in a Bread Basket Served with Frito Scoops $45
Hot Pizza Dip with Pepperoni Served with Tortilla Chips $45
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake Served with Pita Triangles Small $50
Large $65
Mexican Cheesecake with Cilantro Salsa Served with Tortilla Chips Small $50
Large $65
Seviche Served with Crispy Baguette Bread $40
Italian Tart Served with Sliced French Bread Small $50
Large $75
Hot Artichoke Dip Served with Assorted Crackers $40
Homemade Boursin in a Bread Basket Served with Assorted Crackers $60
Vodka Blue Cheese Dip with Assorted Crackers $50
Elegant Shrimp Dip in Sour Dough $75
Raw Vegetable Tray with Herbed Dip in a Cabbage Bowl $75
Calvados Pate with Chicken Liver & Apples $60
Fondue Bread $40
Broccoli Bread $60
Chilled Eggplant Medley with Baby Spinach, Prosciutto, Roasted Red Peppers & Fresh Mozzarella Drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette Served with Sliced Italian Bread $85
Shrimp-Artichoke Marinade $75
Seasonal Stone Crab Claws with Mustard Dipping Sauce and The Occasional Chef’s Signature Sauce Market Price



Individual First Course Appetizers

(Priced Per Person)

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Topped with Sautéed Baby Spinach, Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella Drizzled with a Balsamic Merlot Reduction $8
4 Mini Crab Cakes Served with Watercress Drizzled with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli $8
Crabmeat Martinis Served with Red Leaf Lettuce, Lemon Wedges & Cocktail Sauce $12
Jumbo Shrimp Martinis Served with Lemon Wedges and The Occasional Chef’s Signature Sauce $12
Coquilles St. Jacques~ a great specialty appetizer! Served in Scallop Shells $12
Crab Stuffed Artichoke Hearts ~ FABULOUS FARE! with Mushrooms, Bacon & Gruyere Served with White Wine Hollandaise $14
Caviar Stuffed Pumpernickel $10
6" Individual Vidalia Onion Cheese Tarts $8
Dilled Shrimp Salad Filled Tomato Halves over Arugula Seasoned with Old Bay & White Wine $8
Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Mushrooms, Onions & Goat Cheese $8
Prosciutto Wrapped Honey Dew Melon Served with Lime Slices & Fresh Mint $6


Homemade Soups & Chowders

(four servings each)

Tomato Basil Bisque $12
Cream of Broccoli $12
Gazpacho $14
Sherried Crab Bisque $16
Shrimp and Corn Chowder $16
Cream of Artichoke $12
Pumpkin Bisque $12
Vegetable Beef Soup $16
Vichyssoise $12
French Onion Soup $16
Chilled Cucumber Soup $12
Canadian Cheese Soup $14
Hearty Vegetable Soup $14
New England Clam Chowder $16
Old Fashioned Corn Chowder $14
Cold Strawberry Soup $12
Cream of Carrot Soup $12
Black Bean Soup $14
Cream of Mushroom Soup $14


Side Salads

($12 ~ Servings of four)

Chopped Confetti Salad
Caesar Salad
Oriental Salad
Café Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad
Mixed Green Salad
House Salad
Spinach Salad
Greek Salad
Baby Arugula Salad
Yacht Club Salad
Roquefort Lover’s Salad
Green Goddess Salad
Lettuce Wedge Salad

Sliced Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella with Fresh Basil
Chopped Endive & Radicchio Salad


Brunch Menus Selections

Starting at $25 per person, minimum 6 people

1. Sausage ~ Egg ~ Swiss Strata

Oven Roasted New Potatoes
Prosciutto Wrapped Honey Dew Melon Wedges
Fresh Apple Crumble Cake
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Orange Juice~ Tomato Juice

2. Stuffed French Toast Casserole

Drizzled with Maple Syrup
Apple-Mustard Glazed Spiral Ham
Served with Buttermilk Biscuits
Fresh Strawberries ~ Sour Cream ~ Brown Sugar
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Orange Juice~ Tomato Juice

3. Baked Tomato-Cheddar & Mushroom Omelet

Hash Brown Casserole
Smoked Salmon ~ Capers ~ Chopped Egg
Whipped Butter, Cream Cheese & Assorted Bagels
Fresh Fruit Salad
Drizzled with Grand Marnier Sauce
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Orange Juice~ Tomato Juice

4. Eggs Divan with Cream Sauce & Sharp Cheddar

Herbed Roasted New Potatoes
Assorted Breakfast Sausages
Crumb Cake
Fresh Cantaloupe & Blueberries
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Orange Juice~ Tomato Juice

5. Spinach Filled Crepes with Sauce Maltase

Garnished with Orange Slices
Herbed Browned Breakfast Sausage Patties
Fresh Baked Scones
Whipped Butter ~ Lemon Curd
Fresh Assorted Berries
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Orange Juice~ Tomato Juice

6. Ham, Broccoli & Cheese Strata

Hash Brown Casserole
Sour Cream Brunch Cake
Fresh Florida Grapefruit & Orange Wedges
Smoked Salmon Wrapped Asparagus Spears
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Orange Juice~ Tomato Juice

7. Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Breakfast Noodle Casserole

Smoked Salmon with Capers & Cream Cheese
Bagels ~ Cream Cheese ~ Butter
Citrus Fruit Salad
Apple Crumble Cake
Coffee ~Tea ~ Orange Juice ~ Tomato Juice

8. Fiesta Brunch ~

Baked Omelet with Cheddar Cheese and a Confetti of Fresh Vegetables
Homemade Salsa ~ Sour Cream ~ Guacamole
Flour Tortillas ~ Chorizo Sausages with Caramelized Onions
Smoked Salmon served with Mexican Cheesecake
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Orange Juice ~ Tomato Juice ~ Lime Wedges

Luncheon Menu Selections

Starting at $30 per person, minimum 6 people

(with a la carte dessert suggestions)

1. Pumpkin Bisque

Chilled Sliced Marinated Flank Steaks
Served with Lemon Horseradish Sauce
And Assorted Artisan Rolls
The Occasional Chef’s BLT Salad
Vidalia Onion Cheese Pie
Coconut Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze

2. Chilled Cucumber Bisque

Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
Served with Curried Chutney Mayonnaise
Spinach Salad Supreme with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Cranberry Walnut Mold
Orange Pound Cake with Citrus Rum Glaze

3. Chef’s Specialty

New England Clam Chowder
Reuben Melts in Pumpernickel Bagels
Dilled New Potato Salad
Café Salad with Bibb Lettuce,
Grapefruit Sections, Brie, and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Served with French Vanilla Ice Cream

4. Gazpacho

Chilled Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon
Served with Dilled Mustard Sauce
Cheese Soufflé
Wolfgang Salad of Mixed Greens, Artichoke Hearts,
Fresh and Sundried Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Olives, and Gorgonzola
Drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Grasshopper Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream

5. Tomato Basil Bisque

Chilled Eggplant Medley
Served on a Bed of Fresh Spinach~
Layered Eggplant, Sautéed Baby Spinach, Fresh Mozzarella,
Roasted Red Peppers and Prosciutto
Crusty Italian Bread with Assorted Gourmet Spreads
Whiskey Cake with
Sliced Peaches and Fresh Whipped Cream

6. A Real Favorite

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Bow Tie Pasta Casserole with
Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Onions and Cheddar
Glazed Pork Tenderloin Medallions
With Dilled Mustard Sauce
Garden Salad with Fresh Vegetables
Blueberry Crunch with Vanilla Ice Cream


"Light" Florida Fare

These beautiful HEALTHY and HEARTY "cool" luncheon and supper salads will satisfy and delight even the hungriest of appetites!

$20 per person for parties of 6 or more, this popular menu selection includes:

Choice of One Specialty Entrée Salad
Fresh Baked Tea Breads
Homemade Heirloom Cookies
Sherbet and Fresh Berries

1. Supreme Caesar Salad ~

Crispy Romaine Served with Garlic Croutons & Freshly Grated Parmesan
Tossed in a Creamy Caesar Dressing
Topped with choice of:
Grilled Chicken, Blackened Shrimp or Sliced Flank Steak

2. Chef Specialty “Confetti” Salad ~

Chopped Romaine & Radicchio
Tossed with a colorful confetti mix of Diced Carrots, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Yellow Peppers,
Tomatoes, Olives & Genoa Salami
in a Lemon Vinaigrette
Served with Crumbled Gorgonzola & Fresh Parmesan

3. Sliced Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Salad ~

Layered with Roasted Red Peppers & Red Onion
Drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Splash
Topped with Cracked Pepper
Served with Fresh Asparagus, Rolled Prosciutto & Basil

4. Wild Rice & Barley Salad ~

Served with Smoked Turkey Breast Slices,
Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, Brie Cheese,
Sliced Red Onion & Orange Wedges
Drizzled with Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette

5. Chopped Endive & Radicchio Salad ~

with Crumbled Gorgonzola, Spiced Pecans,
Chopped Apples & Homemade Vinaigrette
Served with Ham & Pineapple Roll-ups

6. Dijon Chicken over Baby Spinach

with Le Sueur Peas, Sliced Red Onion,
Sliced Mushrooms & Hard Boiled Eggs
Crumbled Blue Cheese ~ Lemon –Dijon Vinaigrette

7. Cobb Salad ~ A CLASSIC delight!

Chopped Iceberg, Avocado, Tomatoes, Chicken, Shrimp,
Hard Boiled Eggs & Crispy Bacon
Tossed in a Specialty House Dressing

8. Chilled Sesame Crusted Tuna

over Specialty Yacht Club Salad ~
Spring Mix, Mandarin Oranges, Coconut,
Almonds, Red Onion & Raisins
Tossed with a Savory Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

9. Chef Salad ~

Rolled Honey Ham & Roasted Turkey Breast
with Swiss & American Cheese Slivers, Hard Boiled Eggs,
Tomato Wedges, Sliced Cucumbers & Red Onion
Served with your choice of Dressing

10. Wolfgang Salad Supreme~

Spring Mix and Sliced Flank Steak,
Artichoke Hearts, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Red Onion,
Gorgonzola, Black & Green Olives & Grape Tomatoes
Served with Balsamic Splash

11. Specialty Tuna Salad with Tarragon over Salad Greens

Served with Tomato Wedges & Cucumber Slices
Drizzled with Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette

12. Gourmet Shrimp Salad over Red Leaf Lettuce ~

Garnished with Lemon & Tomato Slices
Served with Prosciutto Wrapped Honey Dew Wedges

13. Greek Salad ~

Iceberg Lettuce, Feta Cheese, Red Onion, Tomatoes,
Cucumbers & Kalamata Olives
Tossed with Homemade Specialty Dressing
Served with Grilled Eggplant


Iceberg, Celery, Green Onions, Baby Peas,
Water Chestnuts, Bacon,
Chopped Eggs & Tomatoes & Fresh Parmesan
Layered with a Sweet Mayonnaise Dressing
Topped with Fresh Parmesan & Parsley

15. French Marinated Beef & Mushroom Salad

over Red Leaf Lettuce
Served with Deviled Eggs. Tomato Wedges,
Artichoke Hearts & Olives

16. Curried Chicken Salad with Butter Leaves ~

Served in Half a Cantaloupe
Garnished with Bacon & Tomatoes

17. Chilled Lemon-Pepper Salmon

Served with Molded Cucumber Salad & Fresh Dill
over Bibb Lettuce
with Dilled Dijonnaise Sauce

18. Chilled Glazed Pork Tenderloin Medallions

Served over Oriental Salad
with Mandarin Oranges & Almonds
Tossed in a Savory Red Wine Vinaigrette

19. Caribbean Shrimp Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Served with Baby Spinach & Mango

20. Bow Tie Pasta Salad ~

"Antipasto" in a Salad Bowl
A Delightfully Tossed Medley of Vegetables, Salami & Pasta
in a Fresh Parmesan & Herb Dressing
Served on a Bed of Red Leaf Lettuce


The Occasional Chef's Exclusive Buffet Dinner Selections

Starting at $50 per person ~ *additional market fees

Choose one from each of the following FIVE Categories:

I. Plattered Entrees ~

These beautifully presented entrees are served chilled or at room
temperature over a bed of red leaf lettuce:

II. Chafing Dish Entrées

*additional market fees


Beef Stroganoff
*Beef Bourguignon
Braised Beef
with Mushrooms
German Pot Roast
Hungarian Goulash
Swedish Meatballs
Apple Meatloaf
Sweet and Sour Meatloaf
Kirsten’s Maple Brisket
Spanish Beef & Rice
Mexican Enchiladas
Steak au Poivre
With Onions & Bacon

Million Dollar Spaghetti
Sweet & Hot Spaghetti Sauce
Italian Meatballs in Marinara
Award Winning Chili!
Braised Short Ribs
*Beef Wellington with Béarnaise Sauce
Stuffed Cabbage with Raisins & Ginger Snaps
Stuffed Peppers
Baked Steak Edward Brisket
w/ Onions & Cranberries


Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken
Chicken Picata
Chicken Marbella
Hot Chicken Salad Casserole
Chicken Parmesan
Pesto Chicken with Roasted Red Peppers
Chicken with Artichokes
Chicken Jubilee

Chicken Marsala
Raspberry Chicken
Chicken Dijonnaise
Sesame Chicken
Lemon Chicken
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Hawaiian
Mexican Orange Chicken
Fried Coconut Chicken
Cilantro Citrus Chicken
*Crab Stuffed Chicken
Coq au Vin
Chicken Divan
Zesty Apricot Chicken
Curried Chicken
Roast Duckling with Cherry Sauce
Rock Cornish Hens with Wild Rice Stuffing
*Roasted Goose with Orange Glaze

*Fish and Seafood

Shrimp Creole
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Arrabiata
Shrimp with Artichokes
Crab Stuffed Shrimp
Herb - Crusted Salmon
Kiwi Salmon
Honey Glazed Salmon
Flounder Parmesan
Crab Stuffed Flounder
Gourmet Crab Cakes with Picante Mayonnaise
Sesame Seared Tuna
Salmon Wellington
Baked Sole
Coquille St. Jacques
Cape Cod Casserole
Caramelized Scallops
Bacon with Scallops
Crab Florentine
Crab-Spinach Soufflé
Shrimp Marinade Grill
Baked Haddock
Au Gratin
Crabmeat Salad
Curried Shrimp
Baked Stuffed Sole


Seared Pork Chops w
Apples, Sauerkraut & Brown Sugar
Pork Loin Chops with Rosemary & Cranberries
Jaeger Schnitzel (German Pork Fillets)
Glazed Sugar-Cured Ham Steak
Sausage Ragout with Pasta
Sausage Cream Sauce with Penne Pasta
Baked Ham with Port
Orange Pork Chops
Maple Baked Ham Steak

*Veal and Lamb

Veal Marsala
Veal Cordon Bleu
Veal Marengo
Veal-Mushroom-Leek Cobbler
Veal Almandine
Veal Parmesan
Veal Picata
Lamb Curry with Coconut, Apple & Chutney
Dijon Crusted Roasted Rack of Lamb
Rosemary ~ Maple
Rack of Lamb

Lamb Chops with Sambucca Cream Sauce
Roasted Marinated Leg o’ Lamb with Mint Jelly
Dijon Crusted Rack of Lamb
with Creamy Mustard Sauce
Braised Lamb Shanks
With Root Vegetables & Mashed Potatoes

Broiled Lamb Chops with Baked Apple

Vegetarian Entrees

Vidalia Onion and Cheese Pie
Eggplant Parmesan
Vegetable Lasagna
Four Cheese Macaroni
Baked Ziti
Italian Spinach Pie
Fettuccini Alfredo
Eggplant Rolantine

III. Savory Vegetable Dishes:

Green Beans Almandine
Broccoli-Cheddar Bake
Spinach Soufflé

Oven Roasted Fresh Asparagus
with Herbed Butter

Sweet and Sour Carrots
Buttery Baked Tomato Slices
With Oregano and Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Artichoke Bottoms Au Gratin
Hot Bean Casserole
Asparagus Soufflé
Sesame Green Beans
Vodka Carrots
Old Fashioned Corn Fritters
Savory Beets with Orange Zest
Zucchini Sautee with Olives and Lemons
Broccoli Parmesan Casserole

Roasted Eggplant with Pine Nuts & Goat Cheese

Roasted Peppers with Fresh Basil
Baby Spinach in Butter & Garlic

Braised Red Cabbage
with Pine Nuts & Goat Cheese

Pearl Onions with Rosemary & Balsamic Vinegar

White Corn Casserole with Sour Cream & Bacon

Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

Specialty Baked Beans

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon & Onions

Corn Pudding

Champignons a la Bourguignon

Baked Mushroom Caps Supreme

Carrot Ring filled with Baby Peas

IV. Creative Potato, Rice or Pasta Side Dishes:

Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes
Garlic-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Red Potatoes Gratin
Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar
Herb Roasted Dijon Potatoes
Cheese-Bacon Potatoes
Roquefort Stuffed Potatoes
Potatoes Chantilly
Potato Casserole with Cheese, Bacon & Olives
Sour Cream Potatoes
Yam, Coconut & Orange Casserole

Paul's Wild Rice Casserole!
Rice Pilaf with Almonds
Lemon Rice with Parsley
Orange-Ginger Rice
Seasoned Rice Ring
Wild Grain Rice
Basmati Rice with Green Onions & Sage

Gourmet Noodle Casserole
with Sour Cream and Parmesan

Fettuccini Alfredo
Capellini a la Parmesan
Penne with Rosa Sauce and Fresh Parmesan
Penne with Pink Sambucca Sauce
Tortellini Alfredo

Bow Tie Pasta
with Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Cheddar

Buttery Egg Noodles
Macaroni and Cheese Supreme
Toasted Orzo Pilaf

New Potato Salad
German Potato Salad

Tortellini Salad
with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto & Fennel

Artichoke Rice Salad

Tri-Color Pasta Salad with Confetti Vegetables
tossed in a Pesto Dijonnaise

V. Gourmet Specialty Buffet Salads

1. Chef Carol’s Chopped "Confetti" Salad ~

Chopped Romaine & Radicchio
Tossed with a colorful confetti of Diced Carrots,
Cucumbers, Red Onion, Yellow Peppers, Tomatoes, & Olives
Topped with Crumbled Gorgonzola & Fresh Parmesan
Tossed in a Lemon Vinaigrette

2. Caesar Salad ~

Crispy Romaine Lettuce and Garlic Croutons
Served with Anchovies & Freshly Grated Parmesan

3. Oriental Salad ~

Finely Shredded Cabbage with Chinese Noodles
Served with Sunflower Kernels & Almonds
With a Sweet & Sour Red Wine Vinaigrette

4. Fresh Tomato Salad Platter ~

Sliced Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers,
Sliced Red Onion, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil
Drizzled with Olive Oil, Topped with Fresh Cracked Pepper

5. Plattered Iceberg Lettuce Wedges ~

Served with Roquefort, Thousand Island,
or Green Goddess Dressing
Topped with a Confetti of Fresh Diced Vegetables

6. Layered BLT Salad ~

Iceberg, Green Onion, Celery, Baby Peas, Water Chestnuts, Bacon, Eggs & Tomatoes
Layered with a Sweet Mayonnaise Dressing
Topped with Fresh Parmesan & Parsley

7. Café Salad ~

Assorted Salad Greens, Grapefruit Sections, Brie Cheese,
Sliced Red Onions, Dried Cranberries & Walnuts
Served with Raspberry –Walnut Vinaigrette

8. Wolfgang Salad ~

Spring Mix, Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes, Sun Dried Tomatoes,
Red Onion, Black & Green Olives & Crumbled Gorgonzola
Drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette

9. Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad Platter ~

Served on a Bed of Bibb Lettuce with Pineapple Cottage
Cheese, Fresh Mint & Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

10. Gourmet Spinach Salad ~

with Mushrooms, Peas, Red Onion,
Chopped Eggs & May Tag Bleu Cheese
Served with a Light Dijonnaise Dressing

11. Greek Salad ~

Iceberg with Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives,
Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Red Onions
Tossed with Greek Salad Dressing
Served with Toasted Pita Triangles

12. Baby Arugula Salad ~

with Corn, Tomatoes, Cucumbers,
Red Onions & Goat Cheese
Drizzled with Sweet Oregano Vinaigrette

13. Chopped Endive & Radicchio Salad ~

with Apples, Blue Cheese & Spiced Pecans
Served with a Light House Dressing

14. Specialty Yacht Club Salad ~

Spring Mix, Mandarin Oranges, Coconut, Almonds,
Raisins & Sliced Red Onion
Tossed with Balsamic Slash

15. Roquefort Lover’s Favorite ~

Iceberg, Baby Arugula & Red Leaf Lettuce
With Tomato Wedges, Sliced Red Onion & Cucumber
Topped with Roquefort Crumbles
Served with Homemade Creamy Roquefort Dressing

16. Santa Fe Salad ~

Mixed Greens, Corn, Black Beans, Grape Tomatoes,
Red Onion, Pepper Jack Cheese & Tortilla Chips
Drizzled with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Buffet fees begin at $50 per person…

For a more elaborate, extensive buffet and to add greater variety for your guests, additional dishes may be included from any category, at a minimal charge of $5 per person

Choice of Garlic Bread, French Croissants, Biscuits or Dinner Rolls with Butter Chips are served complimentary with every Buffet


Delectable Desserts for Twelve

Ice Box Cakewith Mocha Whipped Cream Frosting $35
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing $35
Coconut Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze $30
Sarah’s Grandfather’s Bread Pudding with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce $40
Apple, Blueberry or Cherry Crunch $30
Aunt Carol’s Grasshopper Pie $40
Chocolate Mousse Pie with Chocolate Curls $45
Macadamia Nut Pound Cake $35
Rum Cake Soaked with Butter Rum Glaze $35
Lemon or Orange Cake with Citrus Glaze $25
Mocha Mousse Roll with Whipped Cream Mocha Filling $40
Fresh Apple Crumble Cake $20
Fresh Blueberry Cake With Sugar Glaze $30
Lemon Glazed Cheesecake $35
Chocolate Cheesecake $40
Waldorf Astoria Cheesecake with Cherries on Top $55
Honey Ma’s Whiskey Cake with Fresh Strawberries & Whipped Cream $35
Pumpkin Butter Cake $30
Lemon Dream Pie $30
Tiramisu $35
Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake $40
White Chocolate Mousse With Fresh Raspberry Sauce $35
Chocolate Covered Strawberries $18/Dozen
Orange Glazed Pecans $10
Honeyed Walnuts $10
Chocolate Dipped stuffed Walnuts $10
Moroccan Almonds $10
Spiced Sugared Pecans $10
Mixed Spiced Pub Nuts $10


And with Sentimental Pride,
The Occasional Chef offers

Ellie's Favorite OLD-FASHIONED

Homemade Cookies!

(2 dozen minimum order, please)

~$8 per Baker’s Dozen~

Heirloom Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brown Sugar Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Lemon-Macadamia Nut Cookies
Miss Ellie's Best Gingersnaps
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Grandma Dot's Swiss Butter Cookies
Aunt Mary’s Chocolate Dipped Macaroons
Carrot-Raisin Cookies
Sarah Beth's Lemon Bars
Pecan Bars
Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Bars
Double Fudge Brownies
Oatmeal Apricot Bars


Party Planning Services & Fees ~

Catered Events:
Brunches~ starting at $25.00 per person
Luncheons~ starting at $30.00 per person
Buffet Dinners~ starting at $50.00 per person
Sit-Down Full Course Dinners~ starting at $75.00 per person
Romantic Dinners for Two~ starting at $250.00
Cocktail Parties~ a la carte menu fees plus wait staff fees
Chef Services for the Day~ $200.00 minimum per cook day
Cooking Lessons and Demonstrations~ priced accordingly
Children’s Birthday Parties~ starting at $15.00 per child

Wait Staff Fees and Rentals:
Servers and Bartenders~ $20.00 per hour
Rental Delivery & Set up Fee~ $75.00
(Rental items and price lists available upon request)


Member of the
Fort Lauderdale
Chamber of Commerce
Fully Insured by CNA
Member in good standing
Broward County Chamber
of Commerce