Linda Harkness a woman owned local caterer in the Washington DC Metro area for over 20 years. Our clients include corporate, private, weddings, and more! We are a full service caterer for all occasions. Please feel free to contact me at any time when you would like to see our menus to make your next event memorable.
Cocktail Reception Sample Menu
Attendees: 25-500 | Deposit is RequiredAttendees: 25-500 |$36.75Per Person
Cocktail Reception Sample Menu
Mini Cajun Crab Cakes
jumbo lump crab meat, lime zest, & cilantro laced with our zesty remoulade sauce
Char-Grilled Thai Shrimp
shrimp seasoned with lime zest, garlic, & cilantro, char grilled with our sweet chili basil dipping sauce
boneless chicken breast marinated in chefs spices, char-grilled, served with zesty peanut sauce or balsamic pomegranate glaze
Sage Chicken Morsels
pan seared chicken morsels, stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in fresh sage, served on a bamboo knot toothpick
*Enchilada Cocktail Meatballs
petite meatballs in red enchilada sauce, topped with mexican blend cheese, and chopped scallions
Peking Duck Rolls
crispy peking duck, julienne scallions, in a pancake, with hoisin sauce for dipping
platter of roasted artichokes, colorful peppers, char-grilled asparagus & hearts of palm, marinated mixed olives, feta cheese in garlic olive oil with fresh thyme, assorted salami’s, and mediterranean breads
Imported & Domestic Cheese Board
brie tower with raspberry jam and roasted almonds goat cheese rolled in fresh herbs, cheddar, & black pepper pecorino with assorted crackers
Korean Mini Tofu Tacos
Pan seared Bulgogi style marinated tofu served on a corn taco shell with a kimchi style slaw
Assorted Mini Desserts
assorted fruit, coconut & key lime tarts
milk, dark & white chocolate truffles
assorted dessert bars & fresh baked cookies
an array of chewy fudge brownies with several toppings and more!
Menu based on market price for these selections. 35-45 per person rate.
Terms of Engagement:
Terms & Deposit: If this proposal is acceptable to you please sign where it says “Your Name “, and return this page with a 75% deposit due upon approval., with the balance due two weeks prior to the date of your event on ***___,____,_______.
Cancellation: In the event of cancellation, for scheduling purposes, Tasteful Affairs will be notified in writing two weeks prior to the scheduled date of your event. The deposit will be returned less $ 000.00., for expenses occurred to date.
Final Guest Count: The final guest count is due 5 business days prior to your event. If we do not hear from you at that time we will use the higher guest count for preparation and billing. A lower guest count may result in a higher per person price.
***Terms and Services: Tasteful Affairs Catering will prepare
a reception with passed/stationary appetizers, plated or buffet dinner, cocktail reception, etc., for the number of Guests you have provided/ (vendor meals) / (children meals) on date of event. Set up is scheduled to begin 2 to 3 hours prior to your event. Estimated labor is based on number of hours for set up, service, and clean up. Additional hours will result in additional charges at the appropriate rate.
“For ***Name of Client***” “For Tasteful Affairs Catering”
Zesty Gourmet is a full service catering company servicing the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
We can provide services for all sizes of events. For the last several years we have provided reception services to a local church for their conferences and anniversary services. Recently we provided food service for a private school trip of over 250 people, providing boxes lunches and buffet dinners for a weekend event. We also regularly cater small private parties such as children's parties, adult birthday celebrations, graduation parties, and wedding anniversaries.
Zesty Gourmet is committed to serving only the finest foods, made with the freshest ingredients, and providing courteous, responsive service. All of our dishes are made from scratch; creating a truly memorable dining experience.
We can provide delicious meals to meet the various needs of you and your guest. From organic to vegan, Zesty Gourmet can accommodate for any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
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