Picking the perfect menu is easy with TooJay’s
- Having your family event catered lets you relax and enjoy your family
- Protein-packed breakfasts are a great way to start the day on the right foot
- Add in some sweetness with French Toast or a Breakfast Yogurt Bar
- Platters make serving easy and bring variety to your guests
- Hors d’oeuvres are a classy alternative to a sit-down meal
- Family-style and roast dinners lend a traditional feel to your event
- Don’t forget the desserts
A catered family event lets you enjoy time with your loved ones instead of worrying about the cooking. You might be planning an intimate family dinner, a backyard wedding, or a family reunion but whatever you’re metaphorically cooking up, let TooJay’s can handle the actual cooking.
So, what should you order for your catered family event? This guide goes over some of the tastiest options on TooJay’s catering menu to help you decide what will work best for your next family get-together.
A protein-packed breakfast is a great way to kick off the morning of a family reunion or to ease people into the day after a long night of family partying. Go for a classic breakfast with The Scrambler which features scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage links, and an assortment of deli-fresh bagels. Or, skip the forks and opt for breakfast sandwiches.
The Omelette Station is another great idea to ensure everyone gets exactly what they want for breakfast and it makes your catered family event a little more memorable.
Prefer to start your day with something sweet? Order French Toast or add it to any of the protein-packed breakfast. Quiche and fresh fruit are nice if you prefer a lighter breakfast and the Breakfast Yogurt Bar is a fun way to start your day with a healthy dose of yogurt, granola, and fresh strawberries.
Continental or smoked fish platters
Platters let you put out the food so that everyone can dig in at their own pace as they wake up or arrive. The Continental Platter has a variety of bagels, Danish pastries, muffins or coffee cakes, and cream cheese, butter, and jelly. The Smoked Fish Platter has a unique blend of Nova salmon, a whole smoked Whitefish, kippered salmon, or Whitefish salad and bagels with all the fixings.
Lunch party platters and healthy salads
Mid-day catered family events deserve their own menus. Keep everyone fed and happy with an assortment of wraps and sandwiches served with coleslaw or potato salad. The lunch platters are a great option and they can be ordered the same day as your event.
Lunch options include deli meat, crisp vegetables, fresh fruit, and assorted cheeses. Salads can round out a healthy lunch or be served on their own – try the Cobb, Strawberry Citrus, Greek, or TooJay’s Chopped salad and add grilled chicken, salmon, or avocado if you like.
Hors d’oeuvres give you a lot of flexibility while still letting you enjoy high-quality food. You don’t have to rent tables or chairs for a sit-down dinner and you can let people eat at their leisure rather than at a set time.
Putting hors d’oeuvres on the menu also lets you inject a lot of flavor variety and meet the dietary needs of everyone in your family. Go with classic options like our Shrimp Cocktail, Franks in a Blanket, Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauce, and Pinwheel Wraps. Vegetarian options like Spinach Phyllo Puffs, Brie with Raspberries En Croute, and Vegetable Egg Rolls are sure to please even the biggest meat lovers on your guest list. Mini Blintzes and Mini Quiches are perfect for morning parties but they can also work later in the day.
Traditional roast dinners
A traditional roast dinner is an ideal food to serve when you’re gathering around a table with loved ones. TooJay’s has multiple options in this category and depending on how many guests are coming, you may want everyone to eat the same thing or throw in some variety on the menu.
Choices for roast dinners include Herb Roasted Half Chicken with mashed potatoes, mushroom demi-glace, and a fresh vegetable or Traditional Turkey Dinner with mashed potatoes and cornbread stuffing served with our savory turkey gravy and a fresh vegetable. Prefer beef? Check out our Beef Brisket served with mushroom demi-glace, crispy potato pancakes, and a fresh vegetable or the Old Fashioned Pot Roast with mushroom demi-glace, mashed potatoes, and a vegetable. The Broiled Cod in lemon dill butter and fresh herbs with rice pilaf and a fresh vegetable is ideal if you want a classic meal on the lighter side.
Family-style dinners bring big portions for the whole family. People can dig into their favorites or try a bit of everything and these dinners are great for catered family events because they bring a homey feel.
Meat Lasagna and Shepherd’s Pie are delicious classics or you may want to try a hot entree served buffet style with salad and rye bread. Additional delicious entree options include Chicken Capri in lemon butter white wine sauce, Garlic Chicken Pasta, Roast Stuffed Chicken Breast, or Chicken Marsala. Consider adding a Southwest Black Bean Stack, Roasted Veggie Pasta, or Portobello Parmesan for the vegetarians in the family. Add extra pizzazz to your party by serving the London Broil grilled to order.
Dessert, dessert, can’t forget dessert! Put Fresh Baked Cookie Platter or create some variety with a platter of brownies, cookies, and macaroons. The Mini Napoleon and Éclair Platter is a great idea if you like layers of puff pastry, creamy custard, and chocolate ganache.
We also have gourmet specialty cakes which come in the classic round shape or as 1/2 sheet cake options and they are a taste sensation that will make everyone in the family happy. Try our Banana Dream, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Layer Cake, Coconut Cake, Cheesecake, Killer Cake, or mix and match desserts for a dazzling variety.
Contact TooJay’s for your catered family event
TooJay’s has been serving up tasty food for over 40 years and we would love to cook for your next catered family event. Check out our catering menu and contact us today to learn more.