Catering Capers

Catering in Tallahassee, Florida

(850) 385-5953

Toll Free eFax:  (866) 738-9603

Menu

Sample Catering Menu

Below is a sample catering menu.  Contact us to ask about other menus like breakfast, brunch, breaks, buffets, boxed lunches, wedding packages, or a custom designed menu.  Looking for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, Kosher, Halal, just ask.  We have experience in working within all dietary restrictions and requirements whether based on religious, allergy or personal preference.

APPETIZERS (Hors D’ Oeuvres)

Our savory hors d'oeuvres are perfect for receptions or for complementing larger lunches or dinners.

Warm Bite Size & Delicious

  • Asian BBQ Chicken Satays
  • Mini Crusted Lamb Chops with Cabernet-Mint Sauce
  • Cocktail Crab Cakes with a Key Lime Remoulade
  • Meat Balls: Swedish, Asian BBQ or Italian
  • Cayenne Pesto Shrimp
  • Louisiana Spiced Chicken Wings
  • Spinach Cheese Quiche Bites
  • Honey Dipped Drummettes
  • Lobster or Shrimp Corn Dogs with Lemonaisse & Cocktail Sauces
  • Sirloin Steak Bites with Port Demi & Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Egg Roll Bites with Teriyaki Sauce
  • Pulled Pork & Coleslaw on Cornbread Muffin
  • Cheese Grits Cup topped with Collard Green Pesto
  • Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Triangles
  • Steak, Chicken or Lamb Kebobs
  • Blackeye Pea Fritters with Vidalia Cream Sauce
  • Chicken Saltimbocca Skewers with Lemon Basil Aioli
  • Mini Ham Biscuits with Peach Chutney
  • Bradley’s Sausage Bites with a Champagne Mustard Sauce
  • Shrimp & Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps
  • Fried Mac & Cheese Bites
  • Mini Po’boys: Fried Oyster Fried or Blackened Shrimp
  • Bacon & Cheese Stuffed New Potatoes
  • Potato-Zucchini Pancakes with Portabella Mushroom “caviar” and Chive Crème Fraiche
  • Mini Roasted Eggplant Napoleon with Goat Cheese and Tomato Chutney
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Bacon Ranch Dressing
  • Tuscan Chicken Salad Tartlets
  • Mini Beef or Chicken Wellington’s

Chilled Selections -- Fresh and Tasty

  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • Fresh, Roasted or Steamed Vegetables with Assorted Dips
  • Domestic & Imported Cheese Display with Assorted Crackers
  • Artichoke Hearts filled with Goat Cheese & Herbs
  • Benne Wafers topped with Goat Cheese & Pepper Jelly
  • Antipasto Skewers with Olives, Artichokes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, & Prosciutto
  • Iced Shrimp with Capers Cocktail Sauce  
  • Shrimp with Snow Peas wrappings
  • Mini Croissant Sandwiches: Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham
  • Smoked Salmon, Capers, Dill & Boursin Cheese Roll-Ups
  • Prosciutto Purses filled with Mascarpone Cheese, drizzle of Truffle Oil & tied with a Chive Ribbon
  • Sesame Tuna Tatare on a Crispy Chip
  • Sliced Cold Beef Tenderloin with Herbed Soft Cheese on Rustic Bread Slice
  • Assorted Sushi to include California Roll, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Roll, & Spicy Tuna
  • Crab, Shrimp, Chicken, Tuna, Egg, or Pimento Salad on Silver Dollar Rolls
  • Traditional Antipasto Board: Assorted Olives, Cheeses, Cured Meats, Marinated Vegetables & Assorted Crackers
  • Endive Boats with: Blue Cheese Mousse topped with Figs, Walnuts & Raspberry Coulis or Smoked Salmon Mousse topped with Capers & Dill
  • Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus
  • Cucumber Rounds w Smoked Salmon Mousse

Crostini Offerings

  • Traditional or Fire Roasted Bruschetta al la Pesto
  • Sweet Potato Bruschetta
  • Fresh Marinated Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Onions
  • Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Spread & Sweet Balsamic Reduction
  • Chipotle Pimento Cheese with Green Onions, Sugared Peach Slices & Mint
  • Goat Cheese with Fig Preserves & Basil
  • Mushroom Duxelle with Brie or Goat Cheese
  • Tarragon Chicken Salad
  • Assorted Tapenade Toppers
  • Shrimp Pate
  • Smoked Turkey and Sundried Tomato Pate
  • Smoked Salmon Mousse
  • Smoked Trout with Dill

Savory Selections -- Dips, Tortes and Cheeses

  • Baked Brie with Maple Cream Sauce served with Toasted Bread Rounds
  • Pesto Sundried Tomato Cream Cheese Torte served with Assorted Crackers
  • Smoked Salmon Seafood Spread served with Assorted Crackers
  • Chickpea, Blackeye Pea, or Pinkeye Pea Hummus with Veggies served with Pita Points
  • Assorted Specialty Dips -- Crab, Artichoke, or Spinach served with Toasted Bread Rounds & Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips
  • Smoked Turkey Pate with Cranberry Relish served with Assorted Crackers
  • Baba Ganoush (eggplant dip) served with Pita Points
  • Greek Layer Dip served with Toasted Bread Rounds
  • Seven Layer Dip served with Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips
  • Warm Black Bean and Artichoke Dip served with Toasted Bread Rounds & Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips

Chilled Shooters

  • Spicy Oyster Shooters
  • Tequila Shrimp Shooters
  • Gazpacho Shooters
  • Citrus Marinated Ceviche
  • Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooters
  • Viscoise: Chilled Potato & Leek Soup

Warm Shooters

  • Butternut Squash Soup Shooters with Applewood Bacon
  • Butter Poached Lobster Shooters
  • Smokey Tomato Bisque Shooters with Mini Grilled Cheese
  • Loaded Baked Potato

Sliders

  • Grilled Mini Portobello Burgers
  • Buffalo Shrimp Sliders
  • Chicken Caesar Burgers on Focaccia
  • Tilapia Sliders with Cilantro-Lime Mayo
  • Green-Chile Bacon Burgers with Goat Cheese on Brioche Rolls
  • Mini Moroccan Lamb Burgers on Brioche Rounds with Lemon Yogurt Sauce
  • Fried Green Tomato BLT, Lightly Fried Green Tomato Crispy Romaine, and
  • Candied Applewood Smoked Bacon on Buttered Brioche with Orange Blossom Mayo

BRUNCH, LUNCH, & DINNER RECEPTIONS

Let us prepare a full hearty meal for your brunch, lunch, dinner or reception.

Chicken

  • Chicken Picatta in a Lemon Caper Sauce
  • Chicken or Veal Medallions with Marsala
  • Chicken Parmesan with Basil Ribbons
  • Chicken Supreme, a Creamy Volute Sauce
  • Florentine Chicken Medallions with Sun-Dried Tomato Butter Sauce
  • Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast with Georgia Peach Salsa or Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce
  • Pesto Chicken with Fire Roasted Tomato Bruschetta
  • Tuscan Stuffed Chicken Medallions with Chardonnay Beurre Blanc
  • Boneless Coq Au Vin
  • Pan Seared Basil Chicken
  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Chicken Stir Fry
  • Herb Roasted Chicken on the Bone
  • Asian BBQ Chicken Breast
  • Traditional Southern Fried Chicken
  • Orange Blossom BBQ Chicken
  • Slow Roasted Turkey

Pork

  • Roasted Pork Loin with Jerk Mustard Sauce
  • Traditional Shredded BBQ Pork
  • Cuban Slow Roasted Moho Pork Loin with Mango Salsa

Beef and Lamb

  • Traditional Meatloaf
  • Beef Stir-Fry
  • Baked Homemade Meat Lasagna
  • BBQ Beef Brisket
  • Sliced Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with Choice of Sauces, Salsa’s & Toppings
  • Gorgonzola Stuffed Beef Filet with a Mushroom Demi-Glaze
  • Oven Roasted Beef Filet with Choice of Sauces, Salsa’s & Toppings
  • Crusted Beef Filet with a Demi-glaze Mushroom Reduction
  • Sliced Seared Roast Beef with Choice of Sauces, Salsa’s & Toppings
  • Crusted Crown Rack of Lamb Choice of Sauces, Salsa’s & Toppings
  • Rosemary Skewered Grilled Lamb Kebob
  • * Choice of Sauces, Salsa’s & Toppings include: mushroom demi, port reduction, garlic mustard, Gorgonzola cream, Horseradish cream, whiskey peppercorn, fire roasted cherry tomato salsa, roasted red pepper-ancho salsa, & chimichurri.

Seafood

  • Shrimp & Grits
  • Pan-Seared Crab Cake
  • Grouper Florentine or Provencal
  • Shrimp Stir-Fry
  • Blackened, Asian or Grilled Grouper, Snapper, Salmon, Swordfish or Tuna
  • Seared Sashimi Tuna
  • Classic Shrimp Scampi
  • Herb Crusted Red Snapper with a Tomato Basil Sauce
  • Pesto Cayenne Shrimp Skewer
  • Crab Stuffed Grouper or Snapper
  • Crowned Lobster Tail
  • Cajun Fried Oyster
  • Low Country Shrimp Boil

Vegetarian

  • Baked Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna
  • Eggplant Napoleon with Goat Cheese and Tomato Chutney
  • Pasta Primavera with Marinara or Roasted Garlic Alfredo
  • Florentine or Ratatouille Stuffed Tomatoes, Portabellas or Yellow Squash

Regional Game

Available upon request

Kids Plate (10 or more for Buffet) $10.00 per child ages 3-11 includes:

  • Fresh Strawberries, Red & Green Grapes
  • Crustless PB&J’s
  • Chicken Fingers with ketchup and Ranch Dipping Sauces
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Mini Regular & Chocolate Milks

Salads and Vegetable Sides

  • Spring Mix with Feta Cheese, Craisins, and Toasted Pecans with Capers Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Baby Spinach with Strawberries, Blue Cheese, Candied Pecans with Citrus Poppyseed Dressing
  • Fresh Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing & Crunchy Croutons
  • Traditional Caesar with Fresh Romaine, Shredded Parmesan, Crunchy Croutons & Creamy Caesar Dressing
  • Marinated Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts
  • Tomato and Mozzarella with Basil Ribbon
  • Roasted Seasonal Veggies
  • Stewed Okra and Tomatoes
  • Mixed Vegetable Medley
  • Green Beans Almandine
  • Summer Squash Casserole
  • Steamed Asparagus
  • Tortellini or Bow Tie Pasta with Marinara, Alfredo or Creamy Pesto
  • Asian BBQ Noodle
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Traditional Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • White and Wild Rice Medley
  • Spring Rice Pilaf
  • Potatoes (garlic, horseradish, cheddar, blue cheese, au gratin, rosemary garlic roasted)
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Balsamic Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes

CHEF OPERATED CARVING STATIONS

Our carving stations feature attendants to serve your guests.

  • Slowly Roasted Prime Rib of Beef - served with creamy horseradish sauce, Dijon mustard and mini rolls
  • Slowly Roasted Steamship of Beef - served with creamy horseradish sauce, Dijon mustard and mini rolls
  • Herb Crusted Roasted Whole Tenderloin of Beef - creamy horseradish sauce, Dijon mustard and mini rolls
  • Peppered New York Strip Loin - with creamy horseradish sauce, Dijon mustard and assorted mini rolls
  • Pepper Crusted Top Round of Beef - served with creamy horseradish sauce, Dijon mustard and mini rolls
  • Pecan Crusted New Zealand Rack of Lamb - served with Minted Ginger Preserves
  • Chili Crusted Loin of Pork - served with tomatillo salsa and assorted mini rolls
  • Honey Baked Pit Ham - served with herbed mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and assorted mini rolls
  • Roasted Breast of Turkey - with cranberry orange salsa and assorted mini rolls
  • Salmon Wellington ala Florentine - served with a dill yogurt sauce and sourdough mini roll

SPECIALITY STATIONS

  • Fried or Grilled Seafood Station
    Options available are Shrimp, Oysters, Grouper, Snapper, and Tuna
    All served with Cocktail, Tarter, & Remoulade Sauces and Fresh Lemon Wedges
  • Chilled Seafood Station
    Featuring Whole Poached salmon garnished with cucumber scales & lemons served with a creamy onion dill dip, Assorted Sushi to include California Roll, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Roll, & Spicy Tuna, Citrus Marinated Ceviche in an Endive Leaf, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp, Freshly Shucked Oysters, Spicy Bloody Mary Shrimp "shooters" served in shot glasses. All served with Cocktail, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce and fresh lemon wedges
  • Mashed Potato, Mac & Cheese, or Vodka Marinara Tortellini Bar
    Available Topping from Grilled Chicken, Sautéed Shrimp, Chopped Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sliced Meatball, Diced Pepperoni, Diced Tomatoes, Scallions, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Tender Steamed Broccoli Tips, Fresh Sautéed Mushrooms, Caramelized Red Onion, Grated Parmesan,  Cheddar Cheeses, Salsa and Sour Cream
  • Southern Buttered Grit Bar with Assorted Topping:
    To include: Sautéed Shrimp, Bradley’s Sausage Bites, Chopped Bacon, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, & Chopped Green Onions
  • Cheese Station
    Choice of domestic & imported cheeses with assorted bread cubes and fruit garnish
  • Fondue Station
    Cheese, Chocolate or Caramel with appropriate accoutrements from assorted bread cubes, fresh fruit, angel food cake, cheesecake bites, pretzels, kettle chips, and more
  • Quesadillas Station with Attendant
    An assortment of chicken, steak, shrimp, and veggie quesadillas served with Salsa, Sour Cream, & Guacamole

DESSERTS

  • Key Lime Tart
  • Pecan Pie
  • Peach, Blueberry or Cherry Cobbler
  • Hummingbird Cake
  • Carrot Cake
  • Warm Chocolate Bombs
  • Chocolate Cake Tiramisu
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Apple Crisp
  • Double Chocolate Brownie
  • Assorted Gourmet Cookies
  • Oreo Balls
  • Assorted Dessert Shooters
  • Assorted Cake Balls/Pops

For menu pricing, please request a formal proposal.  Pricing is based on items selected, time of event, and number of attendees. Don't see a menu item you were looking for? ...just ask!

BAR SERVICES

For events with 1 to 99 Guests: *$300 Minimum: If total sales is less than $300, host will be billed the balance. Bartender and set-up fee not included.

For events with 100+Guests: *$500 Minimum: If total sales is less than $500, host will be billed the balance. Bartender and set-up fee not included.

  • Open Bar: Guests do not pay for their drinks and it is “unlimited.”
    Bar Set-up Fee and Bartender(s) Included
    (1) Bartender per 100 guests
    Priced per person is based on host’s alcohol selection. Bar guarantee counts must equal food guarantee counts.
  • Ticket Bar: Guests exchange tickets provided by the host for a drink. Host must pre-pay for a set number of tickets that will be given to guests. How many tickets given to each guest is up to the host. Host must supply the staffing to sell or distribute tickets. Bar Set-up Fee: $75 per bar
    Each Bartender is $30 per hour
    Price per ticket is based on host’s alcohol selection.
  • Upon Consumption Bar: Guests do not pay for their drinks and the host is billed based on what is consumed.)
    Bar Set-up Fee: $75 per bar
    Each Bartender is $30 per hour
    Domestic & Imported Beer $3 each
    House Varietal Red & White Wine $4 glass
    Bottled Water & Sodas $2 each
    SELECT ONE FROM BELOW
    Wells: Smirnoff, Seagram’s, Canadian Club $5 each
    Calls: Absolute, Tan query, Bacardi, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels $6 each
    Premiums: Grey Goose, Bombay Safire, Bacardi Gold, Crown Royal $7 each
  • Cash Bar: Guests pay for their own drinks at the bar.
    Bar Set-up Fee: $75 per bar
    Each Bartender is $30 per hour
    Domestic & Imported Beer $3 each
    House Varietal Red & White Wine $4 glass
    Bottled Water & Sodas $2 each
    SELECT ONE FROM BELOW
    Wells: Smirnoff, Seagram’s, Canadian Club $5 each
    Calls: Absolute, Tan query, Bacardi, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels $6 each
    Premiums: Grey Goose, Bombay Safire, Bacardi Gold, Crown Royal $7 each
  • Also Available:
    Signature Drinks
    Sparkling Punch
    Non-Alcoholic Punch
    Champagne Toast

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Rental Linens:
    Standard Poly/Cotton White Cloths and Black Skirting $20 per table; other colors additional.
    Standard Poly/Cotton Overlay Length Linens: $10 per cloth
    Standard Poly/Cotton Lap Length Linens: $15 per cloth
    Standard Poly/Cotton Floor Length Linens: $20 per cloth
    Linen Napkins $0.55 each
    Standard Poly/Cotton Chair Covers $2.50 each
    Standard Pre-Tied Chair Sash $2.00 each
    Specialty Linens: Pricing Based on Clients request
  • Rental Service Ware:
    Upscale Premium Clear Service $1.50 per person.
    Reception China, Flatware, Glassware & Linen Napkin Service EST $3.50 per person
    Buffet China, Flatware, Glassware & Linen Napkin Service EST $4.50 per person
    Plated Full China, Flatware, Glassware & Linen Napkin Service EST $6.00 per person
    Bar Glassware: Wine Glasses, Rocks Glasses, & Champagne Saucers EST $2.00 per person
  • Other Rental Items:
    Gold or Silver Charges $2.00 each
    Clear Glass Hurricane Lamps $15 each; Add Greenery or Candle for $5; Add Flowers: Market price
    Squared Clear Glass Tea Light Candles & Holders $2.00 each
    Bud Vases $15 each

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION

At Catering Caper’s we do not want to limit our client’s specific wants, needs and desires and therefore the items listed on our menu’s are only a starting point.  Our imagination and creativity is limitless and we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind menus designed exclusively for your event.  Each proposal is custom tailored to work within your budget.  To request a proposal and pricing, please contact Catering Capers at 850.385.5953 or info@CateringCapers.com

RENTALS:

Catering Capers is prepared to assist you with any of your rentals needs including: Tables, Chairs, China, Silverware, Glassware, Linens, Tables Decorations, or other items as requested not provided by the venue.  Pricing provided is only and ESTIMATE and final amount billed is based on suppliers final pricing including any changes in suppliers pricing from time of original estimate, order changes from the client, menu changes made by the client, shipping & handling fees, delivery fees, breakage fees, etc.

++20 - 30% Service Charge and 7.5% Sales Tax

Service Charge includes delivery, set-up, service during event (if required), and clean-up.
Percentage based on level of service required. Any gratuities above this are at the sole discretion of the client. The 7.5% Sales Tax will only be waived if the client provides a current copy of the organizations tax exempt form.  The payment must come from the organization in which the tax exempt form is valid for.  Service Charge and Sales Tax are applied to all Food, Beverage, and Rental Totals.

Terms

  • Minimum Notice for an order 72 hours.
  • Custom Menus always Available which require 7 days’ notice.
  • $500 Food Minimum
  • Menus and Pricing are subject to change based on market conditions or an agreed substitution.

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