Enhance Your Event With Mouthwatering Food & Drinks

At Special Events Catering, near Minneapolis, Minnesota, we are proud of our delicious catering menu. Make us you first-choice catering company for any event, from wedding receptions to corporate meetings.

Special Events Catering Menu

Please contact us for menu options and pricing

Custom Menus Welcomed and Available upon Request

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Chilled Selections

Priced per item With a minimum of 35 per selection

  • Marinated Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto – 3.00
  • Toasted Bruschetta with Garlic, Tomato, and Greek Olive Tapenade – 2.50
  • Shrimp Canapé, Cocktail Cream Cheese, Capers and Roasted Peppers – 3.75
  • Fire Roasted Tomato & Boursin Cheese Crostini – 2.75
  • Savory Profiteroles with Chipotle Beef, Walnut Chicken, or Ham filling – 3.50
  • Thai Marinated Flank on Wonton with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Scallion – 3.50
  • Salmon Cucumber Canapé – 3.25
  • Balsamic Caprese Skewers – 2.50

Warm Selections

Priced per item with a minimum of 35 per selection

  • Mushrooms Stuffed with Spinach, Parmesan and a hint of Pernod – 3.00
  • Water Chestnuts Wrapped in Bacon – 1.50
  • Spanakopita – 3.00 Japanese Beef Rollups with Asparagus and Teriyaki – 3.75
  • Smoked Duck, Gorgonzola and Apricot Phyllo Triangles – 4.25
  • Jamaican Jerk Pork Kabob – 3.50
  • Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce – 3.50

Late Night Snacks

Build Your Own Slider Bar – $7.25

Mini Beef Burgers, Pulled Pork, Silver Dollar Buns, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Swiss Cheese, Pickles, Onions, Jalapenos, Tomato, Lettuce, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Duo of Mustards.

7th Inning Stretch – $5.25

Chicago Style All Beef Hot Dogs and Appropriate Condiments, Cracker Jacks, Pop Corn, and Baby Ruth Fun Sized Candy Bars.

3 Chips, 3 Dips – $3.25

Skin-on House-made Potato Chips, Tri Colored Corn Tortilla Chips, Pita Chips, with French Onion, Hummus and Salsa.

9″ Pizza’s $16.00 ea

Choose From any Combination of Cheese, Pepperoni, Sausage, or Combo

State Fair on a Stick $6.50

Choose from any three of the following, all on a stick: Mini Donut Holes, Mini Corn Dogs, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzels, S’Mores

Hors D’oeuvres

Land — Peel, Poultry, Pork

Priced per 50 servings

Anti Pasto Platter – $295.00

Italian Ham, Imported Sausages. Salami. feta. Mozzarella. Provolone. Marinated Asparagus. Red Onion. Tomato. Pepperoncini, and Olives

Whole Chicken Wings – $125.00

First and Second Joint Whole Smoked Wings, Tossed in Buffalo. BBQ or our Signature Dry Rub. Served with Ranch and Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauces

Meatballs – $115.00

Choose from Swedish Style, BBQ or Italian with Marion

Smoked Riblets – $150.00

Texas Style Dry Rub Served with a Side of BBQ

Pork Tenderloin Medallions – $150.00

Roasted Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Ratatouille

Sesame Chicken Tenderloin – $125.00

Roasted Chicken Tenderloin with a Sweet and Spicy Sesame Glaze, served with a Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Carving Stations

Priced per 50 servings — Additional Chef Fee Applies

Inside Round of Beef $295.00

Silver Dollar Rolls, Assorted Mustards. Horseradish Aioli and Au Jus

Honey Cured Ham $185.00

Silver Dollar Rolls, Apple Compote. Assorted Mustards and Other Condiments

Roasted Turkey Breast $115.00

Silver Dollar Rolls, Cranberry Chutney, Herb Aioli and Other Condiments.

Sea – fish, Shrimp, Seafood

Priced per 50 Servings

Salmon Lox $325.00

Mosiac of Capers, Onions. Sweet Peppers, Egg Yolks and Whites, Miniature Bagels and Mustard Dill Sauce

Asian Sashimi Platter – $350.00

Handmade Sashimi, Seaweed Salad, Wasabi and Teriyaki

Seafood Boil – $215.00

Mussels, Clams, White Fish, Onions and Peppers in a Saffron Broth

Crab Bread Augratin – $150.00

Baked Crab Salad on Toasted Baguette Served with Marinara

Seafood Tower – $450.00

Jumbo Shrimp. Lobster Claws, Raw Oysters, Sesame Crusted Tuna and Crab Fingers served with all appropriate condiments


Priced per 50 servings

Domestic Cheese Platter – $190.00

Served with Grapes, and Assorted Crackers

Gourmet Cheese Platter – $250.00

Served with Grapes, Strawberries, Assorted Crackers and Breads

Fresh Garden Vegetables – $125.00

Celery. Sugar Snap Peas. Baby Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, and Peppers with Garlic Dill Dipping Sauce

European Vegetable Display – $175.00

Roasted and Marinated Peppers, Root Vegetables, Tomatoes, Endive, Feta Cheese and Imported Olives

Vegetarian Tapa’s – $195.00

Baba Gannouj, Hummus, Egg Plant Marmalade, Black Bean Salsa, Pita Triangles, Lavoush and Crostini

Grilled Artichoke Dip – $120.00

Grilled Artichoke and Spinach Dip served with Grilled Herb Foccacia Toast Points

Platters & Buffet Dinners


All dinner selections come with an Entrée, a salad, a vegetable and a starch. Dinner rolls, sweet cream butter and a coffee station are also included. Pricing: Plated… Buffet, add $2.00 for multiple entrée’s.

Italian Chicken – $22.95…$20.95

Roasted Chicken with Fontina, Prosciutto, and Choice of Pesto Cream or Puttanesca Sauce

Classic Chicken Picatta – $22.95…$20.95

Sautéed Chicken Breast with a lemon caper sauce

Asiago & Artichoke Chicken – $22.95…$20.95

Baked Chicken Breast with Artichokes. Sun Dried Tomato, and Asiago Cheese

Turkey Tenderloin – $24.95…$22.95

Roasted Turkey Tenderloin with Caramelized Pears, Hazelnuts and Natural Jus

Top Sirloin – $29.95…$26.95

Handcut, Choice Top Sirloin with Red Wine Sauce. Served Medium Unless Mamie Requested

London Broil – $27.95…$24.95

Grilled, Sliced Flank Steak with a Mushroom Demi-Glace. Served Medium Unless Otherwise Requested

New York Strip – $35.95…$32.95

Handout, Choice NY Strip with Choice of: Mushroom Demi, Peppercorn Sauce, or Garlic Herb Butter.

Bone-in Pork Chop – $27.95…$24.95

Grilled Bone-in Pork Chop rubbed with Mediterranean Spice and Topped with Apricot Compote

Roasted Pork Loin – $27.95…$24.95

Roasted Pork Loin with a Forrest Mushroom Sherry Sauce

Grilled Salmon – $29.95…$26.95

Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Fresh Dill and a White Wine Caper Sauce

Land o’ Lakes Walleye – $28.95…$25.95

Sautéed Walleye with a Lemon Aioli Tarter Sauce

Seabass $33.95…$30.95

Pan Seared Seabass served with a classic Portuguese Sauce

Butternut Squash Ravioli $20.95…$19.95

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Fire Roasted Vegetables in a Rich Cream Sauce


Chose one to accompany your Entrée

Fresh Green Salad Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumbers, Croutons, and Choice of Dressing

Seasonal Greens – Sliced Strawberries, Red Onion, and Champagne Vinaigrette

Wild Rice Waldorf – Romaine, Minnesota Wild Rice, Pears, Gorgonzola and a Tangy Honey Mustard

Caesar Salad – Romaine. Croutons. Parmesan and Creamy Caesar Dressing

Caprese Salad – Red and Gold Tomatoes. fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Balsamic Vinaigrette


Choose one to accompany your Entrée
Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Yukon Gold Mashed, Au Gratin Potatoes, Tri-Color fingerling Potatoes, Wild Rice Pilaf, Mediterranean Orzo, and Angel Hair Alfredo


Choose one to accompany your Entrée
Green Bean Almondine, Honey Glazed Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots Zucchini, Snow Peas, Peppers, Onion Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onion, Oven Roasted Asparagus, and Chef’s
Seasonal Vegetables

Family Style

We require that all tables have same number of guests. Priced per Person with a Minimum of 32 Guests

Minnesota Special – $30.95

Fresh Green Salad, Sliced Flank Steak with Mushroom Demi, Pan Seared Walleye with Lemon Aioli, Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, and Seasonal Vegetables

Taste of Tuscany – $21.95

Caesar Salad, Italian Chicken with Puttanesca Sauce, Angel Hair Alfredo, and Skin on Garlic Mashed Potatoes Seasonal Vegetables

Breakfast & Brunch

Lite Breakfast – $6.95

Orange Juice, Assorted Danish, Muffins, Jellies, Butter, Regular, and Decaf Coffee

Continental – $1.95

Apple, Orange Juice, Assorted Breakfast Breads, Fresh Fruit, Regular, and Decal Coffee

Sunrise Breakfast – $9.95

Apple, Orange Juice, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Hash browns or Breakfast Potatoes, Breakfast Breads, Regular, and Decaf Coffee

Traditional Brunch – $16.95

Assorted Juices and Coffee, Seasonal Fresh Fruit  Assorted Breakfast Bread Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Roasted Chicken with Natural Jus, Grilled Salmon with Beurre Blanc, Green Bean Almandine, Mixed Green Salad

Gourmet Breakfast … $14.95

Assorted Juices and Coffee, Fresh Fruit, Breakfast Breads

Choice of one:
Ham and Cheese Quiche, Breakfast Strudel, Egg Strata, Custom Frittata

Choice of one: Hash browns, Breakfast Potatoes, Roasted Red Potatoes

Choice of one: Hickory Smoked Bacon, Sausage (Links or Patty), Country Ham, Chorizo with Caramelized Onion

Gourmet Brunch … $18.95

Assorted Juices and Coffee, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Assorted Breakfast Breads, Baked Egg, Ham & Swiss Strudel, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Sage Breakfast Sausage, Caprese Salad, Sautéed Chicken with Marsala Sauce, Grilled Sirloin or Seared Walleye, Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Seasonal Grilled Vegetables

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