Popular Breaks and Snacks Popular Breaks and Snacks

Beverages

sold by the gallon, serves approximately 15 people
  • Urn of hot water, Lipton, herbal teas, brewed Arabica coffee regular or decaffeinated - 22.00
  • Hot Chocolate - 22.00
  • Assorted 10 oz. bottles of juice: orange, grapefruit, apple, cranberry - 2.50 each
  • Bulk Juice: orange, apple, cranberry or tomato per gallon - 12.00
  • Bottled Spring water - 2.00
  • Lemonade per gallon - 21.00
  • Fresh brewed iced tea per gallon - 19.00
  • Canned soft drinks - 2.00
Fruit and Yogurt

From our bakery

  • mini scones - 1.25
  • large muffins - 2.00  mini muffins - 0.50
  • bagels with cream cheese (plain or assorted) - 1.50
  • cinnamon rolls - 1.50
  • petite danish - 1.25
  • granola bars - 1.50
  • brownie with powdered sugar - 1.50
  • cookies - .85
  • creamy lemon bars - 1.50
  • gluten free items - $ up-charge

Continental Breakfast

Assorted pasties may include: scones, danish, doughnut holes & muffins.  Fresh fruit tray, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, assorted teas, chilled assorted bottled juice - 8.00 per person.

Add:  individual Greek yogurt containers - 1.50 each

 
  Breakfast and Brunch Breakfast and Brunch

* buffet minimum of 25 guests.  Price based per person.

The Midwestern

Fresh cut seasonal fruit with Princess dressing, assorted petite muffins, Danish pastries, and cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and sausage link or patty, sliced American fries, fresh brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, hot tea, milk, chilled assorted bottled juices, and ice water - 15.00 Coffee

The Capital

Scrambled eggs, crispy bacon or sausage link or patty, seasoned cubed breakfast potatoes, French toast with maple syrup, seasonal fruit, pastries, fresh brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, assorted teas, chilled assorted bottled juices - 15.00

The Prairie

Fresh sliced melons, pineapples, orange wedges, strawberries, and grapes with princess dressing, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage with buttermilk biscuits and gravy, seasoned breakfast potatoes, assorted preserves and butter, fresh brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, hot tea, milk, chilled assorted bottled juices, and ice water - 16.00

The Healthier Side

Diced fresh fruit and berries, Greek yogurt with granola, hard boiled eggs, whole grain bagels with light cream cheese, fresh brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, assorted teas, chilled assorted bottled juices - 13.00

Bagel Bar

Assortment of Bagels with butter, cream cheese and jellies.  Seasonal fresh fruit tray, fresh brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, assorted teas, chilled assorted bottled juices - 12.00

Chef-attended exhibition omelet station :  additional $7 per person on any hot breakfast buffet

 
  Soups and Sandwiches Soups and Sandwiches

Signature SoupSandwich

Minimum of 25 people Midwest vegetable , roasted corn chowder, loaded baked potato, Asian hot and sour, beef and barley, herbed tomato bisque, cream of broccoli, Louisiana gumbo, or soup du jour - 4.50

Deli Buffet

  • Combination of: freshly sliced hickory smoked turkey breast, shaved ham, top round roast beef, and hard salami. Includes: sliced onions, tomatoes, crisp lettuce, dill pickle slices, brown mustard, mayonnaise packs, honey mustard, and chipotle ranch or pesto mayo.
  • Cheese: cheddar, provolone, Swiss, pepper jack or American
  • A variety of fresh breads including: whole wheat, white, rye, sour dough, or sweet French sub
  • Fresh fruit compote, potato salad or pasta salad, assorted fresh baked cookies, brownies, or creamy lemon bars
  • Freshly brewed coffee, iced tea, and water - 15.00

Sandwich Options

Talk to Catering sales for selections.

Boxed Lunches

Breads and sides must be the same for the entire order.  Sandwiches are made with whole wheat sub rolls with lettuce and tomato.  Choice of sandwich;  roast beef, turkey, ham, chicken salad or vegetarian.  Includes potato chips and seasonal fruit, potato salad or pasta salad, cookie and beverage - 12.00

 
  Fresh from the Garden Fresh from the Garden

Salads include Artisan breads and choice of dressing.

Grilled Chicken, Salmon or Shrimp Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar salad tossed in our Caesar dressing with grilled chicken breast, salmon fillet or shrimp topped with shaved parmesan cheese and croutons - 14.00

Cashew Chicken Salad

Mixed greens, topped with marinated and grilled chicken breast, mandarin oranges, cashews, chow mein noodles, vegetables, and Asian ginger scallion dressing - 12.00

Greek Chicken Salad

Romaine with grilled marinated chicken with artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese with Greek dressing - 13.00

Alà Carte Side Salads

Caesar Salad

Classic salad with Romaine, special Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and homemade croutons - 4.00

Tuscan

Romaine and leaf lettuce, sliced Roma tomatoes, slivered red onions, shredded parmesan cheese and croutons, sweet vinaigrette - 4.50

Garden Tossed

Blend of three greens, sliced cucumbers, tomato wedges, carrots, red cabbage, feather shredded cheddar cheese with choice of dressing - 4.00

Spring Mesclun *served all year*

Gourmet baby greens, with a medley of dried fruits, mandarin oranges, pecans, Havarti cheese julienne, with choice of dressing - 4.75

Spinach Tossed

Baby spinach with sliced hard-boiled egg, grape tomatoes, red onions, sliced strawberries, and crispy bacon, topped with poppy seed dressing - 4.00

A K Tossed

Chopped kale and arugula tossed with grape tomatoes, shaved red onions, shredded carrots and sliced almonds, topped with a vinaigrette - 4.00

Additional Salad Dressing Selection:

  • Buttermilk Ranch
  • Golden Italian
  • Bleu Cheese
  • Poppy Seed
  • French
  • Parmesan Peppercorn
  • Honey Mustard
  • Sweet Tuscan
  • Raspberry, Champagne or Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Vidalia Onion

 
  Classic Buffet Service Classic Buffet Service

All buffets are priced per person (25 person minimum) All buffets may include dinner rolls and beverages.  Unless otherwise designated, salads, sides and desserts may be added for an additional charge Unless otherwise designated, salads, sides and desserts may be added for an additional charge Place Setting

The French Quarter

Ponchatoula salad with mixed greens, strawberries, red peppers, carrots, and sweet, Creole vinaigrette, marinated vegetable salad, Louisiana Gumbo, grilled chicken Tchoupotoulas, down and dirty rice, roast corn maque choux, roasted pecan sautéed green beans, bread pudding with bourbon sauce - 20.00

Cape Cod

Corn chowder, fresh greens with vegetables, cranberries and dressings, roast chicken with apple cider sauce. Maryland crab cakes with red bell pepper aioli, garlic lemon new potatoes, green peas with mushrooms and almonds, steamed medley of broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, hot apple cider crisp with vanilla ice cream - 20.00

Asian Express

Asian salad, Szechuan beef and broccoli and General Tso's Chicken, vegetable fried rice or lo mein, egg rolls, pot stickers and dipping sauces, Asian stir fried vegetables, Mandarin sweets - 19.00

Rail Splitter

Fresh fruit compote, potato salad, BBQ breast of chicken, sliced smoked beef brisket, buttered corn, smothered green beans, bacon, and onions, creamy macaroni and cheese, cornbread and assorted cheesecakes - 21.00

Taste of India

Chicken Tikka Masala or Chicken Vindaloo, Vegetable Biryani, Basmati Rice, Naan bread, yogurt dip.  Includes dessert - 18.00

Salad and Baked Potato Bar

Vegetarian bean chili, baked potatoes, romaine lettuce, grilled chicken and beef strips, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, broccoli, tomatoes, green onions, parmesan & cheddar cheese and croutons accompanied by ranch dressing - 15.00

Southwestern Grill

Fresh cut fruit tray, Southwest pasta salad, soft, warm flour tortillas and crispy taco shells, seasoned taco beef and grilled fajita chicken with peppers, toppings: grated cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos, black olives, sour cream, and guacamole, Texas rice, cake and fresh tortilla chips sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar - 15.00

Little Italy

Italian style salad with sliced Roma tomatoes, croutons, parmesan cheese, shaved red onions, green olives and sweet Tuscany dressing, penne pasta salad with vegetables and tomatoes, baked lasagna with meat sauce, grilled basil chicken, rice pilaf with sun dried tomatoes, sautéed Italian vegetable medley with balsamic vinegar, lemon chiffon torte with raspberry sauce - 19.00

The Homestead (Choice of Two Entrées):

Slow cooked beef pot roast, crispy fried chicken or meatloaf.  Served with choice of two: mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, red skin potatoes and carrots, seasoned country style green beans with bacon and onions, includes tossed green salad, warm roll and butter, assorted cookies, brownie, or warm fruit cobbler - 21.00

The All American Grill

Green tossed salad with Ranch dressing, potato salad, house made potato chips, hamburgers, hot dogs, assorted condiments and buns, brownies, iced tea and lemonade - 15.00

Pasta Bar

Classic Caesar salad, choice of two pastas (fettuccine, penne, spaghetti, bow tie or cheese tortellini), choice of two sauces (marinara, Alfredo, pesto, Bolognese), choice of two meats (meatballs, Italian chicken, Italian sausage), garlic bread, brownies or cookies - 14.00

VegetablesBuffet Enhancements

your choice a la carte 2.00

Potatoes

Rosemary roast potatoes, twice baked potatoes, baked potatoes, parmesan potato planks, Lyonnaise potatoes, baked sweet potatoes served with butter and brown sugar, and hash brown gratin

Selection of mashed potatoes

Classic with cream and butter, bleu cheese red skin mashed, mashed Yukon gold with garlic topped with olive oil and fresh basil

Rice and grain dishes

Vegetable rice pilaf, vegetable Jambalaya, Risotto, Quinoa, Basmati Rice

Pasta dishes

Pasta steamed with herbs and olive oil, Israeli cous cous pilaf, lemon orzo, fettuccini Florentine, mac n cheese

Vegetables

Sautéed green beans with pecans or bacon and onions, broccoli and cauliflower, buttered sweet corn, roasted root vegetables, asparagus, carrots with the choice of dill butter, or cinnamon glaze

Vegetable medleys

  • Italian - zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, onions, red peppers, cauliflower
  • Midwestern - carrots, roasted corn, and tomatoes
  • West Coast - spinach, beets, squash, peppers, artichoke hearts
  • Whole earth - roasted root vegetable with carrots, beets, squashes, turnips, parsnips

 
  Luncheons Luncheons

All meals are priced per person (25 person minimum) includes dinner rolls and beverages. Unless otherwise designated, salads, sides and desserts may be added for an additional charge.

Poultry selections

  • Miami Citrus Chicken - citrus marinated and grilled, boneless chicken breast topped with a mirepoix of chopped mango, strawberry, and pineapple - 12.00
  • Teriyaki Chicken - marinated and grilled boneless breast, served with grilled pineapple and a slightly spicy oriental BBQ sauce - 12.00
  • Chicken Louisianan - seasoned and grilled chicken breast, accompanied with shrimp and crawfish in a light and flavorful Cajun cream sauce - 13.00
  • Acapulco Chicken - marinated boneless chicken, grilled, and topped with a gratin of goat cheese, chorizo, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and a southwest style cream sauce - 12.00
  • Chicken Romana - grilled boneless chicken, served with tomato sauce, topped with fresh mozzarella, roasted garlic and pesto drizzle - 12.00
  • Chicken Marsala - boneless chicken breasts, seasoned and sauteed with a rich Marsala wine sauce with mushrooms and pearl onions - 10.00
  • Chicken ala Greque-marinated chicken, grilled and accompanied with a melange of artichokes, kalamata olives, peppers, in an oregano-garlic glaze - 11.00
  • Apple Almond Turkey-tender roasted turkey breast, sliced and served with an apple and raisin compote, along with a honey almond sauce - 11.00

Pork selections

  • Grilled Pork Bayou Teché - twin medallions of pork loin, served with a Creole mustard cream sauce, julienne pickles and bell peppers - 13.00
  • Roast Pork Waldorf - roasted loin of pork, carved and served with apples, walnuts, and celery in a lightly sweetened herb cream sauce - 13.00
  • Rosemary Roast Pork - marinated and roasted pork loin, served with a savory herb jus and sun dried tomatoes - 12.00
  • Apricot Pork - grilled medallions of pork, served with a sherry apricot glaze, poached apricots, raisins and shallots - 13.00
  • Roast Pork Cape Cod - boneless loin, seasoned and roasted to medium, knapped with a cranberry port wine sauce with roasted walnuts - 9.00
  • Prime Rib of Pork - bone in roasted rack of pork, cut into chops, served with a red wine jus and mushrooms - 12.00
  • Roast Pork with red onion jam - herb rubbed, roasted and carved, served with a sweet and tart, caramelized onion preserve - 11.00

Beef selections

  • Roast Round of beef chasseur - sliced roast beef, roasted and served with a sauce of Demi-glace, white wine, tomatoes, mushroom and onions - 11.00
  • Roast Strip Loin of beef - smoked, seasoned, and slow roasted, a half-pound cut is served with a piquant peppercorn mushroom demi-glace - 18.00
  • Filet Mignon - the tenderest cut of beef, seasoned with our own house herb rub, grilled and served with a mushroom red wine sauce.  At market price.
  • Roast Rib of Beef - 8 oz. slice is served with a rich rosemary au jus and horseradish sauce - 21.00

Pasta selections

  • Beef Lasagna - topped with a light marinara sauce, and garlic breadsticks - 11.00
  • Vegetable Lasagna - topped with a light Alfredo sauce, and garlic breadsticks - 11.00
  • Chicken and Fettuccini Gorgonzola- grilled chicken over fettuccini alfresco tossed with Italian gorgonzola cheese - 13.00
  • Portobello Ravioli Primavera - stuffed pasta pouches, tossed with fresh sautéed vegetables in pesto olive oil - 13.00
  • Creole Linguini Atchafalaya - shrimp, tuna, and scallops, with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and celery, tossed with pasta and a spicy Creole herb sauce - 14.00
  • Greek Chicken and orzo pilaf - rice shaped pasta with chunky tender chicken, plentiful vegetables and herbs, cooked in a rich chicken broth - 13.00
  • Chicken and Tortellini Formaggio-julienne chicken, four cheeses:  Swiss, mozzarella, parmesan, and a touch of bleu, tossed with pasta, cream and spices - 9.00
  • Farfalle Pasta Nouvelle-bow tie noodles, abundance of vegetables, wild mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, feta cheese and lemon - 9.00
  • Ultimate Mac and Cheese-chicken, sausage and shrimp, mushrooms, asparagus, and peppers, along with gemelli pasta, in a light herbed smoked cheddar cheese sauce - 10.00

Seafood selections

  • Atlantic Tilapia - 11.00 - choose your preparation:
    • lemon pepper baked with dill sauce
    • panko crusted with garlic herb butter
    • Cajun bronzed with lemon and parsley
  • Salmon - 15.00 - choose your preparation:
    • Grilled with herbs and lemon butter
    • Bourbon pecan maple glazed
    • Marinated, pan seared with Asian miso, sesame seeds, and scallions
  • Shrimp and scallop risotto - creamy Arborio rice, with shrimp and scallops, tomatoes, red onions, zucchini, kalamata olives, and parmesan cheese - 13.00
  • Chesapeake Crab Cakes - flaky and delicious, pan fried classic served over a smoked tomato sauce, with pine nuts and leeks - 11.00

 
  Hors D’oeuvres Hors D’oeuvres

Our dazzling display of buffet style hors d’oeuvres serves 50 unless otherwise noted.

Cold Hors D’oeuvres

  • Devilled eggs - 35.00 classic or with smoked salmon mousse
  • Bruschetta - 60.00 fresh tomato and cheese with crostini
  • Fresh fruit kabobs with yogurt dip - 50.00
  • Silver Dollar size sandwich assortment - 48.00
  • Seared scallops with dill cream - 85.00
  • Shrimp cocktail shooters - 90.00
  • Assorted deli wraps - 55.00
Shrimp

Hot Hors D’eourves

  • Assorted baby quiche - 70.00
  • Vegetable or pork egg rolls - 50.00
  • Honey battered chicken drumettes - 60.00
  • Fried ravioli, beef or cheese served with marinara  - 45.00
  • Fried mozzarella cheese sticks served with marinara - 45.00
  • Savory Meatballs - 45.00 sweet and sour BBQ marinara
  • Chicken wings, buffalo or BBQ - 80.00
  • Brie & Pear fillo purses with toasted almonds - 75.00
  • Rumaki: bacon wrapped scallops - 75.00 or bacon wrapped date or water chestnut - 65.00
  • Stuffed mushrooms - 65.00 crab imperial Italian sausage and marinara
  • Pot stickers with ginger soy sauce - 65.00
  • Vegetable spring rolls - 55.00
  • Rustic flatbread with tomatoes, olives, goat cheese, peppers - 65.00
  • Baked Brie en croute, French bread, red onion jam - 65.00
  • Gourmet sliders - 4.50 each Angus beef tenderloin with caramelized onions and jack cheese Blackened salmon with asparagus and sun dried tomatoes Grilled turkey and Havarti with cranberry mayo
Hors D'oeuvres

Displays (mirrors, blocks and trays)

  • Fresh sliced seasonal fruit with yogurt dip
  • Fresh raw vegetable crudité, relishes, and dips
  • Domestic and imported Artisan cheese block displays - French bread/crackers
  • Charcuterie & Artisan cheese block displays - 95.00
    • Small (serves 25) - 50.00
    • Large (serves 70) - 95.00
  • Charcuterie assortments available (ask for selections and market price)
  • Marinated grilled vegetables (serves approximately 50) - 75.00
  • Smoked salmon plank with appropriate accompaniments - 90.00
  • Maize and Blue Tortilla chips with salsa  - 32.00
  • House made potato chips with French onion dip - 32.00
  • Sun dried red pepper hummus with toasted pita chips - 32.00
  • Mixed nuts - 10.00 per lbs.

Chef’s Carving Station

* minimum of 50 guests *one hour service

Beef : (serves approximately 50)

  • Medium rare roast top round of beef or Strip Loin - 495.00
  • Prime Rib with Bordelaise sauce or Rosemary Jus and Horseradish sauce - 495.00
  • Herb crusts roast tenderloin of beef - 495.00 Served with béarnaise
  • Honey roasted bone in country ham - 295.00 Dijon/ maple mayo/ buttermilk biscuits
  • Roasted breast of turkey - 295.00 Cranberry-Orange Relish, Dijon Mustard and Natural Gravy
  • Dry rubbed and smoked, roast loin of pork - 250.00 Creole mustard/ BBQ sauce/
Chef's Carving Station

 
  Desserts Selections Desserts Selections

Pie

Gourmet Tortes (check for sinful selection!) - 4.50 per person

  • Lemon chiffon wedge over raspberry sauce, Red Velvet, Double Chocolate, Carrot, Tiramisu
  • Assorted pies: Chocolate, lemon meringue, coconut cream, cookies & cream, chocolate mint and Boston cream

Sweet Treats

  • Tuxedo dipped strawberries - 80.00
  • Fresh bake brownies - 42.50
  • Lemon bars with powdered sugar - 42.50
  • Assorted cookies - 10.20 per dozen

Miniature Desserts

  • Assorted cheesecake bites - 75.00
  • Turtle caramel filled chocolate cups - 65.00
  • Petite chocolate éclairs - 45.00
  • Petite cream puffs - 45.00
  • Assorted petit fours - 42.50
  • Blondie toffee crunch bars - 42.50
  • Caramel apple dessert bars - 42.50

Dessert Stations

*50 guest minimum
  • Cheesecake - 5.50 per guest Cheesecake bar with chocolate, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, caramel sauces, pecans, chocolate chips and whipped cream
  • Sweet Station - 6.50 per guest Chocolate éclairs, blondie toffee crunch, fruit tarts, fruit kabobs, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and cream puffs
  • Ice Cream Sundae Bar - 6.50 per guest Vanilla ice cream with toppings - chocolate, caramel, strawberry, whipped cream, chopped nuts and maraschino cherries
Cheesecake

 
  Bar Service Bar Service

Bars can be provided for your event. Bars may be open bar (hosted), cash bar, or a combination.  A flat rate of $100.00 for bar setup and break down will apply to all events.  Additional fees may apply for extended hours of service.

Consumption & Cash Bars

Consumption Bar - For those who wish to pay for each drink their guests actually consume.  Liquor is charged by the tenth of the bottle.  Wine is charged by the number of bottles opened.  Beer is charged by the bottle. Cash Bar - For those who wish for their guests to pay for their own drinks.

Bottled Beer

  • Domestic - 4.00/bottle
  • Micro Brews/Imported - 5.00/bottle

Mixed drinks

Our bars offer the following spirits for drinks:
  • Rum
  • Amaretto
  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Whiskey
  • Scotch
Call brand liquors - 6.00 Premium liquors - 7.00

Signature Drinks

This is a fun way to bring the color palate of your event to your guests.  Signature drinks come in many styles and types.  We can create fun drinks based on your favorite libation.  Signature drinks are a custom menu item.

Wine

*sold by the bottle except for cash bars in which it is $5 per glass
  • Red Wine (California)
  • Merlo, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • White Wine (California)
  • White Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Moscato

Vintage, Illinois, and Sparkling Wine are available upon request

*Our catering department will be happy to assist you in the selection of wine to complement your banquet or reception.

All Food and Beverages are subject to 20% service charge and 9.75 % sales tax.

Please contact Randy Williams at (217) 206-7741 or rwill6@uis.edu for more information or to place an order for your event.