Hot Buffet Packages

Many people erroneously think Gourmet Food Works and The Picnic Basket do only sandwiches and cold food, but nothing could be further from the truth!!  We offer several Hot Buffet Packages, including :

Continental Hot Buffet which is our most popular hot buffet package, offering a wide selection of tasty entrees and accompanying sides.

Gold Coast Hot Buffet is ideal for a more elegant and upscale event.  Generous portions of top-of-the-line entrees with impeccable presentation.

Jerusalem Combination Grill accentuates foods from the owners' native land, with a delicious selection of Middle Eastern kebobs, Saffron rice, salad and Pita Bread. The food is authentic, mouth-watering and so tasty!

Made To Order Pasta Station, gives your party a fun and festive atmosphere, as our chefs custom prepare each guests pasta just as they want.  It is a sight to see and oh so delicious!

Elegant Wedding Buffet has it all--appetizers, fruit, veggies, salads, signature entrees, carving stations and sides!  Not just for weddings, but suitable for those "special" occasions.

In addition, we can custom create a menu specific to your occasion or needs.

CONTINENTAL HOT BUFFET

CHOICE OF TWO ENTREES:

Slow Roasted Top Sirloin Italian Beef, served in Au Jus

Glazed Baked Honey BBQ Chicken

Grilled Mini Thin Sliced Bistro Steaks

Baked Cod w/ Spinach & Light Cream Sauce

Baked Mostaccioli w/ Parmesan & Provolone (Meat OR Meatless Sauce)

Garlic Crusted Butter Salmon Filet

Meat Lasagna Marinara

Thai Glazed Chicken

Homestyle Meatloaf

Bechamel Vegetable Lasagna

Pan Seared Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

Country Fried Chicken with large, generous pieces

Entrees come with choice of 4” Club Rolls, Garlic Bread or Assorted Dinner Rolls & Butter

CHOICE OF THREE:

Mandarin Orange & Caramelized Pecans Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing - Caesar Salad  -  Tossed Garden Salad 

 -  Grilled Vegetable Medley  -  Baked Parmesan Roasted Corn & Mushrooms  - Spicy Maple Glazed Carrots 

- Saffron Rice - Garlic Red Skin Mashed Potatoes - Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Platter - add $1.95 per person

 

Minimum of 20 people, increments of 5 

All Buffet Packages include high quality Caterware (plates, forks, knives, napkins and serving utensils)

 

GOLD COAST HOT BUFFET

CHOICE OF TWO ENTREES:

Tenderloin Beef Medallions Beef Loin Filet grilled over open-flame with herbs and spices and then roasted to medium-rare

Chicken Piccata seared chicken breast with mushroom sauce and capers

Garlic & Herb Roasted Argentinian Shrimp

Lemon Pepper Tilapia seared & served with mango salsa

Bistro Beef Shish-Kebob marinated in authentic Mediterranean Spices

Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken w/ Mozzarella

Seared Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Moroccan Braised Chicken with Apricots & Green Olives

Santa Fe Grilled Chicken

Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shank

Veal Scaloppine

Open Flame Grilled Salmon Kebobs

Slow Roasted Prime Rib (ADD $5 per person and cannot be combined with another Meat Entree)

 

 

CHOICE OF TWO HOT SIDES:
Saffron Rice  -  Encrusted Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese - Fettuccini Aglio - Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes - Smashed Rosemary Potatoes - Garlic Readskin Whipped Potatoes - Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni 

Grilled Vegetable Medley - Spicy Maple Glazed Carrots - Baked Zucchini & Provolone Oreganato - Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts - Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli OR Zucchini Wedges - Baked Parmesan Roasted Corn & Mushrooms

CHOICE OF ONE COLD SIDE:
Mandarin Orange  & Caramelized Pecans Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette
Pear, Pecan & Feta Salad  w/ Honey Dijon Dressing 

Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salad in Lime Vinaigrette  

Kale with Romano & Roasted Pine Nuts

 Curried Couscous with Cashews

Fresh Fruit Platter ADD $1.95 per person

Entrees come with Assorted Dinner Rolls & Butter

Minimum of 20 people, increments of 5

All Buffet Packages include high quality caterware (plates, forks, knives, napkins & serving utensils)

 

JERUSALEM COMBINATION GRILL

(Fresh flavors of Mediterranean cuisine)

APPETIZER:

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Accompanied by Toasted Pita Chips

ENTREES:
(Kebobs marinated in Middle Eastern spices. grilled to perfection and unskewered before serving for convenience)

Bistro Beef Kebobs butterflied mini steaks

Chicken Breast Kebobs 

Kofta Kebobs extra lean ground beef marinated in fresh herbs and spices & grilled over open flame

ALSO INCLUDES:

Saffron Rice with Peas and Shredded Carrots

Grilled Vegetables zucchini, squash, red and green peppers and red onions

Tahini Sauce  -  Hot Red Sauce

CHOICE OF ONE SALAD:

Mediterranean Greens with Feta Cheese & Kalamata olives in a minty light olive oil dressing

Fattoush finely chopped romaine & vegetables in Zatar vinaigrette w/ crispy pita chips

Tabbouleh finely chopped parsley, tomatoes & onions with bulgur in a light lime & olive oil dressing

Fresh Pita Bread

 

On premise grilling available for extra charge - Call for details

20 pp. min. drop-off, 50pp min. full service

 ADD:

Falafel $0.85 per person
Shawerma $1.95 per person
Fresh Fruit Tray $1.95 per person

All Buffet Packages include high quality caterware (plates, forks, knives, napkins & serving utensils)

ELEGANT WEDDING BUFFET

CHOICE OF FOUR:

Beef Brochettes  -  Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Cocktail Meatballs  -  Mini Spinach Quiche  -  Vegetable Samosas Hawaiian Chicken Brochettes  -  Fresh Crudites w/ dip
Fresh Fruit Garden  -  Imported & Domestic Cheeses w/ crackers Pistachio Chicken Pinwheels  -  BBQ Pulled Beef Tart - Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Pita Crostini

CHEF STATION -   CHOICE OF ONE:

Beef Tenderloin w/ creamy horseradish and AuJus on the side
Slow-Roasted Herbed Prime Rib
Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb

CHOICE OF TWO SALADS:
(one lettuce, one chef's choice)

Mandarin Orange  -  Pear, Pecan & Feta Salad  -  Spinach Caesar  -  Kale Salad w/ Roasted Pine Nuts & Romano  

CHOICE OF ONE:

Grilled Vegetables  -  Zucchini Oreganato  -  Sauteed Peas & Mushrooms Honey Glazed Baby Carrots  -  Assortment of Dinner Rolls & Butter  

CHOICE OF TWO:

Roasted Red Potatoes  -  Spaghetti Verde  -  Saffron Rice Whipped Garlic Red Potatoes  -  Basmati Rice with fresh dill Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni  -  Encrusted Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese

CHOICE OF TWO:

Citrus Salmon Filet  -  Butterfly Lemon & Herb Chicken Breast
Tilapia with Mango Salsa  -  Lamb Tikka Masala Chicken Piccata w/ mushroom gravy & capers  -  Bistro Beef Kebobs
Stuffed Chicken Breast Florentine  -  Mediterranean Chicken Kebobs - Moroccan Braised Chicken with Apricots, Green Olives & Moroccan spices

 Minimum 50 people, increments of 5

Plus Service Charge, Servers and Gratuity

Family Style Service Available - call for details 

Menu can be modified for Drop Off - Call for details and pricing

MADE-TO-ORDER PASTA STATION

Gourmet Food Works was the first to introduce this concept in 1980. Over the years our chefs have prepared this on-site for 1000's of satisfied customers. Each plate is uniquely created in front of each guest. This flavorful, festive and flamboyant presentation is a true crowd pleaser.

 (Full Service Only)

Minimum of 40 people, Plus Chef Charge and Gratuity

Extra Entree: Veal Parmesan @ $2.50 per person

Caesar Salad

Pastas:
Choice of Four

Radiatore  -  Seashells  -  Rainbow Rotini  -  Spaghetti
Egg & Spinach Fettucine  -  Cheese Tortellini
Angel Hair Linguine  -  Cheese Ravioli

Sauces:
Choice of Three

Marinara  -  Crab  -  Alfredo  -  Tomato Basil
Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo  -  Pesto
Olive Oil & Parmesan

Selection of Ingredients to include:

Parmesan Cheese  -  Sweet Peas  -  Mushrooms - Kalamata Olives
Fresh Spinach  -  Shredded Carrots  -  Crushed Garlic - Feta Cheese
Meatball Halves  -  Grilled Chicken  -  Shrimp

Also Includes:

Fresh Fruit Tray

Zucchini Oreganato

Garlic & Herb Bread

 (Full Service Only)

Minimum of 40 people, Plus Chef Charge and Gratuity

Extra Entree: Veal Parmesan @ $2.50 per person

THE “BUN HUGGERS”

CHOICE OF ONE:

8 oz. Angus Hamburger   
Mediterranean Turkey Burger    
Italian Chicken Breast
Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

 

CHOICE OF ONE

All Beef Hot Dogs 

Polish Sausage with Kraut

Fire Roasted Veggie Burger

Turkey Sausage

CHOICE OF TWO:

Vegetable Spaghetti Salad
Mexican Corn & Black Bean Salad
Seashell Pasta Parmesan Macaroni Salad Potato Salad Coleslaw
Sacramento Bean Salad

 

ALSO INCLUDES:

Watermelon Wedges

Relishes with pickles, olives, jalapeños, jardinière & Pepperoncinis
This package includes all necessary fresh buns and “The Works” including ketchup, mustard, relishes, onions, tomatoes and cheese

 High Quality Disposable Caterware

 Minimum of 50 people for on premise grilling

MEXICAN FIESTA BUFFET

We have created a distinctive, authentic Mexican fiesta with the freshest, authentic ingredients, up-to-date flavors & time-tested techniques.

CHOICE OF TWO ENTREES:

Cilantro Citrus Chicken 

Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas with peppers & onions

Grilled Chicken Breast Fajitas with peppers & onions

Beef OR Chicken Enchiladas

Beef Barbacoa

Baja Style Lime Wahoo Fish Tacos

Jumbo Oaxacan Grilled Shrimp

Seasoned Ground Beef Tacos with hard shell tortillas

Carne Asada premium tender skirt steak marinated in authentic Mexican spices and grilled to tender perfection

 

ALSO INCLUDES:
Mexican Corn & Black Bean Salad
Warm Flour Tortillas  -  Mexican Rice  -  Vegetarian Beans
Fresh Salsa  -  Guacamole  -  Sour Cream  -  Chopped Lettuce
Sliced Black Olives  -  Shredded Cheese

Minimum of 35 people, increments of 5 

 Made-To-Order Quesadillas also available (full-service only) 

 Refer to Mini Quesadilla Station (pg. 17) and call for pricing

APPETIZERS:
(Choice of Two - passed with full service)

Chipotle Churrasco Beef Kebobs  -  Chili Lime Chicken Skewers
Mini Chicken Quesadillas  -  Beef & Vegetable Empanadas

All Buffet Packages include high quality Caterware (plates, forks, knives, napkins and serving utensils)

TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY MENU

CHOICE OF TWO ENTREES:
Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce
Sliced Roast Beef with Gravy
Herb Roasted Chicken
Sliced Honey Glazed Ham
Baked Rigatoni in Roasted Butternut Squash Cream Sauce
Sliced Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly (Add $2.95 per person)

INCLUDED WITH SELECTED ENTREES:
Homemade Bread Stuffing
Whipped Garlic Red Potatoes and Gravy OR Rosemary Roasted Potato Wedges
Assorted Dinner Rolls & Butter

CHOICE OF THREE:
Buttered Corn
Glazed Midget Carrots
Sauteed Garden Vegetables
Sauteed Peas
Green Beans Almondine
Fresh Fruit Tray
Mixed Greens with Dressings on side
Mandarin Orange Salad with Dressing on the side

Disposable Caterware $13.95 per person

Minimum of 25 people

Additional Vegetable or Starch $1.95 per person

Additional Entrée: $2.95 per person

ECONOMY HOLIDAY MENU

CHOICE OF ONE ENTREE:
Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce
Sliced Roast Beef with Gravy
Herb Roasted Chicken
Sliced Honey Glazed Ham

INCLUDED WITH SELECTED ENTREES:
Homemade Bread Stuffing
Whipped Mashed Potatoes and Gravy OR Rosemary Roasted Potato Wedges
Dinner Rolls & Butter

CHOICE OF TWO:
Buttered Corn
Sauteed Peas
Green Beans Almondine
Fresh Fruit Tray
Tossed Garden Salad with Dressings on side

Disposable Caterware $11.95 per person

Minimum of 25 people

Additional Vegetable or Starch $1.75 per person

Additional Entrée: $2.75 per person 

HOT ENTREES

ROAST SIRLOIN ITALIAN BEEF
Sliced & served in Au Jus with grilled peppers & onions. Comes with sweet peppers, jalapeños, sliced 4" Club rolls and extra juice on the side
Small    $59.50    Serves 18 – 20
Large    $84.50    Serves 28 – 30
Comes with sweet peppers, jalapenos,
sliced 4” Club rolls and extra juice on the side.
 

GRILLED CHICKEN FETTUCINE ALFREDO

w/ sun-dried tomatoes)
$63.50.    Serves 18 – 20  

BEEF TENDERLOIN PLATTER

Medium rare tenderloin medallions served with chilled balsamic asparagus tips and 2 dozen mini-rolls & creamy horseradish on the side
 $79.50

KEBOBS
(all served with saffron rice, grilled vegetables and garlic crostini)

6 oz. Jumbo Beef Tenderloin     $84.50    Serves 15 

6 oz. Mediterranean Chicken  $75.50     Serves 15

6 oz. Extra Jumbo Shrimp     $120.00     Serves 10

6 oz. Fresh Salmon                 $118.00    Serves 10 

                                                                                Mini Bistro Steak                     $59.50      Serves 15

 

GRILLED CHICKEN BREASTS

                                                                                   Italian or Lemon Herb    Serves 15   $32.50

                                                                                HOMESTYLE MEATLOAF

                                                                                                      Serves 10    $37.50

BALSAMIC GLAZED CAPRESE CHICKEN

Serves 15       $57.50

LASAGNA
(Vegetarian OR Meat)      $48.50        Serves 18 – 20  

MOSTACCIOLI
(Meat OR Meatless)          $42.75        Serves 20 – 25  

ENCRUSTED GOURMET MAC & CHEESE

Serves 20 - 25      $42.75

COUNTRY FRIED CHICKEN

22 Large Pieces      $45.50

WHOLE QUICHE - 9” deep dish

Broccoli, Crab, Ham or Spinach    $17.50     Serves 4 - 6