Family Style Catering

Family style catering is in some ways similar to plated dinner catering. Guests will also be seated at a table typically with a salad or starter. Once this course has been enjoyed, servers will bring out large serving platters which are passed around, not unlike a special home-cooked meal that you may have enjoyed at your mom’s house with relatives or friends.

Family-style catering is a more relaxed and interactive approach to dining, especially if not everyone is acquainted with one another.

Contact Us at 858-488-1725 to arrange a delicious Family Style Catering Menu..


  • In contrast to plated dinner catering, there won’t be a need to ask guests to choose their preferred entrée before the event. This will cut down on the cost of managing the catering details including the need for place-cards.
  • Unlike a buffet, guests don’t need to wait in-line for food. Family-style catering also fosters more conversation and its similarity to enjoying a home-cooked meal makes it all the more relaxing.


  • You may need larger tables to handle the serving platters after they’ve been passed around. This may or may not involve more cost depending on your venue and the size of the event.
  • Family-style catering will require more staff than buffet-style catering but fewer than plated dinner catering.
Family Style

Family Style Catering Menu Sample


Ancho Chile Chicken
with Jack Cheese Velouté

Mediterranean Chicken Roulade

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Provençale

Lemon Chicken Tagine

Grilled Chicken Breast with Basil Aioli

Roasted Pork Loin

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Grilled Flat Iron Steak

Traditional Roast Beef
with Creamy Horseradish and Demi-Glace (Carved by Chef)

Filet of Beef Wellington

Smoked Salmon Pasta or Primavera

Citrus-Marinated Grilled Salmon
with Papaya Salsa

Baked Salmon Filet Dijonnaise

Macadamia-Crushed Mahi Mahi

Grilled Fresh Local Sea Bass
with Papaya Salsa or Beurre Blanc

Salmon Matelote
Poached or Sautéed

Options available



Ratatouille and Quinoa

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Portabella Vegetarian Napoleon


Potatoes Au Gratin Timbale

Your Choice of Risotto

Rosemary New Potatoes

Twice Baked Yukon Gold Potatoes

Fingerling Braised Potatoes

Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cauliflower

Glazed Carrot and Fresh Green Beans

Grilled Vegetables

Ginger Carrot Filled Zucchini

Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Winter Root Vegetables


Pomegranate Mixed Green Salad

Iceberg Wedge Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Elario’s Salad

Caesar Salad

Mozzarella Tomato Caprese Ensalata

Arugula Persimmon Salad

Catering Quote

    Wedding, Memorial, Birthday, Grand Opening, Office Party, Dinner at home...

    Location name such as Home , Business or Venue

    Beverage Set Up, Beer, Wine Bar, Full Bar...

    Bakery Hours Of Operation:

    • Monday – Tuesday: 7AM – 7PM
    • Wednesday to Sunday: 7AM – 9PM

    Restaurant Hours Of Operation:

    • Monday and Tuesday: 9AM – 3PM
    • Wednesday to Sunday: 9AM – Close
    • Brunch: 9AM – 3PM – view menu
    • Dinner Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 4PM – 9PM view menu
    • Happy Hour: 3:PM – 6PM

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