High-End Fundraising Gala

The Event: A high-end annual fundraising gala for a local non-profit. The client was interested in a buffet, but was worried it wouldn’t seem upscale. We proposed a station-style layout with different items available at scattered locations throughout the event. Additionally, several were action stations were included to allow attendees to further customize their selections.

The Menu:

Premium Hors d’Ouevres Selection:

    • French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms with Grated Parmesan
    • Balsamic Glazed Strawberries with Peppered Goat Cheese on Croustini
    • Pesto Skewer with Cheese Tortellini, Mozzarella, and Tomato

Hand-Tossed Salad Action Station:

    • Spinach and Arugula Salad with Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Toasted Pecans, and Lemon Vinaigrette
    • Seasonal Field Green Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers, and Calamata Olives with Scratch Buttermilk Ranch

Signature Silver Chafer Buffet:

    • Chicken Tenderloins in Mushroom Dijon Cream Sauce
    • Sauteed Wild Rice with Water Chestnuts and Herbs
    • Sugar-Seared Broccoli Spears

Block-Cut Peppered New York Strip Carving Station:

    • Grilled with Peppers and Herbs, and sliced to order
    • Served with Dollar Rolls, Cabernet Cherry Chutney, and Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Tuscan Pasta Action Station:

    • Farfalle and Whole Wheat Penne finished to order with your selection of accompaniments
    • Selections include Chicken, prosciutto, seasonal vegetables, and our signature spinach pesto and marinara sauces

Summer Favorites Dessert Station:

    • Flourless Chocolate Decadence Bites with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing
    • Classic Key Lime Bars
    • Crumbled Bacon Chocolate Bars

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