Making a menu is really the best part of throwing a party, or at least it should be.  The food at a party is more than food, it’s a conversation piece.  Having a theme will always offer great direction for all aspects of an event – the music, decor, color – but it will especially help you conceive the menu.  Keep it simple and keep it tight.  You’ll always have more ideas than you can execute.  Here are some important tips:

– Before you settle on the menu, decide how you will serve
– Make sure there are vegetarian and even vegan options
– Always offer some fresh items
– Look to create various colors and textures

Here are a few of our favorite menus:


Performance Gourmet Taco Bar
Griddled Flour & Corn tortillas
Grilled & Performance Carved Tequila-Lime Chicken
or Roasted Pacific Mahi Mahi

Gourmet condiments
Sautéed Peppers, Onions & Mushrooms, Shredded Romaine & Red Cabbage, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Diced Roma Tomatoes, Clay Pot Black Beans, Chopped Cilantro, Spanish Rice, Sour Cream, Diced Onion

Mojito Melon Salsa
Diced watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, cucumber & red onion, tossed with fresh lemon juice & mint

Pico de Gallo
Chopped summer tomatoes, jalapenos, shallots, & cilantro tossed with fresh lime juice, salt & pepper

Mesquite Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Skewer
Rubbed with Latin spices & drizzled with citrus juices

Homemade Masa steamed in corn husks with Anaheim Chile & Roasted Corn

Hearts of Palm Salad
Butter lettuce, hearts of palm, red-yellow watermelon & heirloom tomatoes with Manchego cheese & citrus vinaigrette

Grilled ‘Cesar’ Salad
Grilled hearts of romaine, classic Caesar dressing, diced avocado & cotija cheese


Pulled Brisket Sliders
With apple slaw

Cheddar Cheese Grit Cake
Crispy white cheddar cheese grit cake topped with blackened shrimp coleslaw

Crab Cake
With Remoulade sauce

Petite Chicken Pot Pies
Mini pastry shells with breast of chicken, vegetables & and homemade gravy

Duo of Sausages
Andouille and Boudon Blanc sausages served on Creole rice cake with stone ground bourbon mustard

Baby New Double Stuffed Potatoes
Filled with sour cream, chives and smoked bacon

Chicken & Waffle Skewers
With Maple Glaze Reduction



Chocolate Brownie Pudding
Vanilla Bean Whipped Crème

Red, White, & Blueberry Cobbler
Seasonal berries baked in flaky crust, topped with a cinnamon-brown sugar crumble, served with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Hostess Cupcakes
Chocolate cake with a vanilla buttercream center & topped with chocolate ganache

Raspberry Shortcake
Red Velvet cake layered with fresh raspberries & whipped cream

Limoncello Tiramisu
with fresh boysenberries and red currant compote.

Butter cookie, topped with sanding sugars in red, white & blue


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