Buffet Dinner Menus Fall 2020 Winter 2021
Our dinner menu buffet price per guest includes:
Linen for one buffet set up in theme colors and all necessary serving equipment. If more than one buffet is required, there may be additional charges for linen and chafers.
Basic decorations for the buffet such as our faux Fall greenery and candles
Menu pricing is based on a minimum of 40 guests
Iced Tea and Coffee are included with dinner menus
Tableware is not included. Please select from our Place Setting Options List.
Servers are also not included in the per guest price. Please see our Set Up, Retrieval and Server Options List
Autumn in the Bluegrass
Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin
slow roasted and served with
Henry Bains sauce and horseradish cream
Woodford Reserve Marinated Pork Tenderloin
slow roasted and topped with
apple & pear chutney
Kale & Shredded Brussel Sprouts Salad
baby kale, shredded brussel sprouts, craisins, candied bacon, walnuts and bleu cheese crumbles served with cranberry vinaigrette
Baked Autumn Pasta
with cremini mushrooms, spinach,
butternut squash & three cheeses
topped with bread crumbs and
Kentucky Corn Pudding
Sauteed Green Beans
with country ham & shallots
Warm Yeast Rolls with Butter
Tuscany in Autumn
Herbs de Provence Roasted Beef Tenderloin
with accompaniments of artichoke & grape tomato caprese and roasted red pepper aioli
(sliced and served at room temperature)
delicately seasoned boneless chicken breast
filled with spinach, parmesano reggianno and prosciutto served on a bed of orzo and laced
with a creamy lemon sage sauce
Apple, Red Onion & Fennel Salad
served on a bed of field Greens with candied walnuts and honey apple vinaigrette
Green Beans, Butter Nut Squash,
Pancetta & Shallots
sauteed in a balsamic fig glaze
Baked Linguini Pie
baked linguini pasta and cheeses complimented with fresh herbs, asparagus, & roma tomatoes
Artisan Breads & Butter
Penne with Crimini Mushrooms and Chicken
in a Vodka Sauce
Baked Cavatappi with Spinach and
Sun Dried Tomatoes
with grape tomatoes, shredded parmesan, red onion and our homemade parmesan garlic croutons served with creamy parmesan peppercorn dressing
Italian Vegetable Medley
zucchini,yellow squash, red pepper and red onion sauteed in a lemon basil butter sauce and dusted with grated parmesan
Southwest Chipotle Chicken and
Black Bean Enchiladas
corn tortillas filled with spicy chipotle chicken, black beans, pico de gallo, an queso fresco
and topped with a creamy verde sauce
Ancho Chile Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
topped with chunky avocado salsa and served on a bed of cumin scented confetti rice
Corn, Red Pepper and Zucchini Medley
in a cilantro lime butter sauce
leafy greens, grape tomatoes, black olives, green onions and shredded cojack cheese served with a creamy jalapeno dressing
Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins
Tour of The Mediterranean
Roasted Pork Tenderloin
with a basil, tomato and artichoke sauce
Lemon Sage Chicken
marinated in white wine, olive oil and baked then topped with a lemon sage cream sauce and served
on a bed of confetti orzo
roasted potatoes with shallots, rosemary
and thyme tossed with sauteed
green beans and sun dried tomatoes
Greek Leafy Salad
with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, feta crumbles, red onions, kalamata olives and pepper rings served
with our balsamic vinaigrette
Artisan Bread with Butter
Cranberry Cornbread Stuffed
chicken breast rolled with cranberry cornbread stuffing, baked and sliced into medallions and topped with a cranberry marsala sauce
Braised Beef Tips
slow roasted and served in a demi glaze
with horseradish on the side
Baked Autumn Pasta
with cremini mushrooms, spinach, butternut squash & three cheeses topped with bread crumbs and pumpkin seeds
Lemon Pepper Parmesan Broccoli
Apple, Bleu Cheese, Pear and Walnut Salad
served with honey apple vinaigrette
Baguette Bread with Butter
The menu price per guest is for food only. Tableware, servers, guest table linen and guest table decor are priced separately. All items except labor are subject to sales tax. The menu price per guest does include a beautiful buffet set up with linen, ornate chafers, candles and fresh greenery.
Place Setting Options
(Place setting price does not include tax or rental company delivery fee)
Place Setting Option I - Full China $10 per guest
Includes 4 plates- salad, dinner, dessert and bread & butter; flatware - salad, dinner & dessert forks, knife & spoon; tea goblet; water goblet, wine goblet, coffee cup & saucer and linen napkin
Place Setting Option II - Buffet China $8 per guest
Includes 2 plates- 10" buffet plate & 7" dessert plate; flatware - dinner fork, knife, & spoon, linen napkin, dessert fork served with dessert, iced tea goblet and an Irish coffee mug
Place Setting Option III - Nice Disposable Classicware $4 per guest
Includes Classicware extra heavyweight clear disposable 10 1/4" dinner plate, 6" dessert plate; faux silver fork, knife & spoon, a heavyweight paper napkin, dessert fork and napkins served with dessert and heavy weight 12 oz. clear plastic tumblers for iced tea and heavy paper cups for coffee. (Disposable salad bowl is an additional $0.50.)
Place Setting Option IV - Heavy Disposable $2 per guest
Includes heavy weight 10 1/4" black disposable dinner plate, 6" Dessert plate; faux silver fork, knife & spoon displayed in baskets on buffet, heavy weight paper napkins, dessert forks & napkins served with dessert. Heavy weight 12 oz. clear plastic tumblers for iced tea and heavy paper cups for coffee. Plates are available in black and white. (Disposable salad bowl is an additional $0.50)
*For stainless steel fork, knife and spoon rolled in a linen napkin, add $2 to option III or IV
The number of service personnel depends on the number of guests, menu and the type of place setting you select. Also, your venue can make a difference. Our labor rate is $28 per hour per personnel for evening events.
Time of Event
Your pricing is based on the beginning and ending times that you give us when preparing your proposal. The Event Coordinator for your event is given this information so that our personnel can begin cleaning up promptly at the scheduled ending time of the event. PLEASE NOTE, If your event does not end at the scheduled time, additional charges will be billed.
Deposits, Payments and Billing
Deposits for our regular corporate clients will be handled on an event by event basis and regular terms will apply.
A 50% deposit MAY BE required for new clients with large events. The deposit will be due at booking to secure the date and the balance due in full the day of the event. Please note we accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
Fees for personnel are billed separately on your invoice and are a non taxable item. These fees cover the cost of setting up, executing and cleaning up your event and are billed on an hourly basis. Gratuities are never expected but greatly appreciated by our staff.
Many venues require a service fee from the caterer. Please check with your venue to determine if there are any additional fees. These will be billed to the client by Terri Lynn’s and in turn paid to the facility.
If your event is held in Indiana you will pay 7% sales tax on food, beverage and amenities. Labor is not taxable. If your event is held in Kentucky you will pay 6% sales tax. If you are a tax exmpt entity it is your responsibility to provide documentation prior to final billing.
Left Over Food
Terri Lynn’s Catering prepares adequate portions based on the final count given by the client. At the end of the event, if the number of people served is close to the number of guests, Terri Lynn’s Catering reserves the right to keep the left overs and allow our employees to eat. If there is a substantial difference in the number of guaranteed guests and the number of served guests, Terri Lynn’s Catering will determine if left over food is still safe for consumption. If the food has not been out longer than 3 hours, our staff will box the food and refrigerate it until the client is ready to leave. If there is no refrigeration available at the venue, Terri Lynn’s will not leave the left over food. Because packing of the food can be very time consuming, we appreciate your cooperation in allowing us to box and chill the food until your departure.
Liability & Insurance
Terri Lynn’s Catering is fully licensed and carries a $1,000,000 liability policy. However, Terri Lynn’s Catering is NOT licensed or insured to sell or even serve liquor. If a guest asks one of our servers to bring him or her an alcoholic beverage, our server will politely deny the request. Since Terri Lynn's does not have a retail liquor license we partner with Sam's Food & Spirits in Indiana to offer these services. In Kentucky, we have a couple companies we can refer you to.
Terri Lynn’s assumes no responsibility for any damages or loss to the belongings of any of the guests attending the event. Terri Lynn’s will do everything possible to ensure that all of the client’s supplies, rentals and equipment are handled and maintained in good working condition and without damage. The client agrees to pay for any missing or damaged rental items.