Holiday Dinner Menus
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
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 holiday decorations for the buffet such as seasonal 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
Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast
with Pan Gravy
served with Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Traditional Sage Dressing
Maple Bourbon Mustard Glazed Ham
Parmesan Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Bourbon Sweet Potato Mash
with Pecans and Marshmallows
Petite Whole Green Beans
sauteed with Bacon and Shallots
Cranberry Mandarin Pecan Salad
with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
Yeast Rolls with Butter
$26 per Guest
Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin
with Cranberry Port
Reduction and Bleu Cheese Crumbles
Bourbon Maple Glazed Salmon
on a bed of Orange & Cumin Scented Rice
Gruyere Potato Gratin
with Cremini Mushrooms and Fresh Thyme
Lemon Pepper Parmesan Broccoli
Pear and Parmesan Salad
Field Greens with Pears, Shaved Parmesan & Pistachios with a Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Artisan Bread and Butter
$34 per Guest
Slow Roasted Beef Round
served with Creamy Horseradish
Cranberry Cornbread Stuffed Chicken Medallions
topped with a Cranberry Marsala Sauce
Gorgonzola Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
Roasted Butternut Squash
and Green Bean Medley
Leafy Greens, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, shredded carrots and croutons served with choice of creamy ranch and balsamic vinaigrette
Yeast Rolls and Butter
$22 per guest
Italian Holiday Greetings
Woodford Reserve Marinated
Roasted Pork Tenderloin
topped with Apple & Pear Chutney
Marinated and baked chicken tenders served
in a Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce with
Spinach and Cremini Mushrooms
Parmesan Garlic Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
Italian Vegetable Medley
Squash, Zucchini, Red Onion and Red Pepper
served in a Lemon Parmesan Butter Sauce
Baguette Bread and Butter
$22 per guest
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 $1.50 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.
Sales Tax- 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.