From rustic to gourmet dining, our lunch and dinner catering options will delight your guests’ palates with a wonderful meal. Choose a classic brisket or roast turkey or go for the decorated whole poached salmon. Make a statement of who you are. We will cater to your needs.

Events a la Carte will supply the lunch or dinner for your Chicago event and create a menu just for you. The sample menus are just to help you see what the price point for your event might be. Our suggestion is to print out the lunch or dinner menus and highlight the items that interest you. We will then put a custom menu together based on your choices.

Call (773) 275-4018 or email us for more information and pricing details on catering your next Chicago event.

Lunch/Dinner Menu 1

  • Beef Tenderloin with a Porcini Mushroom Sauce
  • Wild Rice with Mushrooms
  • Green Beans with Red & Yellow Peppers
  • Tossed Green Salad & Specialty Breads & Butter


Lunch/Dinner Menu 2

  • Lox, Onion, Tomato, Cucumbers, Bagels & Cream Cheese
  • Noodle Kugel: Apple Raisin, Apricot or Custard
  • Grilled Vegetable Display
  • Fresh Fruit Display
  • Chicken or Tuna Salad


Lunch/Dinner Menu 3

  • Whole Poached Salmon
  • Baby Mozzarella, Fresh Basil & Tomato Salad
  • Noodle Kugel: Apple Raisin, Apricot or Custard
  • Fresh Fruit Display
  • Tossed Green Salad & Specialty Breads & Butter


Lunch/Dinner Menu 4

  • Whole Roasted Turkey & Cranberry Relish
  • Mashed Potatoes & Steamed Vegetables
  • Tossed Green Salad & Specialty Breads & Butter


Lunch/Dinner Menu 5

  • Classic Brisket
  • Grilled Vegetables & Parsley Potatoes
  • Tossed Green Salad & Specialty Breads & Butter


Lunch/Dinner Menu 6

  • Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach & Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Roasted Potatoes & Green Beans
  • Tossed Green Salad & Specialty Breads & Butter


Chicago Lunch & Dinner Fine Print: Lunch & dinner menu prices are based on 30 guests. Price includes tax and delivery to a City of Chicago location. Price does not include use of equipment. Food can be served on disposable black trays, in baskets and/or chafing dishes. Equipment rentals will apply. Canceling a catering order will incur a fee. Do not limit yourself to these menus, as they are only suggestions. We are happy to customize a lunch or dinner catering menu based on your unique needs.

Lunch & Dinner Entrees

  • BBQ Brisket of Beef
  • BBQ Pork Ribs
  • Beef Burgundy with Rice Pilaf
  • Stuffed Cornish Hens
  • Duck Breast
  • Roast Loin of Pork
  • Stuffed Cabbage: Meat & Rice or Mushroom & Rice
  • Eggplant Stuffed with Grilled Vegetables
  • Salad Nicoise: Tuna, Green Beans, Potatoes & Olives on a Bed of Greens
  • Pasta Shells Stuffed with Ricotta or Meat
  • Chicken Paella
  • Penne Pasta, Chicken Breast, Artichoke Hearts, Red Peppers in a Grilled Tomato Wine Sauce


  • Salad Nicoise: Tuna, Green Beans, Potatoes & Olives on a Bed of Greens
  • Tossed Green Salad
  • Roquefort Cheese & Pear Salad
  • Southwestern Caesar Salad
  • Classic Caesar with Homemade Croutons
  • Baby Spinach with Grilled Onions & Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Strawberries, Mushrooms, Hearts of Palm & Red Onions on a Bed of Greens with Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Chicken Caesar Salad

Beef Tenderloin

  • Beef Tenderloin in a Wine or Burgundy Sauce
  • Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Mustard Tarragon Sauce
  • Italian Herb Tenderloin
  • Garlic Stuffed Tenderloin

Chicken Breasts, Eighths or Skewers

  • Herb Roasted
  • French, Italian or Greek
  • Cajun Honey Lemon
  • Parmesan
  • BBQ
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Champagne
  • Grilled Chicken with Raspberry Sauce
  • Grilled Chicken with White Wine & Garlic Sauce
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Fried
  • Teriyaki

Additional Chicken Breast Stuffings

  • Cranberries & Walnuts
  • Kasha Pilaf
  • Cajun Rice
  • Spinach & Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Acorn Squash
  • Wild Mushrooms
  • Apples, Raisins & Nuts
  • Spinach & Ricotta
  • Apricots
  • Broccoli, Mushrooms & Cheese
  • Wild Rice & Mushrooms


  • Sun Dried Tomato & Red Onion
  • Broccoli & Cheddar
  • Spinach & Feta
  • Tri Pepper
  • Wild Mushroom & Swiss
  • Lorraine

Non-Dairy Lunch & Dinner Options

  • Artichokes Stuffed with Tamari Tofu & Cashews
  • Swiss Chard Stuffed with Porcini Mushroom Couscous


  • Layered Vegetable Lasagna Topped with Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
  • Eggplant
  • Spinach & Ricotta
  • Asparagus & Artichoke in an Alfredo Sauce


  • Grilled Vegetable Display
  • Focaccia Sandwiches
  • Chopped Liver with Mini Rye Bread
  • Mini Egg Rolls: Vegetable, Chicken or Beef
  • Imported Cheese & Cracker Display
  • Chicken Curry Salad Canapés
  • Salmon Teriyaki Skewers
  • Chicken Skewers
  • Stuffed Grape Leaves
  • Falafel with Pita & Tahini
  • Mini Mid-Eastern Pies
  • Artichoke or Shrimp Puffs
  • Chicken Drummettes: Teriyaki, Cajun, Garlic Lime or BBQ
  • Meatballs: Swedish, Sweet & Sour, Sherried or BBQ
  • Baked Brie with Roasted Red Peppers & Crackers
  • Baba Ghanoush, Red Pepper Dipping Sauce & Black Bean Hummus with Pita
  • Fresh Vegetable Display with Spinach or Cucumber Dill Dip
  • Spinach & Garlic or Mozzarella, Basil & Tomato Bruschetta
  • Domestic Cheese & Cracker Display
  • Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
  • Hot Artichoke Dip with Crackers
  • Beef or Chicken Satay
  • Spinach or Mushroom Phyllo Triangles
  • Asparagus or Melon Wrapped with Prosciutto

Side Dishes

  • Wild Rice with Herbs
  • Potato Pancakes with Sour Cream or Apple Sauce
  • Baked New Potatoes
  • Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary or Parsley
  • Smokey Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Risotto Plain, Grilled Vegetables or Mushrooms
  • Twice Baked Potatoes
  • Champagne Rice Pilaf
  • Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms or Herbs
  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Rice with Confetti Vegetables
  • Wild Rice Salad
  • Couscous Plain, Wild Mushroom or Grilled Vegetables
  • Baked Beans
  • Green Beans Almandine
  • Lemon Pepper Broccoli
  • Asparagus with Lemon Sauce or Raspberry Sauce
  • Mini Stuffed Eggplant
  • Baby Carrots: Dill, Caramelized, Sweet & Sour or Honey
  • Stir Fry Vegetables
  • Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
  • Roasted Winter Vegetables
  • Ratatouille
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Mandolin of Vegetables with Herb Butter
  • Julienne of Yellow & Green Squash & Carrots
  • Italian Green Beans

Vegetarian Lunch & Dinner Options

  • Whole Wheat Florentine Crepes, Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce
  • Peppers Stuffed with Couscous
  • Paella with Grilled Vegetables
  • Mediterranean Eggplant Stuffed with Vegetarian Couscous