Take a look at our Menu Ideas! We thrive on satisfying our clients in every way possible and surpassing their expectations of a caterer. Marzella’s Catering offers a unique menu that is different from all the rest. All foods are prepared fresh using only the highest quality ingredients, while maintaining value and attention to detail. All presentations are elaborate and designed to create a “memorable experience” while still being affordable. Also, don’t forget to learn more about our Chef, Frank Marzella! Also, feel free to view Marzella’s Catering photos and videos on Facebook

Marzella’s Catering Menu Ideas

(Cold) Hors D’oeurves

Menus Ideas - Hor's D'oeurves (Cold)
  • Assorted Bruschetta with garlic Crostini
  • Traditional shrimp cocktail or Bloody Mary version
  • Prosciutto & Melon Canapés
  • Angel Eggs (traditional, Cajun or with bacon)
  • Salmon Mousse on Cucumber cups or pumpernickel crostini
  • Five Spice Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna with teriyaki or balsamic glaze
  • Cajun or Southwest style Rock Shrimp Salad in a wonton cup or with gourmet crackers
  • Pesto marinated Caprese Skewers with balsamic glaze drizzle
  • Imitation Crab & Avocado Salad with gourmet crackers
  • Seared Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion on crostini with balsamic glaze or horseradish sauce
  • Chicken Salad with gourmet crackers (Traditional, Tarragon and bacon or cranberry nut)
  • Santa Fe Salsa with Tortilla Chips
  • Marinated Spanish style Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with a Salsa-Cocktail sauce
  • Elevated Vegetable Crudite with exotic dips
  • Elegant fruit display with carved melon presentations and exotic dips
  • International cheese board with cheese spread sculpture – Served with gourmet crackers
  • Fresh Strawberry Cascade with exotic dips
  • Miniature assorted sandwich platter
  • Antipasto Platter (regular or deluxe)
  • Assorted stuffed bread display
  • Tortellini antipasto skewers
  • Fresh fruit kebabs with exotic dips
  • Goat cheese, roasted red pepper and caramelized shallot spread served with garlic crostini
  • Spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips or in bread bowl with parmigiana crusted crostini
  • Orzo stuffed Roma tomato halves (Italian or Greek style)
  • Stuffed Jalapeño peppers or baby multicolored sweet peppers with garlic herbed cream cheese
  • Assorted finger wraps
  • Caponata with garlic crostini
  • Heirloom tomato jam with onions and crumbled blue cheese (jalapeño pepper optional) with garlic crostini
  • Assorted homemade hummus with pita bread or chips
  • Marinated grilled vegetable platter with creamy Champagne vinaigrette dip

(Hot) Hors D’oeurves

Menus Ideas - Hor's D'oeurves (Hot)
  • Hawaiian Chicken or Shrimp Skewers
  • Zesty Madrid Pork Skewers
  • Chicken or Pork Souvlaki Skewers
  • Bacon Wrapped Dates
  • Chicken or Shrimp Satay Skewers with Thai peanut sauce
  • Stuffed Mushrooms (Italian, spinach bacon or seafood)
  • Mini Crab Cakes (imitation or lump) with Cajun rémoulade sauce
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers (Cajun or cilantro lime)
  • Mini Monte Cristos
  • Oyster Rockefeller
  • Baked Clams Oreganata or Casino
  • Mini Reubens
  • Mini Cubans
  • Ancho Chili Pepper Chicken & Monterey Jack Cheese Quesadillas
  • Flatbread Pizza
  • Mini Bistro Burgers ( Bacon & Cheddar Cheese)
  • Mussels Barcelona, Marinara or Bianco
  • Cocktail Meatballs (Swedish, Moroccan, Hawaiian, Italian, or Sweet & Sour)
  • Frog Legs Provencal or Fried
  • Baked Brie in pastry with blackberry sauce or with roasted peppers and caramelized shallots
  • Smoked Duck Breast with bourbon glaze
  • Boneless bite size BBQ Country Ribs
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus
  • Bacon wrapped Seafood Stuffed Shrimp Skewers
  • Bacon wrapped Dill Marinated Scallops
  • Jamaican Jerk Beef, pork or chicken skewers
  • Miniature Chicken & Prosciutto Spiedini
  • Stuffed New Zealand Mussels
  • Pulled Pork Sliders (mojo or BBQ)
  • Spinach & Artichoke party cups
  • Coconut-Crusted Shrimp with orange marmalade or honey mustard
  • Hot or sweet sausage pinwheels
  • Spanakopita
  • Mini Franks in a Blanket
  • Assorted puff pastry surprises
  • Boneless buffalo chicken or shrimp
  • Cheese Steak Sliders

Entrées (Beef, Poultry, Pork, Seafood & Vegetarian)

Menus Ideas - Entrées
  • Steak Elegante or Braciole
  • Steak Bordelaise or Diane
  • Steak Pizzaiola
  • Roast Beef With Gravy
  • Meatballs (Italian, Swedish, Hawaiian)
  • Veal Scallopini, Parmigiana, Picatta, Marsala, Saltimbocca, or Italiano
  • Champagne Chicken, A la Vodka or A La Cognac with Pancetta
  • Chicken Marsala or Saltimbocca
  • Chicken Francese or Picatta
  • Chicken Cacciatore or Tuscany
  • Chicken Rollatini or Cordon Bleu
  • Chicken Cajun style, Hawaiian style or Zesty Latin style
  • Chicken Carbonara or Dijonaise
  • Chicken Almondine or Mediterranean
  • Chicken Parmigiana or Florentine
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken or Asian spiced BBQ
  • Mango Chicken
  • Pork Elegante
  • Sausage and Peppers
  • Roast Pork with gravy:(American style, Spanish style, Italian style or Hawaiian style)
  • Jamaican Jerk Pork or BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Chipotle Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with plum sauce glaze or dijonaise
  • Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon, Mediterranean style
  • Balsamic Glazed Salmon or Asian spiced BBQ
  • Grouper Picatta, Almondine, Scampi, or Cajun style
  • Grouper Marinara, Pancetta Pomodoro, or Luciano
  • Shrimp Scampi, Provencal, Carbonara, Cajun style, Casino style or Leonor
  • Mussels Marinara or Bianco
  • Calamari Marinara
  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Eggplant Rollatini (with ricotta or with spinach and ricotta)
  • Eggplant Florentine
  • Eggplant Siciliano
  • Moussaka
  • Roast Turkey with Gravy
  • Leg of Lamb Italian or Greek style
  • Traditional Corned Beef or Reuben Style
  • Hawaiian Style Glazed Ham
  • Jambalaya
  • Seafood Paella
  • Smoked BBQ Ribs
  • Hot Sausage and Rapini (Broccoli Rabe)
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Zuppa Di Pesce (Mixed Seafood Marinara)


Menus Ideas - Vegetables
  • Colorful Vegetable Medley (with tarragon and butter or dill, garlic and olive oil)
  • Grilled Asparagus with butter and garlic or Béarnaise sauce)
  • Fresh String Bean Almondine or garlic and oil)
  • Grilled Vegetables (with balsamic glaze or garlic olive oil and rosemary)
  • Caramelized Cauliflower
  • Caramelized Brussels Sprouts (with Bacon and Onions or garlic and oil)
  • Candied Carrots
  • Artichoke Oreganata
  • Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) with garlic and olive oil
  • Broccoli in Cheddar cheese sauce
  • Spinach soufflé
  • Zucchini Frittata
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Grilled corn salsa
  • Baked beans with maple syrup, brown sugar and bacon

Starch (Pastas, Potatoes & Rice)

Menus Ideas - Pastas
  • Rosemary Red Potatoes
  • Potato Croquettes
  • Fully Loaded Rustic Potatoes
  • Garlic Smashed Potatoes
  • Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Potatoes (Italian, Greek, Spanish or Cajun)
  • Potatoes w/ caramelized onions baked in puff pastry
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Traditional style or sweet Cajun)
  • Butternut squash mashed potatoes
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Spanish-style Yucca
  • Rice Pilaf (Traditional, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Indian or Asian style)
  • Lasagna (with meat, spinach, or chicken béchamel with hazelnuts)
  • Lasagna Primavera roll ups (with a la Cognac sauce, marinara or alfredo)
  • Baked Ziti (with or without meat)
  • Rotelli or Penne with Prosciutto Pomodoro Sauce
  • Seafood Stuffed Shells with Shrimp Bisque sauce
  • Traditional Italian style Stuffed Shells
  • Straw & Hay Fettuccine with garlic & roasted red pepper alfredo sauce
  • Penne a la Vodka or a la Cognac
  • Penne a la Francesco
  • Tortellini Carbonara
  • Shell Pasta or Penne Mediterranean
  • Penne Salvatore
  • Penne Bolognese
  • Manicotti
  • Jumbo Cheese Ravioli
  • Tortellini Vichyssoise
  • Tortellini with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto
  • Pasta with red or white clam sauce (no shells)
  • Pasta with red or white Mussel sauce (no shells)
  • Pastitsio


Menus Ideas - Salads
  • Baby green spring mix salad with walnuts, almonds, raisins and cranberries
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Rustic Greek Salad
  • Italian Style Antipasto Salad
  • Bruscetta style tomato salad
  • Caprese Salad – Fresh Mozzarella & sliced Tomatoes with fresh basil, garlic, & olive oil
  • Traditional Garden Tossed Salad with colorful vegetables
  • Mediterranean Salad
  • Baby Spinach with crispy bacon and mushrooms
  • Italian style cucumber and tomato salad
  • Italian style pasta salad
  • Santa Fe salad
  • Salad Ambrosia: Green Leaf Lettuce with Almonds, Mandarin Oranges, and Beets with Honey Mustard dressing
  • Tortellini Salad
  • *Ask about out home made salad dressings and other deli-style salads

Cold Buffet

Menus Ideas - Desserts
  • American Party Platter
  • Italian Party Platter
  • Mini Assorted Sandwich Platter
  • Mini Assorted Gourmet Sandwich Platter
  • Assorted Party Wraps

Side Salad Selections:

  • Gourmet Macaroni Salad
  • Red Dill Potato Salad
  • Gourmet Potato Salad
  • Gourmet Coleslaw
  • Cucumber and Tomato Salad
  • Italian Bowtie Salad
  • Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad
  • Antipasto Salad
  • Baby Mozzarella and Grape Tomato Salad
  • Calamari Salad

Desserts (Grand Finale)

Menus Ideas - Desserts
  • Fresh Strawberry Cascade with exotic dips
  • Assorted mini Cheesecake Bites
  • Tiramisú
  • Elegant Fruit Display with exotic dips
  • Assorted mini Cake Bites
  • Assorted Italian Pastries
  • Mini Cannoli
  • Sheet cake with filling
  • Assorted mini cupcakes
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Italian cookies and Biscotti

Heat & Eat Dinners

Menus Ideas - Desserts

Have no time to cook dinner this week because of work or a busy schedule? Don’t worry! We got you covered! Call today and we can discuss your family’s needs. We offer a wide variety of dinner options: healthy alternatives, comfort foods, special occasion meals and more! Below are some examples of what we can prepare for you and your family. (Dinners can be frozen ahead of time and thawed out when ready to reheat)

  • Seasoned chicken breast or Grouper with grilled vegetables over brown rice or quinoa
  • Lasagne, baked ziti, chicken parmigiana, sausage & peppers, chicken Marsala, Fettuccini Alfredo, etc
  • Cedar plank grilled salmon Mediterranean style with sauteed spinach and roasted potatoes
  • One dish casserole entrees (EX: beef stroganoff with noodles & vegetables, Paella, Jambalaya, Pastitsio, Moussaka)
  • Ethnic varieties (Italian Latin, Indian, Asian, Jamaican, Hawaiian and more)
  • South American inspired Pulled pork With Black beans & rice
  • Soups, Sauces, Salad dressings, dips
  • Delicious vegetable Entrees or sides
  • Healthy salads selections
  • Special occasion gourmet options: (EX: seafood stuffed lobster tail and filet mignon marsala )
  • Kid friendly choices:( Mac ‘n cheese, spaghetti with meatballs chicken tenders)
  • appetizers, desserts and snacks

Additional Services

Additional Services

Coffee Station


 Cold Buffet Station

 A La Carte Trays and Platters

 Romantic Dinner for 2

Small Intimate Gatherings

Servers and Bartenders available to enhance your affair.