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)
  • Bruschetta with garlic crostini
  • Shrimp Cocktail ( Traditional, Bloody Mary, Cajun, Latin, Jerk or buffalo)
  • Salmon Mousse on Cucumber cups or pumpernickel rounds
  • Five Spice Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna with teriyaki or balsamic glaze
  • Pesto marinated Caprese Skewers with balsamic glaze drizzle
  • Seared Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Vidalia Onion on crostini with balsamic glaze or horseradish sauce
  • Santa Fe Salsa with Tortilla Chips
  • Vegetable Crudite with assorted dips
  • Elegant fruit display with chocolate dipping sauce
  • International cheese board with gourmet crackers
  • Assorted finger sandwich platter
  • English Tea sandwiches
  • Antipasto Platter
  • Charcuterie boards
  • 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 tri-color tortilla chips or crostini
  • Assorted finger wraps
  • Assorted homemade hummus with pita bread points

(Hot) Hors D’oeurves

Menus Ideas - Hor's D'oeurves (Hot)
  • Hawaiian Chicken or Shrimp Skewers
  • Latin style Chicken or Pork Skewers with cilantro lime dipping sauce
  • Chicken or Pork Souvlaki Skewers with Tzatziki dipping sauce
  • Turkish chicken skewers with Tzatziki dipping sauce
  • Chicken Satay Skewers with Thai peanut dipping sauce
  • Stuffed Mushrooms (Italian, spinach bacon or seafood)
  • Artichoke Oreganata
  • Baked Clams Oreganata or Casino
  • Mini Cuban sandwiches
  • Mini Bistro Burger sliders
  • Mussels Barcelona, Marinara, Fra Diavolo or Bianco
  • Cocktail Meatballs (Swedish, Sweet & spicy Asian , Hawaiian, Italian, or Sweet & Sour)
  • Cocktail Turkey meatballs
  • Baked Brie in pastry with blackberry sauce or with roasted peppers and caramelized shallots
  • Mini Potato Knish bites
  • Bacon wrapped sweet and spicy smokies (cocktail Franks)
  • Boneless bite size BBQ Country Ribs
  • Chicken Tenders with dipping sauce (Buffalo, BBQ, Cajun)
  • Eggplant Rollatini
  • Bacon wrapped Seafood Stuffed Shrimp Skewers
  • Bacon wrapped Scallops
  • Jamaican Jerk Beef, pork or chicken skewers
  • Chicken wings (Buffalo, Cajun, Teriyaki, Jerk, Hawaiian, Garlic-parmigiana)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala skewers with cilantro lime dipping sauce
  • Pulled Pork Sliders
  • Warm Spinach & Artichoke dip with pita points or Tortilla chips
  • Coconut-Crusted Shrimp with orange marmalade or honey mustard
  • Hot or sweet sausage pinwheels
  • Spanakopita
  • Boneless buffalo chicken or shrimp

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

Menus Ideas - Entrées
  • Champagne Chicken (Breast or thigh with onions and mushrooms in a blonde Champagne butter cream sauce)
  • Chicken Marsala (marsala wine sauce with garlic, butter and mushrooms)
  • Chicken Saltimbocca (with proscuitto and sage in Marsala sauce)
  • Chicken Francese (lemon wine and butter sauce )
  • Chicken Piccata ( capers, lemon, wine and butter sauce)
  • Chicken Cacciatore (breast or thigh with peppers, mushrooms and onions in Marinara sauce)
  • Tuscan Chicken (Marinated grilled boneless chicken thighs with rosemary, lemon and wine / *artichokes optonal)
  • Chicken Rollatini ( breaded stuffed and rolled with provolone and ham in Marsala sauce)
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu (breaded stuffed and rolled with swiss cheese and ham in a Chardonnay wine sauce or classic Mornay sauce)
  • Chicken Italiano (stuffed and rolled with proscuitto, fontina cheese and sage topped with marinara sauce)
  • Creamy Cajun chicken (breast or thigh Cajun seasonings, peppers, onions, sundried tomatoes and cream)
  • Grilled Turkish style Chicken thighs with charred tomatoes, peppers and onions
  • Hawaiian chicken (breast or thigh marinated and cooked in a teriyaki barbeque sauce with pineapples, black sesame and shredded coconut)
  • Zesty Chicken (breast or thigh marinated and cooked in mojo seasonings with capers, olives, peppers and onions in a Latin tomato sauce)
  • Mediterranean Chicken ( breast or thigh with artichokes, Fetta cheese, sundried tomatoes, red onions, capers, Kalamata olives and wine sauce)
  • Chicken Parmigiana (breaded with tomato sauce topped with mozzarella cheese)
  • Chicken Florentine (breaded stuffed and rolled with spinach, caramelized onions and swiss cheese andmozzarella cheese)
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken (breast or thigh marinated in Caribbean seasonings with a light mango chutney sauce)
  • Sweet & spicy Asian chicken (breast or thigh)
  • BBQ chicken (whole cut up chicken)
  • Mango Chicken (marinated and cooked in Indian seasonings with mangos, peppers and onions in a sweet curry sauce)
  • Grilled Chicken Caprese (grilled chicken marinated in balsamic vinegar with diced tomatoes, toasted garlic, red onions & fresh basil topped with “fresh” mozzarella
  • Tarragon chicken (chicken breast, bacon, scallions, butter, cream, tarragon and sherry wine *optional: with almonds or walnuts)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Margarita chicken (chicken breast marinated in Margarita mix served with charred corn and diced tomato salsa with black beans)
  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Chinese cashew chicken
  • Tappanyaki style chicken
  • Beef Brascioles (rollatini) Stuffed and rolled with Italian bread crumbs, salami, provolone cheese fresh parsley and garlic in Tomato sauce
  • Steak Bordelaise (sliced steak with onions and mushrooms in a reduced red wine brown sauce)
  • Steak Pizzaiola (sliced steak with peppers, mushrooms and onions with marinara sauce)
  • Roast Beef with brown gravy (or Bordelaise sauce)
  • Meatballs (Italian, Swedish, Hawaiian, Jerk, sweet & spicy Asian)
  • Veal Scallopini (veal medallions with peppers, onions, and mushrooms in Marinara sauce)
  • Veal Parmigiana ( breaded with tomato sauce topped with mozzarella cheese)
  • Veal Piccata (lemon, wine, caper and butter sauce)
  • Veal Marsala (marsala wine sauce with butter, garlic and mushrooms)
  • Veal Saltimbocca (with Proscuitto and sage in Marsala sauce)
  • Chinese pepper steak
  • Steak Teriyaki
  • Tappanyaki style sirloin
  • Pork Elegante (stuffed and rolled with spinach, fontina cheese and caramelized onions in a marinara or Chardonnay wine sauce)
  • Sausage and Peppers with onions tossed in Marinara sauce (*with potatoes optional)
  • Polynesian sausage, peppers & potatoes (with a peach and apricot sauce)
  • Roast Pork with gravy: (American style, Spanish style, Italian style or Hawaiian style)
  • Jamaican Jerk pulled Pork
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Chipotle Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with plum sauce
  • Kielbasa & sauerkraut
  • Kielbasa with peppers, onions & potatoes in garlic and oil
  • Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
  • Balsamic Glazed Salmon
  • Salmon with classic Mornay sauce
  • Medeterranian Slamon ( with artichokes, Fetta cheese, sundried tomatoes, red onions, capers, Kalamata olives and wine sauce)
  • Salmon with sweet and spicy Asian spiced BBQ sauce
  • Grouper or Mahi Picatta, Almondine, Scampi, classic Mornay sauce or Cajun style
  • Grouper or Mahi Marinara or Pancetta Pomodoro
  • Shrimp Scampi, Orange scampi, Marinara, Fra Diavolo, Carbonara, Cajun style or Casino style
  • Mussels Marinara, FRa Diavolo, Bianco or Latin style
  • Calamari Marinara, Fra Diavolo or Mediterranean style( artichokes, Fetta cheese, sundried tomatoes, red onions, capers, Kalamata olives and wine sauce)
  • Seafood Martinique ( shrimp, bay scallops and flounder in Lobster bisque in French pastry)
  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Eggplant Rollatini (with ricotta or with spinach and ricotta)
  • Eggplant Florentine (parmigiana with spinach)
  • Eggplant Siciliano ( parmigiana style with ham and provolone)
  • Zucchini Parmigiana
  • Zucchini rollatini
  • Moussaka ( layered eggplant, ground beef and potato topped with bechamel sauce)
  • Roast Turkey with Gravy
  • Leg of Lamb Italian or Greek style
  • Traditional Corned Beef & cabbage
  • Hawaiian Style Glazed Ham
  • Jambalaya
  • Seafood Paella (or combination of seafood, chicken and sausage)
  • Smoked BBQ Ribs
  • Zuppa Di Pesce (Mixed Seafood Marinara)


Menus Ideas - Vegetables
  • Colorful Vegetable Medley (with tarragon, thyme or dill, butter, garlic and olive oil)
  • Fresh Vegetables in classic Mornay sauce (gourmet bechamel with cheese)
  • Grilled Asparagus (with garlic & oil, garlic & butter or Mornay sauce)
  • Fresh String Bean Almondine or garlic and oil)
  • Italian style Grilled Vegetables  with Garlic, thyme and olive oil (topped with Balsamic glaze optional)
  • Artichoke Oreganata
  • Broccoli in Cheddar cheese sauce
  • Charred sweet corn hash
  • Vegetable Julienne (string bean, asparagus, carrots and red bell pepper with garlic and olive oil)
  • Stir fry vegetables

Starch (Pastas, Potatoes & Rice)

Menus Ideas - Pastas
  • Rosemary Red Potatoes
  • Fully Loaded Rustic Potatoes
  • Garlic Smashed Potatoes
  • Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • Potatoes in classic Mornay sauce
  •  Twice baked potatoes
  • Potato hash (traditional or with smoked Gouda cheese)
  • Roasted Potatoes (Parmigiana crusted Italian, Greek, Spanish or Cajun style)
  • Potatoes w/ caramelized onions and sour cream 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)
  • Wild rice with mushrooms, onions and peas with parmesan cheese
  • Fried rice
  • French onion rice
  • Curried basmati rice
  • Lasagna (with meat or spinach)
  • “lazy” Lasagna (Rigatoni with sausage, ground beef, ricotta and mozzarella)
  • Baked Ziti (with or without meat)
  • Penne with Prosciutto Pomodoro Sauce
  • Stuffed Shells
  • Seafood Stuffed Shells with Shrimp Bisque sauce
  • Fettuccine (or Penne) Alfredo
  • Fettuccine (or Penne) Carbonara
  • Fettuccine (or Penne) Alfredo with roasted peppers and spinach
  • Penne a la Vodka or a la Cognac
  • Penne Alfredo with grilled chicken
  • Tortellini Alfredo (or with grilled chicken)
  • Tortellini Carbonara (or with grilled chicken)
  • Mediterranean Pasta (Artichokes, Fetta cheese, Kalamata olives, capers, red onions and sundried tomatoes in wine sauce)
  • Penne Bolognese (rich meat sauce)
  • Penne with old world meat sauce (made with ground lamb)
  • Manicotti
  • Jumbo Cheese Ravioli
  • Tortellini with Gorgonzola Alfredo and Prosciutto
  • Pasta with red or white clam sauce
  • Macaroni with cheese (traditional, gourmet or with broccoli & onions)
  • “Grown up” macaroni and cheese (with lobster meat)
  • Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)


Menus Ideas - Salads
  • Ask about our homemade vinaigrettes!
  • Baby green spring mix salad with multicolor grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and black olives
  • Baby green spring mix salad with walnuts, almonds, raisins and cranberries
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Rustic Greek Salad
  • Greek village salad
  • Italian Style Antipasto Salad
  • Caprese Salad – Fresh mini Mozzarella balls,  grape Tomatoes, red onions, fresh basil, garlic & olive oil
  • Mediterranean Salad
  • Baby Spinach with crispy bacon, red onions and mushrooms with Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Santa Fe salad (Spring mix salad (as above) with cheddar cheese, black beans, corn and tortillas)
  • Salad Ambrosia: Spring mix salad (as above) with Almonds, Mandarin Oranges, and Beets with Honey Mustard dressing
  • Italian style Bowtie pasta (or Tortellini) salad with diced vegetables in a Tuscan vinaigrette
  • Cucumber and tomato salad with red onions and Kalamata olives

Cold Buffet

Menus Ideas - Desserts
  • Sliced deli meats and cheeses (American Party Platter or Italian Party Platter)
  • Italian or American Sandwich Platter
  • Tampa Bay Mini Cuban Sandwich Platter
  • Assorted Sandwich Platter Assorted Gourmet Sandwich Platter (chicken salad, tuna salad and egg salad)
  • Assorted Party Wraps
  • English Tea Sandwiches
  • 3 to 6 Foot Party Hero (American or Italian)

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
  • Spring mix salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Greek salad
  • Baby mozzarella and grape tomato salad
  • Antipasto relish tray (roasted peppers, assorted olives, giardiniera pickled vegetables, marinated artichokes, marinated mushrooms and banana peppers)

Desserts (Grand Finale)

Menus Ideas - Desserts
  • Fresh Strawberry Cascade with chocolate dip
  • Assorted mini Cheesecake Bites
  • Tiramisú
  • Elegant Fruit Display with chocolate dip
  • Assorted mini Cake Bites
  • Mini Cannolis
  • Assorted mini cupcakes
  • Italian cookies and Biscotti


Menus Ideas - Desserts
  • Frittata
  • Baked strawberry and cream French toast
  • Canadian bacon
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Finger sandwiches
  • Potato hash (traditional or with smoked Gouda cheese
  • Fully loaded smashed potatoes
  • Mini pancakes with butter and maple syrup
  • Spring mix salad with dried cranberries, raison, walnuts and almonds
  • Baby mozzarella and grape tomato salad
  • Tortellini salad
  • Caesar salad (traditional or with grilled chicken or salmon)
  • Lox
  • Assorted mini Cheesecake Bites
  • Quiche
  • Elegant Fruit Display with exotic dips
  • Assorted mini breakfast pastries and muffins
  • Mini bagels, rolls and croissants with jams, butter and cream cheese
  • Assorted mini cupcakes
  • Italian cookies and Biscotti
  • Fresh strawberry cascade with chocolate sauce
  • If you don’t see it, let us know!


Menus Ideas - Desserts
  • Smoked ribs (St. louis, baby back or competition style)
  • Smoked pulled pork
  • Smoked brisket
  • Barbecue chicken
  • kabobs
  • Hamburgers
  • hot dogs
  • Grilled marinated meats: (steaks, pork chops & seafood)
  • Kielbasa
  • Bratwurst
  • Macaroni salad
  • Potato salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Corn
  • Baked beans
  • Spring mix salad
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Bowtie pasta salad
  • If you don’t see it, let us know!

Heat & Eat Dinners by the Tray

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! No fuss, no mess! Call today at 727-207-4279 and we can discuss your family’s needs. We offer a wide variety of dinner options not listed below (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.  Entrees, Pastas, Potatoes, Rice, vegetables and salads are sold “By the tray” depending on how many portions needed.

  • Lasagna
  • Baked ziti (with meat or plain)
  • Chicken parmigiana
  • Sausage & peppers
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Chicken Picatta
  • Fettuccini Alfredo or Carbonara
  • Cedar plank grilled salmon
  • Eggplant parmigiana
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Pulled pork
  • Steak Pizzaiola
  • Shrimp Scampi with fresh vegetables and rice pilaf
  • Mediterranean style grilled chicken
  • rosemary red potatoes
  • Garlic smashed potatoes
  • rice Pilaf (ant style)
  • Vegetable medley
  • Italian style grilled vegetables
  • Fresh green beans
  • Spring mix salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Soups
  • Bowtie pasta salad
  • Red dill potato salad
  • Gourmet coleslaw
  • Chicken salad (traditional or gourmet)

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.