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Emerald Coast Catering
Full Service Menus



A Coastal Affair

An elegant three course seated dinner.
Wines are suggestions only and NOT included with pricing.

First Course
Seville Gazpacho Topped with Lump Crabmeat
 Elegantly Served in Martini Glasses
Serving Suggestion: a Spanish Albarino or Pinot Grigio 

Second Course
Fancy Mixed Greens with a Warm Montrachet Cheese Crostini
 & Roasted Red Bell Pepper Vinaigrette.
Yeast Rolls & Herb Butter

Serving Suggestion: a California Sauvignon Blanc

Third Course
Dual Entree including both:
Cashew Nut-crusted Filet of Grouper
with a Tropical Fruit Beurre Blanc served on Five Spice Orzo

Serving Suggestion: a Washington State Chardonnay or a French White Burgundy
Medallions of Pork Tenderloin
with a Black Currant Demi-glace served on Sweet Potato Souffle
Served with the Veggie du Jour.

Serving Suggestion: a California Zinfandel or an Australian Grenache


Emerald Coast Evening

Spring Mix with choice of two dressings:
Balsamic Vinaigrette, Sesame Ginger, Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Choose two, each entree includes a starch.
Asiago Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
with a Sundried Tomato Coulis & Wild Rice Pilaf
Roast Marinated Pork Loin on Sweet Potato Souffle with Blackberry Sauce
Cashew Nut-crusted Mahi on Five Spice Orzo with a Tropical Fruit Beurre Blanc Sauce
Pan-seared Salmon Fillet on Basmati Rice with a Lemon Dill Sauce
Tortilla-crusted Chicken Breast with Cumin Flavored Grits & Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salsa

Choose two.
Sauteed Green Beans with Almonds & Tarragon
Caulifllower au Gratin
Broccoli au Gratin
Grilled Summer Squash Medley
Baby Carrots with Dill & Honey
Lima Bean, Corn & Tomato Succotash
Potato lovers may substitute a potato dish for the starch served with an entree

This menu can be served as a buffet, family-style, stationed, or plated-seated-served.

Surf & Turf!
Satisfy every single one of your guests!

Surf Station
*Mini Fish Sandwiches
*Boiled Shrimp
*Buttermilk Coleslaw

Turf Station
*Mini Hamburgers
*BBQ Pork Spare Ribs
*Baked Beans

This menu can be served as a buffet, family-style or stationed


Mama Mia's Feast!!!

Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese & Basil with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Three Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna
Pork Tenderloin & Eggplant Stackers topped with Marinara Sauce
Sauteed Green Beans with Almonds & Tarragon
Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary



Moroccan Mediterranean
A soft breeze off the sea!

Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad

Grilled Flatbreads

Moroccan Chicken
with Lemon & Olives

Spiced Lamb Kabobs
with Eggplant Hummus

Grilled Mahi Mahi
with Seven Vegetable Couscous


Southern Style Supper
Finger Lickin' Good!!!

Buttermilk Coleslaw
Pan-Seared Pork Chop with Onion Gravy
Herb-crusted Roast Chicken
Lima, Corn & Tomato Succotash
Sweet Cream Whipped Potatoes
Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers
OR Key Lime Pie

Family-style is a popular food service style for this meal.
It is like being at your grandmother's house for Sunday dinner!


Polynesian Feast
Hear the hula dancers?!!

Spring Mix Salad
with Tropical Fruit & Sesame Ginger Dressings
(Choose two)
Cashew Nut-crusted Mahi on Jasmine Rice with Pineapple Salsa
Boneless Chicken Breast on Rice Noodles with Mango Coulis
Sweet & Sour Pork on Crispy Noodles
Entrees served with an
Oriental Vegetable Mix, Sauteed in Sesame Oil
& Sweet Rolls
Coconut Cheesecake
OR Mango Cheesecake


Cajun Fete
Les Bon Temps Roulee!!! or Let the Good Times Roll!!!

Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Crawfish Etouffe
OR Shrimp Etouffe
Served with "Dirty" Rice, Ratatouille & Cornbread

New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Key Lime Pie


We have served this menu as a Rehearsal Dinner with a Mardi Gras theme.
What about a mini Jazz Festival?


Paella Party

A traditional Spanish dish cooked in a large shallow pan,
containing Rice, Saffron, Chicken, Chorizo Sausage, Fish, Shrimp & Mussels

Cooked on site in large paella pan over burner.
Everyone loves the interaction with the chef and the aroma!

Deluxe Spanish Paella Party!
This menu dazzled a local wine club!
They paired it with Spanish wines of course.

Liadillos Sevillanos
Cabbage Rolls Sevilla-Style

Pochas a la Riojana
Beans with Rioja-style Lamb

Esparragos Gratinados
Asparagus au Gratin

Remolachas a la Vinagreta
Roasted Beets in Vinaigrette

A traditional Spanish dish cooked in a large shallow pan,
containing Rice, Saffron, Chicken, Chorizo Sausage, Fish, Shrimp & Mussels

Quatro con Leche
A classic dessert made with cake and four different types of milk, topped with caramel sauce


Bar-B-Q Alabama-Style
As with all barbecue, ours is WORLD FAMOUS!!!

Our homemade Buttermilk Coleslaw is also famous, truly, it is.
Baked Beans made with Molasses
Dijon Mustard and Bacon Potato Salad
Country-style Ribs
Chicken with Mesquite BBQ Sauce
Yeast Rolls & Herb Butter
Key Lime Tarts


Comfort Food
sometimes, nothing else will do!

Gaspacho Salad
Market Street Meat Loaf with Caramelized Onion Gravy
Whipped Rosemary Potatoes
Baby Carrots with Honey & Dill
Apple & Blueberry Crumble


Sunday Dinner
o matter what day it is!

Carrot & Raisin Salad
Herb-marinated Roast Chicken
Cream-Style Corn
Three Cheese Macaroni
Banana Pudding


New Orleans-Style Seafood Boil

Homemade seafood stock & Cajun seasonings
Andouille sausage
Corn on the Cob
Baby New Potatoes
Onions & Garlic
& of course Shrimp!

Served with our own Buttermilk Coleslaw
& Jalapeno Cornbread

For dessert
Key Lime Pie, OR
New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.

Should the venue allow, your guests will enjoy watching the cooks prepare the sumptuous meal.
One of our most popular menus, many clients have selected this for a Meet & Greet, a Rehearsal Dinner or a Reunion.
The casual atmosphere promotes conversation and guest flow.


Our Full-Service Menus which require staffing and include
food station tables and linens, china dinnerware, flatware and linen-like napkins.

Should your event be a wedding, we will price the buffet selection without a dessert, as most brides serve a wedding cake, cupcakes or other type of dessert bar.  Many rehearsal dinners use the opportunity to serve a groom's cake.

See our Express Menus for a more modest budget,
which include a chef and disposable dinnerware, flatware and linen-like napkins.

See our Wedding & Party Packages for a sweet deal!




Tapas, small plates of visually appealing, flavor intensive food.

A wonderful way to experience many different menu items at one party.
The food service style works well in small venues, such as vacation rental homes, around a pool or in a more formal setting.

Each couse is served on a small plate.
The servers and chefs interact with the guests, explaining the dishes as they are served. This is a good opportunity to pair wine with the various courses.

Tapas Asian Style

Lettuce Wraps with Oriental Chicken
Lettuce Wraps with Summer Vegetables

Jerk Shrimp
Soba Noodles with Sauteed Beef
Scallops & Crabmeat


Tapas Italian Style

Anti Pasta Platter
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Shooters
Fresh Spring Mix Salad with Walnuts, Blue Cheese Crumbles & Raspberry Vinaigrette
Three Cheese Ravioli
Chicken, Mozzarella Cheese & Eggplant "Stackers"



Some Fancier Feasts!
These complete menus include hors d'oeuvres, entrees & sides.
You may elect to serve alternate hors d'oeuvres and dessert.


The New Southern Comfort

*Post-ceremony Hors d’oeuvres: (Optional)
Spiced Pecans in Paper Cones
Polenta Crostini with Country Ham & Fig Preserves
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Shooters with Maple Syrup Crème Fraiche

Menu includes:
New Orleans-Style Blue Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade Sauce

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Charred Tomato Relish

Pan-Seared Gulf Shrimp on Creamy Grits with Sweet Onion Relish

Bourbon-Marinated Pork Tenderloin on Baby Lima, Tomato & Corn Succotash

Ratatouille - a blend of tomato, garlic, eggplant, onion & summer squash with fresh herbs

Applewood-Smoked Bacon Cornbread

*Post-Ceremony Hors d’oeuvres Note:
During post-ceremony wedding photography guests typically move to the reception site for cocktail hour.
The bar is open for beverage service & most often hors d'oeuvres are served.


Italian Classics

Even an opera tenor would be happy with this feast...

*Post-Ceremony Hors d’oeuvres: (Optional)
Antipasti Platter includes:
Marinated Mushrooms and Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Assorted Salamis
Assorted Italian Cheeses
Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon

Menu includes:
Spinach Tortellini Alfredo with Gulf Shrimp

Baked Tomato with a Sweet Marjoram & Parmesan Crust

Milano-Style Chicken, Eggplant and Mozzarella Stackers with Roasted Tomato Marinara

Three Cheese & Basil Vegetarian Lasagna

Polenta Cakes with Mushroom & Marsala Ragout

Italian Herb-Marinated Asparagus

*Post-Ceremony Hors d’oeuvres Note:
During post-ceremony wedding photography guests typically move to the reception site for cocktail hour.
The bar is open for beverage service & most often hors d'oeuvres are served.




Some of our recent Brunch Menus

Brunch in Paris!

Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
Fresh Fruit
Quiche Lorraine
Mini Croissants

Orange Juice
Coffee - Regular, Decaf & Condiments!


Southwestern Style Brunch

Vegetable Fritata
Creole Shrimp on Grits

Fresh Fruit
Mini Croissants

Orange Juice
Coffee - Regular, Decaf & Condiments!


You can create a brunch with your favorite dishes or the chef is happy to create a custom brunch for you!



Children's Menu

Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard,
Macaroni & Cheese, Fresh Fruit,
Cheese, & Bread

Available for children 9years of age and under.
Or they can dine on the adult menu for half price.

Many hosts like to reserve a table exclusively for their young guests. Our staff will serve the kids their meal during cocktail hour so their parents can enjoy their dinner afterwards. This is an opportunity to make both children & parents happy!

It is also an option that saves the hosts some precious dollars.

Children's tables are a big hit with the younger crowd!
Our frozen drink machine has two tanks, one of which
was used for a childs' version of a pina colada...mmmmm!


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Chef Gary Serafin owned Jamie's Wine Bar & Restaurant for seventeen years, serving fine-dining menus with a stellar wine list.  The Pensacola, Florida restaurant was one of the first in the Florida Panhandle to receive the prestigious Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" & one of the first to be listed "Top 100 Restaurants" by Florida Trend Magazine with recipes published in numerous journals and cookbooks.  Thirty years of creating fine-dining menus coupled with the last eleven in catering ensure the quality of food, presentation, & high level of service you will receive from Emerald Coast Catering!  Custom menu requests are welcome.

We are proud that "The Knot" has presented us with their Best Caterer of North Florida award so many times we have been inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame! We have also received Wedding Wire's coveted Brides Choice Award. Thank you to all of our brides for voting on these awards!

Chef Serafin has now opened 30-A Gourmet, delivering restaurant quality meals to your door! 
Heat, plate & enjoy!  To see 30-A Gourmet menus and to order please visit the website,

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Emerald Coast Catering, Inc.
3906 Hwy 98 W, Ste 40, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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