Party Catering


40th Anniversary Ruby Theme (Flowers by The Greenhouse Florist, Hudson)

Party Diva Style!  I cater small, intimate celebrations in your home, each featuring a custom designed menu that fits your occasion, theme, dietary requirements, and budget.  Anniversaries, special birthdays, girl's night celebrations - each menu and event is unique.

How does it work?  I need to know the date of your event, how many guests you are expecting, your occasion, type of meal - brunch, luncheon, dinner, service style - seated or buffet, allergies and aversions, theme or any menu ideas you're considering, and what you've budgeted for food, service, and rentals.  

Once we've confirmed date availability (you can check the calendar by clicking the tab above) and the general terms of your event, your custom menu will be developed.  There is a non-refundable menu planning fee of $60 which will be applied to your service fee.  Once the menu has been finalized, a deposit of 50% of the expected event cost is required to hold the date, with the balance payable on the date of the event.  

The chef service fee minimum is $500. The cost of food, supplies, rental items, and additional service staff is billed to you at cost.  I don't charge on a per head basis, but I'll do my best to translate your per head budget to a total cost basis. 

Here are some fun events I've done:


 40th Anniversary Ruby Menu 

 Shrimp Cocktail with Three Sauces: Mango-Basil Sauce, Cocktail, and    Remoulade   

 Roasted, Shaved Beef Tenderloin with Mini Rolls and Herb Mustard Sauce 

 Pink Peppercorn Goat Cheese Spread & Pink Pepper Marinated Olives (2 on opposite sides of table) with Crackers

 Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

 Honey Ginger Chicken Bites 

 Cocktail Meatballs in Cranberry Pinot Noir Sauce  

 Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

 Red Pepper Triangles with Italian Relish 

 Red Onion, Feta and Olive Tart  and Proscuitto Gruyere Rolls 

Lisa's Birthday

Happy Birthday! Casual Elegant Finger Food

Drunken Grapes with Goat Cheese Pistachio Truffles

Drunken Grapes

Smoked Salmon Tulips with Herbed Cream Cheese

Smoky Shrimp Shooters

Brie with Chardonnay Vanilla Golden Raisin Sauce

Prosciutto, Basil, Gruyere Pinwheels

Lamb Meatballs with Fresh Mint and Cranberry Drizzle

Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Apple Broccoli Slaw, Pecans and Pecan Balsamic Drizzle on Hawaiian Rolls

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake Strawberries

Chocolate Raspberry Birthday Cake Mini Trifles 

Sweet and Savory Bites to Pair with Champagne 

Chilled Poached Shrimp with Zesty Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Brie en Croute with Cherries and Pistachios

Antipasto Skewers

Mini Brioche Lobster Rolls

Mini Caviar Parfaits

Foie Gras and Strawberry Peppercorn Jam Finger Sandwiches 

Lamb Meatballs with Pistachio Mint Sauce

Dessert Skewer Garden 

Strawberry Tartare Spoons


Champagne Cocktail Buffet 


Dessert Garden 


                                     Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Menu

Fall Leaves Cheese Platter with Pumpkin Marmalade, and Fall Fruits, served with assorted crackers and breads

Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Arugula, Red Onion & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Butternut Soup Shots garnished with Candied Bacon

Fennel & Rosemary Beef Tenderloin with Creme Fraiche Dijon Sauce

-or- Herb Roasted Turkey Breasts with Cranberry-Fig Sauce

Savory Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Cranberry & Walnut Coleslaw

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Gingersnap Dippers

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow-Spice Filling


Art Inspired Cocktail Party - Starry Night


Buffet set-up on long dark blue covered table, tiered to hold serving pieces, decorated with 5x7 prints of famous paintings on small easels, ie Van Gogh Night Stars, with glow in the dark stars scattered on table.  Serving pieces all silver. 

Signature Cocktail:  Starry Night - vodka, blue curacao, grapefruit juice and soda 

Brushstrokes:  Prosciutto Wrapped Thin Breadsticks with Fig Port Spread - Served in tall glasses

Splash of Color: Baked Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil - Serve on a Painter’s Palette with Slice Baguette 

Cubist Salad: Watermelon Shapes topped with Feta, Olives, and Fresh Mint Speared with Black Picks

Still Life: Fresh Fruit arranged with Limoncello Mascarpone Cheese Dip

Van Gogh’s Night Stars: Chunks of  Dutch Prima Donna Cheese Drizzled with White Truffle Honey  

Picasso’s Rose Period: Honey Smoked Paprika Butter Shrimp 

Masterpiece: Roasted, Sliced Beef Tenderloin with Palette of Sauces: Dijon Aioli, Pink Horseradish, and Pesto served with Mini Rolls, Fresh Sliced Tomato and Baby Arugula 

Raphael’s Tiramisu Dip with Fresh Strawberries and Lady Fingers for Dipping

Deconstructed S’more: Two Bite Brownie Topped with Toasted Marshmallow with Caramel Dulce de Leche


Dine-In Diva Personal Picnic Basket Luncheon


Homemade Hummus Wraps with Fresh Vegetables

Chicken & White Bean Salad with Red Onion and Fresh Basil in Take-Out Box

Cilantro Lime Dip in Canning Jar with Crudite

Fresh Fruit, Natural Chips, and Cookie

Fresh From the Farmer's Market Dinner Buffet


Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Creamy Horseradish and Dijon Creme Fraiche

Chicken Breast with Balsamic and Rosemary Sauce

Vegan Mushroom Bake

Potato Salad with Champagne Vinegar and Tarragon

White Bean Salad with Red Onion, Capers and Herbs

Grilled Corn and Summer Squash Salad with Romaine and Lemon Dressing

Cold Roasted Tomato Soup with Pesto

Panini Bar Luncheon


Fresh Salads, Chips, Appetizers, and Panini Toppings - Guests choose and Sandwiches are grilled to order - fun office employee luncheon event!

Akron Personal Chef Tamara Mitchell - Call (330)571-8214   e-mail:        copyright 2015