Buffet & Family Style Menu
Shopping for a caterer doesn't have to be a any different than shopping for a restaurant. You should be able to see the menu options and pricing estimate before contacting the caterer to see if they will be a good fit for you. At Toast Catering we pride ourselves in being easy to work with, which is why we're one of the only catering companies in San Diego not playing games and showing pricing on our website. Below is some of our Buffet Dinner Service menu options. We can customize a special buffet menu that's just right for your guests, your event and of course, you!
While the exact pricing will depend upon your specific menu, location, and number of guests, we can say that at Toast Catering, a typical buffet catered wedding or event will range anywhere from $60 to $85 per person, which includes many things others will charge extra for: tables, chairs, linens, glassware and any other expenses related to provide our services. Plus did we mention we cook the food fresh on site! Which most caterers within our price range don't and will bring the food fully cooked to your event.
"Friends and family are still raving about the amazing food from Toast!" – Sandya N., Costa Mesa"The food was outstanding, the bartenders were great and the coordination of everything was perfect." – Kara Z., San Diego
The following buffet wedding sample menu features tray-passed hors d'oeuvres (for one hour) followed by choice of one salad, two main entrées and two side dishes. To get pricing and menu ideas for your wedding or event, call, email or contact us today, 619.795.9135
Passed Bites (Select 3)
Caprese SkewersCiliegines, Cherry Tomato, Basil Oil, Balsamic Reduction
Mac & CheeseItalian Truffle Cheese, Truffle Oil
Crispy Japanese EggplantSweet Cherry Tomato, Cilantro Mayo, Crumbled Feta
Wild Mushroom PizzettesDrizzled With Truffle Oil
Camambert & Truffle HoneyServed on Brioche Crostini
Grilled Cheese & Tomato BisqueWhite Cheddar
Watermelon & FetaFeta Mousse, Lemon Infused Olive Oil, Mint
Ahi PokeSushi Grade Ahi, Crispy Wonton, Micro Shiso
Mini Fish TacosLocal White Seasonal Fish, Cilantro-Lime Slaw
Maryland Crab CakesKaffir-Lime Aioli
Ahi Tuna TacosTuna Tartare, Yuzu Avocado Puree, Micro Shiso
Honey Walnut Shrimp
Rosemary Grilled ShrimpMeyer Lemon Aioli
Asian Duck TacoCrispy Wonton Taco Shell, Asian Slaw
Sam’s Famous QuesadillasSmoked Turkey, Mango, Brie, Cilantro & Jalapenos
Chicken & WafflesPickle Brined Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Waffle, Togarashi Maple Syrup
Cilantro-Sesame Chicken CupsAsian Chicken Salad served in Crispy Wonton Cup
Chicken TostadasTinga, Crema, Blue Corn Tortillas, Micro Cilantro
Mini Kobe SlidersTillamook Extra Sharp White Cheddar, Truffle Aioli, Homemade Miniature Brioche Buns
Open Faced Pork TamalesCarnitas, Salsa Verde, Crema, Micro Cilantro
Italian BLTSmoked Prosciutto, Micro Arugula, Baby Heirloom Tomato, Basil Mayo, Brioche
Tenderloin Beef SkewersCilantro Chimichurri Sauce
Bacon Wrapped DatesBlue Cheese, Smoked Paprika Maple
Fig & Prosciutto PizzetteCaramelized Onions, Gorgonzola
Pork Tonkatsu LollipopSmoked Pork Belly, Togarashi, Tonkatsu Sauce, Sriracha Kewpie, Green Onion
Jerk Chicken TostonesPineapple Salsa
Salads (Choose 1 – Served With Artisan Dinner Rolls And Butter. Add a second salad for $1.50 extra)
Farmer's Market SaladArtisan Lettuce Mix, Shaved Rainbow Carrots, Cherry Tomato, Organic Fennel, Watermelon Radish, Champagne Vinaigrette
Organic Spring Mix SaladCandied Pecans, Apples, Endives, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted Corn SaladArtisan Lettuce Mix, Black Bean, Tomato, Cucumber, Cotija Cheese, Crispy Tortillas, Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Chef's SaladArtisan Lettuce Mix, Tomato, Cucumber, Blue Cheese, Chives, Bacon, Creamy Oregano Dressing
Black Kale & Quinoa TaboulehCucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Parsley, Lemon Dressing
Very Berry SaladSpinach, Arugula, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds, Red Onion, Raspberry Vinaigrette
Classic Caesar SaladRomaine, Parmesan, Homemade Croutons and Dressing
Entrees (Choose 2 - Add a third entree or side for $3 extra)
Local & Seasonal White Fish (Add $1.50 pp)Meyer Lemon-Caper Sauce
Chicken ForestiereCremini Mushroom, Chicken Jus, Creme Fraiche
Red Wine Braised Beef Short RibsRosemary Gremolata
TOAST SIGNATURE Tri-Tip(Our most popular option, one of the best Tri-Tip in San Diego) 48 Hours House Rubbed, grilled and smoked to the perfect doneness. Pomegranate BBQ Sauce & Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Grilled Salmon NewChoice of Tuscan Preserved Lemon Salsa Verde or Pesto Aioli
Leek Tarragon SalmonBraised Leeks, Chardonnay, Fresh Tarragon
Chicken SaltimboccaLemon Sage Sauce, Crispy Speck & Fried Sage Leaves
Butternut Squash RavioliSage Sauce, Parmesan, Amaretti, Fried Sage Leaves
Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato RavioliWilted Spinach, Brown Butter, Parmesan
Side Dishes (Choose 2)
Traditional Yukon Gold or Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Herb Roasted Heirloom PotatoesGarlic, Rosemary, Shallot Oil
Four Cheese Mac & CheeseGruyere, Smoked Gouda, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan
Grilled Asparagus (Add $1 Per Person)
Grilled CauliflowerZa'atar, Garlic Tahini Sauce, Currants, Almonds, Cilantro
Roasted Fall VegetablesCarrots, Beets, Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash
Grilled Summer VegetablesYellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Red Onion
Baby Summer SquashBaby Zucchini, Baby Summer Gold, Baby Carrots, Lemon Oil, Feta, Basil
Dessert and Coffee
Wedding CakeWe are happy to recommend a bakery for your wedding cake. We will slice and serve the cake at no additional fee.
Coffee StationCoffee, Creamer, Sweeteners. Add Decaf and/or Tea for extra cost.
S'moresGraham Crackers, Marshmallows and Chocolate. $5 per person.
Ice Cream Sundaes or SandwichesLocal third generation Gelato maker, flavors include Italian Vanilla & Chocolate Gelato with traditional sundae toppings: Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Sprinkles, Peanuts, Strawberries, Crumbled Oreo Cookies. $4.50 per person (extra $2 for sandwiches).
Cinnamon ChurrosChocolate Sauce. $4.50 per person.
Cast Iron Chocolate Chip CookiesServed with Vanilla Ice Cream. $4.50 per person.
Mini Dessert Station(2 dozen minimum order per flavor and 100 pieces minimum order)
Mini Pies and Tarts
Sparkling Fruit Tarts. Filled with Lemon, Mango or Passion Fruit, topped with Torched Meringue.
Cream Fruit Tarts. Filled with Cream and topped with fresh berries (Available April-Sept).
Crumble Pies. Apple (Available Sep – Feb) or Berry (Available March – Aug) Crumb with Sugar Snow.
Cake-Based Desserts and Shots
Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Pumpkin cake with Latte Cream Cheese and Cinnamon Spiced Buttercream, topped with cinnamon and sugar snow. Available Sep – Feb.
Strawberry Fields Forever. Vanilla Bean cake with Fresh Strawberry Compote and Whipped Cream, topped with Fresh Sliced Strawberries. Available Mar – Aug.
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee. Tiramisu cake with a Kahlua infused, latte cream cheese and Italian buttercream, topped with a cocoa dust and coffee beans.
Mini Dessert Station (Cont)(2 dozen minimum order per flavor and 100 pieces minimum order)
Mini Cupcakes $2 ea
Lemon Bars $2.50 ea
Presidential Pecan Diamonds. Recipe direct from the White House, crunchy Pecan Pie style mini. $3.00 ea.
Classic 1 oz Cookies. Chocolate Chip, PB Munster, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip, Flavored Shortbreads. $1.25 ea.