Buffet & Family Style Menu

Shopping for a caterer doesn't have to be a any different than ordering food from a restaurant. You should be able to see the menu options and pricing estimate before contacting your 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 trying to be transparent 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, your venue, and number of guests, we can say that at Toast Catering, a typical buffet catered wedding (around 120 people) event will range anywhere from $80 to $100 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. One piece of each per person. Option to order more pieces for popular items)


Caprese Skewersgluten free

Ciliegines, Cherry Tomato, Basil Oil, Balsamic Reduction

Mac & Cheese

Italian Truffle Cheese, Truffle Oil

Crispy Japanese Eggplant

Sweet Cherry Tomato, Cilantro Mayo, Crumbled Feta

Wild Mushroom Pizzettes

Drizzled With Truffle Oil

Camambert & Truffle Honey

Served on Brioche Crostini

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Bisque

White Cheddar

Watermelon & Feta

Feta Mousse, Lemon Infused Olive Oil, Mint


Ahi Poke

Sushi Grade Ahi, Crispy Wonton, Micro Shiso

Mini Fish Tacos

Local White Seasonal Fish, Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Maryland Crab Cakes

Kaffir-Lime Aioli

Ahi Tuna Tacos

Tuna Tartare, Yuzu Avocado Puree, Micro Shiso

Honey Walnut Shrimpgluten free

Rosemary Grilled Shrimpgluten free

Meyer Lemon Aioli


Asian Duck Taco

Crispy Wonton Taco Shell, Asian Slaw

Sam’s Famous Quesadillas

Smoked Turkey, Mango, Brie, Cilantro & Jalapenos

Chicken & Waffles

Pickle Brined Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Waffle, Togarashi Maple Syrup

Cilantro-Sesame Chicken Cups

Asian Chicken Salad served in Crispy Wonton Cup

Tostadita de Tingagluten free

Chipotle-stewed Chicken, Blue Corn Tostada, Crema, Micro Cilantro


Mini Kobe Sliders

Tillamook Extra Sharp White Cheddar, Truffle Aioli, Homemade Miniature Brioche Buns

Open Faced Pork Tamalesgluten free

Carnitas, Salsa Verde, Crema, Micro Cilantro

Italian BLT

Smoked Prosciutto, Micro Arugula, Baby Heirloom Tomato, Basil Mayo, Brioche

Tenderloin Beef Skewersgluten free

Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Datesgluten free

Blue Cheese, Smoked Paprika Maple

Fig & Prosciutto Pizzette

Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola

Pork Tonkatsu Lollipop

Smoked Pork Belly, Togarashi, Tonkatsu Sauce, Sriracha Kewpie, Green Onion

Jerk Chicken Tostonesgluten free

Pineapple Salsa

Salads (Choose 1 – Served With Artisan Dinner Rolls And Butter. Add a second salad for $1.50 extra)

Farmer's Market Salad

Artisan Lettuce Mix, Shaved Rainbow Carrots, Cherry Tomato, Organic Fennel, Watermelon Radish, Champagne Vinaigrette

Organic Spring Mix Salad

Candied Pecans, Apples, Endives, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Roasted Corn Salad

Artisan Lettuce Mix, Black Bean, Tomato, Cucumber, Cotija Cheese, Crispy Tortillas, Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Chef's Salad

Artisan Lettuce Mix, Tomato, Cucumber, Blue Cheese, Chives, Bacon, Creamy Oregano Dressing

Black Kale & Quinoa Tabouleh

Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Parsley, Lemon Dressing

Very Berry Salad

Spinach, Arugula, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds, Red Onion, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad

Romaine, 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 Forestiere

Cremini Mushroom, Chicken Jus, Creme Fraiche

Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

Rosemary Gremolata

TOAST SIGNATURE Tri-Tipgluten free

(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 Newgluten free

Choice of Tuscan Preserved Lemon Salsa Verde or Pesto Aioli

Leek Tarragon Salmon

Braised Leeks, Chardonnay, Fresh Tarragon

Chicken Saltimbocca

Lemon Sage Sauce, Crispy Speck & Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Sage Sauce, Parmesan, Amaretti, Fried Sage Leaves

Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Ravioli

Wilted Spinach, Brown Butter, Parmesan

Side Dishes (Choose 2)

Traditional Yukon Gold or Garlic Mashed Potatoesgluten free

Herb Roasted Heirloom Potatoesgluten free

Garlic, Rosemary, Shallot Oil

Four Cheese Mac & Cheese

Gruyere, Smoked Gouda, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan

Grilled Broccolinigluten free


Grilled Asparagus (Add $1 Per Person)gluten free

Grilled Cauliflowergluten free

Za'atar, Garlic Tahini Sauce, Currants, Almonds, Cilantro

Roasted Fall Vegetablesgluten free

Carrots, Beets, Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash

Grilled Summer Vegetablesgluten free

Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Red Onion

Baby Summer Squashgluten free

Baby Zucchini, Baby Summer Gold, Baby Carrots, Lemon Oil, Feta, Basil

Dessert and Coffee

Wedding Cake

We are happy to recommend a bakery for your wedding cake. We can slice and serve the cake for a small fee.

Coffee Station

Coffee, Decaf and/or Tea available for extra cost.

Dessert Stations


Graham Crackers, Marshmallows and Chocolate. $5 per person.

Ice Cream Sundaes or Sandwiches

Local 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 Churros

(tray passed only) Chocolate Sauce. $4.50 per person.

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookies

Served with Vanilla Ice Cream. $4.50 per person.

Mini Dessert Station $84 per Two dozen

We recommend around 3 pieces per person. Four two dozen (96 pieces) minimum order. Two dozen minimum order per flavor.

Mini Pies and Tarts

Fruit Tarts. Filled with passion fruit, topped with torched meringue.

Cream Fruit Tarts. Filled with Cream and topped with mixed fresh berries.

Crumble Pies. Apple (Available Sep – Feb) or Berry (Available March – Aug) Crumb with Sugar Snow.

Cake-Based Desserts and Shots

S'mores Shot. Rich chocolate blackout cake with a graham cracker crust, chocolate truffle frosting, topped with toasted mini marshmallow.

Berry-licious Almond Shot. Vanilla Bean cake soaked in almond, layered with Raspberry cream cheese, Raspberry preserves and an Italian Buttercream rosette.

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)


Classic 1 oz Shortbreads. Lemon or Almond Shortbread Cookie.

Classic 1 oz Cookies. Chocolate Chunk, PB Munster, Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin.


Flavors. Red Velvet, Elvis Banana, Cheebee's Best Carrot, Signature Vanilla.