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 $90 to $110 per person. 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

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

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


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 Saladgluten freevegan

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

Toast Mixed Green Saladgluten freevegetarian

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

Roasted Corn Saladgluten freevegetarian

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

Chef's Saladgluten free

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

Black Kale & Quinoa Taboulehgluten freevegan

Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Parsley, Lemon Dressing

Very Berry Saladgluten freevegetarian

Spinach, Arugula, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, (choice of Goat Cheese or Feta), Sunflower Seeds, Red Onion, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad

Romaine, Parmesan, Homemade Croutons and Dressing

Entrees (Choose 2 - Add a third entree for $6.50)

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

Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

Rosemary Gremolata

Chicken Forestiere

Cremini Mushroom, Chicken Jus, Creme Fraiche

Chicken Saltimbocca

Lemon Sage Sauce, Crispy Speck & Fried Sage Leaves

Chicken CacciatoreNew

Tomato, Capers, Olives, Fresh Basil

BBQ ChickenNew

Rubbed & Cherry Wood Smoked Chicken Thigh

Grilled Salmon gluten free(Add $1.50 pp)

Choice of Tuscan Preserved Lemon Salsa Verde or Pesto Aioli

Leek Tarragon Salmon gluten free(Add $1.50 pp)

Braised Leeks, Chardonnay, Fresh Tarragon

LOCAL & Seasonal White Fish (Add $2.50 pp)

Lemon-Caper Sauce

Butternut Squash Raviolivegetarian

Sage Sauce, Parmesan, Amaretti, Fried Sage Leaves

Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Raviolivegetarian

Wilted Spinach, Brown Butter, Parmesan

Side Dishes (Choose 2 - Add a third side for $4.50 extra)

Traditional Yukon Gold or Garlic Mashed Potatoesgluten freevegetarian

Herb Roasted Heirloom Potatoesgluten freevegan

Garlic, Rosemary, Shallot Oil

Four Cheese Mac & Cheesevegetarian

Gruyere, Smoked Gouda, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan

Grilled Broccolinigluten freevegetarian


Grilled Asparagus (Add $1 Per Person)gluten freevegan

Grilled Cauliflowergluten freevegan

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

Roasted Fall Vegetablesgluten freevegan

Carrots, Beets, Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash

Grilled Summer Vegetablesgluten freevegan

Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Red Onion

Baby Summer Squashgluten freevegetarian

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