Plated Catering San Diego

Plated Catering Menu

Shopping for a caterer doesn't have to be 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 Seated-Served Dinner menu options. We can customize a special plated menu that's just right for your guests, your event and of course for 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 formal plated dinner catered wedding or event will have a price range of $85 to $110 per person, which includes many things other caterers will charge extra for: tables, chairs, linens, glassware, service charge, sales tax and any other expenses related to provide our services. Plus did we mention that 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.

The following sit-down wedding sample menu features tray-passed hors d'oeuvres (for your cocktail hour) followed by choice of one salad, two proteins with sides and one vegetarian entree for your dinner reception. To get pricing and talk about 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

Cielegines, Cherry Tomato, Basil Oil, Balsamic Reduction

Mac & Cheese

Italian Truffle Cheese, Truffle Oil

Crispy Japanese Eggplant

Sweet Cherry Tomato, Cilantro Mayo, Feta

Wild Mushroom Pizzette

Mozzarella, Truffle Oil

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Bisque

White Cheddar

Camambert & Truffle Honey

Served on Edible Spoons

Watermelon & Fetagluten free

Feta Mousse, Lemon Infused Olive Oil, Mint

Summer Gazpachogluten free

Chilled Watermelon & Heirloom Tomato Soup

Spring Pea Falafel

Tzatziki, Pickled Red Onion


Asian Duck Tacos

Crispy Wonton Taco Shell, Asian Slaw

Chimichurri Chicken Skewersgluten free

Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

Chicken & Waffle

Pickle Brined Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Waffle, Togarashi Maple Syrup

Buffalo Chicken Lollipop

Fried Chicken, Cucumber Ranch

Tostadita de Tingagluten free

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

Jerk Chickengluten free

Pickled Red Onion, Plantain Tostones, Micro Cilantro

Chicken Empanada

Avocado Salsa


Ahi Poke

Sushi Grade Ahi, Crispy Wonton, Wasabi

Mini Fish Tacos

Local & Seasonal White Fish, Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Ahi Tuna Tacos

Yuzu Avocado, Shiso, Wonton

Honey Walnut Shrimpgluten free

Maryland Crab Cakes

Kaffir-Lime Aioli

Rosemary Grilled Shrimpgluten free

Meyer Lemon Aioli

Crab & Corn Fritters

Lemon-Tarragon Remoulade


Kobe Beef Sliders

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

Tenderloin Beef Skewersgluten free


Open Faced Pork Tamalesgluten free

Carnitas, Salsa Verde, Crema, Micro Cilantro

Bacon Wrapped Datesgluten free

Blue Cheese, Smoked Paprika Maple

Fig & Prosciutto Pizzette

Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola

Italian BLT

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

Rib Eye Steakhouse

Roquefort Sauce, Crispy Shallot

Salads (Select One. Served With Freshly Baked Bread Basket and Butter)

Apple & Blue Cheese

Mixed Greens, Belgium Endives, Candied Pecans, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Chef’s Salad

Artisan Lettuce Mix, Tomato, Diced Tomato, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Chives, Homemade Ranch Dressing

Beet & Citrus Salad

Red, Gold & Stripe Beets, Orange, Grapefruit, Labne, Dill, Frisee, Pistachio

Fall Chop

Apples, Kohlrabi, Persimmons, Pomegranate, Red Onion, Italian Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Burrata & Heirloom Tomato

Basil Infused Oil, 15 Years Old Balsamic, Arugula (Extra $1)

Very Berry

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

The Farmer's

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

Winter Orange Salad

Orange Segments, Artisan Lettuce Mix, Shaved Almonds, Blueberry Goat Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Greek

Persian Cucumber, Creamy & Mild French Feta, Kalamata, Red Onion, Oregano, Lemon Dressing

Summer squash & Corn

Cherry Tomato, Avocado, Red Onion, Basil & Oregano, Ricotta Salata, Lemon Dressing

Entrées (Select Two Non-Vegetarian And One Vegetarian)


Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

Potato Puree, Heirloom Carrots, Rosemary Gremolata

Filet Mignongluten free

(Extra $5/pp) (Choice of Shallot Confit Butter, Lingonberry Sauce or Chimichurri Sauce) served with Crispy Smashed Potatoes & Green Beans Brown Butter. (Extra $5)

Grilled Flank Steakgluten free

Choice of Shallot Confit Butter, Lingonberry Sauce or Chimichurri Sauce served with Grilled Green Onion, Roasted Pee Wee Potatoes, Heirloom Carrots


Sweet Potato Puree, Blanched Broccolini


Chicken Forestiere

Marsala Cremini Mushroom Jus, Caramelized Onion & Horseradish Mashed Potato, Grilled Broccolini

Deconstructed Chicken Saltimbocca

Creamy Polenta, Lemon-Sage Sauce, Crispy Prosciutto, Lemon Infused Broccolini

Moroccan Chicken

Chermoula Sauce, Israeli Couscous, Sauted Rainbow Swiss Chard, Harissa-Orange Jus

Peruvian Chicken

Ahi Verde Sauce, Crispy Smashed Potato, Cherry Tomato Confit, Blistered Shishito Peppers


Scottish Salmongluten free

Potato Parsnip Puree, Roasted Purple Cauliflower, Tuscan Preserved Lemon Salsa Verde

Leek Tarragon Salmon

Leek and Lemon Risotto Cake, Grilled Asparagus

Blackened Salmon

Cilantro-Corn Rice, Mango-Avocado Salsa, Sweet Plantains

Fish & Grits

Blackened White Seabass, Anson Mills White Parmesan Grits, Lobster Sauce, Sautéed Rainbow Swiss Chard. (Extra $1.50)

Panang Curry Mahi Mahigluten free

Black Forbidden Rice, Lemongrass, Ginger, Lemon Infused Broccolini. Extra Cost.

Surf and Turf

Petit Filet & Local White Fish

Extra Cost

Petit Filet & Panko Crusted Prawn

Extra Cost

Chicken & Salmon

Extra Cost


Homemade Gnocchi

Yam Sauce, Rapini, Brown Beech Mushroom, Aleppo Chili, Parmesan

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Sage Sauce, Parmesan, Crumbled Amaretti, Fried Sage Leaves

Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Ravioli

Wilted Spinach, Brown Butter, Parmesan, Espelette Bread Crumb

Vegetable Wellington

Asparagus, Zucchini, Red Onion, Red Pepper, Smoked Gouda, Marinara

Open Faced Tamalegluten free

Braised Vegetables, Corn Sauce, Crema, Cilantro

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Wild Mushroom Ragu

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

Chocolate Sauce. $4.50 per person.

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookies

Served 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

$2.50 ea

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

$3.00 ea

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.