Complete Menu

Carmela Marie’s Complete Menu

Welcome to Carmela Marie’s Complete Menu of offerings. Our sample menus were designed for that special occasion, but we welcome the opportunity to work with you to create a customized menu. Please consult the following complete menu for additions and substitutions based on personal preference. Each item listed can be purchased by
the pound, as a tray or as a platter.

After all, Carmela Marie is Catering with a Personal Touch!

Carmela Marie
887 Meriden Waterbury Road
Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone (860) 628-8794
Personal Cell (860) 384-0259*
Fax (860) 620-1128 /

John Salerno

Betsy Tooker

Patrick Noury
Executive Chef

Hors D’Oeuvres

  • Fresh Fruit Platter with Bavarian Cream Dip
  • Garden Vegetable Platter with Ranch Dip
  • Assorted Cheeses and Pepperoni – Served with Crackers
  • Shrimp Cocktail – Served with Lemons and Cocktail Sauce
  • Petit Beef Wellington
  • Bruschetta with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, and Mozzarella and Goat Cheese
  • Asparagus Tips with Prosciutto
  • Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Cheese
  • Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms – Spinach and Cheese, Crabmeat and Cheese, Italian Sausage and Cheese
  • Marinated Chicken on a Skewer
  • Marinated Teriyaki Beef on a Skewer
  • Cocktail Meatballs
  • Chicken Fillets with Homemade Sauces
  • Maryland Lump Crab, Shrimp or Scallop Cakes
  • Coconut Crusted Shrimp
  • Jumbo Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
  • Filo Pastries
  • Quiche Minis with Spinach and Cheese

Table Station

  • Beef Tenderloin Oven Roasted – Served with Horseradish Crème
  • Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus and Horseradish Crème
  • Pork Loin with Dijon Glaze and Apple Chutney
  • Roasted Breast of Turkey with Cranberry Chutney
  • Honey Glazed Ham – Finished with a Raisin and Hiaasen Sauce
  • Tortellini Pasta – Served with a Choice of Vodka Sauce and
  • Mushroom Alfredo
  • Raw Bar with Assorted Sushi

Party Platters

  • Fresh Fruit Platter with Bavarian Cream Dip
  • Garden Vegetable Platter with Ranch Dip
  • Assorted Cheeses and Pepperoni Served with Crackers
  • Cooked Shrimp Served with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce
  • Seafood Platter – Cooked shrimp and imitation crab salad with cocktail sauce and garnished with lemon wedges
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Platter – Fresh mozzarella cheese layered with ripened tomatoes and fresh basil; served with extra virgin olive oil
  • Classic Cold Cut Platter with Kaiser Rolls – Ham, turkey, roast beef, Genoa salami, American, provolone and Swiss cheese
  • Appetizer Platter – Mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, honey seasoned chicken bites, buffalo BBQ wings and dipping sauce
  • Gourmet Salad Sampler – Homemade salad tray with your choice of potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad
  • Deviled Egg Tray
  • Finger Roll Tray – Fresh baked finger rolls filled with gourmet salads which may include chicken, ham, tuna, egg or seafood
  • Wrap Platter – Fresh made wraps with a choice of sliced ham, turkey, roast beef or select from our gourmet salads which include chicken, ham, tuna, egg or seafood
  • Sushi Vegetarian Platter (16 Pieces) – Including Cucumber Roll (4 pcs), Avocado Roll (4 pcs), Cucumber and Squash Roll (4 pcs), and Vegetable Roll (4pcs)
  • Sushi California Roll Platter (20 Pieces)
  • Nigiri Sushi Combo Platter (40 Pieces) – Tuna Nigiri (4 pcs), Yellowtail (4 pcs), Salmon Nigiri (4 pcs), Shrimp (4 pcs), Cucumber Roll (6 pcs), California Roll (6 pcs), Vegetable Roll (6 pcs)
  • Fresh Baked Muffin Sampler – Muffin varieties may include blueberry, chocolate chip, raisin bran, peach, cinnamon and corn
  • Bagels and Cream Cheese Platter – Bagel varieties may include plain, sesame, cinnamon raisin, blueberry, pumpernickel and egg
  • Assorted Cookie and Brownie Tray – Assortment of chocolate chip cookies, raisin oatmeal, peanut butter cookies along with gourmet brownies


  • Garden Salad – Romaine lettuce tossed with a fresh vegetable medley and served with your choice of dressing
  • Mixed Field Green Salad – Mixed greens with dried cranberries, walnuts, crumbled blue cheese served with balsamic vinaigrette on the side
  • Caesar Salad – Romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese served with Caesar dressing; grilled chicken optional
  • Chicken Salad with Grapes – Mixed greens with red and green seedless grapes and pecans
  • Waldorf Chicken Salad – Mixed field greens, chicken breast, seedless grapes, granny smith apples, candied walnuts, celery and Gorgonzola cheese. Tossed with your choice of balsamic vinaigrette or blue cheese dressing
  • Spinach and Gorgonzola Salad – Baby spinach, gorgonzola cheese, Belgian endive, pears, walnuts tossed with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Cobb Salad – Lettuce, smoked bacon, avocado, grilled chicken, diced tomatoes, chopped egg, basil and Gorgonzola cheese served with ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • Strawberry Pignoli Salad – Red and green leaf lettuce, pine nuts, goat cheese, strawberries, served with strawberry blush dressing
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Salad – Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil


  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Rhode Island Clam Chowder
  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Pasta Fagioli
  • Apple Squash
  • Corn Chowder
  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Cream of Asparagus
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Chicken Gumbo
  • Grilled Chicken Corn Chowder
  • Southwest Chicken
  • Escarole of Bean
  • Beef Stew

Chicken Entrees

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Chicken Florentine
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Chicken Marsala – sautéed with Mushrooms
  • Chicken Picatta – sautéed in a Lemon Caper Sauce
  • Chicken Franchise
  • Honey Dijon Mustard Chicken
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast – with Broccoli and Mozzarella Cheese
  • Sweet Bourbon Seasoned Chicken
  • Steak House Seasoned Chicken
  • Marinated Chicken

Meat Entrees

  • Peppercorn Crusted NY Strip
  • Roasted Prime Rib
  • Grilled Tenderloin of Beef – with a Wild Mushroom Sauce
  • Steak House Seasoned Beef Sirloin Tips
  • Beef Wellington
  • Rolled Roast Beef with Au Jus and Horseradish Crème
  • Garlic and Rosemary Roast Pork Loin
  • Stuffed Pork Pin Wheel
  • Veal Medallions – served with Wild Mushrooms in Cream
  • Rack of Lamb
  • Duck with Orange or Plum Ginger Glaze

Fish Entrees

  • Baked Stuffed Shrimp Drawn in Butter
  • Scrod with Broccoli and Cheese
  • Filet of Sole Stuffed with Crab
  • Boudreaux Lime Glazed Salomon
  • Sautéed Shrimp and Sea Scallop Risotto
  • Jumbo Crab Cakes – with Lemon Herb Remoulade
  • Stuffed Flounder with Crabmeat
  • Potato Crusted Cod with Cheddar Cheese
  • Panko Crusted Sea Bass
  • Stuffed Lobster Tails

Pasta Entrees

  • Baked Rigatoni – served with Meatballs or Sausage
  • Baked Ziti with Ricotta Cheese – or Meat Sauce
  • Stuffed Shells
  • Cheese Ravioli
  • Tortellini Alfredo – served with Broccoli and Chicken
  • Baked Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Vegetarian Entrees

  • Rolled Eggplant
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Vegetarian Lasagna

“Comfort Food”

  • Chili
  • Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken Divan and Broccoli
  • Sheppard’s Pot Pie
  • BBQ Chicken
  • BBQ Baby Back Ribs


  • Marinated Grilled Vegetables
  • Baby Carrots and Peas
  • Sautéed Zucchini, Tomato and Yellow Squash
  • Baked Asparagus
  • Herbed Roasted Roma Tomato
  • Fresh Green Beans in Herb Butter
  • Sautéed Broccoli Spears
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Corn Soufflé


  • Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Red Bliss Whipped Potato
  • Tri-Color Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • Risotto
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Baked Beans
  • Fresh Baked Bread – Served with Butter


  • Apple Crumb Bars
  • Baklava
  • Black Forrest Cake
  • Boston Coffee Cake
  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Boston Cream Pie
  • Brownies
  • Cannolis – Plain and Chocolate Chip
  • Carrot Cake
  • Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Chocolate Layer Cake
  • Chocolate Mousse Pie
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Cookies – Large Gourmet Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Sugar Cheesecake Traditional, Chocolate Swirl, Raspberry Swirl, Key Lime, Mango, Pumpkin
  • Éclairs
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Lemon Bars
  • Original Boston Coffee Cake
  • Seven Layer Bars
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Strudel Bites
  • Tiramisu Layer Cake
  • Truffle Mousse Cake
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Assorted Teas

We would be honored to cater your event.

Sample menus are available for weddings, corporate functions, cocktail parties and luncheons. Or we will work with you to customize a menu to meet your taste and budget.

Thank you for considering Carmela Marie.