We are available to cater private or corporate parties, both in NYC and the Twin Cities. These could include cocktails, dinner parties, brunch, or holiday parties. If you are interested please call or email me to discuss; you’ll find the whole thing will be much easier than you imagine.

We have experienced staff and can handle every aspect of the event including the rentals and flowers.

Sample Menus


  • Apple Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Toasted Hazelnuts
  • French Toast Stuffed with Dark Chocolate, Sautéed Anjou Pears
  • Black Cherry and Lemon Ricotta Blintzes baked with Almonds
  • Shiitake and Spinach Frittata with Goat Cheese and Fontina
  • Turkey, Apple, Sage, and Lemon Patties
  • Cardamom Apple Coffee Cake
  • Double Lemon Curd Cake
  • Strawberries and Mangoes with Stem Ginger
  • Gin, Blueberry, and Basil Mojitos


  • Red Boston Lettuce, Stilton, Apples, and Spicy Walnuts
  • Roasted Root Vegetable Tart
  • Grilled Sea Bass with Salsa Verde
  • Sugar Snap and Baby Green Peas with Fresh Mint and White Balsamic
  • Espresso Granita with Sweetened Mascarpone
  • Lemon Shortbread Crisps


  • Fennel and Orange Soup with Red Pepper Rouille on Crostini
  • Baby Lamb Chops Grilled with Lavender and Orange
  • Arancini Filled with Fresh Peas and Mint
  • Grilled Eggplant Napoleons
  • Caramel Panna Cotta with Rum Whipped Cream and Peanut Brittle


  • Tea Sandwiches
    Cucumber and Cream Cheese on Seeded Rye
    Tomato and Basil on White Bread
    Rare Roast Beef and Horseradish on Pumpernickel
  • Cumberland Sausage Rolls, Dijon Mustard
  • Strawberry Jam Tarts
  • Scones with Homemade Apricot Jam and Clotted Cream
  • Double Orange Cake with Orange Frosting
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Macaroons Filled with Chocolate Ganache

Hors d'Oeuvres

  • These are just our suggestions - we are open to yours.
  • Steak Tartare Ball on Forked Skewers with a Lemon Dill Gremolata
  • Pepper Crusted Filet of Beef with Horseradish Cream on Grilled Crostini
  • Watercress Sprig Wrapped with Rare Beef Sirloin, Dijon Mustard
  • Pigs in Blankets with Sweet and Spicy Mustard
  • Summer Rolls of Alumettes of Lamb and Mint with Citrus Dipping Sauce
  • Lamb Meatballs with Aged Balsamic Syrup and Orange Sage Gremolata
  • Tandoori Chicken on Tiny Popadom, Spiced Mango Nut Chutney
  • Chicken with Lemon Rolled in Crushed Almonds
  • Jerk Chicken and Sweet Plantain on Bamboo Skewers
  • Cornmeal Crusted Chicken Fingers with Barbeque Sauce
  • Chicken and Shiitake Dumplings, Steamed or Fried with Citrus Sauce
  • Savoy Lobster Tartlets with Tarragon and Dark Sherry
  • Maryland Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce
  • Smoked Trout Mousse in Cucumber Cup with Sevruga Caviar
  • Shrimp Toast with Fresh Black Plum Sauce
  • Tuna Cakes with Lemon, Capers, and Scallions, Roasted Tomato Ginger Chutney
  • Salmon Gravlax Tartare infused with Orange and Juniper on Pumpernickel Toasts
  • Pear Crisp with Stilton and Cumin Roasted Walnuts
  • Roasted Tomato on Sticky Coconut Rice Cake with Pickled Ginger Syrup
  • Lychee Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Chopped Toasted Macadamias
  • Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle, Honey, and Hot Chilies
  • Grilled American Cheese Sandwiches (optional Tomato and Mustard)
  • Crisp Potato Slice with Green Peas in Yogurt and Mint
  • Walnut and Rosemary Shortbreads with Sun Dried Tomato and Sage Pesto

Dessert Hors d'Oeuvres

  • Chocolate Ginger Truffles with Toasted Hazelnut Crunch
  • Raspberry, Almond Diamonds
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Macaroons, Sandwiched with Ganache
  • Nutmeg Butter Shortbreads
  • Sour Cherry and Almond Tartlets
  • Vanilla Cupcakes with Rose Scented Cream Cheese Frosting and Silver Sprinkles
  • Sour Cherry, Lemon, and Almond Biscotti

"Thank you for all that you did last night. You were nothing short of incredible. The food was superb and your staff was A+ and your presence and humor was so appreciated. Really great, please pass on a sincere thanks to all. Many people have already commented that they had a lovely time and the food was always mentioned with words such as “delicious" and "outstanding"."


"Serena organized an absolutely fabulous brunch for about 50 of our family members and friends on the occasion of our son's second birthday. The food was outstanding, receiving uniformly rave reviews from adults and children alike."


"Thank you for a truly memorable event! It was roundly lauded by all who were there, and will be the benchmark by which future Faculty dinners are measured, believe me!

You are a wonderful chef, a gracious event planner, and Capella was so lucky that you could come to Minneapolis to be a part of this event. All that was obvious, to anyone, just from watching you work and eating your marvelous food. However, I count myself luckiest of all because it was through your emails and our conversations on Wednesday, that I was given enviable access to the generous, down to earth and kind woman I will remember most. It was my greatest pleasure to have worked with you and had the opportunity to get to know you a bit.

Confession: I got home late last night and took your book to bed with me. Despite the fatigue of the last 6 days I could not put it down. I have made a list of the recipes I will make first, and have to order my own copy asap. You have no idea how excited I am! I’ll be bringing the family Christmas dinner to a whole new level this year!!!!

Again, thank you, for everything you did to create a fabulous event for Capella."