Custom Menus

Sample Menu Ideas

Design your own menu with all your favorites! Your imagination is your only limitation. Meal packages can be made to suit your group and dietary needs. We offer:

  • Weekly or daily service
  • Service-free dinners
  • Cold buffet drop-offs
  • Service staff
  • Gluten free, allergy free menus, and vegetarian menus available. Advanced notification required; menu options limited.
  • Beach parties, Burgers & Hot Dogs, Full Pig Pickin’s, Ribs & Roasts, Fried Turkey, and Chicken Pickin’s

Below are sample menus and ideas to get you started:

If you are being married on the beach at sunrise or if your wedding is any time in the morning, a breakfast buffet is a fun option for your reception. PM breakfasts are fun too! Your imagination is your only limitation. Here is a sampling of what is available:

  • Champagne Mimosa Punch with Frozen Fruit Ring and Sherbet
  • Breakfast Casseroles
  • Fruit Salads
  • French Toast
  • Bread Pudding
  • Stratas
  • Omelets
  • Crepes
  • Quiche
  • Stuffed Loaves
  • Biscuits
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits
  • Assorted Muffins
  • Cheese Grits and Fried Shrimp
  • Turkey Breast

  • Ham
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Waffles
  • Fried Chicken
  • Chicken Fried Steak
  • Potato Cakes
  • Cinnamon Buns
  • French Loaf Baked Casserole, sweet or savory
  • Fruit Crisps
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Frittata
  • Monte Christo Sandwiches
  • Crab or Shrimp Bisque
  • Seafood Gumbos


Desserts
  • Homemade Brownies
  • Fruit Crisps
  • Pecan Pies
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Lemon and Chocolate Chess Pies
  • Chocolate Fondue with Fruit
  • Pineapple Bread Pudding
  • Carrot Cake
  • Cookies
  • Cheesecakes
  • Cookie Dough Fruit Tart
  • Cupcakes
  • Candies

Here’s an idea for a fun night in your rental cottage, a relaxed wedding reception or a party with family and friends. Ole!

  • Real Cheesy Queso and Chips
  • Southwest style Guacamole
  • Veggie Salsa
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Tacos
  • Refried Beans
  • Chimichanga
  • Key Lime Pie

Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres are always a favorite. You’ll love our selections, and everything is prepared fresh and served elegantly. 

  • Hot Crab Dip
  • Garlic Shrimp
  • Tuna Bites with Sesame
  • Beef Bites with Horseradish
  • Cheese Board
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Deli and Antipasto
  • Thai Roll-ups
  • Dips with Crackers and Breads
  • Liver Pate
  • Baked Brie – Sweet or Savory
  • Potato Skins
  • Nacho Platters
  • Mini Crab Cakes
  • Hummus with Pita Points
  • Herbal Cheese

  • Fruit and Vegetables with Dips
  • Angels on Horseback
  • Party Bread Loaves
  • Fondues
  • Pates
  • Rumaki
  • Spanikopita
  • Deli Flat Bread
  • Baked Seafood Dips
  • Clams Casino
  • Oysters Rockefeller
  • Crab Mousse
  • Artichoke Dip
  • Seafood Pizza
  • Steamed Shrimp Cocktail
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Smoked Fish Spread

Unlike the competitors for your steamer seafood buckets, all of our bountiful ingredients are prepared lightly spiced with lemon wedges and separate of other flavors in the menu.

A trip to the Outer Banks would not be complete without a dinner of traditional North Carolina pork barbeque. It’s great meal for a family get-together, casual wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Choose either the whole hog on the pit, ribs, or pulled pork in seasonings, all are lip-smacking good! Pair the pork with:

Design your own menu with all your favorites! Your imagination is your only limitation.

MEATS

  • Beef Wellington
  • Medallions of Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish
  • N.C. Pulled Pork BBQ
  • Prime Rib
  • Herbed Baked Chicken
  • Chicken Divan
  • Mushroom Baked Chicken
  • Oven-Fried Chicken
  • Parmesan Chicken
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Oriental Wings
  • Chicken Enchilidas
  • Stuffed Chicken
  • Roast Turkey
  • Fried Turkey
  • Traditional Turkey Dinner
  • Chimichanga
  • Stroganoff

SIDES

  • Corny Corn Bread
  • Pasta Salads
  • Party Mashed Potatoes
  • Grilled Veggies and Fruits
  • Rosemary Potatoes
  • Confetti Rices
  • Creamy Squash Bake
  • Shredded Zucchini
  • Marinated Mushrooms
  • Potato Bar
  • Steamed Medley
  • Ratatouille
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Black Beans and Rice
  • Hoppin’ John Beans
  • Grilled Tofu
  • Cheese Grits Casserole
  • Clam Chowder
  • Seafood Medley Stew
  • Gazpacho
  • Cream Soups
  • Caesar Salad
  • Tossed Fresh Salad
  • Chef Salad
  • Cobb Salad
  • Shrimp Salad
  • Pasta Salads
  • Chicken Salad
  • Crab Louie
  • Egg Salad
  • Fruit Salads

SEAFOOD

  • Garlic Baked Shrimp
  • Mini Crab Cakes
  • Sesame Tuna
  • Scallop Mornay
  • BBQ Shrimp
  • Hot Crab Dip
  • Primavera
  • Crab Casserole
  • Fish Florentine
  • Seafood Baked Medley
  • Tuna Pasta Alfredo
  • Fish and Chips
  • Salmon- assorted recipes
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Seafood Steamer Pots

VEGETARIAN

  • From Stuffed Peppers to Spinach Quesadillas

FAVORITE APPETIZERS

  • Hummus with Pita Points
  • Herbal Cheese
  • Baked Brie – savory/sweet
  • Fruit and Vegetables with Dips
  • Angels on Horseback
  • Party Bread Loaves
  • Potato Skins
  • Fondues
  • Pates
  • Rumaki
  • Spanikopita
  • Deli Flat Bread
  • Baked Seafood Dips
  • Cheeses and Cheese Spreads
  • Clams Casino
  • Oysters Rockefeller
  • Crab Mousse
  • Hot Crab Dip
  • Artichoke Dip
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Seafood Pizza
  • Smoked Fish Spread
  • Mini Crab Cakes
  • Steamed Shrimp Cocktail
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Nacho Platters

Creating a custom menu for your vacation or special event is limited only by your imagination! Just call us, and we will work with you to expertly craft a perfect menu to your liking. Here are other menu themes to consider:

  • Mediterranean
  • Pacific Rim
  • Thanksgiving
  • Southern Comfort
  • Grandma’s Sunday Dinner
  • Hamburger & Hot Dog Night

Let us be your in-house, personal chef for the week! Designer menus can be personalized to your needs and timeframe. Whether it’s for 3 nights or 7, we will work with you to design your custom menu. Below is a sample for 7 Nights/6 Days:

Night 1: HD’s Sesame Tuna Bites, Veggies and Dip, Cheese and Crackers, Fresh Tossed Salad with a variety of dressings, Corny Corn Bread, Steamer Pots of Seafood, Steamed Vegetables, Corn-on-the-Cob, Kielbasa, sauces, Fruit Crisp with Ice Cream
Day 1: Savory Chicken Salad, sliced tomatoes, veggies, fruit and cheese, breads, chips

Night 2: HD’s Scallops wrapped in Bacon, Antipasto with relish, Hummus with pita chips, Greek Salad, Chicken Marsala, Shrimp Scampi, Pasta, breads, Cookie Dough Fruit Tart
Day 2: Pasta Salad, relishes, cheese and fruit, sliced meats, breads

Night 3: HD’s Mozzarella and Tomatoes with basil, Artichoke dip with crackers, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Chicken BBQ, N.C. Pulled Pork BBQ, hushpuppies, rolls, Pecan Pie with Ice Cream
Day 3: BBQ with sides, cheese and fruit

Night 4: HD’s 3 Dips with chips; Guacamole, Queso, Salsa, Chicken Enchilada, Chimichangas, Refried Beans, Rice, Brownies with Chocolate Sauce
Day 4: Mex Tex, Salads

Night 5: HD’s Baked Brie, Crab Cakes, Strawberry Citrus Salad w/ poppy seed, Confetti Rice, London Broil, Summer Seafood Medley Bake, Key Lime Pies
Day 5: Beef sliced in Pita w/ Cucumber dressing, chips, fruit

Night 6: HD’s Crab Dip w/ crackers, Lobster Tails, Prime Rib or Beef Tenderloin, Party Mashed Potatoes, Caesar Salad, Steamed Asparagus, Strawberry Shortcake
Day 6: Shrimp Salad and veggies, Gazpacho

Night 7: HD’s Cobb Salad, Mac and Cheese, Pork Roast w/ veggies, Herb Baked Chicken, Sundae Bar

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...it is quite difficult to plan a wedding long distance. Mary’s recommendations were extremely thoughtful, pragmatic, and were all wonderfully implemented.

W. Scott Campbell,Charleston, WV

We would recommend Mary and her excellent staff to anyone who was planning a wedding or any other type of reception.

W. Scott Campbell,Charleston, WV

Thank you so much for the fabulous job you did at the brunch after our wedding. The food was fantastic! We will definitely recommend you to our friends in the Outer Banks, and look forward to employing you for our one-year anniversary! Please feel free to use us as a reference. Thanks again.

Mike & Katie,

You surpassed our expectations and we received many, many compliments, not only on the food, but on the friendly and efficient helpers you brought along.

Beth McNally,Reston, VA

...the food you prepared was superb. Some of the favorites were the appetizer brie with berries and the tuna bites. Everything you prepared was excellent.

Mary Kaya