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Bridal Shower Brunch with Harry Potter Theme

Event Description: LadyFingers catered a Bridal shower Brunch for a bride with a special theme – Harry Potter! The bride requested English-style foods, but also wanted at least two items featuring Brie cheese. LadyFingers created a Cheese and Fruit Display, finger food including Modern Tea Sandwiches, and a selection of delicious main course brunch items. The bridal shower brunch took place in one of the most charming venues in Pittsburgh – Point Breezeway – which as the name suggests, is located in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

“Thank you so much! Everything was perfect! The food complimented the theme without being over the top. Thank you for seeing my vision for the bridal shower brunch and working with me to make it come true. “ – Amanda H. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh bride)

Catering Menu

Artisanal Cheese and Fruit DisplayFinger Foods at Harry Potter themed Bridal Shower Brunch

A selection of English and French cheeses to include:

Brie served with Fig Compote

Double Gloucester


Grapes, Apples and Dried Fruits

Sliced Breads and Crackers

Finger Food

Cucumber Cups with Salmon Mousse

Brie and Cherry Puff Cups

Modern Tea Sandwiches:

Mini Biscuits with Goat Cheese and Berry Preserves

Chicken and Arugula Toast Cups

Ham and Apple Choux Sandwiches with Boursin

Main Course Brunch

Bananas Foster Strata

Sausage and Gruyere Pie

Baby Greens with Red Grapefruit and Blood Orange Vinaigrette


Wedding Reception Brunch with Gluten-Free Options

Event Description: LadyFingers catered a delicious wedding reception brunch for a couple whose guests required many dietary modifications. LadyFingers created gluten-free donuts and breads for “Coffee Hour” and made special brunch plates for members of the bridal party with dietary restrictions. The reception featured an assortment of sweet and savory “Coffee Hour” finger foods as well as hot and cold main course brunch selections, all served at the beautiful Church of the Ascension in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

“I could write a novel about Ladyfingers Catering. Diane is incredible. My husband and I wanted a morning wedding with an elegant wedding reception brunch. Diane heard our requests and provided crazy delicious menu options. Our food tasting was one of the most delicious brunch meals we’ve had. She worked with us on our budget, gave suggestions about meal options, and, in the end, we settled on a meal that was fresh, delicious, and fawned over by our guests. It was incredible food, the service was fantastic, and everything went beautifully on the day. Diane was even flexible enough to provide an option for a family member who had severe dietary restrictions. Recommend to anyone wanting something a little different and special for their wedding. We had a smaller group (about 70 people), but her team accommodated them beautifully. Best wedding food ever – really made the event.The food was great!  You and your staff made our wedding reception party special.  Thank you!” – Emily B. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh bride)

Catering Menu

“Coffee Hour”bacon rolls and cinnamon sugar donut holes

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes (gluten-free)

Banana-Walnut Bread (gluten-free)

Bacon Roll-Ups

Pastry Cups with Poached Salmon and Fresh Dill Sauce

Main Course Brunch

Hash Brown Ham and Cheese Bake

Bananas Foster Strata

Mixed Berry and Mascarpone Crepes

Mixed Greens with Avocado, Oranges and Honey-Lime Dressing


Vegan Wedding at Five Fillies Farm

Event Description: LadyFingers catered a vegan wedding in the Wedding Barn at Five Fillies Farm in New Wilmington, PA.  Food included cocktail hour food stations, passed hors d’oeuvres and a vegan buffet.

Catering MenuWedding Barn at Five Fillies Farm, site of vegan wedding

Cocktail Hour Food Stations

Crostini Station – hand made crostini with assorted vegan toppings

Italian Bean and Basil Spread

Black Olive Tapenade

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto

Crudites Station – a variety of fresh vegetables with assorted vegan dips

Fiery Butternut Squash Dip

Smoky Black Bean Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

Quesadilla Station

Black Bean and Chipotle

Spinach and Avocado

Roasted Vegetable

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Sun-Dried Tomato Pinwheels

Pesto and Goat Cheese Tartlets (vegetarian)

Main Course Buffet

Vol Au Vents – crisp puff pastry shells with vegan fillings

Asparagus and Shiitake Green Curry

Parma Rosa Roasted Vegetable

Potato and Onion Pierogies with assorted vegan toppings

Applesauce, Pesto Sauce, French Fried Onions

Peach Salsa Salad

Traditional Green Salad with assorted dressings

Bridal Shower Luncheon

Event Description: LadyFingers catered a bridal shower luncheon with passed hors d’oeuvres and a fresh buffet at a private residence in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford.

“The LadyFingers ladies are terrific! Delicious food and delightful service! – Mary W. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh client)

Catering Menu

Bridal shower luncheon with salmon zucchini rolls

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon Salad in Zucchini Ribbons

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Mini Biscuits with Goat Cheese and Fig Preserves

Smoked Ham and Dijon Crepe Rolls

Crostini with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto

Shrimp Bisque Cocktail Soup Shots

Main Course Buffet

Cold Salad Trio – three colds salads each served in a special way

Shrimp Salad served in martini glasses

Chicken Salad served in puff pastry shells

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon Salad rolled in zucchini ribbons

Finger Sandwich Selection

BLT Mini-Biscuits

Salami Sandwich Stacks

Cucumber and Cream Cheese (traditional tea sandwich)

Salad-tini Station – a choice of mini salad ingredients served in martini glasses

Baby Lettuces, Baby Spinach, French Endive, Red Cabbage

Carrots, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers

Croutons, Shaved Parmesan

Dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts

Fresh Dressings including Blood Orange Vinaigrette, Lemon Caesar and Thai Peanut


Boursin Potato Gratin

Mediterranean Rice Salad



Vegan Wedding Reception, “Bohemian” Style

Event Description: LadyFingers catered upscale vegan appetizers, passed hors d’oeuvres and a buffet for this vegan wedding reception held at the New Bohemian Theater on the North Side of Pittsburgh.

“Thanks so much for your willingness to cater a unique vegan wedding!  The food was awesome for vegans and non-vegans alike. We had so many compliments from guests who were skeptical about a vegan reception! – Janet B. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh wedding client)

Catering Menu

Cocktail Hour

Crostini Display featuring hand-made crostini and vegan toppings

Fiery Butternut Squash

Caramelized OnionEndive with Avocado Salsa

Spiced Red Lentil

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Artichoke and Roasted Garlic-Stuffed New Potatoes

Endive with Avocado Salsa

Main Course Buffet

Asparagus and Shiitake Green Curry

Penne with Castelvetrano Olive and Pistachio Pesto

Baby Greens with Beets and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus Platter with Balsamic Glaze (on the side)

New Year’s Eve Party and Dinner

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared catered hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, followed by a dinner buffet for this swanky New Year’s Eve Party held in an upscale private home on Mt. Washington.

“Beyond our expectations!  Our guests were in awe! We can’t wait to have you back next year!” – Anna S. and Don K. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh area client)

Catering Menu

 Special Starters:

Hot and Cold Dip Station

Triple Creme Brie and Prosciutto Dip (hot)

Roasted Corn and Lobster Dip (hot)

Tuna Pate’ (cold)

served with assorted scoops, chips, crackers, fruit and vegetable dippers

Quesadilla Station

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas with Ranch Dipping Sauce

Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas with Salsa

Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas with Sour Cream

Appealing Appetizers:

Antipasto Kebabs

Chive Pancakes with Caramelized Onions

Shrimp on Ice

Entertaining Entrees and Sides:

Vol Au Vents  Station with savory fillings

Five-Spice Braised Pork

Parma Rosa Chicken

White Wine and Herb Poached Salmon

Acorn Squash, Apple and Cranberry Bake

New Year’s Slaw

Tomato and Green Bean Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds


Irish-Themed Surprise Birthday Party

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared appetizers and a festive Irish buffet for a surprise birthday party held in the Roslyn Farms suburb of Pittsburgh.

“The guests raved about the food.  There is a lot of Irish food out there but this was fresh and appealed to both the men and the women.  We plan to use LadyFingers again soon for our daughter’s graduation party!” – Patrick M. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh area client)

Catering Menu


Irish Cheddar and Beer Dip

New Potatoes with Artichoke Parmesan Filling

Bangers with Whiskey Glaze

Shamrock Ravioli with Marinara Dipping Suce

Hot Bacon Rolls

Main Course Buffet

Corned Beef Sandwich Bar

Slow-Cooked Corned Beef

Assorted breads

Assorted sliced cheeses

Fresh sauerkraut and cole slaw

Mustards, dressings and sauces

Irish Stew with Biscuits

Hash Brown Ham and Cheese Bake

Roasted Vegetable Platter

Non-Profit Board Meeting Buffet

This catered buffet menu is one of many that LadyFingers has prepared for the Sarah Heinz House Board Meetings.  A catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh client.

Catering Menu

Salmon Florentine Pie

Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato Pie

Chicken and Green Chile Pie

Meatballs with Spiced Fig Sauce

Rolled Zucchini Ribbons with Garden Greens


Grilled Pineapple Kebabs

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Lime Velvet Tarts

Rustic Rehearsal Dinner

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared catered hors d’oeuvres and a hearty buffet for a backyard Rehearsal Dinner

“I’ve eaten a lot of beef brisket over the years, but this is the best I’ve ever tasted!”

Catering Menu

Sauteed Chorizo with Red Wine

Polo Verde Tarts

Artichoke Cheese Bread Bites

Bourbon Chicken Skewers

Fiesta Lime Shrimp Kebabs

Beef Filet and Sweet Potato Skewers

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

with Champagne Dill Mustard Sauce

Beef Brisket Braised with Beer and Onions

Grilled Corn and Portobello Salad

Tomato, Green Bean and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Three Cheese Tortellini Salad

Surprise 40th Birthday Party

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared catered hors d’oeuvres and food stations for a fun and festive surprise birthday party held at the Ohio Township Nature Center in Pittsburgh’s North Hills.

Diane is a wonderful person and extremely talented chef.  She is so professional and flexible.  She aims to please and that she did that along with her wonderful staff.  I would highly recommend LadyFingers to anyone who needs a caterer”. Rachel S. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh client)

Catering Menu

Shrimp Cocktail Cheesecake with Crackers

Sugar and Nut-Glazed Brie on a Fruit Tray

Fresh Vegetable Platter with Creamy Salsa Dip

Mini Sandwich Station

Four-Bite Burgers

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Deli Favorites on Mini-Bagels

Quesadilla Combo

Spicy Chicken and Jack Quesadillas

Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas

Grilled and Baked Chicken Platter with Dipping Sauces

Spicey Peanut Sauce

Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasted New Potatoes Stuffed with Baked Potato Filling


Barb’s Chocolate Chip Cookies