Tag Archives: catered appetizers

50th Birthday Party

Event Description: LadyFingers catered a 50th Birthday Party for a couple who wanted to have delicious food that combined the unique with the traditional. In addition to passed hors d’oeuvres, LadyFingers prepared a Hot Dip Station, a Mini Sandwich Station, a Skewer Station and a Mashed Potato Bar. Good food and fun were had by all at this party held in the Gibsonia neighborhood near Pittsburgh.

“I was nervous about having a successful 50th birthday party for my husband and had never hired a caterer before. But Diane and the LadyFingers team gave us great food and service and this was my best party ever!” – Amy M. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh client)

Catering Menu

Hot Dip StationBLT Mini Biscuits at 50th birthday party

Triple Creme Brie and Prosciutto Dip

Caribbean Chicken Dip

English Cheddar and Ale Dip

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Bacon Roll-Ups

Bang-Bang Shrimp in Won Ton Cups

Seared Tuna with Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce

Mini Sandwich Station

Mini Muffalettas

Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches served with Tomato Soup Shots

BLT Mini Biscuits

Skewer Station

Spicy Paprika Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Beef Martini Skewers

Antipasto Kebabs (both meat and vegetarian options)

Fiesta-Lime Shrimp Skewers

Mashed Potato Bar

Fluffy hand-mashed potatoes served with delicious toppings:

Shredded Cheeses, Crumbled Bacon, Green Onions, Sour Cream, French Fried Onions

Customer Appreciation Party

Event Description: LadyFingers catered a swanky customer appreciation party for one of the area’s top web designers and business marketers. Guests included small business owners from around the Pittsburgh region as well as local celebrities. The food featured LadyFingers’ ever-popular Hot Dip Station along with an amazing selection of passed hors d’oeuvres. The customer appreciation party took place in one of LadyFingers’ favorite venues – The Mansion at Robin Hill Park. This fabulous party venue is located in the Moon Township suburb of Pittsburgh.

“I’m going to be on a high for weeks after my customer appreciation party last night! I’m so happy and proud that I was able to have a fantastic party for my clients and wow….it was amazing. Thank you so much to Diane and the LadyFingers staff for everything! I could never have done it without you! LadyFingers made this a party to remember! “ – Lorianne H. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh Client)

Catering Menu

Hot Dip StationHot Dip Station at customer appreciation party

Roasted Corn and Lobster Dip

Hot Reuben Spread

Artichoke and Green Chili Dip

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

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Bacon Roll-Ups

Goat Cheese and Fig Tartlets

Beef Martini Skewers

Chorizo Sauteed in Red Wine

Crab Rangoon Cups

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Wild Mushroom Palmiers

Endive Chicken Boats

Boursin-Stuffed Shrimp

Asparagus Vichyssoise Soup Shots



Outdoor Cocktail Wedding

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared elegant cocktail food including an artisanal Cheese and Fruit Station and an amazing array of passed hors d’oeuvres for a lovely ceremony and outdoor cocktail wedding reception held at the bride’s home in Indiana , PA.

“Because your food is freshly made and hand-assembled, we knew we had to have you for our outdoor cocktail wedding!  Thanks so much for traveling so far and making our day extra-special – Olivia H. (a catering reference is available from this Western Pennsylvania bride)

Catering Menu

Cocktail Hour

Artisanal Cheese and Fruit Station

Double Gloucester, Bellavitano, St. Andre’, Smoked Gouda, Jarlsberg, Stilton and more

Red and green grapes, apple slices, strawberries and dried apricots

Served with assorted breads and crackers

Cucumber Cups with Thai Peanut Filling at an Outdoor Cocktail Wedding

Cucumber Cups with Thai Peanut Filling

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Five-Spice Duck and Mango in Won Ton Cups

Mediterranean Stuffed New Potatoes

Artichoke and Parmesan Stuffed New Potatoes

Cucumber Cups with Thai Peanut Filling

Bacon Roll-Ups

Corncakes with Shrimp and Guacamole

Baked Zucchini and Feta Bites

Cashew Crusted Chicken Skewers

Pesto and Goat Cheese Tartlets

Cocktail Party and Fundraiser hosted by Maniac Magazine

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared cocktail party food including catered hors d’oeuvres and appetizers for “The White Party” fundraiser hosted by Maniac Magazine and held at the Smart House on Mt. Washington.

“You had the best food by far – we chased your servers around all night!” – a patron; “Thanks so much for you generous donation!” – Maniac Magazine (a catering reference is available from Pittsburgh area business)

Catering Menu

 Donated Appetizers:

Grilled Steak Rolls with Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Salmon and Pineapple Skewers with Chile Glaze

Buffalo Chicken Quesaadillas

Smoked Ham and Dijon Crepe Rolls

“Pina Colada” Soup Shots

Barn Wedding

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared reception food including catered hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, as well as main-course food stations for this rustic yet elegant barn wedding reception held in historic Harmony, PA.

“Thank you so much!  Your ability to work at a barn wedding with no modern conveniences in the middle of July was astounding. You helped to make this wedding perfect!” – Steve G. (a catering reference is available from Pittsburgh area bride and groom)

Catering Menu

Asparagus Vichyssoise Soup Shots served at a barn wedding

Asparagus Vichyssoise Soup Shots

 Barn Wedding Appetizers:

Crostini Station with assorted toppings

Salmon Pate’

Black Olive Tapenade

Chili Crab Spread

White Bean and Basil Dip

Chilled Soup Shots (passed)

Asparagus Vichyssoise

Ginger-Cantaloupe Soup

Red Bell Pepper Bisque

Barn Wedding Food Stations:

Salad and Side Station

Fresh Tomatoes with Basil Buttermilk Dressing

Three Cheese Tortellini Salad

Grilled Vegetable Platter

Skewer and Crustless Quiche Station

Fiesta Lime Shrimp Skewers

Spicy Paprika Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Pie

Sausage and Smoked Gouda Pie

Gala Under the Stars – a Fundraising Gala benefiting the Crafton Pool

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared catered hors d’oeuvres and appetizers for this evening soiree and fundraising gala, benefiting the Crafton pool renovation project.

“Diane, you and your crew are wonderful and your food was fantastic!  Thank you for all of your efforts in making the fundraising gala a success.  Your donation of food and time made Crafton a fun place to party!” – Mary T. (a catering reference is available from this Crafton (Pittsburgh area) fundraising committee)

Catering Menu

 Gala Appetizers and Hors D’oeuvres:

Artisanal Cheese and Fruit Station

Bacon Roll-Ups

Loaded Baked Potato Bites

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Baquette Slices

Potato Crusted Shrimp Balls

Bang-Bang Chicken in Won Ton Cups

Asparagus Vichyssoise Soup Shots

Crab Stuffed Snow Peas

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Antipasto Salami Wraps

Kalamata and Pepper Jack Cheese Wedges

Paleo Holiday Cocktail Party

Event Description: LadyFingers, in conjunction with First Comes Health, prepared catered hors d’oeuvres and appetizers for this all-Paleo Holiday Cocktail Party held in downtown Pittburgh’s Gateway Towers.

“A Paleo food fest!  The food was beautiful, tasty and healthy”. – Jill C., Health Coach and noted food author (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh food partner)

Catering MenuIMG_2744


Vegetable Wreath with Cold Dip Trio

Fiery Pumpkin Dip

Lemon Artichoke Dip

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto Dip

Cold Hors D’oeuvres:

Endive Chicken Boats

Shrimp Forks with Avocado Salsa

Hot Hors D’oeuvres:

Lamb Koftas

Thai Crab Cakes

Chorizo Sautéed in Red Wine

Golden Glazed Pork Riblets

Beef Filet Martini Skewers

Garlic-Sautéed Mushrooms

Bridal Shower Buffet

Event Description:  LadyFingers prepared this catered bridal shower buffet for a large family gathering in the Munhall neighborhood near Pittsburgh.

“The food is wonderful and dealing with Diane is so easy!  She is very accommodating and helpful and when she comes to your house, you don’t really know she is there – delicious food just appears on your table in different stages!  Our bridal shower buffet was amazing. Not only is Diane great, but her staff is wonderful as well”.Danielle D. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh client)

Catering Menu


Coconut Shrimp with Mango Chutney

Parmesan Cups with Herbed Goat Cheese

New Potatoes with Bacon-Cheddar Filling


Florentine Lasagna Rolls

Parma Rosa Chicken


Fresh Fruit Bowl with Amaretto Crème

Green Beans with Shallots and Hazelnuts

Potato Gratin with Boursin Cheese Sauce

Artichoke and Parmesan Crescents


Apricot Lemonade Sparkler

Mai Tai Punch

Baby Shower Brunch

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared catered appetizers and a catered buffet for a delightful baby shower brunch.

“I hired LadyFingers for several events over the past year including this baby shower brunch.  Without a doubt, Diane’s food is absolutely delicious and beautifully prepared and displayed.  You won’t go wrong selecting Diane to cater your next function or event. – Danielle D. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh client)

Catering Menu

Bacon Rolls at Baby Shower Brunch

Bacon Rolls at Baby shower Brunch

Appetizers: “Bacon, Eggs, Toast and Pancakes”

Hot Bacon Bundles

Wild Mushroom Frittata on Toasted Crostini

Sweet Corn Pancakes with Salsa Topping

Muffin Assortment

Lemon Raspberry

Triple Chocolate

Apple Caramel


Hash Brown Ham and Cheese Bake

Garlic Chicken Salad on Butter Croissants

Tomatoes Rockefeller

Cheesy Rice and Corn Soufflé

Fresh Fruit Salad Bowl with Amaretto Crème on the side


Chocolate Fondue with assorted dippers