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Cocktail Party Fundraiser – Attack Theatre Season Kick-off

Event Description: LadyFingers catered a cocktail party fundraiser for the kick-off of Attack Theatre’s new dance season in Pittsburgh.

“Great job as usual!  The dip and the crudité cups were amazing – Anna S. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh arts patron)

Catering Menu

Starterscrudite cups

Artisanal Cheese and Fruit Station

English Cheddar and Ale Dip served warm with assorted dippers

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Mini Crudité Cups with Fresh Dill Dip

Bang-Bang Chicken in Wonton Cups

Pesto and Goat Cheese Tartlets

Grilled Beef Ribbons with Bourbon Glaze

Crabby Jack Quesadillas


Gatsby Gala Fundraiser

Event Description: LadyFingers catered the Gatsby Gala fundraiser for the Sewickley Heights History Center in the Sewickley Heights neighborhood near Pittsburgh.

“Thanks again for doing such a wonderful job. All of the feedback on the food and the event has been great and people have been asking if we will do it again next year.  I look forward to working with you again! – Dana Greenblatt, Director, Sewickley Heights History Center (a catering reference is available from this non-profit director)

Catering MenuGatsby Gala Cheese

Cocktail Hour

Artisanal Cheese and Fruit Station including Hot Dip

Roasted Corn and Lobster Dip

Double Gloucester, Bellavitano Merlot, Asiago with Rosemary

French Brie, Artisan Blue, Jarlsberg, Boursin

Boursin Stuffed Shrimp (passed)Gatsby Steph with Shrimp

Chilled Soup Shots (passed)

Cantaloupe-Ginger Soup

Asparagus Vichyssoise

Main Course Food Stations

Mashed Potato Bar

served with sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, bacon, french-fried onions and black beans

Skewer Station

Rosemary Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Steak Skewers with Port-Sauteed Mushrooms

Shrimp Skewers with Lime

Salad Station

Lemon Caesar Salad

Waldorf Salad

Brown Rice Salad with Garden Vegetables

Rolling Dessert Cart

Assorted Mini Tartlets

Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Gatsby Brownies

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

Carnegie Library Wine Tasting and Fundraiser

Event Description: LadyFingers prepared catered hors d’oeuvres that paired with a selection of Spanish wines for this fundraiser wine tasting hosted by the Friends of the Carnegie Library.

“Not only was the food delicious, but each selection paired perfectly with the wine.  We can’t wait to work with Diane again!” – Gloria R. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh civic organization)

Catering Menu

Hors D’oeuvres paired with Wine 1 – Infinitus Gewurtztaminer 2011       

Salmon Mousse in Cucumber Cups

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Palmiers

Hors D’oeuvres paired with Wine 2 – Candidato 6 month Oak Aged Tempranillo 2009

Mediterranean-Stuffed New Potatoes

Cinnamon-Seared Duck and Mango in Won Ton Cups

Hors D’oeuvres paired with Wine 3 – Infinitus Malbec 2010

Chorizo Choux Puffs

Garbanzo and Pomegranate Scoops

Hors D’oeuvres paired with Wine 4 – Infinitus Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Serrano and Sautéed Mushroom Skewers

Chive Pancakes with Red Onion Confit

Hors D’oeuvre paired with Wine 5 – Infinitus Moscato 2010

Goat Cheese and Apricot Tartlets

Wine Tasting and Fundraiser benefiting Our Clubhouse (formerly Gilda’s Club)


Event Description: LadyFingers prepared catered hors d’oeuvres and food stations for this wine tasting and fundraiser for Our Clubhouse (formerly Gilda’s Club) in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

“On behalf of the members, staff, volunteers and board of directors of Gilda’s Club Western Pennsylvania, thank you and LadyFingers for your generous donation of 10% of your proceeds from your catering service of  the Burns White Wine Tasting event at Gilda’s Club last evening.  Your thoughtful and kind gesture means so much to all of us at Gilda’s Club.  Your food was absolutely delicious and your staff was superb!”Carol Lennon, Executive Director (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh non-profit organization)

Catering Menu

Artisanal Cheese and Fruit Station

Crudités Station

Chicken Florentine in Puff Pastry

Lobster and Havarti Puffs

Beef Filet and Sweet Potato Kebabs

Antipasto Salami Horns

New Potatos with Creole Crab Filling

Roast Beef and Horseradish Crepe Rolls

Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas

Pear Skewers with Honey and Gorgonzola


Fudgie Brownie Bites in Puff Pastry

Key Lime Mini Tarts

Donna’s Famous Cookie Assortment

Holiday Fundraiser and Cocktail Party

Event Description:  LadyFingers prepared catered hors d’oeuvres for a Holiday Fundraiser and networking event for one of the area’s leading executive coaches in the Washington’s Landing community in Pittsburgh.

“It was a delight to work with Diane from beginning to end.  She came by to see my home to talk personally about what I wanted and the type of guests I was inviting.  She suggested several menus that included a wide variety of hot and cold Hors D’oeuvres.  She was organized and attentive to my needs.  The food was delicious and freshly made – it was so good that there was very little left over and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it. The staff was courteous, professional and a delight to have in my home.  Diane took care of everything from the time she and her staff came into the house, allowing me to actually enjoy the party and have time to talk to my guests.  It was delightful”. – Gay F. (a catering reference is available from this Pittsburgh client)


Edamame-Lemongrass Hummus

Meatballs with Spiced Fig Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Chutney

Asparagus and Boursin in Puff Pastry

BLT Biscuits

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostini

Bourbon Chicken Skewers

Zucchini Boats with Thai Rice Stuffing

Margarita Chicken Lollipops

Crab and Avocado Salad in Won Ton Cups

Sautéed Chorizo with Red Wine

Chili-Burger Potato Bites