Saz's Catering Wedding Menu
Congratulations! You're getting married!
At Saz’s Catering, we know a wedding reception is about more than just the party – these celebrations are an opportunity to uniquely reflect your journey and who you are as a couple in the company of those you hold most dear. This important day is also a celebration of what is yet to come – when friends and family gather together to wish you well in all your future will hold.
It is because of this that Saz’s Catering approaches each wedding as if it were our own. Your love is unique and unlike any other. We understand this completely, and we are dedicated to ensuring your reception reflects your vision for the day in its entirety. As a full-service caterer, we don’t stop at the perfect menu – it is truly just the start. We can help with other items to enhance your experience and that of your guests – easing the planning process and making it possible for you to enjoy the journey. From attentive service perfectly choreographed with your timeline to elegantly laid linens, complementary décor, attention to detail that makes the Saz’s Difference evident and so much more, it’s clear why Saz’s has been consistently recognized for exemplary service for four decades.
Within these pages are mouthwatering menus expertly crafted over the years – page by page, you will find your inspiration here. Select from traditional meals and complementary courses that stand the test of time or pick and choose a wealth of tantalizing treats that are perfectly on-trend. With the guidance of our experienced event management team, embrace these established menus as-is or make them all your own and select a service style, then maneuver the menu to satisfy your unique palate. From luscious libations cleverly themed and one-bite wonders that tease the taste buds through to crisp seasonal salads and decadent dinners that linger on the tongue, we’ll take care of you and your guests. This is your day; your celebration. We’re just here to make it all easier.
Our best advice? Take in each moment. Have fun with it. Wedding planning can be overwhelming at times, we know. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, too! Trust our expertise and let us make you smile – from the first consultation through a deliciously exciting final tasting through to one of the biggest days of your life, we approach your day for what it is – an opportunity to make you shine in a spectacular celebration of your commitment to one another.
This evening – your evening – is the start of something stunning.
And there’s no better partner to make it all happen than the team at Saz’s Catering.
The Complete Experience - Inclusive Collection
We’ve taken the time to craft a collection of inclusive wedding packages for wedding celebrations of different sizes and styles. Use these collections as inspiration to bring your own vision to life, or relax knowing you’ve selected a menu primed for success.
Hors d'Oeuvres Packages
Offered as an enhancement to your dinner service, our hors d’oeuvres packages are a great way to welcome your guests to your reception. Packages are served for one hour prior to dinner service. Service styles and menu items are open to modification and, as with everything in our menus, are completely customizable.
8.5 per guest | all hand-passed
8.5 per guest | all table displayed
11 per guest | table displayed and hand-passed
11 per guest | all hand-passed
We’ve taken the time to craft a handful of dinner selections for wedding celebrations of different sizes and styles. Use them as inspiration to bring your own vision to life, or sit back and relax knowing you’ve selected a menu primed for success. Each buffet comes with your choice of hand-served salad, buffet-served salad, seasonal vegetable, rolls and butter, and accompanying starch for your entrée selection(s).
For increased variety, add a second carved meat selection for $6 per guest or an additional entrée selection for $4 per guest! Please see the next page for buffet collection entrée options.
Buffet Collection Entrée Selections
Family-style selections are an inviting alternative to buffet-style service at a similar pricing structure. Provide your guests with an intimate dining experience that encourages camaraderie and connection without sacrificing elegant service and buffet variety. Family-style services include a plated salad of your choice, one seasonal vegetable, and one starch.
Two Entrées 35/guest | Three Entrées 39/guest
PLATED FIRST COURSE
Choose one item from our table-served salad selections on the following page. Accompanied by an assorted artisan roll and bakery basket with Wisconsin butter.
BUFFET AND FAMILY-STYLE ACCOMPANIMENTS
TABLE-SERVED SALAD SELECTIONS
The following salads will be served at your table with assorted artisan rolls and bakery accompanied by elegant butter roses or family-style butter plate.
BUFFET SALAD OPTIONS
Crumbled feta, watermelon, and olive salad with honey lime vinaigrette Mediterranean orzo salad with cucumber, tomato, and lemon vinaigrette
Sun-dried tomato pasta salad with feta, basil, and Kalamata olives
Charred corn and tri-color quinoa salad tossed in a roasted poblano vinaigrette Loaded baked potato salad with bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives
Fresh cut fruit salad with seasonal berries
Ozark Mountain Power slaw featuring antioxidant-rich kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and seasonal vegetables tossed in a malt vinegar caraway dressing
Southwest pepper jack mac and cheese with smoked bacon
Creamy cheddar and chive mashed potatoes
Parmesan-rosemary roasted baby potatoes
Maple-chipotle roasted sweet potatoes
Wild rice pilaf with dried cranberries
Barley risotto with roasted vegetables
Horseradish mashed potatoes
Roasted garlic rosemary mashed potatoes
Vegetables available year round
Heirloom Carrots— glazed with your choice of: brown butter; rosemary and honey; spicy citrus; brown sugar maple; or honey lavender
Broccolini— roasted with baby onions, citrus, and red chili flake
Root Vegetables— roasted carrots, parsnips, celery root, tri-color bell peppers, and golden beets
Spring — available March, April, May
Asparagus— sautéed with tomatoes,roasted with mushrooms and garlic, or glazed with balsamic
Green Beans— steamed with bacon and shallots, steamed with blistered tomatoes and roasted garlic, or amandine with Wisconsin butter
Broccoli— sautéed with garlic and Wisconsin butter or roasted four cheese gratin
Summer — available june, july, august
Snap Peas— with leek, shiitake mushroom, and craisin sauté
Three Bean Sauté— edamame, snap peas, and green beans tossed with blistered grape tomatoes, fresh garlic, and seasonings
Squash Duo (summer, zucchini)— roasted with bell peppers and onions or roasted with citrus zest and cracked black pepper Broccoli— sautéed with garlic and Wisconsin butter or roasted four cheese gratin
Fall/winter — available September, October, November
Brussels Sprouts— roasted with smoked bacon or roasted with shallots, chives, brown butter, and parmesan
Cauliflower— roasted with brown butter and almonds, roasted with creamy goat cheese, or roasted with broccoli florets
Squash Trio (acorn, butternut, winter)— roasted with bell peppers and onions, roasted with brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans, or roasted with orange, ginger, and pecans
Plated dinners include pre-set or table-served salad from the preceding salad selections and fresh bakery baskets with butter prior to dinner.
DUET & COMBINATION DINNERS
CUSTOM STATION RECEPTIONS
Incorporate elements of style and décor into your menu with interactive, chef-prepared food stations. Browse our wide array of stations to create the perfect dining experience. In addition to the many selections we’ve presented here, we’d be happy to create something perfectly suited to your vision. All stations include basic themed décor, linens, and station equipment. Simple floral décor is also included to match the style of your event. Add a table-served green salad to kick off your guests’ journey for an additional $3 per guest. Other enhancements are available – let your imagination run free!
CLASSIC | Three stations 41 per guest
ELEGANT | Four stations 45 per guest
LUXE | Five stations 49 per guest
COUTURE | Six stations 53 per guest
A minimum of four stations is required to serve groups of 175-250. A minimum of five stations is required for groups of 250 or larger to facilitate optimum guest service.
LATE NIGHT & DESSERT PACKAGES
These packages are served for one hour of your choice and are applicable only as an enhancement to an existing dinner menu. Late night selections are presented with high quality disposable service ware.
What You Can Expect
Saz’s Catering holds client satisfaction at the very top of our priority list. To us, each couple and each wedding is treated with the utmost attention and care, resulting in a simple, stress-free planning experience you can be confident in from your initial consultation through the very last moment on the dance floor. The following amenities and services are complimentary when you choose Saz’s Catering:
- Professional and accommodating planning and service staff and culinary team
- Stock pattern china, silver flatware, coffee mug, and water goblet
- White, black, or ivory floor-length linens for buffet or stations (if applicable) and your choice of a solid-colored linen napkin (standard color selections based on availability)
- Complimentary cake cutting and serving (cake must be provided by a licensed bakery – per Wisconsin state law, no personal food items are permitted on the premises)
- Coffee service with dinner including regular and decaf coffee, plus hot tea and milk on request
We offer a standard linen package priced at $3 per guest to cover basic linen needs for your wedding. Our linen package includes:
- White, black or ivory floor-length linens for standard-sized (6’ or 8’) banquet tables (i.e. tables for gifts, place cards, DJ, cake, head table, etc.)
- White or ivory floor-length linens for standard-sized (60” or 72”) banquet round tables and cake table (if applicable)
Enhanced Services Available
Saz’s Catering provides full-service planning for weddings and other events and has longstanding relationships with event services vendors of all types in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Our menu includes our stock pattern of china and flatware. Glassware, buffet/station linens, upgrades, and enhancements are available (at an additional charge). Special requests, customized linen packages, and rental coordination are absolutely welcome and encouraged – please consult your event manager for details and recommendations.
Ceremony “Room Flip” Services
If you are holding a ceremony within the same space as your reception, requiring a “room flip” to ready the space for your reception, Saz’s Catering will assess a $2 per guest fee to reset the room for dinner for standard set up styles within a reasonable time frame. Complex set up (i.e. placing guest favors or centerpieces, extensive ancillary table set up, etc.) or condensed time frame requiring additional staff to facilitate will be quoted separately. Please consult your event manager for individualized assessment based on your particular event.
All menus herein are based on a minimum of 150 guests.
An additional fee will apply for smaller groups.
125-149 Add $2 per guest 100-124 Add $4 per guest
Due to fluctuating market conditions, pricing is subject to change and is valid for 120 days from the time of proposal. Menus are evaluated and adjusted once per calendar year. Should your pricing change, you will be notified in writing. With signed contract and deposit, Saz’s Catering guarantees that your menu pricing will not increase more than 5% above listed pricing at the time you secure your event.
Securing Your Event: Contracts and Deposits
Saz’s Catering requires that a signed contract accompany your initial event deposit in order to secure and confirm our services for your wedding. Your event date is not considered secure until Saz’s Catering is in receipt of both contract and deposit –
dates will not be held and prospective clients are not guaranteed a first right of refusal. For couples booking dates more than one calendar year in advance, the initial deposit amount is $1,000. For bookings contracted between six months and one year in advance, the initial deposit amount is 50% of the anticipated amount for all requested services.
Clients who have not yet determined a menu may estimate this amount based on a reasonable, realistic budget as discussed with their event manager. Deposits are non- refundable. Final guest count and menu may be modified up to 15 business days prior to your event.
When booking your event more than one year in advance, the payment schedule is as follows:
- To secure your date, a deposit of $1,000 or more (with signed contract) is
- Six months prior to your event, payment of 50% of your remaining balance is
- Your final balance is due to Saz’s Catering 15 business days prior to your
When booking your event less than one year in advance, the payment schedule is as follows:
- To secure your date, Saz’s Catering requires a 50% deposit based on your anticipated total (with signed contract).
- Your final balance is due to Saz’s Catering 15 business days prior to your
Service Charge and Sales Tax
Food and beverage are subject to a 22% service charge and applicable sales tax.
Service charges are applied to labor and other associated expenses and are not a gratuity. Gratuity is left entirely to the discretion of the client. Should you wish to extend a gratuity to the staff for your event, your event manager can assist you in doing so.
Final details, including guest count, menu selections, room diagram confirmation, itinerary, rental requirements, final payment, and any other information important to the success of your event, are due to your event manager or the Saz’s Catering office no less than 15 business days prior to your event. The final guest count is the minimum number of guests for which you will be charged and, along with any other associated charges, will determine your final balance due. After this time, your guest count may be increased, but not decreased, pending the availability of product, equipment, and staff to accommodate your request.
Special Menu Requests
This menu is designed to give you a taste of what Saz’s Catering can offer your event. A wide variety of other menus are available upon request. Have something particular in mind? The culinary staff at Saz’s Catering welcomes the opportunity to customize a menu based on your vision, your traditions, your favorites, or just something you think would be a perfect fit. Children’s, Vegetarian, and Dessert menus are available, and we are happy to work with any dietary restrictions you or your guests may have as we develop your menu. We are here to serve you – our guest – and your request is our pleasure!
Saz’s Catering is committed to using locally grown and sustainable products wherever possible. It is with this commitment that we utilize local resources for many of our ingredients.
A celebration is just not complete without some libations to enhance the festive ambiance. Saz’s offers full bar service at certain locations. Please consult your event manager for detailed bar pricing, including specialty items, signature cocktails, and complete bar packages.
Discounts and Special Incentive Rates
Saz’s Catering offers a 5% discount off of food and beverage pricing for Sunday weddings throughout the year. Saz’s Catering offers a 5% discount off of food and beverage pricing on all weddings (any day of the week) during the months of January, February, and March. Only one discount is offered per event. No discounts are offered on holidays or holiday weekends; for example, no discount is offered during Memorial or Labor Day weekends.
Holidays and Special Rates
Additional service charges will apply to the following dates: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Easter Weekend, and Fourth of July weekend. Service charges are billed at 1.5 times the standard rate.
Per Saz’s Catering policy and the policy of the State of Wisconsin Health Department, no left over food is permitted to leave the premises following an event. This is in an effort to safeguard against inadvertently improper food storage by guests and subsequent food safety concerns. All food product served during the course of an event becomes the property of Saz’s Catering. As such, Saz’s staff does not provide to go containers.
Deposits are non-refundable. If unforeseen circumstances necessitate the cancellation of your event, your deposit will be retained until the date has been re-booked by another party. If the date is not re-booked, your deposit will be forfeited.
Saz’s Catering often takes photographs of events, food and beverage displays, and table settings. By contracting our services, you give consent to Saz’s Catering to copyright, use, and publish photographs for marketing and illustration purposes. Should your event incorporate sensitive or confidential displays, please notify your event manager of these areas and any specific off-limits photography. If you would prefer that we refrain from publishing photographs of your event or guests, please let us know in advance of your event date.