Now is the time to start thinking about your holiday parties and family gatherings if you haven’t already!

So today, we’re sharing a handful of sample holiday party catering menus to give a little inspiration. 

Each of our holiday catering menus has been thoughtfully curated to capture the essence of the holidays, from the service style to the actual dishes being served. You’ll find everything from mouth watering appetizers that kick off the festivities to sumptuous main courses that leave a lasting impression. Our chefs have been working hard to cultivate a symphony of flavors that complement the warmth and togetherness of the season. 

Check out our freshest holiday catering menus:

Thanksgiving Traditions

Style: Family-Style – Casual, Cozy, and Interactive

Blend the warmth of cherished family traditions with delectable flavors of the season and way less stress with a catered meal. Servers will provide platters of each option to the table for guests to serve themselves and share a bite!

Featured crème: 

  • Cider Brined Turkey: House Made Cranberry Sauce & Turkey Gravy

Featured Dishes:

  • Salad: Autumn Caesar 
  • Side: Mashed Potatoes 
  • Side: Gratin Sage Stuffing
  • Dessert: Caramel Apple Pecan Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise

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Happy Holidays

Style: Plated – Elegant & Upscale

Plated meals are great for more formal holiday parties because they provide a personalized dining experience that adds an extra touch of sophistication and care to the festivities! One thing people sometimes worry about with a plated option is the food being warm enough, but our Rocky Mountain team can serve 500 guests in 22 minutes or less. This means that everything comes out warm and ready to indulge in over conversation!

Featured Entree: 

  • Herb Roasted Sliced Beef Shoulder Loin: Imperial Pumpkin Ale Demi-Glace with Charred Green Onion

Featured Dishes:

  • Beet Apple Salad
  • Roasted Sweet Potato & Quinoa
  • Five Varieties of Roasted Potatoes 
  • Pan Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts 
  • Pecan Pie

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Style: Stations – Upbeat & Modern; encourages mixing and mingling!

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For a holiday gathering filled with mingling and festive cheer, consider dinner stations where your guests can sample an array of delightful holiday flavors while enjoying an open and social atmosphere. Great for corporate holiday parties where you want an element of relationship-building and camaraderie!

Featured Passed Hors D’oeuvres: 

  • Stuffed Mushroom
  • Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates
  • Mini Crab Cakes

Stationed Appetizer:

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip & Bruschetta 

Drink Station:

  • Elevated Hot Cocoa

Petite Dessert Package:

  • Salted Caramel & Chocolate Ganache Bites
  • Cheesecake Bites
  • Macarons

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Everything Holidays

Style: Buffet – Casual & Interactive 

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Buffets are great for any style event. From family gatherings to team luncheons, they allow people to serve themselves, eat at their own pace, and strike up festive conversations over a bountiful, beautiful spread! Most groups also decide to do a cocktail hour first with some tasty passed hors d’oeuvres. 

Featured Passed Hors D’oeuvres:

  • Chicken and Waffles
  • Mini Chile Relleno Cups

Feature Buffets: 

  • Bright Lights:
    • Appetizer: Roasted Delicata Squash with Fennel, Chicory, Quince, Drunken Goat, Cheese, Crushed Walnuts Preserved, Lemon Vinaigrette
    • Entrée: Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Grilled Endive and Smoked Almond Romesco Sauce
    • Entrée: Salmon a la Nage with Winter Vegetables, Crispy Kale, and Roasted Carrot Puree
    • Side: Pan Roasted Broccoli Rapini with Chili Sofrito and Brown Butter
    • Side: “Roasted 5” – Five Varieties of Roasted Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots and Scarlet Chard
    • Side: House Baked Rolls with Sea Salt Whipped Butter
  • Holly Jolly:
    • Salad: Winter Barley & Arugula with Acorn Squash, Chipped Aged Cheddar, Craisins, Puffed Farro, and Warm Maple Dressing
    • Entrée: Slow & Low Herb Roasted Shoulder Loin with Smoked Forrest Mushroom Veal Glace
    • Entrée: Speck Wrapped Colorado Trout with Haricot Vert, Roasted Corn & Tomato, and Sauce Bercy
    • Side: Lemon Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Shallots and Cider Gastrique
    • Side: Golden Potato Gratin with Caramelized Cippolini Onions, Pecorino Romano and Brown Butter Herb Crust
    • Side: House Baked Rolls with Sea Salt Whipped Butter

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Winter Wonderland Desserts

Style: Stations – Fun & Energetic

You can’t forget the sweet treats—it’s the season of indulgence after all! Dessert stations add an extra layer of sweetness and excitement to holiday parties, allowing guests to indulge in a variety of delectable treats and create their own personalized dessert experience.

Petite Dessert Package:

  • Pumpkin Mousse in Chocolate Cups
  • Banana Cream Pie Shooter
  • Macarons

Dessert Stations:

  • Flambéed Donut Station with Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Dessert Crepe Station with Strawberries Nutella, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Sauce and Caramel Sauce
  • Creme Brulé Bar with choice of Vanilla Bean, Mocha and Espresso Pumpkin Spiced

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Style: Family Style – Casual & Cozy

Because it’s not a holiday dessert spread without pie, right?

Featured Pies:

  • Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
  • Grasshopper Pie

Silent Night Beverages

Style: Stations – Easy & Abundant

Cocktails and Mocktails

Unique holiday beverages that keep the festivities going are always a good idea. These are placed as a spread, so it’s easy to grab and go.

Beverage Stations:

  • Elevated Hot Cocoa, Hot Caramel Apple Cider, Eggnog Chai Latte and Coffee Bar
  • Specialty Stationed Mocktails: White Cosmopolitan, Strawberry Nojito, Cranberry Mule and Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer

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Choose Your Holiday Party Spread & Taste Delectable Seasonal Favorites 

Our chefs are ready to welcome you to our table to taste everything Rocky Mountain Catering Denver has to offer. And if you have something in mind that’s not on the menu, let us know, and we’ll see if we can make it happen! Explore our holiday party catering services, or contact us to start planning.