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Catering

The Cookery is a one-stop shop for all of your catering needs!  We cater large events off-site all over the Central Illinois area and we can even host small events up to 50 at our venue in Morton.

Let us cater your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or baby or bridal shower today!

We also can provide hassle-free drop and go catering to your business and even come to your house and cook for a special group that you are hosting in your home. This is a great option for those of you still worried about coming back to the restaurant scene.  We understand!  You can still have a safe and memorable dinner right in your own home customized to the needs of your guests!  

Need a cake or baked goods for your party?  The Cookery can provide cakes, cookies, or gourmet cupcakes for any special event.  We can do most desserts! 

Ask about our “Sack or Box Lunches” available for pickup or delivery!  Starting at $12 and up!

Everything is packed single serve style for a safe on-the-go option!

 The Cookery’s Catering Menu

These menu prices reflect drop and go catering costs for 35 people or less.  Any more than 35 guests will also have a gratuity of 18% to stay onsite to refill buffet food/ service guests, which will be added to the bill.

Weddings will have a 20% gratuity added to the bill.

Lunch Sandwich Buffet

$18 per person and includes kettle chips and an assorted cookie tray. Drinks available at an additional charge. This buffet is available for 15 or more people. Less than 15, we will customize your buffet for you!

 

Choose One Cold Tray

  • Fresh Fruit Display (seasonal fruits)
  • Vegetable Crudité with Ranch Dip
  • Domestic Cheeses with Crackers, and Grapes (Additional $2 per person)

Choose One Salad

  • Tossed Salad with Vegetable Toppings, Ranch & Italian
  • Vegetable Penne Pasta Salad
  • Cucumber, Onion & Tomato Vinegar Salad
  • Broccoli Cauliflower Sunflower & Bacon Salad
  • Fresh Fruit Salad (seasonal fruits)
  • Corn Elotes Salad
  • Panzanella Bread Salad
  • Black Bean & Corn Salsa w/ Tortilla Chips
  • Traditional Hummus with Garlic Herb Naan

Choose Two Main Lunch Options

  • Chicken Salad Croissant or Wrap
  • Cold Veggie Ranch Pizza
  • Turkey Bacon & Swiss Croissant or Wrap
  • Ham & Swiss on Wheat, Dijon Mayo
  • Sausage & Red Bell Pepper Bread
  • Ham & Cheese Stromboli
  • Broccoli Cheddar Stromboli
  • Roast Beef & Cheddar on Onion Roll, Horseradish Mayo ($2 pp upcharge for beef)
  • Veggie Wrap or Sandwich with Herbed Cream Cheese Spread
  • Southwest Chicken Wrap or Salad
  • Spinach Salad with Mushrooms, Eggs, Onion and Bacon Vinaigrette
  • Chef Salad with Ranch or Honey Mustard
  • Cobb Salad with Bleu Cheese or Ranch
  • Spring Greens with Balsamic, Strawberries, Nuts and Parmesan
  • Greek Salad with Feta and Vinaigrette
  • Soup Option (Southwest chili, minestrone, tomato basil, broccoli cheddar, loaded potato, beer cheese, cream of mushroom, stuffed pepper, pumpkin chicken chili, zuppa Tuscana, or chicken noodle.
  • Any of our dinner options are also available for lunch, just ask about pricing! 

Italian Feast Buffet

$29 per person and includes a variety of breads and desserts.  Drinks available at an additional charge.  Choose from cheesecake or cheesecake parfaits & Italian cookies for dessert. Upgrade to tiramisu for an additional charge.

 

Choose One Cold Tray

  • Fresh Fruit Display with Yogurt Dip
  • Vegetable Crudité with Ranch Dip
  • Domestic Cheeses with Sliced Meats, Crackers, and Grapes (Additional $2 per person)

Choose One Salad

  • Tossed Salad with Vegetable Toppings, Ranch & Italian
  • Vegetable Penne Pasta Salad
  • Caesar Salad with Croutons
  • Marinated Vegetable Panzanella Bread Salad
  • White Bean Herb Salad

Pick 1 Entrée, 1 Starch, and 1 Vegetable

  • Entrée – *Choose 2 entrees for additional $3 per person

    • Sliced Italian Sausages
    • Chicken Parmesan
    • Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
    • Chicken Marsala
    • Chicken Breast in Dijon Cream
    • Meat & Cheese Lasagna
    • Veggie Lasagna with Cream Sauce
    • Pork & Beef Meatballs Marinara 
  • Starches

    • Pasta Marinara Bake
    • Herb Roasted Potatoes
    • 3 Cheese Tortellini (Additional $2 per person)
    • Alfredo & Pasta Bake
    • Roasted Garlic Red Potato Mash
  • Vegetables

    • Skinny Green Beans w/ Bacon
    • Skinny Green Beans Almondine
    • Green Beans with Pecans and Dried Cherries
    • Parsley Buttered Carrots
    • Vegetable Medley with Herb Butter (Brocc, Cauli, Carrot)

In-House Smoked

Hickory BBQ Buffet

 

$33 per person. Includes sandwich rolls, sweet and spicy BBQ sauces, corn bread and assorted desserts.  Drinks available at an additional charge.  Choose from Texas Sheet Cake or Apple or Peach Cobbler for dessert.

Choose One Cold Tray

  • Fresh Fruit Display with Yogurt Dip
  • Vegetable Crudité with Ranch Dip
  • Domestic Cheeses with Sliced Meats, Crackers, and Grapes (Additional $2 per person)

Choose One Cold Salad

  • Tossed Salad with Vegetable Toppings, Ranch, Italian & French
  • Southwest Salad Corn Elotes Salad with Tex Mex Ranch 
  • House Made Cole Slaw (Creamy or Vinegar)
  • Bacon Ranch Cheddar Potato Salad
  • Mustard Red Skin Potato Salad
  • Broccoli Cauliflower Raisin Bacon Salad

Pick 1 Meat Entrée and 2 Sides

  • Meats – *Add a 2nd meat for an additional $3 per person

    • Smoked Pulled Pork
    • Brown Sugar Shredded Beef (additional$3 per person)
    • Smoked Turkey Thighs
    • Fire Roasted Chicken
    • Brisket (additional $4 per person)
  • Sides

    • Jalapeno Corn Mac n Cheese
    • Brown Sugar Baked Beans
    • Potato Chip Mac n Cheese
    • Cinnamon Apples
    • Seasoned Steak Fries
    • Green Beans
    • Maple Glazed Carrots
    • Buttered Corn
    • Succotash

Homestyle Buffet

$29 per person. Includes a variety of rolls, butter and assorted desserts.  Drinks available at an additional charge.  Choose from pie, cobbler, or pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing for dessert.

 

Choose One Cold Tray

  • Fresh Fruit Display with Yogurt Dip
  • Vegetable Crudité with Ranch Dip
  • Domestic Cheeses with Sliced Meats, Crackers, and Grapes (Additional $2 per person)

Choose One Cold Salad

  • Tossed Salad with Vegetable
  • Toppings, Ranch, Italian & French
  • Waldorf Salad
  • Jello Salad
  • Bacon Ranch Cheddar Potato Salad
  • Mustard Red Skin Potato Salad
  • Broccoli Cauliflower Raisin Salad

Pick 1 Entrée, 1 Starch, and 1 Vegetable

  • Entrées – *For 2 meats add $3 per person*

    • Meatloaf (Additional $2 per person)
    • Rolled Beef Au Jus (Additional $3 per person)
    • Pot Roast (Additional $4 per person)
    • Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff (Additional $3 per person)
    • Glazed Ham
    • Herb Roasted Butter Chicken
  • Starches

    • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy (white or dark)
    • Mac n Cheese
    • Wild Rice Blend
    • Au Gratin Potatoes (Additional $1 per person)
    • Herb Roasted Potatoes
    • Egg Noodles in Butter or Gravy
  • Vegetables

    • Green Beans
    • Maple Glazed Carrots
    • Buttered Corn
    • Vegetable Medley
    • Green String Beans Almondine

Hearty Hors D’oeuvres Buffet

$32 per person. Drinks and desserts available at an additional charge.  15 guests or more please.  Less than 15, we will happily customize your meal.

 

Choose One Cold Tray

  • Fresh Fruit Display with Yogurt Dip
  • Vegetable Crudité with Ranch Dip
  • Domestic Cheeses with Sliced Meats, Crackers, and Grapes (Additional $2 per person)

Choose One Dip

  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip (choice of Toasted Bread or Tortilla Chips)
  • Crab Dip with Tortilla Chips (Additional $3 per person)
  • Pepperoni Pizza Dip w/ Crostini
  • Cold Shrimp Cocktail Dip with Crackers (Additional $3 per person)
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip with Tortilla Chips
  • Cheesy Beef & Bean Dip
  • Cold 7 Layer Taco Dip with Tortilla Chips

Pick Four Hors D’oeuvres

  • Sweet Potato Phyllo Tartlet
  • Butternut Squash Pot Stickers with Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
  • House Fried Chips with Smoky Aioli
  • Potato Skins filled with Cheese, Bacon, and Scallions
  • Cream Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Parmesan Breadcrumbs
  • Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Meatballs – Sweet BBQ, Chipotle, Marinara, Swedish, or Teriyaki
  • Feta Bruschetta
  • Cold Cut Mini Sandwiches with Assorted Sauces (ham, turkey, salami)
  • Pork Pot Stickers with Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
  • Cracked Pepper Turkey Mini Sandwiches on Brioche
  • Peanut Satay or Teriyaki Chicken Skewers (Additional $1 per person)
  • Roasted Chicken Rollups
  • Turkey Bacon Ranch Rollups
  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers
  • Boneless Wings – Buffalo, Sweet BBQ, or Chipotle
  • Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad Cups (Additional $1 per person) (individual minis)
  • Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad Croissants
  • Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
  • Caprese Skewers
  • Sausage and Red Bell Pepper Bread
  • Beef Sliders with Bacon, Cheddar, and Ranch Sauce
  • Pulled Pork Sliders
  • Crab Rangoon with Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • Mini Beef Wellingtons (extra $3 per person)
  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (extra $3 per person)

Drink Menu

Priced to serve 75 servings.  We can adjust to serve more or less if necessary. All drinks will be served in bulk hollowware unless a bartender is requested.  The cost for a bartender is $55 per hour for a minimum of 3 hours.

 

Hot Beverages For 75

  • Mulled Apple Cider (N/A)  $125
  • Coffee Bar w/ Assorted Creams  and Coffees $125

Cold Beverages for 75

  • *Non-alcoholic
  • Cherry Limeade / Flavored Lemonades $100 each
  • Iced Tea / Lemonade  $75 each

Other fun customized offerings~ These are priced to order

  • Elaborate Charcuterie Boards (cured meats, cheeses, olives, dried fruits, crackers, grapes, berries, jam or relish, and lots of other fun foods are included here)
  • Mediterranean Charcuterie Board (includes meat and cheese of Mediterranean influence as well as phyllo pastries, olives, fresh cucumbers and peppers, yogurt and hummus dips and spreads with naan)
  • Hot Chocolate Board 
  • Sundae Topping Board
  • Mini Chocolates Display
  • Omelet or Crepe Station (made to order with a variety of toppings/fillings)