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Catering by Francis

In addition to private dining and cooking classes, Chef Francis and his team have catered countless events, both large and small, on Long Beach Island and the surrounding Jersey Shore communities. We offer full-service home catering, destination catering (yacht clubs, country clubs, etc.), as well as “drop and go” catering.

Full-Service Catering

Full-service catering includes all aspects of event catering including (but not limited to) the creation of the menu, the purchase of beverages and non-foodstuffs, rental coordination, floral service, car service, delivery and set up, storage, clean up, wait staff & bartending services.

Drop and Go Catering

Drop & go catering means the food, beverages and non-foodstuffs are delivered to the desired destination (kitchen, backyard, club, etc.) and then our catering team leaves. Drop and go catering is perfect for events like a backyard barbeque or informal gathering.

catered events, services & dishes

The lists noted below are not all-inclusive. If there is an event or service you have in mind but do not see, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Weddings (Indoor and Outdoor)
Bachelorette Parties
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Business Meetings & Conferences
Holiday Celebrations
Baby and Bridal Showers
Rehearsal Dinners
Family Reunions
Funerals and Life Celebrations
High Tea
Vow Renewals & Anniversary Celebrations

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Menus Prepared by Our Classically Trained Executive French Chef
Seated/Plated/Served Menus, Cocktail Parties & Buffets
Custom Menu Consulting & Creation
Private Chef Service, Butlers, Waitstaff & Bartenders
Coordination of Specialty Rentals (Tables, Chairs, Tents, Linen)
Dishes, Stem & Flatware, Lighting, Novelty Items & More
Complete Set-up & Clean-up on Day of Service
Venue Consulting & Event Planning
Floral Design, Table Decor & Photographer Coordination
Purchase of Paper & Plastic Items & Soft Beverages

Suggested Menu Dishes

The lists are not all-inclusive; if you don’t see a specific dish, please contact us as we are happy to create a custom menu specific to your tastes, dietary restrictions and/or budget.

Tuna Tartare
Smoked Salmon Rolls
Salmon Tartare
Salmon Mousse on Pumpernickel
Shrimp Cocktail
Clams Casino
Steamed Clams or Mussels, White Wine & Fresh Garlic
Mussels Marinara, Mild or Hot
Fresh Grilled Octopus with Arugula and Lemon
Oysters with Prosciutto & Balsamic Vinegar
Oysters Rockefeller
Mini Crab Cakes
Soft Shell Crab (in Season)
Crab & Spinach Puff Pastry
Traditional Bruschetta
Stuffed Mushrooms
Italian Antipasti
Melon with Prosciutto
Baby Lamb Chops
Sirloin Beef Tips on Toast or Skewers
Caprese Skewers
Goat Cheese & Cherry Tomato Tarts
Variety of Cheese & Vegetable Canapés
Variety of Mini Quiches
Mini Meatballs
Mini Rice Balls
Bread Bowl Dips: Spinach, Crab, Hummus, etc.
Raw Bar: Oysters, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Crab, Lobster & accoutrements
Viking Village Scallops Wrapped in Prosciutto or Bacon
Fresh Grilled Octopus over Broccoli Rabe & Roasted Red Peppers
Imported and/or Domestic Cheese Platter with Grapes & Berries
Roasted Red Pepper & Fresh Mozzarella on Toast with Balsamic Glaze
Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart with Fresh Thyme

Arugula, Sliced Pears & Shaved Pecorino Romano with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Orange & Grapefruit, Shrimp with Homemade Citrus Sauce

Baby Greens, Cranberries, Walnuts, Fresh Raspberries, Goat/Feta/Blue Cheese & Homemade Raspberry Sauce

Caesar (Add Grilled Chicken or Shrimp)

Mixed Baby Greens with Homemade Dressing

Caprese Salad: Sliced Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes with Balsamic Glaze

Sirloin in Brioche
Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce
Beef Bourguignon
Breast of Duck, Variety of Sauces
Tenderloin of Veal Medallions
Veal Chop
Veal Osso Bucco
Pork Osso Bucco
Rack of Lamb
Coq au Vin
Roasted Chicken
Sausage, Peppers & Onions
Stuffed Turkey
Hot & Sweet Sausage
Chicken or Veal Francaise, Piccata, Parmigiana, Marsala or Saltimbocca
Tenderloin of Pork with an Orange Gastric Sauce

Eggplant Rollatini
Eggplant Parmigiana
Green String Beans
Rice Pilaf
Saffron Rice
Variety of Grilled Vegetables
Glazed Baby Carrots
Grilled Asparagus
Stuffed or Sauteed Mushrooms
Bayaldi (Roasted Eggplant, Tomato & Zucchini)
Grilled Yukon Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
Broccoli Rabe Sautéed in Fresh Garlic & Olive Oil
Sauteed Spinach in Fresh Garlic & Olive Oil
Broccoli and or Cauliflower, Sautéed in Fresh Garlic & Olive Oil

French Onion

New England Clam Chowder


Butternut Squash – In Season

Pumpkin – In Season

Homemade Open Lobster Ravioli
Cacio e Pepe
Shrimp Scampi
Linguini & Clam Sauce
Penne Vodka
Baked Ziti
Lasagna Bolognese
Lasagna Vegetarian
Angel Hair or Spaghetti Marinara or Bolognese or Carbonara
Homemade Tagliolini or Capellini, Choose Sauce

Dover Sole
Chilean Sea Bass
Red Snapper
Viking Village Scallops
Orata & Bronzino (Mediterranean Sea Bass)
Marinated Grilled Salmon Cutlets, Dill & Bearnaise Sauce
Paella with Choice of Seafood, Chicken & Spanish Chorizo
Viking Village Scallops Wrapped in Prosciutto

Chocolate Eclairs
Chantilly Cream Puffs
Vanilla & Chocolate Cream Puffs
Italian Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake
Nut Tarts (Walnut or Pecan)
Apple Tartin
Strawberry Shortcake
Carrot Cake
Crème Bruleè
Crème Caramel
Chocolate Mousse
Novelty/Occasion Cakes & Pies (Available Upon Request)
Fruit Tarts (Strawberry, Apple, Blue Berry, Raspberry, Mixed Fruit/Berries)
The Marquise (a dense chocolate French dessert & Fresh Raspberries)
The Teardrop (Chef Francis’ signature dessert)

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“Francis provides Personal Cheffing Services, Cooking Classes and Catering to the following regions:”


Long Beach Island
All Jersey Shore Communities
Manahawkin and Stafford Township
Little Egg Harbor
Forked River


Atlantic City
Sea Isle City
Cape May
All New Jersey State (North, South, West)
New York City and Boroughs
Greenwich, CT.
Philadelphia, PA

* Please inquire about areas not listed.

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Chef Francis and his team follow all required and necessary CDC guidelines and regulations. They are masked, gloved and are a respectful distance from each other and guests when working.