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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.

Strawberry Shortcake

•Chocolate Eclairs
•Chantilly Cream Puffs
•Homemade Crepes
•Vanilla & Chocolate Cream Puffs
•Italian Cheesecake
•Chocolate Mousse Cake
•Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake
•Nut Tarts (Walnut or Pecan)
•Apple Tatin
•Strawberry Shortcake
•Carrot Cake
•Crème Bruleè
•Crème Caramel
•Chocolate Mousse
•Occasion Cakes
•Fruit Tarts
•The Marquise (French Meringue, Fresh Raspberries & Jam, Belgian Chocolate Ganache)
•The Teardrop (Belgian Chocolate, Belgian Chocolate Mousse, Chantilly Creme & Brandy Liquor Cherry – Chef Francis’ signature dessert)

taglioni pasta

•Homemade Open Lobster Ravioli
•Cacio e Pepe
•Shrimp Scampi
•Linguini & Clam Sauce
•Homemade Tagliolini or Capellini, Choose Sauce

grilled salmon & dill

•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

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•Seared Foie Gras with Golden Apples
•Foie Gras au Torchon on Toast (Homemade by Francis)
•Traditional French Escargot
•Escargot in Puff Pastry with Garlic & Butter Sauce
•Lobster en BelleVue Parisienne
•Lobster Cocktail with Mango
•Tuna Tartare
•Oysters Rockefeller
•Raw Bar: Your Choice with Accoutrements: Lemon, Cocktail & Mignonette Sauces (Add Vodka, etc. for Shooters)
•Marinated Grilled Octopus
•Viking Village Scallops Wrapped in Prosciutto
•Shrimp Salad on Toast
•Shrimp Cocktail
•Shrimp Flambe with Cognac or Whiskey
•Shrimp Rolled Zucchini Tapenad

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•Homemade Chicken Fingers
•Homemade Pigs in Blanket
•Gazpacho in Shot Glasses
•Eggplant Caponata in Shot Glasses
•Dried Prunes Wrapped in Bacon
•Warm Camembert Cheese with Homemade Bread Twists (Add Prosciutto to Bread Twists)
•Mini Croque Monsieur: Ham & Cheese Sandwich with Bechamel Sauce on Top
•Domestic and/or Imported Cheese Platter with Crackers, Grapes & Berries
•Puff Pastry Tart with Grilled Zucchini, Sundried Tomato, Onion & Fresh Herbs
•Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart, Fresh Thyme, add Heirloom or Cherry Tomatoes
•Onion Galette: Garlic, Scallions & Onion Pie with Parmesan & Dijon Mustard
•Olive Tapenade (Olives, Capers, Spices, Anchovies) with Flatbreads, Pita or Crackers
•Zucchini Tart with Crumbled Sausage & Dijon
•Assorted Vegetable & Cheese Canapes
•Tri-Corne Canape with Asparagus & Alfredo Cheese

mixed green vegetables

•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
•Pommes Darphin
•Gratin Dauphinois
•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

filet mignon by francis

•Sirloin in Brioche
•Rib-Eye Steak au Poivre
•Filet Mignon with a Variety of Sauces (Bordelaise, Madeira or Bernaise)
•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
•Stuffed Turkey
•Chicken or Veal Francaise, Piccata, Parmigiana, Marsala or Saltimbocca
•Tenderloin of Pork with an Orange Gastric Sauce

arugula pears & pecorino salad

•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 Garden Salad with Homemade Dressing
•Caprese Salad: Sliced Homemade Mozzarella and Tomatoes with Balsamic Glaze

•French Onion
•New England Clam Chowder
•Lobster Bisque
•Butternut Squash – In Season
•Pumpkin – In Season

Salmon & Crab Napoleon

•Crab Salad on Toast
•Crab & Spinach in Philo Dough with Saffron Sauce
•Mini Crab Cakes
•Deviled Eggs with Crab
•Clams Casino with Prosciutto
•Clams Oreganata
•Steamed Clams, Fresh Garlic & White Wine
•Salmon Tartare
•Smoked Salmon Rolls with Avocado
•Salmon Mousse on Pumpernickel
•Smoked Salmon on Blinis
•Smoked Salmon & Crab Napoleon
•Steamed Mussels, Fresh Garlic & White Wine
•Herb Crusted Baby Lamb Chops
•Sirloin Beef Tips on Toast with Bearnaise Sauce

mozarella & roasted peppers

•Stuffed Mushrooms
•Traditional Bruschetta
•Roasted Red Peppers & Homemade Mozzarella on Garlic Toast, Balsamic Glaze
•Avocado & Coconut on Toast
•Crudité Platter
•Italian Antipasti Platter or Charcuterie Board
•Variety of Tapas: Prosciutto, Chorizo, Mixed Olives, Roasted Peppers, Cheeses, Cured Meats
•Prosciutto & Cantaloupe
•Quiche (Veggie, Broccoli & Cheddar, Leeks, etc.)
•Deviled Eggs
•Pissaladiere: Similar to Pizza; Toppings Include Caramelized Onions, Anchovies, Tomatoes, Olives, Thyme, Cured Meats & Vegetables
•Caprese Skewers: Mozzarella Balls, Cherry Tomatoes, Drizzle of Pesto or Balsamic Glaze
•Bread Bowl Dips – Crab, Onion, Spinach, Hummus…with Bread Sticks, Bread & Crackers

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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.