Buffet Menu Ideas

Buffet Menu Ideas That are Nothing Short of Pure Delicious Genius

Coming up with delectable buffet menu ideas for important events can be a tough task because of the sheer number of guests. You not only have to make it taste delicious, but present it so. Instead of worrying about what the guests will prefer, indulge them in diversity of foods to choose from...
PartyJoys Staff
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2018
One of the best things about having a buffet is that you don't need to visit each and every table to make sure the guests are being served. "Help yourself" style of buffet menu is the most popular and entertained choice of food and beverage service. From rehearsal dinners to wedding receptions, birthdays to anniversary parties, the variety of cuisines and dishes served looks elegant and invites guests in. Whether your event is casual or extravagantly formal, a buffet can be easily incorporated. Considering what budget you are working on and the type of event which is being celebrated, a menu can be set. And to help you plan your upcoming event, here's a detailed list of ideas on the menus.
Ideas on Buffet Menu
The following samples will give you details on how you can go about deciding the perfect menu for any special occasion. Rather than getting stuck with just a couple of recipes for your party, why not get all the information you want.
BREAKFAST MENU

Hors d'oeuvre
  • Peanut Butter Waffles
  • Cinnamon Crunch Bagel
  • Eggs w/Red Onion & Spinach
  • Farina w/Apricots & Almonds
  • Egg in a Hole w/Berries & Yogurt
Salads
  • Chopped Apple & Feta Salad
  • Creamy Barley Salad w/Apples
  • Lettuce, Orange & Pecan Salad
  • Frisée Salad w/Pears & Manchego
  • Cobb Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette
Poultry
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
  • Chicken Burritos w/Sour Cream
  • Toast w/Ricotta, Chicken & Grapes
  • Goat Cheese Omelet w/Grilled Chicken
Beef & Pork
  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Egg & Beef Sandwich
  • Ham & Swiss Cheddar Quiche
  • Bacon, Cheddar & Avocado Waffles
  • Pepper & Onion Potatoes w/Bacon
Seafood
  • California Sushi Rolls
  • Breakfast Shrimp & Grits
  • Grilled Fish w/Steamed Rice
  • Broiled Salmon or Dried Horse Mackerel
  • Tamagoyaki (rolled omelet) w/Soy Sauce
Pasta
  • Fusilli w/Brown Butter Sage
  • Creamy Ravioli & Pesto Gratin
  • Ravioli w/Grape Tomatoes & Wine
  • Spaghetti w/Mushrooms & Chard
  • Baked Ravioli w/Chicken Sausage
Desserts
  • S'mores
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Strawberry Shortcakes
  • Fresh Assorted Cookies
  • Plain Donut w/Chocolate Milk
Drinks
  • Strawberry Shakes
  • Orange Macaroon
  • Fruit Yogurt Delight
  • Black Forest Coffee
  • Champagne Mimosa

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LUNCH MENU

Hors d'oeuvre
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Wild Mushrooms on Crostini
  • Jumbo Shrimp w/Cocktail Sauce
  • Sushi Tuna Roulades w/Wasabi Aioli
  • Black-eyed Pea Fritters w/Hot Pepper Relish
Salads
  • Black Bean & Corn Salad
  • Shrimp Salad in Cucumber Cups
  • Caesar Salad w/Garlic Croûtons
  • Greek Salad w/Herb Vinaigrette
  • Lobster Salad in Cherry Tomatoes
Poultry
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Chicken Stroganoff
  • Chicken w/Parmesan, Garlic & Herb Crust
  • Belgian Endive Spears w/Chicken Tarragon
  • Grilled Teriyaki Marinated Chicken Breast
Beef & Pork
  • Pork Cops w/Mustard Sauce
  • Cuban Braised Beef & Peppers
  • Spiced Beef w/Sweet Potatoes
  • Broccoli Rabe & Beef Flat Bread
  • Sweet & Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder
Seafood
  • Herbed Tuna in Tomatoes
  • Creamy Shrimp & Poblanos
  • Crispy Breaded Shrimp w/Beans
  • Salmon w/Brown Butter, Almonds & Green Beans
  • Honey-soy Glazed Salmon w/Spinach & Peppers
Pasta
  • Asian Pasta Salad
  • Fettuccine w/Rainbow Chard & White Beans
  • Rigatoni w/Sautéed Eggplant & Tomatoes
  • Rigatoni w/Sweet Potato, Oregano & Parmesan
  • Penne Pasta w/Roasted Tomatoes & Spring Vegetables
Desserts
  • Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
  • Molasses Sweetened Pudding
  • Chocolate & Strawberry Truffles
  • Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream Cake
  • Apple Crisp w/Baked Pecans & Brown Sugar
Drinks
  • Raspberry Iced Tea
  • Florida-Concourse Colada
  • California-Sunset Margarita
  • Piña Colada Smoothie
  • Selection of Sparkling Wines

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DINNER MENU

Hors d'oeuvre
  • Peking Duck Wraps
  • Spiced Sesame Tuna
  • Smoked Salmon Roulades
  • English Bacon-wrapped Oysters
  • Pan-seared Vegetable Dumplings
Salads
  • Salmon Nicoise Salad
  • White Bean & Tuna Panzanella
  • Citrus Salmon w/Watercress Salad
  • Crab Meat Salad on a Belgian Endive
  • Turkey Salad w/Tomato, Avocado & Parmesan
Poultry
  • Coconut Chicken & Rice
  • Roast Chicken w/Olives, Garlic & Thyme
  • Smoked Chicken Sausage, Boursin & Apple
  • Chicken w/Lemon-Garlic Green Beans
  • Satay Chicken w/Snow Peas & Cilantro
Beef & Pork
  • Pork Chops w/Balsamic Onions
  • Pork Chops w/Garlic Broccoli
  • Roasted Pork w/Brussels Sprouts & Apricots
  • Indian-style Beef Kebab in Coconut Curry
  • Spicy Pork Tenderloin w/Potatoes & Peppers
Seafood
  • Shrimp Scampi w/Spinach
  • Blackened Salmon & Rice
  • Maple-glazed Salmon w/Pineapple
  • Asian-style Halibut in Parchment
  • Blackened Bass w/Cornbread & Greens
Pasta
  • Spaghetti w/Beef Mushroom Sauce
  • Linguine w/Caper & Green Olive Sauce
  • Basil Pesto Pasta w/Zucchini & Mint
  • Multi-grain Pasta w/Sweet Potatoes & Leeks
  • Fusilli w/Spinach, Ricotta & Golden Raisins
Desserts
  • Pecan Nut Pie
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Black Forest Gateau
  • Pear & Ginger Strudel
  • Fresh Fruit Pavlova
Drinks
  • The Manhattan
  • Greek Mojito
  • Cajun Lemonade Cocktail
  • Peach-cherry Sparkler
  • Hong Kong-Mellow Martini

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Hopefully, the above mentioned buffet menu templates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner has given you creative inspiration to come up with your own menu as well. Try the combination for the entire menu list and have a fabulous event.
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