Sara J Catering

Party & Event Catering

Check out our

Chef’s Special Catering Menu

Click to download a printable Catering Menu

For more information or to set up a tasting appointment, please call (818) 347-6241.



Fresh Fruit

Colorful arrangement of cut fresh fruit


Morning Pastries

assortment of 7 pastries: butter croissant, chocolate croissant, cinnamon swirl danish, cheese plait danish, raspberry danish


Crudité Display

beautiful arrangement of assorted fresh vegetables served w/ guacamole & spinach dip


Curried Chicken Salad Tomato Bites

chicken breast salad seasoned w/ curry served in bite-size cherry tomatoes


Smoked Salmon

delicate slices of gravlax, dill flavored lox, & pastrami cured lox served atop black rye bread & accompanied w/ boiled eggs, sliced Bermuda onions & imported capers


Cold Poached Salmon

beautiful whole poached salmon served w/ cucumber dill sauce & fresh mango salsa







House Salad

mixed green salad w/ artichoke hearts & hearts of palm served w/ mustard tarragon vinaigrette


Boston Lettuce Salad

grilled eggplant, red & yellow peppers served in boston lettuce cup & topped w/ garlic croutons & balsamic vinaigrette


Grilled Asparagus & Portabello Salad

layers of grilled asparagus & portabello mushrooms served w/ balsamic vinaigrette


Seared Ahi Salad

ahi tuna & enoki mushrooms on a bed of baby greens served w/ wasabi vinaigrette


Fresh Asparagus Salad

asparagus, cherry tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, belgian endive, radicchio & toasted pine nuts tossed w/ red wine vinaigrette

Greek Salad

fresh tomato, cucumber, onions, feta cheese & olives on a bed of romaine lettuce dressed w/ lemon juice & olive oil


Tuna Salad

tuna, hard-boiled egg, fresh onions, cherry tomatoes, corn, avocado & mushrooms on a bed of mixed baby greens tossed in a caesar dressing


Santa-Fe Salad

roasted bell peppers, fresh red onions & romaine lettuce tossed in our homemade santa fe dressing topped w/ sliced avocado, corn, tomato, black beans & crisp tortilla strips





Appetizer Stations

* = Available as Tray Passed Appetizers



Kung Pao Chicken

boneless chunks of chicken sauteéd in a ginger-soy sauce served w/ rice noodles & topped w/ green onions & peanuts


Beef & Broccolini

tender steak slices marinated in hoisen sauce & stir fried w/ fresh broccolini


Vegetable Egg Rolls *

crispy fried vegetarian egg rolls served w/ a tangy plum sauce


Mandarin Dumplings *

chicken & cilantro filled dumplings pan fried to perfection & served in our homemade Szechwan sauce


Lo Mein

assorted chinese vegetables stir-fried w/ soft noodles

choices:  vegetarian, chicken or beef


Sweet & Sour Chicken

boneless chicken pieces stir fried w/ assorted bell peppers in a pineapple sauce


Fried Rice

rice stir fried w/ bok choy, mushrooms, bean sprouts, & peas

choice of:  vegetable, chicken or beef


Wontons *

chicken or beef filled dumplings fried & steamed to perfection then  served w/ plum sauce & hot chinese mustard


Chinese Chicken Salad

crispy iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, mandarin oranges, green onions, toasted almonds, sesame seeds, & crispy chinese noodles tossed in our delicious oriental dressing




Teriyaki Steak *

marinated tender skirt steak on a skewer w/ pineapple & teriyaki sauce


Chicken Teriyaki *

marinated chicken breast on a skewer w/ a pineapple & teriyaki sauce


Tempura Bar *

zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, & Chinese long string beans fried in a light tempura batter & served w/ a spicy soy dipping sauce


Stir Fried Vegetables

broccolini, bak choy, string beans, mushrooms, bean sprouts, onions, bell peppers & carrots stir fried w/ white wine, garlic & sesame oil


Coconut Chicken Strips *

boneless chicken strips encrusted in panko bread crumbs & shredded coconut served w/ plum sauce




Bastilla *

filo wrapped chicken, almonds,  raisins baked to flakey goodness,  sprinkled lightly w/ cinnamon & powdered sugar


Cigarillos  *

crispy little cigars of filo dough wrapped spicy beef


Shish Kabobs *

chicken, beef, lamb or chicken skewered w/ mushrooms, bell peppers, onion & tomatoes in a persian-style marinade


Stuffed Grape Leaves *

marinated grape leaves filled w/ seasoned rice, bread & fresh mint


Persian Rice

fluffy basmati rice prepared w/ saffron, fresh dill & cooked lima beans





Pasta Bar

angel hair, linguine, bowtie & penne pasta served prepared tableside w/choice of pesto, marinara & alfredo sauces


Eggplant Parmesan

layers of seasoned eggplant served w/ mushrooms & tangy marinara sauce


Bruschetta *

delicious blend of diced fresh roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic & olive oil served on slices of toasted baguette


Chicken Marsala

Grilled medallions of chicken breast sautéed w/ our marsala wine & mushroom sauce


Exotic Mushroom Bar

sautéed portabella, shitake & oyster mushrooms prepared tableside w/ wine, fresh cilantro, garlic & assorted spices







Franks En Crout *

cocktail franks baked in puff pastry served w/ ketchup & mustard


Jewish Rumaki *

cocktail franks wrapped in spicy pastrami


Stuffed Cabbage  *

miniature meat & rice filled cabbage leaves in our own sweet & sour sauce

Potato Pancakes  *

served w/ apple sauce & tofutti sour cream


Knishes (Bourekas)  *

puff pastry dough filled w/ your choice of flavors:

potato, pizza, cheese, olive & cheese, mushroom & onions, spinach







Served in one choice of the following presentations


Lemon Rosemary

prepared with lemon and seasoned with rosemary


Apricot Raisin & Almonds

prepared with sweet apricots, raisins and almonds


Apple Balsamic Reductions

served w/ sautéed mushrooms



filets of chicken lightly breaded in a lemon caper sauce & served w/ sautéed mushrooms



prepared in a sweet marsala wine sauce w/ sautéed fresh button mushrooms



butterflied chicken breast encrusted in seasoned bread crumbs served w/ light tomato sauce





served in one choice of the following presentations


Spinach & Fettuccini

served in a marsala sauce



en croute w/ sautéed mushrooms

Wild Rice & Apple

served w/  marsala sauce



spinach & mushroom filling served w/ marsala sauce





Beef Prime Rib

served w/ horseradish sauce & au jus




Served w/ one choice of the following presentations


Rack of Lamb

roasted & served w/ minted port wine glaze, sautéed forest mushrooms, natural jus & rosemary





served in one choice of the following presentations


Apple Balsamic Reduction Sauce

served w/ sautéed mushrooms


Traditional Peppercorn Sauce

served on garlic portobello mushroom



encrusted in seasoned bread crumbs served w/ light tomato sauce


Veal Piccatta

filets of veal lightly breaded in a lemon caper sauce


Medallions of Veal

stuffed w/ spinach & porcini mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce


Mustard Seed Crusted

crusted served w/ mustard & rosemary sauce



Served w/ one choice of the following presentations


Filet of Salmon

served w/ a hot dill sauce on a bed of lemon, dill & wild mushroom risotto


Sesame Honey Glaze

served over ginger sautéed cabbage & topped w/ citrus salsa


Corn Husk Grilled

served w/ a tropical salsa & a chive sauce


Parchment Baked

served on a bed of julienne vegetables


Pan Seared Lake Superior Whitefish

served w/ roasted shallots on a potato crisp, topped w/ sautéed mushrooms


Chilean Sea Bass Filet

served on a bed of fire-roasted leeks w/ citrus basil sauce or cabernet sauce






sandwiches served on french baguette or multi-grain bâtard


Omelet Sandwich

egg omelet, mayo fresh tomato & cucumber


Halloumi Sandwich

grilled halloumi cheese, cream cheese, lettuce, fresh tomato, pickles


Salmon Sandwich

smoked salmon, cream cheese, fresh red onions, tomato, lettuce


Avocado Sandwich

avocado, red onions, feta cheese, lettuce, tomato, oregano & olive oil


Tuna Sandwich

house special tuna salad, hard-boiled egg, fresh tomato, lettuce onions


Grilled Veggie Sandwich

grilled eggplant, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, goat cheese & pesto


Chicken Sandwich

chicken breast, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, hummus


Tunisian Sandwich

tuna, hard-boiled egg, potato, cucumber, tomato, spicy lemon, olives on spicy bread


Exotic Sandwich

chicken strips grilled to perfection, peppers, green onions, carrots drizzled w/ sweet chili sauce


Sabich Sandwich

grilled eggplant, potato, hard-boiled egg, grilled onions, hummus, tahini & pickles


Turkey Sandwich

sliced turkey, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce & mayo







Chicken Nuggets


Hot Dog

Teriyaki Skewers

BBQ Beef Sandwich

Crispy Chicken Sandwich





Side Dishes


French Fries

Onion Rings

Penne Pasta w/ Marinara sauce

Corn on the Cob

Garlic Bread

Baked Beans

Mashed Potatoes

House Salad




Mini Cake Assortment

assortment of gourmet miniature cakes and desserts


Individual Cake Assortment

assortment of individual sized cakes and desserts


Mini Tart Assortment

assortment of mini tarts


French Macarons

almond macarons (minimum order 100)


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

minimum order of 50


Brownie Bounty

Assortment of chocolate fudge brownie, cream cheese brownie, white chocolate blondie


Gourmet Cookies


Ice Cream Sundae Bar

flavors – vanilla, chocolate, strawberry cookies n’ cream & mint chip

toppings – nuts, sprinkles, syrup, whipped cream, etc.


Gourmet Cookies


Frozen Bananas

Sara J Pastries & Cakes
7307 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Ph: (818) 347-6241  Fax:  (818) 347-4178