James Avenue Catering

And Bakery

“The Party Starts Here!”

Williamston MI 48895

Phone:  517  655 4532    Cell:  517 749 6503



Hot Buffet Menu

Based on 50 Guests and Over


All of our foods are HOMEMADE!


The following are menu packages of

Some of our favorite dinner combinations,

Each is named after the bride who served the menu

At her wedding, but perfect for any occasion.


Following the menu packages are additional menu options.

Your Dinner Package Includes:

Coffee and Iced Tea

Pretty Disposable China

Linens for Food and Beverage Tables

Cocktail plates & napkins in wedding colors for:


Optional with your Dinner Package:

Beautiful Table Presentation using our Exquisite Platters & Chafers

(there is an additional set-up fee, for full set-up with chafers)

Service Persons:  $20.00 per hour 

Bartender:  $20.00 per hour

Refreshing punches

China Table Service

A Beautiful Wedding Cake

Decorated Cakes

A full line of homemade desserts

Two Dinner Packages Available Are:


One Hot Entrée


Your choice of One Hot Entrée

Your choice of any two side dishes

Your choice of any one salad

Your choice of any one bread


Two Hot Entrees


Your choice of Two Hot Entrees

Your choice of any two side dishes

Your choice of any one salad

Your choice of any one bread




Make your selection from one of our favorite

Menu packages





Chicken Cordon Bleu with Champagne Sauce on the Side

Honey Sesame Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans Almandine

Michigan Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Assorted Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter


Basil Parmesan Spread

Curry Butter Shrimp Kabobs

Olive Cheese Puffs

Onion Sesame Chicken Pastries with Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce





Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic-Basil Marinade

Chicken Tequila with Buttered Bow Ties

Steamed Fresh Green Beans

Baby Field Green Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

Seeded Bread Sticks


Coconut Rum Shrimp Skewers

Crab Cakes with Sauce Remoulade

Olive Cheese Puffs





Beef Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Caesar Salad

Garlic Bread

Pull-Apart Rolls


Fresh Fruit Platter

Fresh Vegetables and Dip

Basil Parmesan Spread





Beef Burgandy over Buttered Noodles

Parmesan Chicken

Michigan Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Governor’s Potato Souffle

Green Beans Almandine

Assorted Dinner Rolls and French Rolls

With Whipped Butter





Rib Eye Roast Beef with Balsamic Sauce

Parmesan Chicken

Mashed Potatoes with Chicken and Beef Gravy

Buttered Green Beans

Tossed Salad with Variety of Dressings

Assorted Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter


Cheese and Crackers

Vegetables with Dip

Baked Cream Cheese Tortilla Spirals



Bridget’s Summer Country Wedding



Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with

White Wine Shallot Sauce

Honey Roasted Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Governors Potato Souffle

Saute of Squash, Carrot & Zucchini

Baskets of Assorted Biscuits:  Cheddar,

Green onion,   Cheddar-Jalapeno,  Sesame Biscuit Muffins


Poached Salmon with Accompaniments

Flower Garden Brie

Thai Chicken Wontons

Mushroom Tart

Shrimp Canapes





Parmesan Chicken Breast

Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce

Cheesy Artichoke Bake

Steamed Broccoli

Garlic Bread,  Mixed Green Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette


Hot Entrees


Hot Chicken Entrees  

Parmesan Crumb Chicken    Boneless breasts are coated with a fresh lemon, herb, Parmesan and bread crumb coating, the baked.  Very moist and delicious! 

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts   Boneless breasts with a spinach, scallion and cream cheese mixture stuffed underneath the skin.  The stuffed breasts puff up and become a beautiful golden brown on baking.  A delicious shallot-white wine sauce is served over the chicken.  

Chicken Cordon Bleu  Our homemade version, boneless skinless breasts stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, baked with a crispy coating, and served with a Champagne sauce on the side.  

Greek Baked Chicken   Boneless, skinless chicken breasts generously flavored with oregano, garlic and fresh lemon juice, and baked until moist.  

Michigan Chicken   Boneless, moist chicken breasts seasoned and baked, served with a white wine, chicken broth and plumped dried Michigan cherry sauce.  

Tex-Mex Chicken  Boneless chicken breasts seasoned with Monterey spices, baked and topped with Co-Jack cheese, crumbled bacon and chopped tomato.  

Champagne Chicken   Boneless chicken breasts are seasoned and baked, served in a champagne and sautéed mushroom sauce.  

Chicken Broccoli Fettucine   Chunks of chicken breast, fresh broccoli and a light and lemony cream sauce are all baked together with fettucine noodles.  

Chicken Enchiladas  Chicken and cheeses rolled in corn tortillas, baked in enchilada sauce, topped with cheese.  Mellow and delicious!  

Chicken Kabobs   Marinated chunks of chicken breast along with tri-colored peppers, mushrooms and red onions on a bamboo skewer, roasted until moist and delicious.  

Hot Meat Entrees  

Braised Beef Burgandy  Sirloin steak cubes slowly cooked in a burgundy wine, beef broth and soy flavored sauce, with sautéed fresh mushrooms, served over buttered noodles.  This is very satisfying for beef lovers!  

Beef Stroganoff  Marinated sirloin steak cubes are sautéed and served in a delicious creamy stroganoff sauce, with sautéed mushrooms.  Served over buttered noodles.  

Beef Kabobs  Chunks of marinated sirloin steak along with tri-colored peppers, red onions and mushrooms are roasted until tender and delicious.  

Beef Rib Eye Roast  Marinated in our balsamic-basil-Dijon marinade, then roasted and served with our balsamic sauce.  

Honey Sesame Roasted Pork Tenderloin  We marinate the pork tenderloin in honey, sesame and soy, gently roast it and slice it into medallions.  Voted one of our most flavorful and favorite meat entrees!  

Apricot Honey-Glazed Baked Ham  Whole ham studded with dried apricots, basted with apricot nector, honey and Dijon mustard, baked and served in thick slices.

Beef Lasagna  Homemade lasagna, ours is satisfying and delicious!  

Pork Chops with Granny’s Stuffing  Thin cut boneless chops baked over a bed of sage and onion stuffing, with chopped Granny Smith apples.  

Cuban Pork Tenderloin with Black Beans and Rice  Marinated in a variety of hot peppers, herbs, onions and spices, roasted and sliced into medallions.  Served with our Cuban black beans and white rice.  

Hot Meatless Entrees  

Cheese Stuffed Shells   Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheese, covered with our homemade tomato sauce and baked with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over the top.  

Vegetable Lasagna   Our homemade tomato sauce layered with lasagna noodles, fresh spinach, sliced black olives, grated carrots and mushrooms, along with cheeses, then baked.  

Green Chili Lasagna   Lasagna noodles layered with ricotta cheese, cream cheese and sour cream with green chilies, chopped tomatoes and Pepper-Jack cheese, baked until bubbly.

Mexican Vegetable Casserole   Baked in layers, Mexican rice, black bean with corn and salsa, chopped corn tortillas, sour cream and cheeses.

Baked Spaghetti with Portobellos   Spaghetti layered with a Parmesan-cream sauce, sautéed Portobello mushroom slices and shallots, baked until bubbly golden brown with a freshly grated Parmesan topping.  

Greek Spinach Pie-  Phyllo pastry with a filling of spinach, ricotta, mozzarella and feta cheese, flavored with fresh dill.  

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese  Macaroni baked in a cream sauce with four delicious cheeses, until bubbly and golden brown.

Spinach Enchiladas   Corn tortillas filled with two cheeses, baked in a sour cream and pureed spinach sauce with a touch of jalapeno.   

Side Dishes  

Rice Pilaf

Garlic Mashed Red Skin Potatoes

Governor’s Potato Souffle

Green Beans Almandine

Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

Augratin Cheddar Potatoes

Steamed Broccoli

Mother’s Baked Beans

Buttered Corn

Buttered Peas

Buttered Green Beans

Peas & Carrots

Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

Green Rice



Side Salads  

Michigan Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette  -Spring mix with dried Michigan cherries, pecans, red onion shavings & Bleu cheese  

Caesar Salad  

Mixed Green Salad   Cucumbers, Tomato & Homemade French Croutons With a variety of dressings  

Italian Toss-  Tossed salad with black olives, pearl tomatoes, pepperoncini, red onion and our lemony Italian Vinaigrette  

Spicy Pecan & Apple Salad   Sweet & Spicy roasted pecans, red apple slices, Feta cheese and our Dijon vinaigrette with delicate field greens. 

Greek Pasta Salad

Ruffle creamy Pasta Salad

Relish Tray (olives, pickles, cold veggies)

Golden Potato Salad

Red Skin Potato Salad

Almond Grape Coleslaw  


Assorted Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter

Homemade Cottage Dill Rolls with Whipped Butter

Assorted Biscuits with Butter

Homemade white bread slices with butter

Assorted Muffins with butter

Baked Garlic Bread

Herbed Mezzaluna Bread (flat moon-shaped bread with garlic, herb & olive oil filing)


Entrees Available at an Additional Price

   Please inquire about pricing on below items, they are offered at market price


Roast Pork Calypso  a full pork rib roast roasted to a deep mahogany glaze with brown sugar, spiced rum, garlic and lime juice. 

Beef Tenderloin

Shrimp DeJonghe

Crab and Vegetable Fettucine

Shrimp Lemon Scampi

Salmon with Mustard Crumb Topping   Salmon filets baked with a horseradish-Dijon crumb topping


Also Available  

Desserts-  all homemade, please ask for our dessert menu

Appetizers-  Please ask for our full appetizer menu

Fruit Platter


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