Seasons change, and so does our menu

We create dishes with locally-available and seasonal ingredients, but we have a few favorites that are tried and true. Pan and Cake Catering Co. specializes in upscale American gourmet and our menu items are inspired by the rich Midwest agricultural landscape. We are able to customize any menu item, and we are happy to create new and customized menu items. Our chefs are also experienced in creating meals for any special dietary needs. Our sample menus are a great place to start.

Sample Menus 


Tomato Basil Bruschetta (V) | piled atop golden crostini with balsamic glaze

Peach Basil Bruschetta (VG) | with with goat cheese and local honey drizzle

Cold-Smoked Salmon Canapé | on soft baguette with whipped dill cream cheese

Sweet Potato Canapé (V) (GF) | roasted sweet potato chip with rustic guacamole

Roast Beef Canapé | with horseradish creme and chive on crisp crostini

Mini Shrimp Tostata (GF) | fried corn tortilla chip with chili-lime shrimp and guacamole

Warm Hors D'oeuvres

Mini Beef Wellington | garnished with truffle herb aioli and our signature rosemary

Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups | a burst of flavor with green onion

Mini Crab Cakes | finished with lemon chipotle aioli and fresh dill

Prosciutto Wrapped Rosemary Baked Apples (GF) | drizzled with balsamic glaze

Artisan Flatbread | with green apple, pancetta, arugula, and aged white cheddar

Harvest Flatbread | herbed ricotta, local Illinois sweet corn, roasted zucchini

Artisan Hors D'oeuvre Grazing Board

Chef’s selection of domestic & imported cheeses and cured meats, locally-baked breads and crostini, seasonal fruits, assorted nuts and crudité accompanied with house-made ranch and hummus.

Sample Menus 

Beef Entrees | $30 Buffet | $36 Family Style | $46 Plated

Flank Steak Roulade | stuffed with walnut pesto, sundried tomato and fresh arugula

Grilled Beef Tri-Tip | accompanied with a brandy peppercorn sauce

Tequila-Lime Marinated Flank Steak | garnished with an authentic chimichurri

Filet Mignon* | served with a red wine pan sauce and our signature rosemary

Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin* | roasted with a housemade horseradish creme

Italian Beef | slow-cooked with pepperoncini and a traditional au jus

Coffee Crusted Grilled Sirloin | accompanied with a housemade bourbon steak sauce

*market price may vary

Poultry Entrees | $24 Buffet | $30 Family Style | $40 Plated

Lemon Chicken Romano | fried golden, accompanied with a citrus beurre blanc

Chicken Chevre Florentine | grilled chicken breast garnished with spinach ribbons in a creamy goat cheese sauce

Cajun Blackened Chicken | pan-seared, garnished with local Illinois sweet corn salsa

Citrus Marinated Grilled Chicken | IPA brined with seasonal citrus in an herb creme sauce with our signature rosemary

Chicken Marsala | topped with sundried tomatoes and a rich mushroom sauce

Pistachio-Crusted Chicken | glazed with a honey bourbon pan sauce

Pork Entrees | $24 Buffet | $30 Family Style | $40 Plated

French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin | low 'n slow caramelized onions and gruyere cheese

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin | delicately wrapped with maple & brown sugar bacon and red wine balsamic sauce

Pulled Pork Barbacoa | sweet and tangy with housemade BBQ sauce

Smoked Pork Tenderloin Medallions | spice rubbed with stone ground mustard

Seafood and More | Market Prices May Vary

Maple Mustard Roasted Salmon | garnished with fresh cilantro

Jumbo Crab Cakes* | topped with lemon-chipotle aioli and fresh dill

Shrimp Scampi | accompanied with a garlic & herb white wine sauce

Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Cap | with spinach, feta, sundried tomato* (VG)

Lentil Swiss Chard Rolls | with slow braised herbed tomatoes and dijon (V)

* vegan version available