Catering & Parties
We would love to cater your next event! Both on-site and off-site catering are available (ODC banquet room holds up to 35, ODC full restaurant holds up to 60, local offsite venue holds up to 125, or your home - amount at your discretion.)
The Open Door Café has the capability to provide menu selections from casual wraps and sandwiches to elegant gourmet specialties. Full-range party planning services (in your home) are also available. Call today for more information: (410) 838-4393.
The Open Door Café has the skills and resources to help you host a party onsite in our special event room, at an offsite party venue, or in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to help you host a perfectly planned and executed event while allowing you to enjoy it yourself.
Please give us a call at (410) 838-4393 or complete the contact form.
Menu Suggestions & Pricing for Catered Events
Take a look at our Catering Menu Suggestions and Budget Pricing under the Menu & Hours tab on the website for some practical party ideas. The entree prices for catered events reflect a discounted rate for bulk orders. (Also provided at the bottom of this page for those of us who have trouble navigating a web site :~) Read on or simply scroll down...
The Open Door Café meets your needs by customizing your event to your particular style, tastes and budget rather than simply offering plan A, B or C.
A catering and event planner will meet with you personally to gather information about you and your event. We discern your likes, dislikes, and personal favorites, as well as any ideas you already have for your event. If the party is in your home, we are available to offer suggestions for service and flow.
We will then discuss your party with our Chef and management team and develop a menu customized just for you. We will take into consideration your preferences but will also ensure that the items you have requested are practical for your event. There are certain dishes that may not be conducive to your event setup, venue or season of the year. Quality is always our first concern. Rather than give you something that would be less than perfect, we would rather explain why something you’ve asked for would not be favorable and offer a substitution.
The Open Door Café has provided catering and party services for the following events:
The Open Door Café has the capability to provide menu selections from casual wraps and sandwiches to elegant gourmet specialties. We offer everything from carryout cuisine to complete catering which includes event planning, delivery, setup and service of your entire event.
Do you wish to host a party in your home but don’t have all the “party items” required? Need assistance with layout design and do not relish the work that goes along with planning, preparing and hosting? Would you like to plan a party and then simply be there to host and enjoy the party and your guests without the hours of preparation and cleanup normally involved? If so, ask about our full-range party services. We are available to visit your home to lend our expertise to plan your party from layout to menu. Our full-range party service includes the following:
Whether you are celebrating one of life's many special occasions or simply creating a new special occasion to escape life's busy pace, invite us to the party and we'll bring the food!
For information about any of our catering or party services please contact us at (410)838-4393
Menu Suggestions & Pricing
THE OPEN DOOR Restaurant & Catering
Catering Ideas & Budget Pricing
Let us bring our restaurant to your event! We offer the same innovative and delicious choices, superior quality, and excellent service at your location. All items are available on glass, stone, silver or china to add that “special touch” to your party. Delivery, setup and staffing services are available.
Continental Breakfast (Assorted bagels, muffins, scones & croissants, mixed fruit and standard beverages) $10.00/person
Breakfast Buffet (Choice of either scrambled eggs or egg frittata, breakfast sausage or bacon, breakfast potatoes, assorted muffins, scones & croissants and std beverages) $14.00/person
Coffee (including creamers & sugars) $2.50/person
Orange, Apple or Cranberry Juice $3.00/person
Frittata with choice of cheese, meat & vegetable, serves 12-20 $60.00
Night Before French Toast with warm maple syrup, serves 12-20 $60.00
House-made chicken salad (in a bowl, includes petite rolls*) $7.50/person
House-made shrimp salad (in a bowl, includes petite rolls*) $8.00/person
*Petite Croissant Option for chicken or shrimp salad, add $ .25/person
Wraps or Sandwiches (not including Shrimp Salad) $7.50/each
Shrimp Salad Wrap or Sandwich $8.00/each
Sandwiches on Croissant, add $ .50/each
Spring Mix Salad with House Vinaigrette $2.50/person
Spring Mix or Spinach Salad with fruit, nuts & cheese $4.00/person
Caesar Salad $3.00/person
Pasta, Potato or Cous Cous Salad $2.50/person
Crab dip - $2.75 per portion
Chicken cheese and bacon puffs - $1.50 each
Bruschetta with crackers or crostini $1.25/person
Corn, Guacamole & Black Bean Salsa with scoop chips $2.50/person
Gourmet or Traditional Cheeses with crackers $3.25/person
Raw Vegetable & Dip Platter $2.50/person
Grilled Vegetable Platter $2.50/person
Asparagus with Lemon Confit or Raspberry Dressing $2.50/person
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter $3.50/person
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Bowl $3.00/person
Spinach & Crab Dip $2.75/person
BLT Pinwheels (rolled in cream cheese on wheat tortillas & sliced) $ .50/each
Cheese & Herb Stuffed Mushrooms $1.00/each
Petite Crab Cakes with crackers and Dijon aioli $1.75/each
Bacon wrapped Shrimp $2.25/each
Bacon wrapped Scallops with Mango Chutney $2.75/each
Sweet & Sour Meatballs with Mango Habanero Sauce $ .50/each
Chicken & Apple Spiedini with Pineapple Glaze (“little skewers”) $2.50/each
Tofu & House Bacon Spiedini (“little skewers”) $2.50/each
Filet & Fig Spiedini (“little skewers”) $3.25/each
Filsh Skewers with dipping sauce $3.25/each
Tempura-fried Fish or Shrimp $2.00/each
Tempura-fried Vegetable $1.00/each
Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Skewer $2.00/each
Procuitto-wrapped Chevre (goat cheese) $2.50/each
Mini Pizza with choice of topping (8-inch for a split appetizer) $10.00/each
3-Shrimp al Ajillo $3.00/person
3-Mussells al Ajillo $2.50/person
3-Chicken al Ajillo $2.50/person
House-made Soup and Salads
Soup of the Day $4/person
Seafood Soup $5/person
Crab Gazpacho $4/person
Caesar Salad side: $3/person, entrée: $6.50 add chicken $3 or shrimp $4
Seasonal Spinach Salad side: $4/person, entrée: $7.50 add chicken $3 or shrimp $4
Dinner Entrée Suggestions (PRICED for BULK ORDERS)
(Includes entrée, starch & vegetable)
Options are unlimited; following are examples of chef selections offered in the restaurant Monday-Saturday.
Bite-sided Dessert Assortment $2.00/person
Petite Dessert Assortment $3.50/person
Gourmet Petite Dessert Assortment $4.50/person
Decorated Cake (12-inch 3 or 4 layer feeds 20-30) Custom priced, starting at $55
Disposable Tableware $3.00/person (Based on standard requirement of one plate, utensils & napkin. Additional plates, bowls, utensils and cups available upon request.)
Formal Tableware and Linens pricing available upon request
For non-staffed events, there is a minimum $50 deposit required for the use of café equipment for (non-disposable food pans, chafing dishes, etc.) for hot food service.
On-site staffing is available at a cost of $30/hour per staff person. Hours are charged door-to-door. This price does not include any optional gratuity you may wish to present to on-site staff as you desire.
Menu item availability and pricing subject to change.