Catering is defined as “taking special pains to gratify another’s needs or desires.” What could be more gratifying than the high quality, Kosher cuisine people have been raving about for nearly 40 years – Ben’s. From lunch in the corporate conference room to large “finally impress your mother-in-law” family affairs, our culinary delights set a Ben’s party apart – apart from the fact that one call arranges it all.

The simplicity starts here, because The Kosher Catering Compendium is easy to use. You’ll find three categories:

MUNCHING: What yuppies dubbed ‘grazing’ and high society calls ‘The Cocktail Party.’ Between us, it’s nothing more than a totally satisfying nosh.

LUNCHING: Despite the name, a Ben’s ‘Lunching’ party will turn the most discriminating guest into a Ben’s buff any time of the day or night.

DINING: Nothing short of a feast for both the mouth and eyes. They’ll be talking about this for days.

These categories let you mix and match our terrific tasting dishes including our award-winning pastrami, corned beef and homemade salads to your personal tastes. Everything is presented beautiful garnished. And, we can deliver it all, from coffee to soda, bar service to table service, even the help. The only thing we can’t provide are the guests.

So, if you want to throw the perfect party, throw you self into this, The Catering Compendium. Then call Ben’s and speak to one of our Catering Mavens.

Munching…

“Who said a nosh can’t be posh.”

Assorted Hors D’Oeuvres Menu

CORE D’Oeuvres:
The basics without which no party is ‘kosher.’
Mini Knishes: Potato / Liver / Spinach / Kasha / Meat
Frankfurters in Jackets
Mini Egg Rolls

TraDISHons:
Pass around delights from around the world.
Swedish Meatballs
Mini Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Breaded Broccoli
Breaded Cauliflower
Fried Zucchini

FLAVORites:
Savory specialities to set your party apart.
Chicken Fingers
Stuffed Mushrooms
Pastrami Wrapped Chicken Livers
Mini Stuffed Cabbage
Marinated Chicken Wings
Buffalo Wings
Mini Chicken or Beef Kabobs
Pastrami Wrapped Pineapple
Fried Kreplach (Wontons)
Sesame Chicken Fingers

MINI-MUNCHING … $11.99 pp

With our finger foods, you’re allowed to lick your fingers.
Minimum 15 people

Select From Hors D’Oeuvres Menu:
2 CORE D’Oeuvres
2 TraDISHons
1 FLAVORite

Choose 1:
Raw Vegetable Crudite Platter
Beautiful Cold Canape Tray

Garnished Salad Mold (Choose 1):
(served with cocktail rye & pumpernickel)
Traditional Chopped Liver
Tasty Egg
Chunky Chicken
Albacore Tuna

MAXI-MUNCHING … $22.99 pp

And you thought the best part of a cocktail party was the cocktails.
Minimum 50 people

Select From Hors D’Oeuvres Menu:
2 CORE D’Oeuvres
3 TraDISHons
3 FLAVORites

Add Garnished Salad Molds (Choose 3):
Seasoned Salmon
Traditional Chopped Liver
Tasty Egg
Chunky Chicken
Mushroom, Egg & Onion
Albacore Tuna
Hawaiian Chicken

Plus, You’ll Get:
Spectacular Poached Salmon, Garnished
Raw Vegetable Crudite Platter
Beautiful Cold Canape Tray
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
Assorted Mini Danish, Rugalach and Finger Pastries

Lunching…

“At Ben’s, we know everything about cold cuts and nothing about short cuts.”

Our Lunching menus are ideal for any type of party, any time of day.

Sandwich Board of Directors

The best thing to ever happen to the sandwich is Ben’s Delicatessen. Each member of Ben’s Sandwich Board of Directors features your choice of the kosher cold cuts that are a cut above:
Succulent Turkey Breast
Store-Cured Corned Beef
Spicy Pastrami
Juicy Roast Beef
Delicate Dried Salami
Tender Store-Cured Tongue
Hebrew National Bologna or Salami

Plus ample servings of our ‘from-scratch’ side salads:
Fresh-Cut Cole Slaw
Creamy Potato Salad

And, of course:
Crisp Relish Tray
Deli Mustard
Tangy Russian Dressing

THE COLD CUT CLASSIC … $14.99 pp

Minimum 10 people. For years people knew this as our Special Buffet. And what makes it special is that guests build their own sandwiches on freshly sliced breads using the carefully-trimmed kosher cold cuts that built Ben’s reputation.

OVER-STUFFED SANDWICHES … $14.99 pp

Minimum 10 people. Only a Ben’s deli man has the ‘chutzpa’ to cram this much meat between two slices of fresh rye. Then we cut them in thirds and heap them on platters… attractively, of course.

THE HERO ISRAEL … $14.99 pp

Minimum 10 people. When people rave about our heros, they’re not referring to King Solomon and Moishe Dyan. They’re talking about this: a minimum of 3 types of cold cuts layered high on crisp crusted club up to 6-feet long.

BIGGER…

Having 20 people? Select one more salad. Having 40? Select two.
Tasty Macaroni Salad / Refreshing Health Salad / Garden Vegetable Salad / Tangy Cucumber Salad / Pasta Salad Spirals

BETTER…

Make your lunch a feast … for a slight additional charge, add:
Assorted Hor D’oeuvres / Assorted Salad Molds / Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad / Assorted Baked Desserts

Dining

“When Ben’s makes your buffet, make sure you have a strong table.”

Our Dining Buffets come many ways, perfect for everything from modest affairs to fare-thee-well galas. And we’ll deliver anywhere you want to party – home or office, school, shul, even pool.

HOUSEWARMING BUFFET … $19.99 pp

This is the blueprint for building a fabulous buffet.
Minimum 20 people

You Begin With A Solid Foundation By Selecting Two:
Raw Vegetable Crudite Platter
Miniature Stuffed Cabbage
Tasty Egg Salad
Albacore Tuna Salad
Chunky Chicken Salad
Traditional Chopped Liver
Assorted Hors D’oeuvres:(Choose 1 CORE D’oeuvres and 1 TraDISHon)

Visitors Will Flock To Your Nest To Enjoy Your Choice of Either:
Carved Roast Turkey Garnished with Pineapple Rings & Cranberry Sauce or Fresh Roast Chicken Portioned on a Decorated Platter

They’ll Also Have Room For Traditional Dining On One Choice From Among:
Roast Brisket of Beef with Gravy
Silver Tip Roast Beef with Gravy
Assortment of Ben’s Phenomenal Cold Cuts, Plattered

Either They’ll Delight In Your Three Choices of Homemade Side Salads:
Fresh-Cut Cole Slaw
Creamy Potato Salad
Refreshing Health Salad
Pasta Salad Spirals
Tangy Cucumber Salad
Garden Vegetable Salad
Tomato Onion Salad
Unbeatable Beet Salad
Tasty Macaroni Salad

… Or They’ll Enjoy Two of These Favorite Side-By-Sides:
Tasty Kashe Varnishkas
Egg Barley & Mushrooms
Fluffy Rice Pilaf
Sweet Fruit Noodle Pudding

And Holding It All Together Will Be:
Fresh Baked Rye Bread
Assorted Dinner Rolls
Heaping Relish Tray

DELUXE HOT ‘N COLD S’MORE-GASBORD … $24.99 pp

There’s no beating this spread, ’cause every round there’s S’more and S’more and S’more to eat.
Minimum 40 people

The Bout Begins With The Preliminaries, Choose:
Raw Vegetable Crudite Platter or A Garnished Fancy Salad Mold

And:
Assorted Hors D’oeuvres:(Choose 1 CORE D’oeuvres and 1 TraDISHon) or Miniature Stuffed Cabbage

They’ll Cry “Fowl” When They Get “Hit” With Your Choice of Either:
Carved Roast Turkey Garnished with Pineapple Rings & Cranberry Sauce or Fresh Roast Chicken Portioned on a Decorated Platter

They’ll Admit There’s S’lota Salads When They See Your Three Choices:
Fresh-Cut Cole Slaw
Creamy Potato Salad
Refreshing Health Salad
Pasta Salad Spirals
Tangy Cucumber Salad
Garden Vegetable Salad
Tomato Onion Salad
Unbeatable Beet Salad
Tasty Macaroni Salad

Your One Choice of Traditional Main Event Will Have The Staggering:
Roast Brisket of Beef with Gravy or Assorted Cold Cut Platter

But What You Choose For The International Main Event Will Really Knock Them Out:
Select One Group From The Traveling Gourmet International Main Event Menu

By The Time They Get Their “Just Desserts,” They’ll Be Down For The Count:
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter plus Mini Danish, Rugalach & Cookie Assortment or Decorated Occasion Cake

While In Every Corner, They’ll Find:
Fresh Baked Rye Bread
Assorted Dinner Rolls
Heaping Relish Tray

Traveling Gourmet International
Main Event Menu Selections

LITTLE ITALY
Chicken Cacciatore
Veal & Mushrooms
Pasta Primavera

ROMAN HOLIDAY
Chicken Scampi
Veal & Peppers
Fried Eggplant

HUNGRY HUNGARIAN
Hungarian Beef Goulash
Mini Stuffed Cabbage
Egg Barley & Mushrooms

POLISH PLEASURES
Tongue Polonaise
Chicken Fricassee with Meatballs
Kashe Varnishkas

PARIS MATCHLESS
Beef Burgandy
Chicken Francaise
Rice Pilaf

PARLEZ-VOUSE FRANCAISE
Coq Au Vin
Veal Francaise
Broccoli Almondine

THE HAWAIIAN AISLE
Hawaiian Luau Chicken
Pepper Steak
Vegetable Fried Rice

ORIENT EXPRESSIONS
Chicken Chow Mein
Beef & Broccoli
Vegetable Lo Mein

Assorted Hors D’Oeuvres Menu

CORE D’Oeuvres
The basics without which no party is ‘kosher.’
Mini Knishes: Potato / Liver / Spinach / Kasha / Meat
Frankfurters in Jackets
Mini Egg Rolls

TraDISHons
Pass around delights from around the world.
Swedish Meatballs
Mini Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Breaded Broccoli
Breaded Cauliflower
Fried Zucchini

FLAVORites
Savory specialities to set your party apart.
Chicken Fingers
Stuffed Mushrooms
Pastrami Wrapped Chicken Livers
Mini Stuffed Cabbage
Marinated Chicken Wings
Buffalo Wings
Mini Chicken or Beef Kabobs
Pastrami Wrapped Pineapple
Fried Kreplach (Wontons)
Sesame Chicken Fingers

THE TRAVELING GOURMET … $29.99 pp

The buffet “trip” to satisfy even a “gour-maven.”
Minimum 50 people

Your Guests Will Begin Their Packing With:
Raw Vegetable Crudite Platter
Garnished Fancy Salad Mold
Assorted Hors D’oeuvres:(Choose 2 CORE D’oeuvres, 1 TraDISHon and 2 FLAVORites)

They’ll Embark On An International Feasting Expedition To The Destination of Your Choice:
Select One Group From The Traveling Gourmet International Main Event Menu

But They Won’t Have To Depart From Tradition With Both:
Carved Roast Turkey with Pineapple Rings & Cranberry Sauce and Roast Brisket of Beef with Chef’s Special Gravy

They Can Take One of These Delicacies Along:
Stir Fried Seasonal Vegetables or Fresh Vegetable Medley

And, Of Course:
Fresh Baked Rye Bread
Assorted Dinner Rolls

Then They’ll Arrive At Their Ultimate Destination:
Our Breathtaking Viennese Table

While your guests will not leave the Ultimate Buffet wanting more, these magnificent desserts will cap their dining masterpiece & leave a lasting impression:

DELUXE VIENNESE TABLE* … $12.99 pp

*Add $1.00 pp when no other foods ordered.

Carved Watermelon Fruit Basket
Rich Brownies
Delicate Napoleons
Tasty Cream Puffs
Colorful Fruit Tarts
Traditional Rugalach
Assorted Mini Danish
Decorated Occasion Cake
Special Layer Cakes:
Autumn Flower / Peach Melba / Ambrosia
Fancy Cookie Assortment
Complete Coffee Service

VIENNESE TABLE* … $9.99 pp

*Add $1.00 pp when no other foods ordered.
A little less expensive, but no less appealing. Everything but the Special Layer Cakes. Both Viennese table are also available a’la carte for a minimum of 50 people.

THE ULTIMATE BUFFET … $39.99 pp

Once they “ate” this, they may not eat for a week.
Minimum 75 people

From The Moment They Walk In They’ll Be Awed By:
Magnificent Whole Poached Salmon, Garnished to the Hilt
Raw Vegetable Crudite Platter
Our Special Cold Canape Assortment

They’ll Whet Their Appetites On An Extensive Hors D’oeuvres Selection:
2 CORE D’Oeuvres
3 TraDISHons
3 FLAVORites

They’ll Delight To Beautifully Presented Salad Molds, Ready For Spreading On Fresh Cocktail Rye & Pumpernickel. Select Three:
Hawaiian Chicken
Seasoned Salmon
Mushroom, Egg & Onion
Albacore Tuna
Traditional Chopped Liver

Our Carver Will Really Carve Out A Place In Your Guests’ Memories. You’ll Select Any Two To Be Served At Your Elegant Carving Station:
Tender Veal Roast with Natural Gravy
Hawaiian Corned Beef
Silver Tip Roast Beef
Spicy Navel Pastrami
Roast White Meat Breast of Turkey

Then They’ll Be Swept Away By Your Ultimate Main Courses:
Choice of 2 Meat or Poultry Creations plus 2 Side Dishes

…Prepared By Our Chefs, From The Renowned Ben’s Repertoire, Just For You. Please Consult Our Catering Mavens.

Ronnie’s Ultimate Afare

Over the years, Ronnie has been asked to suggest the Ultim’ate’ Menu. Among his favorites for tantalizing taste, variety and elegance are the following selections:

Whole Poached Salmon
Raw Vegetable Crudite Platter
Cold Canapes
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Miniature Stuffed Cabbage
Sesame Chicken Fingers
Stuffed Mushrooms
Miniature Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce
Mini Chicken Kabobs
Pastrami Wrapped Chicken Livers
Frankfurters in Jackets
Fried Kreplach
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Hawaiian Chicken Salad
Mushroom, Egg & Onion Salad
Traditional Chopped Liver
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Roast White Meat Breast of Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Tender Veal Roast with Natural Gravy
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Boneless Chicken Cacciatore
Beef and Broccoli
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Vegetable Fried Rice with Snow Peas
Pasta Primavera
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Assorted Dinner Rolls
Fresh Baked Bread
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Deluxe Viennese Table

Extra Amenities

Coffee & Tea Service … $2.99 pp
Soft Drink Service … $2.99 pp
Bar Set-Up …$3.99 pp
Plastic & Paper Goods … $2.99 pp
Complete Amenities Package* … $11.99 pp
*Includes all of the above amenities

Mini Tabletop Hot Dog Cart

Includes 50 Hebrew National Beef Franks … $219.50

Labor

Wait Staff … $30/hr., 5 hr. min.
Carvers … $30/hr., 4 hr. min.

Prices higher for holiday periods and locations outside our normal delivery area. Actual charges levied by venues on catering will be passed on to the customer.

We will gladly customize any catering package or develop an exclusive menu for your event.

Prices effective October 2017. Subject to change without notice.