Providing an elaborate “Taste of New Orleans,” the gourmet catering at Southern Oaks Plantation is possibly the most celebrated part of each guest’s experience. Receptions feature an artistic, hand-passed, cocktail-style menu of over 80 different items served continuously throughout the event. Rather than choosing certain items to have available to your guests, every item listed on our menus is included for every celebration to simplify your planning.

Your guests will be amazed by the creations of our culinary artists and astonished by the limitless diversity and quantity of items served during the reception.

(all items listed below are included)

New Orleans Classics

Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Crab, and Crawfish
Traditional Shrimp Étouffée
Penne Pasta in a Crawfish and Mushroom Cream Sauce
Shrimp and Corn Bisque
Cajun Jambalaya
Shrimp and Roasted Corn Grits
Oven-toasted Muffaletta Sandwiches
Creole Oyster Patties
Louisiana-style Crab Cakes
Cajun Stuffed Potatoes
Crawfish Pies Cajun Stuffed Potatoes


Grilled King Crab Leg Kabobs
Bacon-wrapped Shrimp, Scallops, and Oysters
Butter Pecan Shrimp
Crab Rangoon
Coconut Lobster Tails
Grilled Coconut Shrimp
Shrimp and Crab Stuffed Phyllo
Fried Shrimp, Catfish, Oysters, and Soft Shell Crabs
Grilled Ahi Tuna
Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Kabobs
Teriyaki Almond Oysters
Spring Roll

Poultry, Beef & Pork

Santa Fe Chicken Pastries
Grilled Ham & Cheese Paninis
Overstuffed Turkey, Ham, and Roast Beef Finger Sandwiches
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
Grilled Filet Kabobs
Praline Glazed Chicken with Funnel Cake Fries
Chicken and Beef Wellington
Duck and Cheese Quesadillas
Miniature Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
Almond Breaded Duck Breast Strips
Chicken Marsala Mini Pot Pie
Baked Chicken Chilito
Chicken and Waffles


Sundried Tomato Crepes
Vegetable Tarts
Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
Deep Fried Mozzarella Cheese
Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Spinach and Feta Crepes
Raspberry Brie Pastries
Mushroom and Walnut Tarts
Tomato and Olive Bruschetta
Kalamata Olive Flatbread
Spinach and Artichoke Patties
Italian Breaded Mushrooms
Asparagus Crepes
Assorted Variety of Quiches
Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Tortillas


Traditional Beignets
Fruit-filled Beignets
Bananas Foster
Bread Pudding
Apple Cobbler
Peach Cobbler
Strawberry Shortcake
Fried Banana Caramel Cheesecake
Miniature Strawberry Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Cups
Mini Baked Apple Pies
Warm Chocolate Brownies
Assorted Parfaits
Assorted Cake Pops