Dawn’s Catering & Services

Dawn L. Jaicks
464 Van Buren Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450-1715



Hors D’ Oeuvres:

  • Antipasto tray-assorted cheeses/meats/olives/peppercinis/crackers/grapes
  • Filet mignon canapés with horseradish sauce
  • Filet mignon cubed wrapped in bacon with horseradish on side
  • Hoisin beef in endive spears
  • Asian beef in wonton cups
  • Beef teriyaki crisps w/wasabi mayo
  • Beef satay with peanut sauce
  • Sausage rolls with honey mustard
  • Sausage cheese balls
  • Tomato tart
  • Roasted figs wrapped with prosciutto
  • Tuna poke in fried wonton cups
  • Toasted ravioli with marinara sauce
  • Smoked gouda chorizo jalapenos wrapped with bacon
  • Hot corn dip with tortilla chips
  • Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with chorizo
  • Jicama fries( cold) with black bean dip
  • Kohlrabi fries(cold) with creamy herb dip
  • Beef quesadillas with salsa verde
  • Chinese chicken dumplings with sweet/sour sauce or ginger soy scallion sauce
  • Asian meatballs with snow peas
  • Sausage quinoa balls with sweet chili sauce
  • Swedish meatballs
  • Lentil dip with crudités and crispy crackers
  • Lobster Bruschetta
  • Caviar stuffed mushrooms
  • Sesame crusted salmon with orange miso sauce
  • Smoked salmon /pea fritters with scallion sauce
  • Smoked salmon with boursin cheese canapés
  • Salmon cakes w/ caper dill sauce
  • Smoked salmon /black bread/dill sauce/capers
  • Smoked salmon/brie/dill on brown bread
  • Smoked salmon in phyllo cups with dill sauce
  • Smoked Salmon endive spears with dill sauce
  • Ginger tuna on rice crackers with wasabi aioli
  • Smoked trout mousse on cucumber slices or Melba rounds
  • Smoked trout canapés with horseradish cream
  • Asian crab salad in wonton cups
  • Crab/corn fritters with garlic aioli
  • Crabmeat canapés
  • Crab cakes with roasted red pepper sauce or remoulade sauce or guacamole
  • Crab/artichoke in filo cups
  • Hot crab in wonton cups
  • Hot crab dip with toast points
  • Cold crab dip with baguette slices
  • Pesto shrimp on bruschetta breads
  • Marinated shrimp with snow peas
  • Grilled teriyaki shrimp skewers
  • Grilled shrimp or scallops with bacon
  • Shrimp cocktail with sauce/lemons
  • Blue cheese pecan phyllo bites
  • Grape tomatoes stuffed with mozzarella balls wrapped with prosciutto
  • Mozzarella balls stuffed in grape tomatoes
  • Stuffed tomatoes with choice of fillings herbed goat cheese or curried seafood salad
  • Caviar topped baby red potatoes
  • Potato skins with cheddar cheese/bacon and scallions/sour cream on side
  • Miniature montecristos –mini ham /cheese sandwiches
  • Gorgonzola/walnut cheese squares
  • Cheese/bacon puffs
  • Broccoli bites with sriracha mayo
  • Baked brie in phyllo cups with raspberry drizzle OR caramelized onions
  • Spinach feta in phyllo or gorgonzola /pears in phyllo or walnut /goat cheese in phyllo
  • Tortellini/mozzarella/olives/tomato/pepperoni skewers
  • Melon/prosciutto skewers
  • Sundried tomatoes/goat cheese skewers
  • Franks in blanket with honey mustard
  • Turkey/muenster quesadillas with salsa
  • Tandoori chicken with spicy mango chutney
  • Chicken quesadillas with salsa
  • Chicken meatballs with ponzu sauce ( Asian flavorings)
  • Chipotle sesame chicken skewers
  • Grilled hoisin chicken in endive spears
  • Cranberry chicken patties with sage cream
  • Chicken satay with peanut sauce
  • Sesame chicken with raspberry sauce or soy scallion sauce
  • Stuffed grape leaves-no meat
  • Sweet n spicy jalapeno peppers
  • Tomato or shrimp or artichoke bruschetta
  • Crudités with choice of 3 dips: remoulade, spinach, basil parmesan, hummus,
  • Ranch or French onion
  • Hot chicken wing dip with pita chips or as a roll up
  • Asparagus puffs
  • Asparagus in phyllo with cheddar and prosciutto
  • Asparagus wrapped w/ smoked turkey breast/honey mustard Or Smoked salmon /dill sauce
  • Prosciutto wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese
  • Crostini w/ fig jam/caramelized onions/gorgonzola cheese
  • Pear chutney with pecans/blue cheese
  • Date rumaki (almond stuffed date wrapped with bacon)
  • Artichoke puffs
  • Artichoke cheese squares
  • Artichoke dip with crackers
  • Eggplant caponata with pita chips and hummus dip
  • Endive with smoked trout and caviar
  • Endive spears stuffed with blue cheese walnut or curried seafood or goat cheese/walnuts
  • Wild mushrooms in filo
  • Stuffed mushrooms with self stuffing, bacon stuffing or crabmeat stuffing
  • Feta/sundried tomato torte served with baguettes/crackers
  • Feta/sundried tomato dip with pita chips
  • Black olive walnut quesadillas with salsa
  • Mexican dipping platter: guacamole /seven layer bean dip/salsa and nachos
  • Cocktail pizzas with assorted toppings


  • Veal Marsala, Piccata or Francaise
  • Chicken Marsala ,Piccata or Francaise
  • Chicken Saltimbocca with a lemon sauce
  • Chicken Lasagna( without the pasta)
  • Chicken meatballs with ponzu sauce ( Asian flavorings)
  • Chicken lasagna rolls with chive cream sauce
  • Creamy chicken enchiladas
  • Chicken/bean Mexican casserole
  • Grilled shrimp with rice noodles
  • Steak pizzaiola pasta
  • Texmex skillet chicken and rice
  • Angel chicken – chicken w/mushrooms in cream sauce served over pasta
  • Parmesan crusted chicken breast
  • Potato chip crumb or pretzel crumb chicken served w/honey dill sauce
  • Chicken cutlets with artichoke hearts in lemon sauce
  • Cubed chicken breast with mushrooms/artichoke heart/brown brandy sauce
  • Chicken breast with sundried tomatoes/and artichoke hearts in own sauce
  • Cubed chicken stew with veggies in own sauce
  • Stuffed chicken breasts with goat cheese/artichoke hearts
  • Shredded chicken radicchio/artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes in lemon vinaigrette
  • Sherried mushroom chicken breasts with sauce
  • Chicken divan with rice or noodles
  • Chicken or veal Marengo
  • Chicken roulade filled with broccoli
  • Roasted chicken with potatoes/carrots and onions or with wild rice stuffing
  • Chicken /sausage/rice casserole
  • Marinated /poached/grilled chicken or mesclun salad
  • Marinated/grilled flank steak over mesclun salad
  • Grilled steak in hoisin sauce with Chinese vegetables
  • Filet mignon /choice of béarnaise/horseradish or mushroom/dill sauce
  • Beef bourguignon over noodles
  • Sheppard’s pie
  • Hearty beef stew
  • Bacon wrapped meatloaf w/brown sugar/ketchup glaze
  • Hearty Tuscan beef stew
  • Pulled pork or chicken served w /coleslaw/home fries/pickles
  • Pork tenderloin /stuffed or grilled
  • Roast leg of lamb with mint jelly
  • Spring Lamb stew
  • Spiral Baked Ham with biscuits and mustards/Swiss cheeses
  • Brined and oven roasted Turkey breast with all the fixings
  • Quiches – assorted of your choiceBreakfast strata’s with assorted fillings
    Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta with brie/tomatoes/basil/garlic
  • Pasta primavera
  • Bow tie pasta /sundried tomatoes/asparagus tips
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Lasagna- meat or vegetarian
  • Homemade pizza with toppings of your choice
  • Baked ziti with or without meat and sausage sauce
  • Chile – meat or vegetarian with cheese/onions/sour cream on side
  • Sloppy Joes served with coleslaw/home fries/pickles
  • Sea bass with capers/garlic/tomatoes
  • Cream crab casserole
  • Shrimp jambalaya
  • Shrimp scampi served over rice
  • Sole Provencal
  • Spicy hoisin salmon
  • Poached, baked or broiled salmon filets with cucumber dill sauce or lemon caper sauce
  • Tuna teriyaki steaks
  • Swordfish steaks with key lime sauce


  • Baked risotto with asparagus/spinach and parmesan cheese
  • Wild rice with sautéed mushrooms/onions
  • Rice pilaf
  • Couscous with diced vegetables
  • Herbed orzo
  • Twice baked potatoes
  • Escalloped potatoes
  • Potatoes au gratin with artichoke hearts
  • Mashed country potatoes
  • Oven roasted baby red potatoes
  • Grilled Portobello’s mushrooms/wilted spinach/roasted red pepper/feta cheese/garlic
  • Green bean /grape tomatoes gratin
  • Yellow/green zucchini gratin
  • Cauliflower au gratin
  • Oven roasted or steamed asparagus spears
  • Oven roasted vegetables
  • Green bean amandine
  • Brussels sprouts with frizzle pancetta /balsamic glaze
  • Steam fresh vegetable of the season
  • Blanched asparagus with sweet/sour sauce
  • Fruit compote or chutney


  • Beef, vegetables, potato leek, cream of broccoli, cream of mushroom
    Tomato, French onion or gazpacho- or others of your choice

SALADS: dressing of your choice

  • Meslcun- mixed greens with dried cranberries/caramelized walnut
  • Spinach salad with sliced mushrooms/red onions/croutons/hot bacon dressing
  • Chopped salad w/cucumbers/celery/carrots/tomatoes/yellow peppers
  • Greek salad
  • Marinated shrimp/snow peas
  • Warm grilled salmon salad
  • Salad nicoise
  • Shrimp/corn and goat cheese salad
  • Wild rice and wheat berry with shredded carrot salad
  • Fresh tomatoes/mozzarella/basil/balsamic drizzles
  • Green bean bundles-blanched green beans wrapped in prosciutto and baked
  • Rice/chicken artichoke heart salad
  • Blanched green beans/plum tomatoes and black olives
  • Pasta salad with fresh vegetables
  • Pesto tortellini with or without Shrimp
  • Hoisin chicken salad or grilled steak
  • Curried chicken salad
  • Cubed chicken breast with sliced celery, tri color peppers in caper vinaigrette
  • Chicken salad ambrosia-dice apples, almonds/cherries and raisin
  • Oriental chicken salad with chow mien noodles /sesame vinaigrette
  • Chicken salad with grapes/celery and walnuts
  • Fruit salad
  • Tuna/shredded carrot salad
  • Egg/celery salad
  • Coleslaw or potatoes salad or macaroni salad
    INCLUDES: assorted breads and or rolls/butter


  • Apple crisp with vanilla ice cream
  • Raspberry streusel bars
  • Pear crisp with homemade whipped cream
  • Fresh berry trifle with homemade whipped cream
  • Lemon tart or tartlets with raspberry coulis
  • Homemade lemon or orange sherbet
  • Lemon or chocolate rouse
  • Lemon or chocolate raspberry mousse
  • Bread Puddings/fresh fruit/whipped cream
  • Homemade assorted cookies and bars
  • Also offering wonderful and season PETIT FOURS
  • Fresh fruit
  • Choice of assorted pies or cakes= available upon request

*** Ask about my wonderful breakfast menus/lunch menus (made to fit your every need) and box lunches to go!
*** Seasonal menus available check out my website listed at the top of the page.
*** BBQue’s available
*** Rentals – I am happy to arrange with the rental company all of your party’s needs

I am happy to serve your catering needs from the 2 some to the 200 plus some. No event to small or too big! I am happy to work with you to plan a menu that will work for both the occasion and your budget!

Food Cost: cost is done per person

Staff Cost: $ 30.00/hour(without gratuity) this is when one server works an event alone.

$25.00/hour/server(without gratuity) this is when 2 or more servers work an event

A deposit of 50% of the Food Cost is requested upon completion of the menu. The balance is due the day of the event, based on the final head count, less the deposit. The staff cost is also due at this time.

Bon Appétit!

Looking for the BEST Catering in New Jersey? Then you have found it with DawnsCatering.com of serving ALL of Northern New Jersey!

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About Dawn’s Catering of New Jersey

Welcome the official website of Dawn’s Catering in Ridgewood, NJ 07451. When you have your next party or event catered by Dawn’s Catering you will NOT be disappointed!

For more than 20 years Dawn’s Catering has been serving the greater New Jersey and NY* area with fresh, homemade food that just can’t be beat!

Freshness, hospitality, and customer service is our top priority. We cater to all occasions from the small to very large, from the simple to the very elegant.

We provide professional staff: kitchen, wait staff, bartenders, and valets.

Dawn’s Catering can cater your next party of events even if it is not on this list, just call us!

Most popular catering events:
Birthdays, Communions, Confirmations, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Barbecue , 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Graduations, Weddings, Teas, Fundraisers, Breakfast Meetings, Luncheons, Dinner Parties, Cocktail Parties (both corporate and private), and Dinner for Two.

Contact Us

Dawn Jaicks
201-725-5503, (201) 447-9747
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07451

Monday – Saturday – 8:30am – 7:30pm | Sunday – Available by appointment – We accept Visa/MC Amex and Check

New Jersey – Bergen, Passaic, Union, Sussex
New York – Queens, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam

Too busy to cook?

Let us be your own private chef!

Let us do the shopping and cooking for you!

Call me on Friday with your meal order for the following week.

Average price per meal $25.00 – $30.00/meal for 2 with enough for leftovers!

Be sure to call and book your New Jersey Catering event with Dawn’s Catering and you will NOT be disappointed!

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