Dawn’s Catering & Services

Dawn L. Jaicks
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
steak quesadilla with salsa Verde
Sausage rolls with honey mustard
Sausage cheese balls
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 or shrimp 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 or sweet chili sauce
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 shrimp or scallops with bacon
Shrimp cocktail with sauce/lemons
Figs wrapped with prosciutto
Toasted ravioli with marinara sauce
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
Caviar topped potato latkes with dill cream,
Potato skins with cheddar cheese/bacon and scallions/sour cream on side
Miniature montecristos –mini ham /cheese sandwiches
Gorgonzola/walnut cheese squares
Jalapeno poppers wrapped with bacon
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
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 bruschetta
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/goat cheese 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 meatballs with ponzu sauce (Asian flavorings)
Creamy chicken enchiladas
Chicken/bean Mexican casserole
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
Marinated/grilled flank steak
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 madewith ground beef
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 choice
Breakfast 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


Oven roasted sweet potatoes
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 root vegetables with fresh rosemary
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 walnuts
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 steak salad
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


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
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.
*** BBQ’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 1 guest to 300 or more guests. 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: $ 35.00/hour (without gratuity) this is when one server works an event alone.
$30.00/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.
Credit cards are accepted for food only.

Staff Cost is paid direct to EACH staff person. They can be paid by cash or check only.
No credit cards are accepted for staff payment

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 – 6:30pm | 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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