BANQUETS & CATERING
INFORMATION

Thank you for choosing The Chelsea Restaurant & Catering for your special event. These menus are a compilation of some of our most popular offerings.  We are happy to tailor a special menu for your specific function.  Please email us or call and speak to Chris Hoveland for more information or to book your event. 

Booking Fee and Contract Information

Popular dates fill quickly, please call as soon as possible to reserve your date.  All clients are charged a onetime non-refundable $50.00 booking fee to guarantee time and date of their function. We will tentatively hold dates but if another client is interested in your tentative date the booking fee will be due in order to continue to hold for you.  Once your menu selections have been confirmed we will provide a contract.   Please read the contract carefully, sign, date and return to us.  A deposit of ten percent (10%) will be due with the signed contract and a forty percent (40%) deposit due 30 days prior to your event.  Deposits are refundable only if cancellation is received within the terms of the contract.

Cancellations

All prepayments and deposits are refundable in full if a function is cancelled 30 days prior to the scheduled date except when cancelling a December event, which requires 60 days notice.  Any cancellation outside of the terms of this agreement will result in forfeiture of any deposit / prepayment.

Menu Selections and Guaranteed Confirmations

Two weeks in advance, all menu selections and an approximate guest count are due. A firm guarantee of guest attendance is required five days prior to your event. The number of guests may increase (within reason) up to 24 hours before the function.  Our charges are based on the final number of guests that you confirm and will be billed accordingly.

Payments and Fees

Full payment is expected at the conclusion of all events.  We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.  Direct billing is available for corporate functions.

All food and beverage is subject to applicable NC sales tax and a 20 percent gratuity.  If your organization has tax exempt status please submit proper forms in advance of your function.

Catering Fees

For catered functions some venues require tables, chairs, linens, plates, and flatware.  Rental needs will be determined during menu planning and included on your contract.  We partner with preferred local vendors for all rental items. Travel fees and set up/delivery fees will be determined by venue.  Certain venues many incur additional charges to be discussed upon confirmation of catering. 

Banquet Room Fees

Luncheon Parties:  $3.00 per person linen and set up fee

Dinner Parties - Monday - Thursday $300.00, Friday/Saturday $500.00

Wedding Tasting Policy

A tasting is an important part of your wedding planning process.  It is your opportunity to ensure that your selected dishes meet your specific expectations.  Clients receive a complimentary tasting for up to four (4) people with booked catering services. We will do our best to provide for tasting the items you select for your wedding unfortunately due to preparation not all items can be sampled.   If a prospective client wishes to schedule a tasting before booking a $25 per person tasting fee will apply.  If the client books with The Chelsea after the tasting the fee will be applied toward the final balance due.  Your tasting will need to be scheduled at least 30 days prior to your event. 

Tastings can be scheduled Monday - Saturday at 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM.

Food and Beverage

The Chelsea policy requires that all food and beverage purchased for on-site functions must be purchased solely through The Chelsea.  This does not include specialty cakes or select wines.  Corkage fee will apply to any wines brought into The Chelsea.  All federal, state and local laws related to food and beverage consumption and purchases will be strictly enforced.

Special Dietary Needs

We are happy to tailor specific menu selections based on dietary needs. We ask that this information be provided to us in advance so that we can take the necessary steps in our kitchen ahead of time.  Please be advised that all food is prepared in a commercial kitchen that handles peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, dairy, soy and wheat regularly. 

Leftovers

We regret that we are unable to release any leftovers. In accordance with NC Health Department regulations, any leftover food remains the property of the caterer and under law must be disposed of at the conclusion of the event.

Alcohol Service

We offer cocktail service with the option of cash (on premise only) or host bar.  The Chelsea conforms to all state and local ABC regulations.  Patrons are subject to requests to present valid photo identification.  The Chelsea reserves the right to refuse bar service to any patron who we feel has had too much to drink. For any catering function where the host opts to provide their own alcohol, The Chelsea staff will be unable to assist in service, set up or clean up of bar and alcoholic drinks.  The client will assume all legal and insurance liability for any alcohol not purchased from The Chelsea.

On Premise Bar Set Up and Service $50.00

Bartenders Off Site $25.00 per hour per bartender

Domestic Beer - $3.50 per bottle

Imported Beer - $4.75 per bottle

House Wine - $6.00 per glass

House Bottled Wine- $25.00 per bottle

House Champagne - $25.00 per bottle

On Premise Corking Fee - $20.00 per bottle

Well Liquor - $7.00 each

Soft Drinks - $2.75 each

Premium beers, wine, and liquors are available by request

CHEF STATIONS

*Priced per person plus additional $50.00 chef fee per station.*

 Taco Station

Includes Napa cabbage, carrots, celery, hoisin sauce and 6” flour tortillas.
Chicken - $6.00 pp
Shrimp - $6.00 pp
Duck - $8.00 pp

Shrimp & Grits Station

$7.25 pp

Carving Station

Includes petite rolls and assorted condiments
Honey Glazed Ham - $5.50 pp
Golden Roasted Turkey Breast - $6.50 pp
Black Strap Marinated Pork Tenderloin - $7.50 pp
Beef Shoulder Tenderloin - $9.50 pp
Beef Filet Tenderloin - MKT pp

Carving Station Side Dishes

Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese - $4.50 pp
Potatoes Au Gratin - $4.25 pp
Garlic Smashed Potatoes - $4.25 pp

Pasta Station

Includes pasta, sauce choice, and garlic bread.
Vegetable - $5.00 pp
Chicken - $6.00 pp
Shrimp - $6.00 pp
Sauces: Alfredo, Basil Pesto, New Orleans, Scampi, Marinara 

Seared Scallop Station

Includes fig demi glace and forbidden rice with asparagus, fire roasted tomatoes and sunflower seeds.

$MKT pp


DISPLAYS

Domestic & Imported Cheese with Grapes, Assorted Crackers & Sliced Baguette - $6.00 pp

Tea Smoked or Poached Salmon with Lemon-Dill Cream Cheese, Capers, Red Onion, Diced Egg, Assorted Crackers and Sliced Baguette - $8.00 pp

Marinated and Grilled Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Mushrooms, Grape Tomatoes and Asparagus - $4.00 pp

Steamed Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce and Lemon (5 each pp) - $7.50 pp

Antipasto: Salami, Prosciutto, Buffalo Mozzarella, Smoked Gouda, Olive Tapenade, Pepperoncini, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Grilled Zucchini and Squash, Sliced Baguette - $12.00 pp


STATIONARY & PASSED APPETIZERS

Phyllo Canapés:
Raspberry Brie - $1.75 each
Spinach and Cheese - $1.75 each
Crab Salad - $2.75 each
Dill Salmon Salad - $2.25 each

Flour Tortilla Pinwheels:
Pimento Cheese - $1.25 each
Ham, Scallion Cream Cheese - $1.55 each
Salmon, Dill Cream Cheese - $1.70 each

Stuffed Mushrooms:
Spinach and Cheese - $1.80 each
Sausage, Spinach, Cheese - $2.10 each

Croustades:
Sesame Tuna Tartare and Seaweed Salad - $2.25 each
Shrimp Salad - $2.10 each
Southwestern Chicken - $2.10 each
Chicken Salad - $1.90 each

Mini Grilled Pizzas (minimum 75 people)
Ricotta and Mozzarella, Spinach and Cheese, Pepperoni-Tomato-Cheese, Mozzarella and Basil Pesto - $5.50 pp

Flatbreads:
Goat Cheese, Fig, and Caramelized Onion - $1.85 each
Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese, Feta - $1.75 each

Baby Lamb Chops with Mint Demi Glace - $MKT

Traditional Deviled Eggs - $1.30 each

Shrimp Stuffed with Asparagus, Provolone, Red Pepper and Bacon - $3.50 each

Mini Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches - $3.75 each

Italian or Barbecue Meatballs - $1.55 each

Swedish Meatballs - $1.55 each

Spanikopita - $2.50 each

Peach, Bleu Cheese and Honey Crostini - $1.80 each

Mini Beef Wellington with Horseradish Dipping Sauce - $3.90 each

Crab and Shrimp Toast - $2.25 each

Asian Pork or Chicken Dumplings with Ginger Soy - $2.25 each

Oyster Casino - $3.75 each

Oyster Rockefeller - $3.75 each

Country Ham and Apple Butter Biscuits - $2.10 each

Soft Shell Crab Quarters - MKT 

Mini Crab Cakes - $4.25 each

Bacon Wrapped Scallops - $3.00 each

Sesame Tuna Wontons - $2.50 each

Cocktail Shrimp Skewers - $2.50 each

Seared Scallops with Orange-Ginger Glaze - $3.75 each

Bacon Wrapped Barbecue Chicken Bites - $2.10 each

Coconut Shrimp with Apricot Chipotle - $2.75 each

Brie and Caramelized Onion Crostini - $1.80 each

Brie and Praline Pecan Crostini - $1.90 each

Bacon Wrapped Fingerling Potatoes with Horseradish Sour Cream - $2.10 each

Beef Sliders with Cheddar-Jack Cheese, Fried Onions and BBQ Sauce - $3.75 each

Chicken Tenders with Barbecue Sauce, Ranch or Honey Dijon - $3.85 pp

Flank Steak, Smoked Gouda, and Onion Marmalade Crostini - $2.85 each

Raspberry Brie and Almond En Croute - $2.85 each

Boursin Cheese and Artichoke Beignet - $3.00 each


DIPS & TRAYS

Poached Asparagus with Lemon Dill Sauce - $1.75 pp

Spinach, Shrimp and Artichoke Dip with Fried Bowtie Pasta Chips - $3.75 pp

Bleu Cheese and Bacon Dip with House Potato Chips - $3.75 pp

Herbal Cheese Torte with Crackers - $3.25 pp

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Tortilla Chips - $4.25 pp

Crab Dip with Crostini - $4.50 pp


SWEETS

Strawberries, Pineapple and Chocolate Fondue - $4.50 pp

Bananas Foster Minis - $2.60 each

Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake Triangles - $1.90 each

Amaretto Cheesecake Triangles - $1.90 each

Assorted Dessert Bars: Lemon, Pecan-Chocolate Chip-Coconut, Raspberry, and S ‘mores - $3.00 pp

Assorted Mini Cookies: White Chocolate-Macadamia, Rocky Road, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip - $2.00 each


PLATED DINNER SERVICE

Priced per person. Served with Fresh Baked Rolls and Butter, Mixed Green Salad, *Choice of Starch, *Choice of Vegetable, Iced Tea and Coffee

Beef Tenderloin Shoulder with Cabernet Demi Glace - $28.00
16 oz. Ribeye - $38.00
8 oz. Beef Tenderloin Filet - $38.00
Pork Tenderloin with Cabernet Demi Glace - $27.50
Black Strap Pork Tenderloin with Peach Chutney - $27.50
Veggie Risotto - $19.95
Chicken Bruschetta - $22.95
Chicken Bruschetta topped with Grilled Shrimp - $27.00
Rosemary Cream Chicken - $22.95
Chicken Marsala - $22.95
Lemon Chicken - $22.95
Chesapeake Chicken - $22.95
Brown Butter Chicken - $22.95
Low Country Chicken - $23.95
Horseradish Salmon - $27.95
Salmon Bruschetta - $27.95
Baked Salmon with Champagne Dill Sauce - $27.95
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - $34.00
Shrimp and Grits - $25.00
Shrimp and Crab Sea Bass Stuffed with Lobster Sauce - $31.00
Crab Stuffed Shrimp with Beurre Blanc Sauce - $27.00
Mahi Casino or Mahi Brushetta - $29.00
Sea Bass with lemon, garlic, basil, crushed red pepper and parmesan butter sauce - $31.00
Blackened Mahi with Ginger Cream Sauce - $29.00

Combination Entrees

Petite Beef Tenderloin Filet and Crab Cake - MKT
Petite Beef Tenderloin Filet with Shrimp and Crab Stuffed Scallop - $36.00
Petite Beef Tenderloin Filet with Choice of Chicken - $30.00
Petite Filet with Stuffed Shrimp with Crab - $34.00
Petite Filet with Grilled Jumbo Shrimp - $33.00

*Vegetable and starch options listed below.


BUFFET DINNER SERVICE

30 or more people

Priced per person. Served with Fresh Baked Rolls and Butter, Mixed Green Salad, *Choice of 2 Starches, *Choice of One Vegetable, Choice of One Buffet Dessert, Iced Tea and Coffee

2 Choice Entrée - $31.95
3 Choice Entrée - $34.95

Beef Tenderloin Shoulder with Cabernet Demi Glace
Blackstrap Pork Tenderloin with Peach Barbecue Demi Glace
Shrimp and Crab Stuffed Sea Bass with Lobster Sauce
Low Country Pork Tips
Shrimp and Grits
Blackened Mahi with Ginger Cream Sauce
Mahi Casino
Mahi Bruschetta
Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage Paella
Horseradish Salmon
Salmon Bruschetta
Baked Salmon with Champagne Dill Sauce
Chicken Marsala
Honeymoon Chicken
Rosemary Chicken
Low Country Chicken
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Bruschetta
Brown Butter Barbecue Chicken
Lemon Chicken
Chesapeake Chicken
Chicken New Berne Pasta
Shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo
Coral Shrimp Pasta
Chicken or Shrimp New Orleans Pasta
Baked Ham with Honey Dijon Glaze

*Vegetable and starch options listed below


BUFFET DESSERT OPTIONS

Included with Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner

Carrot Cake, Lemon Layer Cake, Chocolate Tuxedo Cake, Strawberry Layer Cake


PLATED LUNCH SERVICE

Entrée Plus House Salad or Dessert Buffet - $17.36


PLATED LUNCH ENTRÉES

Priced per person. Served with Fresh Baked Rolls and Butter, *Choice of One Starch, *Choice of One Vegetable, Iced Tea and Coffee

Pork Tenderloin with Cabernet Demi Glace with BBQ Peach Sauce
Low Country Pork Tips
Shrimp and Grits
Coral Shrimp Pasta
Horseradish Salmon
Salmon Bruschetta
Baked Salmon with Champagne Dill Sauce
Mahi Bruschetta
Blackened Mahi with Ginger Cream
Chicken Marsala
Low Country Chicken
Rosemary Chicken
Chicken Bruschetta
Brown Butter Barbecue Chicken
Lemon Chicken
Chesapeake Chicken

*Vegetable and starch options listed below


LUNCHEON ENTRÉE SALADS

Served with Fresh Baked Rolls and Butter, Iced Tea and Coffee

Caesar Salad with Choice of Chicken or Shrimp
Dilled Salmon Salad
Apollonian Chicken Salad

LUNCHEON SANDWICHES

Served with Choice of House Chips or Fries, Iced Tea and Coffee

Chelsea Burger
French Dip
Turkey Pita

BUFFET DESSERT OPTIONS

Included with Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner

Carrot Cake, Lemon Layer Cake, Chocolate Tuxedo Cake, Strawberry Layer Cake


BUFFET LUNCH SERVICE

30 or more people

Priced per person. Served with Fresh Baked Rolls and Butter, Mixed Green Salad, *Choice of 2 Starches, *Choice of One Vegetable, *Choice of One Buffet Dessert, Iced Tea and Coffee

2 Choice - $29.95
3 Choice - $33.95

Beef Tenderloin Shoulder with Cabernet Demi Glace
Pork Tenderloin with Cabernet Demi Glace
Coral Shrimp Pasta
Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo
Horseradish Salmon
Salmon Bruschetta
Baked Salmon with Champagne Dill Sauce
Mahi Bruschetta
Blackened Mahi with Ginger Cream Sauce
Chicken Marsala
Rosemary Chicken
Chicken Cordon Bleu with Champagne Dill
Chicken Bruschetta
Low Country Chicken
Low Country Pork Tips
Brown Butter Barbecue Chicken
Lemon Chicken
Chesapeake Chicken
Chicken New Berne Pasta
Chicken or Shrimp New Orleans Pasta
Baked Ham with Honey Dijon Glaze

BUFFET DESSERT OPTIONS

Included with Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner

Carrot Cake, Lemon Layer Cake, Chocolate Tuxedo Cake, Strawberry Layer Cake


*STARCH OPTIONS

Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Sweet Potato Hash
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Plantains
Parmesan Risotto
Rice Pilaf
Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese
Potatoes Au Gratin
Creamy Stone Ground Grits

*VEGETABLE OPTIONS

Sautéed Green Beans
Mixed Vegetable Medley
Broccoli with Lemon Butter (in-house banquet option only)
Sautéed Zucchini and Squash (in-house banquet option only)
Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, Squash, Mushrooms, Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Seasoned Asparagus


UPGRADED SPECIALTY SALADS

Add to any plated or buffet service

Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Crumbled Bacon, Mixed Salad Greens, White Balsamic Vinaigrette - $4.50 pp

Strawberry Pecan Salad

Mixed Salad Greens, Strawberries, Pecans, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, White Balsamic Vinaigrette - $4.50 pp

Kale Salad

Baby Kale and Mixed Salad Greens, Yellow Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Feta and Lemon Vinaigrette - $4.00 pp

 


Dessert Selections

Layer Cakes

Lemon - $4.50 pp
Strawberry - $4.50 pp
Chocolate Tuxedo - $4.50 pp

Specialty Desserts

Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake - $7.50 pp
Carolina Mud Pie (in-house banquet option only) - $6.50 pp
African Bread Pudding - $6.50 pp
Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream - $7.50 pp
Chocolate Torte with Cinnamon Ice Cream - $8.00 pp
Strawberry Cheese Cake - $7.50 pp
Key Lime Pie - $7.00 pp