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  • Winward Beach Park

    Located on the Metedeconk River, Windward Beach Park has three areas that can be rented by the public for exclusive use. These are the bandshell area, the gazebo and the picnic area.

    For more information about facility rentals in Brick Township including rates and availability please call 732-262-1073 and ask for Cindy.

    Most weddings and corporate events are outside tented on grass field over looking the beach and waterfront.

    Smaller Family gathering are usually located at the gazebo or picnic area.

     

     

     

     

    For more information on a wedding or catering contact our staff at 732-920-3040


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    Tis the Season..... for Lent.

    Ash Wednesday was this week, officially kicking off the Lent season. 46 days through which many Christians will reflect upon the current state of their lives and the world in which we live. An opportunity to appreciate life in many ways, most common being the choice to abstain from some of our favorite vices, and (on Friday's at least) giving up meat.

    Now the church defines 'meat' as anything warm blooded, which is why most people turn to seafood on Friday. This year will be no different, so keep an eye on out for all the different options we will be advertising between now and Easter!

    Including but not limited to, Asian Glazed Salmon, Eggplant Parmesan, Vegetable Quesadilla's, Stuffed Flounder and more!

    And of course, your classic options like a good ole fashioned Tuna Fish Sandwich will always be available at A and S Deli & Shore Catering!


  • Superbowl Package & Fun Facts

     

    Super Bowl Fun Facts

    100 million Viewers Expected

    30 second commercial worth $4.5 million

    1.25 Billion chicken wings will be consumed

    2400 Calories consumed on average 

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    11 Easy to Adhere to Food Safety Tips

    Food is life. It can bring families together, comfort you in a time of distress and turn a memorable event into an unforgettable smorgasbord. However, as with anything you put into your body, it needs to be carefully maintained and treated with respect, otherwise you will end up with a very different memory, the unforgettable horror associated with an intense bout of food poisoning. So if you aren't having your event professionally catered (which really, you should) at least make sure to always adhere to these following tips for Food Safety. 

     *Rub-a-Dub-Dub

    Always wash your hands with hot soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.

     *2-Hour Rule

    Refrigerate or freeze perishables, prepared food and leftovers within 2 hours. Do not leave them sitting out at room temperature.

     *Thaw Law

    Always thaw food in the refrigerator. Never defrost food at room temperature on the countertop.

     *Temperature's Rising

    Cook food to the proper internal temperature and check for doneness with a thermometer. Not sure what the proper temperature should be? Don't be afraid to Google it!

     *Cutting Edge Clean

    Wash cutting boards and knives with hot soapy water after food preparation, especially after cutting raw meat, poultry or seafood. Sanitize cutting boards and counters with a dilute bleach solution - Add 2/3 cup bleach to a gallon of water; put in a spray bottle for easy use.

     *Raw Deal

    Never place food on the same plate or cutting board that previously held raw meat, poultry or seafood unless the cutting board has been thoroughly washed.

     *The Eyes Have It

    Use visual signs of doneness when a thermometer is not used:·Steam rises from food

     *Clear juices run from meat and poultry, not pink

    Pork, veal and poultry are white inside, not pink or red. Shellfish is opaque and fish flakes easily with a fork & Egg yolks are firm, not runny, and egg whites are opaque

     *Bottom Line

    Store raw meat, poultry and seafood tightly wrapped on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. This prevents the raw juices from dripping on other food.

     *Mindful Marinating

    Always marinate food in the refrigerator, not on the countertop. Discard leftover marinades that have been used with raw meat, poultry or seafood.

     *Towel Turnover

    Replace and wash dish towels and sponges often to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria throughout the kitchen. If you don't want to throwout a brand new sponge each week, you can pop it into the microwave for two minutes to kill off any bacteria. Use paper towels to dry washed hands after handling raw foods.

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    Another Spectacular Thank You Letter!

    One of our favorite things to receive here at Shore Catering are Thank You letters (or emails) sent after a job. It's very important to us that we take pride in each and every event we participate in, but it's still nice to know that a client had a positive experience and everything went off without a hitch!
    Here is one of our more recent reviews from a wedding joining the Mahoney and Hennig families. And as always, congratulations to the recent Bride and Groom

    "Patty and Staff,

    Unbelievable! Prompt, professional, the food outstanding, helpful, courteous......I could go on and on.

    Once again you guys nailed it for the Mahoney's. The Clambake was outrageous and all the guests loved it. Just wish the weather could have held.
    Wedding day food arrived promptly and was delicious! And again, the brunch was over the top!

    Thank you for allowing me to make one phone call and to have the whole weekend's worth of meals taken care of - each time for 40+ people."

    - Jane Mahoney


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    Another Successful Wedding!

    We had a wedding this past weekend that went off without a hitch. Also the Bride was kind enough to send us a very generous thank you note, that we felt we simply had to share with all of you.

    "Bryan & team,

    Just wanted to say thank you for doing such an amazing job on our wedding day. Everything went perfectly. Food was awesome and the girls were SO great to work with. They were always on top of everything before I could even mention it to them. Made me less stressful! I really appreciate everything, nothing but great things to say about Shore Catering. And special thanks to Bryan for organizing everything!! Best of luck on your wedding day!

    Thank you!
    Maggie & Steve"

    Your welcome Maggie & Steve and let us say the pleasure was all ours! Congratulations and good luck with the rest of your life!

     

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    7 Winter Wedding Cake Ideas

    It is generally accepted that the summer is 'Wedding Season'.  However there are certainly many reasons to consider having your wedding in the winter. So below we compiled a list of seven various ideas for a Winter Wedding Cake theme.

    1) A Snow Flake Cake (try saying that 10 times) can be the perfect combination of winter elegance and eye popping color. Want to add a dash of color to your winter white wedding? Do it in the cake! Make the top half of the cake match the color-scheme of the wedding, and pipe the bottom half with white flowers.

    2) A Lavender cake can be just as easily recognized as a winter theme, there is no need to feel trapped in the color scheme of ONLY blue and white. 

    3) A Winter Forest Cake - With a few hints of red and simple wintery pine trees, this cake would be an elegant testament to all the beautiful things about winter.

    4) Holly Branch Cake - by adding the tree of the season you turn a simple white tiered cake into a winter cake, and of course, you can add some lovebirds to the holly branch you add an undeniable a romantic sentiment.

    5) The DIY Wedding Cake - This requires just a little burlap, some pieces of pine tree, pine cones, and holly berries. Sprinkle on a dash of snow, and VOILA! You have got yourself one elegant winter wedding cake.

    6) A Snowman and Snow Woman Cake - Nothing extravagant here, just replace the Bride & Groom cake topper with exactly what you picture, that of a Snowman and his new Bride.

    7) Blossoming White Cake - Who says you can't have over-the-top flowers at a winter wedding? Especially if the wedding date lands in between the transitional time from winter to spring. White roses are always in, so add some blossoming detail to your all-white wedding cake.

     

     

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    New Year Resolutions

    Everybody has aspirations for the New Year. I can assume you are one of them! 
    So if you have the 'New Year, New Me' attitude and are already dreading your resolution to go to the gym and eat right, let us at least help with the 'eating right' side of things.

    Pictured below is a Tuna Salad sandwich, a classic for any deli. Order it on Rye bread, which is proven to help speed up one's metabolism. All of our sandwiches come with a side salad, so come in and try our Health Salad. Guaranteed to be more exciting then any salad you have at home.

    And even if you have no interest in changing your diet this year, call us and inquire about our soups for the week. This week is Cream of Mushroom (Shown Below) or Red Kidney Bean Vegetable Soup. With the weather finally changing, now is the best time to come in out of the cold and warm up a bit.

     

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    Holiday Do's & Don'ts

    Arguably the most important part of the holiday season is not the decorating or even the gift giving - it is the food! And as you all know, there are logistics one needs to figure out when it comes to assuming the role of chef. Are you responsible for preparing any meals this year? If the answer is yes, let us help ensure your experience in the kitchen is guaranteed to be  a successful one by following our cooking do's and don't.

     

    Holiday Cooking Do's 

     Give Yourself Enough Time - The last thing you want is to be running around the kitchen, missing out on all of the festivities family and friends are experiencing elsewhere in the home. A few days before, see what you can prepare ahead of time (for example, side dishes or dessert). Then, invite guests over at an appropriate time, meaning, don’t have everyone arrive too early so that you have a chance to get the rest of the food started without distractions and interruptions.

     Make A List - When you know what you’d like to serve for your holiday breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, make a list of all of the ingredients you need to get the job done (and of course, check it twice). Doing so can help you rest assured knowing that you have everything you need to create your feast. You don’t want the stress of needing to make a last minute trip to the grocery store while the food is already cooking, do you?

    Read The Directions - No one wants an under or over cooked meal, so make sure you read the directions carefully before sticking anything in the oven or on top of the stove. If you don’t know how long something is meant to cook for, be sure to do your research first instead of just winging it.

     

    Holiday Cooking Don'ts

    Don't Feel Like You Have To Be Over The Top - Of course it’s nice to offer a variety of foods to make sure there is something for everyone, but remember that the holidays aren’t about being the best chef on the block – they’re about spending time with the people you love the most. Keeping things simple is a surefire way to avoid major holiday stress.

    Don't Put Pressure On Yourself - Putting too much pressure on yourself could absolutely lead to a kitchen mishap. Instead, take things slow and prepare things at a pace and in a way that is right for you. This also means making an honest effort to not let others pressure you. If guests are getting impatient, kindly let them know the food is on the way (you may benefit from having some appetizers out in the meantime).

    Try Something Totally New - It is always fun to try a new recipe, but having a home filled with holiday guests may not be the right time to do so. If you absolutely insist on switching things up, make sure you test out the recipe a few times prior to the big day, so that you can avoid disaster if it does not come out as planned. 


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    Thank You!

    "Patty and Family,

    There are no words that can completely express the wonderful service we received from your company on our wedding day on August 15, 2015. From the first conversation to the last and everything in between, you and your staff were helpful, accommodating, and gracious. It was a pleasure to work with a company that held true to core values and wanted to make our day as special as we did!

    Your company was open and honest about pricing, choices and what would be the best option for our family and our vision for our wedding. Our wedding went off without a hitch and this was due mainly in part because of your company and the 4 amazing individuals who arrived to set up, cook, serve and break down the entire event. Your staff was efficient, courteous, friendly, and above all, professional. 
    The food was amazing and people were still raving about it days and weeks later. All of the food from the first passed appetizer to the last piece of cake fit perfectly into our vision for our wedding, tasted amazing and was served with a smile.

     Many friends and family have inquired about your company and we, without hesitation, have recommended you to cater any one of their next events. Thank you again for making our wedding day special and exactly what we wanted."

    The Perry Family,
    Brian, Deanna, Connor, and Reese

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    12 Cookie Baking Tips

    Before you get started, we have some general advice that's great for any baking adventure:
    - Always follow recipe directions exactly
    - Measure accurately
    - Always pre-heat your oven

    Now that we've got that down, let's jump into our pro tips!

     

    1. Bake Your Cookies in Temperature Order

    When baking several different temperature batters at the same time, begin with the lowest temperature and work up. For example, if you have oatmeal cookies that need a 350 degree oven and chocolate chip cookies that need an oven at 375, bake the oatmeal batch first.

    2. Start with the Shortest Baking Time

    Ever notice how recipes give a time range for how long a batch of cookies will take? We advise checking on your batch at the earliest time first, and then every minute after that. Once you have the timing down, you know how long each sheet you bake afterward will take.

    Baking times vary because of altitude, baking sheet material (dark coated vs. aluminum, etc.), position of the rack in the oven, whether there are two sheets or one in oven at the same time, and the size and thickness of the cookie.

    3. Keep it Fresh

    Do you remember how long your baking soda's been in the pantry? It might be time to swap it out for a new box that's more potent. Use fresh, non-expired ingredients, especially reactants like baking soda and powder.

    Pro tip: With a permanent marker, write the date you opened your reactants on the package. No more guesswork!

    4. Start Clean - Every Time!

    Bakers looking for a shortcut, beware! Always use a clean cookie sheet and spatula. Do not take a hot sheet out of the oven, lift off the cookies, and drop the next batch on a hot dirty sheet. Instead, keep a few cookie sheets on-hand, so you can have one in the oven while the other is cooling and being cleaned.

    5. Rack 'em

    Always cool your cookies on racks. Air needs to circulate over and under, because butter and sugar keep cooking and bubbling after you remove them from the oven.

    After they're cool enough to touch (or bite without burning your mouth), store them in a cool, airtight container.

    6. Get Ahead

    When you're making multiple types of cookies, which can take a lot of time, break up the work by making the dough ahead. We recommend making one or two batches of dough each day and storing them in the refrigerator. When it comes time to actually bake, you'll have a big part of the work already done!

    7. Shape Up

    When possible, shape your dough before you store it in the refrigerator. For example, if a recipe says to drop rounded, even spoonfuls of dough onto your cookie sheet, we recommend that you "just drop little balls of cookie dough into food storage bags or containers, and put them in the fridge until they're ready to bake."

    Our Pastry Chef also says you can do this with gingerbread men and other cookie shapes. Lay out the shapes on layered parchment or wax paper, wrap them in foil, and refrigerate.

    8. Bake for Your Friends

    Plan your Christmas cookie flavors keeping your friend's and family's favorites in mind. Do you and yours like spice, chocolate, fruit? Figure out which flavors are most popular and make a nice mix.

    9. Bake On-Demand

    Sometimes you don't need hundreds of cookies on-hand. We have a great fix: Too much to bake and store at once? Don't! Bake a few at a time from pre-made dough in fridge.

    Cookies whenever you want? Yes, please!

    10. Change Up Your Cookie Exchange

    Tired of your same-old cookie exchange? Here's a way to change it up: If you have a few friends that also love to have cookies around for the holidays, make a deal: exchange dough!

    For example, if you have four friends, make five batches of dough. Keep one, then gift the others. That way, each of you only buys ingredients for one type of cookie, and they're ready to bake when needed. It saves time and money!

    11. Dial Down the Decorating

    The holidays are so crazy-hectic for everyone, so don't get caught up in decorating cookies, try delicious flavors and uniform, pretty shapes. A nice variety makes the best cookie plates.

    12. Practice Perfect Positioning

    Finally, we answer your biggest baking question: Where do the racks go, anyways?!?!?!

    "When baking one sheet of cookies, position the oven rack in the middle of the oven," our Chef says. She also recommends that if you're baking two sheets of cookies at once, divide your oven into thirds. Place your racks in the first and second third (from the top), and then halfway through baking, switch them.


    There you have it everyone, 12 of our personal Cookie Tips, from our kitchen to yours. Come in today to try some of our delicious Holiday treats!


  • 5 Jewish Staples anyone can cook this Hannukah

    1. Kugel

    There’s little not to like about these Jewish casseroles, usually served on Shabbat and holidays.Potato kugelis basically a giant, baked tater tot, while sweet noodle kugels will make you feel like you’re eating dessert during the main course (as they should — they usually use a lot of sugar). Feel free to have fun with these by adding cinnamon and raisins to a noodle kugel, or using sweet potatoes instead of regular

    2. Matzo Ball Soup


    There are few foods as perfect as these delicious little carbohydrate balls drenched in chicken soup. Matzo ball purists swear by the importance of schmaltz, aka chicken fat, in making the balls, but non-meat eaters (and less intense cooks) can definitely get by without it. Whatever you do, just don’t buy it in a jar off the shelf in the supermarket. (Gondi, the Persian chicken and chickpea balls, are often compared to matzo balls and duh, they’re also delicious.)

    3. Potato Latkes


    Kids think Hanukkah is all about the presents, but grown-ups know it’s really about the latkes. These little potato pancakes are fried in tons of oil to commemorate (one of) the ancient Hanukkah miracles. The story goes like this: After the Jews won their rebellion against their Syrian rulers in 164 BCE, they found their holy temple had been desecrated. They had only enough untainted olive oil to light the menorah for a single day, but miraculously, the candles stayed lit for eight days, giving them time to restock their supply. So in honor of that oil, Jews deep fry. Serve with applesauce, sour cream, or Thanksgivukkah-inspired cranberry applesauce. 

    4. Chocolate Rugelach


    If you have ever been to Jerusalem, you hopefully stopped at Marzipan Bakeryto try what are hands down the absolute best chocolate rugelach in the entire universe. If not, good news: You can make these gooey, mini-croissant-like pastries at home. The trick is the dough, which usually has cream cheese or yogurt in it. Try making these classic chocolate rugelach, or if you’re feeling really wild, put the chocolate in the dough and then add even more fillings, with this recipe. And you can always make special pecan pie rugelach for a Jewish Thanksgiving.

    5. Cholent “the original slow-cooked dish”


    Has its origins in the prohibition of working — and cooking — on the Jewish Sabbath. In pursuit of a hot lunch on Saturday, a slow-cooked dish was born: One could start the cooking before sundown on Friday and enjoy the food Saturday at lunch. While many people think of cholent as an Eastern European dish, it actually traces its origins back to the Middle East, through North Africa and into Spain. The result is that there are many, many kinds of cholents, including the Iraqi Tbit, made with chicken, Moroccan lamb stew, and a beef, vegetables, and bean version from Budapest. Sometimes a super-simple family recipe, though, is all you need. And good news for vegetarians: There are plenty of meat-free versions too.

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    Corporate Morale Boost

    Do your employees drag themselves into work? Is office laughter a vague memory? Your employees' morale may need a boost.

    After all, low morale can lead to poor cooperation, low productivity and increased turnover -- and ultimately hinder a business from reaching its goals.

    Since employee morale can quickly build or break a company's success, effective leaders often keep a close eye on it and enlist simple and creative approaches to strengthen it. Here a few tactics to think about adapting for your business:

     1 -  Mix things up with some Sweet Treats!

    Whether it is Cookies, Brownies or maybe something a little healthier like Parfait, reward your staff at the end of a intense or challenging week. Not a fan of sweets, try something salty like a Soft Pretzel!

     2 - Keep employees feeling their work is more than just a job.

    Everyone wants to feel that his or her work has a higher purpose.

     3 - Mix up the company's usual way of doing things.

    Departing from the customary routine of meetings and cubicle life can go a long way toward building morale.

     4 - Don't forget to have fun. 

    Kind of self explanatory isn't it? Nothing boosts morale like some unexpected laughter.

     

     


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    10 Reasons to Have a Backyard Wedding

    There are maybe hundreds of reasons why you should have a backyard wedding but to help all you brides and grooms out there who are just starting to plan your wedding I thought I should give you my top 10 reasons why having a backyard wedding can be the best. Now, with all that said a backyard wedding is not for everyone and it does come with its own set of challenges, however, I also firmly believe that some of the most special and memorable weddings I have attended and featured have been of the backyard style. If a rustic backyard wedding is not for you, see how you can have one amazing rustic backyard rehearsal dinner.

    1) No Venue Cost

    2) Total Control of the Space

    3) Freedom to Select any Date

    4) Ability to Play Games and Let Loose

    5) Limited Amount of Do's & Don'ts

    6) Be as Casual or as Elegant as you would Prefer

    7) Freedom to Decorate any way you Choose

    8) Allows you to Work With Smaller, More Local Vendor

    9) Your Family and Friends can get Super Involved

    10) You can Mix & Match and DIY until you just can't take it anymore

     


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    Traditional PreCooked Clambake for 8 people

    Available for purchase in store or over the phone.

    Redeemable now through the end of 2016.

    Clambake does not include delivery or service, but both are available at additional cost. 

    Please contact 2 weeks in advance to check availability of dates.

    We advise to book early to secure your date as some dates may be unavailable. 


     

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    Purchase a $50 Gift Certificate and receive a 2nd one with a value of $10

    Redeemable now through the end of 2016. Please Call ahead to schedule catering.

    All catering orders based on availability for selected date.

    Delivery and additional services are available at additional cost but are not included. 

    Limit of 5 per customer. May be redeemed for catering or in store purchase. May be picked up in person or mailed.


  • Cyber Monday & Holiday Shopping Specials

     $50 Gift Certificate for the Holidays - Get $10 Free 

     

    If you purchase a gift certificate by the end of December, you will get an additional $10 free for yourself.  Gift certificates can be redeemed for catering or in our deli throughout the 2016 calendar year.  Gift certificates make a great stocking stuffer and remember you get an extra $10.  Some restrictions apply.  Call (732)920-3040 or email info@shorecatering.com for details.


     Save 20% on a Clambake for 8 - Only $279.99

    Throwing a Holiday PARTY this year just got even better.  Take advantage of our opportunity this holiday season or Summer 2016.   Makes a great gift for friends, coworkers, family or even yourself. Our Traditional Clambakes are a Jersey Shore Signature.  Some restrictions apply and based on availability.  Call (732)920-3040 or email info@shorecatering.com for details.

    Enjoy our Holiday Packages....Call now to schedule us this Holiday Season.

     


  • Thanksgiving Corporate Catering

    "Hi Shore Catering Staff,

    Just wanted to send a quick thank you note for all you did to support our annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway (again!) All of our employees greatly appreciate receiving the turkeys and we have a lot of fun with it. We also feel great about so many turkeys getting donated to local charities through our joint effort." 

    Every Thanksgiving we receive orders from companies looking to give back to their employees. DPT in Lakewood, NJ is no exception.  One of our best corporate customers, they purchased 550 turkeys for their employees to hand out along with hot apple cider.  They also donate any of the turkeys that were left behind to local food shelters and churches.  We want to thank them and wish all of our customers a Happy Thanksgiving.

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    7 Additional Events that you might need to have catered

     

  • 5 "Must Have" food items this holiday

    Everyone has their own idea of what is the perfect holiday meal. Based upon personal taste, and usually inspired by memories from your childhood, it can vary wildly from person to person. However, that being said, there are a few items that can usually be counted on no matter where you end up this Thanksgiving.

    So below you will find our list of the top five staples needed for any Thanksgiving meal. 

     1) Of course, number one is Turkey. The unequivocal icon of this holiday, no American could argue against denying it it's rightful role on the table every Thanksgiving. However that does not mean you couldn't have some fun with it this year. You can roast it, grill it, braise it, heck you can even deep fry it. There are truly dozens of ways to prepare a turkey, each more creative then the last. If your feeling a little Mad Scientist you could attempt the intimidating Terducken. For anyone not aware of this feat of genius, a Terducken is a Turkey stuffed with a Duck.....stuffed with a Chicken. However no matter how important the turkey is to the meal, it can be the largest hassle. Hogging your oven for hours, we recommend ordering a Whole, Fresh Turkey from us this year, full cooked of course! This way you and your kitchen are free to cook all of your other favorite side dishes this November 26th, while leaving the bird to the professionals.

     2) Mashed Potatoes. Arguably the second most important staple of the holiday dinner, out ranked only by the turkey itself. While the great Mashed potatoes debate rages on, - smooth vs lumpy, there are just as many original ways to cook these as the turkey. Loaded potatoes (somebody say bacon?), vegan potatoes, the list goes on and on. While I could ramble on about mashed potatoes some more, I am going to let it lead me to my personal favorite thanksgiving item - 

    3)Sweet Potatoes covered with Marshmallows. As important as the first two items on our list are to any traditional Thanksgiving dinner, these items can also be found all year long. However, sweet potatoes with marshmallows melted across the top will always make me think of Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving only. It is iconic. Even if you are dead set on cooking your entire holiday dinner alone, I implore you to order a tray of this delectable dish.

    4) Cranberry Sauce or Relish. Maybe not the most requested dish on the table, but wouldn't Thanksgiving feel like poor imitation without it? While most of you are familiar with cranberry sauce from a can, do not confuse it with our Cranberry Relish. Truly homemade, infused with chopped cranberries, walnuts and crushed pineapple, itis its own unforgettable dish. 

    5) Last but certainly not least, Shore Catering's Signature Apple Cobbler. Now don't get us wrong we love pumpkin just as much as everyone else. And I certainly would not say 'no' to some pumpkin pie. But now a days we are virtually assaulted by Pumpkin flavored everything. So rather than letting your holiday dessert be just the last in a long line of pumpkin flavored items, let it stand out as the memorable of all desserts. Our Apple Cobbler is guaranteed to make your mouth water in anticipation from now until the last crumb.

     

     

     

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    Corporate Holiday Parties

    Fairly soon many of us will be attending our Company Holiday parties, the social event of the season. Well maybe not, but it certainly will be the most talked about social event at your job. Corporate parties can make or break a new employee's reputation, and even have an impact on someone who has been with the company for years! So this upcoming season, don't let lackluster and bland food bring down the morale of your office.

    Instead entrust your catering needs to a company that has proven themselves time and again, we provide the best food and service, from casual to elegant. Even if your plans do not include a full blown Holiday shindig with your coworkers, does not mean there isn't any room for some cheer.

    One of the easiest ways to recognize the hard work of your employees this time of year is a Holiday Breakfast Brunch. Only $9.99 a person, you can surprise your staff with a breakfast of champions, including homemade Quiche, sliced fresh fruit, and fresh baked bagels. No Brunch is complete without coffee, with which we will provide all paper products. It even includes breakfast Danishes and assorted fruit juices, guaranteed to prove breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day.

    Of course, some of you need more than brunch to show your appreciation for such hard working employees. A staff like yours may deserve our Valued Employee Buffet or even the Deluxe Business Package. Both can be examined at your leisure to help decide which is a more fitting 'thank you' is year. Of course, some of you may want to think outside the box. Maybe your holiday party has a potluck theme, or some plans are already in place for the event. If that is the case, rest assured, you can still benefit by the Holiday cheer imbued in all of our food.

    Ask us about our Ala Carte options on all of our packages. Any of our delectable treats can be used to supplement any existing plans. We also offer our Office Appreciation Platters. Some highlights from these include but not limited to - Gourmet Cheese Platter, Antipasto, Shrimp Cocktail and/ or Hummus. we also have Date Nut Bread and Cream Cheese,  

     

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    Weekly Specials - Pumpkin Everything!

    With This week it is all Pumpkin, all the time!

    Start your morning with the perfect seasonal breakfast, - our Pumpkin Spice Stuffed French Toast.
    Perhaps you want to warm up with some Curried Pumpkin with Ham Soup (Think Split Pea, but so much better).
    And don't forget our Herbed Pumpkin Risotto - served in a crisp salami cup over a bed of baby spinach.
    And of course our Pumpkin Pie Bread a Pudding, available now for a limited time only, don't miss out!


  • Red Bank Wedding Show

    We at Shore Catering wanted to officially thank everyone whom we met Monday night at the American Bridal Show. Hosted at Two River Theater in Red Bank in New Jersey, we had the pleasure of meeting so many stunning Brides-to-be. 

    With over 27 years in the business, we are uniquely equipped to assist these couples with a variety of the desicions, both big and small, that need to be made before the Big Day. From our all inclusive Wedding Packages, to recommendations to various venues, we are available to help with all your specific needs every step of the way. 

    Browse our wedding menu today, as always all of our packages are available right on our website. Or take a moment to call us today, we always have time to answer any and all questions you might have. 

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    Complete Thanksgiving Package

    Now we know Thanksgiving is still a month away, but Thanksgiving is also only a month away! If you aren't careful it will sneak up on you, and you will spend the last week of November scrambling to cook the perfect holiday meal.

    But why stress? Odds are you already spend enough of your time struggling to please everybody, and we at Shore Catering applaud you for it. In fact, we want to help relieve some of the load this year. Call us today or come in and ask our Complete Thanksgiving Package, which will satisfy even the most cynical of guests. The simple truth is, our food is home cooked! This is the same recipe Patty Sisselman, our owner, has been serving her family and friends for over 27 years! It truly is from our hearts to your home!

    From our whole, fresh, fully cooked Turkey; to Shore Catering's signature Apple Cobbler, we pulled out all the stops for your holiday meal. Your choice between Mashed Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes covered in marshmallows, either one will look perfect on your table. Other sides include, - String Beans Almondine, Maple Glazed Carrots, Cranberry Jelly or Relish, Turkey Stuffing, and of course Dinner Rolls with Butter. Also all of the items are also available A La Carte, by the tray. All food is prepared for pick up on November 25th, with Reheat Instructions included.
    In fact, go ahead and transfer everything to your own dishes and fib about where it came from, we won't tell ;-)


  • SHORE CATERING SPONSORING A FLEA MARKET FUNDRAISER FOR SHORE ACRES

  • Beautiful Outdoor Wedding

    Nothing makes us more pleased here at Shore Catering than a happy ending!  Alison and Brandon DeHaven were our lovely Bride and Groom last fall, and as their one year draws closer, they reached out to thank us. Allison mentioned the sense of ease she felt from the very first phone call all the way through their Premier Clambake Reception.

    "The reception was absolutely perfect. Your team was professional, but also relaxed, and they added a casual-but-elegant feeling to the party." - Alison DeHaven

    Highlights included an antipasto display prior to the ceremony, as well as a Gourmet Cheese Basket.       Mouth watering Hor Devoures such as our Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon Wraps, Seafood Raw Bar and our extraordinary Lobster Bisque Shooters.  

    And no reception is complete without Fresh Maine Lobster and Filet Mignon. To top it all off was our Custom Tiered Sand Castle Cake. 
    So join us in wishing Mr & Mrs DeHaven a very special congratulations as their  first anniversary approaches, and hope to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy their special day with the elegance and ease that the DeHaven's experienced.


    A handwritten card received by us here at Shore Catering, which included this beautiful photo of the couple on their most special of days. 

     

     

     

  • Look what we brewed up for your Halloween Party!

  • THE BACKYARD "VENUE" FOR ANY EVENT

    So brides & grooms, moms & dad sometimes get so involved in deciding where to host their next event, whether it be a birthday party, graduation, homecoming, or yes, even a wedding.....most people may not realize the answer is in their backyard! In fact, their backyard is the answer.

    Shore Catering has catered at many venues throughout NJ and even beyond...we are great at it and have gotten it down to  a science!  Though one of our favorite venues is your backyard...from a BBQ to an Elegant Clambake, we have you covered.  We love to take that blank slate and turn it into the event you have been going over in your head to make just perfect.  Whether your backyard is by beach, the woods or even the neighbors yard, along with our excellent catering, we can assist with turning your backyard into just the right "venue" and making your day just as you imagined it!!!

     

     

  • Our Specials for Week of 9/25/15

  • Celebrating 27 years of Business

    Celebrating 27 years!!!! Thank you to all our customers who have made this journey possible!!!! And of course, a huge shout out to all of our employees...the past ones who have made us who we are and the present ones who keep us who we are!!! Please stop by this Sunday, August 30th between 11 & 1 for a taste of some of our favorite apps and of course cake from our friends at Elisa's Pastry Shop!

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  • Elegant Clambake Reception~Perfect Menu=Happy Couple

    The perfect menu for the perfect wedding!!!  From our service with a smile during cocktail hour to our fresh and perfectly cooked lobsters on site.  It really doesn't get better than this!! We offer top of the line service along with our perfected menu options. Just take a look at the bride and groom, ecstatically enjoying their fresh boiled lobster (in their sporty lobster bibs)! The eve kicked off with our servers happily passing jumbo shrimp in shot glasses, mini crab cakes, clams casino, bacon wraps, mini spinach pizza slices with chicken & artichokes, mini reubens and baked brie with raspberry puree in a phyllo. In addition to our fresh lobster, the rest of our spectacular dinner menu for this eve was filet mignon with spinach and roasted peppers, cavatelli & broccoli, chicken marsala, new England potatoes & grilled summer vegetables.  So now that your mouth is watering and you want superb catering, give us a call to cater your next event 732-920-3040.  We have packages available or we can customize your desires.

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  • An Elegant Clambake for an Elegant Wedding

    Had the pleasure of stepping back into an old comfortable pair of shoes as an onsite coordinator for a most amazing couple and a truly wonderful wedding. And of course Shore Catering provided the utmost superb catering with their mouthwatering menu, professional servers and flawless service.  Ocean Tents erected absolutely elegant tents and lighting.  Stricktly 60's Band and Erich the DJ provided musical ambiance and NRG Videography and BluRevision Media Photography captured their every moment. But what truly stood out is the Bride (and Grooms) detail to every entity of their special day.  No detail was neglected.  Truly made my task seem flawless, not to mention their wedding look spectacular.

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    I arrived the morning of, and there she was, very meticulously inserting fresh eucalyptus and lavender into the chuppha.....I asked if she would like me to take care of that and she responded with, I am good, it is relaxing!

    That was the least of detailed tasks.  From the welcome board for guests to the handmade built bar(by the groom) that their guests self poured their beer from to the home growing of herbs and the trip to the NY flower market few days prior to pick the appropriate flowers for the full length runner centerpieces across the beautiful wood tables.  To 7 months of visiting the Collingswood Flea Market to collect vintage glasses as guest favors (and to drink their cocktails from) and decorative accessories to pot the herbs in. The comfort station that supplied flip flops, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray for guests (and the umbrellas, which were briefly needed).

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    And I mustn't forget to mention the interactive creativity for the guests.  Their names and table were attached to a dart and in turn the dart was to pop balloons filled with paint to create a piece of artwork to adorn the new Mr. and Mrs. walls.  Instead of a guest book sign in, guests signed a guitar that also will become a decorative accessory for the couple's home. 

    A most wonderful DIY wedding!  We wish them the best and thank you for having us!!! 

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