Catering

Bring

Swanson's

To The Party

We deliver fresh, homemade food for a crowd to many locations in Chicago and the suburbs. Our expansive catering menu is sure to satisfy any palette! Many of our offerings are gluten free. You can order online, email a catering request, or call for expert guidance in planning your menu. 

Please note: we appreciate 48 hours’ notice for most catering orders, and 72 hours for large orders. Thank you!

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Holiday 2022 Menu

Entrees 

Bourbon Brown Sugar Glazed Spiral Ham
$8 per lb. (7-8 lb average)

Choice Beef Tenderloin (Oven Ready Only)
$25 per lb. (6-7 lb average)

Cooked Pre-Sliced Prime Rib 
$26 per lb (6 lbs average)

Beef Gravy – Quart $10  |  Pint $ 7

Sides 

Small pan $22 (serves up to 12)  
Large Pan. $36 (serves up to 20)

Traditional Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Cheesy Potatoes w/Cornflake Topping
Maple-Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Butternut Squash  w/Brown Sugar and Pecans

Additional Sides

Small pan $19 (serves up to 12) 
Large $ 30 (serves up to 20)

Peas with Caramelized Pearl Onions
Honey Glazed Carrots
Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Buttered Corn
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Parker House Rolls $8.99 (18 rolls per pan)

TRAYS

Small (serves 10-15) | Medium (serves 15-24) | Large (serves 30-40)

Vegetable Tray
Fresh seasonal vegetables, such as carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, cucumber, red & green peppers, broccoli & cauliflower.

Sliced Fruit Tray
Beautiful arrangement of seasonal fruit, such as pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, grapes & strawberries.

Fruit Chunks with Marshmallow Fluff
Hand-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple & strawberries with marshmallow fluff dip.

Domestic Cheese Tray
A variety of cubed, sliced, & wedged domestic cheeses with a colorful garnish of grapes & strawberries.

Cheese Ball Tray w/Assorted Crackers (serves 18-24)
Our famous Cheese Ball, made with blue and cream cheeses, in an extra large size that’s a must for any celebration!

Specialty
Vegetarian
Gluten Free

GRAZING TABLES

A talented local craftsman creates the stunning walnut, mahogany and other natural hardwood boards for our grazing tables. Each board is one of a kind, with live edges that reflect the natural shape and beauty of the tree.

Available in a variety of sizes, from 2.5 to 8 feet long, these boards are canvases for our beautiful & delicious charcuterie arrangements. We ‘paint’ an edible picture using a wide range of gourmet ingredients, including:

  • imported & domestic cheeses, including our famous Cheese Ball
  • a selection of charcuterie, or cured meats
  • freshly baked breads
  • artisanal crackers
  • dried fruits
  • fresh berries
  • a variety of nuts
  • olives
  • pickled vegetables
  • chocolates 

APPETIZERS

Atomic Mac & Cheese Bites 
Minimum order 24 pieces; served w/ Sriracha dipping sauce.

Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls 
Description to come.

Sausage Pigs in a Blanket
Minimum order of 24 pieces.

Buffalo Chicken Empanadas
Minimum order of 24.

SPECIALTY DIPS

Bring our homemade dips to your next party & watch them disappear! Sold by the pint & half pint, & available in a rotating selection of delicious flavors. 

Spinach Artichoke
Fiesta Ranch
Classic Hummus

Reuben

Burnt Ends

Kiss My Bacon

Revolution Beer

All Jacked Up!

Pimiento Cheese

Ranch

Smoked Salmon

Candied Jalapeño

Marshmallow Fluff

Specialty
Vegetarian
Gluten Free

DELI SANDWICHES

Mini Sandwiches on Butter Crust Rolls 
Choose from: Baked Ham, Roast Beef, Roast Turkey, Genoa Salami, Three Cheese, Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Egg Salad, Ham Salad, Swanson’s Famous Corned Beef, Pastrami, or Roasted Vegetable. Served on locally baked butter crust rolls w/ mayo & mustard on the side.

24 Mini Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches
On fresh butter crust rolls with horseradish cream on the side. 

3-Foot Torpedo Subs 
Serves 6-12; topped w/ shredded lettuce, sliced ripe tomato, & shaved red onion.
Choose from these classics:

American – shaved ham, salami, American cheese, mayo, mustard
Italian – Genoa salami, capicola, provolone, sub sauce
Turkey – shaved turkey, provolone, mayo, mustard, sub sauce
Roast Beef – Cheddar, horseradish mayo, mustard.

Sliders 
18 oven-ready mini sandwiches served on freshly baked Parker House rolls Choose from these favorites:

Ham & Swiss
Turkey & Cheddar 
Reuben

SWANSON'S FAVORITES

SWANSON’S FAMOUS CORNED BEEF
Freshly cooked & served au jus by the pound, cold or hot. Sweet peppers & hot or mild giardiniera available, too!

Italian Beef
Slow roasted & served by the pound, cold or hot, with sweet peppers & au jus.

Swedish Meatballs* 
Ground beef, ground pork, & Swedish seasoning make these classic meatballs.

Italian Meatballs w/Marinara*
Meatballs of ground beef, ground pork, Italian seasoning, bread crumbs, & parmesan cheese are topped with our tomato, basil & garlic marinara sauce.

*sold by the pound

CHICKEN ENTREES

Half Pan (feeds 12-15) | Full Pan (feeds 20-25)

Chicken Tetrazzini
Tender chunks of chicken breast, sautéed mushrooms, and spaghetti in a rich parmesan cream sauce topped with shredded mozzarella, provolone & more parmesan.

Chicken Vesuvio
Tender chunks of chicken breast sautéed with olive oil, garlic, oregano, chicken stock & white wine; served with potato wedges & peas.

Chicken Piccata
(priced per 3.5-oz. breast)
Sautéed chicken breast in a lemon butter caper sauce served over rice pilaf with sliced lemon (min 12 orders)

Chicken Tenders
Hand breaded with fresh chicken, fried, & served w/BBQ-Ranch sauce.

BEEF ENTREES

Half Pan (feeds 12-15) | Full Pan (feeds 20-25)

Beef Burgundy w/ Buttered Egg Noodles
Succulent browned beef in a rich red wine sauce with mushrooms, onions & fresh herbs.

Beef Stroganoff w/ Buttered Egg Noodles
Tender slices of steak with sautéed mushrooms & beef gravy, finished with sour cream.

Pepper Steak w/ Rice
Strips of tender steak in a savory beef sauce with sautéed green peppers, onions, garlic, & soy sauce.

PASTA ENTREES

Half Pan (feeds 12-15) | Full Pan (feeds 20-25)
Gluten free pasta option available

Macaroni & Cheese 
Cavatappi (corkscrew) pasta in a creamy, cheesy sauce of sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, provolone, mozzarella, American cheese & parmesan.

Stuffed Shells w/ Marinara Sauce (24 pieces) 
Jumbo conchiglie pasta shells filled with seasoned ricotta & tomato, basil, & garlic marinara sauce, then topped with melted mozzarella, provolone & parmesan.

Stuffed Shells w/ Meat Sauce (24 pieces)
Jumbo conchiglie pasta shells filled with seasoned ricotta & tomato, basil, & garlic meat sauce made with ground beef; & topped with melted mozzarella, provolone & parmesan.

Mostaccioli w/ Marinara Sauce 
Mini penne pasta with tomato, basil, & garlic marinara sauce.

Mostaccioli w/ Meat Sauce
Mini penne pasta with tomato, basil, & garlic meat sauce made with ground beef.

Specialty
Vegetarian
Gluten Free

SALADS

Half Pan (feeds 12-15) | Full Pan (20–25)

Side Salads

Garden – Iceberg, romaine & spring greens w/cherry tomato, sliced cucumber, shaved red onion, shredded carrot & croutons.

Caesar – Crunchy chopped romaine w/grated parmesan,  croutons & Caesar dressing.

Spinach – Tender baby spinach w/sliced fresh mushrooms, shaved red onion, cherry tomato, chopped hard boiled egg & hot bacon dressing.

Gourmet Salads

Chicken Pecan – Spring greens & romaine w/marinated & grilled chicken breast, dried cranberries, candied pecans, grape tomatoes, Danish blue cheese, & cucumber.

Cobb – Crunchy chopped romaine w/grated parmesan,  croutons & Caesar dressing.

Roasted Beet w/Goat Cheese – With Spring greens, romaine, dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, maple-glazed walnuts.

Asian Chicken – Spring greens, romaine, shredded cabbage & carrots, marinated & grilled chicken breast, mandarin oranges, fried wonton strips & sesame ginger vinaigrette. 

Orchard – Spring greens, romaine, crisp Granny Smith apple, walnuts, dried cherries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber & smoked blue cheese.

Dressings: Ranch, Blue Cheese, Caesar, French, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Low Fat Italian, Thousand Island, Asian Ginger, Hot Bacon Vinaigrette, Garlic, Honey Mustard

PLANNING AN EVENT? WE’VE GOT LUNCH BOXED UP FOR YOU!

Take the stress out of lunch planning for your event with our simple, portable & satisfying Box Lunches. Ideal for smaller venues & outdoor settings, they work equally well for short events & programs that require guests to leave their seats.

BOX LUNCHES

Sandwich Box
Ask about our gluten-free bread! Choose from:

  • Baked Ham
  • Roast Beef
  • Roast Turkey
  • Salami
  • Cheese
  • Chicken Salad
  • Tuna Salad
  • Egg Salad
  • Ham Salad
  • Swanson’s Famous Corned Beef
  • Pastrami
  • Grilled Vegetable 

 The Sandwich Box also includes potato salad, grapes, bag of chips, freshly baked cookie, condiments, napkin & utensils.

Salad Box
Choose from:

  • Chicken Pecan w/balsamic
  • Chicken Caesar w/caesar
  • Cobb w/blue cheese
  • Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese w/balsamic
  • Asian Chicken w/sesame ginger
  • Orchard w/balsamic
  • Spinach w/bacon

The Salad Box also includes a freshly baked bread stick, butter, grapes, freshly baked cookie, napkin & utensils.

SIDES

Half Pan (feeds 12-15) | Full Pan (feeds 20-25)

Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes w/Toasted Corn Flakes

Roasted Red Potatoes w/Rosemary & Garlic

Rice Pilaf

Green Bean w/Toasted Almonds

Peas w/Caramelized Pearl Onions

Roasted Brussel Sprouts w/Bacon

Honey Glazed Carrots

Buttered Cut Corn

Vegetable Medley (Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrots)

DESSERTS

Assorted Small Cookies
(minimum order 1 dozen)

Small Brownies  
(minimum order 1 dozen)

Specialty
Vegetarian
Gluten Free