southern_hospitality_pinapplesouthern_hospitality_pinappleAt southern weddings, guests remember two things… the dress and the food.

Southern Hospitality Catering handles engagement parties, showers, doe dinners, bridesmaids’ luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and the main event. And for the most-special event, be it a seated dinner or a buffet reception,
we perfect every detail from the passed hors d’oeuvres to signature cocktails.

Bride-worthy hospitality for that unforgettable day.

Below are just a few of our well-received specialties. We will customize menus based on client preferences.

Gourmet Cheeses

Wedges of Imported & Domestic Cheeses festively presented with an array of fresh fruit, served with assorted thins
Havarti Praline sliced, layered and topped with a melted praline pecan topping, served with ginger snaps

Brie en Croute

Baked brie with choice of filling, served with assorted thins
Crabmeat Filling
Cranberry Chutney Filling
Praline Filling

Wild Mushroom Ragout Filling
Cinnamon Apple Filling

Terrines & Pates

served with assorted thins
Andouille & Pork 
Crawfish & Green Onion 
Smoked Duck & Cajun Sausage 
Smoked Duck & Chicken with house pickled red onions
Chicken Liver Pate

Savory Cheesecakes

served with croustades
Cajun Crawfish 
Lobster & Brie 
Apple Smoked Bacon & Roquefort
Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil
BBQ Shrimp

Hot Dips

Smoked Shrimp & Artichoke Dip served with croustades
Lump Crab & Chardonnay Dip served with crisp croissant chips
Spinach & Artichoke Dip served with croustades
Mediterranean Style Roasted Eggplant Dip served with pita chips
Oyster Rockefeller Dip served with croustades
Creamy Lobster Dip with Brie and Fresh Dill served with crisp croissant chips

Cold Dips

Shrimp & White Bean Dip served with pita chips
Smoked Redfish Dip dill, marscarpone, sour cream & citrus, served with croustades
Traditional Hummus served with pita chips
Babaghanoush puree of roasted eggplant & tahini, served with pita chips
Trio-Roasted Onion Dip served with croustades
Walnut & Gorgonzola Dip served with crisp croissant chips
Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade served with croustades
Kalamata Olive Tapenade served with croustades
Salsa Fresca served with tortilla chips
Salsa Verde served with tortilla chips
Guacamole (seasonal) served with tortilla chips

Below are just a few of our well-received specialties. We will customize menus based on client preferences.

*Menu item may be passed or on a gourmet table presentation


Crisp Cold Smoked Catfish with blonde remoulade and tobiko caviar
Smoked Redfish Dip dill, marscapone, cream cheese, citrus served with croustades
*Smoked Salmon Canapé served on pumpernickel triangles with crème fraiche and caviar
Hoisin Yellow-Fin Tuna on a won-ton cracker with aioli & Tobiko Caviar
Tuna Nicoise Crostini fresh grilled tuna, capers, black olives, roasted peppers & fresh basil
Thai Roasted Salmon Croustade with chili cilantro 
Tuna Lotus Cup Cajun blackened tuna in a wonton cup, seaweed salad, ginger aioli, tobiko caviar
Lobster Tempura Skewer with a warm dill and Brie dip
*Asian Style New Zealand Mussels
*Lobster Remoulade on a cucumber round & garnished with fresh chevril
Snapper Ceviche with Anaheim peppers, lime juice and cilantro served in a tortilla cup
Crawfish Brioche Grilled Cheese cut into triangles
*Creole Crawfish Cakes with roasted tomato dill ragout
Crawfish & Andouille Quiche
Crawfish Empanadas with tomatillo salsa
*Classic Crawfish Remoulade in a crisp tart shell
Crawfish & Shiitake Mushroom Spring Rolls with a sweet soy dipping sauce
*Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Crimini mushrooms with crabmeat stuffing, sprinkled with parmesan cheese
*Petite Crab Cakes accompanied by a spicy remoulade sauce
Hot Crab Au Gratin served in phyllo cup
*Lump Crabmeat Ravigot in a crisp tart shell
*Caribbean Jerk Shrimp on bamboo skewer with grilled pineapple salsa
*Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp topped with an orange glaze
Gulf Shrimp Remoulade boiled shrimp tossed in a white remoulade atop shaved iceberg lettuce, served in a pastry shell
*New Orleans Own BBQ Shrimp Cheesecake Bites with scallion aioli
Southwest Grilled Shrimp on a corn fritter with salsa fresca
*Grilled Thai Style Shrimp marinated in lemon grass, ginger root, citrus and coconut milk with a mango-chili dipping sauce

Meat & Poultry

Petite Beef Wellington with a roasted garlic aioli
Quail Egg & Crisp Pancetta Crostini with shaved Manchego
Seared Herbed Lamb Loin over a Louisiana mushroom ragout in a petit tart shell, topped with shaved chevre
DLT Canape French baguette slice topped with duck confit, chiffonade of micro greens and chopped Roma tomatoes, with garlic aioli
*Marinated Duck Breast wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon, fire roasted & finished with a honey Crystal reduction, served on a bamboo skewer
Thai Chicken Spring Rolls marinated chicken, ginger lemon grass & cilantrowith a sweet Soy dipping sauce
Petite Cajun Chicken Pies chicken smothered with tomatoes, garlic and herbs, in a petite tart shell, topped with green onions
Asian Chicken Salad in a wonton cup, topped with roasted cashews and sesame seeds
Alligator Hushpuppies with Crystal honey glaze 
Cajun Spiced Tenderloin Steak Bites on a croustade with horseradish sauce
House Smoked Seared Duck Breast with a bacon & pepper jelly drizzle, served on a croustade


Petite Grit Cake with sunny side up Quail egg, roasted garlic aioli & chives
Heirloom Tomato Tart oven roasted with herbs and marscarpone, served in a phyllo cup
Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake with basil pesto & shaved asiago
Mozzarella Stuffed Risotta Ball with tomato arrabriatta sauce
Sweet Potato Grit Cake with candied carrots
Housemade Traditional Hummus on endive leaves with sumac & olive sliver
Asparagus Vol au Vent asparagus spear and crisp shiitake mushroom slices with a goat cheese spiked filling, served in a crisp tart shell 
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad in a crisp phyllo cup 
Brie with Fig Preserves served warm in a crisp phyllo cup 
Tempura Fried Green Beans accompanied by ponzu 
*Vegetarian Samosas roasted vegetables and Indian spices, wrapped in a flaky pastry, served with a red curry dipping sauce
*Wild Mushroom Chevre Cake, pan seared mushrooms, chevre and panko cakes, with sage aioli
Panko Fried Artichoke Hearts with a roasted garlic dipping sauce
Petite Falafel Cakes deep fried ground chickpea cakes, with cucumber and dill yogurt 

Below are just a few of our well-received specialties. We will customize menus based on client preferences.

Meat & Poultry

Tenderloin Steak Bites pan seared worcestershire glazed beef tenderloin tips, served with horseradish and croustades
Grilled Tenderloins of Chicken
served with a Crystal creole mustard dipping sauce
Natchitoches Miniature Meat Pies served with a homemade honey ketchup
Asian Chicken Skewers Asian marinated grilled chicken, served with sweet soy dipping sauce
Louisiana Andouille Tiger Roll en Croute locally made andouille sausage baked in puffed  pastry, topped with sriracha, served with Creole mustard 
Southern Grilled Assorted Sausages (Alligator, Andouille, Crawfish & Green Onion, and Smoked) served with a Crystal honey reduction
Gourmet Cocktail Sandwiches 
~Roast beef tenderloin and horseradish on pumpernickel
~Turkey and brie on a petite croissant
~Roasted porkloin with carmelized onions on sourdough


Grilled Vegetable Display freshest vegetables of the season, balsamic vinegars and herb marinated
Garden Fresh Vegetable Crudité served with a Crystal ranch 
Grilled Asparagus served with a champagne dipping sauce
Grilled Asparagus Parmesan served with an Herbed Olive Oil
Edamame Succotash Salad dressed with sesame miso vinaigrette
Celery Root Remoulade
Sundried Tomato Tampenade served with pita chips 
Petite Vegetarian Samosas roasted vegetables and Indian spices, wrapped in a flakey pastry, served with a red curry dipping sauce
Kalamata Olive Tapenade served with pita chips
Balsamic Grilled Portobellos topped with goat cheese, roasted garlic and fresh basil
Vegetable Pinwheels with goat cheese and baby spinach


Spicy Boiled Tail on Shrimp served with remoulade and cocktail sauces
Fresh Shucked Oysters in a miniature pirogue served with cocktail sauce and horseradish
Marinated Crab Claws with citrus, herbs and extra virgin olive oil
Petite Corn & Crawfish Cakes with a Crystal honey aioli
Poached Side of  Salmon with cucumber scales and a dilled lemon aioli
Petite Crab Cakes Louisiana lump blue crabmeat, served with spicy remoulade 
Thai BBQ Glazed Side of  Salmon served with wasabi rice wafers
Petite Chipotle Shrimp Wraps chipotle grilled shrimp, jicama slaw, black beans and cilantro
Assorted Sushi includes two Seafood & two Vegetarian, served with wasabi, pickled ginger & chopsticks
Shrimp, Avocado & Lime served with tortilla chips
Gulf Fish, Lemon & Ginger served with tortilla chips
Scallop, Lemon & Cilantro served with tortilla chips

Below are just a few of our well-received specialties. We will customize menus based on client preferences.

BBQ Shrimp and Grits barbequed Louisiana shrimp over housemade southern grits served in a stemless martini glass
Raw Oyster Bar plump Louisiana oysters shucked by hand and served on the half-shell, presented in a mini pirogue on a bed of ice, served with saltine crackers, traditional cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemon wedges and Tabasco
Risotto Station creamy herbed risotto presented in an oversized, hollowed out Pecorino Romano wheel, served with choice of:
~ Asparagus and champagne
~ Cajun crawfish and English Peas
Thai Noodle Stir Fry Thai noodles with hoisin plum sauce, a variety of Asian style vegetables finished with cilantro, sesame and Thai basil, served in Chinese to-go boxes with chop sticks
Foie Gras gourmet foie gras sautéed, served with French bread croustades
Louisiana Fry Station Gulf oysters, buster crabs, puppy drum, Louisiana shrimp and crawfish tails, cornmeal fried, served with remoulade, cocktail and Cajun tartar sauce
Chargrilled Oysters fresh shucked Louisiana oysters chargrilled over an open flame with a butter, garlicand Italian cheese medley, served with lemon wedges
Vietnamese Pho served with soft rice noodles and Asian Pacific vegetables and herbs to include exotic mushrooms, daikon, sprouts, Thai basil, cilantro, carrots, scallion, peppers and lime wedges with choice of:
~ Asian braised beef: cold smoked slow cooked beef shoulder
~ Slow roasted chicken with a ginger-soy glaze
~ Ocean jewel: assortment of seafood

Below are just a few of our well-received specialties. We will customize menus based on client preferences.


~Rosemary grilled and roasted pork loin with Satsuma apple chutney, herbed mayo, and full grain mustard, served with assorted dinner rolls
~Pomegranate and ginger glazed pork loin with Honey Dijon mustard, cilantro sesame mayo, and carrot slaw, accompanied by bahn mi bread rolls 
~Creole spiced suckling pig stuffed with fresh herbs and vegetables with a sweet red onion marmalade, Cajun mayo and creole mustard, served with assorted rolls


~Thyme garlic marinated whole beef tenderloin grilled and roasted to medium rare with creamy horseradish, Dijon mayo and roasted garlic aioli, accompanied by pumpernickel and 7 grain rolls
~Slow roasted prime rib of beef with herbed mayo and horseradish, served with pumpernickel and 7 grain rolls
~Chargrilled New York strip encrusted with sea salt and black pepper with herbed mayo and horseradish, served with pumpernickel and 7 grain rolls
~Grilled Flank Steak marinated in Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard served with rosemary mayo, orange barbeque sauce and whole grain mustard, served with pumpernickel and 7 grain rolls 


~Cajun injected deep fried turkey breast with cranberry orange chutney, herbed Crystal mayo and creole mustard, served with sourdough rolls
~Herbed roasted turkey breast with fig mustard, cranberry orange chutney and tarragon mayo, served with sourdough rolls 
~Turducken…deboned duck inside a deboned chicken inside a deboned turkey stuffed with a traditional andouille and cornbread stuffing with creole herbed mayo, full grain mustard and cranberry chutney, served with assorted rolls
~Smoked and roasted breast of turkey with Plaquemines Parish orange glaze with a spicy sweet creole mustard, cranberry orange chutney and chili sea salt mayo, accompanied by assorted cocktail rolls


We offer a full line of premium and call brand beverages.

Full Service Open Bar
Open Bar with choice of Premium or Call Brand Liquor: Scotch, Bourbon, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Dry Vermouth, Red & White Wines, Light and Regular Bottled Beer, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Tonic, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Sour Mix, Spring Water, Bloody Mary Mix, Ice, Ice Chests, Beverage Napkins and Bar Fruit.

Beer and Wine:
Imported and Domestic Bottled Beers, Red & White Wines, Assorted Soft Drinks, Ice, Ice Chests and Beverage Napkins.

Mixers and Set-Ups Only with Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Tonic, Soda, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Spring Water, Sour Mix, Bloody Mary Mix, Dry Vermouth, Ice, Ice Chests, Beverage Napkins and Bar Fruit.

Custom cocktails:
Let us create a signature cocktail or mocktail for your event.

Beverages for all occasions:
Assorted Soft Drinks, Sports Drinks, Juices, Bottled Water, Ice, Ice Chests, Beverage Napkins.

Bartenders and Wait Staff available for all events.


Dear John, Julie, Lydia, Max & The Crew: I want to thank you ALL for your wonderful care, attention to detail, the BEST FOOD ever, and the best folks who work at Southern Hospitality – to say it was amazing, is an understatement – you all made my daughter’s wedding so perfect. We had 57 folks fly in from Seattle, WA – most had NEVER been to the South, much less Nu Awlins. They thought your food and staff were the best ever. As one friend from NYC said “most weddings and the food are not too great – this was truly MEMORABLE.” To anyone out there reading this I cannot say enough good things about John Rowland and his family at Southern Hospitality!!!! Big Handshake John and everyone else! -Mark B.
The party was wonderful and all the food was delicious. Thank you all for a lovely set up and great service. Very impressive. -Agatha T.
Robin and Julie: Allain and I …and all of our guests…were delighted with the party you, Chef Max, Taz and Ronald created for us. The rain held off so the bar could be outside where everyone gathered. All of the food was delicious, both the passed food, the table food, and the desserts. The guests raved about it. Thank you for all of your efforts. With many thanks. -Judy A.

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