Buffet Style Catering in Westfield

If you are looking for a catering company that offers a variety of buffet style options for large functions, look no further than Ciao Bello Restaurants. We think big when it comes to event catering while still saving time to focus on the small details.

From weddings to family reunions, we extend our services to functions of all varieties and sizes. Treat yourself and your guests to food that tastes as good as it looks. What's a party without great food? We're not sure. But, if you are searching for a food service for your next event, Ciao Bello Restaurants has you covered. We offer many kinds of buffets, and when you call us, we give you the option of selecting which menu items you'd like to see under the cloche lid.

Give us a chance to impress you with a wide range of delicious buffet options, and we promise you won't be disappointed.

Call us at (908) 497-0700 to discuss dates and buffet menu options. We are passionate about the food we cook, and we look forward to showing you just how delicious it is

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Our Catering Company Cares

There are catering companies motivated by profit, and then there are catering companies motivated by a passion for serving quality food. As you might have been told, we are one of the passionate catering teams. We love helping organizations, individuals, and families with their events. There is nothing better than receiving compliments from guests who've tried our food and snuck back to the tables for more.

We will show up early to the event with everything prepared so you won't have to worry about how the food will be served or whether it will show up late. We bring our own buffet equipment and take it away once the guests leave. We will refill food trays throughout the event and ensure that everything stays fresh throughout service so every guest can enjoy delicious food.

Everyone loves a buffet. If you inform us beforehand of the rough number of guests you are expecting, you can count on us to come prepared with enough for everyone to have seconds.

Catering for Every Function

Any occasion is a good occasion for food. Buffet catering is perfect for those times when you want to celebrate or make a formal function feel a little less formal. In the past, we have extended our catering services to:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate luncheons and conferences
  • Trade shows
  • Family reunions
  • Christenings
  • Celebration of life ceremonies
  • Graduations
  • Exhibitions
  • And more

If we at Ciao Bello Restaurants have learned one thing from our years of wedding catering in Westfield it is that change is good. Fresh ideas and innovation are a natural part of life so, it makes sense, that they would also be key feature of a modern wedding ceremony in Westfield. In recent years, we have seen increasing number of couples moving away from traditional religious ceremonies in favor of civil ones. There has also been a trend toward less formal dining options. This is epitomized by the growing popularity of buffet style catering rather than the more traditional sit down dinner.

At Ciao Bello Restaurants we have long recognized the benefits and unique attributes of a buffet style catering service for a wedding reception. As well as being a laid-back and more relaxed dining experience, buffet also removes any likelihood of food envy. With a wide range of options to choose from, you can rest assured that you will be able to sample the best of what our chefs have to offer. Like many modern couples in Westfield, buffet is a new and innovative way of sharing food during a wedding.

Call to Find Out More

Would you like to learn more about our catering options and booking rates? Contact our offices at your convenience to speak with one of our dedicated team members. We are eager to answer any questions that come to mind.

More Than Just One Menu

There are some clients who come to us for our Eggplant Parmigiana. There are others who can't stop raving about our Caprese salad—and everybody winds up loving our Veal Saltambuca once they've tried it. Needless to say, we embrace the many flavors and dishes that Italian cuisine has to offer.

There are very few things that are certain in this world, but you can always count on delicious Italian cuisine. Especially Ciao Bello Restaurants's. We are passionate about Italian food because we love it ourselves.

When you contact us for our buffet catering services, you will gain access to our special dinner menu and our fresh lunch menu. Read on to learn more.

Lunch Menus

For those who book our caterers for their daytime events, we have a vast selection of menu options suitable for lunchtime dining and snacking. Try out tomato bruschetta or our fennel salad and you will never want to work with another Italian catering company again.

We put passion into every dish, and maximum effort when we cook, so you get to enjoy our famous dishes the way they are intended to be enjoyed. The beauty of Italian cuisine is the simplicity of its ingredients. Italian food should be fresh, healthy, and most of all, absolutely delicious.

Here's a sample of some of our lauded lunch items:

    Antipasti
  • Calamari Fritti (fried)
  • Mozzarella En Carroza (battered mozzarella in tomato sauce)
  • And much more
  • Insalate (salad)
  • Baby Greens
  • Roasted Beets
  • Fennel
  • Classic Caesar
  • And more
  • Focaccias/Wraps
  • Chicken and Broccoli
  • Chicken Milanese (chicken, eggplant, honey mustard, and more)
  • Eggplant Parm
  • Angus Beef sliders
  • Meatball Parm Sliders
  • And more
  • Personal Pizzas
  • Margarita
  • Brooklyn Square
  • White Pizza
  • Buffalo Chicken
  • And more
  • Pesce (fish)
  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Flounder Francese
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Carne (meat)
  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Veal Parmigiana
  • Chicken Milanese
  • Veal Saltambuca
  • Chicken Funghi
  • And more

That was only a sample of our delicious lunch menu. If you are curious about any of the individual items that you see listed above, or you'd like to see the full extent of the menu, check it out here or give us a call to inquire.

Dinner Menu Options

When it comes to dinner buffets, we want you to make whatever requests come to mind. We are Italian caterers, but we are no strangers to the celebrated American classics like Mac & Cheese or even mashed potatoes. We want to cater to your tastes however possible.

As for our Italian dishes, the options are endless. From hot items to cold plates, we prepare it all. Do you have a craving for Chicken Parmigiana? Do you want to surprise your guests with some of our coveted Lobster Ravioli? The choice is always yours.

Over anything else, we are interested in cooking and serving delicious food. Our specialty in Italian cuisine is doubtless one of our greatest strengths, but it's our overarching passion for making great food, no matter what shape that takes, that will be the greatest asset to your event.

Our dinner menu is even more diverse than our lunch menu. So if the delicious food listed above didn't get you salivating, our dinner menu certainly will. We offer all kinds of incredible pasta and meat-based dishes as well as many traditional Italian favorites like:

  • Baked Lasagna
  • Ziti al Forno
  • Eggplant Rollatini
  • And more

Get a glimpse of our dinner menu here , and that's all you'll need to be convinced of, we are sure of it. If you are still on the fence after seeing that, just give us a call, and the knowledgeable representative you speak with will walk you through the process of scheduling our services for your event.

Why Choose a Buffet Style for Your Future Event?

A buffet style catering service is practical for all other events, including corporate lunches, family reunions, graduations, and more! It creates a more casual environment and comes with a lot of benefits. When you decide on a buffet style catering service with Ciao Bello Restaurants, you will experience the following benefits.

Customized Portion Sizes:> It's never easy trying to gauge the perfect portion size, and that's because everyone has different preferences. When you go with the standard plated meal catering service, there is no option to consider preferred portion sizes. So why not leave it up to the attending guests to fill the plate however they like? With a buffet style, they can fill their plate however they like.

All Dietary Options Will Be Met: A lot goes into planning an event, from the venue to the seating arrangements and decorations. But when you incorporate your guests' dietary restrictions, it adds a whole new layer to your planning. When you decide on a buffet style, you have the flexibility to include food items that will meet the needs of all your guests. At Ciao Bello Restaurants, we offer full vegetarian or meat options or a hybrid of the two, ensuring no one is left out.

More Food Options: Everyone loves variety, and when it comes to hosting an event, you are sure to please everyone with a wide variety of food options! Guests will have access to a delicious spread of food and can sift through all the options to select their favorite.

Acts as a Decorative Center Piece: Buffets are often a beautiful setup, and they do an excellent job at acting as an attractive focal point. If you have extra space in the venue and haven't decided how to decorate, a buffet setup will do the trick. When you go with Ciao Bello Restaurants for your next buffet style catering needs, we can assure you the arrangement will add a hint of style to your function.

Opportunity for Mingling: When it comes to events, guests enjoy two things most: the delicious food and mingling. Having a buffet will do the trick if you want to invite more crowd movement and mingling between tables. With plated meals, attendees tend to spend a majority of their time interacting with the guests at their table.

The Affordable Option: In general, buffets are far more cost-efficient in contrast to plated meals, which means you can allocate a more significant portion of your budget to other areas of event preparation. When you go with Ciao Bello Restaurants, we will work to give you an inexpensive Italian catering experience.

If you're ready to order delicious food to wow your guests, Ciao Bello Restaurants is prepared to take on your buffet catering needs. Call us today to discuss your requirements and to receive a risk-free quote.

Why a Buffet-Style Wedding Reception Is the Best Choice

Buffets can be dynamic, offering wide selections of fresh and delicious food. And when you're working with a team like Ciao Bello Restaurants, you can be certain we will deliver on quality and deliciousness.

Some might argue that the true benefit of a buffet is the lower cost, but our team disagrees. The true benefit comes from the variety of food. This can allow some of your guests to sample a wide variety of dishes, while it can also make food more accessible to your guests with dietary restrictions.

Plus, what is better than multiple steaming dishes of delicious food right in front of you. There will be no doubt that when you deploy the buffet services that Ciao Bello Restaurants can bring you, every one of your guests will be heading back to their respective tables with a big heaping pile of food on their plates. Our goal is to make sure the food is so delicious that your guests eat it all! That's a lot of food!

Weddings are an excellent place for people to mingle, and when you have a buffet-style wedding reception, it invites the opportunity for the guests to get up and mingle before the party starts. And since everyone has different appetites, it's a great way to ensure all your guests are satisfied.

No matter who you are hosting for your party, we are certain that our undeniably delicious menu items will impress your guests. Get in touch with our team today if that sounds like the kind of event you'd like to host.

These are just some of the countless reasons why buffet-style catering is the best choice!

Same High-Quality Catering

Sit down service is great - but is it really the best use of your budget? We know that weddings can be pricey, but we also know just how important the food is to any great wedding. Most of us are looking for a way to impress our guests with less, so look no further than Ciao Bello Restaurants. We offer a buffet-style menu of high-quality Italian food that doesn't break the bank!

Because we have been caterers for so long, we know just what the clientele who reaches us expects, and we've crafted our business model around that. We know that you are looking for a timely service with all the bells and whistles included – After all, that's what you'll be paying for. We will supply all the food and food heating equipment. Depending on which event venue you are using, we have access to table linens if you don't already have them secured. Once the party is over, we will pack everything up into our trusty vans and head out so you can enjoy a minimized clean-up once the party is over.

Call Ciao Bello Restaurants if you are looking for an experienced catering company that knows exactly what they are doing. Give us a call today to get started, and we will help you book your buffet date.

Same High Quality

When some people think of buffet, they assume that it is a cheaper or less refined version of a sit-down meal. This way of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth when you are dealing with us. At Ciao Bello Restaurants we guarantee that the exact same high standards that we follow for our sit down catering options, are adhered to for our buffet service too. This means using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, having a wide range of dishes to suit every type of eating requirement and complimenting all our food with the most appropriate wine and beer selection.

At the core of our business is the desire to satisfy the diners who eat our food to the utmost extent. Our cooks are some of the most passionate cooks in Westfield and trust us when we say that watching them work is a true pleasure. We are very careful in hiring our staff because we want our chefs to follow the same passion for providing our clientele with an exceptional eating experience.

The Finest Italian Food

It's no secret that Italian food is some of the best in the world. From the hearty Bolognese sauce of the North to the light and delicious pizzas of the South - Italy has given us some of the best, most celebrated food in the world. At Ciao Bello Restaurants, we offer a selection of Italian and Italian-American dishes, using only the highest quality ingredients. These dishes are the main reason why we're the premier choice for buffet-style wedding catering in the Westfield area!

We offer classic dishes like:

  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Caprese Salad
  • Calamari Fritti
  • Veal Saltambuca
  • Linguine Vongole
  • And so much more!

You simply cannot go wrong with Italian food, and all our dishes are guaranteed crowd pleasers! Our buffets rival the sit-down service of any reception hall, in quality and in selection. Make the most out of your party, wedding, or corporate event by contacting our celebrated team of caterers. We would love nothing more than to help make the evening better with our food, drink, and buffet service.

We can't wait to show you just how good a buffet can be when a little bit of passion is added as an ingredient.

Scrumptious Bites

Sometimes finger foods are the best choice for lively events. Rest assured, we have the appetizers and pre-dinner bites you need to quell the cravings of your event's attendees. No one makes desserts like ours. Some of these beloved dessert options include:

  • Chocolate mousse
  • Banana crunch
  • Cannoli
  • Homemade tiramisu
  • Tartufo
  • And more

Satisfy your sweet tooth with us. Our homemade and chilled desserts will leave you rushing back to the buffet tables for second portions.

They say "variety is the spice of life", but our team believes that variety is what makes truly great wedding catering. Buffet-style wedding catering isn't just a "less expensive option", it's a way to optimize your food budget by getting more for what you pay for. Your guests can choose the dishes they want, each one prepared to perfection.

One of the best thing about a buffet is the wide range of options it offers. This is no truer than in the appetizers and pre-dinner bites. Our team of chefs work tirelessly to provide a wide range of sweet and savory appetizers that will leave your guests wanting more. We strive to be as innovative as possible with all our appetizers so with a buffet option from us, you know that you will not be disappointed.

Call the Team You Can Trust

One of the reasons our team focuses our efforts on buffet-style weddings is because we are a client-centered business. A buffet-style wedding not only offers more selection for the guests, but it allows young couples to make the most of their wedding budget. Our competitive prices, emphasis on quality ingredients, and excellent customer service make us the catering team you can trust.

So, whether your planning wedding for twenty guests or two hundred, there is no doubt but that a buffet style service can work perfectly. With Ciao Bello Restaurants’s professional approach and unrivalled attention to detail, you can rest assured that this will be a celebration that will live long in the memory. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. That means that you shouldn’t take any shortcuts in the pursuit of the perfect day. By choosing Ciao Bello Restaurants you can rest assured that our service will leave you and your guests feeling on top of the world.

Book Your Next Wedding with Us

Your wedding is set to be one of the most important days of your life. It will be memorable even if every last party-planning detail doesn't fall into place—but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to ensure success on all fronts.

When it comes to the food at weddings, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Firstly, there is the sheer number of guests in attendance. Even the smallest weddings aren't that small, and it takes a lot of food to feed the families and friends at events like these. Secondly, any hospitable newlyweds surely want to take the guests' dietary restrictions into consideration. How would a vegan feel about an all-meat buffet table?

Luckily, we are here to ensure the dining portion of your wedding reception is a complete success. With us overseeing the food preparation and serving, you'll have one less thing to worry about. We make sure the food is memorable for all the right reasons.

Vegetarian Options for Wedding Guests

When people think of Italian food, they think of spaghetti, meatballs, and other meat-heavy pasta dishes. When our culinary team thinks of Italian food, we think of the varied, rich dishes that make Italy one of the finest culinary destinations in the world. From Eggplant Parmigiana to Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, there is no shortage of delicious vegetarian options.

It is a catering company's job to cater to the tastes of all attendees at an event. That is why our buffet trays are always brimming with a variety of delectable options.

Your Wedding, Your Buffet

Do you have specific requests that pertain to the serving of your food? Do you want us to serve our buffet-style options in courses, or would you prefer for all of the buffet options to be available throughout the night?

We want to hear from you on these matters. The only way to ensure complete customer satisfaction is by understanding your wishes and demands. We will take careful note of your requests and fulfill your demands without issue. Our Italian catering company doesn't just meet expectations—more than that, we exceed them.

Advance Bookings Available

Many wedding halls are booked months, even years, in advance. People want to know that all accommodations and service providers are available for the day of the wedding, after all. Do you want to book our services in advance? Don't hesitate to let us know. We welcome calls from soon-to-be-wed couples who want to plan ahead.

You don't need to stress about the food on the day of your nuptials - leave that to us! We handle the food, so you can enjoy a stress-free night with the ones you love. Our team has the manpower, experience, and skill to make sure your wedding buffet is exquisite. You won't regret choosing us for your special day!

Call the Best Caterers Today

Are you looking to treat the guests of your upcoming event to a delicious array of Italian desserts, appetizers, and main courses? If so, our catering company is the one for you. We promise menu options tailored to your tastes and the finest service possible.

Would you like to learn more about us? Call Ciao Bello Restaurants at (908) 497-0700 to find out all about our buffet-style catering and make your event a memorable one!