Appetizers & Dinner




Hot Appetizers


Dinner Party

We recommend 3-4 pieces per person prior to dinner


Cocktail Party

If you are just selecting appetizers, we recommend 12-15 pieces per person



Stuffed Mushrooms

$15.00  per dozen

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

$1.75 per person

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

$24.00 per dozen

Chicken Satay

$18.00 per dozen

Beef Satay

$24.00 per dozen

Grilled Veggie Skewers

$15.00 per dozen

Fried Ravioli

$8.50 per dozen

Vegetable Spring Rolls

$12.00 per dozen

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Market price

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Market price



Mini Beef Wellington

$24.00 per dozen

Mini Chicken Wellington

$18.00 per dozen


$12.00 per dozen

Meatballs: BBQ, Marinara or Teriyaki

$8.25 per dozen

Filo Wrapped Asparagus

$12.00 per dozen

Breaded Mozzarella Sticks

$8.75 per dozen

Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings

$8.75 per dozen

Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

$18.00 per dozen

Mini Quiche

$12.00 per dozen



Cold Appetizers



Crudités with Dip

Small - $15.00 serves 6-12 people

Medium -$25.00 serves 14-20 people

Large - $45.00 serves 16-20 people


Fresh Fruit Display

Small - $18.00 serves 6-12 people

Medium - $28.00 serves 14-20 people

Large - $48.00 serves 16-20 people


Domestic Cheese & Cracker Display

Small - $16.00 serves 6-12 people

Medium - $26.00 serves 14-20 people

Large - $46.00 serves 16-20 people


Charcuterie & Cheese Board

$2.75 per person


Caprese Skewers

$2.50  each


Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt Dip

$1.50 /each


Stuffed Peppadews goat cheese or cream cheese

$16.00 per dozen


Tomato Bruschetta

$1.25  each


Mississippi Caviar

$2.00 per person


Assorted Mini Sandwiches

$18.00 per dozen


Hummus with Naan

$2.50 per person


Homemade Tortilla Chips & Salsas

$1.75 per person


Chili Lime Mexican Corn Salsa & Tortilla Chips

$2.00 per person


Ceviche Shooters (fish or shrimp)

market price


Shrimp Cocktail

market price




Dinner Buffets



A minimum of 20 people is recommended for a buffet.

Buffets for less than 20 may be modified or an additional fee charged.

For plated meal, additional labor charges to be added.

Dinner buffets include a house salad and artisanal dinner rolls, ice water, ice-tea or lemonade


Add coffee service, $1.00 / person


All dinner buffets include a house salad and artisanal breads and rolls, ice water, ice-tea or lemonade



Taste of Tuscany - $12.00 per person

Penne pasta with Pomodoro sauce (vegetarian), Chicken Alfredo fettuccini, Rigatoni with marinara with Italian sausage, spaghetti with meatballs (choose 2)


All-Star Grill - $11.00 per person

Chargrilled burgers, chicken, and black bean burgers served with traditional and gourmet toppings.  Combined with homemade potato chips and fresh fruit salad make a winning combination.


Wok This Way - $15.00 per person

Authentic flavors, colorful vegetables, and lean proteins top white or brown rice, and udon or rice noodles.


Meyer Lemon Chicken - $16.00 per person

Seared chicken breast paired with grilled broccoli and quinoa.


Herb-Seasoned Prime Rib - Market price

Perfectly seasoned prime rib presented with a baked potato and roasted broccoli.


Bacon-Wrapped Chicken - $17.00 per person

Grilled chicken breast, wrapped in hickory bacon, and served with oven-roasted sweet potatoes and a seasonal vegetable.



Caprese Chicken with Bacon -$16.00 per person

Grilled chicken, fresh basil, ripe tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella.  Served with a side of penne with Pomodoro sauce


Rosemary Encrusted Pork Loin - $16.00 per person

Served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans.


Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket - $21.00 per person

Sliced and served with quinoa pilaf and Brussel sprouts.


Thai BBQ Salmon - $18.00 per person

Grilled and served with wild rice and steamed seasonal vegetables.


Mediterranean Tilapia - $16.00 per person

Baked tilapia topped with tomatoes and feta, accompanied by parmesan risotto and steamed green beans.


Grilled Fillet Medallions - Market Price

Tender fillet medallions grilled and topped with a red wine reduction, wild rice pilaf and fresh steamed broccoli. 


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Claressa Padilla

Catering Director of Dining Services


Claressa is passionate about customer service and working in a fast-paced environment. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Management and has over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. With a constant goal to be “Humble and Kind,” Claressa believes in being hands-on and working in a team environment to deliver exceptional services at catering events.


For questions regarding Catering, please contact Claressa Padilla at 708.524.6447 or


7900 Division Street

River Forest, Illinois 60305

Main Dining Hall: 708.524.6446

Reserve Space



If you need space for your next catering event, please click the link below to book a room at the Dominican University campus.



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Dessert, Breaks, & Refreshments