Be a guest at your own party!

Viridian is proud to provide high quality food and service. Chef Andrew will create custom menus to suit your specific event needs.


Whether you're too busy to cook, want to throw a dinner party or the event of the century, we'll make food that looks and tastes amazing.


Viridian is located in Lake County, Illinois and services surrounding areas.



Contact us to learn more


THANKSGIVING MENU 2022


VIRIDIAN HARVEST SALAD

Mixed greens, baby spinach, dried figs, dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds, shaved carrots, toasted pecans, apple cider vinaigrette

READY TO ROAST WHOLE TURKEY

20-23 lb whole turkey brined with our special seasoning & ready to roast. Served with classic gravy

SIDES

SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Onion, pistachios, lemon zest

HONEY ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES

Carrots, parsnips, beets, and celery root roasted with olive oil, honey, & balsamic vinegar

VICKI'S CORNBREAD & SAUSAGE STUFFING

Homemade cornbread and savory crumbled sausage. A family recipe!

YUKON GOLD MASHED POTATOES

CRANBERRY CITRUS SAUCE

ASSORTED ROLLS AND BUTTER

DESSERT

PUMPKIN PIE


Viridian

Personal Chef and Catering

SALAD

MAIN COURSE

CALL OR EMAIL TO PLACE ORDER

847.602.3099

INFO@VIRIDIANCATERING.COM

Proudly serving Lake County,IL & surrounding areas



Order by Noon on Thursday,

November 17th, 2022


Free delivery on Wednesday,

November 23rd at a pre-scheduled time


To maintain quality of

ingredients, some heating and assembly ​required. Heating

instructions will be provided.


The Turkey will be brined and

ready to roast in your oven.

Cooking times may vary between

2.5-3 hours.

Serves 10-12

$450+Tax




Viridian

Personal Chef and Catering

info@viridiancatering.com | 847.602.3099

Services we offer

Drop-offs

Gourmet food delivered to your door!

Private Events

Want to throw a cocktail or dinner party? Let us take care of everything. Be a guest at your own party!

Corporate Events

Breakfast and lunch options to satisfy the whole office. Let us cater your next corporate dinner!

Viridian's

Chef Andrew


Andrew Brennan is passionate about creating delicious food and providing memorable service.


With 20+ years of food service industry experience Andrew will cater an event that will exceed expectations.

CATERING MENUS



COLD HORS D'OEUVRES

Priced per dozen; two dozen minimum


Salmon on the Reef (GF)

A delightful play on the childhood classic, ants on a log

Mini cucumber topped with our in-house smoked salmon

Dill, boursin cheese, lemon zest and capers

$30


Hummus Pita Chip (V)

Roasted red pepper hummus on a pita chip

Topped with pickled red onion

$21


Beef Tenderloin Crostini

Beef tenderloin, boursin cheese, arugula

Topped with balsamic reduction

$40


Candied BLT

Sourdough round, romaine lettuce, roma tomato, lemon aioli, candied bacon

Topped with balsamic reduction

$23


Charcuterie Skewer (GF)

Aged cheddar, salami, dried fig, spicy honey

$23


Watermelon, Mozzarella & Basil Skewer (GF) (V)

Served with balsamic reduction

$21


Deviled Eggs (GF)

Classic $19

Bacon $21

Truffle and chive $20

Lobster $40



HOT HORS D'OEUVRES

Priced per dozen; two dozen minimum


Quinoa Stuffed Mini Peppers (GF)

Mini peppers stuffed with quinoa and chihuahua cheese

$20


Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates (GF)

$22


Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates (GF)

$24


Mini Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

Served with avocado lime puree

$24


Mini Steak & Cheese Quesadillas

Served with pico de gallo

$28


Chicken Cordon Blue Bites

Swiss cheese dipping sauce

$26


Raspberry Brie Phyllo Cups

Phyllo cups filled with raspberry preserve and topped with brie

$18


Chicken Satay

Teriyaki

Plum

Asian BBQ sauce

$24


Crabcakes

Served with avocado aioli

$36


Coconut Shrimp

Served with a spicy apricot marmalade

$43



ENTREES

Priced per person; minimum order ten each


Herb Crusted Chicken Breast

Panko and herb crusted chicken breast

Served with a parmesan cream sauce

$10


Cornbread and Sausage Stuffed Chicken Breast

Served with an apple port demi

$11

Wild Rice Stuffed Chicken Breast

Served with a basil and thyme cream

$11

Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken Breast (GF)

Served with a balsamic reduction

$10

Chicken Picatta

Lightly floured, pan-fried chicken breast


Served with a lemon caper sauce

$10

NY Strip Steak (GF)

Served with a red wine demi

$30

Ancho Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak (GF)

Served with grilled peppers and onions

$19



ENTREES

Priced per person; minimum order ten each


Filet mignon (GF)

8oz center cut filet served with a red wine demi

$41


Beef Short Ribs (GF)

Red wine & tomato

Asian inspired

BBQ

$36

Pan Seared Salmon Filet (GF)

Roasted salmon filet served with a garlic caper cream

$17

Viridian Salmon (GF)

Roasted salmon filet served with an avocado citrus relish

$17

Lake Perch (GF)

Lightly roasted lake perch and cherry tomatoes


With a lemon garlic sauce


$25


Stuffed Delicata Squash (GF)

Delicata squash stuffed with chorizo, almonds, raisins,

And cheddar cheese

$12





VEGETARIAN & VEGAN ENTREES

Priced per person; minimum order ten each


Butternut Squash Lasagna (V)

Butternut squash, lasagna noodles, sage butter, herb ricotta,

Pine nuts

$10


Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff (VE)

Assortment of mushrooms cooked in a delicious vegan stroganoff sauce seasoned

With nutrional yeast and vegan worcestershire sauce.

$10


Stuffed Acorn Squash (VE)

Roasted acorn squash half stuffed with farro, dried cranberries, walnuts, and

Garlicky sautéed spinach

$11



BBQ Roasted Cauliflower Steak (VE)

BBQ roasted cauliflower steak


Topped with a smoky pineapple ring and

Black bean Salsa

$8



Roasted Veggie Beggar's Purse (V)



Roasted Asparagus, carrots, portobello mushrooms, red onions, and peppers


Wrapped with phyllo dough and baked to a golden brown


Served with basil cream


$13





GREEN SALADS

Priced per person; minimum order ten each


Viridian Salad (GF)(V)

Blend of organic mixed greens, blueberries, candied walnuts,

Goat cheese, lemon thyme vinaigrette

$6


Bill’s Salad (GF) (V)

Blend of organic mixed greens, bell peppers, red onion, pepperoncini, black

Olives, fresh basil, shaved parmesan, basil vinaigrette

$6


Beet Salad (GF)(V)

Blend of organic mixed greens, marinated beets, chives, candied pecans,

Blue cheese, honey tarragon vinaigrette

$6


Sweet & Spicy Salad (GF)

Blend of organic mixed greens, candied bacon, roasted corn, caramelized

Onions, pickled jalapenos, chili lime vinaigrette

$6


Berry Harvest Salad (GF) (VE)

Blend of mixed greens, fresh strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries,

Chopped almond, balsamic vinaigrette

$6



OTHER COLD SALADS

Priced per person; minimum order ten each


Jicama, Beet, Watermelon, Tarragon, Lime (GF) (VE)

Sliced jicama and beets, watermelon, and fresh tarragon


Tossed in fresh Lime juice



$7


Watermelon, Feta, Red onion, Mint (GF) (V)

Cubed watermelon, feta cheese, red onion and fresh mint

$7

Cucumber, Dill, Onion (GF) (VE)

Marinated cucumbers and onions tossed with dill

$7

Viridian Potato Salad (GF)

Tender red potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, hard boiled eggs, capers



$7


Pasta Salad (V)

Cavatappi, black and green olives, red peppers, onion, asiago cheese,

Italian Vinaigrette

$7


Cous Cous Salad (V)

Israel cous cous, pickled red onions, cucumbers, feta cheese,

Mediterranean vinaigrette

$7



STARCH

Priced per person; minimum order ten each

Herb roasted potatoes (GF)(V)

$6


Garlic yukon gold mash (GF)

$6


Loaded red potato mash (GF)

Cheddar cheese, bacon, green onion, sour cream

$6

Wild Rice (GF)(V)

$6


Classic Rice Pilaf (GF)(V)

$6


Cavatappi Pasta

Choice of sauce:

Cheese sauce, roasted garlic cream, parm cream, butternut squash (V)

$6


Vicki’s Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing

Homemade cornbread and crumbled sausage

A family recipe!

$7



Wild Mushroom Risotto


Creamy risotto with a blend of wild mushrooms



$7




Risotto Milanese


Risotto cooked with saffron and white wine finished with parmesan cheese



$7





VEGGIES

Priced per person; minimum order ten each


Roasted Cauliflower, Brown Butter, Capers (GF)(V)

$5


Roasted Asparagus, Lemon Zest, Garlic (GF)(VE)

$5


Asparagus, Hazelnuts, Parmesan Cheese, Truffle Oil

$7


Roasted Veggies (GF)(VE)

Mix of bell peppers, red onions, broccoli, and cauliflower

$6


Green Beans, Pearl Onions, Almonds(GF)(V)

$5


Roasted Garlic Broccoli (GF) (VE)

$5


Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Green Onion

$6


Brussels Sprouts, Radish, Pistachio

$5



TRAYS

Priced per tray

Seasonal Fresh Fruit (GF)(V)

Serves 10-12 $45

Serves 20-25 $75


Seasonal Fresh Veggies (GF)(V)

Serves 10-12 $50

Serves 20-25 $75


Seasonal Grilled Veggies (GF)(V)

Serves 10-12 $65

Serves 20-25 $95

Bruschetta Tray (GF)(V)

Serves 10-12 $45

Serves 20-25 $70

Cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil, finished with a balsamic reduction


Served with crostini


Hummus Tray (GF)(V)

Serves 10-12 $50

Serves 20-25 $80

Classic, roasted red pepper, and garlic hummus

Served with pita chips and veggies



Shrimp Platter (GF)



Serves 10-12 $105


Serves 20-25 $190


Jumbo tail-on shrimp served with fresh lemons and cocktail sauce





Smoked Salmon (GF)



Serves 25-30 $160


In-house smoked salmon served with sour cream, red onion, fresh lemon, capers




Lox Platter (GF)



Serves 10-12 $115


Serves 20-25 $195


Lox, red onion, cucumber, tomato, capers, cream cheese, bagels




TRAYS

Priced per tray



Cheese Tray (GF)

Serves 10-12 $90

Serves 20-25 $135

Served with crackers


Charcuterie Tray (GF)

Serves 10-12 $100

Serves 20-25 $155

Assorted cheese, meats, and dried fruits


Baked Brie

Serves 30-35 $85

Brie wheel covered with raspberry preserve and wrapped in puff pasty


Spinach & Artichoke Dip (GF) (V)

Serves 25-30 $65

Fresh spinach, artichokes, parmesan cheese baked and served with crackers


Beef Tenderloin (GF)

Serves 10-12 $170

Serves 20-25 $330

In-house roasted beef tenderloin cooked to medium rare, chilled and sliced

Served with horseradish cream, stoneground mustard and rolls


Turkey (GF)

Serves 10-12 $75

Serves 20-25 $95

In-house roasted turkey breast with herbs, chilled and sliced

Served with horseradish cream, honey mustard and rolls


Lemon Thyme Chicken (GF)

Serves 10-12 $70

Serves 20-25 $85

Marinated chicken breast, chilled and sliced

Served with garlic aioli and rolls

SOUPS

Minimum order one quart

Quart $14


Chicken Noodle


Chicken and Wild Rice (GF)


Chicken and Dumpling


Mushroom Barley (VE)


Butternut Squash (GF)(V)


Broccoli Cheddar (GF)(V)

3 Bean and Spinach (GF) (VE)

Staffing

3 hour minimum


Chef

Sous Chef

Server

Bartender












(V)-Vegetarian

(VE)- Vegan

(GF)- Gluten Free


To maintain freshness and quality of ingredients,

some drop off items may require assembly or heating.


Please place orders 72 hours prior to event or drop off

Get in touch; we are ready to party!

info@viridiancatering.com

847.602.3099



REVIEWS


"Viridian was recently the caterer for my art gallery's 3-Year Anniversary celebration and they did a fantastic job! The hors d'oeuvres were outstanding and my guests really enjoyed them -- each one was a crowd favorite including salmon on the reef, candied bacon, charcuterie sticks, and mini BLTs -- amazing!! I particularly liked how everything looked, it was all presented so beautifully. Chef Andrew was wonderful -- very professional and easy to work with. My event was a huge success thanks to Viridian!"

--- Kendra Kett, Director/Owner, Blue Moon Gallery, Grayslake IL





"Excellent tasting food with such an elegant presentation. I am looking forward to them catering a party at my house."

--- Leisa C






"While planning our menu, Chef Andrew was very conscientious to adhere to our dietary restrictions. The entire menu consisted of nut-free and gluten-free dishes. For the appetizers we chose, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Salmon on the Reef, and the Raspberry Brie Phyllo Cups, which are listed on Viridian’s website. And, believe me, there were no

leftovers. Chef Andrew tailored our main course which included Beef Roulade, stuffed with goat cheese and spinach, and topped with a sweet red pepper sauce. The tenderness of the beef and the subtle flavors of the filling and sauce were delicious. The five-spice plum chicken was delightful and paired well with the Beef Roulade. To compliment both main dishes, bright green steamed broccoli was served along with Bill’s Salad and a delectable potato pave. We were treated as a guest at our own party! Our guests couldn’t rave enough about the food!! We’ll definitely use Viridian Catering again."

--- Rose R



Andrew and his team were amazing! The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. And Andrew was professional, reliable, honest and clear throughout the whole process. STRONGLY RECOMMEND!

---Daniel B



My husband and I used Andrew Brennan and his staff as our caterer for our wedding. The food was delicious! The staff were professional and also fun, the overall pricing was very reasonable as well. Would definitely recommend!!

---Lindsay F