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Personal Chef and Catering

Be a guest at your own party!

Viridian is proud to provide high quality food and service. Viridian offers custom catering services. Our menus below are a sample of what we offer. Chef Andrew will help 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 | 847.602.3099

Services we offer


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!


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.



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


Hummus Pita Chip (V)

Roasted red pepper hummus on a pita chip

Topped with pickled red onion


Beef Tenderloin Crostini

Beef tenderloin, boursin cheese, arugula

Topped with balsamic reduction


Candied BLT

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

Topped with balsamic reduction


Charcuterie Skewer (GF)

Aged cheddar, salami, dried fig, spicy honey


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

Served with balsamic reduction


Deviled Eggs (GF)

Classic $19

Bacon $21

Truffle and chive $20

Lobster $40


Priced per dozen; two dozen minimum

Quinoa Stuffed Mini Peppers (GF)

Mini peppers stuffed with quinoa and chihuahua cheese


Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates (GF)


Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates (GF)


Mini Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

Served with avocado lime puree


Mini Steak & Cheese Quesadillas

Served with pico de gallo


Chicken Cordon Blue Bites

Swiss cheese dipping sauce


Raspberry Brie Phyllo Cups

Phyllo cups filled with raspberry preserve and topped with brie


Chicken Satay



Asian BBQ sauce



Served with avocado aioli


Coconut Shrimp

Served with a spicy apricot marmalade



Priced per person

Herb Crusted Chicken Breast

Panko and herb crusted chicken breast

Served with a parmesan cream sauce


Cornbread and Sausage Stuffed Chicken Breast

Served with an apple port demi


Wild Rice Stuffed Chicken Breast

Served with a basil and thyme cream


Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken Breast (GF)

Served with a balsamic reduction


Chicken Piccata

Lightly floured, pan-fried chicken breast

Served with a lemon caper sauce


NY Strip Steak (GF)

Served with a red wine demi


Ancho Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak (GF)

Served with grilled peppers and onions



Priced per person

Filet mignon (GF)

8oz center cut filet served with a red wine demi


Beef Short Ribs (GF)

Red wine & tomato

Asian inspired



Pan Seared Salmon Filet (GF)

Roasted salmon filet served with a garlic caper cream


Viridian Salmon (GF)

Roasted salmon filet served with an avocado citrus relish


Lake Perch (GF)

Lightly roasted lake perch and cherry tomatoes

With a lemon garlic sauce


Stuffed Delicata Squash (GF)

Delicata squash stuffed with chorizo, almonds, raisins,

And cheddar cheese



Priced per person

Butternut Squash Lasagna (V)

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

Pine nuts


Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff (VE)

Assortment of mushrooms cooked in a delicious vegan stroganoff sauce seasoned

With nutrional yeast and vegan worcestershire sauce.


Stuffed Acorn Squash (VE)

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

Garlicky sautéed spinach


BBQ Roasted Cauliflower Steak (VE)

BBQ roasted cauliflower steak

Topped with a smoky pineapple ring and

Black bean salsa


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



Priced per person

Viridian Salad (GF)(V)

Blend of organic mixed greens, blueberries, candied walnuts,

Goat cheese, lemon thyme vinaigrette


Bill’s Salad (GF) (V)

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

Olives, fresh basil, shaved parmesan, basil vinaigrette


Beet Salad (GF)(V)

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

Blue cheese, honey tarragon vinaigrette


Sweet & Spicy Salad (GF)

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

Onions, pickled jalapenos, chili lime vinaigrette


Berry Harvest Salad (GF) (VE)

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

Chopped almond, balsamic vinaigrette



Priced per person

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

Sliced jicama and beets, watermelon, and fresh tarragon

Tossed in fresh Lime juice


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

Cubed watermelon, feta cheese, red onion and fresh mint


Cucumber, Dill, Onion (GF) (VE)

Marinated cucumbers and onions tossed with dill


Viridian Potato Salad (GF)

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


Viridian Pasta Salad (V)

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

Italian Vinaigrette


Cous Cous Salad (V)

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

Mediterranean vinaigrette



Priced per person

Herb Roasted Potatoes (GF)(V)


Garlic Yukon Gold Mash (GF)


Loaded Red Potato Mash (GF)

Cheddar cheese, bacon, green onion, sour cream


Wild Rice (GF)(V)


Classic Rice Pilaf (V)


Cavatappi Pasta

Choice of sauce:

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


Vicki’s Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing

Homemade cornbread and crumbled sausage

A family recipe!


Wild Mushroom Risotto

Creamy risotto with a blend of wild mushrooms


Risotto Milanese

Risotto cooked with saffron and white wine finished with parmesan cheese



Priced per person

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


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


Asparagus, Hazelnuts, Parmesan Cheese, Truffle Oil


Roasted Veggies (GF)(VE)

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


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


Roasted Garlic Broccoli (GF) (VE)


Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Green Onion


Brussels Sprouts, Radish, Pistachio



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


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 Tray (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 Tray (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 Tray (GF)

Serves 10-12 $70

Serves 20-25 $85

Marinated chicken breast, chilled and sliced

Served with garlic aioli and rolls

Mini Cocktail Sandwiches

Mini Cocktail Sandwiches

12 sandwiches choice of 2 varieties $54

24 sandwiches choice of 3 varieties $108

Roast beef, pickled red onion, parmesan spread,

lettuce, tomato on onion roll

Roast beef, caramelized onions, horseradish cream, pepper jack cheese,

lettuce, tomato on pretzel roll

Turkey, shaved vidalia onion, fresh spinach,

cherry goat cheese spread on wheat roll

Turkey, red onion, cucumber,

avocado, on wheat roll

Ham, salami, pepperoncini peppers, provolone,

lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard on challah roll

Chicken salad, celery, sugared pecans,

lettuce, tomato on croissant

Mini Cocktail Sandwiches

Mini Cocktail Sandwiches

12 sandwiches choice of 2 varieties $54

24 sandwiches choice of 3 varieties $108

Teriyaki chicken, roasted sweet potato, cucumber,

kale chips, wasabi mayo on sesame roll

Five spice plum chicken, napa cabbage,

green onion on potato roll

Roasted red pepper, red onion, portobello mushroom,

fresh spinach, hummus on Dave’s Killer Bread

Thyme roasted portobello mushrooms, fontina,

arugula, pepitas, tomato on ciabatta

Roasted salmon, avocado, red onion, tomato,

feta, mayo on raisin bread

Tea Sandwiches

Priced per sandwich unless otherwise noted

Cucumber with tarragon cream cheese on country white bread


Roasted turkey breast, mozzarella, herb mayo, fresh tomato on wheat bread


Egg salad on sourdough bread


Smoked salmon, cucumber, boursin cheese, dill on pumpernickel bread


Poached asparagus spears, butter spread on country white bread


French baguette stuffed with cream cheese, tomato, red peppers, cucumber, green onion.

Sliced and garnished


Manchego cheese, quince paste, sliced almonds on country white bread


Fresh tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, balsamic reduction on focaccia bread


Sliced pears, taleggio cheese, fig jam on butter bread


Breakfast & Brunch


All our quiches are made with organic pasture raised eggs, organic heavy cream,

and a handmade 10" crust

Can be made gluten free

Serves 6-8ppl $43

Bacon and swiss

Sausage, green onion, and cheddar

Mushroom and fontina

Roasted cauliflower, caramelized onion, and blue cheese

Basil, cherry tomato, mozzarella,

Broccoli and cheddar

Chorizo, white onion, potato, cheddar, chihuahua cheese

Roasted corn, poblano peppers, monterey jack

Baked French Toast

Serves 8-10ppl $35

Challah bread, organic heavy cream, organic pasture raised eggs, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla


A Viridian Specialty

$5 each minimum order 8




Chocolate Chip

Savory herbed

Seasonal Fruit Tray

Serves 10-12 $45

Serves 20-25 $75

Breakfast & Brunch

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

Shredded Hash Browns

Serves 8-10ppl $30

Breakfast Potatoes

Serves 8-10ppl $30

Pork Sausage $3/person

Turkey Sausage $3/person

Plant Based Sausage Patties $4/person

Bacon $4/person

Turkey Bacon $4/person

Beef Bacon $5/person

Coffee Service

Regular and decaf coffee, cream, sugar



Contact us for our dessert menu


3 hour minimum


Sous Chef




(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!



"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