Ludwig's Famous Hot Buffet Menu

Ludwig's Hot Buffet Menu $19.95 per person, plus NYS Sales Tax. Minimum 30 people

This is our most requested menu! 

Our Hot Buffet includes recyclable plates, napkins, forks, knives and serving utensils.  
Price also includes use of chafing racks and sternos. 

(Please note: there is a minimum of 30 people required for the Hot Buffet Menu.) 

Our Buffet Menu includes recyclable plates, napkins, forks, knives and serving utensils.

Price does not include additional paper products, such as dessert plates or appetizer plates.  If you are having a cake or other desserts/appetizers, please note that you will need to provide any additional paper goods.

Select from our extensive list of offerings below...


Favorite Chicken Selections:

  • Chicken Francaise
    Chicken Francaise is our favorite. Everyone chooses it! Its light, fresh lemony flavor complements any menu. The popularity of our Chicken Francaise makes it an easy first choice for your buffet!
  • Mojito Chicken . . .  New! Mint, Lime, Black Beans, Rum!
  • Chicken Marsala Fresh mushrooms, Marsala wine and butter with bits of onion and prosciutto
  • Chicken Ludwig: Topped with thinly sliced prosciutto and melted mozzarellla cheese, in a Marsala wine sauce
  • Chicken Venuto With white wine, peppers, onions and garlic
  • Herbed Balsamic Chicken with Bleu Cheese: Grilled with Balsamic vinegar and herbs de Provence, topped with crumbled bleu cheese
  • Chicken Scarpaiella with Sausage & Potato: Tossed with white wine, lemon, butter, herbs and spices
  • Chicken Provencal . . .
    A classic French dish with mushrooms, plum tomatoes, black olives, garlic, fresh herbs and white wine.
  • Chicken Scallopini with White-Wine Tomato Sauce:
    A modern take on classic Chicken Cacciatore...Thin bites of chicken breast in a pan sauce of chopped tomatoes, onions, white wine, chicken broth, olives, mushrooms, and basil
  • Puebla Roast Chicken & Chorizo In a traditional southern-seasoned, chipotle-lime pan sauce
  • Chicken Dijon Grilled chicken in a sauce of white wine, dijon mustard, honey and dill
  • Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce In a buttery, French-seasoned cream sauce
  • Orange-Rosemary Chicken Sautéed in a a citrusy, lightly seasoned white wine sauce
  • Chicken Parmegiana: Italian-seasoned breading, fried and topped with fresh mozzarella and home-made marinara sauce
  • Barbecued Chicken Slow-roasted barbecue-rubbed chickens with cider barbecue sauce
  • Spicy Fried Chicken Batter-fried chicken with a Tex-Mex kick
  • Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

    Please note: In place of chicken, most of the above dishes can be prepared using Natured Veal (add $3 per person) or Shrimp (add $4 per person). 

Hearty Beef and Pork Dishes:

  • Southwest Stir-Fried Beef with Black Beans & Onions
  • Yankee Pot Roast
  • Beef Stroganoff with Buttered Egg Noodles
  • Beef Cacciatore with Mushrooms & Onions
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Austrian Beef Goulash
  • Traditional French Beef Bourguignon
  • Bavarian Sauerbraten with Braised Red Cabbage
  • Black Forest Loin of Pork with Apple-Caramel Glaze
  • Bratwurst & Knockwurst with Braised Red Cabbage
  • Grilled Kielbasa with Spicy Laagered Kraut
  • Pork Loin Roasted with Garlic, Basil & Pecorino
  • Pork Medallions with Cherry Peppers 

Any-Time BBQ Selections:

  • Tequila-Glazed Chicken With Jalapeño:
    Bone-in bbq chicken marinated with tequila, pineapple juice, peppers and southwestern spices
  • Chipotle-BBQ'd Chicken:
    Seasoned south-of-the-border-rubbed chickens with chipotle barbecue sauce
  • Barbecued Texas-Style Beef Brisket
    Thin-sliced brisket slow-cooked and glazed with bbq sauce
  • Pulled Pork Platter:
    Pork butt, roasted slow & low, shredded and tossed with home-made bbq sauce 

Delicious Comfort Foods:

  • Yankee Pot Roast Slow-cooked on the stove-top with its traditional home-made tangy gravy
  • Home-Made Meat Loaf all beef, with mushrooms and brown gravy
  • Brisket of Beef Oven-braised for hours, thinly sliced and served with natural au us
  • Mashed Potato Pie, served au gratin with cheese and bacon
  • Baked Macaroni and Cheese 

Fresh Seafood Selections:

  • Mussels in Cream Sauce
  • Mussels with White Wine & Garlic
  • Zuppa di Mussels

Italian Specialties and Pasta Dishes:

  • Pork Medallions with Hot Cherry Pepper
  • Roasted Pork Loin stuffed with Garlic, Basil & Pecorino
  • Sausage and Peppers, red or white
  • Italian Meatballs and Sausages
  • Eggplant Parmegiana
  • Eggplant Rollatini
  • Broccoli Parmegiana
  • Three-Cheese Rigatoni with Bacon and Spinach Chef's
    Note: "Three-Cheese Rigatoni with Bacon and Spinach" has become a favorite for all of our regular clients. We recommend it to everyone. It's absolutely delicious!
  • Penne with Vodka Sauce
  • Rotelli with Artichokes & Sun-dried Tomato
  • Bow-Tie Pasta with Peas & Mushrooms in a light cream sauce
  • Penne with Broccoli and Garlic
  • Stuffed Shells
  • Penne with Tomato, Olives and Capers
  • Rigatoni Filetto di Pomodore
  • Fusilli with Fresh Zucchini and Garlic
  • Linguine with Fresh Garlic and Olive Oil
  • Baked Ziti
  • Linguine with Fresh Clams
  • Buttered Egg Noodles with Poppy Seeds
  • Smoked Gouda & Ham Macaroni Bake
  • NEW! “Pasta Julia”… Penne pasta tossed with a creamy, cheesy pesto sauce! Made with fresh basil, fresh cream, aged Reggiano cheese 

Please note: We will gladly prepare your favorite pasta with any of our homemade sauces. 


Fresh Vegetable Selections

  • Artichoke Hearts Francaise
  • Fresh Corn with Bell Peppers and Green Onions
  • Ragout of Peas, Pearl Onions and Artichokes
  • Apple-Glazed Carrots
  • Baby Carrots with Brown Sugar
  • Honey Glazed Sesame Carrots
  • Broccoli Garlic Sauté
  • Broccoli au gratin
  • String Beans Sauté
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Sesame Spinach with Ginger and Garlic
  • Country-Style Braised Red Cabbage  

Potato and Rice Dishes

  • Red Potato and Green Bean Sauté
  • Garlic and Herb Roasted Red Potatoes  Gorgonzola & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Old-Fashioned Home-made Mashed Potatoes
  • Red Skin Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Irish Parsley New Potatoes
  • Home-Fried Potatoes  Herb-Buttered Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Crispy Baked New Potatoes with Rosemary
  • Mixed Potatoes Anna
  • Roasted New Potatoes with Shallots and Sage
  • Twice-Baked Stuffed Potatoes
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Cuban Style Black Beans
  • Lemon Wild Rice
  • Island Rice
  • Spanish Saffron Rice
  • Rice Pilaf, Hearty Brown Rice or White Rice 


  • Mac & Cheese…$75/tray
  • Chicken Tenders…$75/tray
  • Baked Ziti & Mini-Meatballs…$75/tray
  • Chicken & Mixed Veggies…$75/tray



The number of selections is based on the number of people that you are ordering for: 

30 – 49 people, Select 4 items 

50 – 64 people, Select 5 items 

65 – 79 people, Select 6 items 

Over 80 people, Select 7 items 

Additional items add $3.95 per person, per item. 

Coffee & Tea Set-Up… $2 per person 

Please note: 

Our Hot Buffet Menu is priced at $19.95 per person for a minimum order of 30 people.

If you are ordering for less than 30 people you might consider ordering individual trays, most of which can be ordered “a la carte”. 


Ludwig’s Hot Buffet Menu is designed to enable you to provide a well-rounded meal

for the guests at your party.

When planning your menu you should include:

1 Chicken, Beef or Pork Dish

1 Non-Meat Entrée  (such as Eggplant Rollatini)

1 Pasta Dish

1 Potato/Rice Dish and

1 Vegetable Dish

If you order more than 2 meat dishes (beef, chicken, pork, veal, lamb, turkey etc.) from our Hot Buffet Menu, the price will be increased by $3 per person, per additional meat item.

Alternatively, additional items can be ordered from our “A la carte” menu. 



 ...we at Ludwig’s Catering would like you to have as much information as possible.

We hope this page answers most of your questions. 

If there's anything you would like to talk to us about, please give us a call at 718 634-4939.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued patronage.

For over 25 years we have been providing our wonderful customers with wholesome food and thoughtful service without requiring any deposits or contracts. 

However, recent situations have moved us to update the way we do business. 

We’re usually not so “business-like”, but we feel that we should acquaint all of our customers with our new policies and procedures…

(And yes, unfortunately, “it’s all about the money”!)

Full payment is due on delivery or pick-up.

We accept credit cards, checks and cash.


We require a non-refundable 50% deposit 7 days prior to the date of your event. 

The balance can be paid at pick-up/delivery.

Payment for large or very involved events such as weddings and corporate events will require a deposit schedule.


If the entire amount due is paid in full in cash at time of delivery/pick-up we will apply a 5% cash discount.

If FULL payment is not made at time of delivery/pick-up, discount will not be applied. 

The 5% discount is applied to FOOD only. Discount does not apply to SALES TAX, staffing, equipment, etc.


You can pay your bill online. Once you open the invoice that we sent you, you'll see a button to click for online payment.  We accept most major credit cards, as well as direct online check transfers.


Please make check payable to "Ludwig's Catering". 

We do not accept checks written to third parties or to "cash". 


New York State law requires caterers to collect 8.875% sales tax, without exception.

If your organization is claiming a tax-exemption, please submit a valid tax-exempt form. You can email a copy to

If you do not have a tax-exempt form we are required by law to collect sales tax.


As a result of dramatically increased equipment prices (the new tariffs on aluminum products, Styrofoam bans, etc), we have found it necessary to make two adjustments to our catering policies… 

To ensure the return of all catering equipment, a fully refundable security deposit is required on all of our catering equipment (chafing racks, bread baskets, salad bowls, coffee urns, etc.) The security deposit will be refunded in full upon the timely return (within one week of the event) of all equipment to 533 Beach 126th Street, Belle Harbor.

Or, if your food was delivered to your location, you can speak to your delivery person and arrange to have the equipment picked-up at a convenient time after your event. They usually charge around $20, and they will return the balance of your equipment deposit to you.

Of course, If you are hiring one of our servers to work at your event there is no equipment deposit required.


Delivery Charges will be applied on all deliveries. 

This nominal fee does not go to Ludwig’s, it goes directly to the delivery driver to cover the cost of their fuel, tolls, auto insurance, wear & tear on their vehicles, and their time.

Delivery fees are as follows:

Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Rockaway Beach: $15.

Breezy Point, Rockaway Point, Roxbury: $20.

Broad Channel, Far Rockaway, Howard Beach: $25.

Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach: $30.

Other Areas in Brooklyn and Queens: $35 - $75.

(NOTE: We do not deliver to Downtown Brooklyn 11201)

Outside Brooklyn and Queens: $75. and up.

Of course, there is no delivery charge if you pick up your order instead of having it delivered.


Certain venues may require you to purchase an insurance rider for the day of your event. 

Prices vary depending on your insurance carrier.

If you need to secure insurance for your event, we recommend WedSafe.

Please Note: If your venue requires us to obtain an additional Liability insurance certificate, the fee (usually between $75 and $150) will be added to your bill.  

(This fee is not taxable.)

Cancellation Policy 

Please notify us as soon as possible should it become necessary to cancel an event. 

A minimum cancellation notice of 72 hours prior to the scheduled event is required for all events. 

Failure to cancel 72 hours prior to the time of event may result in a cancellation charge. 

Cancellation of any event which has incurred expenses due to consultations, product purchasing, restocking fees, rental agreements, or general operating expenses while preparing for said event, will be charged to the client. 

Also, if we feel that Ludwig’s staff might be put in jeopardy, or if we believe that it could be dangerous or unlawful to follow through on delivering our products or services, or if we believe that an event should be cancelled due to an act of God; the acts of or regulations of public authorities or labor unions; labor difficulty, strike, civil turmoil, war, epidemic or any other cause beyond its control, Ludwig’s Catering will be relieved of its obligations to prepare or deliver any product or service. (Meaning: If you’re planning a hurricane party, don’t call us, we’ll call you!)

If there's anything you would like to ask us about, please give us a call at 718 634-4939.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued patronage.


Thank you for your understanding and your continued patronage.