Ludwig's Famous Hot Buffet Menu

Ludwig's Hot Buffet Menu $18.95 per person, plus NYS Sales Tax. Minimum 30 people

This is our most requested menu! 

Our Hot Buffet is served with a basket of fresh bread , butter, grated cheese and salt & pepper. 

Also included: disposable 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 


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 Dish

1 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. 


Full payment is due on delivery or pick-up. 

We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. 

Please make checks payable to “Ludwig’s at the Yacht Club LLC”. 

Please Note: Sales Tax

Our Hot Buffet Menu is priced at $18.95 per person plus 8.875% NYS Sales Tax.

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

If your organization is tax-exempt, you must submit a valid tax-exempt form with your payment. 

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

Please Note: Ludwig's requires a $75 Liability Insurance fee for any event catered in a private business venue.  This fee is not taxable.

Please note: Minimum order - 30 people. 

Our Hot Buffet Menu is priced at $18.95 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”. 

Security Deposits and Delivery Charges may apply. Please see message below… 


Dear Ludwig’s Customers, 

We are doing our best to hold our prices down even though, as everyone is aware, costs for everything are going through the roof. 

Now, with the new tariffs on aluminum products, we have found it necessary to make two adjustments to our catering policies… 

1. To insure the return of all catering equipment, we now require a fully-refundable security deposit on all of our catering equipment, such as chafing racks, bread baskets, salad bowls, coffee urns, etc. 

The security deposit will be refunded in full upon the customer’s timely return of all equipment to 533 Beach 126th Street, Belle Harbor. 

It is the customer’s responsibility to return all equipment within one week of the event. (Arrangements can be made for pick up of the equipment, but a fee will be charged – see delivery charges below.) 

2. 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: $10.

Breezy Point, Rockaway Point, Roxbury: $15.

Broad Channel, Far Rockaway: $20.

Howard Beach: $25.

Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach: $25.

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

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. 

Thank you for your understanding and your continued patronage.