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Our Menu

You won’t be able to resist the tempting aroma and the sweet, savory taste of the dishes served by It’s a Southern Thing Catering. We provide catering services to clients in Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas in Kentucky.

Catering Menus

All prices listed are for buffet style service. Additional menu items and substitutions listed below. Plated option is available for an additional $2.00 per person. Our goal is to give our clients the best food experience possible, so we will honor all food requests and substitutions whenever possible. Vegetarian and food allergy options are always available.

Design Your Own Dinner Buffet

Tier One $14 pp

**Yeast Rolls and Iced Tea Included**

Choice of Entrée

Southern Fried Chicken

Brown Sugar Meat Loaf

Pineapple Baked Ham

Grilled Chicken With Mango Salsa

Pork Loin With Southern Fried Apples

Choice of Two Sides

Southern Style Green Beans

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Baked Mac and Cheese

Roasted Red Potatoes

Buttered Herb Corn

Southern Succotash

Creamy Coleslaw

Garden Salad

Tier Two $19 pp

**Yeast rolls, garden salad, and iced tea included**

Choice of one Entrées

Champagne Chicken

Thyme Roasted Beef Sirloin Roast

Blackened Catfish

Chicken Piccata

Swiss Steak

Pork Tenderloin Medallions With Apple Brandy Sauce

Choice of Two Sides

***Any Side From Tier One

Potatoes Au Gratin

Sautéed Garlic Green Beans

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Toasted Pine Nut Couscous

Tier Three

1 Entree $25 pp

2 Entrees $30 pp

**Yeast Rolls, Caesar or Garden Salad, and Iced Tea Included**

Choice of Entrée

Chef Carved Prime Rib

Maple Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon

Grilled 8oz Rib Eye

Beef Tenderloin with red wine reduction

Choice of Two Sides

**Any Side From the First Two Tiers**

Roasted Asparagus

Baby Whole Rainbow Carrots

Green Bean Bundles

Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Potatoes

Dinner Buffet Packages

**Includes Iced Tea**

Home-Style Barbecue – $16 pp

Smoky Pulled Pork

Grilled Bone-In Barbecued Chicken

Gourmet Baby Red Potato Salad

Creamy Coleslaw

Loaded Baked Beans

Buns and Sweet Cornbread

Country Supper – $17 pp

Southern Fried Chicken

Pineapple Glazed Ham

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Southern Style Green Beans

Garden Salad

Sweet Cornbread

Asian Feast – $18 pp

Mongolian Beef and Broccoli

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sautéed Asian Vegetables

Fried Rice

House-Made Egg Rolls

Mexican Fiesta – $18 pp

Beef and Chicken Fajita Meat

Soft Tortillas

Lime Cilantro Rice

Seasoned Black Beans

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Salsa/Shredded Cheese/Sour Cream

Italian Dinner – $18 pp

Deep Dish Lasagna

Chicken Piccata

Roasted Red Potatoes

Garden or Caesar Salad

Garlic Knots

Action Stations

Pasta Station – $8 pp     **This is an add on to the Italian Buffet**

Spaghetti and Penne Pasta

Alfredo and Meat Sauce

Garlic Knots

Carved Glazed Ham – $9 pp

Yeast Rolls or Buttermilk Biscuits

Carved Herb Roasted Turkey Breast – $9 pp

Yeast Rolls

Carved Prime Rib – $14 pp

Mid Rare Prime Rib

Aus Jus

Horseradish Cream

Yeast Rolls

Gourmet Salad Bar – $12 pp

Mixed Greens

Choice of 8 Toppings

Choice of 3 Dressings

Complete Wedding Package – $37 pp

  • Fruit, Veggie, and Cheese Display
  • Choose 2 Additional Appetizers
  • Tier 3/Two Entrée Buffet
  • Custom Wedding Cake


Fruit, Veggie, and Cheese – Assorted Fruits and Veggies, Cubed and Sliced Gourmet Cheeses, Gourmet Cracker Assortment, and Assorted Dips

Display $7 pp

Tray $70 (Serves 25)

Create Your Own Package

(2 Pieces per Person, per Selection)
All apps served display style on trays. Apps can be passed for an additional charge.

Choose 3 – $8 pp

Choose 4 – $9 pp

Choose 5 – $13 pp

Iced Tea or Lemonade – $2 pp

Coffee and Hot Tea Service – $3 pp

*Puff Pastry Wrapped Mini Sausage

*Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

*Bite-Sized Corn Cake With Pulled Pork and House-Made Pickle

*Bite-Sized Angus Beef Slider

*Chicken and Waffle With Maple Syrup Infusion

*Shaved Beef and Horseradish Bruschetta

*Choice of Finger Sandwiches – Creamy Pimento Cheese, Smoked Ham Salad, Tarragon Chicken Salad or Cream Cheese and Olive

*Goat Cheese Flatbread With Caramelized Onion-Bacon Jam

*Petite Quiche Lorraine

*Smoked Salmon Blinis With Dill Crème Fraiche

*Curried Chicken Spring Rolls With Sweet and Spicy Chutney

*Tea Biscuits With Ham and Apple Butter

Vegetarian Options

Cranberry Walnut Pinwheels

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Hot Mexican Corn Dip With Chips (Chafer Served Only)

Cheese Quesadillas with lime Creme 

Fried Green Tomatoes With Red Pepper Jelly

Desserts                                              Pie Bar


Serves 15

Southern Banana Pudding

Bourbon Bread Pudding

Peach Cobbler

Turtle Brownies

  • Minimum of 10 Persons on All Orders
  • Full Service Only Available for 30-Person Head Count or Higher
  • 25% Full-Service Fee, Includes Buffet Setup and Service, Full Staff, Complete Cleanup, Packaging of Any Remaining Food and Gratuities
  • Drop-Off Service Delivery Fee: Within 20 Miles $30.00/Over 20 Miles $50.00
  • All Drop-Off Food Arrives Hot in Disposable Aluminum Pans. Disposable Chafers and Sterno Heat Available for Additional Cost
  • All Meals Include High-Grade Disposables

Breakfast and Brunch

Coffee Service – $2.95 Regular and Decaf/Sweeteners/Creamers

Continental Service – $6.95 Assorted Yogurt/Assorted Whole Fruit/Assorted Danish or Donuts/Apple or Orange Juice

Simply Southern – $8.95 Southern Buttermilk Biscuits/Sausage Gravy/ Fruit Salad/Assorted Muffins/ Apple or Orange Juice

Hearty Breakfast – $11.95 Scrambled Eggs/Bacon or Sausage/Country Potatoes/Buttermilk Biscuits/Sausage Gravy/Apple or Orange Juice

Elegant Brunch – $14.95 Gourmet Egg Strata/Hashbrown Casserole/Tea Biscuits/ Sausage Gravy/Assorted Muffins/Fruit Salad/Fruit Tea

Waffle/Pancake Bar – $9.95 Assorted Syrups/Fruit Toppings/Whipped Cream/Nuts and Sprinkles

Omelet Action Station – $8.95 Omelets Made to Order/Assorted Diced Meat, Veggies, and Cheese

Boxed Lunches

$10.95 Pp

Choice of Entrée

Choice of Pasta Salad or Chips

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Bottle of Water

(All Sandwiches and Salads Can Be Made Into Wraps)


Roasted Turkey – Cheddar/Arugula/Apple Butter

Black Forest Ham – Baby Swiss/Butter Lettuce/Tomato/Dijonaise

Thyme Roast Beef – Smoked Gouda/Red Onion/Horseradish Cream

Tarragon Chicken Salad Croissant – Grapes/Toasted Almonds/Celery/Butter Lettuce Salads

Roasted Pear and Grilled Chicken Salad – Field Mix/Roasted Pears/Seasoned Grilled Chicken/Blue Cheese Crumbles/Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Asian Chopped Salad – Napa Cabbage/Cucumbers/Mandarin Oranges/Crispy Noodles/ Grilled Chicken or Tofu/Toasted Almonds/Sesame Orange Dressing

Roasted Veggie Salad (Vegan) – Grilled Romaine/Roasted Portobellos/Fire-Roasted Red Peppers/Grilled Red Onion/Herb Vinaigrette

Hot Buffet Lunches

***All Lunch Buffets Include Sweet and Unsweet Tea***

Southern Barbecue

$120 – Serves 10

Choice of Pulled Pork or Bone-In Barbecued Chicken

Choice of Gourmet Potato Salad or Creamy Coleslaw

Loaded Baked Beans

Buns or Cornbread

Hot and Mild Sauce

Country Cooking

$120 – Serves 10

Choice of Southern Fried Chicken or Brown Sugar Meat Loaf

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Southern Style Green Beans

Sweet Cornbread or Yeast Rolls

Pasta Pronzo

$120 – Serves 10

Choice of Deep Dish Lasagna or Creamy 3 Pepper Pasta (Penne/Grilled

Chicken/Sweet Peppers)

Choice of Garden or Caesar Salad

Garlic Knots

Fiesta Feast

$120 – Serves 10

Choice of Beef Taco Meat or Chicken Fajita Meat

Hard or Soft Taco Shells

Spanish Rice

Seasoned Black Beans

Shredded Lettuce

Fresh Salsa

Shredded Mexican Cheese

Sour Cream

Additional Sides $25.00

Serves 10

Roasted Red Potatoes

Baked Mac and Cheese

Sautéed Garlic Green Beans

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Gourmet Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Beans

Creamy Coleslaw

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Chipotle Pasta Salad

Garlic Cheddar Grits

Specialty Services

(Great for Children’s Birthday Parties or Showers)

Tea Service – $14 Pp

Assorted Hot and Iced Teas

Assorted Finger Sandwiches Served on Tiered Servers

Mini Muffins, Scones, Tea Cakes, and Cookies

Assorted Butters and Jams

Minted Fruit Salad Cups

Pizza Party – $13 pp

Assorted Homemade Pizza (3–4 Pieces pp)

Pasta Salad

Breadsticks With Assorted Dipping Sauces

Assorted Cookies and Brownies



Serves 10

Southern Banana Pudding

Bourbon Bread Pudding

Peach Cobbler

Turtle Brownies


Luscious Lemon

Lemon Cake With a Light Lemon Curd Filling

Almond Amaretto

Almond Cake With a White Chocolate Mousse Filling

Cookies and Cream

Alternating Layers of White and Chocolate Cake Willed With a Cookies and Cream Buttercream

Mocha Love

Mocha Cake With a Mocha Mousse Filling

The Chocolate Turtle

Dark Chocolate Cake With Filled With Caramel, Pecans, and Chocolate Ganache

Raspberry Swirl

A White Vanilla Cake Swirled With a Raspberry Compote

Pink Champagne

White/Vanilla Cake Flavored With Pink Moscato Champagne Filled With Sugar-Coated Raspberries or Strawberries

Earl Gray Cake With Vanilla Bean Frosting

Italian Cream Cake

Orange Creamsicle

Traditional Vanilla

Traditional Chocolate

Fresh Strawberry

Banana Cream

Red Velvet

German Chocolate

Cake prices start at $3.00 per person. Based upon the difficulty of the design, the price can increase. Fondant-covered cakes will be an additional $1.00 per person

Delivery charges are based upon location.

Stand Rentals $25.00

Cake Cutting Service $125.00

Includes: Two Servers for 2 Hours to Cut and Serve Cake

**IF you have catering booked with us, cake cutting is free.**

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