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Dalena's Catering 2 U is a family owned Santa Maria Style Catering business. Dalena has been in the service industry for over 30 years. She was a catering and banquet manager, and knows how to make your event a memorable one.

Santa Maria Style Barbeque comes from the Central California Coast. Ranchers would have their ranch hands dig earthen pits and fill them with red and white oak. They would cook their meat over the open flame, and Dalena's Catering 2 U brings this tradition to you.



2018 PRICING: $2.50 per person
(per appetizer)

Seasonal Fruit – A bounty of fresh seasonal fruit.

Spiced Chili Con Carne Cheese Dip – Chili beans with ground chuck, chopped tomatoes, and creamy cheddar cheese, served with crisp tortilla chips. 

Swedish Meatballs – Miniature meatballs, slow-cooked in mushroom cream sauce, served with sourdough bread bites.

Seasonal Vegetable – Crisp carrots and celery, freshly cut sweet bell peppers, tomatoes and broccoli florets.

Spinach and French Bread Dip – Fresh spinach dip with water chestnuts, served with crackers and french bread.

Hummus – Supremely Spicy and Tucson Herb hummus, made with garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Served with pita chips, sourdough pretzels and a variety of crackers. 

5 Cheese and Variety of Crackers – A combination of aged swiss, sharp cheddar, pepper jack, havarti and white/yellow cheddar, with a variety of 4 gourmet crackers. 

Shrimp Cocktail (add .75 cents per person) – Large shrimp served with a flavorful cocktail sauce and lemon. 


Main Course Pricing

(appetizers are separate cost)

2018 Pricing – $28 per person (including gratuity)

Includes – Your choice of 2 Meats, 2 Sides, 1 Salad and 1 Bread item

Minimum 50 Persons 

"Ask Dalena about additions and substitutions" 



(choice of 2)

$3 per person for each additional
meat you would like to add.

USDA Choice Tri-Tip – Grilled over Red Oak.

Santa Maria Style Chicken – Grilled over Red Oak.

USDA Choice Filet Mignon (add $3 per person) – Grilled over Red Oak.

Pork Spareribs – Grilled over Red Oak.

Tilapia Filet – Grilled over Red Oak.

Atlantic Wild Caught Salmon – Grilled over Red Oak.


(choice of 2)

$1 per person for each additional
side you would like to add.

Vegetarian Ranch Style Beans – Pinto beans slow-cooked with chunky tomatoes, onions and spices.

Bacon Smoked BBQ Baked Beans – Slow-roasted navy beans cooked with bacon, brown sugar, and molasses.

Scalloped Cheesy Potatoes – Thinly sliced baked potatoes with fresh garlic & pepper seasoning, topped with jack and cheddar cheese.

Garlic Mashed Redskin Potatoes – Chunky mashed redskin potatoes with butter, garlic, salt & pepper.

Creamy Artichoke Rice – Tender white rice marinated with artichoke hearts.

Baked Russet Potatoes – Baked spuds topped with your choice of butter, sour cream, and chives.

Grilled Asparagus – Marinated in virgin olive oil, lemon, and spices. 

Seasoned Green Beans – With sauteed onions and maple bacon chunks.

Seasonal Vegetables – Broccoli and carrot medley slow grilled and steamed over red oak.

Grandmas' Homemade Creamed Corn – Made with sweet corn, heavy cream and Dalena's Grandmas secret spices.

Mushroom and French Onion Rice – Long grained rice simmered in beef bouillon and french onion soup, covered with sliced mushrooms.

Macaroni & Cheese – Tender shells mixed with creamy sharp cheddar cheese, baked and topped with cheddar and parmesan cheese.


(choice of 1)

Summer Salad – With strawberries, feta cheese and candied walnuts tossed with dried fruit and a raspberry walnut vinaigrette dressing.

Caesar Salad – Romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese topped with a caesar salad dressing.

House Salad – Spinach & organic spring mix salad served with homemade balsamic vinaigrette and creamy cucumber ranch dressing on the side.


(choice of 1)

Fresh baked rolls with butter on the side 

French bread with butter on the side 

Cheesy pesto garlic french bread 


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