Food and Beverage

Special Event Menus

From elaborate cocktail receptions to formal plated service, we provide a culinary experience that is sure to impress.  Explore our menus below

Package 1

Assorted Domestic Cheeses & Fruit
Seasonal Crudité with Dip
Seasonal Sliced Fruit with Yogurt Dip
Assorted Artisan Finger Sandwiches


Package 2

International & Domestic Cheese Board with Fresh Berries
Seasonal Crudité with House-made Garlic Dip
Seasonal Sliced Fruit with Chocolate Dip
Homemade Antipasto Platter
Choice of Two Passed Cold Canapés
Choice of Two Passed Hot Canapés
Assorted Sweets


Package 3

International & Domestic Cheese Board with Fresh Berries
Seasonal Crudité with House-made Garlic Dip
Assorted Antipasto Platter
Cold Sauteéd Garlic Shrimp with Sauce
Chef Selection Charcuterie Board with House-made Jams
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries & Melon
Choice of Three Hot Passed Canapés
Choice of Three Cold Passed Canapés
Assorted Mini Sweets & Petitfores

Starters
(Choice of one)

Shiitake Mushroom Soup with Tarragon
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Red pepper Florentine Soup
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
Rolled Chef Salad
Baby Spinach with Blonde Frisée
Wedge Salad with Baby Arugula


Entrée
(Choice of One)

Herbed Chicken Supreme with Chardonnay Pan Jus
Canadian Maple Pork Tenderloin
Lobster Stuffed Chicken Supreme with Sauce Béarnaise
Rainbow Trout Wellington with Red Pepper Coulis
Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus with Portobello Mushroom Sauce
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce
New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Cabernet Pan Jus

*Served with Assorted Rolls & Seasonal Vegetables


Dessert
(Choice of One)

New York Cheesecake with Berries & Cream
Chudleighs Apple Blossom with Crème Anglaise
Chocolate Fudge Cake with Cream & Chocolate Sauce
Lemon Blueberry Tart with Citrus Cream
Pistachio Chocolate Crunch Mousse

Coffee & Tea

Assorted Rolls & Artisan Breads
Baby Spinach & Arugula Salad, Seasonal Greens & Craisins
Variety of Chef Inspired Mixed Salads with Array of Salad Toppings
Chef Selection Charcuterie Board with Chutneys, Jams & International Cheese Display
Peel & Eat Shrimp with Sauce
Candied & Smoked Salmon Display


Carved Prime Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding & Natural Pan Jus
Infused Baked Potatoes with Garlic & Honey
Candied Baby Carrots
Cheese Tortellini Florentine
Crispy Spanakopita with Tzatziki Sauce
Basmati Rice Pilaf


Assorted Fresh Cakes, Pies, French Pastries & Squares
Chef Inspired Dessert
Sliced Fruit with Berries

Coffee & Tea

Starters
(Choice of one)

Harvest Vegetable Chicken Bisque with Orzo
Roasted Butternut Soup with Asiago Crouton
Green Salad with Gorgonzola, Candied Pecans & Strawberry Vinaigrette
Mediterranean Salad with Feta, Peppers & Bermuda Onions
Arugula Caprese Salad with Avocado & Balsamic Glaze


Entrèe
(Choice of One)

Slow Roasted Sirloin with Dauphinoise Potato & Candied Carrot Batons
Chicken Geneva with Garlic Potatoes & Vegetable Bundles
Poached Salmon Filet with Ancient Grains & Red Pepper Spinach
Vegetarian Lasagna Rolls with Neapolitan Sauce & Italian Vegetables

*Served with Assorted Rolls


Dessert
(Choice of One)

New York Cheesecake with Cream & Berries
Chocolate Mousse with Cream & Chocolate Sauce
Lemon Blueberry Clafouti Tart with Cream
Chocolate Lava Cake


Coffee & Tea

Assorted Rolls and Artisan Breads
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Homemade Caesar Salad
Seasonal Greens with Assorted Dressings & Salad Toppings
Assorted Chef Inspired Mixed Salads
Sliced Deli Meats & Seafood
International Cheese Board


Marinated Tandoori Chicken
Basmati Rice with Chickpeas & Pepper Filets
Savoyard Potatoes
Roasted Maple Crisp Vegetables
Vegetarian Strudel with Asiago Crust
African Yam Casserole
Steamed Rice
Two Daily Sandwiches


Daily Cheesecake
Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits
Assorted Pastries & Squares
Sliced Fresh Fruit with Berries

Coffee & Tea

Starters

Assorted Rolls, Kaisers & Specialty Breads
German Potato Salad
Greek Pasta Salad with Feta
Seasonal Garden Vegetable Salad
Homemade Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons
Cajun Kettle Chips & Toast Points with Assorted Dips


Main Course

Boneless Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast
New York Striploin Steak
Lemon-Lime Salmon Filet
Grilled Half Potato with Garlic Wash
Grilled Vegetable Skewers


Dessert

Assorted Tarts & Squares
Fresh Baked Goods
Fresh Fruit Kabobs

*Vegetarian option available upon request

Sample Conference Dining Menu

For your event, our professional chefs create menus that will delight your guests and cater to a range of tastes.

For more information on our available options, check out our sample menus below

Morning Break

Mini Smoked Salmon Bagel 
Tomato Bocconcini Skewers
Fresh Fruit Platter 
 


Afternoon Break 

Charcuterie Platter with a Selection of Cheese, Local Meats, Pickles & Spreads 
Chocolate Covered Strawberries 
 


Lunch Buffet 

Mixed Greens with Assorted Toppings & Dressings 
Thai Noodle Salad 
Kale Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potato 
Potato & Leek Soup 
Sliced Deli Meats with Cheeses & Pickles 
Bread Rolls with Butter 
Citrus Grilled Salmon
Pesto Chicken with Grape Tomatoes & Baby Spinach 
Vegetarian Tofu Stir Fry 
Cheese Tortellini with Spinach Cream Sauce 
Rice Pilaf 
Vegetable Medley 
Assorted Desserts 

Continuous refreshments, coffee and tea throughout your meeting & conference 

Allergy and Dietary Needs

When planning the menu for your upcoming event, don’t forget about allergy and dietary needs. We have many menu items that cater to individuals who are Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free, as well as Halal and Kosher. We also have a great selection of items that will satisfy those with specific food allergies. If you have any questions, we are here to help.

Read the Queen’s Severe Allergy Policy (2021, PDF, 137kB)

Waste Less

All non-perishable and unspoiled perishable food is donated. We redirect all unspoiled food from landfills to our neighbours in need. We appreciate your support of the local community and reducing our environmental impact. Visit our Sustainability page to learn more about our sustainability initiatives.

 

Fairtrade Logo

The Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre is proudly designated a Fair Trade Workplace.  This designation recognizes our support of fairer conditions and better prices for people in the Global South who grow and make our products.  Buying Fair Trade gives farmers and workers more power to create a better life for themselves and their communities and enjoy sustainable livelihoods.  For more information visit https://fairtradeprograms.ca/fair-trade-workplaces/