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Holiday Planners and Caterers from Vienna, VA​

Helga’s offers a wide range of full-service celebration concepts and exciting menu choices... for small intimate groups… or large corporate gatherings… or anything in between.

 

Contact Helga's today for holiday planners and caterers in Vienna, VA.

 

Holiday Party Options

 
Soups from Helga's Caterers - Holiday Planners and Caterers in Vienna, VA

Holiday Dinner 1

Chocolate Peppermint Martinis and chocolate peppermint bark offered at the bar.*

$34/person

Soup Bar

—Manchego grilled cheese bite with shrimp gazpacho
—Gingered pumpkin soup with spicy pecan cream

Tilapia

Grilled Cajun filet of tilapia mojito

Festive Roll

Festive roll of holiday pork and beef tenderloin roast stuffed with chestnuts and cranberries served with a cranberry-merlot wine sauce with garlic and shallots

Mashed Potatoes

Red-skin parsnip mashed potatoes

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash with baby spinach

Mesclun Salad

Mixed green mesclun salad of red and green oak lettuce, frisee, arugula, and radicchio tossed with dried cranberries and candied walnuts in honey-poppyseed vinaigrette

Holiday Pumpkin Roll

Holiday Pumpkin Roll with creamy and moist cream cheese filling, sprinkled with powdered sugar

Holiday Cookies

A colorful assortment of holiday cookies

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Crostinis  from Helga's Caterers - Party-Planning Services Vienna, VA

Holiday Dinner 2

Mango rosewater cocktails and mustard pretzel bits at the bar.*

$36.75/person

Passed Crostinis

—Smoked trout with cucumber and dill
—Succulent beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce, thyme and colorful peppers
—Herb cheese and radish
—Prosciutto with arugula and gorgonzola

Burrata

Buttery mozzarella served with Italian bread, pears, and dried figs

Brie with Caramel

Brie with caramel, nuts, and fruits accompanied by flat breads and crackers

Spinach and Mushroom Strudel

Miniature spinach and mushroom strudel with roasted red pepper sauce

Dessert

—Holiday cake pops
—Miniature linzertarts

—Meringue shells with mocha mousse topped with Christmas sprinkles

Pita and Hummus

Pesto hummus with roasted red peppers and toasted pita petals

Dinner Buffet

—Roasted maple-walnut glazed breast of turkey
—Pork with Asian pears, leeks, lemongrass, jalapeno, and thyme
—Scalloped potatoes au gratin
—Green beans with dried cranberries and chestnuts
—An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls and butter

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Pasta from Helga's Caterers - Small Group Catering in Vienna, VA

Holiday Dinner 3

Eggnog laced with cognac and candied pecans at the bar*

$35.25/person

Chicken Polynesian

Chicken Polynesian with chutney butter

Chef Carving

—Mini-rounds of beef and roasted breast of turkey to order with condiments of horseradish sauce, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and orange-cranberry salsa at side

—Elaborate bread display with a variety of cocktail rolls

Mozzarella Sticks

Fried mozzarella sticks with marinara dipping sauce

Potato Bar

Redskin Mashed Potato and Sweet Potato Bar to be set up with condiments of cheddar cheese, chives, sour cream, sautéed mushrooms, walnuts, brown sugar, miniature marshmallows, and cinnamon

Steamed Shrimp

Steamed shrimp served on a bed of fresh seaweed with cocktail sauce and lemon

Italian Station

—Choice of pasta including penne, ziti and rotini
Meatballs Marinara
—Pesto with basil, garlic, and pine nuts
—Alfredo cream sauce
—Fresh tomato basil sauce
—Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Caesar's Salad

Crisp Romaine lettuce tossed with croutons and parmesan in creamy Caesar dressing

Dessert

—Cherry parfaits laced with Chambord and topped with whipped cream and Christmas sprinkles, served in champagne flutes
—Cappuccino mousse with crushed ginger snaps and chocolate shavings served from demi-tasse
—White chocolate mousse with crushed candy canes served from demi-tasse

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled eggplant with yellow and red grape tomatoes, fresh basil, and feta cheese

Coffee

Freshly brewed coffee

Ambience

Dried pastas and Chianti bottles with candles for ambience

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Hors d'oeuvres from Helga's Caterers - Caterers for Large Gatherings in Vienna, VA

Gourmand's Special

Blood Orange Margaritas, edamame with sea salt and wasabi peas at the bar*

$44.50/person

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

—Roasted sesame salmon wonton canapé with chipotle dill cream
—Winter squash and gouda cheese croquettes served with bitter orange compote
—Grilled lollipop lamb chops with fresh mint sauce

Holiday Bouquet

Holiday bouquet of haricots verts with pimientos

First Course

—Heirloom tomato and oyster aspic served on a bed of baby arugula drizzled with lemon-dill vinaigrette
—Rustic bread and butter

Dessert

Flaming Baked Alaska classic ice cream cake topped with meringue and flaming in dramatic fashion

Entrée

—Grilled Cajun breast of duck with a cherry brandy sauce
—Oxtail ragout
—Pappardelle pasta

Coffee

Freshly brewed coffee

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Sangria from Helga's Catering Feliz Navidad Holiday Menu

Feliz Navidad

Sangria and tostones at the bar*

$32.50/person

Cocktail Buffet

—Ceviche spoons with guacamole, cilantro garnish, and lemon wedge served on a bed of fresh seaweed
—Miniature chicken empanadas with salsa
—Plantain and goat cheese gorditas served with spicy tomato sauce, pickled red onion, and sour cream

Sides

—Rice with vegetables
Black beans
—Russian salad of potatoes, carrots, peas, eggs, and beets in a creamy dressing
—Tossed garden salad

Carne Guisada

Tender chunks of beef stewed with tomatoes and vegetables

Bread

An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls and butter

Chicken Mojito

Grilled breast of chicken topped with a flavorful dressing of olive oil, 
red and green peppers, capers, and cilantro

Dessert

—Flan: caramel custard finished with a soft caramel topping
—Tres leches with fresh strawberries

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Fresh Salmon Mousse from Helga's Catering Simply Elegant Holiday Menu

Simply Elegant

$18.50/person

Fresh Salmon Mousse

Fresh Salmon Mousse served from a festive boulle of bread with sliced pumpernickel

Country Biscuits

Old fashioned country biscuits with Virginia baked ham and honey mustard

Holiday Crudite

Holiday crudite of fresh crisp vegetables with herb dip

Miniature Croissants

Miniature croissants with smoked breast of turkey and mustard caper sauce

Venison Pate

Venison pate with lingonberries at side and sliced French baguettes

Dessert

Colorful assortment of holiday cookies

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Rosted Turkey with all the trimmings from Helga's Catering Thanksgiving Banquet Menu

Thanksgiving Banquet

$31.75/person

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

—Banana nut bread canapés with creamy pumpkin roses
—A variety of mushroom caps filled with crabmeat, and spinach with cheese
—Belgian endives filled with smoked whitefish

Hasenpfeffer

Marinated wild rabbit simmered in a delicate herb wine sauce

Roasted Turkey

Whole roasted turkey with homemade stuffing, gravy and orange cranberry salsa

Red Cabbage

Red cabbage stewed with apples and onions

Potatoes Nicholas

Layered potatoes pesto au gratin

Spinach Salad

Spinach salad with sugar coated almonds and mandarin oranges in balsamic vinaigrette

Potato Pancakes

Sweet potato apple pancakes with orange cranberry salsa

Bread

An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls and butter

Country Apple Tart

Sliced apples with layers of cream cheese in a deep dish

Pumpkin Pie

Rich pumpkin custard baked with aromatic spices in a flaky pie crust

Coffee

Freshly brewed coffee

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Mesclun Salad from Helga's Catering Holiday Buffet Menu

Holiday Buffet

$35.75/person

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

—Cajun duck bites with Creole sauce
—Miniature spinach and mushroom strudel with roasted red pepper sauce
—Red bliss potato baskets filled with sour cream and caviar

Salmon Florentine

Salmon Florentine rolls in puff pastry with cucumber dill sauce

Ballotine of Turkey

Boneless breast of turkey stuffed with ground veal and pistachio nuts served on a  bed of pumpkin sauce

Mesclun Salad

Mixed green mesclun salad tossed with strawberries in Balsamic vinaigrette

Rice Medley

Wild and white rice medley with Shiitake mushrooms

Colorful Display of Vegetables

Colorful display of steamed broccoli and cauliflower in lemon butter with cherry tomatoes

Bread

An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls and butter

Dessert

—Miniature pumpkin tarts
—Praline cheesecake
—Miniature Linzertarts

Coffee

Freshly brewed coffee

 
Shrimp Cocktail from Helga's Catering Festive Reception Menu

Festive Reception

$24.25/person

Chicken Kebabs

Chicken kebabs with red and green peppers and honey mustard dipping sauce

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail spread with Bremner wafers

Sliced Mini-Rounds

Sliced mini-rounds of beef and roasted breast of turkey with horseradish sauce and Dijon mustard

Brie en Croute

Brie en croute with raspberry spread and a variety of crackers

Colorful Display of Vegetables

Colorful broccoli, cauliflower, and cherry tomato kebabs with creamy ranch dressing for dipping

Rolls

Braided twist rolls, pumpernickel rolls, and soft cocktail roll

Dessert

Holiday tree display of fresh fruit kebabs with raspberry yogurt dipping sauce

 
Honey Glazed Ham from Helga's Catering Holiday Dinner Menu

Holiday Dinner

$27/person

Stationary
Hors d’oeuvres

—Wreath of crisp crudite with spinach vegetable dip
—Green peppercorn pate garnished with apple crescents served with  pumpernickel

Potato Pancakes

Sweet potato apple pancakes with orange cranberry salsa

Honey Glazed Ham

Spiral-cut honey glazed ham served with honey mustard

Green Beans

Country style green beans

Turkey en Croute

Boneless breast of turkey wrapped in puff pastry and roasted to perfection with mustard caper sauce

Waldorf salad

Waldorf salad of apples and walnuts

Rolls

Braided twist rolls and old fashioned country biscuits

Buche de Noel

Traditional Yuletide log with coffee and dark rum iced with mocha butter cream and decorated with Marzipan holly leaves and berries and meringue mushrooms

 
Poached Salmon from Helga' Catering Holiday Feast Menu

Holiday Feast

$35.75/person

Passed
Hors d’oeuvres

—Holiday red and green pepper boats filled with saga cream
—Steamed shrimp served on a bed of fresh seaweed with tangy cocktail sauce and lemon
—Crabmeat Charissa: hot crab spread with artichoke hearts on French bread

Herbed Potatoes

Roasted red bliss herbed potatoes

Beef Tenderloin

Beef tenderloin roasted to perfection and carved to order, accompanied by Bernaise mayonnaise, horseradish sauce and Dijon mustard

Broccoli and Cauliflower

Homestyle broccoli and cauliflower topped with bread crumbs

Poached Salmon

Whole poached Norwegian salmon elegantly garnished with lemon scales served with cucumber dill sauce, flanked by cascading French baguettes

Caesar’s salad

Caesar’s salad of crisp romaine lettuce and croutons in creamy Caesar’s dressing

Bread

An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls and butter

Dessert

—Colorful assortment of Holiday cookies
—Miniature Linzertart: Viennese classic with plump raspberries and hazelnut crust
—Christmas tree display of fresh fruit kebabs with raspberry yogurt dipping sauce

Coffee

Freshly brewed coffee

 
Chicken Roulade from Helga's Catering Holiday Italian Style Menu

Holiday Italian Style

Bar to be set up offering your beverages*

$36/person

Passed
Hors d’oeuvres

—Miniature roasted chicken and portabello mushroom strudel served with sun-dried tomato aioli
—Polenta squares topped with pesto and cherry tomato wedges
—Melon wrapped with prosciutto

Ravioli

Festive red and green cheese filled ravioli tossed with shrimp, green beans and cherry tomatoes and fresh dill

Tortellini in Brodo

Tortellini and tiny meatballs simmered in chicken broth sprinkled with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley

Mesclun Salad

Mixed green mesclun salad tossed with fresh fennel in red wine vinaigrette

Chicken Roulade

Chicken roulade with artichoke hearts, pinenuts, and pesto served with marsala wine sauce

Bread

An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls including olive bread and butter

Dessert

—Festive Gingerbread House decorated with gum drops and hard candies in a Christmas setting
—A variety of Holiday cookies including almond macaroons and Biscotti
—Egg Nog Cheesecake

Coffee

Freshly Brewed Coffee

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Chicken Satay from Helga's Catering Millenium Holiday Celebration

Millenium Holiday Celebration

Bar to be set up offering your beverages*

$44.50/person

Passed
Hors d’oeuvres

—Crisp phyllo money bags filled with wild mushrooms served with Hollandaise sauce
—Grilled beef hibachi skewers
—Grilled swordfish on ginger-jalapeno rice cakes

Stuffed Porkloin

Porkloin stuffed with plums served with ginger plum sauce and mustard caper sauce

Chicken Satay

Grilled chicken satay with spicy Thai peanut dipping sauce

Leg of Lamb

Roasted leg of lamb served in a rich brown gravy

Assorted Sushi

Assorted sushi, cucumber and California rolls served with pickled ginger, soy sauce and wasabi

Orzo and Peas

Orzo and peas tossed with feta cheese

Curried Lentil Salad

Curried lentil salad with shrimp and chiffonated spinach

Winter’s Fruit Salad

Winter’s fruit salad tossed with dried apricots, cherries, nuts and fresh mint

Bread

An elaborate bread display including a variety of rolls, olive bread, and walnut raisin bread and butter

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin sponge cake rolled with cream cheese filling and nuts

Cranberry Apple Strudel

Cranberry Apple Strudel sprinkled with powdered sugar

Dipped Strawberries & Coffee

—Strawberries dipped in dark and white chocolate

—Freshly brewed coffee

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Cheese and Crackers from Helga's Cateing Holiday Soirée Menu

Holiday Soirée

Bar to be set up offering your beverages*

$27/person

Miniature Crabcakes

Miniature crabcakes served with remoulade sauce

Smoked Ham

Apple smoked spiral-cut ham served with honey mustard, mayonnaise, and a variety of cocktail rolls

Cheese and Crackers

An array of imported and domestic cheese and crackers garnished with dried dates and figs and with fresh strawberries and grapes

Crudite

Wreath of crisp crudite with spinach vegetable dip

Mini Beef Wellington

Succulent filet of beef wrapped in puff pastry with duxelle and baked to perfection served with Bernaise sauce

Vegetarian Quesadillas

Vegetarian quesadillas with red and green peppers and salsa at side

Stollen

German holiday fruit and nut bread

Cookies

A variety of holiday cookies

*Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

 
Glazed Ha from Helga's Catering Holiday Budget Menu I

Holiday Budget Menu I

$17.75/person

Glazed Ham

Spiral-cut honey glazed ham sweet potato biscuits served with cranberry chutney and honey mustard

Winter Salad

shredded white and purple cabbage tossed with carrots, red peppers, green peppers, celery and fresh parsley in sweet poppy vinaigrette

Miniature Croissants

Miniature croissants with smoked breast of turkey and mustard caper sauce

Potato Salad

Homestyle potato salad

Traditional Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Traditional Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad: bite-size florets of broccoli and cauliflower with cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, and bacon tossed in a red wine-mayonnaise vinaigrette

Cheese and Crackers

An array of Imported and Domestic Cheese and Gourmet Crackers garnished with fresh Strawberries and Grapes

 
London Broil from Helga's Catering Holiday Budget Menu II

Holiday Budget Menu II

$20.50/person

London Broil

Grilled marinated London broil with lemon and garlic

Penne Pasta

Penne pasta with pesto and pine nuts

Chicken Marsala

Tender medallions of chicken simmered in a Marsala wine sauce

Vegetable Medley

Roasted vegetable medley with eggplant, zucchini, peppers, yellow squash, onions and mushrooms

Caprese Skewers

Mozzarella and tomato caprese skewers

Classic Caesar's Salad with Garlic Bread

 —Crisp Romaine lettuce tossed with croutons and parmesan in creamy caesar dressing
—Garlic bread

 
Thanksgiving Spread from Helga's Catering Holiday Budget III Menu

Holiday Budget Menu III

$16.95/person

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

With Home-style gravy

Sides

—Garlic mashed potatoes
Southern stuffing
—Green Beans

—Tossed garden salad

Bread

Fresh baked rolls and butter