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Delectable Dining by Chef Gail

Delectable Dining by Chef Gail

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Providing Excellent Catering Services

Our Catering Services

Delectable Dining by Chef Gail offers a variety of Caribbean, European, and Asian inspired dishes. Please browse the sample menu below to see some of the dishes we offer to clients in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

REMINDER: Due to COVID-19, we do not cater to parties. Instead, we are implementing a No-Contact Catering - Drop-off Only service.

Our Menu

Delectable Dining by Chef Gail offers a wide variety of Caribbean, European, and Asian cuisine that are made with love. Please browse through our menu to see the different dishes we provide. 

Catering Menu

Individual Hors D'oeuvres

*Ordered by the dozen

Hot Caribbean Crab Cakes

Delicious lump crabmeat combined with herbs, our blend of spices, mayo, mustard, and a touch of island heat!


Indian inspired pastry filled with a choice of vegetables, potato, curried chicken or lamb, ground beef, leeks and Indian spices

The DD Wings

A choice of garlic teriyaki sesame, peri-peri, jerk, mojito glazed, spicy Thai-chili, tequila-lime honey, maple bacon dusted, garlic-parmesan, honey balsamic, sticky miso, crispy fried, and more

Beef Tenderloin Lollipops with Tarragon Béarnaise Sauce

Marinated beef tenderloin chunks, seared and served with either a tarragon béarnaise sauce of caramelized onion topping


Sweet ‘n Sour, Italian, Barbecue, Mexicali, Cajun, Firecracker Chicken, Hoisin Plan-based, and more

Miniature Spring rolls

Beef, pork, chicken, or Asian vegetable filling

Miniature Quiche

Broccoli Florentine, three-mushroom, Lorraine, crab and artichoke, bacon and spinach, zucchini and feta, caramelized onion and blue cheese, salmon and asparagus

Our Sliders

A choice of beef, turkey, salmon, plant-based, or vegetarian burgers with fixings (lamb -extra)

Caribbean Meat Turnovers/Empanadas

Beef, chicken, leek, and stilton 

Baked Stuffed Mini Potatoes

Three cheeses, bacon and mushroom, wild mushroom ragout, chili cheese, broccoli, and cheddar

Bacon-Wrapped Seared Large Scallops Jumbo Prawn and Pepper Skewers Stuffed Mushrooms 

Crabmeat, chicken, bacon, and spinach

Individual Bite-Sized Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Traditional bacon-wrapped, four-cheese, and lobster recipe

Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Squares

Caramelized onions baked on a tight pastry crust and topped with blue cheese crumbles

Grilled Brochettes/Kabobs (Skewers) 

Moroccan, Indonesian satay, Caribbean-spiced meats, chicken or lamb, shrimp, swordfish, and balsamic roasted mushrooms and vegetables

Chilled Deviled Eggs 

Traditional Southern, avocado, jerk-spiced, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and goat’s cheese, bacon and spinach, smoked salmon and cream cheese, chipotle chorizo, curry-spiced with shrimp on top

Seafood-Filled Cucumber Cups Roast Beef Crostini

Tender roast beef slices on crostini with mustard sauce

Caprese Skewers 

Bocconcini, black olive, salami, and cherry tomatoes and drizzled with a light basil dressing

Cucumber Boats

Cucumber logs filled with herbed cream cheese and topped with micro-greens


*Available in small (8 – 12 servings), medium (14 – 16 servings), and large (18 – 20+ servings)

The Deli Platter

A collection of deli meats, cheeses, and accompaniments to include crackers

The Crudité Platter

Assorted vegetables with dips and antipasto

Something New! Our Goat’s Cheese Ball Platter

Herb-marinated or spiced goat’s cheese balls rolled in chopped chives, pistachios, dried apricots, or cranberries. You can combine some of each for a fun and festive platter. Served with crostini or pretzel rods

Loaded Cranberry Cheese Ball

Served with pumpkin seed crackers

Elegant Chicken Liver Pate

Butter smooth chicken livers poached in madeira, bay leaf, fresh thyme, and spices blended to a smooth consistency, poured into a ramekin, and topped with melted butter to set up; served with toast points

Pesto, Olive, and Sundried Tomato Terrine

Layers of complimentary Italian flavors served with herbed crackers

Caramelized Bacon Onion Jam

Our special recipe served with sliced apples and cinnamon raisin crostini

Around The World Shrimp Platter

In true DD style, we offer a platter of jumbo prawns, marinated in our blend of globally-inspired spice blends to take your tastebuds on a sumptuous journey! (Blackened or Cajun, Pesto, Paella-spiced, Sweet Chili, Malaysian-spiced Barbecue, and North African)

Sandwich Platter

A collection of finger and bite-sized sandwiches with a variety of tasty fillings for any occasion. Contact us for details

Fresh Fruit Platter

A platter of carefully selected seasonal fruits beautifully arranged to tempt any fruit lover

*Please note all servings are approximate


*Available in either 1-pint or 2-pint containers

Artichoke and White Bean Dip

Served with parmesan crackers

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Dip

Served in a sourdough bread bowl with spiced cocktail bread

Caramelized Onion Dip

Served with sliced apples and cinnamon raisin crostini

Baba Ghanoush

Roasted eggplant dip with Turkish flat bread


Plain, roasted red pepper and basil, spinach and feta, kalamata olives, spicy black bean, roasted garlic and cauliflower served with pita chips


*Full-sized and miniatures by the dozen

Full Sized Desserts Cakes

  • Red Velvet
  • Caramel and Peppermint (Holiday Special),
  • Triple Chocolate
  • Coconut Lover’s Special
  • French Vanilla
  • *Vanilla Chai Spice (VCS)
  • Meyer Lemon Chiffon
  • *Caribbean Rum Raisin
  • Bananas Foster
  • *Malted Mocha
  • *Pina Colada
  • Salted Caramel
  • *Winter White Fantasy (white chocolate)
  • Lime and Toasted Coconut
  • Toasted Almond
  • *Almond Amaretto Ginger Spice
  • *Champagne, Strawberry, and Rose (Chamberose)
  • *Earl Grey Lavender
  • *Elderflower

DD Signature Creations 

Pies and Tarts

  • Tart Tatin
    • Apple

    • Pear
    • Plum
    • Peach
    • Apricot

  • Apple Brown Betty
  • Bourbon Buttermilk
  • Brie and Pear
  • Lime and Coconut Brule
  • French Apple
  • Key Lime
  • Fresh Figs (Seasonal)
  • Peach Ginger
  • Pumpkin Custard Pecan
  • Bourbon
  • Chocolate
  • Maple
  • Fresh Fig Mascarpone tart (Seasonal)
  • Rhubarb and Strawberry Chiffon (Seasonal)
  • Apple and Fennel Crumble tart
  • Ginger Peach (Seasonal)
  • Bananas Foster


  • Lemon With Raspberry Coulis
  • Triple Chocolate With Oreo Cookie Crust
  • Ginger Peach
  • Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Chiffon
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl
  • Nutella With Hazelnut Crunch Crust
  • Cannoli
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Almond Amaretto With Toasted Almond Vanilla Wafer Crust
  • Caramelized Pear 

Assorted Miniature Desserts

Tartlets/Mini Pies

  • Apple Cranberry
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Pear and Blackberry
  • Raspberry Chocolate Crumble 

Cheesecake bites

  • Eggnog
  • White Chocolate With Dark Chocolate Curls
  • Vanilla With Fig Topping
  • Black Forest
  • Cranberry Swirl
  • And More 

Mini Cakes/Cupcakes

  • Chocolate Candy Cane
  • Red Velvet Peppermint
  • Cranberry Almond Christmas
  • Rum Raisin
  • White Chocolate Raspberry
  • And More 

Friands (aka Financier)

An Aussie specialty closely related to the French Friand — a delicate mini almond-based cakes combined with endless interesting flavors — simply delicious! Perfect for teas, or as a dessert component — we make any flavor you want.

Mini Trifles 

A British favorite — layers of cake or cookie crumbs, custard, whipped cream or pudding, a fruit component, and often nuts, served in a decorative glass or dish. Comes in triple chocolate, brownie, Oreo, black forest, butterscotch banana creme, berries and cream, strawberry shortcake, cranberry orange, caramel pecan, turtle, tiramisu, and more flavors.

On The Lighter Side Fruit Ices/Granitas

For a refreshing bite after a sumptuous dinner, try one of our tasty fruit and liqueur-based ice desserts or granitas, especially in the summer months. Our combinations are endless and made to complement your meal.

A Little Something Extra Prosciutto Wrapped Dates

Dates filled with creamy goat’s cheese and wrapped in prosciutto.

Apricot and Blue Cheese Truffles

Minced dried apricots mixed with a mild, creamy blue cheese and rolled in chopped lightly toasted pecans or pistachios — think of it as a cheese-board bite!

Cranberry Brie Filo Baskets

Filo baskets filled with creamy, salty brie and topped with our homemade cranberry compote and baked until just melted. Best served warm.

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