As no two events are alike at Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, we’re happy to work with you to create the perfect pairings of food and drink to make your special event even more delicious. From butlered hors d’oeuvres and small bites set up in abundant displays, to full service seated, coursed receptions and anything in between, our team at SPAF, headed by Chef Chris Ratel, will work with you to create a culinary masterplan, augmented by our fine wines, spirits and soft-drink offerings. Kosher? Vegan? Gluten free? Never a problem at SPAF. Take a look below at our sample menus, which are just the starting point for your dining pleasure and get ready to eat, drink and be merry!

About Chef Chris Ratel

Chef Chris Ratel has been working with food since the age of 13.   Ratel graduated the School for Food and Hotel Management in NYC and worked with Park Hyatt Hotels for years. He also worked in NYC staples such as Sardi's on Broadway, Lundy's in Brooklyn and the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station. Chris presently works privately for clients and caterers in the NYC and Hudson Valley areas and is founding star chef with CookUnity NYC, food delivery company making homemade gourmet meals fresh from-scratch.

Chef Chris Ratel

Chef Chris Ratel

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres (Choice of 3)

Gourmet Cheese Display

Accompanied by Homemade Dipping Sauces & Gourmet Crackers

Fruit Display

Accompanied Homemade Dipping Sauce

Vegetable Display

Accompanied by Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Hot Spinach, Artichoke, & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Served with Foccacia Bites

Mediterranean Hummus Display

Original, Fresh Basil Pesto, & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Accompanied by Pita Triangles

Butlered Hors D’oeuvres (Choice of 4)

Double Cream Brie Puffs with Apricot Chutney Pettit Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Shrimp Cocktail
Mini Spinach & Feta Puff Pastry Stuffed Mushrooms
Fro ’mage Bruschetta w/ Mango Salsa
Roasted Red Pepper & Fresh Mozzarella Tartlets
Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Tartlets
Asparagus & Asiago Cheese in Filo Pastry Puff pastry Stuffed Mushroom

 Salad (Choose 1)

Asian Salad

Mesculin Greens, Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, & pecans with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Field Green Salad

Field Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Olives with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Dinner Buffet Entrées (Choice of 3)

Parchment steamed fillet of Sole
Mushroom Caps with Spinach Ricotta & Cheese
Rigatoni with Tomato Vodka Sauce
Alfredo Penne Pasta Primavera
Marinara Penne Pasta Primavera
Fettuccini Alfredo with Broccoli
Chicken Masala or Piccata
Roast Beef with Au Jus

Dinner Buffet Vegetable (Choose 1)

Green Beans Almondine
Honey Butter Glazed Carrots
Roasted Vegetable Medley
Steamed Broccoli

Dinner Buffet Starch (Choose 1)

Wild Rice
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Cranberry & Pecan Cous Cous
Root Vegetable with Quinoa

Stationary Hors D'oeuvres (Choice of 3)

Gourmet Cheese Display

Accompanied by Homemade Dipping Sauces & Gourmet Crackers

Assorted Fruit Display

Accompanied by Homemade Dipping Sauce

Antipasto Display

Cappacola & Prosciutto Ham, Pepperoni, Genoa Salami, Provolone, Mozzarella, Italian Spiced Olives & Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Vegetable Display

Raspberry & Cashew Vinaigrette, Lemon & Herb Marinade, Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce

Roasted Red Peppers & Mozzarella

Bruschetta Trio Display

Tomato Basil, Wild Mushroom & White Bean, Eggplant Bruschetta Accompanied by Parisians Baguettes

Butler Style Served Hors D'oeuvres (Choice of 3)

Assortment of stuffed Puff Pastry
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon
Seared Sea Scallops with Tropical Fruit Salsa in Asian Spoons
Double Cream Brie Tartlets with Apricot Chutney
Shrimp Cocktail in Shot Glass
Stuffed Mushrooms

First Course - Salad (Choose 1)

Asian Salad

Mesclin Greens, Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, & Cashews with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Cranberry Walnut Field Green Salad

Field Greens, Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, & Blue Cheese with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pear & Apple Field Green Salad

Pears, Apples, Walnuts & Goat Cheese with Apple Vinaigrette

Second Course - Main Entrée

Dual Entrée (Choice of 3)

Prime Rib served with Au Jus
Parchment enclosed seasoned Halibut
Chicken Marsala or Franchise
Mushroom Wellington

Accompanying Vegetable (Choose 1)

Broccoli with Lemon
Vegetables String Bean Almandine
Honey glazed carrots

Accompanying Starch (Choose 1)

Wild Rice
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry & Candied Pecan Couscous
Quinoa with Root Vegetable

Meats 

Pulled Pork
Pulled Chicken w/'Barby Sauce
Angus Burger
Beef Brisket sliced to order - +$2 / person

(Includes buns, original sauce, pickles, & SPAF‘ s  hot sauce.)

The Full Spread - 25.00 / person

Choose two meats, two sides, one appetizer, cornbread and a dessert (+$1/person for cobbler).


Burgers & Hot Dogs - 19.00 / person

Delicious Angus meat along with your choice of two sides and cornbread.

The Whole Hog - 38.50 / person

Smoked whole hog, two sides and cornbread. Excludes carving fee of $150.00.

Sides 

Green Beans w/ Bacon
Sweet Vinegar Slaw
Mac and Cheese
Potato Salad
Cucumber & Dill Salad
Garden Salad
Baked Beans w/ Brisket
Corn Pudding
Smoked Potato

Appetizers

Fresh Vegetables & Dip
Seasonal Fruit & Dip
Cheese and Cracker Board
Baked Potato

Housemade  Desserts

Warm Cobbler w/ Whipped Cream
Banana Pudding w/ Whipped Cream
Cookie Bars and Drops

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres (Choice of 3)

Gourmet Cheese Display

Accompanied by Homemade Dipping Sauces & Gourmet Crackers

Assorted Fruit Display

Accompanied by Homemade Dipping Sauce

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Display

Accompanied by Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Bruschetta Trio Display

Tomato & Basil, Mushroom & White Bean & Eggplant Accompanied by Parisian Baguettes

Hot Spinach, Artichoke, & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Served with Foccacia Bites

Mediterranean Hummus Display

Original, Fresh Basil Pesto, & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Accompanied by Vegetables & Pita Triangles

Butlered Hors D’oeuvres (Choice of 4)

Double Cream Brie Puffs with Apricot Chutney
Whitefish Salad in Asian Spoons
Pan Seared Tuna Satays with Wasabi Aioli & Pickled Ginger Mini Latke Cakes
Mini Spinach & Feta Puffs Mini Salmon Cakes
Smoked Salmon Mousse Tartlets
Roasted Red Pepper & Fresh Mozzarella Tartlets
Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Tartlets
Asparagus & Asiago Cheese in Filo Pastry
Stuffed Mushroom

Salad (Choose 1)

Asian Salad

Mesculin Greens, Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, & Cashews with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Field Green Salad

Field Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Olives with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Dinner Buffet Entrées (Choice of 2)

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Vegetable Lasagna Parchment Steamed Sole
Stuffed Mushroom Caps with Spinach & Ricotta Cheese Rigatoni with Tomato Vodka Sauce
Alfredo Penne Pasta Primavera
Marinara Penne Pasta Primavera
Fettuccini Alfredo with Broccoli

Dinner Buffet Vegetable (Choose 1)

Green Beans Almondine
Honey Butter Glazed Carrots Roasted Vegetable Medley
Steamed Broccoli

Dinner Buffet Starch (Choose 1)

Wild Rice
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Cranberry & Pecan Cous Cous
Root Vegetable with Quinoa
French Dinner Rolls & Butter

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres (Choice of 4)

Gourmet Cheese Display

Accompanied by Homemade Dipping Sauces & Gourmet Crackers

Assorted Fruit Display

Accompanied by Homemade Dipping Sauce

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Display

Accompanied by Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Bruschetta Trio Display

Tomato & Basil, Mushroom & White Bean & Eggplant
Accompanied by Parisienne Baguettes

Hot Spinach, Artichoke, & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Served with Bread Bites

Mediterranean Hummus Display

Original, Fresh Basil Pesto, & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Accompanied by Vegetables & Pita Triangles

Antipasto Display

Cappacola & Prosciutto Ham, Pepperoni, Genoa Salami, Provolone, Mozzarella, Italian Spiced Olives & Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Vegetable Display

Raspberry & Cashew Vinaigrette, Lemon & Herb Marinade, Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce

Roasted Red Peppers & Mozzarella

Coconut rice pilaf with Roasted Chicken

Butlered Hors D’oeuvres (Choice of 4)

Mini Spinach & Feta Cakes
Red Pepper & Fresh Mozzarella Tartlets
Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Tartlets
Asparagus & Asiago Cheese in Filo Pastry
Assortment of stuffed Puff Pastry
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon
Double Cream Brie Tartlets with Apricot Chutney
Shrimp Cocktail in Shot Glass
Stuffed Mushrooms
Fro ’mage Bruschetta w/ Mango Salsa
Pettit Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Four House Wines

Chardonnay
Merlot
Pinot Grigio
Cabernet

Package 1 – Beer & Wine

Two Beer Selections (Regular & Light Tap Beers)
Three House Wine Selections (Chardonnay, Merlot & Blush)
Assorted Sodas

$15.00 per person for 5 hours + Gratuity & Sales Tax

Package 2 – Full Bar

Seagram’s 7, Smirnoff Vodka, Absolute Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Seagram’s Gin, Johnny Walker Red Scotch, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Bourbon, Jack Daniels, Amaretto, Peach Schnapps, Kahula, Bailey’s Irish Crème
Two Beer Selections (Regular & Light Tap Beers)
Three House Wine Selections (Chardonnay, Merlot & Blush)
Assorted Sodas Fruit Juices & Mixers
Bar Fruit