Are you looking for catering in Connecticut? Let 500 Degrees located in Derby, CT. cater your next event. Our team can be your culinary resource for celebrating the moments that matter most: sophisticated catered weddings, imaginative menus, academic functions, alumni reunions, family celebrations, and other special occasions. We are also the business communities culinary answer for all Corporate, Non-Profit, Academic and Private functions and special events, daily business food deliveries, galas and fundraisers, catered client meetings and team building workshops.


Catering Menu

Cold Appetizers and Salads

Arugula Salad

Pickled red onions, grilled artichoke hearts,
parmigiano reggiano, 500˚ sherry vinaigrette

Caesar Salad

Chopped romaine, house made croutons, parmigiano
reggiano, with 500˚ caesar dressing

Shrimp Cocktail

Accompanied with 500˚ cocktail sauce and lemon.

Cheese & Fruit Platter

An assortment of cheeses, seasonal fruit and crackers.

Mixed Green Salad

Mixed greens, pickled red onion, cucumbers, grape tomatoes.


Grilled artisan crostini, fresh chopped tomatoes mixed with seasoning, balsamic reduction and parmesan cheese

Hot Appetizers


Fried breaded risotto balls with arborio rice, goat cheese and tomato dipping sauce.

Zuppa Di Mussels

P.E.I mussels sautéed with garlic, shallots in a white or red sauce.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Large mushroom caps, stuffed with seafood and baked with a lemon white wine sauce

Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Breaded mozzarella sticks, fried and served with marinara sauce

Mini Crab Cakes

Pan seared with pickled vegetable remoulade.


Penne A La Vodka

Penne pasta, fresh asparagus in a vodka sauce


Traditional meat sauce with veal, pork, beef.


Cream and parmigiano reggiano sauce Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Oil Sautéed broccoli rabe, roasted garlic, red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil.


Fresh vegetables sautéed in a red or white sauce.

Baked and Red Sauce Entrees

Baked Ziti

Ziti baked with ricotta and marinara sauce topped with mozzarella


Layers of lasagna sheets with ricotta cheese and a meat sauce.

Eggplant Parmigiana

Battered eggplant with marinara sauce and mozzarella

Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant stuffed with spinach, prosciutto, ricotta cheese, baked with marinara and mozzarella

Sausage & Peppers

Sliced Italian sausage sautéed with mixtures of bell pepper and onions in a red sauce. Sausage can be hot or sweet.


Chicken Marsala

Sautéed mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce.

Chicken Piccata

Served with capers in a lemon white wine sauce.

Chicken Francese

Egg Battered chicken breast in a lemon white wine sauce.

Chicken Parmigiana

Breaded chicken breast with marinara and mozzarella.

Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken breast in a sweet chili sauce.


Stuffed Filet of Sole

Baked filet of sole, with crabmeat stuffing.


Grilled salmon in a lemon caper butter sauce.


Roasted Pork Loin

Roasted pork loin with a cilantro chutney and pork jus

Roast Beef

Seasoned with a dry rub, slow cooked and then sliced to perfection with au jus.



Steamed and sautéed with garlic and extra virgin olive oil.

Broccoli Rabe

Sautéed with garlic, red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil.


Roasted and sautéed with garlic and extra virgin olive

Roasted Potato

Yukon gold potatoes seasoned and roasted to


Mashed Potatoes

Creamy yukon gold mashed potatoes.


Basmati rice with sautéed vegetables.

Seasonal Vegetable

Mix of seasonal vegetables