Soup and Salad Menu

Start your delicious gourmet catered meal off right with our superb soup and salad choices. We offer an astounding variety of soups, from comforting classics to exotic new taste sensations that are sure to wow your guests! Our salad menu boasts traditional favorites as well as artisanal flavor combinations that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. Whether your event is a down-home BBQ, a laid-back outdoor garden party, or a formal black-tie wedding, the team at Handheld Catering has soup and salad options that will coordinate beautifully with the overall look and feel of your party.

All of our soup and salad options are made with the freshest possible ingredients, following our Farm-to-Fork approach. We use only the finest quality produce and ingredients to craft all of our menu choices, and we can bring our mobile kitchen to your event and cook onsite by request. It’s not possible to get any fresher than this! Say goodbye to boring, flavorless catered meals and say hello to farm-fresh deliciousness, courtesy of Handheld Catering. We are the Bay Area’s premier catering service for a reason. Whether you have 10 guests or 1,000, let Handheld Catering power your next event, and get ready to be amazed!

Soup and Salad Options


  • Lemon Chicken and Orzo
  • Thai Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk
  • Classic Noodle Soup
  • Clam Chowder
  • Saffron and Seafood Bouillabaisse Style Soup
  • Homemade Beef Chili (bread bowls available for additional $1.75 per guest with shredded cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, and green onions)
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Potato Leek


  • Butter Leaf Salad (orange segments, shaved almonds, ricotta salata, berry vinaigrette)
  • Classic Caesar Salad (romaine, croutons, parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing, white anchovy)
  • Caprese Salad (heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil pesto, fresh buffalo mozzarella, EVOO, on a bed of arugula)
  • Chinese Chicken Salad (napa cabbage, red cabbage, green onions, shaved carrots, red onions, shredded, chicken, fried rice noodles tossed with a Chinese vinaigrette)
  • Couscous Salad (orange segments, dried cranberries, mint, red onions, parsley, lemon zest, olives, and a honey and oregano vinaigrette)
  • Fennel and Citrus Salad (shaved fennel, arugula, orange and grapefruit segments, honey, and lemon vinaigrette)
  • Panzanella Salad (day old country bread chunks tossed with green olives, capers, sliced red onions, fresh basil and parsley, roasted garlic, fresh tomatoes, mixed greens tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette)
  • Melon and Arugula Salad (seasonal melons, fresh arugula, prosciutto, balsamic molasses garnished with edible flowers)
  • Wedge Salad (iceberg lettuce, seasonal tomatoes, avocado, bacon bits, chunky blue cheese dressing)
  • Roasted Beet Salad (heirloom baby beats, goat cheese, orange segments, mixed greens, pistachio chunks, sherry and thyme vinaigrette)
  • Latin Chopped Salad (shaved iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes, grilled corn, jicama, black beans, queso fresco with a cilantro and chili powder vinaigrette)
  • Grilled Stone Fruit and Bibb Lettuce Salad (grilled seasonal stone fruit and lemon, candied walnuts, feta cheese, and Honey and Champagne Vinaigrette)
  • House Salad (mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, red onions, English cucumbers, red onions, balsamic vinaigrette)
  • Greek Salad (sweet bells, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, capers, red onions, pepperoncini’s
  • Nicoise Salad (nicoise olives, green beans, hard boiled eggs, new potatoes, mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette)


  • Bruschetta Bar (assortment of bruschettas to build your own crostinis, ask chef for details)
  • Polenta or Mashed Potato Bar (served with red wine braised short ribs, ratatouille, mushroom ragout, red wine braised chicken)
  • Street Tacos (carne asada, pollo asada, seasonal vegetarian served with corn tortillas, salsa roja, onions, cilantro and lime wedges)
  • Baked Potato Bar (russet 50 count baked potatoes, Tillamook cheddar cheese sauce, Applewood smoked bacon bits, green onions, sour cream, vegetarian chili)