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Entertaining & Catering

All of life’s celebrations, from the everyday to the extraordinary, deserve something special. And at Big Y, when you’re ready to put together your next party, we are here to help make it happen.

Choose From Our Large Selection of Freshly Prepared Salads

Just Like Moms

Just Like Mom's Salads

Fresh Deli Salads Just Like Mom Makes at Home with the Highest Quality Ingredients
Choose from Egg & Potato, Potato, Macaroni Salad or Cole Slaw

Try Our Specialty Salad Selection, with Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options



A simple classic Middle Eastern salad of fresh parsley, diced tomatoes, onions and bulgur wheat mixed with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. A refreshing healthy salad full on clean ingredients and flavors

Cranberry Quinoa

Cranberry Quinoa

Golden Quinoa mixed with diced red bell pepper, toasted cashews, dried cranberries and fresh parsley mixed with a crisp citrus vinaigrette. The dressing is comprised of lemon juice, orange juice and extra virgin olive oil offering a crisp and clean flavor on this quinoa salad.

Superfood Salad

Super Food Salad

Packed with hearty kale, Napa cabbage, matchstick carrots, red onions, blueberries, walnuts, sunflower kernels and dried cranberries all paired with a Pomegranate Blueberry Vinaigrette.

Tortellini Pesto

Tortellini Pesto Salad with Pine Nuts

A vegetarian salad with tri-color cheese tortellini filled with Ricotta, Romano and parmesan cheese

Delicious Pasta Salads

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

A fresh mixture of penne pasta, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, cucumbers and feta cheese with a housemade Greek dressing


Pasta Prosciutto & Pea Salad

Pasta shells, prosciutto, Asiago & Parmesan cheeses, peas, & parsley mixed together with a Greek Feta Aioli dressing.

Tr-Color Pasta

Tri-Color Twist Pasta Salad

A classic medley of tri color pasta, black olives, red peppers and diced celery, tossed in a delicious Italian dressing


Zesty Bowtie Pasta Salad

Bowtie pasta blended with sweet shredded carrots, crisp red peppers and onions, celery and sesame seeds mixed in a Northern Italian dressing with a hint of Romano cheese

Nothing Says Summer Like a Refreshing Slaw

Crunchy Veggie Slaw

Crunchy Veggie Slaw

A blend of diced cauliflower, matchstick carrots, celery, red onion, and both diced broccoli & broccoli slaw all mixed with dried cranberries, black raisins, and sunflower kernels. Lastly this blend is topped off with a delicious cider coleslaw dressing.

Diced Summer Slaw

Diced Summer Slaw

Bright and Tangy-Sweet Cole slaw with refreshing cucumbers and tomatoes in every bite

Apple Cranberry Cole Slaw

Apple Cranberry Cole Slaw

Brussels Sprouts, Red & Green Cabbage, Broccoli Slaw, Dried Cranberries, & Diced Red Apples Dressed in an Apple Poppy Seed Dressing

Serving Tips

Appetizers: 4 to 6 bites per person, per hour if it's an appetizer-only party; 6 bites total if they are pre-meal hors d'oeuvres

Cheese, Dips and Spreads: 2 to 4 ounces per person

Salads: 1 to 1 1/2 cups per person

Sides: 4 to 6 ounces per side, per person

Main Course: 6 to 8 ounces per person for lunch; 8 to 10 for dinner

Potatoes/Rice/Stuffing: 4 to 8 ounces per person

Desserts: 1 to 2 pieces per person; if you're offering mini-desserts, plan for at least 3 per person

Drinks: estimate 4 to 5 servings per bottle of wine; for 12-ounce beers, plan for 1-2 per person, per hour

Pick Up a Big Y Platter!


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Wrap Platter

Wrap Platter

Choose from an assortment of our signature wraps, made fresh daily with your choice of Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad, Turkey, Roast Beef or Ham. Small: 10 sandwiches; serves 8 to 10. Large: 20 sandwiches; serves 16 to 20.

Sushi Platter

Sushi Platters

Trained and certified sushi chefs make our sushi fresh in-store daily. Call ahead for a customized sushi platter for your special occasion.

Veggie Platter

Vegetable Platter

A bountiful harvest of the crispiest, freshest vegetables, artfully arranged to be a beautiful focal point for your table. Serves 12 to 16.

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

A beautiful arrangement of the season’s best, freshest fruit. Serves 16.

Our Experts

Skilled Cake Decorators

Our World Class Cake Decorators are willing and ready to design your perfect cake for any special occasion. From Photo Cakes to Specialty Cakes, we are sure to have something that fits every occasion!

Our Skilled Cheese Merchants

Our trained Cheese Merchants are here to help you make the perfect selections for any occasion - even a la carte cheese and charcuterie boards.

Skilled Florists

Our florists create arrangements that include all of your favorites, to brighten up any holiday or any given Tuesday, too. Corsages, Boutonnieres or Balloon Bouquets, we’ve got you covered for any occasion. If you’re a gardener, stop here first for plants, soil, mulch and gardening tips!

Sam the Butcher

Your Big Y Butcher Shop has something no other grocer can claim to have...we have Sam! Sam the Butcher® is a skilled, trained butcher who is happy to cut your special order, give you tips to prepare your meal and recipes for every occasion.

Impress with Our Superior Meats

Sam the Butcher is waiting to custom cut your special order and offer cooking advice to ensure your meat selection is prepared for perfection! 


Holiday Rib Roast

A roast is a wonderful centerpiece for any special gathering or celebration. Impress your guests with this simple, yet elegant roast recipe.


Beef Tenderloin — Filet Mignon

Flavorful, tender and juicy, filet mignon is the finest choice of all beef cuts. Trimmed to perfection, this cut of steak makes a mouthwatering centerpiece to any meal. Sold by the pound. Click here to get tips & a great recipe!

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Standing Rib Roast

Add drama to your dinner table with an Angus Beef standing rib roast. Guests will rave about the presentation and love the rich, savory flavor in every slice. Sold by the pound.


Sirloin Spoon Roast

An Angus Beef spoon roast is the ultimate in comfort food. This cut becomes so tender and flavorful when slow cooked that you can eat it with a spoon. Sold by the pound.


Crown Roast of Pork

Guests will relish the sight and taste of a Big Y crown roast of pork. Taken from the center cut of pork loin, it’s the perfect crowning centerpiece for an elegant dinner party. Sold by the pound. Click here to get tips & a great recipe!


Rack of Lamb

Roasted and carved into juicy, decadent chops, this Certified American, Fresh rack of lamb will impress and delight every guest. Sold by the pound.


Smart Chicken Game Day Wings

Now made with Big Y All Natural Smart Chicken, our wings are air-chilled, humanely raised with no added water and no antibiotics ever! Impress your family with these tender, delicious, flavorful wings for the next big game! Pick up our Smart Chicken Game Day Wings from the butchershop!

Checkout our pre-packaged Full Circle Market USDA Choice Angus Beef raised with no antibiotics or added hormones EVER!

Delight with Seafood

If you want to experience the freshest, highest-quality seafood, you can take to the cold waters — or just visit your local Big Y. For more than 20 years, we have partnered with North Coast Seafoods to bring you some of the world’s best seafood, fresh from the Atlantic to your table.


Fresh Lobster

Gather guests around the table for a luxurious, luscious and completely indulgent feast. Our live New England lobsters come straight from the Atlantic Ocean and ready for you to add your special touch. Don’t forget the melted butter! Live Chix Lobster: 1 to 1¼ pounds. Select Lobster: 1½ to 3 pounds. Jumbo Lobster: 3 pounds and up.

lobster tails

Cold Water Lobster Tails

Sourced locally from Maine, our lobster tails are tender with a sweet flavor. They are so simple to prepare and come in the perfect portion, making them a great option for any event.

crab legs

Colossal King Crab Legs

Sweet, succulent and full of flavor, these giant crab legs are well-known for providing a mammoth amount of snowy white meat. Fully cooked and flash frozen for maximum freshness and ease of enjoyment. Sold by the pound.


Seafood Casseroles

Take the night off from cooking with our oven-ready seafood casseroles! Choose from our Shrimp and Scallop casserole topped with Fresh Seafood Stuffing from our local partner, Onofrio’s out of New Haven, CT or our White Cheddar Lobster Mac & Cheese made with Maine Lobster Meat!

bacon scallops

Seafood Appetizers

From our Stuffed Mushrooms made by our local partner, Onofrio’s, out of New Haven, CT, to our Big Y Bacon Wrapped Scallops...we’ve got you covered! Pop in the oven and you are good to go! And don’t forget about our shrimp! Our Big Y Naked Shrimp is flash frozen at peak freshness, and is sustainably sourced from fishing communities around the globe! Enjoy any or all of our great appetizers at your next event!

Our Breads

take bake

Full Circle Market Take & Bake Bread

Made In The Purest Way Possible, No Artificial Ingredients, Flavors or Preservatives, Non-Gmo, No Additives or Enrichments, Available In Our Bakery Department

snowflake Rolls

Snowflake Rolls

From the Big Y Signature Collection, Snowflake Rolls are made from scratch right here in the Big Y Kitchen. Every bag you pick up will be freshly baked that same day for ultimate freshness! These light, fluffy rolls make a great sandwich roll, or pile them high in a basket to serve with dinner! Pick up a bag of 8 today!

Our Desserts

Select from delicious cakes like our Italian Fruit Cake and 4 Times The Chocolate Cake!

Have a special occasion coming up? Look no further than your local Big Y to fulfill your special cake order. Order any of our skillfully decorated cakes from our bakery case – from birthdays to anniversaries, baby showers and gender reveal cakes, we’ve got you covered! To really make this custom for you, we can create custom cakes with printable images, or decopac cakes that include a background and figurines.


Petite Gourmet Cupcakes

Our petite gourmet cupcakes are made in store by our skilled cake decorators! Filled with a variety of fillings and toppings, you will enjoy a delicious cupcake experience the perfect size for each person you are serving. Check out amazing flavors like Lemon Coconut, Boston Crème, Cannoli and Peanut Butter Fudge!

euro layer cake

European Layer Cake

These elegant and delicious cakes make a delectable centerpiece for any dessert table. Choose from Strawberry, Tuxedo Truffle and more! Small: serves 8 to 10. Large: serves 25 to 30.


Lyman Orchards Pie

Each pie is handcrafted with the finest ingredients from an eight-generations-old family recipe from Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT. Choose from Apple, Apple Crumb, Blueberry or Strawberry Rhubarb. We also carry a full line of 6-inch Lyman Orchards Pies. A perfect treat for four!

Hand Crafted Cakes

Visit http://bit.ly/bigycakes to see a wide variety of cake design offerings. Stop by any Big Y to place your order!


Pick Your Size

  • 7" Round Single - Serves 6 to 8
  • 7" Round Double - Serves 8 to 10
  • 1/4 Sheet Cake - Serves 12 to 15
  • 1/2 Sheet Cake - Serves 24 to 30
  • Full Sheet Cake - Serves 60 to 70

Pick Your Cake

  • Chocolate
  • Marble
  • Yellow

Pick Your Filling

  • Traditional Sweet
  • Chocolate Traditional 
  • Vanilla Whipped
  • Raspberry Filling
  • Bavarian Créme
  • Blueberry Filling
  • Strawberry FIlling
  • Lemon Filling

Pick Your Frosting

  • Traditional Sweet
  • Chocolate Buttercream
  • Vanilla Whipped
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Bettercreme
  • Cream Cheese

Pick Your Color

  • Royal Blue
  • Pastel Blue
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Rose PInk
  • Shamrock Green
  • Bold Green
  • Pastel Yellow
  • Red
  • Vibrant Pink

Photos and decorative kits are available at an additional charge.

From Our Kitchen

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Hand-Tossed Store-Made Pizza

Nobody does pizza like Big Y. Our dough is made fresh daily, hand-tossed and topped with our authentic Italian sauce, your choice of the freshest, finest toppings. Check out amazing flavor combinations like Mozzarella Margarita, Cheeseburger and Chicken, Bacon, Ranch.

Available in individual slices, 18-inch large or 40-piece party size.


Fresh, Made-to-Order Subs

Satisfy any craving with a made-to-order sub on a white, wheat, Everything or Hard French Roll. Choose from a wide variety of fresh meats and cheeses; then pile it high with veggies and your favorite condiments on a 6”, 12” or 30” sub!

Can’t make it out to the store? Order a pizza, sub or wings from DoorDash!


Chicken Wings & Boneless Tenders

Our Chicken Wings are fully cooked, so you can just take home, heat and serve. Choose from Plain, Barbecue, Buffalo or Teriyaki. Sold by the pound.

Our Boneless Tenders come in these tasty flavors: Plain, Teriyaki, Barbecue or Spicy Buffalo. Pick them up hot and ready to eat or cold and ready to heat up. Sold by the pound.

No Celebration is Complete without Our...

pwoer pack

Party Power Pack

The perfect option for a Sunday afternoon kick off!  The meal packs a game day punch with 3 lbs of our Fresh Fried and Sauced Tenders, a one Topping Party Pizza and 2 30" Super Subs!

crav'n flavor

Crav’n Flavor Crackers, Apps and more!

Satisfy your craving with Crav’n Flavor! From cookies and crackers to frozen pizzas and ready-to-cook appetizers, we’ve got you covered any night of the week!


Floral Department

Looking for that just-right finishing touch, whether it’s an elegant centerpiece, a casual bouquet or a fun bunch of balloons? Come and talk to our floral experts.


Beer, Wine and Liquor

Discover our incredible variety of wine, beer and spirits — the best in New England. We can help you choose the beverages that will perfectly complement your meal. Visit tableandvine.com or download the Table & Vine app to order online to order from our West Springfield, MA Flagship location.

Click here to find a Table & Vine location in a Big Y near you!