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Spring Summer Entertaining

All Your Party Catering & Entertaining Needs

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

Serving Tips: How much will I need?

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


Large Deli

Deli Platters

Delight your guests with these delicious deli platters. Whether you are serving 10, 20 or more, we have you covered.

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Cheese Merchant Board

Cheese Boards

Order the perfect cheese or charcuterie board with something special to satisfy every taste. Whether your guests are traditional cheese and crackers folks or they are ready for something truly special, we can help.

Click here to view our Deli Cheese Boards & Platters.

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Culinary Tours Charcuterie

Create a bright, beautiful cheese board at a moment's notice with Culinary Tours Specialty Cheeses & Charcuterie.

Click here to view our Specialty Cheeses.

Signature Collection Salads

Save time and get freshly prepared Signature Collection Salads made for Big Y. Using only the finest ingredients, these salads will delight your guests.

Choose from your favorites or pick from our new offerings!

Click here to view our Deli Salads.


sweet tooth

Bakery Platters

Eclairs, Petit Fours, Bon Bons and so much more to tantalize your sweet tooth, all here in ready-made platters. From simple, fudgy brownies and chewy cookies to creme filled delights, check out all that our Bakery has to offer.

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snowflake Rolls


Treat your guest to the best of our holiday or every day rolls and breads. Don't forget our Signature Collection Snowflake Rolls, packaged for parties of all sizes.

Click here to view our Fresh Breads.



Pastries, cakes and pies...oh my! We have the perfect desserts for every occasion, no matter how big or small. Locally made Lyman pies, decadent European layer cakes and so much more are all fresh and ready for your next party.

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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!

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Sandwich Shop

Satisfy any craving with a made-to-order sub. Choose from a wide variety of fresh meats and cheeses; then pile it high with veggies and your favorite condiments!

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Hand-Tossed Store-Made Pizza

Our dough is made fresh daily, hand-tossed and topped with our authentic Italian style sauce and your choice of the freshest, finest toppings.

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French Bread Plater


Your guests will love our sandwich and wrap platters, whether they like deli meats or chicken, tuna sandwiches, we've got them prepared for you.

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Wing Bar

Pick up our delicious Bone-In Chicken Wings or Boneless Tenders, hot and ready to eat or cold and ready to heat up.

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Glazed, Spiral or served plain, our Big Y Hams will be the perfect center to your holiday table. Perfect for any occasion.

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Startle your guests with a beautiful Spoon Roast, Crown Roast and more. Big Y's Roasts are restaurant quality, always tender and delicious.

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If your holiday includes thick, juicy Angus Beef Steaks, you've come to the right place. Big Y Prime and Choice steaks are perfect for the beef-eaters in your family.

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Fresh American Lamb

American Lamb is richly marbled, juicy and tender. It is graded USDA CHOICE and raised on Colorado ranches, free to roam while grazing on natural foliage.

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Fruit Platter

Fresh Fruit Platter

A beautiful arrangement of the season's best, freshest fruit.

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Veggie Platter

Vegetable Platter

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

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Every hostess loves a beautiful bouquet from our talented Big Y Florists. Whether you want a seasonal bouquet or something truly special, we have so many varieties to choose.

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Make your holiday table standout with a centerpiece from our Floral department. Looking for a special color or flower variety, they're here waiting for you.

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Shrimp Platter


Try our fresh and delicious Shrimp platters for any size party. They are delicious and great time-savers to help lighten your load.

Click here to view our Crab, Shrimp and Shellfsh.

Sushi Platter


Choose from any of fresh Sushi platters and your guests will be thrilled. Our Sushi Chefs are making your favorite rolls, sashimi and more, fresh for you daily.

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Fish & Chips

Fried Seafood

One Bite & You're Hooked! Flaky, fresh haddock fillets, large sea scallops, delectable clam strips & more! If your guests are looking for the finest fried seafood, look no further.

Click here to view our Fried Seafood Menu.

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Seafood Apps and Entrees

Serve your guests the most decadent entrées and appetizers around. Our Lobster Mac & Cheese is mouth-watering goodness in every bite, while our Shrimp & Scallop Casserole will become your party staple.

Click here to view our Ready to Eat Seafood Apps and Entrees.


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

Brighten a loved one’s day with a unique, fresh floral arrangement created by our florists. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, an anniversary or just because, we have you covered for any occasion. Our florists can help design floral arrangements that you cannot find anywhere else.

Our Trained Butchers

Our skilled, trained butchers are happy to cut your special order, give you tips to prepare your meal, and provide recipes for every occasion.


Table & Vine

Perfect Pairings for Your Celebration

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 to order online from our West Springfield, MA Flagship location.

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


Canonica Cerreto Chianti Classico

This red shows beautiful purity, featuring cherry, strawberry, rose and light cinnamon aromas and flavors. Elegant and well-structured, with a long, resonant finish. Still firm, yet balanced overall and fresh. 750ml.


Les Alliés Chablis

A racy wine, with remarkably complex bouquet and strong mineral notes, suggesting aromas of acacia flowers, lemon and honey. 750 ml.


Technique Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Sonoma County

Aromas of bing cherry, red raspberry, baking spice and subtle vanilla notes. On the palate, flavors are of concentrated red and blue fruit, with a core of cherry and dark raspberry with purple violet floral notes. 750 ml.


Cinta Valdadige Pinot Grigio

Whistle-clean nose that marries the classic pear and apple-like fragrances with elegant hints of floral notes and citrus. The palate, dry on entry, reveals substantial structure and lingering, refreshing tasting intriguing balanced acidity. 750 ml.


The Heat is On

Warm breezes; refreshing, cold beverages; food cooking on the grill; and enjoying the company of family and friends‍—‍memories only summertime can bring. It’s our favorite season and barbecuing is one of America’s favorite pastimes. To heat things up, check out this amazing mahi mahi recipe that everyone is sure to love.

Try these recipes and more from Dig In the Big Y Magazine.

Bourbon Steak


For all meat lovers out there.

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Tender and bursting with flavor.

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