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Entertaining & Catering

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

Delicious Deli Platters for Your Party Needs

Click here to view our brochure. Call your local Big Y to place your order!

Everyday Cheese

Everyday Cheese Platter

A delectable and delicious spread of nibble-ready delights. Serves 15.

Large Deli

Large Deli Platter

All the classics you need to delight your guests. Serves 20.

Just Like Moms

Just Like Mom's Salad Platter

A mouthwatering assortment of our Just Like Mom’s homestyle salads. Serves 15.

Finger Sandwiches

Finger Sandwich Platter

A made-to-order assortment of tasty finger sandwiches filled with our favorites and ready to go. Mix and match with your choice of Tuna, Chicken, Ham or Egg Salad, all on finger rolls. Serves 15.


Italian Sampler Platter

When you want a little taste of Italy, this platter fits the bill. Serves 15.

All American

All American Platter

A patriotic pairing of hearty American favorites. Serves 20.


Antipasto Platter

A colorful arrangement of Italian meats, cheeses and antipasto items. Serves 12.

Cheese Boards, Perfect for Any Party

Cheese Cube

Cheese Cube Board

Perfect for light snacking — all you need are toothpicks! Serves 4.

Everyday Cheese

Every Day Cheese Board

This cheese board, featuring the classics, is a party staple. Serves 4.

Cheese Merchant Board

Cheese Merchant Board

Selected by our cheese merchants to delight and surprise your palate. Serves 4.

Cheese Board

Imported Cheese Board

Adventure awaits your taste buds with this perfectly paired platter. Serves 4-6.

Perfect for Your Celebrations!

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Culinary Tours Specialty Cheese and Charcuterie

Create a bright, beautiful cheese board at a moment's notice with Culinary Tours Specialty Cheeses & Charcuterie. From bold blue cheese to hand-trimmed pork with authentic blends of spices, your guests will eat up the enticing variety. Get carried away. Pick up Culinary Tours Specialty Cheeses and Charcuterie today!

Produce Platters Perfect for Your Party!

The freshest Produce platters available, made with only premium ingredients for all your celebrations.

Shopping made easy, all of our platters are made with re-sealable containers for your convenience and located in our "platter central" destination in our Produce department.

Veggie Platter

Vegetable Platter

A bountiful harvest of the crispiest, freshest vegetables, artfully arranged to be a beautiful focal point for your table. We have 4 sizes of Vegetable Platters available daily for every size celebration.

Fruit Platter

Fresh Fruit Platter

A beautiful arrangement of the season’s best, freshest fruit with your choice of cream cheese or chocolate dip. We have 6 sizes of Fruit Platters available daily to meet your every need.

Delight Your Guests with Our Sensational 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.

Shrimp Platter

Naked Shrimp Platter

Certified sustainable, naturally delicious Naked Shrimp! We call them naked because there are no antibiotics, phosphates or preservatives, so all you get is shrimp with just a sprinkle of sea salt. 26 to 30 Count

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.

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Boat Load of Shrimp

80 Pieces of Fried Shrimp. Cooked Fresh to Order, 7 Days a Week. Available in Most Stores

Surf & turf

Seafood Supper Club Recipe

Double Surf & Turf

Shrimp Cocktail

Seafood Supper Club Recipe

Shrimp Cocktail


Simple restaurant quality recipes for the home chef with cooking tips included.
Learn all the pro tips from our local partner North Coasts' own Chef Andrew.

Platters for Your Party Made Fresh in Our Sandwich Shop

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.

French Bread Plater

French Bread Sandwich Platter

Choose from Ham, Turkey, Tuna, Roast Beef or Italian. Includes Your Choice of Cheese, Condiments and Veggies. Serves 20.

Quick, Easy Family Sized Entrees

The Perfect Entrees for Cool Fall Evenings, featuring family favorites such as Lasagna, Stuffed Shells and Meatballs in Sauce. They come in an oven- and microwave-safe containers that are ready to heat & serve.



Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells


Meatballs in Sauce

Entertaining Favorites

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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.

Impress with Our Superior Meats


Holiday Rib Roast

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


Fresh or Frozen Turkeys

All sizes and numerous brands available. A great way to entertain your family and friends on that special holiday. Sold by the pound.


Spiral or Boneless Hams

A Spiral Ham, Boneless or Bone-In, is the ultimate eating experience when making a ham for your Holiday entertaining . It is pre-sliced, no need to carve. Just bake and serve. Sold by the pound.

Sweet Platters Make the Party!


Gourmet Brownie Platter

15 decadent Gourmet Brownies will make any chocolate lover's dream come true.

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Sweet Tooth Platter

Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with our freshly made assortment of Brownies, Mini Éclairs and Mini Cupcakes. Serves 20 to 25.

The Best Breads for Any Celebration

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Full Circle Market Artisan Breads

Full Circle Market honors the old-world tradition of bakers to ensure that all of their artisan breads are made using only quality ingredients and baked in small batches. They produce the highest quality artisan breads available that complement every meal from sandwiches and appetizers to soups and stews.

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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!

Don't Forget the 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.


Fresh Pastry

Let our Bakery Team help with your selection to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. Try our 3 size varieties: Decadent Bites, Just Enough and Perfectly Shareable!

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Signature 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.

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

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.

No Celebration is Complete without Our...

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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!

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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

Celebrate the most special days with a seasonal bouquet of blooms or customized floral arrangement created by our skilled florists. Bring beauty this season to your home with our vast assortment of potted plants, flowering plants and outdoor garden plants. Planning an event? We have you covered from arrangements to balloons, corsages and boutonnieres! Stop by and meet with your local floral expert for your next event!


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 from our West Springfield, MA flagship location.

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