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Fall Entertaining

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

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

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!

CT Charc

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!

New Salads, Freshly Made for Big Y Using the Highest Quality Ingredients.

Signature Creamy Dill Red Skin Potato Salad

An elevated twist on a classic potato salad, with diced red skin potatoes, crunchy celery, sliced scallions and fresh herbaceous dill in a light creamy dressing.

Signature Macaroni Salad

A classic salad with jumbo elbow macaroni, crisp diced carrots, crunchy celery and Italian parsley mixed with a creamy dressing.

Loaded Cauliflower Salad

12 oz, A delicious salad comprised of cauliflower florets, smokey crumbled bacon, crispy scallions and fresh parsley tossed with a rich creamy dressing.

Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish

A tart and sweet relish of Cranberries, roasted walnuts and fresh oranges. Great condiment to your favorite holiday entrées.

The Flavors of Fall: Perfect Autumn Recipes

Enjoy these classic, comforting flavors and more
from Dig In the Big Y Magazine!

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 Produce department.

Veggie Platter

Vegetable Platter

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

Fruit Platter

Fresh Fruit Platter

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

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.

fried Shrimp

Boat Load of Shrimp

80 Pieces of Fried Shrimp. Cooked Fresh to Order, 7 Days a Week.


yellowfin tuna

Seafood Supper Club Recipe

Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Sandwich

Crab Cake

Seafood Supper Club Recipe

Homemade Crab Cakes

SSC

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.

Fried Seafood

Are you craving fried seafood, but you don't have time to cook? Don't worry. The Big Y seafood department has the best fish and chips—ever. Choose from fresh wild-caught, skinless haddock fillets, shrimp, bay or sea scallops, clam strips, calamari and more. All are made to order 7 days a week and prepared with canola oil with zero grams trans fats. Pick a side of onion rings, sweet potato fries or French fries. Take one bite, and you're hooked!

Click Here to View Our Fish & Chips & Other Fried Seafood Menu!

Now with More Fish!

Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

Made fresh to order 7 days a week using fresh, never frozen, haddock!

Scallop Chips

Scallops & Chips

Includes French Fries, Coleslaw and Condiments, Cooked Fresh to Order

Clam Strips

Clam Strips & Chips

Includes French Fries, Coleslaw and Condiments, Cooked Fresh to Order

Delicious, Seafood Appetizers and Entrées Perfect for Your Holiday Gathering

stuffed mushrooms

Onofrio's Gourmet Seafood Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer Tray

20 oz, Local From New Haven, CT, Great Appetizer for any Celebration!

lobster mac

Oven Ready Lobster Mac & Cheese Casserole

A delicious, easy side dish, just bake and serve.

Casserole

Oven Ready Shrimp and Scallop Casserole with a Seafood Stuffing

A delicious, easy side dish, just bake and serve.

 

Table & Vine

Perfect Pairings for Your Celebration

classico

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.

Find Out more or Purchase at Table & Vine

chablis

Les Alliés Chablis

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

Find Out more or Purchase at Table & Vine

pinot

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.

Find Out more or Purchase at Table & Vine

pinot

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.

Find Out more or Purchase at Table & Vine

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.

Entertaining Favorites

pizza

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 style sauce and 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.

sub

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!

wings

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

lamb

Fresh American Boneless Lamb Legs

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.

kielbasa

Big Y Premium Local Kielbasa

From Claremont, NH

ham

Big Y Carving Ham

Boneless

standing roast

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.

filet

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!

lamb

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.


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

Sweet Platters Make the Party!

Cupcakes Pullapart

7 Count Pull-A-Part Cupcakes

Having a smaller gathering? This is a perfect fit. Seasonally decorated cupcakes that is just enough to share.

brownies

Gourmet Brownie Platter

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

sweet tooth

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

take bake

Artisan Breads

These Artisan Breads honor 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.

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!

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.

cupcake

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!

euro layer cake

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.

pie

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!

cake

Elegant Cakes

Stop by to see our talented cake decorators to see their freshly created cakes. From our light and creamy Italian Fruit cake to our decadent Four Times The Chocolate Cake there is surely a cake to complete your next dinner party.

cheesecake

Fruit Topped Cheesecakes

This is the perfect end to any meal! Creamy cheesecake topped with assorted fresh fruit or for a special twist chocolate covered strawberries.

fruit tart

Fruit Tarts

Starting with a flaky crust our Fruit Tart is filled with French Cream then topped with fruits of the season.

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!

cakes

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
  • 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.

Fantastic Floral Finishes Complete a Great Celebration

Celebrations big & small - We have everything you need to make your holiday bloom with seasonal floral arrangements and gifts!

Roses

Dozen Long Stem Roses

Beautifully Hand Tied With Greens Choose From Traditional Red or a Variety of Colors.

$14.99

bigycares

Big Y Cares Blooms Bouquet

Purchasing This Bouquet Will Support a Local Community Organization

$12.99

football balloons

Game Day Mylar Balloons

All the Balloons Needed for the Big Game. Shop From Our Officially Licensed NFL Team Balloons, or Generic Football Balloons to Accent Your Party!

$4.99 ea

big bunch

Classic Bouquet

Beautiful Bouquet Filled With Sunny Sunflowers Is a Beautiful Reminder of Nature's Beauty!

$16.99

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...

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

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!

drinks

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 department in a Big Y near you!