Catering Services

Catering Services in Kannapolis, North Carolina

Create the perfect meal to accompany that special moment in your life with catering services provided by the professionals at The Lakes A Wedding and Party Place in Kannapolis, North Carolina. We are equipped to handle all your catering needs for personal and professional events, both large and small. Event planning and coordinating is our passion, and we look forward to serving you in the near future.

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With fresh or silk floral services available and a complete line of catering services, our facilities are lavishly landscaped and include venues for all of your functions, including:

  • Gazebo
  • Dining Area
  • Dance Floor
  • Decks & Smoking Patio
  • Reception Area
  • Inside Ceremony Site

For your convenience and because of the high demand for our services, we recommend that you reserve the facility at least 6 to 12 months before your event with a security deposit. Every wedding and event is unique; therefore prices may vary based on services requested. Planning the event you dream of can be a reality. Our catering staff is available for all types of special events, such as:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Banquets
  • Birthday Parties
  • Business Meetings
  • Bridesmaid Luncheons
  • Seminars
  • Church Parties
  • Company Parties
  • Reunions


Appetizers Menu

  • Meatballs in many tasty flavors
    - BBQ - Hawaiian - Oriental
  • Assorted Flavors of Wings
  • Petite Beef Duxelle en Croute
  • Quesadillas
  • Assorted Petite Quiche
  • Beef Steak Hibachi
  • Crabmeat Rangoon
  • Mini Phyllo Cups
  • Mini Vegetable Egg Roll
  • Chicken Breast Satay
  • Franks in a Blanket
  • Petite Quiche Lorraine
  • Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
  • French Crepes
  • Spinach & Cheese Spanikopita
  • Antipasto Skewer
  • Beef Tenderloin Satay
  • Beef Empanada
  • Assorted Mini Pizzas
  • Cheese Straw Twists
  • Mini Dessert Pastries
  • Fig & Mascarpone Cheese in Phyllo
  • Asparagus & Asiago Cheese in Phyllo
  • Raspberry Brie en Croute
  • Assorted Mini Petite Cakes
  • Stuffed Mushroom Caps
  • Mini Crab Cakes
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Mini Hamburgers
  • Variety of Cheeses & Crackers
  • Cheese Spreads
  • Fruit Display & Dip
  • Vegetable Display & Dip

Passed Appetizers

  • Melon Ball
    (Honeydew, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Strawberry)
    "You Don't Need Alcohol to Have a Melon Ball"
  • Soup Shots
  • Fruit Salad in a Martini Glass
  • Vegetable Medley in a Glass
  • Chicken Strips with Dip
  • Meatballs (with choice of sauce)
  • Franks in a Blanket
  • Mashed Potatoes in an Ice-Cream Cone
  • Plus Most Items off of the Appetizer List Can Be Included

These ideas are great for getting your guests to mingle. Remember, the chocolate fountain and the fruit palm tree are a great conversation piece to keep your guests entertained.

The ideas listed above are not messy, and the guest all love something different.

Salad Ideas

Garden Salad
Traditional salad including lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and garnished with a cracker stick. Assorted dressings to compliment your salad will be available.

Caesar Salad
Salad mixed with croutons and topped with our specialty Caesar dressing.

Mexican Salad
Layered in a glass will be shredded lettuce, black beans, corn, and salsa, then sprinkled with shredded cheese. Tortilla chips will garnish the top.

Chicken Salad
Our specialty chicken salad in a glass-topped with a few slivered almonds and a slice of bread served on the side. This is a wonderful replacement for chicken salad croissant.

Our House Pasta Salad
Either our ranch based pasta or our Italian pasta will be a wonderful addition to your menu

Soup Shots

  • Tomato Soup Shot - our delicious hot tomato soup sprinkled with parsley
  • Chicken Noodle Shot - a chicken noodle broth mixed with short noodles
  • French Onion Shot - a warm onion soup mixture topped with mozzarella cheese

Short Plate Ideas

Grilled Chicken, Twice Baked Potato Casserole, Green Beans
Start with our house favorite twice baked potato casserole, topped with and flavor of grilled chicken with green beans on the side.

Roast Beef, Rice Pilaf, Carrots
Using the ever-popular rice pilaf as the base for tender slices of roast beef with glazed baby carrots on the side.

Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Asparagus
Starting with traditional mashed potatoes followed by slices of our honey baked ham. Steamed broccoli drizzled with melted cheese and tender baby asparagus strips. You may choose to substitute mashed potatoes for our specialty sweet potato crunch.

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken, White Rice, Oriental Stir Fry
Fried white rice stacked with our Hawaiian grilled chicken and a slice of pineapple. Oriental vegetables will be on the side, and a wonderful sesame seasoning will top this specialty.

Mexican Wrap, Black Beans, Steak Strips, Salsa, Sour Cream
Start with a tortilla shell then stack it with black beans, corn, steak strips, salsa, and sour cream. Any Mexican Food lovers favorite.

Grilled Salmon, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli Spears
Rice pilaf topped with grilled salmon. Broccoli spears drizzled in melted cheese will be added to the side. Hollandaise sauce will complement your dish.

Pasta and Marinara Meatballs
On a bed of penne pasta enjoy an Italian delight covered in marinara meatballs and sauce

Pasta and Chicken Alfredo
On a bed of penne pasta, stacked chicken strips with Alfredo sauce.

Popular Buffet Items

Grilled Chicken
Lemon Pepper, Santa Fe, Hawaiian

Pot Roast
Cooked in Au Jus with onions, carrots, and potatoes. Served with sauteed peppers and onions or orzo pasta.

Baked Banjo Ham
Baked ham with a brown sugar glaze.

Baked Ziti
An Italian favorite topped with a blend of cheese.

Beef Tips with Portabella Mushroom Sauce
Tender beef tips in sauce.

Sliced Turkey
Rotisserie baked and sliced.

Fruit Stuffed Chicken Breast
Chicken breast stuffed with a delightful light fruit stuffing.

Honey Pecan Chicken
Chicken rolled in a breaded crust topped with honey and pecans then baked.

Glazed Honey Baked Ham
A honey-glazed house ham. ~House Favorite~

Carved Turkey with Sliced Apples
Sliced turkey with seasoned apples.

Parmesan Chicken Strips with Pasta
Tender chicken with sauce and cheese.

Pork Loin
Rolled in a special herb mix and baked golden brown.

Buffet also includes two hot vegetables, salad, fresh assorted rolls, punch, tea, and coffee (upon request).


Additional Meat Selections

Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu
A pleasing Cordon Bleu in a creamy sauce fixed to perfection.

Roasted Herb Chicken
Oven-roasted herb chicken breast with fresh rosemary, oregano, and thyme.

Prime Rib
Chef's Pride - only USDA choice.

Cranberry Stuffed Turkey
Oven roasted turkey stuffed with a cranberry-pecan stuffing.

Cornish Hens with Apricot Rice Stuffing
Elegant Cornish hens stuffed with an incredible apricot-rice stuffing.

Baby Back Ribs
Slow-cooked in OUR Special BBQ sauce.

Baked Salmon with Lemon Sauce
A perfect salmon steak with a light sauce.

Country Chicken Puff
A light baked pastry of chicken and mixed vegetables in a creamy sauce.

Vegetable Menu

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Baked red skin potatoes whipped and blended with a mixture of cheeses and spices.

Parsley Potatoes
Classic oven-roasted new potatoes, sauteed in butter and parsley.

Baked Potatoes
Potatoes served with your favorite butter, sour cream, bacon bits, and cheese.

Rice Pilaf
Rice with mushrooms, red and green peppers, and onions.

Baked Sweet Potato Crunch
Whipped sweet potatoes covered with butter, brown sugar, and pecans.

Green Bean Casserole
A great choice!!!

Whole Green Beans
Green beans cooked in olive oil, garlic, and almonds.

Traditional Green Beans
Seasoned with bacon and onions for that delightful southern taste.

Steamed Broccoli
Fresh broccoli steamed and served with cheese.

Roasted Mixed Vegetables
Broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots roasted in garlic and butter.

Oriental Stir Fry
A mixture of vegetables stir-fried in seasoned oils.

California Carrots
Sauteed in brown sugar and ginger.

Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni covered in a delightful array of cheeses and a crunchy topping.

Baked Apples
Baked spiced apples seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Wild Rice Salad
Savory blend if cranberries, walnuts, and celery.

Candy Bar

Party Time Snack Ideas

This is a wonderful concept for the couple that wants to dance the night away and want "snackies" for their guest to enjoy!
Chocolate Fountain
For dipping pretzels, marshmallows, sugar wafers, cookies, strawberries, etc.... everything is good dipped in chocolate!

Popcorn Bar
Assorted flavors with different candies and such for toppings.

Candy Bar
Candy Bars are so much fun for the young and young at heart!  An awesome display can be made with candies to match your color scheme!

Ice Cream Bar
Vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream with all the toppings!

Any of the above ideas brings out the kid in all of us! 
Your guests will leave with a memory of this unique concept and will thank you for it later.

  • Our Homemade Wedding Cake
  • Chocolate Pound
  • White Chocolate Pound
  • Swirl Pound
  • Strawberry Pound
  • Cream Cheese Pound
  • Red Velvet
  • Strawberry Swirl
  • Butter Cream Icing

Remember that this is your special event; if you would like something special, talk to us about the special menu items you would like to include. We can always try new things!

Contact us today in Kannapolis, North Carolina, to request an event or catering services.