Self-Catering (Big-Foods)

What does it mean? Originally it was a term used in Europe to describe cottages, villas, thatched carriage houses, and bungalows. If they possessed a kitchen where one could prepare meals for one’s self it was considered “self catered”.

What does it mean for DeFazio’s and you? We cook. You entertain.

The perfect way to entertain without all the fuss, and you save up to 30%!

Quite simply, DeFazio’s will prepare delicious appetizers, Hors d’oeuvres, party platters, entrees of all types, even desserts – and you serve whenever and wherever you please! It matters not if you need 900 meatballs for the swim team, or 10 short-notice boxed lunches for an office meeting. A beautiful platter of petite sandwiches for a bridal shower or house warming is always appreciated. Baked spaghetti for 20? You will love it. Order a couple of different salads and some sweets, too! Presto! You’re done!

Self Catering is a perfect alternative for flowers. Send food not flowers it means so much more. Let’s not forget a perfectly cooked prime rib for your Saturday night dinner party! DeFazio’s can make it happen, great, easy, and very inexpensive.

Don’t add stress to your entertaining. We’ll make dishes your guests will love, and make you look good, and you can relax and enjoy!

You will automatically save 18% to 20% on service fees and depending on the size your order, other discounts may apply. If you need chafing dishes or platters, we can help. Having a small dinner party at home and want us to display food on your platters? We can do that too, no problem.

DeFazio’s Self Catering is the perfect solution for easy entertaining!


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Vegetarian   Gluten-Free   Heated



Pasta Dishes, Favorites, and Sides serve 20 guests. Salads serve 10 to 12 guests.


 Pasta Dishes-serves 20

SpaghettiBaked Three Cheese Spaghetti
Imported pasta, tossed with parmesan, ricotta, homemade marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella and baked.


Rigatoni in Meat Sauce
Imported Rigatoni cooked al dente, tossed in DeFazio’s meat sauce and served with parmesan cheese.


Meat Lasagna
Delicious layers of imported pasta, ricotta cheese, seasoned ground beef, bechamel sauce, mozzarella cheese, Italian parsley and fresh basil.


Veggie Lasagna
Imported lasagna pasta layered with ricotta and mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, onions, squash, mushrooms and eggplant.


Penne VodkaDeFazio Signature Penne Ala Vodka
Imported pasta flamed in vodka with prosciutto ham, ripe tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, cream and fresh herbs. A Richmond favorite for over 25 years.


 Favorites-serves 20


Monster Meatballs
20 extra large 3 ounce meatballs with DeFazio’s own marinara and sprinkle of parmesan cheese.


Meat BallsHomemade Meatloaf
It may not be your Mom’s, but its darn good! 7 ounce portions served with homemade gravy.


Chicken Piccata
6 ounce chicken breasts, classically prepared, with white wine, lemon, capers and finished with a touch of garlic.


Roast Beef
Thinly sliced top round of Angus beef, neatly rolled in 5-6 ounce bundles for easy serving, topped with a red wine and shallot mushroom sauce.


Italian Pork Loin
Boneless pork loin stuffed with asparagus, red peppers, craisins, garlic, pine nuts, mozzarella cheese, fresh rosemary and roasted to perfection. 7 ounce portions served with a port wine plum sauce.(48 hour notice required)


defazios_gallery_037Baked Tilapia
20 6 ounce tilapia filets baked with shallots, spinach, tomatoes and a touch of white wine.


Roasted Turkey Breast
All white meat oven roasted and hand carved, served with natural juices. 5-6 ounce portions.


Sides-serves 20


Mashed Potatoes 
Creamy, homemade mashed potatoes. 


Roasted Potatoes 
Oven roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary. 


Garlic Cheese Bread-serves 20
Italian bread brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. 


Grilled VeggiesDinner Rolls by the Dozen 
Fresh rolls served with butter.


Country-style Green Beans 
Sauteed with a touch of salt and pepper and country ham.


Grilled/Roasted Italian Vegetables 
Zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes and mushrooms lightly dressed in olive oil and herbs.


defazios_gallery_042Mac & Cheese 
Homemade mac & cheese. 

 Salads-serves 10-12, as a side salad


Mediterranean Favorite
White tuna, boiled potatoes, green beans, feta cheese, tomatoes, black olives, over mixed greens with white balsamic vinaigrette.


Mixed Greens Garden Salad
Mixed lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, celery, and carrots, and choice of dressing.


Spinach Salad SupremeSpinach Salad
Seasonal berries, blue cheese crumbles, crisp pancetta, walnuts, and raspberry vinaigrette.


Greek Salad
Crisp lettuce, feta cheese, cucumber, tomatoes,pepperoncini, kalamata olives and balsamic vinaigrette.


Caprese Salad
Fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, sweet basil, extra-virgin olive oil over romaine.


Caprese SaladChef Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes,cucumber, hard boiled egg, topped with julienne turkey, ham, American and Swiss cheese and choice of dressing.


Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, shredded parmesan cheese and original caesar dressing.
Add chicken $18.00