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Chinese Buffet Spread Catering

It’s estimated that the United States is home to over 40,000 Chinese restaurants - that’s more than all the McDonald’s locations in the entire world! So it's no surprise that Chinese buffets are a popular choice for catering any event. Chicken with mixed vegetables, beef with broccoli and General Tso’s chicken are sure to be a hit with your team, even if everyone can’t quite agree on how to pronounce the good general’s name! Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of options! All those options enable Chinese buffet spreads to be a great choice for meeting a variety of dietary needs and taste preferences!

Our Menus

CaterCow is not your average catering platform! We design our menus to make it easy for you. Chinese buffets make it even more simple by offering many options so there’s something for everyone. When ordering for your team, you’ll have options to suit everyone's dietary needs.

Best Practices and Tips when Ordering Chinese Buffet Spread

Best Practices and Tips when Ordering Chinese Buffet Spread

For office catering, the most popular Chinese food is Americanized Chinese food. The dishes you might see at an office lunch potluck include General Tso’s Chicken, Orange Chicken, Sesame Chicken, and Beef & Broccoli. If you get real traditional Chinese food, you might get some strange looks because, while it's similar, it's not exactly the same - not everyone can handle chicken feet or super spicy mala dry pot! It’s safer to stick with the more familiar option.

Be Sure to Order Enough!

Be Sure to Order Enough!

We recommend ordering for more people than your headcount for any buffet-style catering. Those who are standing in the line before you might take more food than their allotment without realizing it. Similarly, you might want to over-order any additional buffet-style sides to be safe. The idea of a “full portion” can be different from person to person. With that said, Chinese restaurants usually give plenty of food and are very generous!

Will a Chinese Buffet Work for my Gluten-Free Guests?

Will a Chinese Buffet Work for my Gluten-Free Guests?

Many options are not gluten-free because they use soy sauce. Very few restaurants will use gluten-free soy sauce. Similarly, fried items that are breaded will not be gluten-free (ex. General Tso's, Orange Chicken). Look for the (GF) indicator next to a dish to know if it is gluten-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is MSG? Is it unsafe?

...more MSG is short for monosodium glutamate. It’s made by fermenting carbohydrate sources like sugar cane, beets, and molasses. MSG is a common food ingredient and it’s used to give a certain taste to food known as umami — the fifth basic taste alongside sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. MSG used to be considered a toxic additive, but current evidence and health authorities agree that it’s safe to eat.

Are there vegan and vegetarian options for Chinese buffets?

...more Absolutely! It is important to pay attention to the (V) or (VG) designations on each item but in addition to tofu, vegan and vegetarian options include sautéed string beans, garlic eggplant and similar offerings!

Are there eggs in egg rolls?

...more Egg roll is often a misnomer! They frequently contain no eggs! However, be careful that spring rolls may contain egg wash in the wrapper.

What goes well with a Chinese buffet?

...more Sides like egg rolls, spring rolls and crab rangoon are a great option for Chinese buffets. And don’t forget the fortune cookies!

What ingredients are in Chinese Buffet Spread?

Appetizers
  • Boneless Ribs
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Chicken Pot Stickers
  • Chicken Wings
  • Crab & Cheese Puffs
  • Crab Rangoons
  • Edamame
  • Egg Rolls
  • French Fries
  • Fried Wontons
  • Pork Pot Stickers
  • Pork Spring Rolls
  • Pork Strips
  • Scallion Pancakes
  • Shumai
  • Spring Rolls
  • Vegetable Pot Stickers
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Veggie Spring Rolls
Entrees
  • Bang Bang Tofu
  • BBQ Pork Fried Rice
  • Beef & Broccoli
  • Beef Chow Fun
  • Beef in Spicy Garlic Sauce
  • Beef Lo Mein
  • Beef w/ Mixed Vegetables
  • Beef with Bean Curd
  • Beef with Garlic Sauce
  • Braised Tofu with Mushroom
  • Buddha's Delight
  • Caramelized Pork Spare Ribs
  • Cashew Chicken
  • Chicken and Broccoli
  • Chicken Chop Suey
  • Chicken Chow Fun
  • Chicken Chow Mein
  • Chicken Fried Rice
  • Chicken Lo Mein
Premium Entrees
  • Basil Beef
  • Cashew Shrimp
  • Sa Cha Beef
  • Scallion Beef
  • Spicy Cauliflower with Beef
Proteins
  • Beef
  • Braised Beef Shank
  • Braised Pork Meatballs
  • Braised Tofu
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Shrimp
  • Spicy Diced Chicken
  • Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs
  • Tofu
  • Vegetables
Rice
  • BBQ Pork Fried Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Chicken Fried Rice
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Steamed Brown Rice
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Vegetable Fried Rice
  • White Rice

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Buffet, Individually-Packaged, and Group Orders

Order individually-packaged meals or buffet style. If individual style, you have the option to send a link to teammates for a group order.

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