Windlass Catering Department

The Professionals who make up the Windlass' Catering Department have one mission in mind - to provide outstanding Windlass food and service regardless of the group's size or price-point.  Whether your event calls for a sit-down meal, cocktail reception, a party platters or buffet service - the Windlass will ensure that both you and your guests will walk away feeling - well - catered to.

From formal weddings to business meetings, from family gatherings and children's parties to club meetings and professional gatherings -  please consider contacting the Windlass when planning your next event.  Don't forget holiday parties, BBQ parties, office meetings and game-time platters - the Windlass will cater those too.

Our catering department is divided between On-Premise Events and Off-Site Catering.  See below for more details.


On-Premise Events

On-Premise events can be held in the Windlass Private Party Room or, on occasion, in a portion of our dining room.  Kim Heineman is available to discuss your next event at the Windlass.  Kim is also a Front of House manager at The Windlass.   She has a complete understanding of how the kitchen, staff and building work best together.  Kim will help you plan your menu, organize details and suggest room arrangements as well as offer a host of extra enhancements to make your event as easy to plan as it is memorable for your guests. 

Sample Menus Designed for On-Premise Events (note: this page is under construction - not all catering menus are on this page)

On Premise Buffet Menu Packages

On Premise Buffet Dessert Selections

On Premise Breakfast Buffet

On Premise Cocktail Packages

On Premise Sit-Down Luncheon

On Premise Sit-Down Dinner

Children Add-On Menu Items - child options/additional items

Please contact Kim Heineman at PrivateEvents@thewindlass.com or dial: 973-663-3190 ext 2

Off-Site Catering

Ed Kelly comes to the Windlass with over 30 years of catering experience behind him.  His mental inventory of successful catering ideas and practices are matched only by his network of and collaborative relationships with a host of venues throughout North West New Jersey.  If you need to take a great party on the road - Ed is your man.   Don't forget - Off-Site Catering also includes take-away platters for office parties and more casual gatherings.

Sample Menus Designed for Off-Site Events:

Off-Site Celebration Buffet

Off-Site Breakfast Buffets

Off-Site "Backyard" BBQ

Off-Site Cocktail Party Packages

Off-Site Take-Out Trays for Every Occasion

Off-Site Holiday Buffet

Off-Site Holiday Sit-Down Dinner

Open Bar Menu Off Premise

Off-Site Catering Desserts

Please contact Ed Kelly at catering@thewindlass.com or dial: 973-663-3190 ext 3


Wedding Packages

It is your wedding.  The variety of details that need your attention can be overwhelming.  So, whether you know EXACTLY what you want - or you haven't quite pulled all ideas together - choosing the Windlass Catering Department is the first best choice you can make.  

In short, we know how to plan a wedding.    The Windlass' catering department has partnered with hundreds of brides-to-be.  We have been instrumental in creating events as unique as the couples being celebrated.  With our strong resume - we can confidently make suggestions that we know will make your wedding just the way you want it.  And....the menu selections ensure your celebration includes generous portions of the very best foods which are expertly prepared.

We believe that every great wedding starts with a private consultation.  Our collaboration plan begins by listening to you.  Then we make suggestions, and refine those concepts together until you are confident that everything will go just the way you envisioned.  You and your guests will enjoy the perfect menu, great pace and timing, thoughtful floor plans of the site and theme enhancing linen colors.   We even will dress the wait staff to match the mood of your event.  Since we can't do EVERYTHING we can suggest the perfect florist, musical accompaniments, and even invitation design/wording to help complete the wedding theme.  We also have a positive reputation of working collaboratively with third party vendors who supply such items as special arrangements, photo booths, favors and more.

Call our catering department today to start planning.  Click below to see the packages we offer.

Wedding 1: Off-Site Sit-Down Dinner Package

Wedding 2: Off-Site Buffet Dinner Package

Wedding 1: On Premise Sit-Down Dinner Package

Wedding 2: On Premise Buffet Dinner Package

Our Wedding Packages are designed as five-hour parties which include a cocktail reception, dinner service and plenty of time for celebrating.  Note: Buffet table skirting, deluxe chafing dishes, china, silverware and glassware are included.  

Customer Testimonials

"..I'd like to pass on everyone's (and our own) comments too about how great the food was - I can't stress how much of a compliment it is that everyone said that the food was amazing! - On-Site Wedding Celebration

"The Windlass was the perfect setting for my daughter’s baby shower.  Kim, I want to thank you, you really got my vision on how I wanted the room set up so it was so easy for me to come in and decorate. My guests were saying how much they enjoyed the food and how nice the waitstaff was!" - On-SIte Baby Shower

"...because of his [Ed Kelly's] enthusiasm that I decided that The Windlass was for us! ...The food was incredible, just as Ed promised. Our guests were greeted by an abundance of hot & cold appetizers when they arrived. We had planned a sit down dinner and all choices were incredible. The Prime Rib was delicious.....perfection, just as Ed promised.....Thank you Ed & staff for a wonderful fun night." - On-Site Birthday Party

"...Words cannot express how wonderful the party was. The food was absolutely terrific and the service was top of the line. Ed Kelly, the catering manager, was phenomenal to work with. He went the extra mile, and more, to make the party absolutely perfect..." - Birthday Celebration

"...Every day someone who attended tells me it was the best wedding they have ever been to.  From the setting, the food, to the layout, to the bartenders and all of the staff, it was everything we wanted the day to be...If you want a beautiful setting for you and your guests to enjoy your special day and just simply have fun celebrating, this is where you have your wedding..." - Wedding Celebration

"….our waitress provided attentive, efficient, and friendly service … despite our large party, no one ever had to wait for a refill or try to get our server’s attention; she did a fantastic job handling a table that otherwise may have required two servers." - Private ala Carte Party inside Windlass

"I would just like to say a big, big thank you to you for everything you helped with in the run up to our wedding and then of course the big day itself!" -  On-Site Wedding Celebration

"We had a great experience.  Everyone enjoyed the food, service, and beautiful location." - Guest of a Private Party      

"Thank you, again, for helping us make this event a success.  We will be hosting another dinner like this at the beginning of November and I would love to have it at The Windlass. " - On-Site Private Dinner