Catering Menu


Here at the Vanilla Bean we take great pride in offering fresh flavorful meals. Company coming this weekend? Birthday party for 20? Business meeting for 10-100? We can help!

See something you don’t like? We’ll substitute. Don’t see what you want? We’ll do our best to make it.

Call us at our Two Harbors location: (218) 834-3714 or our Duluth location: (218) 249-1957 and we’ll set up a meeting to discuss all your dining needs. We offer pick-up, drop off or buffet services.

We ask that you give us as much notice as possible. We will try to work with you no matter what, but a minimum 2-day notice for meals is preferred. Price quotes do not include tax or gratuity and are subject to change with market fluctuations. Orders may be subject to fees for on-site staff, delivery, and/or other service charges.

We look forward  to the opportunity to serve you!

Breakfast Options:

Continental Pastry and Fruit: $6 per person

Egg Bake with ham, peppers onion and cheese: $80 for 20 servings

French Toast: $7 per person

Corn Beef Hash: $8 per person

Add Bacon or Sausage: $3 per person


Classic Buffet $12 per person

– Eggs, Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes

– Caramel Bread Pudding, Sausage and Fruit

– Apple Fritter French Toast, Bacon and Fruit


Coffee: Air pot $20, 5 gal $75

Juice: $20/gal (apple/orange/cranberry/tomato/pineapple)

Caramel, Cinnamon or Caramel Pecan Rolls: $48 dozen


Lunch Options: (all prices per person)

Basic Box Lunch: $10 (meat and cheese sandwich, chips, cookie and a pickle)

Cranberry Club or Chef Salad Box Lunch: $11

Deli Platter with 3 meats and 2 cheeses, LTO platter, chips, breads and rolls, soup and salad: $13

Half Sandwich and Chicken Wild Rice Soup: $9

Soup per gallon: $60  |  Brownies: $25/dz  |  Cookies: $15/dz



Relish: $60/18” (25 people)

Vegetable Plater: $60 (25 people)

Fruit Plater: $75 (25 people)

Assorted Dessert Bar Plater: $55 (25 people)

Soups: $50 per gallon

Chicken Wild Rice, Wild Rice, Chili, Butternut Squash, Vegetable, Beef Chicken, Noodle, and more!


Dinner Options:

Italian Buffet – Italian sausage lasagna, Caesar salad, baguettes, brownies: $18

Minnesota Hotdish – Chicken Wild Rice Hotdish, berry salad with dressings, vegetable, brownies: $20

Grill Out – Steak and Chicken Kabobs, Mashed potatoes, garden salad, 2 dressings, cookies: $24


BYOB (build your own buffet) – $22

Salad: Garden, Caesar or Berry Salad

Entrée (1): Ham, Roast Pork, Herb Chicken, Fried Walleye, Beef Shoulder Tender

Sides (2): Vegetable Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Smoked Corn and Potato Salad, Strawberry Orange Pasta Salad, Wild Rice Fruit Salad, Cole Slaw, Au Gratin Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, Roasted Root Vegetables, Wild Rice Pilaf

Dessert: Bread Pudding, Brownies, Apple Crisp


Hors de oeuvres (2 pieces per selection)

Pick 2: $12  |  Pick 3: $15  |  Pick 4: $18  |  Pick 5: $20

BBQ Meatballs

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ham and Ricotta Puffs

Smoked Salmon Display

Vegetable Crudité

Fruit and Cheese Display

Curry Phyllos Cups

Mashed Potato Bar

Walleye Cakes

Tomato Bruschetta on Crostini

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Chicken Salad Phyllo Cups

Pot Stickers

Cucumber and Whitefish Canapes

Chips and Guacamole

Seven Layer Dip

Loaded Potato Skins

Herb Chicken Bites

Artichoke Dip

Crab Rangoon


Read what our satisfied customers have to say about The Vanilla Bean.
The following are excerpts of praise and comments that we have received about our establishment.

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“We have catering needs that require confidence and trust to assure food is prepared and ready for our passengers upon arrival for many special events and VIP’s. I enjoy working with the Vanilla Bean staff, and know that they will deliver as promised with a quality level we are proud to serve our passengers.”

Josh Miller
North Shore Scenic Railroad
Station Manager

“We have worked with The Vanilla Bean in multiple ways: boxed lunches for tours as well as catering staff meetings and private events. We couldn’t be happier with their excellent customer service, not to mention the delicious food!”

Jamie MacFarlane
Chief Financial Manger/Events Coordinator
Castle Danger Brewery
Two Harbors, MN


“Jason and his team at Vanilla Bean do an excellent job of creating quality meals for groups of any size. Our bike and brewery tour guests have commented on the quality of the lunches provided by Vanilla Bean and we plan to continue our collaboration with this wonderful restaurant in Two Harbors.”

Dave Grandmaison
The Duluth Experience

Allergy Disclaimer: If you have a food allergy, please alert your server when ordering. Not every ingredient is listed for each menu description. All requests to modify any of our offerings will be politely refused. Thank you!

Gluten-Free Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that any items prepared without gluten products are made in a facility that handles many other wheat products. During normal kitchen operations, there is a possibility for food items to come into contact with wheat gluten/proteins. However unlikely, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item is completely gluten-free.

Gratuity: A 20% Service charge may be added to groups of 8 or more guests