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Catering and Culinary Excellence at Cragun's Resort, Brainerd

Exquisite Catering and Culinary Excellence

We've dedicated decades to perfecting the art of exceptional food and culinary experiences. Cragun's Resort offers exceptional catering services with delicious Midwest cuisine that celebrates the fresh flavors of Minnesota. Whether it's a buffet lunch or a sit-down dinner, your guests will be impressed with our gastronomy. We can accommodate diverse dietary needs and tastes for an unforgettable dining experience every time.

  • Buffets

    Cragun's Breakfast Buffet

    Fresh fruit, pastries, cereal, rotating chef's selection of eggs, biscuits & gravy, Belgium waffles, frittata, French toast, pancakes, waffles, hashbrowns, breakfast potatoes, and more. Includes ice water, coffee, tea, and juice.

    Brunch Buffet

    Build your own granola and yogurt bowl, apple fritter French toast, eggs benedict, scrambled eggs with ham and cheese Shrimp cocktail, biscuits and gravy, bacon, hashbrowns, assorted fresh fruit, muffins, pastries, caramel rolls. Includes ice water, coffee, tea and juice.


    The Northwoods Plate

    Scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, fresh cut fruit

    Eggs Benedict

    Hashbrowns, fresh cut fruit

  • Roasted Chicken Cobb Salad

    Marinated roasted chicken, ham, turkey, Swiss and cheddar, red onion, tomato, hard boiled egg, bacon.

    Fresh Herb Chicken Breast

    Basmati rice, lemon bechamel, seasonal vegetable

    Barbacoa Chicken or Sirloin Rice Bowl

    Grilled barbacoa chicken or sirloin, over black beans and rice, fresh cilantro, pico d gallo, with lime vinaigrette.

    Roasted Vegetable Paella

    Paella with roasted peppers, artichoke, onions, and guajillo pepper sauce.

  • Tuscan Buffet

    Grilled chicken pasta primavera, Vegetarian lasagna, Mediterranean vegetable blend, parmesan cheese, Caesar salad, caprese tomato salad, garlic bread sticks.

    American Buffet

    Grilled hamburgers, brats, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, assorted cheeses, buns, coleslaw, chips, sliced fresh fruit, macaroni and cheese, add grilled chicken breast for $5 per person.

  • Cold Hors d’ Oeuvres

    Caprese Skewers

    Fresh mozzarella tomato, basil, balsamic glaze

    Filet of Beef Crostini

    Green peppercorn aioli

    Lox Crostini

    Lemon dill crème

    Smoked Turkey Pinwheels

    Craisins, spinach, Monterey jack cheese cream cheese

    Hot Hors d’ Oeuvres

    Prosciutto and Date Flatbread

    Bleu cheese, candied walnuts

    Chicken Wings

    Buffalo, BBQ or dry rub, celery, ranch

    Coconut Shrimp

    Mango salsa

    BBQ Beef Sliders

    Crispy onions and smoked paprika sauce


    Charcuterie Board

    Assorted meat, cheese, pickled vegetables, French bread

    Hummus Platter

    Marinated vegetables and crostini bread

    Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Chips, pita bread

  • Salads

    Classic Caesar

    Romaine, parmesan cheese, croutons, tossed with Caesar dressing.

    Mixed Berry Salad

    Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, feta, almonds, raspberry vinaigrette


    Wild Rice Pilaf

    Twice baked Au Gratin


    Parmesan Crusted Walleye 

    Slow Roasted Prime Rib

    Au jus, horseradish sauce

    Seared Atlantic Salmon 

    with lemon dill beurre blanc

    Irma's Pot Roast 

    With bordelaise

    Duo-Entrée - options 

    Sirloin steak and Broiled Shrimp 

    Chicken Marsala and Shrimp Pesto

  • Salads

    Cragun's House Salad

    Mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, cheese, ranch dressing

    Mixed Berry Salad

    Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, feta, almonds, raspberry vinaigrette


    Galic Mashed Potatoes

    Roasted Sweet Potato Hash.


    Fresh Green Beans with Wild Mushroom

    Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Maple Bacon



    Filet Mignon Au Poivre

    Roasted Halibut

    with lobster bisque sauce

    Long Bone Pork Chop -$48 per person

    Wholegrain mustard bacon cream

  • Gull Lake Buffet

    BBQ Chicken breast and Ribs. Includes coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, corn, corn bread with honey butter, brownies, seasonal fresh fruit.

    Solitude Bay Buffet

    Choose two entrees. Includes House salad or Ceasar Salad, dinner rolls, Choice of one composed salad, choice of one vegetable, and choice of one starch.


    Minnesota Wild Rice Chicken

    Carrots, celery, onion with Havarti cream

    Braised Beef Brisket Espagnole

    Irma's Pot Roast


    Composed Salads

    Tortellini Caprese Salad

    Marinated Fresh

    Vegetables. Vegetable

    Asparagus Reggiano

    Honey Maple Carrots


    Roasted Rosemary Red Potato

    Risotto Tomato Cake

  • Carved Bourbon Turkey Roast

    Carved Honey Ham

    Carved Slow Roasted Prime Rib

  • Buffets

    American Buffet

    BBQ chicken breast, hamburgers, brats, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, American, Swiss, Cheddar, pepper jack, buns, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, potato chips, fresh fruit, cookies, bars or chefs' choice dessert.

  • Macaroni and Cheese

    Chicken Strips

    Kids Pasta

    Grilled Cheese

    Kids Cheeseburger

  • Private Bar


    Level One Bar Package

    Titos, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Bacardi Limon, Captain Morgan, Windsor, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Mr. Boston Brandy, Cutty Sark Scotch

    Level Two Bar Package

    Replace Level One with Ketel One, Grey Goose, Bombay Saphire, Crown Royal, Maker's Mark, E&J, Korbel, Dewars


    Domestic Beer

    Coors Light, Busch Light, Michelob Ultra, Michelob Golden, Budweiser, Bud Light

    Craft Beer


    Wine and Champagne