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Derby-Themed Catering Ideas for Bama Derby Events

Hosting a Bama Derby holiday event? Elevating the experience with derby-themed catering is a sure way to impress guests. The Kentucky Derby is known for its iconic food and drinks, and incorporating these into your event can add authenticity and flair.


Traditional Kentucky Derby Foods


1. Hot Brown Sandwich

Originating from Louisville, the Hot Brown Sandwich is a Kentucky classic. It's an open-faced sandwich featuring turkey, bacon, and a rich Mornay sauce, perfect for a hearty appetizer or main course.

2. Benedictine Spread

A refreshing cucumber and cream cheese spread, Benedictine is a versatile addition. It's great for sandwiches or as a dip, offering a light option for guests.

3. Derby Pie

A must-have dessert, Derby Pie is a rich concoction filled with chocolate and walnuts, encased in a flaky pastry crust. It's a sweet treat that's synonymous with the Kentucky Derby.

4. Country Ham

Thinly sliced salt-cured ham, often served on biscuits, makes for an excellent snack. It's a nod to Southern cuisine and is always a crowd-pleaser.

5. Pimento Cheese

This creamy cheese spread, made with cheese, mayonnaise, and pimentos, is another versatile dish. It can be used as a spread for crackers or in sandwiches.


6. Fried Chicken

Fried chicken Derby

No Kentucky Derby-themed event is complete without fried chicken. This Southern staple fits perfectly with the casual yet festive atmosphere of a derby day.





7. Cornbread

Cornbread, a classic Southern bread made from cornmeal, pairs well with almost everything and is an essential part of the menu.



Incorporating traditional Kentucky Derby foods and drinks into your Bama Derby event not only enhances the thematic experience but also delights guests with a taste of Southern hospitality. These culinary ideas are sure to add an authentic and enjoyable dimension to your event.




Danny Brewer

Danny Brewer, President and CEO of Feel The Beat Entertainment and owner of BAMA Casino Company, brings over 30 years of experience in entertainment. He oversees teams that specialize in premium casino entertainment and top-tier customer service. His ventures, including Feel The Beat Entertainment and Cool Shots Photo Booth, cater to a diverse array of events from corporate to private parties. Renowned in the industry, Brewer is a speaker at trade shows and sets high standards for clients across various scales.


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