Our on-site restaurant offers a full bar and tasty, made-from-scratch cuisines, including gluten free, heart healthy, and vegetarian options. Our banquet menus include hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres, plated and buffet options to fit almost any budget.

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Also attached to the Forward Conference Center and Quality Inn is The LumberJack Food & Spirits, where all catering meals are prepared for your event. While The LumberJack is a local family favorite in West Branch, our head chef specializes in exceptional plated menu catering for weddings and events. 

Catering Menu


Starting at $13.99

Gourmet Sandwich Display

Served with Fruit Salad, Marinated Vegetables, Homemade Potato Chips and Pretzels

Classic Deli Display

Served with Pasta Salad, Homemade Potato Chips and Fresh Fruit Salad

Fajita/Nacho Bar

Flour Tortillas, White Corn Chips, Ground Beef and Grilled Chicken - Various Toppings included

Pasta Bar

Warm Pasta served with Marinara and Alfredo Sauce - Various Toppings included

Dinner Buffets

Starting at $20.99

Beef and Pork Options

Chef Carved Prime Rib | Stuffed Pork Loin | Braised Beef Short Ribs | Rosemary Pork Loin

Chicken Options

Chicken Piccatta | Asiago Encrusted Chicken | Lemon Rosemary Chicken | Rotisserie Chicken

Seafood Options

Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon | Toscana Chicken and Shrimp | Char Grilled Mahi Mahi

Plated Dinners

Beef and Pork Options

Filet Mignon En Fananceire | New York Strip Steak | Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin

Chicken Options

Caprese Chicken | Chicken di Parma | Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu | Santa Fe Chicken

Seafood Options

Tuscan Grilled King Salmon | Caribbean Grilled Mahi Mahi | Lake Superior Whitefish



Tossed Salad | Caesar Salad | Italian Pasta Salad | Red Skin Potato Salad | Coleslaw


Steamed Red Skins | Confetti Rice Pilaf | Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Seasonal Veggies


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Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

Warm Brownie topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Hot Fudge

Walnut Tart

In buttery Puff Pastry with Granny Smith Apples and Candied Walnuts, then finished with Warm Caramel

Swiss Alps

Graham Cracker Crust with Sweetened Cream Cheese and whole Strawberries finished with House Made Ganache and Powdered Sugar

Lemon Mimosa

French Lemon Curd on a Short Dough Crust set on a painted plate with Créme Anglaise and Raspberry Drizzle

Beverages/Bar Services

A La Cart Beverage Service

Coffee by the pot, Juice by the pitcher, Fountain soda by the pitcher or cans of soda

Beverage Stations

Basic - coffee, lemonade, ice tea, and water
Premium - coffee, fountain soda, lemonade, ice tea and water

Bar Service (Ask About Our Bar Packages)

Includes all appropriate mixers

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