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About Iggy's Catering

hired 11 times on Thumbtack

Mon-Fri: 10:00am-9:00pm

In 2010, Iggy's Catering started with a desire to make interesting food that tasted good and was served with a simple clean style. Over the years, our business has grown -- mainly (and thankfully) through word of mouth.

We strive to pair seasonal and fresh food with warm professional service.

With no set menus, we let the customer have the food they crave for their special event. Iggy's staff provides superior service for groups of all sizes, as well as private homes, outdoor venues, museums, business offices, and other special locations.

Iggy's serves the Willamette Valley and beyond!

Location

1741 Center St Ne
Salem, OR 97301

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  • 2/5 stars March 31, 2014

  • 5/5 stars September 16, 2013

    Iggys catering was the best part of my wedding reception. Ian was incredible and made it very easy on us. He cleared tables for us and refilled our drinks when needed. He was friendly to our guests and everyone was impressed with him. The food was excellent. I highly recommend Iggys to anyone looking for affordable catering with outstanding service.

  • 1/5 stars September 14, 2013

    We had Iggy's cater our wedding in July of this year. I would NOT recommend them.

    We gave them a $1000 deposit a couple of months before the wedding. Two weeks prior to the wedding we could not get a hold of them. We called, emailed, texted and 7 days before our wedding (the time the full amount of money was due) we get a call back saying everything is on and to drop off the full amount that day.

    When we arrived we went over all of our expectations, ensured that they were cooking for enough people, and that they were still doing a small vegetarian portion for our vegetarian guests. Ian, the owner and cook, totally spaced the vegetarian entree, but assured us that he had it covered and would supply 8 vegetarian meals for our guests. We paid for 84 meals total.

    The day before the wedding he shows up to the dress rehearsal to begin setting up (we were VERY impressed). When I arrived the morning of the wedding, all of the tables were set up and everything looked great.

    The ceremony takes place, and our guests move inside for dinner/reception. Although we paid for 84 meals, only 71 people stayed to eat dinner. We find out Ian didn't make ANY vegetarian meals at all. His excuse? Oh, well it wasn't in the contract so I decided not to. The head server came up to my mother-in-law and said "How many people did you pay for, because he only made enough side dishes for fifty people!".

    By the time the last twenty people were in line nearly all the food was gone - the potatoes, asparagus, corn, fruit platter. All that was left was some chicken and salad.

    We paid over $2000 for our wedding catering. We expected (at the minimum) that all of our guests be fed. This was not the case. He did not make enough food (we paid for 15 more meals than people attending). When we confronted him he was EXTREMELY rude and did not try to make things better.

    Not to mention his staff making out in front of our guests. Ugh, I would never hire them again - especially for a day as special as a wedding.

    Ian J. from Iggy's Catering replied to this review on October 10, 2013:

    The Customer in this instance is right about me forgetting the 7 FREE Portabello mushroom vegetarian meals. My head server had went to the customer and offered to go get and take care of the situation. The customer told her no it would be ok.With being a small small business Iggy's Requires a 50% deposit to reserve a catering date with a signed contract to make sure that the customer is commited to the date and meal to be prepaired for them. The customer put down a $888.00 deposit not a $1000 deposit and their final tally was $1600 not over $2,000. They did recieve free set up also the day before because it is always our goal to go above and beyond for our clients and make sure everyone has an excellent time. The customer also told me that they needed 9 extra table cloths for various tables like games, gift table etc.. this turned out to be 17 extra table cloths which she was not charged for we do not nickle and dime our customers we try hard to make each event succesful. The customer order was for Summer Salad (Field Greens, Berries, Tomato, Cucumber, in Pomegranate Dressing), Barbecued Grilled Chicken (60%), Tri-Tip (40%), Grilled Asparagus (50%), Grilled Corn on the Cobb (50%), Roasted Potatoes (100%) Their quote was $13.50 pp The count we were to provide for was 82 guests not 84 that means that 21 guests were to get corn and 21 guests got Asparagus. There was no conversation between myself and customer EVER about the meal after the fact. I only knew about the situation because of this review I know that situations come up and would never be rude to a customer especially if it was my fault. I was not onsite for the reception and I doubt my staff would be making out in front of guests. I apologize to Jenelle for any wrong doing and hurt that it may have caused on her special day.

  • 5/5 stars September 2, 2013

    Iggy's Catering did a wonderful job for us. Our wedding services took a little longer than expected and Ian was very happy to accommadate our late schedule. The pulled pork was very good and we had lots of compliments on our meal. Thank you Ian

  • 5/5 stars August 18, 2013

    Absolutely wonderful - many compliments about delicous food.
    Tina was fabulous - friendly and worked hard to make sure everyone was happy and got what they wanted.
    Best event I have ever hosted!

  • 5/5 stars March 29, 2013

    Ian catered a reception for me. The food was absolutely delicious. We had so many compliments. They were very professional and reasonably priced. I highly recommend their business.

  • 5/5 stars March 26, 2013

    Best BBQ in Salem! Miss it!

  • 5/5 stars March 25, 2013

    Ian puts a whole lotta love into every single bite. Everything is homemade and spectacular! Melt in your mouth goodness! He's worth the chance if you haven't had a chance to taste his fancy schmancy creations yet. I would encourage everyone to take the time to get to know Ian and give the guy an opportunity to feed your friends and family!

  • 4/5 stars March 25, 2013

    We really appreciated all of the time in effort that Ian of Iggy's put into you doing the catering for our event, the Stayton Christian School Auction. The food was so tasty, the only thing missing was the doggy bag to take my left overs home in because of the generous portions sizes! The service was just as we expected and his it was great to have him part of our event and hopefully in years to come!

  • 5/5 stars March 25, 2013

    Huge fan of Iggys and the sandwich shop. Best BBQ in town. Had him cater my wife's birthday. Everyone loved it!

  • 4/5 stars March 25, 2013

    Best pulled pork in Salem! And the freshly made cole slaw and potato salad are pretty fantastic as well!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I do weddings, corporate events, fundraiser auctions. I offer my clients a vast array of different foods from BBQ,Hawaiian,Italian,German, American comfort

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I just got done with doing a BBQ for Catholic Services BBQ for 300. I fed the Willamette University Football team breakfast, lunch and Dinner last Friday which consisted of about 1200 total meals. I also did a BBQ for Sanyo Solar on Sunday for 320 employees.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. A. Find someone that take the time to listen to your needs. Keep in mind a perfect event doesn't just happen, it's planned...sitting down and discussing your needs from start to finish.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Are the owners hands-on? How much will they be working on your event? Are they the actual chef? What portion of your food is handmade versus purchased, like salad dressings, desserts and appetizers?

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