Say Ciao! Creative Catering is a full-service caterer able to work closely with you to ensure your wedding or event is the celebration you deserve. Whether you need catering for 6 or 600 we can arrange for every necessity; from all rentals and staffing, to cakes and desserts, alcoholic beverages, photographer and flowers, as well as the site.
Say Ciao! is experienced in large formal weddings, rehearsal dinners, elegant hors d'oeuvres, small intimate repasts as well as corporate and business functions. Our menus are tailored to fit any palate and budget. Let Chef Peter Gallin and Say Ciao! Creative Catering's trained professional staff handle all the details to make your reception an event you and your guests will truly enjoy.
Say Ciao! catering is at your service. Available year round, for functions of all sizes. Handling all your party and event coordinating Say Ciao! and Chef Peter will meet all your food service needs.
Say Ciao! started in 1990, in Hood River Oregon and came about because Chef Peter designed and had custom built a grill that was fueled with apple wood pruned from the local orchards; hence "Applewood" was born!
Chef Peter Leigh Gallin is owner of Say Ciao!, and a devotee to fresh, healthy Northwest cuisine. He is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy located in San Francisco, California with a curriculum focused on classical French cooking techniques. He has worked as a chef since graduation in 1988, both as a caterer as well as at numerous restaurants.
Peter is the son of an anthropologist and a sociologist and is a world traveler who has spent time living in Asia and all over North America, including the East and West Coast, the deep South, Southwest, the mid-west and Northwest. His past pursuits have included being an avid skier; 14 winters were spent in Colorado, Taos NM and Utah. Windsurfing in Hood River Oregon during the summer rounded out his year. These days riding his Ducati motorcycle is his main sporting pursuit. And as he always like to say: "Simple elegance; deliciously common ingredients."