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Jerry and his crew were FANTASTIC. Everything was spectacular from the food quality and flavor to the flexibility of menu options including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. The buffets were set up to allow less than a 2 minute wait at the busiest time making all our employees very happy and a smooth process. That Food Guy Catering is being added to our preferred vendor list for future events and recommended to other departments within our organization.
One of the top three successes for our week long training was Sandra's food service. From start to finish this week, she and her staff provided a wide array of options for our lunches that left people with consistent variety of entree, side, veggie, and dessert choices. On top of this, she prepared vegan, gluten free, and nut free options throughout the week, allowing our staff with dietary limitations access to the same amount of variety mentioned above. As the coordinator for this event - I especially appreciated her attention to details every day. Set up was fast and smooth each afternoon, she brought plates and utensils each day if we needed them, and she built a week long menu based on our staffs preferences.
Viki and her staff did an amazing job catering our event. The food was delicious and she coordinated its display with the color palette for our event, it was beautiful. Her staff was professional and attentive to our guests and everyone raved how good it all was!! I had received quotes from other caterers but Viki quickly connected with me on our needs and our budget! I highly recommend Its Party Time to everyone. Thank you Viki!
Alison and her team made my 30th birthday an absolute success! Alison is a joy to work with: professional, timely, gracious, and personable. And of course, the food was fantastic! Being new to "hosting," and also as someone who battle food allergies, Alison worked patiently and meticulously with me on the menu that turned out to be both visibly "fun" and incredibly delicious! Guests were complimenting the food the entire night. I will definitely use Alison again in the near future. Thanks for the fantastic service, Alison!
Hiring The Refuge Chef team was a great experience for my wedding. The food was outstanding - it was really delicious and beautifully presented! I asked him to make it gluten free, so we went the paleo/primal route, and my friends and family were raving about the meal all night! He felt more than just a chef, but someone that understood and knew what I needed for my dietary needs. I would hire him in a heartbeat for any future events. John is simply an amazing person to work with and an incredible chef!
We had a very simple wedding ceremony at home, followed by an intimate catered dinner with a grand total of 11 people including me and the groom. It was greatly appreciated that staff were willing to drive all the way from Tigard to our house in Kalama, Washington. Miranda was well organized and friendly. She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, thoroughly answering any questions we had for her. We did a food tasting prior to booking and enjoyed the food we were able to sample, although after the fact we wished we would have had the opportunity to try the coriander salmon with peach/avocado salsa since it was "award-winning". We ended up ordering it as one of our three entrees and were a bit nervous that it may end up being a little over the top for us since we usually prepare salmon very simply at home. However, we found it to be delicious. The guests were very complimentary about the dinner. I especially liked the penne pasta with mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. We were sent two caterers for our event, one to serve food and one to bartend. We provided our own alcohol for the bartender to serve, so we had ingredients and garnishes for most basic cocktails. We also provided homemade mint-infused simple syrup to add to mojitos. When the catering staff showed up on the wedding day, the staff member designated as our bartender confided that she was very nervous since she had not bartended in about 30 years. She did not know how to make basic cocktails, which surprised us a little, but she was very friendly and accommodating, and used a flip book of recipes for guidance. The groom pointed out the mint simple syrup in the fridge while the bartender was setting up for the event and explained to her that it was for the mojitos. When I took a sip of the first mojito I ordered that evening, it was extremely strong since it had no simple syrup and just a splash of club soda. The bartender was more than happy to add the simple syrup and a bit more club soda at my request, which made it taste great. I was a bit worried about how my guests' drinks might be tasting, but didn't hear any complaints. The bartender was hard working and personable with the guests. We provided our own coffee to be served at the event. However, the grounds we had were either too course for the catering company's percolator or the measurement was off, because the coffee poured out looking more like dilute tea. We ended up making coffee for our guests with our French press. The catering van pulled into the garage and remained parked there in order to load the food and supplies into our house. The garage is the first thing one sees when he or she is driving up our long, winding gravel driveway. The groom asked staff if they could please shut the garage door once they were inside so that guests would be prompted to use the walkway around the side of the house and enter from the entrance rather than through the garage and laundry room. The garage door was never shut, so all of the guests came in this way. It wasn't a huge deal, but it wasn't as visually appealing. Overall, we were happy with the way our wedding dinner turned out and found the staff at Divine Catering to be very friendly. I may have decided not to purchase a bartending package had I known that we would be provided with an inexperienced bartender, but the evening still turned out well regardless.
Richard and his crew from Catering Tonight served a beautiful and delicious Holiday Lunch! The food was fabulous, service and servers very efficient and pleasant. Employees comments included "best holiday lunch ever" and "these guys were really great" "please tell us you're going to have him come back!" I highly recommend giving Richard an opportunity to cater an event for you. You won't be disappointed!
I can't say enough about Whisler Sisters catering. Our research institute is very diverse in culture and eating preference and can be a bear to plan for. Amber presented a menu within 30 minutes that not only covered everyone from carnivore to vegan and the variety was so varied and delicious I didn't get one complaint! That's a first in the 18 years I've been planning these events. Amber even brought a couple extra dishes that weren't in the original plan! Her sister Wendi's scrumptious desserts were all gluten free and not one person noticed the difference. I'm still thinking about those chocolate macaroons! Both Amber and Wendi are loaded with personality which added another celebratory layer to our event. Afterward, they even helped me clean up the room. Above and beyond anything I'd expected from a caterer. To be fair, I should mention where they fell short but I can't think of anything that was underwhelming or negative and I didn't get any negative feedback from the 50+ people who attended...and they usually let me know...trust me. Oh...there is one thing...I didn't get to hear Amber sing and I hear she's got her jazz standards down. I highly recommend Whisler Sisters for your catering needs and look forward to having them back for future events.
It's been a week since our wedding celebration party that was catered in our home by Keith Banks and his efficient and thorough team. We had planned on sixty guests, and began at 5pm, with a menu emphasizing a wide variety of both hot and cold finger foods. I am still hearing compliments about the entire menu, which was designed to offer fare for carnivores, vegetarians, vegans and the gluten-free guest. Keith was also willing to prepare two special dishes with game sent down from family in Alaska. No matter what your menu is, don't omit Keith's mushroom puffs, which were loved by all. The personal attention paid to me in the planning stages, and the professional execution, artistic presentation, and clean-up was nothing short of a god-send. My only regret is that the set-up stage was still happening as the guests were arriving. Otherwise, everything went smoothly. Several of our guests went away with his business card!
Mundo is excellent! They were very accommodating to modify our requests, and very professional during the event. They provided quality service and delicious food! I highly recommend Mundo catering!
Alison made everything so easy! She was very accommodating to our budget, and put together a delicious dinner for our office party. We went with the BBQ dinner, and I'm still dreaming about that grilled garlic chicken! Alison even made a special gluten free cupcake for our one gluten free employee. It's obvious that she loves what she does and really cares about creating a good experience for her customers. We will definitely be ordering from her again.
Danielle was quick to respond, helpful and great to work with during the planning. The day of her and her gal were amazing and on time for service. The food was delicious and all of my guests loved it! I would for sure use Bear Country Catering again!
We have been using Say Ciao Creative Catering for all of our business conference catering needs since January 2015. Peter Galin listened intently to our requests and has been very responsive to our special dietary need requests designing a custom fabulous lunch buffet at a reasonable price. Our clients rave about the quality and satisfaction of our lunch buffets. Say Ciao catering provides tasty gluten-free and vegetarian options also. His employees always arrive in a timely manner to set up and tear down the lunch buffet. We are completely satisfied with Say Ciao Creative Catering and will continue to do business with them.
We recently engaged Fork It Catering for our wedding reception, and it was the best decision of our entire event! I will start by saying that we have a diverse group of friends, with all different kinds of dietary needs. For some caterers, this would have been burdensome, as I have learned from talking to other couples. But Ron helped us with how we could include elements that would satisfy everyone's dietary requirements. As my husband and I were new to all of this, we weren't sure what we needed to do, and this is where Ron excelled. He helped us plan things that weren't even part of the catering part of our event, guiding us through the important decisions that had to be made, and even giving us the 30 day out plans, 14 day out plans, 7 days out plans, and what we needed to do the day of the event (which was really nothing except to bring the wine and beer that we were bringing from our private collection to share with our friends and family). Throughout the event, there were two overwhelming themes that people told us. They enjoyed the space that we had chosen, a little hidden gem in Southeast Portland. But the praise for the food was what people kept raving about - and I joined in with that praise. Everything was fresh and delectable, spiced perfectly, and the presentation was gorgeous. Not only did Ron and Fork It do our catering, but they did our cake, as well as a separate dessert for our vegan and gluten free friends. People raved over BOTH, and there were several people that had both desserts! In all, the day was beautiful, and made all that much better by Ron and his staff. We couldn't have made a better choice in caterer!
Chefs Heather and Chad cooked for a dinner that I had at my house for a group of 16 friends. The communication with Heather was excellent and she had great ideas for the menu. We chose a latin feast theme. She was able to accommodate for gluten free needs with ease. They are wonderfully nice people, hard working, and their food was excellent. The guests all raved about the food. Particularly favorites were the grilled shrimp with mango salsa and the pulled pork. Their salsas were incredible. At the end no one had room for dessert but it was so good that every last person ate it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised and highly impressed. I would highly recommend Heather and Chad for any of your cooking needs.
I am yet to ever be disappointed with Bella Luna. Their food is AMAZING and service is excellent! I highly recommend Bella Luna GF Patisserie & Catering!!!
Emma's cooking lesson was such a wonderful experience! Emma worked around my food allergies (gluten and cow dairy) and taught me how to make a delicious meal! Emma made the whole experience so much fun and made me feel confident in expanding my cooking skills! I will be recommending her to all my friends and family!
Kitchen Goddess Catering does a fantastic job of bringing healthly and flavorful meals to our organization's public and private functions. Elaine is great about preparing meals that include tasty dishes our vegetarians and gluten-free staff can also enjoy. It's always a pleasure to work with Elaine and her friendly staff. No matter if our event is large or small, I know I never have to worry about running out of food since there is always plenty. Highly reccomend!
My experience with Sweet Tomaotes was excellent. The food was fresh and full. Salads were cold and delightful. The hot potato bar was hot and cooked to perfection. Cookies and muffins were warm and delicious. The staff was on time, happy, very helpful with things I needed. They were very informative about what was gluten free and what was vegetarian.
My Husband and I have enjoyed their delivered single meals. Our favorites are Chicken Parmesan and Stuffed Chicken Breast Marsala. My husband was born and raised in Chicago and he believes he as found the best Italian Cooking since leaving Chicago. Prices are reasonable for the quanity and delivery is usually as they say! I was impressed when I spoke to the owner. He apologized that he would not prepare a certain dish because the quality of the food was not as he expected from his supplier. He offered, and I accepted, an alternate dish free of charge. We order at least twice a month from Italy Delivered.com
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Gluten free meals, breads and desserts. All gluten free. All taste great. All reviews are 5 star!