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Bend Caterers

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Renegade Foods
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debbie B.
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Carrie was very responsive to our requests when it came to finding a menu that was ideally suited to our Rehearsal Dinner. Our circumstances of catering an event where there was no running water or electricity were met as a welcome challenge. She was able to cope with a sudden downpour without a hitch and the food was delicious and plentiful. She did an especially good job making GF and vegetarian options available. Staff were calm and efficient. We should have discussed who would bus the tables during the event beforehand, but once pointed out they did an excellent job. Our guests all commented on how unique and flavorful the food was. Clean up was fast and thorough. We heartily recommend this group, especially if you need "wilderness catering".

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Catering in Central Oregon For over 20 years, we have been serving healthy, locally grown, and delicious food to film crews, photo crews, weddings, and private events. We are always punctual, friendly and happy to be serving you! Independent films are our specialty! We can serve anywhere. Our food speaks for itself.

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We offer healthy, delicious and innovative but familiar cuisine at a killer price. Livewell is a small but growing catering and personal chef company based in beautiful Bend, Oregon.

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We do catering events from 2-100 people. We serve any kind of food and any amount of help/service that you need. We are fully staffed or make it your own event. We cater to you!

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Unlike many caterers, we have no set menu. Instead, we design a custom menu based on client tastes and preferences. The chef has formal Cascade Culinary training and over two decades of experience.

  • 9 years in business
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We are specializing in an upscale catering service, custom lunch delivery, catering to weddings and outdoor events. We also offer corporate catering.

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I'm a personal chef and also freelance small catered parties (25 max) with food and tableware. I do classy events. I will deliver!

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We just bought a food truck and are looking for the right location. We can cook just about anything for small or big events. We owned the Victorian Pantry for 11 years and helped worked the Sage Brush Golf event with cooks from all over the world. We can cook by customer request or offer a vast selection of foods.

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Rockin Daves Bagel Bistro & Catering is Bend's only made from "scratch" deli: house smoked meats, New York style boiled bagels, soups, and yes, even the pickles! Both Daves have graduated from culinary school and love to create fantastic, custom meals. We use Carlton Farms pork and our beef comes from the Northwest. When possible, we use local, organic fruits and vegetables. Our catering department loves to create unforgetable meals, big or small and once again, all from "scratch"!

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Cafe2U happily offers coffee/smoothie vans for hire to cater your sporting, community, corporate, or private event. Cafe2U mobile coffee vans charge competitive cafe prices and will bring the coffee shop to you. Cafe2U operators are professional baristas who are uniformed and trained in Safe Food Handling (HACCP). This means, reliable and professional service for both you and your customers.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer for 80th Birthday Party

Aumsville, OR

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Italian
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Details
    80th birthday party, casual, light appetizers, please include some vegetarian options

Need a Caterer for a Buffet Catered Event on August 31, 2013

Albany, OR

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    combined wedding reception and new baby

Need Catering Services

Redmond, OR

  • Type of catering needed
    Personal meal(s)
  • Cuisine type
    American - formal
  • Number of guests
    Fewer than 10
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Other (server,dishwasher)
  • Details
    50th anniversary ,meal prepared in our home for two people, fresh maine lobster tail as entree, gourmet chef only
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