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Grants Pass Caterers

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Pa's BBQ
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon E.
Verified review

When I was visiting my family in Medford this past June they mentioned to me about a bbq festival in Central Point. I went thinking that it would be a good way to spend a couple of hours. After tasting a chicken leg from Pa's I had to go back. After talking to the ladies who were serving (and spending a few more taste tickets) I found out that they catered. I spoke with Mr. Pomeroy about the possibility of catering my nephews 5th birthday party. I did not really expect for him to be able to do it since I live so far away, in North Bend, but to my suprise after a couple of conversations we were able to work out a menu well within my price range. He brought his amazing smoker over (pulled behind his truck) this thing is awesome!!!! Not only was the food as good as I remembered but he was able to cater to my variety of guests. We had Chicken and Pulled Pork (amazing!!!!!).He had mild for the children and hot for those who like a little spice. The homemade mac and cheese and potato salad were amazing. And his wife made an outstanding Chili. The only thing that was off a little was the timing. It was about 15 minutes later then planned but he refused to serve out undercooked food which I appreciate. He was very professional while being a funny guy. All of his help was clean, courteous, friendly, and wore gloves while serving and they took very good care of us. I highly recommend Danny Pomeroy and Pa's BBQ!!!!!

Cooking Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

Mr. Ferrell was hired through a catering company to cater my friends wedding, panic set in when he was the only chef that showed up to cook for a 150 people. Not sure if he grew extra arms or duplicated himself but he managed to pull it off with amazing success!! The tri tip was perfect and all the side dishes were outstanding!!

Vitri Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jo G.
Verified review

Personal catering at my home went perfectly. Love the food & service was outstanding. Hoping to have many more meals.

  • 4 years in business
Lauren J.
Verified review

Marlane and Scott helped me bring my dream wedding to life! It was so great having Marlane coordinate all of the details of the event, because I was so busy with other wedding planning. And Scott is such a talented chef, and created yummy and inventive menus for the buffet. All in all, our wedding went so smooth, the food was delicious, and many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever attended. I would recommend their services to anyone for any event!

  • 9 years in business
Mary S.
Verified review

On time delivery, excellent quality extra food! and smiley caterer! I would definitely recommend

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I've been a chef for 12 years at High end restaurants and take pride in making my food it's best

  • 6 years in business
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Located in charming downtown Medford, Oregon, we offer handcrafted artisan ales and specialty brews. We pride ourselves in sourcing only the finest ingredients from the lush and abundant Pacific Northwest. Starting as home brewers, we have perfected the art of small-batch brewing. We focus our efforts on perfecting each ale, so that every sip is a decadent experience for the beer-drinking aficionados. We also have a portable tap room out of a charming 1970 VW pop top van with 14 taps of all our handcrafted brews. Our mobile tap room makes us a perfect choice for catering your event. We also offer an incredible menu of delicious sandwiches and mouthwatering treats. Every plate that leaves the kitchen is made with love. Last but not the least, we offer hand-painted growlers. Theresa Delaney, an unbelievably talented local artist, can customize growlers of your favorite musicians, artists, actors, or event specialties to your taste.

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We are a local food cart with mouth-watering BBQ dishes, but also has an open catering menu. All of our food is homemade and made with local ingredients when possible.

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We are a Southern Oregon based Southern style slow-smoked BBQ catering business. We cater anywhere from 20 guests to however many you would like to feed. We cater private parties, weddings, and corporate events, you name it.

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We provide Memphis style BBQ that is cooked slowly, using only the finest woods for that true Down South cooking. We are winners of multiple awards.

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Your choice for affordable parties, picnics and zesty buffets. Our meals are made from scratch with fresh ingredients, delivered to your location in disposable serve ware, ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat as needed. Prices include disposable serve ware, paper plates and plastic cutlery. For groups of 50 and over, delivery is included in the greater Medford area. Minimum guest counts may apply to some menus, usually for 30 people. Call or email us for an experience your taste buds will thank you for.

  • 7 years in business
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I think each and every Smoke Master has a unique trait that they bring to their meat. I love the creation of my dry rub, this goes on prior to beginning the smoke process! Also, I choose a wood combination that is superb. I absolutely love to babysit my meat and I enjoy smoking adventures, by trying to smoke everything. Every bit of the amazing success my catering/smoking business has achieved is due to the love and passion that has gone into it. And I'm doing what I absolutely love, two of my favorite elements in the whole world, brought together "People & Food" How can you go wrong.......

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We are a full-service deli and catering business. From brunch to dinner, we can create a menu to fit your budget. Just tell me what you have in mind, and I will make you a fabulous menu to match. Don't forget, we have doughnuts too!

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I presently work for the college at the Stevenson Union food court, as well as a catering chef for special events, presidential parties and banquets.

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We offer one-time, weekly, monthly or special occasion only! We create custom menus for each client. We provide the following: * Personal Chef Services * Catering * Event Design * Event Decorations * Floral Arrangements, etc. Vegan, vegetarian and paleo meals are also available. Let us help build your dream event and your dream menu! We service the entire Rogue Valley in beautiful Southern Oregon -- Ashland, Medford, Jacksonville, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Rogue River, Murphy and Applegate.

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Welcome to Helena Darling Fine Catering and Event Planning, where your Northern California/Southern Oregon special event is our specialty. We expertly design, cater, and coordinate weddings, parties, corporate events, family celebrations, receptions, rehearsal dinners, intimate wine dinners, and much more. It's an honor to be part of the events that mean so much in the lives of our clients. Whether it's a wedding, business gathering, or family celebration, the event we create together will reflect your desires and vision with the support of our resources and experience. We have an event venue on the spectacular Rogue River, 17 miles east of Medford on Highway 62. We travel to your location or you can book our rustic and beautiful venue on the Rogue. We were voted Southern Oregon Magazine's Best Caterer of 2010.

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35 years in the food industry. Full service catering for special events. Menu development. Cooking classes. Wine and food pairings Mobile wood fired pizza Handcrafted gelato and sorbet Enjoy working with the public at various locations

  • 5 years in business
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I can provide professional restaurant quality food in your home for a fraction of the cost I love food. I love everything about food. Its taste, aroma and texture.

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I provide catering for large groups or parties with an average of 100 people. I do Mexican or Italian dishes. I have beautiful waitresses and experienced chefs!

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I design your menu to your liking and to your budget. I work on a budget and find great deals on high-quality items.

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.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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