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Gresham Full Service Caterers

Browse these full service caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gresham.

That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Maria O.
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I meant to leave a rating quite some time ago but life happened. I was very happy with the experience at my wedding getting full service catering. He made me feel confident in his ability to pull through even with last minute changes I was pleased. They did everything that was asked and saved us money, especially for a Portland wedding! (Nov. 7, 2015)

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Janis G.
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Sandra’s Goodies catering is a professional, well organized, detail oriented catering service that provides delicious, quality, homemade foods that are creative and always fresh. I have tried many of her soups and salads, curry chicken croissants, pulled pork pate a choux, baked brie, her marvelous marinades, vibrant vegetable trays and decadent desserts like her cream cheese carrot cupcakes and lemon pound cakes (to name just a few). Of course my favorite thing she makes are her amazingly delicious dinner rolls. If you are looking for fantastic catering… Look no further. You can taste the love and quality in each mouthwatering bite. Book a catering event with Sandra’s Goodies and your taste buds will NOT be disappointed!!!

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A Wonderland Of Food
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Karenandrew P.
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Ever since we first tasted Alison Wonderland Tucker's lovingly prepared dishes, we've been crowing about her catering services to everyone we know in and around Manhattan. She understands flavor, and she is uniquely dedicated to pleasing people through food and hospitality. Call her!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Becky O.
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Loved the food and the service!! Wonderful experience and they did an amazing job in under 48 hours notice!! Thank you! Will definitely use them again!!

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.4
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya J.
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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!

Divine Catering
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Steven A.
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I had the pleasure of having my marriage proposal catered by Divine Catering. I utilized their drop off service for my event. They were prompt on arrival. Courteous during set up and collection. Communication was stellar throughout the full process. The food selection was amazing. All of our left overs were boxed up and placed in the fridge. The cost for service was very reasonable as well. I would absolutely recommend Divine Catering for catering service and will certainly utilize them in the near future!!!

Private Chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tami M.
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Fantastic service and the food is delicious! I can't wait to see what they will make next!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lily E.
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Shoshana really did an amazing job coordinating my baby shower. The buffet was full with tons of delicious food, there were several games and activities including a photo booth and baby onesie decoration station, and the decorations were top notch! Most importantly, me and all of my guests had so much fun! I would definitely hire Shoshana again for an upcoming event. Thank you, Shoshana!

Zartin's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ben R.
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I loved the bold style and flair of the food! They know how to create spectacular food and service it with smiles. My friends and family loved - I can't wait for the next family gathering for another excuse to have Zartin's again!

My Vice Catering & events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeanot L.
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Tarl and Vice Catering were absolutely fantastic. The food, service and communication went beyond our expectations! They helped make our wedding a wonderful experience for us and 150 guests. Highly recommend!

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I am providing am incredible palate adventure. I cater for small weddings, private parties, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, and cocktail parties. I am a chef at Nike world headquarters.

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We provide the following services: * Bartending * Catering * Food Truck or Cart Services * Pastry Chef Services * Wedding Cakes * Cooking Lessons * Other Food and Beverage

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MF Tasty started as an underground supper club but has expanded to private parties, catered events, and personal chef solutions, catering to our clients' needs.

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Catering At Its Best is a full-service catering and special event company. Catering At Its Best is your best choice among caterers in Portland, Oregon.

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I am just starting my company. I will primarily be catering to Native American functions but will cater for almost anyone.

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I have been doing catering for at least 10 years for private parties. Most customers pick menus from my book, Angkor Culinaire, but I can make many kinds of food. I do fusion cooking. I mostly do catering with Aaron Meyer, the famous violinist in Portland. My specialty is smoked salmon, salmon cake and lemon grass chocolate cake (unique and customer's favorite). I can cater up to 50 people.

  • 16 years in business
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We are a full-service gourmet catering business with experience for over 12 years in the Portland area. If you can dream it, we can cook it! Feel free to contact us for a free consultation to help make your wedding, special event, holiday party or birthday a total success! We also do floral designs, event coordinating and photography.

  • 12 years in business
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I pride myself on using fresh ingredients & making as much as possible from scratch.

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Are you too busy to cook? I can make your life a little easier. I do event catering. I also do personal chef services for in-home meals, dinner parties, meals prepared in advance, and cooking class parties. I am trained at Le Cordon Bleu (Scottsdale Culinary Institute).

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I cater for baby showers, wedding showers, anniversaries, graduation parties, wedding receptions and office parties. I will go the extra mile to make all my customers happy and make their special events unforgettable.

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Zuppa (Italian for soup) is a Portland based catering company with a commitment to using fresh, local and organic ingredients. We offer catered breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizers for offices and homes. All of our food is made from scratch. Vegan and gluten-free options are always available.

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.

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 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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