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Hillsboro Wedding Caterers

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That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Erin K.
Verified review

Jerry and his team catered my wedding in Troutdale in April 2015. The entire process was easy (almost too easy!) from the very beginning. Jerry always replied to my questions right away, made me a quote within my budget, and went above and beyond to find the beer we wanted so we didn't have to bring our own kegs in. I really appreciate Jerry's "all inclusive" approach. Our venue provided tables and linens, but Jerry did everything else for a set, per-person rate. Servers, bartenders, set up, tear down, utensils, plates, etc. It was all included. He served the wine we purchased, and didn't charge us corkage for not going through his distributer. Jerry is very friendly and professional, I always felt like I was in great hands. And on the wedding day I had no worries about at all! Also - the food was absolutely delicious. Thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect, Erin

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine B.
Verified review

Sandra was professional and easy to work with. She made good suggestions to round out our wedding catering menu. She set up and had all of her delicious food on the buffet tables just like we wanted.

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A Wonderland Of Food
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Misty P.
Verified review

Alison took us on for a wedding at a very late date. Our wedding planning had gotten delayed and we really needed to find someone who could jump in and help us. Alison certainly did! She was fun and calming to work with. She worked with us even though we had a very difficult venue to work at. No electricity and no real prep area. She was still willing to give it a go.She and her staff were on time and worked well and professionally.There were minor issues with the food but I blame that on the venue. It is difficult to keep cold things cold and hot things hot when you have to transport them to a park setting. We chose a coleslaw as one of the dishes and it got quite soggy. It was a warm day so I think that might just be par for the coarse. I would work with Alison again. She has a wonderful selection at her wonderland of food!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Working with Maribel at Fusion International Catering to cater our Wedding was a dream. She was very responsive and adapted to changes, answered all our questions, and offered great suggestions. The real star however was the wonderful food. We had plenty in quantity and variety and many people took plates home. It not only tasted amazing but it was presented beautifully. We had originally worked with another cater and a month out it became clear they were not going to work. They did not get back to us timely and we were afraid they would not be reliable on the big day. Maribel and her team stepped in and saved the day. I highly recommend them!

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.4
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Christie D.
Verified review

I never imagined my dream wedding like a lot of girls do. I always figured a wedding would be between the bride and the groom and never thought much about feeding guests or even having a beautiful dress. But, in January of 2016 I set the date to finally walk down the aisle. I had six months to plan the day's events. It seemed more than daunting to plan everything. As a woman pushing 40 with a full time career and a child to raise, having the "perfect wedding" was definitely not a priority to me. Also, with finances being an issue, i certainly was counting my pennies and not expecting anything fancy at all when I added everything up. A few months before the wedding I reached out to Danielle and Austin, knowing they were chefs and had recently been married themselves, to get a few money savings tips and maybe some free advice on how I could feed about 100 people on a tight budget. I was going to attempt a potluck wedding. That first phone call with Danielle changed everything. I let her know my situation and I laid it all out for her. Bottom line, I wanted a no frills- "just feed the people" wedding reception! By the end of that fateful phone call, Danielle offered me peace of mind in my menu choices, awesome tips on what foods go well with others and what doesn't and she even provided me surprising comfort with a particularwedding ceremony detail that I had been worried about. Her advice on a personal level and a professional level relieved me so much. At that point I realized I NEEDED to hire her officially and not just skim her knowledge for free advice! Ha! Shortly after I officially hired her, she provided a beautiful wedding menu just for me that expressed the casual feeling I wanted but added TONS of class! She met with me briefly before the wedding to go over a few more details. Even during that brief meeting I was left at ease knowing she fully understood my plans and trusted her completely. I wasn't worried a bit. A week before the wedding, the unthinkable happened. My outdoor picnic wedding had to be cancelled due to rain. Danielle and Austin were quick to make all appropriate adjustments and eased my mind about the sudden change of plans as well. On my wedding day, I was so happy to walk into the kitchen that morning and see her and Austin's smiling faces. They both seemed SO cool and relaxed. Neither one of them had that "hurried" chef look. They created an amazing spread with such elegant details that really surprised me! Cucumber-melon water, anyone? Healthy and savory quinoa pasta? Sheesh! What a TREAT! When it was time for the champagne toast, Danielle brought my glass to me with such a gracious and refreshed smile that I didn't even notice that she had been hustling as she helped serve the rest of my guests their drinks. Just pure professionalism and talent. Danielle and Austin have a unique talent of helping their client clarify their menu ideas and bring them into fruition. They took a scary and possibly pathetic wedding day and turned it into a memorable and elegant experience. Thank you guys! We will ALWAYS hire you and would be happy to recommend your incredible gifts to all of our friends and family

Divine Catering
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Adebowale S.
Verified review

Divine Catering is top shelf service. From the initial consult, to follow up calls to the walk through and delivery and service at our wedding, they were very accommodating. Every detail was attended to and it made our day stress free. Most guests went back for seconds!!!!! To trust strangers to cook for your loved ones is not an easy thing so thank you so very much.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amelia D.
Verified review

We are beyond excited to be working with Alison for our wedding! :)

My Vice Catering & events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeanot L.
Verified review

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!

e&b photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Paul C.
Verified review

My wife and I recently hired e&b photography to shoot our wedding. Chris and Christian were very easy to work with and accommodated all of our needs. Working with them was stress free and the easiest part of our planning process. We just received our finished photos and love the results. We highly recommend Chris and Christian!

Taste Of Life
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evelyn H.
Verified review

Taste of Life catered a meeting for me. Charnel prepared lunch for 12 people. She arrived on time and was very professional. The food was amazing and the cost was reasonable. I highly recommend Taste of Life!

Aloha Catering Co.
5.0
from 1 review
    Lisbet V.
    Verified review

    I love Lindsey's cooking! If you haven't tried it yet, you're in for a treat ;)

    About

    We provide amazing food at competitive prices during the following: - Anniversaries - Baby Showers/Milestones - Bar/Bat Mitzvahs - Birthdays - Bridal Showers - Christenings - Corporate Events - Debutante Balls - Eco-Friendly/Green Weddings - Engagement Parties - Graduations - Holiday Parties - LGBT Weddings/Ceremonies - Memorials - Proms - Quinceaneras - Sweet 16s

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We are a farm-to-table catering company specializing in weddings and corporate and private events. Feel free to contact us.

    About

    I am a professional bartender. When not working in a bar, I love to work at private events. I make fabulous and creative cocktails which I can cater to your personal tastes. Having worked in bars, distilleries and vineyards, I have a wealth of knowledge to share about local spirits and serve every drink with a smile on my face.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    With All Catering you're guaranteed satisfaction and tasty results. Our unique ability to cover all cuisines is what truly sets us apart.

    About

    Acquire a taste for the wild! I have original recipes, unique ingredients and seasonal flavors. I define what Wild Pear loves to do. I entertain with the best in food, wine and style.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    We are a boutique catering and culinary consulting company designed to make all your private functions as great as your vision. Our representative will sit down with you and create whatever experience you are looking for with customized menus. Ideal for parties of up to 20 people, our team utilizes your facilities (private home or business) to cater functions for any event. From the laid-back Super Bowl party or get-together to the formal 7-course dinner party, we will make it special!

    About

    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).

    About

    I am a lifetime culinarian. I have tons of experience with fine dining and catering. I have worked everywhere on the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle.

    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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