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Lake Oswego Dinner Caterers

Browse these dinner catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Oswego.

That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas W.
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We chose That Food Guy to cater our wedding because of Jerry's professionalism and service. He was attentive to our needs and truly made our wedding a success. The food was delicious and timely. When inquiring about his catering services we learned about his alcohol and DJ services as well. 5 star for all. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again Jerry for making our special day great!

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna B.
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Sandra was very easy to work with and went above and beyond what I expected. I would definitely use her catering services again.

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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
Cathy L.
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I was a guest at a recent Mexican-themed dinner party catered by Alison, where everything - from tortilla chips and salsa to tortillas to a buttercream-iced cake - was made from scratch and excellent. Anyone considering her catering services would be well served to look at her blog (www.awonderlandofwords.com), wherein she clearly demonstrates great pride and love for her work. Alison is an excellent, warm and conscientious chef.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori S.
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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
Monica C.
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Danielle did a great job , she has a great personality, very accommodating to our requests; she was punctual, the food on the table look very nice, the quality of the food was very good as well. We heard very good comments from the people attending the meeting. We would recommend Bear Country Catering for you catering needs! You won't regret it.

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
Ellie P.
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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.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Kehau S.
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Alison is a true professional! From the first Thumbtack contact to the event, she was extremely easy to work with. Sadly, I was unable to attend the actual event. But I received numerous texts, during the event & after, complimenting Alison & the wonderfully delicious spread that she put out. According to everyone in attendance, the food was FANTASTIC and there was so much of it! You know that things went well when you get asked for contact information for the caterer. Cheers to Alison & Baker's Dozen Catering & Cakes for a job well done!

My Vice Catering & events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Suvi C.
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My Vice Catering is a fantastic company. Their values for locally sourced and sustainable products is in line with what we believe in. They also pay and treat their staff so well. The bartenders we happy, efficient, and fun. The staff did an amazing job of busing and cleaning up. They arrived on time and prepared. Then there is the food.... so yummy. We got soooo many compliments from our guests. The appetizers were beautiful and delicious. They used the charcoal bbq at the venue and it really added to the experience and made the food so fresh. All the sauces, salsas, and attention to detail on the buffet table was great. Tarl was very communicative with us throughout the entire process. They handled all the rentals, we just had to pick what we wanted. So easy! If you are planning an event, hire My Vice Catering. Seriously, just do it. They are awesome!

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

Farm To Table
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan U.
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We invited Zach to prepare a dinner for (4) in Sonoma County and it could not have been better. Zach was well prepared, professional, and very engaging during our meal. Obviously the food was incredible and we thoroughly enjoyed each course. Very reasonably priced given the amount of preparation required. He has a LOT of experience and knowledge to impart if you're interested... He's passionate about his profession and it shows in the results.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    • 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

    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.

    About

    We do Massage Therapy and Cook you dinner afterwards, washing dishes and leaving you to relax.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.