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Lake Oswego Home Caterers

Browse these home 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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Indigo Rose Personal Chef
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer E.
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We were in Asheville for a Bachelorette Party and were looking to have a private cooking class in our rental house for 11 girls. I'm so glad that we came across Bake My Day here on Thumbtack! Rachel was wonderful to work with, very flexible with times, menus, etc. Everything she prepared for us was absolutely delicious! I'm still dreaming of that Parsnip Puree that came with the salmon. YUM! She did a great job at giving us tips on how to prepare each of the courses and even gave us recipe cards for us to take home. The best part is that she left us with a clean kitchen! She made everything easy for us so that we were able to enjoy the evening and still have a fabulous dinner experience. I HIGHLY recommend Bake My Day for any of your catering needs. Feel free to contact me if you need more details! Thanks Rachel!!

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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron Kirk D.
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We hired Fusion to cater for an after work office party. The food showed up on time and by the end of our event was mostly gobbled up - which is a great sign. I recommend them for catering your office or in-home party!

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
Belinda B.
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Heather has cooked for us many times and we are never disappointed! She is creative, versatile, and knowledgeable. Heather uses the best ingredients, using locally grown food whenever possible. Heather loves to create and serve delicious food.... And it shows! I recommend her services for any event, large or small. You will not be disappointed.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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THIS is your go-to resource for catering. Everything about working with Allison is amazing. She worked with every crazy bit of our custom needs and every bite was delicious!

Eats Creative Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Angela B.
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I have had the opportunity to enjoy Eats Creative Cuisine on multiple occasions. Whether it is a catered wedding or a little picnic dinner, it has been incredible EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Cracker Job
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Justin S.
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Cracker Job prepared a wonderful spread of food for an event I held recently. Garcia is great to work with, and I highly recommend Cracker Job for anything catering or catering-related.

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!

Portland Home Chef
5.0
from 1 review
    Sage C.
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    Brittany Baldwin of Portland Home Chef is an inspiring and encouraging teacher. She listened to what my needs, objectives, fears and competencies/challenges are and then created a learning menu designed to give me just what I needed. I wish I could have her in my home every night cooking with me! I came away from our session empowered about my capacity to prepare delicious, nourishing food for my son and me. I have new skills and insights--and recipes--and a renewed sense of fun about being in my kitchen. And now, every time my son (who is 2) eats something that tastes good, he asks if Brittany has prepared it. Plus, Brittany is a wonderful, easygoing person who is just enjoyable to have in your kitchen. This is an extraordinary value.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a personnel chef, using only the freshest ingredients. I can cook all types of cuisines. I do come to you, and cook on the spot, and leave your place clean. I have been cooking for 36 years, and you will love my food. I also do catering in private businesses.

    • 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 provide catering services for small dinners, cocktail parties and wedding receptions, from 100 to 300 guests.

    About

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

    About

    I enjoy cooking and having guests over. I was told many times that I should open my own restaurant. I will be happy if I could do catering for 30 to 40 people more often. I will be so happy. Thank you.

    About

    I cater to all needs of bar tending, private parties, etc. I like to keep my customers 100% satisfied. I am on call 24-7.

    About

    Catering: West Host Catering and Event Services is a family-owned and operated event business serving all counties in Oregon and Washington.  Our menu and service options have been designed based on our decades of experience in the hospitality industry. Each menu item has been carefully selected to reflect the most often requested crowd-pleasing dishes.  Delicious menu choices are fully customizable and available for any budget, size, and type of special event. Both full-service and drop-off only options are available. Staffing: Every professionally-licensed West Host Catering and Event Services team member has been recruited from a network of local talent and has at least two and as many as thirty years of experience in their position. Our friendly, expert staff include all Front and Heart of House (kitchen) positions, as well as professional event coordinators, hairstylists,  wedding officiants, audio/visual specialists, DJs, and carpentry/set-up crew members. All team members are required to adhere to strict grooming and uniform standards.

    • 16 years in business
    About

    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.

    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.
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