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McMinnville Caterers

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That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney M.
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Jerry was one of my favorite vendors that I worked with. Everyone is still talking about how great the food was, saying that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. I was quoted a great price per person and Jerry was able to provide other services for great prices as well, bar service, place settings, linens, champagne flutes, etc. I don't think it would have been possible for me to make a better catering choice.

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily D.
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When planning our casual wedding reception for 40 guests, my husband and I wanted a classic, Southern style barbecue. The majority of catering quotes we received from others included menu items that we didn't want and that didn't fit our vision - unnecessarily gussied up PNW versions of BBQ. Sandra really listened to what we wanted and prepared the exact menu we were looking for: sliced beef brisket, bone-in grilled chicken, pulled pork, ribs, macaroni and cheese, salads, and drinks -- everything was delicious! Our guests took home leftovers and commented on the awesome food. She set everything up right on time and was so friendly and pleasant to work with. Her catering skills are outstanding and I am so grateful that she's sharing her talents with the world!

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

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!!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

Allison did a fantastic job catering my daughter's birthday party! She was very responsive and early to deliver the food. The food was displayed very nicely with much more on them than expected. The quality was outstanding, we especially enjoyed the short ribs, but it was all wonderful! I completely recommend her to anyone!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene K.
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Food was excellent, did miss deviled eggs as ordered but everything else was wonderful. A couple of people felt she was a little short when people written through the kitchen which I get Ellen others might not. Overall very pleased with the catering and the bartending. Lily was an excellent bartender!. Would hire again.

My Vice Catering & events
5.0
from 7 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!

Teri h Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
Verified review

I absolutely love this family! They are so incredibly sweet and accommodating of whatever you want! They're food is SO delicious and I always eat it when at the farmers market! I cannot say enough good things about their yummy food and amazing customer service!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brooke B.
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Receiving food from Tranquil Heart has been amazing! Its chef/owner Diane truly has a passion for cooking and you can taste it with every bite! The meal service is a great way to make eating healthy super easy! While I am a carnivore, I have tried some of her vegan specialties and was impressed with how flavorful they were! Dealing with Diane and Tranquil Heart is a pleasure!

Taste Of Life
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marian P.
Verified review

Charmell is the consummate professional. The dishes she prepared for visiting family were delicious.

Coin Operated Boy LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monique V.
Verified review

Stephanie and Tamisha were just the best! We just loved meeting them and having them cater our little dinner party. They were professional and flexible to our needs. I would definitely recommend them and use their services again in the future.

  • 8 years in business
Shelley D.
Verified review

Regan and I cannot thank you enough for all you did to ensure that her wedding was all that she hoped it would be. From the first, when we wanted a simple ceremony with just a few guests followed by cake and champagne with the residents, to the final day, when we had 45 people for the ceremony in the garden, followed by lunch in the Sullivan Theater and then cake and champagne with the residents in the Hemingway Room, you were amazing. Every time we needed help (Referrals for bakeries? Photographers? Hair stylists?), every time we had questions (Can we have flowers delivered to you? Can we add something to the buffet for the kids? Can we play a DVD slideshow at the reception? ), your response was always “no problem, we can do that”. The lunch buffet was delicious and plentiful (SO glad we didn’t cut the whipped potatoes with basil!), the servers were professional, and the transition from one location to the next seamless. And the little touches were so thoughtful (everyone loved the “eat, drink and be married” sign outside the reception!). You made the wedding so easy and so much fun, Melissa. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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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.

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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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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.

  • 6 years in business
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This is YOUR event and we treat it as such. We are happy to accommodate special requests and LOVE coming up with ways to make your menu distinctly YOU.

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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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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.

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Mayahuel Catering is here to make your next birthday, anniversary, holiday, reunion or any celebration easy and festive. With a wide array of delicious dishes for any budget, the Mayahuel Catering team arrives at your location, sets up a professional and beautiful selection of foods, with pleasant staff ready to serve your guests. We also clean up and make sure that no crumb is left behind! Invite your friends and family, sit back and enjoy!

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

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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.

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

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.

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 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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Service for a Buffet Dinner Party

Portland, OR

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Other (breakfast bunch wedding shower)
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    May 31, 13 I'm hosting a wedding shower breakfast/bunch at my home. would like a fruit platter, pastries, and quiche or egg dish

Need BBQ Catering Services for Wedding

Forest Grove, OR

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Details
    Wedding

Need a BBQ Caterer for a Wedding

Vancouver, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    Wedding
  • $15.5
    Average price
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