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Oregon City Buffet Caterers

Browse these buffet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oregon City.

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

Can't beat their prices and they were very flexible and accommodating, even helping with various reception things. They had no hidden fees and were very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend, even for a nice wedding like we had. We had the appetizer buffet and the food was good. They were nice to include cake cutting at no extra cost.

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

Sandra catered our wedding, and everyone loved the food. She had brought a curried appetizer that I didn't ask about, and it was a HUGE HIT, Everyone really enjoyed it. Out of all the caterers and restaurants we checked, Sandra really worked with our budget, and there was plenty of food, and everything was really tasty. Listen to all these reviews on here, with Sandra you can't go wrong!

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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
Hunter W.
Verified review

Alison catered a meal for 10 of us last weekend, and it was indeed a Wonderland of Food. Party was fantastic - so nice knowing that someone else is in the kitchen taking care of all the hard stuff so that we can socialize. The meal was fantastic! The chicken so tender with interesting spices. Each side dish complemented the main, but was practically a main in its own right. And of course, after you are so full you don't think you can get up from the table - desert arrives. Oh, you WILL find the room for it. So good. Thank you Alison! We'll do it again for sure.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth J.
Verified review

Fushion catering was great to work with - the food was to die for, more than expected for the price and Maribel even provided décor that made our other wise boring conference room look beautiful. Would highly recommend them to anyone in the Portland area.

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

Danielle was incredible to work with. We gave a budget and theme, she came back quickly with 3 different menus to pick from, all of which worked with what we had asked. Up to the wedding she was accommodating and prompt with her replies whether by phone or email, which was frequently! Constantly available to answer questions and offer suggestions to make our day better. The day of she was on time, staff was friendly and hard working, and the food was delicious. Most people who attend weddings are looking forward to the food, all of our guests agreed that her food did not disappoint. We would hire her again in a heartbeat.

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

We had a very simple wedding ceremony at home, followed by an intimate catered dinner with a grand total of 11 people including me and the groom. It was greatly appreciated that staff were willing to drive all the way from Tigard to our house in Kalama, Washington. Miranda was well organized and friendly. She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, thoroughly answering any questions we had for her. We did a food tasting prior to booking and enjoyed the food we were able to sample, although after the fact we wished we would have had the opportunity to try the coriander salmon with peach/avocado salsa since it was "award-winning". We ended up ordering it as one of our three entrees and were a bit nervous that it may end up being a little over the top for us since we usually prepare salmon very simply at home. However, we found it to be delicious. The guests were very complimentary about the dinner. I especially liked the penne pasta with mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. We were sent two caterers for our event, one to serve food and one to bartend. We provided our own alcohol for the bartender to serve, so we had ingredients and garnishes for most basic cocktails. We also provided homemade mint-infused simple syrup to add to mojitos. When the catering staff showed up on the wedding day, the staff member designated as our bartender confided that she was very nervous since she had not bartended in about 30 years. She did not know how to make basic cocktails, which surprised us a little, but she was very friendly and accommodating, and used a flip book of recipes for guidance. The groom pointed out the mint simple syrup in the fridge while the bartender was setting up for the event and explained to her that it was for the mojitos. When I took a sip of the first mojito I ordered that evening, it was extremely strong since it had no simple syrup and just a splash of club soda. The bartender was more than happy to add the simple syrup and a bit more club soda at my request, which made it taste great. I was a bit worried about how my guests' drinks might be tasting, but didn't hear any complaints. The bartender was hard working and personable with the guests. We provided our own coffee to be served at the event. However, the grounds we had were either too course for the catering company's percolator or the measurement was off, because the coffee poured out looking more like dilute tea. We ended up making coffee for our guests with our French press. The catering van pulled into the garage and remained parked there in order to load the food and supplies into our house. The garage is the first thing one sees when he or she is driving up our long, winding gravel driveway. The groom asked staff if they could please shut the garage door once they were inside so that guests would be prompted to use the walkway around the side of the house and enter from the entrance rather than through the garage and laundry room. The garage door was never shut, so all of the guests came in this way. It wasn't a huge deal, but it wasn't as visually appealing. Overall, we were happy with the way our wedding dinner turned out and found the staff at Divine Catering to be very friendly. I may have decided not to purchase a bartending package had I known that we would be provided with an inexperienced bartender, but the evening still turned out well regardless.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kehau S.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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
Marian P.
Verified review

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

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.

    • 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.

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    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.

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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.

    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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