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Oregon City Business Caterers

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 90 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!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristin B.
Verified review

The catering company was so amazing thru the entire process. Very responsive to the million questions I asked : ) The food was so amazing even though I never set up a trial for tasting. I had all my faith in the company and it turned out better then expected.

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

We had Bear Country Catering do our company picnic and it was an excellent decision! They showed up on time ready to go, kept everything looking fresh and stocked. The food was delicious and they were able to meet the various dietary needs for all of our staff (vegetarian, vegan and meat eaters). They tailor your menu to your budget. All around great experience!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 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!

Divine Catering
4.4
from 20 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.

Private Chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
Verified review

Every meal I have eaten prepared by Heather and Chad has been delicious. They make amazing homemade raviolis, soups, salads, salsas and soooo much more. They are very professional, the food is always tasty and the ingredients fresh. We love them!

My Vice Catering & events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren P.
Verified review

Tarl and the entire team with MyVice Catering were such a breath of fresh air to work with. They recently catered our 200 person wedding and far exceeded our expectations in making our wedding perfect! MyVice isn't afraid to step outside the typical "wedding food" box and spice things up! We went with Southern/Cajun style food and the guests were blown away with the quality, flavor and uniqueness of all the dishes served, we received so many complements! Tarl and his team were so on point and professional, they even had a staff member shucking oysters for our very own oyster bar! No matter the request MyVice was happy to make our vision come to life and I could not recommend them enough for any type of event you may be planning! Way to rock it guys!

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

I highly recommend!! The food was awesome, the staff was friendly! They went out of their way to accommodate me and my guests. We had a party of 30 and everyone raved about the food and service. Many have asked for her contact information. We will definitely be calling on Teri H again! Thank you I just cannot say enough good things about our experience!

Northwest Foto
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Carly C.
Verified review

Great photographer getting his business up and running. Has a very relaxed and easy going manner. Makes you feel comfortable enough to be goofy or serious depending on the look you're going for. Will also shoot until you get the exact look and style you want in your photo.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie C.
Verified review

Elaine and Austin make hiring a caterer easy. They did an excellent job between providing us with different menu options, helping us work within our budget, and answering any questions along the way. She made a salad with fresh cesar dressing and a meat lasagna that had everyone coming back for seconds. We look forward to working with them again in the future and appreciate their professionalism and time investment in helping us pull of a wonderful event with no hiccups.

Coin Operated Boy LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires 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.

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 ;)

    • 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!

    About

    I have been catering for small parties, church events, weddings and outdoor events. I can beat the price of any competitor.

    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

    I have been doing catering for at least 10 years for private parties. Most customers pick menus from my book, Angkor Culinaire, but I can make many kinds of food. I do fusion cooking. I mostly do catering with Aaron Meyer, the famous violinist in Portland. My specialty is smoked salmon, salmon cake and lemon grass chocolate cake (unique and customer's favorite). I can cater up to 50 people.

    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 offer Cajun food and catering. We are bringing a taste of NOLA to the Northwest! We bring the best flavors of French Cajun cuisine right to your event or check out our food cart which is coming soon!

    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.

    • 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.

    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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    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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