Miere Catering
Miere Catering

Miere Catering

Discounts available
Discounts available
$100/person
starting cost


Cuisine(s)
Scheduling

Responds within a day

Introduction: Miere Catering provides high profile, private dinners and small party catering to the Portland community and further. Every item is of the highest quality and locally sourced from the Pacific Northwest, or even the chef's overflowing personal garden. Chef Kara has been in the culinary and events industry for over 8 years and enjoys creating small, private events customized to each client. Whether it's grazing boards for romantic picnics, a family dinner with various dietary restrictions, anniversary or elopement, girls brunch at the house, or anything else you can think of, Chef Kara will come up with the creative ideas, serve a delicious meal, maybe develop a custom cocktail or two, pick up flowers you forgot to grab, and clean up after.
Overview

Hired 12 times

Serves Portland, OR

Background checked

1 employee

3 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo

Social media

Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

136 photos

  • Beach Elopement

    Wedding and Event Catering

  • Wedding for 20 guests

    Wedding and Event Catering

Specialties
Cuisine(s)

, , , , , , , , ,

Event type

, , , , , , , , , ,

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

15 reviews

5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%

Read reviews that mention:


pro avatar
Jennifer s.
Feb 28, 2022
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Kara has been super easy to work with and very helpful in creating the experience our family is looking for to celebrate our Mom's 80th bday. We collaborated on a menu, desired experience and time for the event and it all seemed to go easily and effortlessly.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Italian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
pro avatar
Michael S.
Aug 8, 2021
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We had Kara cook in our home for a birthday celebration. She was friendly, professional and made the most delicious food. She catered to some picky eaters (kids), but was able to still rise to more sophisticated and adventurous palettes. It was a wonderful experience and something we will do with Kara again...better than a meal out, great value and nothing to clean up! Thank you, Kara.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
pro avatar
Janice W.
May 22, 2022
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Simply Stunning! Great food. Fun Menu. (We had a ridiculous number of food preferences for a party of 12.) Highly recommend

Details: Shower (baby, bridal, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - formal • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • French • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
pro avatar
STYLE RIGHT B.
Dec 6, 2021
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Kara was very easy to communicate and she responded very timely on all of my questions and came up with menu choices for my birthday party. On the day, she came early to set up, she was very organized, kept the kitchen clean and very pleasant to talk to. Food was served on a timely fashion with decent presentation. She also did cleanup after all four courses were served, which i didn't know was included in the price. The ingredients of the food were all very fresh, the first two courses came up a bit too salty per most of my guests feedback plus my own tasting, but after I told her the main course came out perfectly. The dessert was super yummy as well. The only two suggestions I have for her for continuous improvement would be 1) The food portion could be a bit larger for the price package I chose 2) Make two price package options with including cleanup and not including cleanup. Overall, I would say it was an excellent experience working with Kara. You can definitely feel the love and passion she has for cuisine and her artistry when she prepares for food.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
pro avatar
Steve m.
Aug 1, 2021
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Kara did a great job for us. The food selections, preparations and presentations were well done and the flavors and proportions were very nice. Everything was fresh tasting and satisfying. Thanks Kara!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
Credentials
Background Check

Kara Hendrie

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing varies widely based on the number of guests and type of food I am serving. The best way to get an accurate quote is to get in touch with me so we can discuss your budget and what you are looking for. I use high quality, local ingredients, as well as prepare and delivery the food personally as close to the time of your event for optimal quality. All events will require a 50% non refundable deposit to secure your date and cover cost of food. The last 50% of your balance will be due 24 hours after service. Parties of 3 guests and under have a $450 minimum. Any alcohol is a separate cost that I do not up-charge for. I provide the receipt with final invoicing. The total cost of your catering will include food, delivery, any additional supplies, and labor. Please be aware that gratuity is not included, however greatly appreciated.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We will have a discussion based on what type of event you are having, the number of guests you are serving, and any dietary restrictions or specific requests you may have. Based off the information you provide me with I will then create a custom menu which I will forward to you along with a sample invoice and we can make any changes from there.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have worked in various kitchens across the country from fine dining French restaurants to casual brew pubs. My background also includes event coordination and wedding design as well as meeting planning for tech start ups in San Francisco.

Not what you’re looking for?

No problem: we have pros for every job.