A Wonderland Of Food
A Wonderland Of Food

A Wonderland Of Food

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Introduction: I provide service in three fields: catering large cocktail parties with exceptional food, professional service, and flawless presentation; serving phenomenal, multi-coursed meals for brunch, lunch, or dinner parties; and supporting busy families with healthy home cooked food everyone can enjoy on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule. I have worked as a professional private chef and caterer for over 25 years now, serving very important and illustrious clients in both Los Angeles, New York and now Portland. Notable clients and guests include Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Frank Bruni, Alec Baldwin, and more. I have an extensive menu selection featuring exotic cuisines from all over the world as well as classic American comfort food. There's nothing more rewarding than providing the meal and service that people have dreamed about. Plus, I get to do it from the kitchen-- which is my favorite place to be! I love to give my clients the opportunity to enjoy their own celebration without any stress. Don't work your own party! Let A Wonderland of Food take care of everything for you.
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27 years in business

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Nicole L.
Jun 10, 2019
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Alison and Nicole were fantastic. When Alison replied to my Thumbtack request, she provided me with great detail on menu options, event ideas and pricing per person. I had one idea in mind but her idea was so much better than mine. The event was an open house for my daughter’s high school graduation. Alison arrived when she said she would, setup and went right to work. Server Nicole arrived 30 minutes later (per plan), and both were there before our guests. Alison and Nicole even helped with other event tasks like making lemonade and iced tea. Once the guests arrived, everything was timed perfectly. Alison’s idea was heavy appetizers from a variety of cuisines. My daughter enjoyed selecting them all from the huge list of options. Everything was beautifully presented and guests could help themselves or Nicole happily served guests around the house, out on the deck and even down in the yard where my 11 year old felt it was acceptable to be waited upon! Without exception each guest complemented the food and service. At the end of the party you would never even know they had been there save for the few delectable leftovers that we enjoyed later on — everything was cleaned and returned to status quo. I will hire Alison and Nicole again. You should hire them for your next event - you won’t be disappointed!

Details: Graduation party • Lunch • Alcoholic drinks • Dessert • Italian • French • American - casual • Food stations • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients) • $25 - $34 • $20 - $24 • $35 - $49

Wedding and Event Catering
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Sarah a.
Nov 30, 2018
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From beginning to end it was a pleasure to work with Alison and A Wonderland Of Food catering. The service staff were attentive and professional during our event and made sure glasses and plates were cleared in a timely manner and food was consistently replenished. The food was delicious and the amount of variety ensures you won't have an issue finding something tasty and unique to please all palates. We look forward to working with her again for future events!

Details: Office coordinator • Holiday party • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - casual • American - formal • Asian • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Small bites • Service will be needed during the meal • Office • Yes - partial kitchen (refrigerator and sink only) • 51 - 60 guests • Dinnerware, flatware, and glasses • Serving/warming trays, dishes, and utensils • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Tina T.
Dec 11, 2017
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Alison has been terrific to work with. We have used her in a few different capacities in the last 2 weeks...private chef for a dinner party, caterer for a holiday cocktail party and chef for delivered meals. Her food has been delicious, and she is really easy to work with. She is open to suggestions and will also give her opinion on what she thinks will work best depending on the event. She is quick to respond, always professional and reasonably priced. I plan on using her again and recommend you give her a try.
Wedding and Event Catering
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Edward J.
Aug 20, 2017
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Alison was responsive and accommodating to every request we had. She made time to address concerns while she was on personal time herself and never missed a beat. This was a special birthday celebration for my wife and Alison made it seamless, even assisting with rentals for the event. I work with caterers all over the country and if I have a need here in Portland again, it will be filled by her and her team if they are available!
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Kim L.
Jun 21, 2017
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It was a true pleasure to work with Alison and her team for our intimate corporate event. As a meeting planner astute to the finer details and often implementing them on my own, I felt at ease from the very beginning of our working together. I was a bit worried about finding someone that understood what was needed with about 3 weeks to prepare. From our first communication, the fantastic menu choices, her reassurance that everything will go very smooth, the delicious food, beautiful displays, I really didn't have to worry about a thing as it was precisely what she had said and what I had hoped it would be. I truly appreciated being able to Network with our guests and relax a little bit without having to attend to the details on my own. I can't thank them enough. I highly recommend A Wonderland of Food for your next event.
Wedding and Event Catering
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Alison Tucker

FAQs

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

    I love to work one-on-one with every customer-- taking them through my very comprehensive menu selection, discussing the right staffing and tone for the party, and discerning exactly how to take the pressure of throwing a party off the host. My motto is "Don't Work Your Own Party!" Just let us take care of everything.

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

    While I am mostly self taught, I attended the professional course at The New School of Cooking in Los Angeles. I drop into classes at least once a year to expand my technique and my ever-growing exotic repertoire. I love to fuse the new tastes with the classics to develop new dishes constantly.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I've worked with every type of customer! From busy businessmen to wealthy celebrities, from stressed homemakers to recovering patients on chemo. I've cooked in big kitchens and teeny tiny ones and for people with deep interest in cooking to people who don't care at all. I've cooked for all types of customers and I've loved every second of it.

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