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Portland Dessert Caterers

Browse these dessert caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Portland.

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

Jerry helped with catering two of our business locations with a soup bar that included 3 soups, bread bowls, rolls, salad, dessert and drinks. It was a hit! The feedback from our employees regarding the food was great. Thanks for helping us with our 12 days of Christmas event. Defintely will hire him again.

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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
Ellen S.
Verified review

Alison was a delight and her food was fantastic. We had a small party with a selection of passed appetizers, which were all truly delicious. The Thai chicken puffs were the most amazing of all (perfectly seasoned meat, delectably light pastry), and I had no idea spinach and artichoke dip could be so good (the from-scratch pita bread was lovely with it). The dessert was tiny chocolate cupcakes with the most perfect, airy buttercream frosting. I ate five in a row and wanted more. I'd definitely, happily engage her services again.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chad W.
Verified review

I wanted to make my daughter's first baby shower a special memory. My daughter also only eats vegan. Maribel made many things of Vegan approved ingredients. Some of the things she made were Peruvian food. Peruvian Food is something I was not previously aware of and I have discovered it is exceptionally delicious. I will not dare to try to pronounce or spell what I like best of the Peruvian foods. The item most commented on at the baby shower were these little delicious cupcakes: Maribel created baby faces on the cupcakes of various expressions using frosting. We did not agree in advance on a price for a catering this baby shower for 25 guests. Considering the amount of work and the amount of food the price was very reasonable.

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alaena Y.
Verified review

Delicious food, great communication, flexible to our needs... Danielle was a delight. Will definitely hire again!

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.

Private Chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie P.
Verified review

Chefs Heather and Chad cooked for a dinner that I had at my house for a group of 16 friends. The communication with Heather was excellent and she had great ideas for the menu. We chose a latin feast theme. She was able to accommodate for gluten free needs with ease. They are wonderfully nice people, hard working, and their food was excellent. The guests all raved about the food. Particularly favorites were the grilled shrimp with mango salsa and the pulled pork. Their salsas were incredible. At the end no one had room for dessert but it was so good that every last person ate it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised and highly impressed. I would highly recommend Heather and Chad for any of your cooking needs.

Top Pro
  • 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

Elaine is very accommodating and easy to work with! We ordered the fajita bar for an event with about 40 people and it was a huge hit! I personally loved the fajitas and the appetizers were a very nice touch as well.

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!

El Vaquero BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Kaley T.
Verified review

Some of the best food I’ve had in a very long time. All the guests at our wedding raved about the food! Orlando and Kelly go above and beyond to make your day very special and just the way you want it. I probably changed my mind about 10 times before the wedding and they accommodated my needs with a big smile on their face. The meat was amazing and the side dishes were delicious. I HIGHLY recommend them for any event!

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 ;)

    Mehris Bakery and Cafe
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Raquel O.
    Verified review

    We are a university in Portland, OR that hires breakfast and lunch catering for new student orientation events 3 times per year. We have been using a larger commercial catering firm for several years but really wanted a fresh menu and to work with a local smaller café. We stopped by the café/bakery one day to purchase some bakery items and some lunch items to sample prior to choosing our new caterer. Our team loved all of the items and decided to hire Mehri. Mehri was very responsive from initial contact, to planning and through the day of the event. She is a creative and talented chef and everything was delicious. The food was delivered on time and the presentation was perfect. All of the feedback we received was positive. Other departments at the university that need occasional catering asked for Mehri's business card. We will be hiring her for our next event in March.

    • 12 years in business
    About

    Our food is handmade. We love making it. We love celebrations! Life is a gift and we treat every day as a present.

    About

    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!

    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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a personnel chef, using only the freshest ingredients. I can cook all types of cuisines. I do come to you, and cook on the spot, and leave your place clean. I have been cooking for 36 years, and you will love my food. I also do catering in private businesses.

    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.

    About

    WPC strives to bring quality cuisine to event guests and clients through pristine attention to detail, safety, and health standards.

    • 13 years in business
    About

    Clients hire me for my special attention to detail & presentation of the food. I put alot of thought in the decor., linens & fresh flower centerpeices - typically provided within the cost of my service. Whether it is a casual lunch or wedding, the table & food look amazing.

    About

    We are celebrating life's special moments. We offer full-service and drop-off catering services. We offer menus and pricing for any event to fit almost any budget. We are professional, reliable, and easy to work with. Let us help you have a wonderful event that everyone will remember.

    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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