That Food Guy Catering

Salem, OR

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We take the time to go the extra mile. From finding the menu that is perfect for the client's tastes to helping design their event (at no additional cost), we go above and beyond.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We enjoy the smiles we bring to our customer's faces when an event exceeds their expectations!

Location

Salem, OR 97301

Years in business

17

Number of employees

20

Times hired on Thumbtack

150

Reviews

86 Reviews
  • Katie R. Apr 23, 2017
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Satisfied
    The food was delicious! He brought just the right amount to feed 500 people. He was straight to the point and always picked up the phone when I called with questions. I thought the phone calls were kind of unprofessional. I didn't want to have to ask if I was talking to the correct people, so maybe instead of just saying hello, put your name in there. I also had to call to confirm his appearance at our event. Overall, Jerry is wonderful to work with!
  • Amy S. Mar 6, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great Experience from Start to Finish
    Professional and knowledgeable staff, plenty of crowd-pleasing food, and great service from the moment they walked in. My whole office is looking forward to seeing That Food Guy Catering again.
  • Maria O. Mar 3, 2017
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    I meant to leave a rating quite some time ago but life happened. I was very happy with the experience at my wedding getting full service catering. He made me feel confident in his ability to pull through even with last minute changes I was pleased. They did everything that was asked and saved us money, especially for a Portland wedding! (Nov. 7, 2015)
  • Deb D. Jan 30, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Company Event
    The food was great! We received very positive feedback from all that attended the event. The servers were very professional and helpful.
  • Sharon M. Dec 13, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Holiday Fare!
    Unfortunately, I was not on site for this event. However, feedback has been very good regarding the food, the service and the employees that delivered. All interactions with Jerry leading up to the event were excellent. We had to reschedule last minute due to inclement weather on our original date. Jerry was very accommodating and understanding of our dilemma (we closed the office). I recommend!
  • Allen G. Dec 3, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    So perfect
    The food was amazing. They arrived right on time and everything was perfect. I will definitely use their services again.
  • Amy F. Nov 17, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Great food and staff!
    This catering company is great! The staff did well at keeping things tidy and the food flowing. Our bar tender was hilarious and they all did a great job checking in with the guests. My reason for 4 stars is due to the plates being too small for guests. We had skewers and other munchies and they didn't fit on the plates. People had to grab two plates and balance the food. I'm glad plates were provided though! I would hire them again and just request at least medium sized plates to fit the kind of food you order. Thank you!
  • Jason S. Nov 9, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Work Luncheon
    Thank you for the catered event. We have had great reviews from the workforce and were able to get 900 workers through in under 20 minutes. Great Job and we will see you again next time.
  • Kat C. Oct 28, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    A little disappointed...
    For a full service catering company, I was expecting more. Initially, the communication started off great up to the time of ordering. After that, it became difficult to get a reply back and had to initiate all the follow-up. In regards to the food, I could tell it was purchased elsewhere (most likely Costco) and then laid out on a tray. Our muffins and danishes were straight from Costco and believe the dessert were too, which started melting. Some feedback - I think the representation of food needs to be better. I could have brought my own trays and laid out the Costco items myself. Although we were trying to save on the hassle of purchasing this all ourselves from a store, we would have saved about 70% doing it ourselves had I known it was all purchased from an outside source. As a catering company, we would expect some or most of these items be made by the catering company themselves.
  • Holly S. Oct 27, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Great, affordable Caterers!
    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.
  • Kori P. Oct 19, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Shoemaker wedding
    Everyone loved the food :-)
  • Malena V. Oct 4, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Excellent Experience
    Great service and excellent food for our wedding. All of our guests loved everything! Thank you Jerry!
  • Sydney M. Sep 30, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Fantastic food and super helpful
    Jerry was one of my favorite vendors that I worked with. Everyone is still talking about how great the food was, saying that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. I was quoted a great price per person and Jerry was able to provide other services for great prices as well, bar service, place settings, linens, champagne flutes, etc. I don't think it would have been possible for me to make a better catering choice.
  • Jan J. Sep 19, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Great service!
    Jerry was great! There was plenty of warm and fresh food. His staff was polite and attentive. I would hire a That Food Guy again because there were no worries with his service.
  • Holly M. Sep 14, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Delicious!
    We hired That Food Guy to cater our wedding and everyone loved the food! The employees were very professional and friendly and everyone went back for more mac and cheese. The best price we could find and the food was great!
  • Stephanie D. Sep 12, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Top Notch Food and Service. You will not be disappointed!
    Jerry and his crew were FANTASTIC. Everything was spectacular from the food quality and flavor to the flexibility of menu options including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. The buffets were set up to allow less than a 2 minute wait at the busiest time making all our employees very happy and a smooth process. That Food Guy Catering is being added to our preferred vendor list for future events and recommended to other departments within our organization.
  • Aimee S. Sep 11, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Great food and service!
    Jerry was great to work with! His staff was on time, efficient, and the food was great. He made my life easier feeding 300 people!
  • Tammy H. Sep 5, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Amazing, yummy and so worth every penny!
    outstanding!!!! Food was awesome. They even called us a few hours before to be sure we had ice for the kegs. We did not! Thank you for making our wedding day perfect!!!
  • Zach G. Aug 21, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Jerry catered our rehearsal and wedding back to back days and both were huge hits with family and guests. We would highly recommend him and if we ever need catering again he will be the top of the list!
  • Mary H. Aug 18, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Although Jerry is a nice person,his business needs a little work!! They catered our daughters wedding and his food was good, however, it was not what we ordered. We were suppose to get honey glazed chicken breast and got pulled chicken, we were suppose to get fruit and got some sort of pasta salad instead. The wedding started at 5pm and the caterer showed up at 4:20, the people who worked it were not dressed professionally. The appetizers were put out with out silverware (they were meat balls & cheese w/crackers). They were suppose to cut the cake for us, that did not happen however, they did put a card board box on the table with plates & forks. Very disappointed. They might be good for a company picnic, but certainly would not recommend them for a wedding.
    Jerry C. Aug 18, 2016

    Mary, thank you for the review. If you look back over the Menu we exchanged, you will see two things. One example, you were right about the fruit salad. The Orzo salad was sent by mistake to the wedding. Two, the chicken that was served was the BBQ Citrus chicken which is on the menu you have. Your guests raves about it and it was well received. I apologize that these things weren't to your liking and we did offer to make amends for them, which was accepted. Thank you for the gratuity for the workers as well.

  • Anne M. Aug 15, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    The food and service was amazing for our 300 person picnic. Thank you so much Jerry!!!!!
  • Mario P. Aug 8, 2016
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    Food was reasonable for the price. Good service.
  • Laura M. Aug 8, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
  • Emily M. Jul 31, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    I really want to give Jerry a good review because i truly believe he is a good guy but he needs help running his business. He is extremely difficult to get ahold of. He did not reach out to us at any point to talk about details. We had to email, call, leave voicemails, and even message him on Facebook and we still didn't usually get a response. We were still trying to figure out details right up until the few days before the wedding. He said he would be at our venue mid day to drop off plates so we could set the tables but The day of the wedding his crew showed up only about 20 minutes before the ceremony started. His crew did an alright job but Jerry himself never even came to the venue. I have a feeling he was catering another event. I felt like my wedding was an afterthought through the entire planning process. The food was decent but the amount of stress he put me, my fiancé, and my mom through is enough for me to advise against hiring him.
    Jerry C. Aug 1, 2016

    Emily, Thank you for the review. I never implied that I would be the one on site, my son who ran the operation has done hundreds of weddings and done them well. Out of 63 reviews and hundreds of hirings through this and other websites, we have maintained a 5 out 5 average for years. I'm sorry you felt stressed and will work on my business to make sure it doesn't happen again. Thank you for the feedback. Jerry

  • Veronica T. Jul 25, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    All of the employees were prompt, efficient and friendly. The food is very good and our guests enjoyed it. My only concern was the amount of food. Our guest numbers were just what I reported, but we ran out of food. By the time my husband (father of the bride) got around to eating, he had mashed potatoes and baked beans. Perhaps we just had a lot of BIG eaters, but I was somewhat disappointed we ran short.
  • Mallori S. Jul 12, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    The food was fantastic, especially the mashed potatoes. The servers were very polite and fast with setup and takedown. Very pleased all around with the look and taste and price.
  • Carol C. Jun 20, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
    Jerry did everything he said he would do. There were no hidden costs, his food was delicious and the service professional. I will use him again when the need arises.
  • Cathy S. Jun 10, 2016
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    I'm super disappointed with this catering company. We booked him to work our event. I had a very hard time getting in contact with him to verify what he would be serving and if we were still in for having him at our event. I finally got a hold of him and he assured me that he would be there and he would be emailing me a menu. Needless to say he never emailed me a menu and when the event day came he never showed up or even bothers to let me know he wasn't coming so I could get a replacement for his absence. I would give him zero stars but the app won't let me. Very disappointed!
    Jerry C. Jun 10, 2016

    Cathy, As you can see from out previous reviews, this isn't our normal performance. We didn't show to you event for the simple reason that we had received a message that you had found another vendor to sell food at your event. I apologize if this wasn't the case but we don't bail on our customers. Again we apologize for the confusion but we based our actions on information that was relayed to us. Jerry and Staff

  • Alan S. Jun 10, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    food was very good and plentiful
  • Toni B. May 24, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Jerry and his team provided food and beverage service for a wedding I was putting together last weekend. The bride and groom wanted Mexican food and Jerry provided a delicious buffet of meats, salsas, and all the sides we needed. He also provided a bar tender for the evening, she was very polite to the guests and provided a great service. Everyone loved the food, they all left full and happy.
  • Janet G. May 10, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Everything we spoke were told would be taken care of was. The food was excellent and kept full. It made for a very good evening.
  • Ron T. Jan 12, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Jerry catered a memorial service for me and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend him
  • Tajinder K. Jan 5, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    It was exellent service
  • Cj L. Jan 5, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    They were great, on time and the meal was perfect
  • Lisa J. Dec 30, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
  • Jennifer P. Dec 18, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I was thrilled with the service, price and above all the amazing taste of our Holiday Meal order!!!
  • Holly T. Dec 16, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    From giving the bid for catering holiday lunch to delivering food was very smooth process with Jerry who is operations manager. Very cordial and job was done on time with smiles. Food was yummy and planty!
  • Cathy W. Dec 15, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    That Food Guy is a Great Food Guy - went out of his way to make the day a wonderful experience for everyone. Food was tasty and the attitude great. We will be working with him again for the summer picnic and then again next year for the holiday party. Repeat business is the best form of advertising right?
  • Jim S. Dec 8, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    That Food Guy did a super job with our Christmas staff party could not have asked for or received better service. I contacted him on very short notice and he came through in a mighty way. He was wonderful to work with on all levels. Will use again for sure!
  • Kaitlyn J. Dec 4, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    They catered our firm's holiday party! They were awesome and the food was great! We will be hiring for future events. :)
  • Jeanette S. Nov 24, 2015
    Jerry was retained to cater the annual Thanksgiving luncheon at our senior mobile home park. He was customer-oriented right from the start and easy-peasy to deal with. Our traditional turkey fare for 65 arrived right on time with Jerry and his "muscle" or young sidekick. They set up and got out of our way in record time. We broke with a decades long-established caterer to change things up a bit and we were so happy that we did. Jerry did a bang-up job with the turkey (moist and delicious), yummy mashed potatoes and dressing, two kinds of green beans that went over big, and our senior tenants left the rec hall stuffed and glowing with good will. Jerry made the Staff look very good - and all we did was decorate the rec hall! We will be calling That Food Guy AGAIN - SOON/1
  • Emily S. Nov 23, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Bartending/ serving
  • Kelli S. Nov 19, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    My company ordered a Thanksgiving dinner from Jerry and we were beyond impressed! Each dish was cooked perfectly and was just amazing. Jerry was on time and brought plenty. We will definitely use him for our next party.
  • Rene L. Nov 19, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Jerry and 2 others catered our corporate holiday meal for us and let me say, they did amazing! The food was delicious and hot. The aromas and seasonings were not overwhelming at all and I loved that Jerry helped to create a custom menu. We will be hiring for our Christmas meal as well :)
  • Anita E. Nov 13, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Jerry and Byron from That Food Guy Catering provided a fabulous spread for my business dinner! Jerry was super willing to work with me on my budget and he came through for me in a big way! Great food - loved the pulled pork, orzo salad, mashed potatoes (to die for), peach lemonade, bite-sized cheesecakes and more! The two of them were on time, professional, helpful, did full set up and clean up - and came with a great sense of humor too! My bosses were very pleased - and that's a really good thing! I would HIGHLY recommend them and can't wait to have them back for another occasion! Thanks Jerry & Byron! Fantastic job! You've got fans at the OHSU School of Dentistry!
  • Joe O. Nov 9, 2015
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Are you kidding me! Absolutely the best hors d'oeuvres event I have had the pleasure of attending, and I paid for it, so have the right to be judgmental. The cost was VERY reasonable and the quality/presentation BOOM. (Short PS, the meatballs are to die for). THAT FOOD GUY went out of his way to make our event famous. His staff was courteous, well dressed, efficient, and professional. Besides his wonderful hors d'oeuvres, he put together a special ice cream service bar, and served up the beer, wine, and cider. I/we highly recommend Jerry (That Food Guy) to anyone for any occasion; he knows what he is doing. Jerry did a great job! He only needs to spice up his client communications, but I believe he is committed to that.
  • Lisa S. Nov 8, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great job, lovely selection of food.
  • Ted S. Oct 30, 2015
    We hired Jerry and his crew to provide dinner at an event at the Keizer Civic Center for a group of 60 people. Guests gave mostly great reviews of the food. The citrus bbq chicken was rated as "the best chicken ever tasted" by one attendee. The mashed potatoes were the real thing, and the dessert was excellent. The only negatives I heard were that the green beans had too much pepper and the chickpeas in the vegetarian dish didn't taste fully cooked. The staff was very friendly and did not disrupt our event at all. Great job!
  • Susan W. Oct 30, 2015
    Jerry Crane prepared 30 box lunches for our conference. He arrived on time, helped me arrange everything and provided a wonderful meal for all of us. I would highly recommend his services.
  • Wendy J. Oct 14, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
  • Tyler M. Oct 12, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Our bartender was amazing. Her demeanor was perfect for our event and everybody loved her !
  • Joe B. Oct 6, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Jerry helped us out on short notice and provided excellent service. We would definitely use That Food Guy again!
  • Bonnie B. Oct 6, 2015
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    The food provided was excellent and the guests loved it. I should have taken better care to see if there were left overs but it was all cleaned up and gone before I had a chance to see what was left or if I had selected the right amount of food for the amount of guests. As stated before each food item was attractive and delicious. The only criticism I had was that it would have been nice if Jerry and his staff would have had a change of clothes before set up and serving. Even though we were in an outdoor environment, it was distracting to have the caterer in a dirty apron and Tshirt. I understand food prep and set up is messy, but just a quick change into a clean shirt and apron before serving would have made my experience excellent instead of good.
  • Dale P. Oct 3, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Late summer/early fall wedding at Deepwood Estate in Salem. Jerry and his team did a fantastic job on the wedding! Highly recommended!
  • Elena W. Oct 2, 2015
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    Could not have hoped for a better caterer for a busy corporate event! Jerry and his team are amazing. Great food and great service. We will definitely hire him again.
  • Promise P. Oct 1, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Super friendly bartender. Stayed the entire time and war very helpful.
  • Thomas W. Sep 30, 2015
    We chose That Food Guy to cater our wedding because of Jerry's professionalism and service. He was attentive to our needs and truly made our wedding a success. The food was delicious and timely. When inquiring about his catering services we learned about his alcohol and DJ services as well. 5 star for all. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again Jerry for making our special day great!
  • Christian W. Sep 23, 2015
    The food for the wedding was great! Everything went well. We only figured on 140 guests and over 200 showed up. Jerry pulled it off and took care of everything. We couldn't be happier!
  • Laura M. Sep 1, 2015
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    Jerry was very professional, friendly and affordable. He catered our event and everyone loved the food. We will definitely have him back for more! We'd recommend him for sure! Thanks Jerry!
  • Mary H. Aug 28, 2015
    We have an annual event and needed someone new to cater our party of 70-80 people and Jerry didn't let us down. Food was plentiful and everyone left with a full tummy and loved the brownies. Jerry was very professional yet personable and on time. Food was warm and sadly at the last minute we had to move everything inside due to an influx of bees but that did not deter him. I would definitely hire him again for any event I personally would have and will encourage our club to do the same.
  • John H. Jul 27, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    These folks are phenomenal. I worked with Jerry to coordinate the staff for my event and he was extremely professional. They were willing to go above and beyond to make sure our event was a success. If you need a caterer and a worry free experience then trust me, hire these guys.
  • Susan S. Jul 22, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Jerry and team were on time and friendly. The team was made up of cashier and cooks all were qualified and nice to work with. I would have felt a tiny better about contracted help if I had been contacted with confirmation sooner then later regarding staff scheduled and uniform sizes. Staff was great- would use again.
  • Lauralee F. Jul 8, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Jerry Crane and his staff did an amazing job. The food was delicious and when he tells you he can work with most anything he means it. The air conditioning broke at my wedding but his staff still stuck with us with a positive attitude that turned potential disaster into a fun and wonderful evening.
  • James T. Jul 6, 2015
    I am shocked and skeptical of all the positive reviews Jerry's catering company has after dealing with him for our wedding. He was very friendly and easy get ahold of BEFORE we sent him our down payment check. After that, he was nearly impossible to get ahold of. He did not return multiple voicemails and emails. When I finally was able to reach him the week of the wedding, he was never apologetic for his poor customer service. I could literally go on and on about how poor the entire operation was for our wedding. We ended up hiring other servers last second to come do the work that Jerry's servers couldn't. He tried to overcharge me for service and made rude comments after I had to call him on my WEDDING DAY to fix his screw ups (he wasn't even at my wedding, he sent his "professional" employees who were hardly more than high school kids). Please, people, if you see this comment, think twice before hiring this catering company. And don't be fooled by the charm up front. It disappears when money changes hands.
    Jerry C. Jul 6, 2015

    Based on all of my previous customers, I have to say this review is less than favorable. My servers showed up on time to only be told that the caterer (we were just providing servers and bar service) had brought their own help and that they weren't needed. Our servers stayed and offered to help and then we serviced the bar. The hitch comes when the groom asked to extend the serving time and when told what it would cost, became less than friendly with the staff. The staff stayed the extended amount of time and the groom was not charged extra. This is the first I have heard from the wedding party after the event and I am sorry this is the result. - Jerry Jerry

  • Stacy M. Jul 6, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
  • Laurs P. Jul 2, 2015
    Jerry crane and his professional crew catered my daughter's wedding reception with over 300 guests last week. Wow! Amazing! The chicken, pulled pork, cornbread, baked beans, salads, drinks, were not only delicious but we're all the right temperature even on a 95 degree day! All of the guests commented on the food and asked for his information! He will definitely do my next daughter's wedding!
  • Jamie A. May 27, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Everything was set up nicely and the servers were wonderful. They made our wedding almost effortless. The food was well received by everyone 😊💍👰🏽
  • Erin K. May 5, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Jerry and his team catered my wedding in Troutdale in April 2015. The entire process was easy (almost too easy!) from the very beginning. Jerry always replied to my questions right away, made me a quote within my budget, and went above and beyond to find the beer we wanted so we didn't have to bring our own kegs in. I really appreciate Jerry's "all inclusive" approach. Our venue provided tables and linens, but Jerry did everything else for a set, per-person rate. Servers, bartenders, set up, tear down, utensils, plates, etc. It was all included. He served the wine we purchased, and didn't charge us corkage for not going through his distributer. Jerry is very friendly and professional, I always felt like I was in great hands. And on the wedding day I had no worries about at all! Also - the food was absolutely delicious. Thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect, Erin
  • Debbie L. Apr 2, 2015
    My experience with That Food Guy was great! Jerry was quick to respond to my questions, and the bid was clear and complete. There were no surprises, no hidden fees. His team arrived early and communicated with me to make sure they served the food exactly the way my staff wanted. The service was actually more thorough than I was expecting. On top of that, the food was plentiful and very, very good. Even the chicken breasts were moist and the vegetables were perfectly cooked. We will call Jerry again.
  • Christy C. Mar 4, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Jerry ran the bar for our event and he was awesome! He brought plenty of variety. We would have him back again anytime!
  • Randy E. Mar 1, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Bar tenders were very capable and a pleasure to work with. They team maintained a clean work area and help our group clean up the bar area as soon as the event was over. Great job
  • Cindy F. Jan 26, 2015
    Jerry catered our son's wedding dinner for 250 people at the Red Rose Ballroom in Portland. The food was delicious and many guests made of point of coming up and telling how much they liked the dinner. He was very professional in the way he managed the food set up and buffet delivery. The team he had working for him were friendly and very courteous. The serving of beverages and the bar area flowed very smoothly! We were very pleased with all aspects of his service! We highly recommend him for any type of event!
  • MJ S. Jan 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend. Thank you Jerry!!!!!!!!!! Will hire again and again.
  • Katrina W. Jan 4, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Outstanding food & service! Jerry just catered a Celebration of Life reception for us and it was PERFECT! We had numerous compliments on not only his food, but their friendliness as well - even had people asking him for recipes!! My family and I would highly recommend That Food Guy Catering. They were very accommodating to all of our requests & his pork sliders & slaw were the bomb!! Thank you Jerry for completing our event is such a great manner! We will certainly utilize his service again in the future & recommend him to our family & friends!!
  • Therese T. Dec 22, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    We where very happy with the service from Jerry Crane and his Team. He was in time and has set up everything niceliy in time for the guests to arrive. Most people liked the food, one is a professional cook and he gave it a five star. Over all great service.
  • Kandis S. Dec 15, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    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.
  • Stephanie C. Dec 2, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Every year at the Overlook at Murrayhill Apartments we do a resident appreciation dinner to thank our residents for their continued tenancy. This year we were in a time crunch, and happened upon Jerry and his catering company. I'm so glad he was available! He impressed us with a moist turkey dinner accompanied with all the trimmings, and pie - all while being conscious of our budget. All who attended the dinner walked away happy with a full stomach. We will absolutely keep him in mind for future events.
  • Phyllis H. Nov 24, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    The food was very reasonable in price and great tasting. His staff did an excellent job serving and were very helpful. We will be asking for their assistance at our next event.
  • Janet J. Nov 23, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Jerry is a totally nice guy. The residents really liked him. He brought all the basics to our Thanksgiving potluck, It was all delicious. The turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and the stuffing were really superb. There was enough food for seconds, a plate to take home, and we left the rest in the frig for a lunch the next day. His personality added to our enjoyment of the occasion. We would definitely ask him back and recommend him to others.
  • Dave S. Nov 18, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Everyone thought we spent a TON of money on the food because it was so good. We literally had people saying it was the best food they'd ever had...seems dramatic but it's true. We initially went with Jerry because he was 3-4k cheaper than everyone else but we worried that we would "get what we paid for". We definitely didn't. The staff were delightful and cleaned up quick. Jerry was even bringing my wife and I drinks so we wouldn't have to worry about it. They provided everything and cleaned it all up per the strict rules of our venue. I feel like I'm gushing so I'll cut it off now but we were thrilled and extremely grateful to have him.
  • Jessica S. Oct 10, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Jerry and his team were brought on board pretty much at the last minute and performed beautifully. The food was delicious; the layout was beautiful, and his staff was right there keeping the trays full and the tables neat. The bartender was proficient in pouring drinks. The bar service was another area where it was a last minute decision on our part. That Food Guy was amazing in fulfilling what we needed. They arrived promptly and immediately started set up for our event. And, they stayed until the venue manager signed off on the kitchen and event spaces. We would definitely look to That Food Guy for other event catering. He and his staff were helpful, professional, and especially interacted well with our attendees. I've been in fundraising and event planning for many years and can say Jerry Crane and his staff are up there with some of the better caterers I've used. Juanita Barrabee Business & Fund Development Manager Community Access Services
  • Renee C. Oct 10, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
  • Erin Z. Sep 20, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    So impressed with Jerry and his crew! He catered our brunch wedding and from start to finish was professional and so easy to work with! His food was superb, his staff was beyond professional and overall it was a fabulous experience. Not to mention the price - extremely reasonable and everything was done with excellence! I will be recommending Jerry to other brides! Thank you again Jerry - you made our day!
  • Sue N. Aug 29, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    I used "That Food Guy Catering" for the first time this week. Jerry catered the agency employee picnic at the Salem Waterfront Pavilion. The theme was "An Old Fashioned Picnic" and Jerry came through with flying colors. Presentation was great, food was plentiful and good. The price was very good and last but not least, Jerry was great to work with. He was very accommodating, professional, timely and friendly. I have already passed his information on to several people. Thanks Jerry, job well done.
  • Heather F. Aug 24, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Fantastic job. Great food, great service. Jerry was very on top of everything. We threw a large outdoor 50th Wedding Anniversary event (for my inlaws), and it went beautifully. We received tremendous positive feedback from the guests- regarding both food and service. I particularly loved how comfortable and low stress the day was. Jerry is calm and in control amidst a demanding environment. I highly recommend this caterer.
  • Nanette W. Jul 15, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Jerry with that Food Guy Catering did fabulous on our employee picnic, delicious picnic style food, prepared amazingly, very nice guy and even brought table covers for the food tables that matched our theme. Loved the smore' cookies too. We would more than likely bring him back next year! Or for other events. Thank you Jerry! Nanette

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We eat and sample a lot of food, constantly :)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I enjoyed helping others and cooking great food, the rest is history.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Company events, Weddings, Picnics, Parties, etc.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We fed over 1,000 people at an event recently where the client wanted to stay at a very specific budget (or under). Not only did we receive numerous compliments on the food, we were able to help the client stay well under their budget. That's a win times 2 as far as we are concerned.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for that extra effort and touch given by your caterer.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The amount of hours that it takes to prepare for an event that the customer never sees or is aware of.