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West Linn Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Linn.

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie D.
Verified review

Sandra did an amazing job catering our event. Everyone raved about her delicious food. Several people asked for her card and we were thrilled with the different "goodies" that she made. We all loved her "Tomato Pie" and she even dropped several by a few days later for my next event. She is very accommodating and reasonably priced. Sandra is easy to work with and we enjoyed her and appreciated all of her hard work. You will not be disappointed if you choose her. Thank you again Sandra!

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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
Valerie E.
Verified review

Working with Alison at A Wonderland of Food was a joy from start to finish. Her menu options are amazing and she helped us tailor our menu based on our event. (130 guests for a non-profit party). She was proactive and responsive throughtout the whole process. The food was amazing and her staff was top-notch. I highly recommend Alison for any of your catering event needs! (P.S. She has a GREAT personality!!)

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristin B.
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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.
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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
Lynnette M.
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Our experience was absolutely perfect! Everything went well, from the planning to the set up to the extremely good food to the clean up. The prices were very reasonable for the amount of food received. We had to reschedule at the last minute due to the snowstorm and they were extremely accommodating. I would use Divine Catering again and highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you!!

Eat at Joe's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey H.
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I have experienced Joe's Catering many times, and I recommend Joe's Catering with much enthusiasm! The food has always been delicious, varied and plentiful, whether its was for an intimate group of 5 or a sit down reception for 150. Jamie is well organized and fun to work with, keeps all details in hand with a great attitude, resulting in some truly memorable food!

My Vice Catering & events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liz L.
Verified review

My Vice Catering was fun to work with from the very beginning of our wedding planning process. They truly care about food and flavor, client satisfaction, and the best caliber of service. Not only that, but every one of our guests raved about the food!

Teri h Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
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I absolutely love this family! They are so incredibly sweet and accommodating of whatever you want! They're food is SO delicious and I always eat it when at the farmers market! I cannot say enough good things about their yummy food and amazing customer service!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elliott O.
Verified review

I was lucky enough to be in the guinea pig program for some of Chef Diane’s recipes. Great flavors, real ingredients and a vegan twist on traditional southernm food makes for a great option for those on the go or with little cooking experience. Great overall value for anyone looking to take the night, or week off from cooking!

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.

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.

About

I have over 30 years of experience. I cook all types of cuisines at affordable prices. Full-service or drop-off catering services are available.

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

  • 12 years in business
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I pride myself on using fresh ingredients & making as much as possible from scratch.

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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.

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I provide catering services for small dinners, cocktail parties and wedding receptions, from 100 to 300 guests.

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

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I enjoy cooking and having guests over. I was told many times that I should open my own restaurant. I will be happy if I could do catering for 30 to 40 people more often. I will be so happy. Thank you.

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I cater for baby showers, wedding showers, anniversaries, graduation parties, wedding receptions and office parties. I will go the extra mile to make all my customers happy and make their special events unforgettable.

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I am a lifetime culinarian. I have tons of experience with fine dining and catering. I have worked everywhere on the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer

Sublimity, OR

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American
  • Head count
  • Details
    backyard birthday party for 25-40. Kids and adults. Would like one server at least.
  • $13.5
    Average price

Need Food Truck BBQ Catering Services

Vancouver, WA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Head count
  • Details
    Looking for someone to BBQ on site

Need Caterer

Portland, OR

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American
  • Head count
  • Details
    Catering for ongoing weekly groups in the evening at 5:30pm
  • $15
    Average price
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