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West Linn Party Caterers

Browse these party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Linn.

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

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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
Tina T.
Verified review

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.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron Kirk D.
Verified review

We hired Fusion to cater for an after work office party. The food showed up on time and by the end of our event was mostly gobbled up - which is a great sign. I recommend them for catering your office or in-home party!

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.4
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
Verified review

Danielle @ Bear Country Catering was awesome to work with. We started planning our Christmas party in October and she was extremely flexible and helpful in creating a menu that fit our needs and pricing that fit our budget! She was also a lifesaver during a last hour snafu with tablecloths! The guests at our party loved the food and we would definitely recommend!

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
Hayley D.
Verified review

I was hosting a bridal shower and was in need of some phenomenal sweets. From Heather's mouth watering lemon curd bars and salted caramel cheesecake bites, to her tasty lemon lavender shortbread cookies and brownie bites with fresh raspberry whip cream. They were amazing! The time, effort, and detail to her work really shows throughout. The girls and I were very satisfied with all of the wonderful treats and are looking forward to having another party where we can have more of Heather's treats!! Simply Perfect!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

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!

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!

Eats Creative Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Freya K.
Verified review

Paul just catered mine and a friend's multi day birthday party. He prepared three WONDERFUL meals three days in a row. As a long time friend of ours he was incredible at balancing his responsibilities as caterer (which I assure you he took very seriously) with his ability to have fun with the group!! The meals were all meticulously made and served just when the group was getting antsy. Seriously, his menu was beautiful and delicious. I would highly suggest you give him a shout. Ps he has experience with carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans so don't be worried about that!!

Freelance
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
SAI K.
Verified review

We hired Brandon for my daughter's 1st bday party. Brandon has tons of patience and goes about this business with a smile on his face....Would definitely recommend Brandon for his work :-)

Dogs and Fries/Urban Stew
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Arianna P.
Verified review

We hired Dogs and Fries to do a neighborhood party. We had about 75 party goers and zero complaints! Hoss pulled his cart curbside to the pool house and got food out very quickly. The price was right for the amount of food we received. Very satisfied and have rebooked for our next party!

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I cater to all needs of bar tending, private parties, etc. I like to keep my customers 100% satisfied. I am on call 24-7.

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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 am just starting my company. I will primarily be catering to Native American functions but will cater for almost anyone.

  • 16 years in business
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We are a full-service gourmet catering business with experience for over 12 years in the Portland area. If you can dream it, we can cook it! Feel free to contact us for a free consultation to help make your wedding, special event, holiday party or birthday a total success! We also do floral designs, event coordinating and photography.

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

  • 5 years in business
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We are a farm-to-table catering company specializing in weddings and corporate and private events. Feel free to contact us.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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.

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I go above and beyond my customer's expectations.

About

Catering: West Host Catering and Event Services is a family-owned and operated event business serving all counties in Oregon and Washington.  Our menu and service options have been designed based on our decades of experience in the hospitality industry. Each menu item has been carefully selected to reflect the most often requested crowd-pleasing dishes.  Delicious menu choices are fully customizable and available for any budget, size, and type of special event. Both full-service and drop-off only options are available. Staffing: Every professionally-licensed West Host Catering and Event Services team member has been recruited from a network of local talent and has at least two and as many as thirty years of experience in their position. Our friendly, expert staff include all Front and Heart of House (kitchen) positions, as well as professional event coordinators, hairstylists,  wedding officiants, audio/visual specialists, DJs, and carpentry/set-up crew members. All team members are required to adhere to strict grooming and uniform standards.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for party caterers in West Linn

Need Catering Service for a Wedding Reception

Canby, OR

  • Event type
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Want them to be very flexible on creating a menu that works for us. Really wanting the food to represent who we are.
  • $5800
    Average price

Need a Wedding Caterer

West Linn, OR

  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Venue chosen
    Yes, please describe (Church)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Indian
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Details
    The bride is a cancer survivor and they are celebrating her 5 year cure AND their 5 year anniversary.
  • $1358.33
    Average price
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