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

We had Jerry & his staff cater our daughters wedding and I was nervous because he was so much less expensive than the others we had interviewed and we never got a chance to "sample" his food. I shouldn't have worried, his food was fabulous and we got so many compliments. He was worth the risk on our part. I will be referring him to anyone who asks in the future for sure. I will even post a comment on my facebook page just in case someone is looking for help with food for any event. I am a solid believer in Jerry and That Food Guy Catering!!

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine B.
Verified review

Sandra was professional and easy to work with. She made good suggestions to round out our wedding catering menu. She set up and had all of her delicious food on the buffet tables just like we wanted.

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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!!)

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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
4.4
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tristen S.
Verified review

Danielle at Bear Country Catering did amazing!! We are so incredibly happy. We were really stressed out because we waited until the last minute to get a caterer, I thought I could do it by myself, but I couldn’t, it was too much and I was freaking out. I found them online, contacted her and she was absolutely amazing, I don’t know what I could have done without them. She worked with us on the payment, I hadn’t planned this to be in the budget originally, but she worked it out and we were able to do it. She asked me a few questions and then just took over, I was so overwhelmed, but she did everything exactly the way I wanted it, it was awesome. I was a pain in the beginning, I know I was, I’m sorry, because I wanted to have control, but I finally let go and let her take the wheel and I am so grateful I trusted her because it turned out exactly like I wanted. The food was so unique and delicious, everyone was talking about it. I will definitely use them again for future events, thank you so much for everything you did for us!!

Divine Catering
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Divine Catering. The process was easy, smooth and seamless. The staff was professional and friendly. They were on time for both pick up and delivery. They were fast with set up and take down. The food was excellent - every plate was cleaned (36 people!). I was told numerous times how great the food was. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience and we (myself and co-workers) won't hesitate to recommend Divine Catering to others! Thank you for helping make our event a success!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

THIS is your go-to resource for catering. Everything about working with Allison is amazing. She worked with every crazy bit of our custom needs and every bite was delicious!

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!!

My Vice Catering & events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeanot L.
Verified review

Tarl and Vice Catering were absolutely fantastic. The food, service and communication went beyond our expectations! They helped make our wedding a wonderful experience for us and 150 guests. Highly recommend!

Wishing Wells Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Rick Browne knows his BBQ and his mastery of the grill has produced some of the best food I have ever tasted. Over the years I have been lucky enough to attend a couple of Rick Browne catered events. Grill-roast prime rib, tangy BBQ sauce, stuffed peppers with BACON!, and an amazing white chocolate orange souffle...just a sample of the goodness that has been prepared by Chef Rick.

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 ;)

    Custom Cuisine
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Clare G.
    Verified review

    Bree was great to work with and the food was amazing! Everyone at our party commmented on how tasty everything was! I would (and have already) recommend Bree to anyone.

    About

    We do corporate events as well as weddings and parties. We are a full-service catering and bartending company. We have a Texas style BBQ which is really unique for our clients out in Oregon as well as authentic baby back ribs, etc.

    About

    We provide the following services: * Bartending * Catering * Food Truck or Cart Services * Pastry Chef Services * Wedding Cakes * Cooking Lessons * Other Food and Beverage

    • 67 years in business
    About

    Consulting on catering, private dining, fundraising, business development, menus, grass roots marketing and social outreach.

    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.

    About

    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.

    • 5 years in business
    About

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

    About

    Catering At Its Best is a full-service catering and special event company. Catering At Its Best is your best choice among caterers in Portland, Oregon.

    About

    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.

    About

    We offer Cajun food and catering. We are bringing a taste of NOLA to the Northwest! We bring the best flavors of French Cajun cuisine right to your event or check out our food cart which is coming soon!

    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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    Need a Casual American Cuisine Caterer for a Buffet Catered Wedding Reception

    Vancouver, WA

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual
    • Number of guests
      60-80
    • Details
      This is for a wedding reception for 100+ guest

    Need a Caterer for Buffet Catered Event

    Portland, OR

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual
    • Number of guests
    • Details
      An outdoor wedding shower of roughly 30. It is a southern belle theme so we want to make sure the food reflects that. We are thinking more of heavy appetizers than a whole big meal.

    Need Buffet Catering Services for a Wedding Reception

    Vancouver, WA

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual
    • Number of guests
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
    • Details
      wedding reception, cant have red sauces or greasy foods as outlined in the venue rules
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