THE Portland Catering Company
Our Philosophy Just Imagine…
A Symphony of local ingredients… Crafted into mouth-watering food.
Yes! This Portland Catering Company wins national awards!
Yes! We are the “Foodies” Caterer!
Yes! We’re tootin our own horn!
Think of our menus as excellent suggestions. Of course, menu changes are no problem. If budget provides, we’d love to create a custom menu, just for you, that perfectly suit’s your needs. Just call us anytime for further information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Our Mission and Culinary Perspective: C•R•A•V•E
Creative - We’ve traveled the World in search of menus with your event in mind. Our palette is exceptionally seasoned and our creations reach far and wide. Influences from Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, and India are what we have been known for. Our roots from Latin America, Hawaii, The South, South West, and the incredible foods of the Pacific Northwest are what make us spectacular.
Rustic - The cuisine presents exceptional, local flavors without being fussy, yet provides a pleasant surprise for your guests. We start with the best ingredients and do our best not to get in the way of them.
Artistic -The well-planned use of these ingredients combined with exceptional presentation and tantalizing aromas will unwind your guest’s senses, enticing them to discover the incredible flavors within each bite.
Values Driven - Crave’s team of Chefs take great care with each and every dish, bringing you fresh and sustainable ingredients from our many local partners. Including our own farm in Battle Ground Washington.
Elegance - Throughout your Crave experience, our impeccable team will be attentive to every last detail, ensuring that every guest’s desire is met quickly and served with a smile. You and your guests will feel completely pampered knowing that your only responsibility is to sit back and enjoy the event.
Catering Company Portland – The Process
Hiring a Portland catering company for the first time can seem like a big task, but rest assured, we’ll walk you through the process so you know what to expect. Our goal is to make your job easy, make your guests happy, and to make you look good.
In order to help determine your wants and needs, we will need to know more about you, the event, your vision, and your targeted budget. We will then make our professional recommendations to meet your needs while ensuring a successful event.
We pride ourselves on successful events, and truly feel we are only as good as our last event. After we learn more about you and your expectations, we can better determine if we are a good fit for each other.
We will need general information about your event such as: date, time of day, and location. Prime dates sell out anywhere from 6-24 months in advance.
For more complex events, such as Holiday Parties, Company Picnics, Weddings, Galas, etc, we will then schedule a consultation so we can all connect to get a deeper sense of your wants, needs, and ultimately determine fit.
From there, in order to secure your date with us, we require a $500 retainer deposit at the end of our consultation. This will not only secure your date, it will secure our planning services to bring your vision to life.
Vision, logistics, and budget will intersect to create the event you have imagined. At this time, a preliminary site visit may be helpful to determine additional logistical needs. We will work with our team to create a proposal that ties all of the elements together. The main components that make up your proposal, and costs associated, typically include some of the following:
Culinary Menu, Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Service Charge (18% of food and beverage), Rentals (linens, glassware, tents, etc.), Service Staff (servers, bartenders, on site chef, etc.), and Delivery charge.
Follow up, adjustments, and make it just right! An additional site visit may be needed to finalize all the details.
The big day! It’s party time! This is where the rubber meets the road. Our team of professionals will take all of our well laid plans and put them into action, for a well-executed, successful event.