“Voila Catering: Creating inventive and seasonal fare like nobody’s business” Willamette Week
Voila Catering in Portland specializes in gourmet food and professional service for formal dinner parties, Christmas parties, wedding receptions, elegant cocktail parties, fundraising benefits, gourmet outdoor events, buffets, business open houses, hors d’oeuvres parties, and food & wine paired meals. We cater large and small elegant events in the greater Portland Oregon area, and as all our events include one of our chefs to cook all the food at the event, we uniquely capable to provide fresh, hot, restaurant quality food from Hood River to the Coast and from Salem to Kelso.
Our Food: All our menus are created by our Executive Chef, Tamara Kay, just for your event, theme, season, and budget featuring our gourmet food. Your event is unique and we are proud that no two of our events are the same! While every menu is custom created, we do have priced menus we have done a previous events as examples of our food and costs
Executive Chef Tamara Kay will develop a menu that will thrill your guests with the food quality and also be easy to eat and appropriate for the event. Chef Tamara selects different food not only based upon seasonal availability but also upon if it is a standing or seated event, time of day, and degree of event formality. Happy guests and satisfied clients are the most important measurement of our services! (See our Reviews)
At Voila Catering, we firmly believe that wonderful food does not need to be expensive. Our menu ingredients are always fresh, when possible local, and always seasonal. Our professional chefs make all of our menus items from scratch, never using expensive pre-prepared frozen “products”, expensive out-of-season produce, or pre-made sauces and salad dressings. This approach keeps the food costs reasonable and the quality of our food exceptionally high. While every menu and event is unique, typically our large event dinner menus are in the $15 to $26 range for a real, restaurant-quality meal. Gourmet finger food and hors d’oeuvres are primarily in the $0.80 to $2.50 range per piece depending upon ingredient cost. Voila Catering is pleased to develop a multiple page proposal detailing every single expected cost including food, service, beverages and rentals.
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Food Quality: While many caterers bring platters of pre-made and pre-cooked food to the events, all of Voilà Catering’s food is cooked or finished on-site. To minimize the damaging effects of hot holding, all our hot food is cooked by our chef team right before serving. If you event location does not have an adequate kitchen, we can bring our full sized commercial convection ovens and sauté stations most locations. Most of our delicate finger foods are assembled on site by a skilled chef, as they neither travel very well nor hold long enough for transportation. To stay focused on our mission to provide superior quality food, we do not offer party trays, sandwich platters, dropped-off food, or boxed lunches. Our chefs consistently provide THE BEST CATERED FOOD in the state. We invite you to experience the difference of our restaurant-quality, gourmet food… even your most discriminating guest will be thrilled!
Gratuities & Fees: Voilà Catering does not have required or expected gratuities, which may range from 18% to 20% at other catering companies and can amount to thousands of dollars. Our professional chefs and servers are paid a well-above average wage and it should be your standard expectation that all our staff provides excellent service. There is never a cake cutting fee and there are no “customary” service charges. All expected costs are presented up-front and honestly, without any post-event surprises.
Beverages: Voilà Catering is a full service catering company and the beverage service is an integral part of the entire event. We provide professional licensed bartenders and servers to provide a full range of beer, wine, and hard alcohol. Our staff will provide courteous and responsible service for your guests while providing the host peace of mind with $1 million in liability insurance. For event quality, efficiency in staffing, & insurance liability reasons, at large events it is our policy is provide all the food and beverages (except at wineries and breweries, of course). Our OLCC License is #122696 and we are pre-approved for full service off-site catering.
Event Rentals: As presentation is an integral part of the food quality, Voilà Catering in Portland will manage and provide rental china plates, stainless steel flatware, elegant glassware and a selection of quality linens in over 42 colors. The prices for our rentals are at or below standard rental rates. Voila Catering will also plan and manage sub-contracted tents, dance floors, and AV equipment. Voila Catering does not markup the standard industry prices on the sub-rentals. For buffets, Voilà Catering always presents cod on china platters or our hot food in chafing dishes and Family-Style service includes all the platters for the tables at no additional charge. Real stainless steel service ware is always provided with our events…never paper or plastic. Our Rentals page provides pricing information on our event rentals.
Weddings: Once in a life-time family events deserve great food and will benefit from experienced event planning. Voila Catering has provided our food and services at hundreds of weddings, commitment ceremonies, and receptions. Our weddings page includes the 23 questions (and our answers) you should ask every caterer that you consider for your event. Let our event planners guide you to the best values for venues, bakeries, and photographers based upon our years of experience without kickbacks or commissions swaying our professional judgment.
Wedding & Event Planning: Voilà Catering provides Event Planning Services including three hours free with a site visit option for every booked event. From site selection, decorations, tables & chairs, to figuring out the event schedule, Voilà Catering’s wedding & event planners will take the worries out of your next event. With a single contact point for responsible and accountable everything; you will eliminate the confusion of managing multiple event suppliers and saving you thousands on a event planner! If you need a day-of wedding coordinator for your Special Day, we will provide integrated event coordination at very affordable hourly rates. As Voila provides coordination and plans all the details of your event, it is our policy that all day-of coordination and professional planning be conducted by our staff. For more information on our wedding planning professionals, visit www.WeddingsByVoila.com
References: We have many additional quotes from our past wedding receptions, business celebrations, holiday parties, non-profit fundraising events and private family events on our References page.
Contact Voilà Catering at 503-806-6658 or e-mail to email@example.com to check availability and schedule a free consultation for your event.