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Gourmet Holiday Party for KATU Executives

Once again, we thrilled the holiday party executives and guests at KATU’s annual holiday event with the gourmet food from Voila Catering.  This year an all original holiday menu from Exec. Chef Tamara to keep the guests excited…. except for the super popular Prosciutto Wrapped Prawns which the client just had to have again!

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Posted in Holiday Party, Hors d'Oeuvre Party


Cathedral Ridge Winery Wedding Catering for Bekah and Huddy

With Bekah finishing her medical degree in Eastern Washington and Huddy in Australia, we only meet Bekah once before their wedding day at Cathedral Ridge Winery to plan the details.  All the important details of tables, menus, service styles, and schedules were worked out over the phone, in many e-mails,

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Posted in Wedding Reception


Kelsey and Brian’s Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding and Reception

Kelsey and Brian attended our wedding Voila Catering did for Nicole & Simon at Bridal Veil Lakes in 2014.  And when it was time to choose a catering company for their wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes, they knew exactly who would be best!

 

 

Special rented chairs for the wedding with the tall fir tree as the backdrop for the ceremony is a unique layout for Kelsey and Brian.

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Posted in Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding, Wedding Reception


Dana and Kasim’s June Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding and Reception

Dana and Kasim were both finishing up their residency at OHSU and planning a wedding was not at the top of their priority list when her Mother Christine first contacted Voila Catering in February.  Christine was very excited to hear that we had over 1o years of experience and more than 75 weddings just at Bridal Veil Lakes. 

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Posted in Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding, Wedding Reception, Wedding Receptions


Political Fundraising Cocktail Party

 

Graciously hosted in Ron and Lynn Saxton’s home near Waverely Country Club, this political fundraising event for US Senator Lisa Murkowski attracted the movers and shakers of Portland’s Republic Party.  With a $1,000 ticket price, the food and wines had to be great for the attendees, yet still be on fundraising budget. 

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Posted in Fundraiser


Mercy Corps Donor Fundraising Dinner

The Pearl District Penthouse of Gun Denhart is a perfect location to impress the important major donors of Mercy Corps International.  The intimate fundraising dinner was personally prepared by Exec. Chef Tamara Kay and served by our uniformed staff.

 

Highly rated wines from around the world were featured to meet the experienced palettes of the guests. 

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Posted in Chef Plated Elegant Dinner, Fundraiser, Uncategorized


Chamber Music Portland Fundraising Dinner

 

Wonderful chamber music was combined with gourmet hors d’ oeuvres at the Friends of Chamber Music private fundraising dinner concert this weekend generously hosted by Karen and Daniel Hansen in their beautiful Beaverton home.

 

 

As the guests arrived for the fundraising dinner,

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Posted in Fundraiser


Oregon Rail Heritage Center Retirement Event

When retiring from the Union Pacific Railroad, what better location than the Oregon Rail Heritage Center to throw a retirement party?  And when the host is busy with her job flying to and from her real estate office in Los Angeles, the professional event planners at Voila Catering make everything easy and the event smooth!

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Posted in Hors d'Oeuvre Party


Holiday Wedding Reception at Laurelhurst Club

Trish attended Tana and David’s wedding at the Laurelhurst Club in July 2010 and loved everything from the venue to the service and the food!    So when it came time for her wedding to David, she knew she the Laurelhurst Club was the perfect place and knew she wanted the same great food from Voila Catering!

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Posted in Laurelhurst Club Portland, Wedding Reception


Leach Botanical Garden Memorial Lunch Event

Navy and White were the theme colors for Marcia’s lunch with friends and family in memory of her late father.  The staff of Voila Catering arrived at Leach Gardens during the off-site memorial service and completely set everything up for when the guests arrived.  In addition to complete event planning,

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Posted in Leach Botanical Garden Weddings and Receptions


Business Open House Event

Impress your guests with the artistic food from the Chefs of Voila Catering in Portland.  We start planning your event with a complimentary consultation.  We cover every detail from schedule to rentals to beverages to entertainment and lighting so the day of the event there will be no surprises and everything goes to plan. 

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Posted in Corporate - Non-Profit Events


Laurel Ridge Winery Wedding: Jocelyn and Zack

Wedding Ceremony at Laurel Ridge Winery

After being recommend by Laurel Ridge Winery, Jocelyn and Zach selected Voila Catering for their wedding for our ability to manage all the wedding and reception details for them and for our wonderful chef-created food.  The planning process started with a complimentary lunch at our first meeting where we discussed their initial ideas for schedule,

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Posted in Wedding Reception


Company Business Event: Hennebery Eddy Architects Open House

To celebrate the complete remodeling of their offices, Hennebery Eddy Architects choose Voila Catering for their 200+ person Grand Open House.  As daily customers of Café Voila and having enjoyed our food at many Architecture Foundation of Oregon events, they new that the food would be innovative and impressive for their guests.

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Posted in Corporate - Non-Profit Events, Private Venues and Homes


Suzanne and Jacob’s Wedding Reception in Portland Oregon

The Wedding Planning:

Suzanne and Jacob met with the team at Voila Catering with both sets of parents to start the planning process.  With all stakeholders involved, everyone was able to effectively discuss their own ideas for the big wedding day and to work through a variety of different event ideas. 

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Posted in Private Venues and Homes


Wedding Party Tux Fitting at Michael Allens Fine Clothiers

When one of your best client’s daughter is getting married in France and the all the groomsmen are purchasing custom made Tuxedos for the wedding, you want to treat right with some of the best food and drinks in Portland.  You have done events at your store for years, but there is only one caterer that you have used twice. 

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Posted in Customer Appreciation Party


Pix This Rockin Holiday Party

We so love catering events for Picture This Production Services and Stage…they always have great lighting and sound effects on the movie stage.  At this holiday party we got to enjoy the live blues music as we passes savory hors d’oeuvres and bartended fine Northwest Wines and Microbrews to their clients and employees.

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Posted in Holiday Party


Company Holiday Party Catering

Gourmet server-passed hors d’oeuvres, Northwest wines, micro-brews, and classic cocktails were all hits at this year’s holiday party for the employees of CH2M Hill.

Just like for their party in 2012, Exec. Chef Tamara developed a unique menu to meet the varied needs of an evening standing cocktail party for 300 guests. 

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Posted in Holiday Party


Elegant Wine-Paired Plated Dinner

 

 

To plan this menu, Exec. Chef Tamara met with the Winemaker and the Winery Owner to sample each wine and discuss the attributes that they wanted to highlight.  Chef Tamara developed a menu item to pair perfectly with each wine.

 

Menu

First Course:

Sautee Lobster Tail Medallions on Golden Duchess Potatoes sauced with a Black Truffle Beurre Fondue served with an Estate Riesling

Second Course:

Seared Duck Breast on braised French Lentils with a Fall Fig Port reduction and with a Foie Gras filled Calimyrna Fig served with an Estate Pinot Noir

Third Course:

Braised Lamb Cheeks with  creamy Rosemary Polenta,

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Posted in Chef Plated Elegant Dinner, Food and Wine Paired Events, Wine-Paired Dinner


Leach Gardens: A Bright Rainy Day for Carmen and Gavin

 

 

Yes, it can rain in Oregon.  And when you have an outdoor event planned with guests coming from around the world, you do want it to be perfect.  However, nature does not always cooperate and sometimes it will rain.  One advantage to working with the professionals of Weddings By Voila and Voila Catering,

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Posted in Leach Botanical Garden Weddings and Receptions


Kelley & Tyler’s Happy Valley Wedding

Brooke and Sean were thrilled with the services of Voila Catering, so when Sean’s sister Kelley got engaged to Tyler two months later, they had no trouble in deciding who to call!   The first question is “where to have the event?”  With their beautiful landscaped home in Happy Valley, it seemed like the natural choice. 

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Posted in Private Venues and Homes


Portland Garden Wedding for Amber and Jeremy

 

A wonderful couple, Amber and Jeremy took the weather forecast for their September Portland wedding in stride.  We had already reserved a canopy and the set-up crew just in case of bad weather.  While the prior six months we had focused on the sunny day plan,

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Posted in Leach Botanical Garden Weddings and Receptions


Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding and Reception for Elizabeth and Brian

 

September 9th, 2011  was a beautiful day for Elizabeth and Brian’s wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes about 40 minutes east of Portland in the Columbia Gorge.  A big fan of our Café Voila in Portland, Elizabeth’s mother Carol was very excited to have the wedding planners of Voila Catering managing the event.

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Posted in Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding