Are you wondering what to get that special someone or even more importantly, where to go eat?! Maybe you waited too long to make a reservation to get into that hot new restaurant that is all the rave in Portland.
Why not consider catering. An intimate dinner party for two, who wouldn’t want that. Just think of the possibilities.
Create your own menu with a your partners favorite dishes. No shopping to do, no cooking, no clean up. Sounds like a win win situation to me. You can even have us drop off the whole meal early so you can put it on your own serving ware. Or maybe not, a relationship does have to based on trust first and foremost. Besides, getting served in your own home is quite the decadent experience.
Will it be expensive? Let’s be honest, it will be more than a restaurant. So if you plan on spending no more than a hundred dollars then this will not work. But, if you are planning on going to one of Portland’s top restaurants, you WILL spend at least $300 for a party of two. So why not grab a bottle of wine from the cellar (no corkage fee) and call Portland’s top catering company, To Dine For, a get a romantic evening set up that your loved one will remember for the rest of his or her life. And just think, you can get drunk at home at not have to drive, no sitter for the baby and / or puppy, the next step in Valentine’s Day is right up stairs or wherever your little love nest might be.
If you have already made plans for a great dinner out, then make a note to remind yourself for next year. Personalized catering for your intimate dinner for two is as easy as an email or phone call to Portland’s five star rated catering company, To Dine For Catering.
Lots of love,
It’s crunch time people! If you haven’t booked your caterer for 2014, I suggest you make it a priority. Time slots are filling up and if a caterer is going to give you a personal experience an not just have you be another number in their books, you must book soon. Sure, there are many caterers that will keep booking and booking, but do you want someone catering your event that has ten other event to attend to on the same day? How can a company make sure everything is up to your standards if employees are just looking at a to do list.
With To Dine For Catering in Portland, you get that personal experience. We are only booking one wedding per day (possibly two if the second is small and is a drop off style only) in order to make sure you have the best of the best working for you. Right from the start, our clients work directly with the owner, Nick Zorich, and he personally sees every detail through the very end. From picking out product, working in the kitchen and working on site with the rest of the professional crew, he will ensure a perfect day.
I have been to the wedding shows and have seen first hand the amount of work some caterers will book on a given day. How can you trust a company to give you the personal touch that your wedding deserves if they have ten other event the same day. Can it be done? Of course, many places do it. Can it be done as well as a catering company that cares more about their customers experience than the bottom line? Probably not.
I am certainly not trying to get you into a panic, but now is the time to start making final decisions and marking them off your list. For nothing else, for the peace of mind that comes when you are moving forward and are confidant you have made the right choice. In this case, I, and according to our great five star reviews on City Search, Yelp, Angie’s List and Google – To Dine For is the right choice.
Be sure to check out Portland’s top wedding planner Luxe, voting number one three years running, as we have started working together in 2013.
Stay well my friends and be sure to get your to do list done.by
Are you ready for some football?! What an exciting season, the Seahawks are doing great (my Steelers could be doing better) and of course the Trail Blazers are keeping everyone on their toes. But that’s basketball and we are talking football.
Have you ever considered the idea of using a caterer for your super bowl party? Sure it’s fun to spend all day in the kitchen wrapping those little wieners into pillsbury dough or cleaning off that grill after its sat all winter. Maybe you should take a break, you deserve one after all, right? The holidays were enough and now it is time for you to have someone else do the work and CLEAN UP
To Dine For Catering in Portland, OR has great ideas and delicious menu items for your next big bash. Wouldn’t you rather just make a phone call and have the day for yourself, instead of working all day in the kitchen prepping and then to have to spend all night cleaning up. Portland’s top caterer will come in, set everything up, serve incredible food and then clean it all up. All you are left to do is enjoy your winning teams victory. And those great commercials, haha!
So what are you waiting for? Don’t get left out in the cold, call today and reserve the date before someone else does. We will create the perfect menu to your tastes and bring all the necessary tables, decorations, and everything needed to serve the food. We can drop off or impress your friends and have someone on staff passing hors de vors, that’s fancy for appetizers. All levels of service to match your budget can easily be arranged by checking our website and sending us an email.
Stay safe and don’t let your guests drive intoxicated. How? Call us and we can arrange to have a bartender serve your guests, plus we can bring all the alcohol as well. How easy is that? No trip to Costco and all over the place trying to find this or that.
To Dine For Catering, in Portland, is proud to announce we are using biodegradable disposables made from a sustainable source right here in Oregon. We have been using these products since day one and refuse to put any more refuse (ha, get it) into our landfills.
What does that mean?
Cutlery is made from potato starch.
Plates are made from sugar cane and bamboo.
Clear cups, to go containers, and trash bags are made from corn.
Hot paper cups (paper comes from a fully renewable resource) have a corn lining which makes them compostable.
These products are made to break down into nothing more than water within weeks.
We also purchase products that benefit local businesses and are organic. Trying to save the planet one bite at a time.
If you feel using these products are important to the environment, why not give To Dine For, a Portland based catering company, a try for your next event. ie; wedding caterer, holiday party caterer or event catering.by
What an amazing weekend at the beach! My nephew’s 5th birthday party was celebrated in Newport and, of course, it was a food and drink festival.
First, a shout out to the best liquor store in the state (or possibly a tie with another in the Hollywood district in Portland, I learned). The liquor store on Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, next to the IGA (also a great little market with lots of organic, non-GMO options) fills growlers, has wine, and a very nice whiskey selection.
Then, it was on to Newport. Lunch at Local Ocean (love that place) and a visit to the docks to scout out where to purchase live crab for lunch the next day. (Newport is my favorite coastal town for moments like this: It’s raining and cold and I’m walking with my five year old nephew and six year old niece. A fisherman comes walking off the docks with two 3 feet long steelhead. He heard us talking about his fish and started chasing us in jest yelling “Argghh!” We all screamed and ran and the kids were absolutely delighted!
Anyway, back to the food…) Fresh rock fish tacos for dinner that night and return to the docks on Saturday for fresh crab and to Local Ocean for the Kumamotos, Kussheis, and Shigokus. All are very rich, buttery raw oyster options, with the Kussheis being the most briny. We also steamed up fresh clams, both days! The were so delicious the fist day we went back for a second bag full. Garlic infused olive oil, clams then a big splash of Oregon Pinot blanc top with a lid to capture the steam and, boom, 10 minutes later, clams and beer feast.
The whole weekend reminded me of how fortunate we Oregonians are with the ocean and it’s bounty so close. And, with the storms in the forecast, my eyes are turning toward the mountain with thoughts of soup to put in a thermos (or that new insulated growler from Boneyard Brewing). Ski season is nearly here and so are the holidays, time to book your caterer.
Happy Holidays! From To Dine For Catering, Portland, Oregon’s premier caterer. We are really looking forward to providing our 5 star service this season to our regular customers as well as meeting some new customers.
Word of mouth is key to getting out the word on a company you believe in and that’s exactly what our customers have been doing. We are so grateful for the wonder comments on Yelp, City Search, Angie’s List and Google.
If you know of someone looking to book a local catering company that provides organic and locally sourced products, please pass along our information. The holiday dates are starting to fill up and we want to make sure you get the best caterer in Portland. To Dine For!
Catering in Portland at www.todinefor.com
Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Do you have all your holiday plans together yet?
Some things to think about…
Where is the party going to be and do you have enough room to accommodate all the guests? Plus room for food, bar, music (dancing) and decorations.
Have you sent out invitations? What style of a party will it be? Casual, formal, casual elegance?
Send To Dine For Catering an email to receive a list of venues that except outside catering. Otherwise you’re stuck using in house caterers that have your business locked in and will not give the kind of detail to your party that it deserves. To Dine For will create dishes using local and organic products and made fresh the day of the event. We never use frozen or prepared foods and most certainly never a product with ingredients we can’t pronounce.
Please see our contact page for more questions to consider.
To Dine For Catering in Portland, Oregon. Local, Organic, Sustainable, Delicious! Top caterer in Portland with five star rating.by
As the summer comes to an end, the holiday ads are going to start running those familiar, and not so familiar, jingles we have all come to love and, well, not so much like. But needless to say, they are reminders that we all need to start thinking about our holiday plans.
Who’s going where? What do we need to bring? When? What’s the weather going to be like? Why do we have to go? Ha!
A lot of these questions can be simplified by hiring a professional caterer. So, why not call one of the top Portland catering companies to help. You might think that its just as easy to do it yourself. But, do you really want to go through the hassle of shopping, cooking, setting up and then the worst! Clean up!
We can can do all that for you. We will show up at the time you wish with all the food beautifully prepared and set it all out on a wonderfully decorated table. Then our staff will breeze through to clean up as needed through the night to keep everything looking awesome. When you wake up the next day all you have to do is enjoy football.by
Now is the time to start thinking about your holiday plans and if you would like it catered, especially by one of Portland’s top caterers, To Dine For, do not hesitate to get your date on the calendar. Catering in Portland, OR can have it’s challenges with so many different allergies around these days, although, they might have always been around and we as a community didn’t recognize them.
Today is a different day, we are blessed to have to many options in gluten free, soy free and dairy free products, that we can almost replicate any recipe with the new and improved allergy free products.
But, in my opinion, it is best to make foods with a natural ingredients and make dishes that are allergy free in the first place. An example would be to just switch cuisines. Indian foods are great for gluten, dairy and soy free menus. As well as Thai menus and many middle eastern countries. Oh, the endless possibilities, which makes cooking so fun and also exciting to try new restaurants (and caterers, especially in Portland).
Keep an eye on our menu page as we will be introducing new and wonderful menu items in the next few months. But of course, the best part will be testing, and tastings, new delicious foods and ingredients.by
We here at To Dine For Catering in Portland, OR are elated about the Supreme Court decision on DOMA and are looking forward to the day when we can be a part of marriage celebrations for all people, regardless of sex and gender! In light of this celebratory mood, here’s a favorite champagne cocktail in our kitchen. “cin cin!”.
One Part Pear Vodka
One Part Pear Puree
(Big) Splash of Proseco
Remember Portland has a lot of great Caterers, you need to find out who stands out above the rest. Ask us about gluten free, dairy free, soy free and any other food allergies you might have,and will can create a menu that will please the whole crowd.
Sustainable Catering in Portland, To Dine For!by