To Dine For was so awesome from start to finish. When I contacted Nick (via email), he got back to me right away with all the information I was looking for. And throughout the 2 months (or so) of planning, he was always very prompt with replies to any questions I had, which was very helpful when planning a wedding reception! He worked with me on a menu and it worked out great for our group of about 100. The day of the event, the crew showed up early and was set up well before the event. The food was great, they kept everything refilled and then boxed up our leftovers before leaving. Overall, I was extremely happy with their service, food, options, and communication. I would most definitely use them again for an event! During all of the planning that goes into a reception, this was one aspect I didn't worry about once it was done, because I could tell Nick was on it. Having one less thing to stress about was great.
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We used To Dine For as a caterer to our wedding reception. Our reception was outside and casual. To Dine For did an AMAZING job.
Andrea P, Portland OR
"From my first interaction with owner, Nick, on the telephone, I knew this was the company I wanted to work with. Professional, but with a sense of humor. The event was an upscale "picnic" for our wine club members and their guests, totaling 140 people. Nick's quote was reasonable and his responsiveness was great. He came to do a site visit two weeks prior and had a calm demeanor, which eased my mind as we had used a different caterer for the previous three years. The day of the event, he and his team were on time and got right to work. The food was excellent, his service team exceeded our expectations, and, overall, everything was perfect. We will definitely be working with them again next year!"
-Mary H., Owner of ArborBrook Vineyards
We have been using To Dine For the past 4 years for our annual event. Nick is always friendly, efficient, punctual, communicative, and all around nice person. The presentation of the food is wonderful - and most importantly fresh and the flavor is amazing. They always do a thorough clean-up job as well. The service has been top notch for the past four years. We look forward To Dine For every year!
"We were lucky enough to have Nick and his team cater our wedding in July, 2015 at Bridal Veil Lakes for about 90 people family-style. Nick was a pleasure to work with- he cooked a meal for us and brought it to our home, he met dietary needs (I'm vegan and we wanted everything gluten free and dairy free), and the food was bomb at the wedding.
His team was professional, attentive, and there was more than enough food to go around. We would totally recommend To Dine For Catering to everyone hosting an event. We met with a couple other caterers who were a little pushy with their opinions and didn't want to make everything dairy/gluten free (just wanted to make a couple dairy/gluten free plates). Nick was not like this at all- he was willing to do whatever it took to execute our vision.
I'm vegan, but my husband isn't. We had a salmon entree, a vegan entree and all vegan sides. If you are vegan or vegetarian, To Dine For Catering is a great caterer to go with!!"
-Karen F., New Orleans, LA
"I used this place to cater my small wedding in my home and they did awesome! They really worked with me on changing up the menu to fit my budget. The food was really good. Everyone really seemed to like the artichoke dip with bread, very tasty! They have a wide variety of choices of food to pick from. I was able to handle everything through email and sent them a check which was very convenient. I just had a drop-off and pick-up service so I can't comment on their service during an event. They were very professional and courteous. Definitely recommended!"
-Charlene W., Hillsboro, OR
"To Dine For, catered our church auction and miscellaneous spin off parties from the auction for six years. Nick, the owner, is organized, easy to work with and very helpful with the planning of your event. The food was always excellent. We never ran out. And he was able to get 180 people thru the buffet lines in 20 minutes. When Nick came in with his team you knew you could relax because they would take it from there."
-Lillian C., West Linn, OR
Personal Email Reviews: A+++
"We went into this wedding process completely blind. Nick walked us through everything. He took care of linens, dishes, heat lamp rentals, and canopy rentals. He and his crew set up our tables and even helped with setting up decorations. One of his incredible staff members (Jessie) even helped me figure out how to properly walk down the aisle with my dad! Nick and his staff were so nice and were incredibly professional. They made our wedding an intimate, warm, delicious, and memorable experience. Choose To Dine For - you will NOT regret it!!"
-Abbie H., Wedding at Leach Botanical Gardens
"I had to plan a surprise birthday party for my wife's 50th. No pressure! Nick asked a few questions, showed up with a fantastic menu, china, wine glasses, flatware and all the fixings. He grilled lobster (my wife's favorite) onsite. He handled everything and stayed until everything was clean and put away. He did the event by himself as well. Outstanding experience for us and our guests!
-John C., West Linn, OR
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you again for the amazing catering for our event last night! Everyone RAVED about the food, and you were so efficient and kind. We can’t wait to use you again!
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"To Dine For catered my 30th birthday party at a local wine bar. They were very professional, food was fresh and we never ran out! I had many compliments from my guests about how wonderful the food was. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great experience at any type of event."
"They were awesome! We used them for an outdoor reception for about 100 people. Nick (the owner) was excellent at communication and always answered our questions during the planning phase. He was so easy to work with. The food was great and on the day of our reception, the team showed up early, kept everything stocked throughout the time period they were there, and boxed up all of our leftovers at the end. They were very easy to work with and gave me one less thing to worry about on that day. We would definitely use them again!"
"I attended both private and fund raising events catered by Nick and his team. They are always first class, the food is excellent and the overall experience is outstanding."
To Dine For Catering... We worked with Nick for about 6 mo. Had taste testing at club house. He agreed to do our wedding with all our wish lists. He not only did what he agreed to but more. The food was even better at the wedding. I will use him again and again... Finally someone who cares. Thanks Nick....
To Dine For Catering. Our son’s wedding was last weekend. It was a very successful event and Nick Zorich of To Dine For Catering played a large role in making the event so pleasurable. We started working with Nick in October, 2009. He worked with our daughter-in-law to design a menu that fit both her desires and budget. He then provided a “tasting” at her house which involved a meal prepared for four people with the items she chose for the wedding dinner. This tasting is free if you choose to use To Dine For as your caterer. We were so pleased with Nick’s talent that we arranged for him to cater the rehearsal dinner also. While Nick is not an event planner, he has a network of people he will refer you to and offer discounts when you schedule them. We used his referral for the photographer and the DJ. Nick arrived well before both events and was set up and ready to go before the guests arrived. He and his crew were very friendly, professional, and unobtrusive. We received many complements about the food. More than one guest told me it was the best wedding food they had ever had! I strongly recommend To Dine For Catering for any event. We will definitely call him when we need a caterer in the future.