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Catering styles available: (American, English, Family Style, French, Russian, Wagon, Full-service, Partial-service):

Elephants Catering & Events offers a variety of menus: Mediterranean, Italian, American, Classic BBQ, Pan-Asian, and more. And we cater to a variety of styles--from cocktail parties and casual brunches to family-style dinners and elegantly plated affairs.  Our experience and flexibility lends itself to any occasion you can think of!


Can your menus be customized to suit the client’s preference?

Of, course! In addition to our curated list of recommended menus and client favorites, we can customize the menu to your tastes. The staff of Elephants Catering has a single goal in mind - to delight your tastebuds and make planning any event as seamless as possible.


Is taste-testing available?

Absolutely. We want our clients to experience our fresh creations before the big day.


Do you possess a liquor license?

We are fully licensed and serve a variety of beverages from local microbreweries and distilleries and regional wines. Our custom cocktails are always a hit!


Bar options available (cash bar, limited bar, open bar):

We off a range of bar tiers and options—from a simple cash bar to a full bar with a complete assortment of liquors, specialty cocktails and punches.
All of our bar tiers come with a selection of house-curated specialty cocktails.


Are any complimentary decorative items provided for food tables?

All of our food is presented on modern, high-quality bowls, platters, and other dishware. We use glass, wood, or rustic risers. And each menu selection is garnished with fresh flowers, herbs, or spices.
Imported linens, specialty risers, and additional décor pieces are also available for additional fees.


Cost per person range:

Our cost is particularly dependent on the selected menu, service style, and length of the event. Buffets dinner costs start around $30+ per person. Bar service is additional. And all food and beverage staffing is customized to your event.


Do you offer dinner stations?

We can customize live action cooking stations in a variety of formats to add flair to your event. Please note that certain styles may not be available in all venues.


Do you do dessert buffets?

Dessert buffets are one of our favorite things! Our in-house patisserie and bakery create a wonderful array of bite-sized options, from French macarons to petite lemon tartlets to chocolate truffles. A dessert buffet—on its own or in addition to a wedding cake--is a fun way to offer something sweet for everyone's palate. And many small desserts—like candies or macarons—can also serve as take-home guest favors.


Is there anything else you would like me to know?

Our chef and staff regard the pleasure of eating as an all-encompassing sensory experience, and take great strides to ensure that each and every item crafted in our kitchen will tempt and please your guests. Our taste creations have been reviewed in publications from Portland Monthly to the New York Times, and our Executive Chef is continually creating new culinary delights.

If you are looking to truly dazzle your guests and go beyond the ordinary, location is, as they say, everything! Elephants Catering has earned our place as a Preferred Caterer at venues across Portland and SW Washington, into Wine Country and through the Columbia Gorge. Let us help you choose the ideal venue or location for your next event.


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