Pearl Catering

Pearl Catering

Pearl Catering locationPortland, Oregon

(16 Reviews)
Pearl Catering Reviews

Pearl Catering Reviews


Review of Pearl Catering by Bethany
5 26/06/2018 Bethany

I'd highly recommend Pearl Catering for any special event. I chose them to cater my wedding and was very impressed with the level of service & quality of food. They arrived a little later than expected, but had everything set up on time - I had people raving about how good the food was several weeks after the wedding! The portions were generous - there were tons of leftovers for our guests to take home. Make sure to request takeout boxes if you'd like to offer that option to guests (it wasn't automatic per our catering agreement).

As far as weddings go, it seems like vendors always want to seize the opportunity to mark up the price, or encourage last minute extras to make the day more "special" (because then they get more money). Our reception ended 30 minutes earlier than the anticipated schedule, and we were billed for the server's actual-time, not the scheduled time of the event. I thought this was very kind and ethical, especially since I would have completely understood needing to pay for the scheduled time.

Rita Kriss was our Catering Coordinator. I'd HIGHLY recommend her. She listened to me and my now-husband to make sure she heard our requests for our special day, and she executed the catering portion of the event seamlessly. She's zealous about food and event appearances, and she offered the right balance of feedback and suggestions while still taking everything we wanted very seriously.

Review of Pearl Catering by Kim Millen
5 16/02/2018 Kim Millen

Great space and delicious food. Just awesome!

Review of Pearl Catering by Fletch Letcher
5 01/02/2018 Fletch Letcher

Beautiful venue! Nicole was so nice and accommodating. She is really on top of her stuff!

Review of Pearl Catering by Gayle Parkin
2 14/10/2017 Gayle Parkin

Mother of the Bride here.. We had a gorgeous wedding in August 2017 and used Pearl Catering. The food was delicious and received compliments from our guests. My concerns and to my dismay many of our 200+ guests made multiple comments/complaints in regard to Pearl Catering staff dumping out beverages off the guest tables throughout the entire evening!!!
Turned out to be a HUGE excessive waste of all the beverages we had to pay for.
Many glasses of wine/beer were scooped up off the tables and disappeared after multiple guests had just went and got another glass! AND this did not just happen at the end of the evening, this was continual throughout the dinner and reception. I thought it was just me, as I was busy with guests and on the dance floor and I personally ‘lost’ 3 full glasses of wine.
I contacted Annette at Pearl Catering a few days later and explained the situation and she said that she would ask her lead staff person about it. A few days later, Annette called me back and said that the lead told her that their procedure is to only dispose or remove a beverage glass if it only had less than a sip remaining. So basically, she called me a liar and that my complaint was unfounded. I called her and asked for some compensation for the excessive waste and she said she would call me back, to this date she has never called me back. I stopped by for Happy Hour at Brix the next month and left her a note and she still has not responded.
Also, the Bride herself is Dairy Free and sadly she was served a dry chicken breast and a plate of lettuce and cranberries (no dressing at all). They apparently are unable to make a tasteful meal to accommodate a dietary restriction. I find it shocking that this is what they served the Bride on her special day!
Great food, but poor service during and after the event, and any complaints after the bill is paid, do not get addressed. I do not write reviews, (my first) but feel the need to recommend others to look into another catering service!

Review of Pearl Catering by Wendy Richter
5 04/08/2017 Wendy Richter

I can't say enough great things about Pearl Catering and how fantastic Katie Carver is to work with. Our wedding was perfect thanks to her! The food was fantastic and the service on our wedding day was excellent. Every detail was handled perfectly by Katie! It is like she read my mind on the colors, table settings, flowers, etc! I really appreciate all she did to make our day special! We were so impressed and our guests had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend Pearl Catering!

Review of Pearl Catering by Kimberly Morrill
5 14/01/2017 Kimberly Morrill

As a Wedding Coordinator here in Portland, Oregon, I get to work with Pearl Catering many times throughout the year. When I send my client's to Pearl, I know that they will not only receive delicious food (that is a given) but that they will also receive outstanding customer service throughout the entire process. Katie is truly a customer service rock star! Picking a caterer for your wedding can be an overwhelming process. I so appreciate how transparent Pearl's pricing is, and just the value couples receive when partnering with them. Also I love that my clients can also choose to have their rehearsal dinner/bridal shower luncheon etc at one of their restaurants. My client's love not having to find yet another vendor to provide those services. If you are looking for an awesome caterer, look no further. They are fantastic, and I know you wont be disappointed!

Review of Pearl Catering by Emily Ferguson
5 10/01/2017 Emily Ferguson

Absolutely incredible food! From the initial tasting, to the leftovers we ate on our honeymoon, we enjoyed every bite. We received so many compliments from guests, and would recommend Pearl to other couples! We did our dinner buffet-style, and had salmon and steak (both amazing). We chose the pear and walnut salad, orzo, and mashed potatoes as sides. All staff was very friendly and professional!

Review of Pearl Catering by KRISTIN OLUND
5 20/07/2015 KRISTIN OLUND

We worked with Katie at Pearl Catering and she was absolutely amazing from day one!! She had us come in multiple times for tastings to find out exactly what our food style for the big day was she offered many different options that weren't in the wedding packet and would have additional items to try that we hadn't even asked for! They even had waffles and pancakes made for our kids who were joining us for the tasting! Since we didn't have a day of coordinator Katie really stepped up to make sure our day was perfect! She did a walk thru of the venue with us a month before the wedding and dealt with the venue manager who was a nightmare! The day of the event was perfect!! Katie was there making sure everything was ready to go and all the other vendors knew what to do and when. The food was amazing and everyone was complimenting us all night! Thanks to Katie and Pearl Catering our reception was absolutely perfect and I could enjoy it completely stress free!

Review of Pearl Catering by Gregarious T. Cline
Gregarious T. Cline

What a swellegant, elegant party it is

Review of Pearl Catering by Gregarious T. Cline
Gregarious T. Cline

"What frails, what frocks
What furs, what rocks
What a swell party this is"
What gaiety!Photo: Jeanette Owens Schenk

Review of Pearl Catering by Ashley Worthey
Ashley Worthey

Ok... sorry to ask but I’m stressing, and I want some options. We need a caterer for our wedding... for 200 guests 😳 and we can’t pay $8000 just for food..... lol At this rate were going to be giving brown bag lunches out to everyone 😂

We aren’t picky on the type of food... but it does need to be dinner-ish food. We have one food cart we are looking into but I’d like some places to compare it to. Thanks in advance for your recommendations!

Review of Pearl Catering by LeAnn Nakvasil
2 LeAnn Nakvasil

So, I pondered long and hard about whether or not I say anything online about my experience with Pearl Catering. Here it is. Let me first make it clear the the food was incredible. Lots of compliments and praise on how fantastic the food was. With that being said, I don't know that I'd hire this company ever again as the service was subpar. And that's being generous. I had a venue of which there were NO catering contracts and I had full run to pick a catering company on my own. After lots of research I met and choose Pearl. Amy R, the event manager, was our go to. From the beginning, after I signed my contract, the communication back went completely down hill. A simple question would go unanswered, not even acknowledged. By no means am I a demanding bridezilla. Far from it. But after getting fed up, I let Amy know that I was frustrated and questioned my choice in the company. Only then did she jump on a response. But true to her form..that faded really quickly. It was like pulling teeth to get any sort of response. I seriously considered canceling my contract and losing my deposit...that's how bad it was. I hope others have a better experience.

Review of Pearl Catering by Jessica Westermeyer
5 Jessica Westermeyer

Ashley and Pearl Catering were wonderful to work with! We hired them to cater our wedding at Leftbank Annex. They were thoughtful and professional. They patiently responded to all of our incessant questions. The food was delicious and the reception went so smoothly! I would recommend them to anyone.

Review of Pearl Catering by Gregarious T. Cline
5 Gregarious T. Cline

As a DJ who works a dynamic variety of events in this town (from swank to skank), it's always a relief to arrive at a new venue and find that some folks have it FIGURED OUT. A lot of good, smart thought has gone into this space to make sure the client's are having a fabulous "experience". The management and staff are all hands-on-deck before, during and after; Top, middle, down.

Review of Pearl Catering by Jaime Kae Hazen
5 Jaime Kae Hazen

One of my wedding couples had the MOST tasty wedding food I’ve ever had! They served brunch for dinner by Pearl Catering, and it was delicious! They even had an crêpe making action station and homemade donuts. Yumm! When you photographing weddings as a career you eat a lot of wedding food. Let me tell you I’ve had some not so great and some really, really great wedding food, and this was one of my all time favorites! When we sit down to eat (if we even get a chance too!) good food can give us photographers the boost we need to get back to capturing our couple’s day. I think it’s safe to say we photographers adore our clients who serve quality and delightful food at their wedding! Thank you!

Review of Pearl Catering by Wendy Dietrich
5 Wendy Dietrich

I can't say enough great things about Pearl Catering and how fantastic Katie Carver is to work with. Our wedding was perfect thanks to her! The food was fantastic and the service on our wedding day was excellent. Every detail was handled perfectly by Katie! It is like she read my mind on the colors, table settings, flowers, etc! I really appreciate all she did to make our day special! We were so impressed and our guests had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend Pearl Catering! Thank you!!

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