We love The Vegan Caterer. We hired Josh to cater our wedding at The Troutdale House in July 2015. Our entire experience with him was great. He took care of everything we needed and was professional in all of our interactions.
The wedding was approximately 75 people and some of them had specific allergies that did not mesh with the menu we chose. Josh had no issue accommodating those 4+ meals and keeping them separate from the other food so they weren't eaten by other guests.
For beverages we had him provide tea and coffee, both of which were great. He also provided all of he cutlery, napkins, and dish rentals. It was very time saving doing it that way for us.
We went with more of a comfort food menu (soy curl subs, coleslaw, potato soup) and all of the items were delicious.
I would not hesitate to recommend Josh again and again. If you're considering hiring him to cater your event, you won't regret it!
We hired The Vegan Caterer for our wedding and we loved it! All the way up until the wedding Josh handled everything with the utmost professionalism and very quick email responses to any questions we had. They even traveled all the way to Ocean Shores, WA and had no problems at all communicating with the venue and adapting to their kitchen. The cocktail hour appies (crispy tofu squares and spinach dip) were amazing and so was the dinner (Seitan roast w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, mixed sauteed kale and veggies, garden salad). He even tweaked some of his recipes to fit a few preferences we had. Him and his staff worked very well with the staff at the venue, were very punctual, and even though the wedding was running late the food was still fresh and ready to go when we were ready. They also worked very well with Rawdacious Cheesecakes in Portland. They picked up the cheesecakes, kept them cool, and brought them all the way to Ocean Shores. I'd definitely hire them again!
People of Portland: you really, really, REALLY need to use the Vegan Caterer for your next soiree or gathering. How are more people not talking about this? Don't go to Whole Foods and get a deli tray. Don't go to Trader Joe's and throw some of those reasonably priced frozen appetizers on a platter. Take my advice on this, and call the Vegan Caterer for your next event. If you're a vegan or not, this is some seriously good food. I would give Josh and his team ten stars if I could!
We recently used the Vegan Caterer for our wedding, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the experience. Josh was one of the first vendors I contacted after getting engaged last year, and let me tell you....from day one he was consistently the most responsive, friendly, patient, and accommodating person ever! Easiest person on the planet to work with, and super easy to communicate with! We worked together to build a menu that reflected my fiancé and me and the food we like to make, and he even went as far as taking two of our family recipes and incorporating them into our menu. Who does that?
Every step of the way for nearly 14 months, Josh would stay in contact with us, touching base and firming up plans, offering suggestions and checking in to make sure all is well. Again, who does that? Josh does. He treats his customers like his friends, not like a number. Best guy ever!
On the day of the wedding, Josh was right on time (if not early), and quickly got to work setting everything up and making the cocktail hour, dessert table, and dinner tables look beautiful. We had a buffet style dinner service, complete with lasagna with tofu pesto ricotta and roasted vegetables, homemade marinara sauce, stuffed peppers, butternut gnocchi, Israeli couscous, a beautiful garden salad, and breadsticks. He also prepared our cocktail hour, serving BBQ soy curl sliders (complete with handmade biscuits - FOR REALS), and spinach artichoke dip and vegetables. As if that weren't enough hours in the kitchen for Josh and his team, he also made us the most delicious little apple tartlets and s'mores cookies for dessert. Oh, and he provided coffee and hot apple cider for good measure. No big.
Half of our guests knew in advance our wedding was going to be of vegan fare, and half didn't. I am not kidding you, EVERYONE loved the food. The half that didn't know it was vegan, still didn't know it was vegan even after they ate it! Even the picky eaters that we knew in advance may scoff at the mention of vegan food, they even freaking loved it! We had several people come up to us and say that the food was the best they'd ever had at a wedding. So many people went back for seconds and even thirds, which should tell you a lot right there. The food tasted fresh, hot, homemade, and perfectly spiced. It wasn't the fact that it was good vegan food, it was the fact that is was just good food in general. Vegan as the emphasis or not, it was off the charts tasty, ya'll.
After the wedding, Josh and his team quickly cleaned up after everyone and packaged up all of our leftovers for us to take home. Super efficient, super professional, and he made everything so easy for us. There was not one single thing that I would have changed about our experience with the Vegan Caterer. I already told Josh this, but we're seriously a little bummed that we don't have a reason to communicate with him anymore! Josh and his team are such genuinely nice people, with their hearts in the right place and compassion in everything they do. We are so grateful to Josh for helping make our day even more amazing than we could have hoped for!
Most of our guests are not vegan, but they LOVED our wedding food. Multiple omnivorous friends came up to us raving about how good it was. In addition, Josh's guidance in how to plan the reception logistics and scheduling as relates to food was invaluable. He is experienced and forthcoming with crucial advice, quick to respond, and always professional and friendly. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better catering experience! Hire The (Vegan) Caterer - you won't regret it!
We hired Josh to caterer our wedding in June 2019. This was by far the best choice! My wife and I are the only vegans in either of our families. In fact we both have pretty difficult family members to please when it comes to food. After dinner all my carnivore brother could talk about was how good the food was and how surprised he was that there was no meat or dairy at all. My wife's family is consistent mostly of Dairy Farmers from Ohio. They were pretty skeptical that we'd be serving a vegan meal too. They all were very impressed and had nothing but good comments, in fact many went up for second servings. This is a true testament for how good of a Chef Josh is. On top of the fantastic quality food, Josh and his assistant handled the logistics of our day with ease. He worked with us through a venue change, traveled all the way up to Issaquah Washington, cooked offsite in not the most ideal kitchen, and delivered the cake and cupcakes from another vendor. All this and day of he was on time, and ready to serve high quality food to all of our friends and family. Josh and his assistant even helped bus and clean plates afterwards. Vegans or non vegans a like we highly recommend The (Vegan) Caterer for any event.
We had Josh and the VC team handle our wedding last October. We opted for an Italian themed spread which was perfect for the cool fall weather and cooked to perfection. Josh was extremely easy to deal with and went above and beyond to ensure that all of our 110 guests left well fed and happy!
I would highly recommend The Vegan Caterer for all of your catering needs around the PacNW. You will not be disappointed!
The Vegan Caterer created an awe-inspiring plant-based taco spread for our wedding this spring. Josh is a pro. He was on time, tidy and ran a tight ship. We didn't have to worry about anything. Also, our crowd was a diverse mix of vegans, carnivores and picky eaters, and everyone left full and loved what they ate. The bonus? He packaged up and left us with so many delicious leftovers that we were able to freeze and enjoy in the following weeks -- the gift that kept on giving
Josh and crew were amazing! leading up to the wedding, Josh was very responsive, timely, and flexible. He added a lot of really great ideas not only to the menu, but to the wedding as a whole. The day of our wedding, they arrived on-time and were the epitome of professional. We had a southern theme to the food and it was all phenomenal! The BBQ soy curls were obviously taking the main stage, the cornbread was ridiculously good, the collards were fresh and perfect, and that may be some of the best potato salad I've ever had.
All of our skeptical and reluctant friends and family who were yet to try vegan fare loved it and many went back for seconds.
If you are thinking about a vegan event, i would highly advise going with the The Vegan Caterer. They made our special day very special and perfect. THANK YOU!