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Aarnegards Premiere Catering

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

2432 S.E. Umatilla Street
Portland, OR US 97202 (map)

PHONE

503-235-0274

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ABOUT US

Aarnegards Premiere Catering is a full-service caterer, providing everything needed for a successful Wedding. Regardless of the size of your Wedding or service required, you can count on... Read more
Aarnegards Premiere Catering is a full-service caterer, providing everything needed for a successful Wedding. Regardless of the size of your Wedding or service required, you can count on the reputation Premiere Catering has earned, with over 28 years experience in the Wedding reception business. With this experience, we are able to accommodate both large and small receptions. We will show you how experience pays off. Your guests will notice the fresh flavors and quality of your menu.

Aarnegards Premiere Catering offers fine dinning in any location, customized to fit your style of entertaining, culinary tastes, and budget. We offer location catering at its finest…..on the mountain top, at the beach, or in you garden…possibilities are endless. Let Premiere Catering make your event a true success. We specialize in on-site cooking (ask for details). Nothing compares to freshly prepared foods for your reception. Your guest will notice the fresh flavors and quality of your menu. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, French, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Kosher, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Of course, we customize all of our menu's to fit the Bride and Grooms style and tastes.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No, but we do cut the cake for them.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
Never
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We are, again we customize all of the details for them
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Right down to Making it Snow when the Bride walks down the isle in August
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Premiere Catering for our wedding at Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast on 6/28/2014. Food and service was excellent. We had multiple comments from guests regarding the excellent food. We would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Casey
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We live in the northern California and chose Premiere for our daughter's Portland wedding because they had the best reputation, and my experience indicated this is 100% true.
I told John that my ranching family was coming to the wedding from Nebraska and knew quality beef and my expectations were that there be pleanty of good food and drinks. John was up to the task and everyone agreed it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding.
It is said you get what you pay for, but in this case we got a great value on a great service.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Premiere was AMAZING! Food was delicious, guests went back for seconds! They were so helpful with everything! Everyone was extremely nice! I will recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer! I was extremely happy with Premiere!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Premiere Catering went so above and beyond my expectations in every possible way. At our first meeting I was nervous and had no idea what I was doing but Matthew and Peter took me by the hand and helped me pick an amazing menu within my budget, create a look for the tables, layout the room, and even develop a timeline for the entire day. The servers and bartender were also great and it seemed like they were having a good time. It felt like I was working with family or friends who just happened to run a catering company. I really appreciated that the cost quoted included things like dishes, linens, and servers unlike other companies who add it on causing the per head cost to practically double.
The really important part was the food. Oh my goodness was the food delicious, and the buffet was beautiful! My only complaint was that people enjoyed the pork so much that I didn't get any extra to bring home which is a good problem to have. I wish I had another big event coming up just so I could get these guys to cook for me again.
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Bradley
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Premier Catering was perfect, their execution flawless. In addition to providing excellent food and service, they also coordinated directly with our venue and worked with our event rental agency to create a seamless wedding experience.

Their flexibility was only matched by their personal touch. We worked directly with the same project manager John McLellan from the initial planning stages through to the actual event. All change requests were handled with a gracious and respectful attitude.

When we were choosing a caterer, one of the things that set them apart was the clarity and breakdown of their costs, no fees were added later, no up-selling, just a business that wants to provide the highest caliber of service to its clients.
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Janet
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Impossible to express the level of service, food, and helpfulness that Michael provided for the wedding. It was above and beyond a mere catering service. Michael was extraordinary...helpful, professional, never settiling for anything less than the best service, decor, and oh my the food! Would not have changed a single thing for the wedding from food, service or price. Highly recommend this company.
Janet Tabor
Lake Oswego
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about what a terrific job Michael and the entire crew at Premier did for our daughter's wedding. Anytime we needed to make a change as we approached the wedding, Michael was extremely accommodating and willing to do so. Not only was the presentation of the tables and buffet beautiful, but most importantly the food was amazing! I can't even begin to tell you how many comments from our guests we received saying that, "This is the best wedding food I have ever tasted!"
We felt very at ease with this crew, feeling very confident that the reception would be perfect and it was!
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I would recommend premier catering to EVERYONE!!! Not only do they have amazing food and gorgeous set ups, they are so incredibly helpful! Michael was not only our caterer but he is also basically a wedding planner. He knows every detail that you need to figure out and helps with every detail as well. If you are having any type of event book them, they are amazing!!!

Thank you so much Michael and staff everything was picture perfect!!
Mr. And the new Mrs. Hughes
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Russell
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Premier is the most honest and fair catering company in the Pacific Northwest and I would use them again without a second thought. They handled butler-served appetizers, plated dinner, and full-bar service for our wedding at The Foundry in Lake Oswego this summer (August 2013). They were attentive to our desires and accommodating to every one of our special needs, the staff was friendlier than any catering service I've experienced, and the food and drinks were fantastic.

More important to me than all that is that every step of the way they were fair on price without me ever having to question anything. Where other companies "nickle and dime" you on every little cost, most everything we needed was included in the basic cost. There were never any hidden costs, overpriced add-ons, or revised estimates that made our jaws drop. I would bet that no catering company in the Pacific Northwest can come close to them on price (or simplicity of pricing).

It is obvious to us that they care about what they do and want happy customers. These are the kind of people we like to do business with.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Premiere Catering did our food for our wedding this month and the food was unbelievable!! Every guest who came to our wedding had only wonderful things to say about the food served at the wedding! They also did such a great job of setting up our tables and the centerpieces! Premiere Catering is seriously the best! They were always prompt to answer their phones whenever we called and always made me feel like I was their main priority.
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Hillary
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I 100% recommend Premiere Catering to anyone looking for very professional and reliable catering services. From the tasting appointment to the day of the wedding, everything was so smooth! Moreover, like previous reviewers noted, our wedding guests said this was "the best wedding food ever!" One of our guests told me she is a very picky eater, usually only eating peanut & butter sandwiches because she dislikes most food, but she ate every last bite of food off her plate at our wedding. Thank you for helping make our wedding day so enjoyable for our wedding guests and us.

Hillary & Anthony
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I think I have heard from EVERY guest that the food was unbelievably delicious. Premiere Catering is so flexible and willing to make your day perfect in all possible ways. In all my suggestions and requests, their answer was yes.
I had a family style dinner with platters of food delivered to every table. Although the process was some what long, nobody complained and the food was all still warm! They served bride and groom first, then immediate families, so that we were able to eat a good meal and they were able to get up and pay our respects to guests as they were eating. Premiere are true professionals and I highly highly recommend them!!!
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Karla
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Very outstanding job done by Premiere Catering. We received many compliments by our guests about how excellent the food tasted. They were very professional and set everything up beautifully! The bar set up and service was excellent! We give them an A++++++
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Tony
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Very outstanding job done by Premiere Catering. We received many compliments by our guests about how excellent the food tasted. They were very professional and set everything up beautifully! The bar set up and service was excellent! We give them an A++++++
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Mark & Angela
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Premiere Catering was phenomenal! Could not have asked for better service or food. Everyone was pleased and they did a remarkable job. Thank you.
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dkm
Wedding:
6/21/2009
5.0/5.0
This has to be the BEST catering company in ALL of portland. Really...they were awesome. We didn't actually have a choice in the matter because our venue required this caterer. Now I know why, they are the BEST! They made sure everything went smoothly, they made sure me and my husband had a drink and food whenever we wanted it. The tasting room was amazing and they created a few signature dishes based upon me and my husband's wishes. It was fantastic and all of our guests raved about the food. Not to mention, their pricing is incredibily reasonable. This is a fantastic company!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Service, The Food, The Presentation, The Comfort they gave us that everything would be taken care of (and it was) was excellent. Everyone raved about every aspect of the food & their service. We had a family member from Washington who raise cattle say "This is the best beef brisket I have ever eaten". Our event was perfect. If you need catering for an upcoming event, hands down Premiere Catering is the only way to go.
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Private User
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Peter and John were absolutely fantastic! The tasting blew us away and it was a very easy decision to choose Premiere. They made it easy and made it feel like we were the only event that year let alone that weekend! Of course we weren't... but that's the beauty of these gentlemen! All of our guests raved about the food and the attention from them that my husband and I received on the day was perfect. John was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He alleviated every concern I had and had a very calming presence. We wish we could do it all over again!
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Chelsea
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough how great Premiere catering is to work with. From the first time my fiance and I met them we were impressed. You walk into their office and its set up like a wedding table. So you get to see how things can be set up and try their food. The price is VERY reasonable. Through the whole process of planning the wedding if I needed help or had a question they responded right away and were happy to do so. They are truly a delight to work with. While planning a wedding can be stressful, these guys make it less so because they are always there for you! On top of it the day of the wedding the service is amazing! I highly recommend Premiere to anyone!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Premiere Catering!! They were absolutely awesome! We had so many compliments on how fabulous the food was and how professional they were. I would highly recommend using them for any of your catering needs. I have already referred him to one friend and will continue to do so.
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Julie
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Premier Catering went above and beyond for our wedding. From the early planning stages to the day of the event we were confident that they would provide the services we needed and expected without worry. They coordinated everything involving food and rentals, allowing us to focus on other things. On the day of the wedding we were confident that everything would be taken care of as planned. We recieved many compliments on the food, saying it was the best they had eaten at a wedding. I would highly suggest them to anyone needing catering services.
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Logan
Wedding:
8/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Premiere Catering is the Best in Portland hands down!!!! Michael who is one of the owners of Premiere always answered his phone and was on point every time we needed him. Michael always was positive and able to give us ideas and help us out through the whole wedding process. He even went above and beyond and helped up do some wedding planning at no extra cost.

Premiere was up front and clear on all pricing. There were no hidden fees or extra costs that came up. My wife and I did a lot of research and we found that a lot of catering companies seem cheap at first until you factor in all the extras you're going to need for the wedding then they end up being the most expensive. Not with Premiere right from the start you know how much its all going to cost.

The Food was amazing!!! Our guests were in love with the food! It was absolutely delicious!!!!!! I can't think of one bad thing to say about this company. Michael even went and contacted my rental company and I did all my rentals through Premiere as well which made our lives so much easier.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had an excellent experience with Premiere. Each step of the way, they were gracious, flexible, considerate, and delivered just as promised on our wedding. For a very disorganized bride and groom, I felt that they helped to insure things ran smoothly.
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Colby
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Premiere Catering provided the food for our wedding and they were fantastic to work with! Very responsive, they listened to our feedback, arrived early to set up, and their food was the talk of the wedding.
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Lori
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
It was so nice to have a destination venue at Hood River and be able to rely on Premier Catering for all our dinner needs. The food was outstanding and the staff was attentive and professional. Something none of us took into account, but Premier Catering did, was to have a food plate put together for the Bride and Groom for later that night. Thank You, everything was perfect!
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Vanessa
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The food at our wedding was amazing. Premiere catering did an outstanding job with our wedding. Guests told us it was the best wedding food they have ever had! They also were a pleasure to work with and had amazing presentation skills with all of the food served.
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Darren Canepa
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We researched many different caterers before the wedding. Many of them had a lower intro price and then had many different charges for full service catering. Premiere gave us a full price up front and stuck to it. This cut out many of the surprises and headaches. I had heard that Premiere was the best caterer in Portland and they lived up to it. They were extremely professional, helpful and flexible. I would feel comfortable recommending them to anyone I know.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Planning our wedding in a month and a half we didn't have time to individually contact each of the twelve catering companies we were considering. So we sent out an email outlining our, needs, wants, and our budget. Ten minutes later Micheal from Premier Catering called. He then sent over a quote that met, our needs, wants, and our budget. He then introduced me to John who was the caterer for our event. John's calming demeanor and can do attitude was a pleasure to work with. He was on top of everything from the start and he even relaxed me about the entire event, which was hard to do for a pre-wedding bride. Then the wedding day came, WOW. We hired Premier Catering for their, responsiveness, professionalism, and their ability to accommodate our needs, but we had no idea we were in for the best meal of our lives. We weren't the only ones who felt this way. I still have people commenting on how wonderful the food was. Thank you Premier Catering. Brides look no further this is the caterer you should hire.
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Premiere was absolutely AMAZING! They were very quick with emails and after we did our tasting and a sample menu was sent they were extremely flexible in changing the menu to better fit our budget. We had so many guests (and we totally agree!) tell how us how good the food was. John was so helpful, even when somethings changed last minute. During the reception the staff was very professional and always around without standing out too much. Food was always hot and ready to go for our guests. I honestly can't say enough about how good they were and I would recommend them to anyone!
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Mary Sue
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughter married our son-in-law last Saturday. Premiere Catering did an unbelievable job. They were responsive, professional, timely, and above all, their food was delicious and beautifully displayed. The guests all raved about the food. I would whole-heartedly recommend Premiere Catering to anyone looking for the best caterer in Portland, OR>
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Mary
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Premier Catering was everything we were hoping for and more... they did a wonderful job setting up the venue just as we had envisioned, and their food was DELICIOUS!! Everyone raved about the tasty flavors and beautiful display. I would highly recommend them!
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Brittaney
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING FOOD AND AMAZING SERVICE!!! My wedding was the best day I have ever lived and Premiere Catering made it that much better! The food was exactly what I wanted and my guests loved it!!! The service was superb! For example, I had a surprise guest (my aunt from Europe), she is a vegetarian, my father had already told them this so that they could make a special plate for her. Apparently the lead server(Matt) overheard that one of my other guests was a vegetarian(I had NO idea), sure enough they brought here a vegetarian plate!!! This made it for me!!! I am a Manager at a resturaunt and this was one of the best services I have ever seen! Peter (chef) was OUTSTANDING.. he asked my father if he needed anything, my father responded with that he needed some vodka.. Sure enough, Peter gave him a cranberry vodka! And we didn't even have liquor at the wedding... Peter was prepared!!! If you are getting married in Oregon.. HIRE THEM!! They are worth every penny! They are the most friendly people you will meet! They give the best service I have ever seen! HIRE THEM!!!!
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Mrs. S.
Wedding:
12/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael and his staff were amazing. Michael personally followed up with us (bride and groom) to make sure we had everything we needed. Not only did he do our catering but he was able to get the aisle runner for us as well. It was nice to have someone offer to help out with those little details. I highly recommend them. Brittany
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Cheryl
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
John and the staff at Premiere made our wedding a spectacular success! The food was the best and the freshest and the service was beyond all expectations. These guys are the absolute best in the Portland area. We went to tastings at every caterer listed in the Portland area and found Premiere to be the most professional with the best tasting food of all of them. They went out of their way to take a very personal interest in us and our wedding. I cannot say enough nice things about them. Thanks John for everything!
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therealprincess
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Premiere Catering was worth every penny! My husband and I wanted to serve a champagne brunch following our morning wedding, and Premiere Catering made that dream a reality. The gourmet french toast and open faced breakfast sandwhiches were amazing and what's not to like about pigs-in-a blanket (sausages wrapped in mini pancakes)! In the weeks following the wedding numerous guests commented on how wonderful the food was - certainly not something I have heard about other wedding caterers. In addition, the staff was wonderfully accomodating and provided a number of excellent staging suggestions. I would definitely recommend Premiere Catering to a friend.
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liz
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Premiere Catering was amazing! Their service is outstanding and their food is delicious. I would without a doubt use them again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great catering experiance. Thanks Michael!
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knuzbrak
Wedding:
9/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The best food around! The staff was anazing, I will use them again.
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael and Peter made our wedding reception magical! They are completely focused on making their clients happy and were really fun to work with. The food was incredible, and they are way more than just a caterer. They helped with the design for the banquet room, going with me to select fabrics and dishes, and set up the ceremony and reception areas beatifully; including putting out the favors and centerpieces. They came in under our budget, and absolutely did not nickel and dime us for anything.
From start to finish, Micheael was warm and professional, and you can tell Peter LOVES the food he prepares. Our guests absolutely raved about the steak, and the cedar-plank salmon was incredible. They were very flexible and creative with our menu, and designed a custom french-fry bar for the cocktail hour. Michael was responsive and very helpful through the entire process, and the day of the wedding he and Peter worked together seamlessly to pull off a wonderful event.

When you hire Premier, you hire a full-package catering and events service. I had high expectations, and they exceeded all of them. I unconditionally recommend them for anyone planning a wedding or event in Portland and surrounding areas.
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Singer
Wedding:
7/5/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a caterer, definitely try to hire Premiere. They were amazing in every way. When we went for our tasting, it was obvious that Peter cares deeply about the quality of his food and it's presentation. Our guests were blown away by the delicious food, especially the tender sirloin steaks and the mashed potato bar served in martini glasses. Very impressive. The service was also great, as they were very attentive to everyone's needs. The wine list was wonderful, which the guests also were raving about. Many choices are available in food and linens, by far the best company we interviewed. Easy to work with and they gave us a big discount for a weekday wedding. You won't have to worry about the food, drink or set-up if you go with Premiere!
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ShelChar
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I have been to weddings catered by Premiere over the past few years. When I leared that Premiere was the preferred vendor for my own wedding location I was excited. Peter & Michael were fun & easy to work with, along with being very accommodating to our needs all along the way. We still have guests commenting about how delicious the food was 3 months later!
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Rhianon
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Premier went above and beyond our expectations. We received so many compliments on the quality of the food. When attending other weddings, we noticed that the food was disappointing. We made a decision that we would have great food. It was clear to us after attending tastings with other companies that Premier had the best food and even better, the pricing was very reasonable. The quality of their service was amazing.
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/17/2012
4.9/5.0
We were amazed with how organized, accommodating, and available Premiere Catering was. They met with us three times before our wedding, including once at our site an hour and a half away from town. The staff was always willing to modify our menu with no questions asked. The most incredible part about Premiere catering is how much they take over! We were able to drop off ALL decorations for centerpieces, seating table etc, and Premiere put EVERYTHING together perfectly. Our only complaint, relatively minor, is that alcohol, especially the keg was not kept quite cold enough as there was a hard time keeping enough ice because of 100 degree weather!
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Gina
Wedding:
6/30/2011
4.9/5.0
Premiere Catering provided excellent food and service on my wedding day. Mike took time out in understanding what I need for my wedding and helped me decorate my guest tables by showing me some examples and ideas from previous weddings.

Guests raved about the food and table presentation was very good. I will definitely consider them for my next event.
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Kim
Wedding:
7/16/2010
4.9/5.0
Michael and his team did a superb job of catering my wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes on July 16, 2010. Literally everyone who came to our wedding loved the food. Some favorites were the martini mashed potatoe bar (including sweet potatoes) and the cedar plank salmon and roasted pork loin. I loved the all the roasted veggies and fruit skeweres. The only thing I didn't like was the stale bread. Overall the food was fabulous. They took care of everything from set up, to cake cutting, to clean up. I was very impressed!
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ap
Wedding:
3/3/2012
4.8/5.0
the entire experience was excellent - from picking out the menu, working the details of the contract, the setup - and the meal and service at the wedding was excellent. I have had nothing but complements on the quality of the reception dinner.

The only area I am not giving a 5/5 is in flexibility - the reason for this is that I felt that I had to argue for some minor things related to the venue rather than have the crew simply take care of things: coat rack, placement of the video screen for the slide show and tracking and placement of leftovers were a few of these items.
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oelmi
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.8/5.0
Premiere Catering was awesome! The food was excellent. We received so many wonderful comments from our guests about how great the food was (many said it was the best they've ever had at a wedding). Mike and the team were also very easy to work with and very flexible. It was also great that they provided everything (linen, plates, silverware, glassware, etc) and did a wonderful job setting up the venue beautifully. We could not have been any happier with our caterer!
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Katie
Wedding:
8/21/2011
4.8/5.0
Premiere catered the buffet dinner for our daughter's wedding at the Aerie at Eagle Landing on August 21st. Michael and his staff were amazing! From first contact by phone with Michael we felt like we were his only client. During the next few months of planning he understood & remembered that we were working within a budget, listened and understood our wishes and offered ideas and suggestions to help create a beautiful dinner atmosphere. The little details were not forgotten or missed on the big day. Our elderly family members were eagerly assisted with their buffet plates by the Premiere staff and special request drinks were brought directly to our table. The food was out of this world! Great selection of items made the final menu choices hard to narrow down. The food presentation was creative and very impressive. Our guests went back for seconds and thirds. Premiere enjoys what they are doing and it certainly showed that day. Thanks for making our daughter's wedding such a wonderful memory.
Bruce & Linda Heintz
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Megan
Wedding:
8/5/2012
4.7/5.0
Premeir catering did an excellent job!!!
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Laura
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.7/5.0
Premiere Catering's day-of service was amazing. They helped our older guests and disabled guests by preparing their plates for them during dinner time. They walked around to make sure everyone's glasses were full. They were on top of everything so we didn't need to ask for anything. On top of that, the guests loved the food. They did a wonderful job.
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Melody
Wedding:
11/13/2010
4.7/5.0
The name says it all ... PREMIERE! With our Vietnamese/American wedding, we wanted to have foods representing both backgrounds. John and Peter were very responsive with our request. Steak, salmon, crab wontons, Chinese broccoli, etc. Our guests said that was the best wedding food they've had! Pleasing that mixed crowd of "foodies" is no small feat! Food is a BIG part of a wedding celebration so I highly recommend Premiere Catering!
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breannafreeman
Wedding:
7/18/2008
4.7/5.0
These folks really worked to stay within our budget. The food was amazing. The only frustration was that some of the small things they said would be on the menu didn't appear at the reception.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.6/5.0
Premiere Catering offered us an amazing Tasting experience, which made us feel like judges from the Food Network. They were very responsive to our needs, and able to adapt our menu to fit our budget. They were were also very helpful with making sure we had all the right rentals for our whole day. The appetizers were AAAAmazing!!!
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Norah
Wedding:
1/1/2011
4.6/5.0
Food not only looked good, it TASTED good. This is a talented, hard working crew who know how to do the job from start to finish.
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nalani0425
Wedding:
7/1/2010
4.4/5.0
The food was amazing! We have had so many compliments! For brides...make sure you sit down and actually eat. I was too busy mingling and didn't enjoy my food as much as I wanted.
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jenben211
Wedding:
7/10/2011
4.4/5.0
The food that Premiere Catering served at our wedding was delicious. We served family style and they did a really great job making sure there was plenty of food on all the tables. Michael was good to work with and fairly responsive, although it would sometimes take him a couple of days to respond to emails. What impressed me most about this caterer, though, was their responsiveness to our concerns after they made a fairly large mistake with the food we ordered. To err is human, of course, and no caterer will be perfect 100% of the time, although I have no doubt that this type of mistake is a rarity for these gentlemen. That’s why I really appreciated it when Premiere Catering acknowledged the error and made sure to make it right with us. I’d recommend them based solely upon the depth of character that I feel this gesture indicates.
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christicavella
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.2/5.0
This caterer provided insanely awesome service and food at my wedding. I was told by many guests that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The presentation was beautiful and the tables and table linens were amazing.
The only complaint I have with this caterer was the communication or lack thereof before the wedding. I was planning the wedding from out of town and needed a bit of extra communication because of that but never did I doubt that things would go well at the wedding and of course they did. I couldn't have asked for anything more and was extremely pleased and satisfied with how things turned out.
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Robin
Wedding:
5/30/2011
4.2/5.0
Premiere Catering did a fantastic job catering our wedding. The day of the wedding they really made things run smoothly. They were also very happy to work with us on menu options to get something we really wanted while keeping the cost down. The tasting session was really great, it felt like we had a good opportunity to really taste the food we would be served at our wedding, and it felt like a very personal experience, a very hands on small business. And they didn't try to upsell us on options that we didn't need. A few times they were slow to respond to emails, but did answer their phone when we called them. We also had a miscommunication about the prices for our beer, but it worked out in the end. The food was delicious, the staff was great, and they helped make the day of the wedding run very smoothly. My mom even commented on how very helpful and courteous the staff were in helping clean up after the wedding.
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adeleelizabeth
Wedding:
9/6/2008
3.9/5.0
Premiere Catering was wonderful to work with. They had great ideas for food pairing, beautiful, and interactive presentation and great communication. They were the first caterer that we interviewed; we immediately booked them and canceled all other tastings and interviews. I would highly recommend Premiere Catering.
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Kyle
Wedding:
1/30/2011
3.0/5.0
When we decided to have our wedding at The Aerie at Eagle Landing, we were given the option of two catering services: Premiere Catering Inc. or Master's Meals Catering. We called Premiere Catering first because we liked their menu options better. I called to set up a meeting with them to try some of the menu items and get a price for catering our reception. I spoke to Michael, who is the main consultant for Premiere. He was very kind and professional over the phone. When we met him, he was even more so. Everything was very professional, and the food was AMAZING! It didn't take long for us to decide this was the place for us! As far as the pre-wedding communication and planning goes, it was top-notch. Mike was very understanding and helped work within our budget.
The day of the wedding arrived, and a great deal of the set up and preparation was done by them. Everything looked gorgeous! The tables were neatly decorated with our colors, an ice cold glass of water at every seat, and a candle motif in the center. As far as the table preparation went, everything was great. Mike was there all morning making sure the buffet was set up correctly and everything was decorated to our liking. He was always very helpful. The main complaint I have about them came after he left. About halfway through the reception, Mike had to leave. At this point, there was no coordination between the rest of the workers at Premiere and everything became chaotic. The time came to cut the cake and serve it to the guests, and we informed someone and they said they'd take care of it. Twenty minutes later, there was still no cake. When I went to find someone to help, they were standing around the cake eating food from the buffet, and they said, "Yeah, we'll take care of it." Another ten minutes went by and they finally cut the cake and served it to the guests, who at that point were beginning to get tired of waiting. We were told after the wedding was over that we would get all the leftovers since we paid for the food. We also brought four pies that we bought from Costco and we were told we would get what was left of those back too. I know not too many people ate the pie because I saw the table with the pies before I left, and two of them were cut but not eaten. The next day, we came home and to our surprise, we got no pies back and we barely got any food. I know there was a lot more food left over than we got because I saw the buffet when I went to check on the cake, and there was a ton of food left. So I guess that means the workers took their share of food and pie, which infuriates me. I called Mike and asked him about it, and he said he'd check into it, but unfortunately, I never got a call back. In my estimation, everything was fine until Mike left. He seemed to be the head honcho, and once he left, everyone started slacking and it was embarrassing, to say the least. I would recommend Premiere Catering to others, but with extreme caution. I appreciated the outstanding service we got before the wedding, but the day of was a different story. My guests raved about how delicious the food was, so that was good. I guess they didn't catch on to anything going on behind the scenes. I, however, was very disappointed on their final performance.
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PDXBride09
Wedding:
8/30/2009
2.8/5.0
We had heard nothing but great things about this catering company. They came highly recommended to us by family and friends. I ran into some difficulty at my final detail meeting. I had been working with the same catering manager for months and at my last detail meeting, the most important meeting, they sent some one else. I did not like the manager they sent...he was totally out of the loop and seemed very uninterested in our wedding. When I left that meeting I felt very uneasy about the events to come. We also had a special situation in where my groom was lactose intolerant. They were supposed to make a special meal for him and have it sitting at his place setting. When we arrived to the reception and there was no food in his place, we were informed that they had forgotten his meal. This was so frustrating because there was very little he could eat otherwise. After paying so much money, you would think that would be the one thing they could get right. Other than a few other small issues, everything else went as planned. The buffet was beautiful and the food was good from what I heard. I didn't eat much because I felt bad for my husband.
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