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Chef du Jour Catering

Portland , OR
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736 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202 US (map)

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503-222-4553

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Chef du Jour Catering offers a wide range of service from the simple buffet to the full scale plated meal service. Our fair pricing won't break the bank and we work to fit a menu and... Read more
Chef du Jour Catering offers a wide range of service from the simple buffet to the full scale plated meal service. Our fair pricing won't break the bank and we work to fit a menu and service plan that fits each clients individual needs. We are a full service catering company that can help manage your event down to the last details. We strive to provide sustainable services and do everything we can to keep green. 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, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We offer a tasting of 2 entrees and 2 hors d'oeuvres per couple. We charge $40 for this and if the client books with us the $40 is taken off of the bill.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
We can do wedding cakes but are a bit higher in price than the average bakery. We work closely with 3 bakers in Portland.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
We do not charge a cake cutting fee and always include this service.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes, we are licensed in Oregon
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
We do allow outside alcohol and we do not charge a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We offer to get everything ordered for every event but have the client pay for them directly so they don't have to pay a markup on them.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We do provide our own staff for all of our events
What is your maximum catering capacity?
2000

REVIEWS

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Sara
Wedding:
10/25/2014
4.8/5.0
Eric and his team were great. My husband and i had very VERY specific requests for our menu. I have a lot of food allergies and my fiancé is from the french Caribbean so we wanted to incorporate dishes from his island. Eric was super accommodating to my food allergies, which were quite tricky, like avoiding all vegetable oil and dairy. He also totally nailed the Caribbean dishes. My husband's and his family were raving about the food he made, talking about how much it reminded them of the dishes back home. I also asked Eric to send me about a million different prices quotes for a variety of menus and he was totally cool and accommodating with that even though I'm sure it was a tedious task. I totally recommend them.
Eric and his team were great. My husband and i had very VERY specific requests for our menu. I have a lot of food Read more...
Eric and his team were great. My husband and i had very VERY specific requests for our menu. I have a lot of food allergies and my fiancé is from the french Caribbean so we wanted to incorporate dishes from his island. Eric was super accommodating to my food allergies, which were quite tricky, like avoiding all vegetable oil and dairy. He also totally nailed the Caribbean dishes. My husband's and his family were raving about the food he made, talking about how much it reminded them of the dishes back home. I also asked Eric to send me about a million different prices quotes for a variety of menus and he was totally cool and accommodating with that even though I'm sure it was a tedious task. I totally recommend them. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing food for very reasonable prices. Even we were surprised by how good everything tasted on our wedding day! Would definitely reccommend Eric and Chef Du Jour.
Amazing food for very reasonable prices. Even we were surprised by how good everything tasted on our wedding day! Would Read more...
Amazing food for very reasonable prices. Even we were surprised by how good everything tasted on our wedding day! Would definitely reccommend Eric and Chef Du Jour. Read less
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dallanna
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.2/5.0
First off we LOVED Eric! Easy going guy food is amazing! The only negative thing I have to say about my experience was the difficulty of getting a hold of him. Understandably he was a busy guy, I get that! but sometimes I would go weeks before I head back from him you can't do that to a bride! Lol Also we were quoted a price estimation for rentals and come the week OF the wedding i get a call that the price went up $400!!Now I bit my tongue and paid it because we had so much else going on but that phone call would have been really appreciate at least 2 weeks before as I was requesting..Other then those 2 complaints I would definitely recommend Chef du Jour all the guests loved the food and Eric is very proud of the quality he serves. I love that he always brings extra food to cushion for extra guests.
First off we LOVED Eric! Easy going guy food is amazing! The only negative thing I have to say about my experience was the Read more...
First off we LOVED Eric! Easy going guy food is amazing! The only negative thing I have to say about my experience was the difficulty of getting a hold of him. Understandably he was a busy guy, I get that! but sometimes I would go weeks before I head back from him you can't do that to a bride! Lol Also we were quoted a price estimation for rentals and come the week OF the wedding i get a call that the price went up $400!!Now I bit my tongue and paid it because we had so much else going on but that phone call would have been really appreciate at least 2 weeks before as I was requesting..Other then those 2 complaints I would definitely recommend Chef du Jour all the guests loved the food and Eric is very proud of the quality he serves. I love that he always brings extra food to cushion for extra guests. Read less
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Nora
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with Eric at Chef du Jour Catering and highly recommend using his company for your wedding.

There are two VERY IMPORTANT aspects about using Eric's services that (after speaking with over 12 caterers and doing hours of research) set him apart from the competition that any bride will appreciate. Because choosing a caterer is stressful, and unless you've used their services before, you just never actually know how it's going to go.

1) He is VERY FLEXIBLE. His answer to just about every question we had about whether or not we could do something, or have something a certain way, was: "Sure, we can do that."
2) His prices are VERY reasonable and STAY very reasonable. There are NO hidden fees or extra costs. He won't tell you he can do something and then say that it costs extra. His catering bill includes the set up, the cake cutting service, the pouring of the champagne at the table, the serving of the cake etc. All these things cost EXTRA at 99% of all other catering companies. Knowing I wasn't going to get a bill with charges for little extra things was a huge weight off my mind (I once read about a bride getting her final bill and being charged for the caterer helping to move some chairs...ridiculous).

Also, the food was great and I was very impressed by his staff. They were professional and very pleasant. The waiters were cheerful and you could tell they were really trying to do a good job. That meant a lot.
I had a great experience with Eric at Chef du Jour Catering and highly recommend using his company for your wedding.
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I had a great experience with Eric at Chef du Jour Catering and highly recommend using his company for your wedding.

There are two VERY IMPORTANT aspects about using Eric's services that (after speaking with over 12 caterers and doing hours of research) set him apart from the competition that any bride will appreciate. Because choosing a caterer is stressful, and unless you've used their services before, you just never actually know how it's going to go.

1) He is VERY FLEXIBLE. His answer to just about every question we had about whether or not we could do something, or have something a certain way, was: "Sure, we can do that."
2) His prices are VERY reasonable and STAY very reasonable. There are NO hidden fees or extra costs. He won't tell you he can do something and then say that it costs extra. His catering bill includes the set up, the cake cutting service, the pouring of the champagne at the table, the serving of the cake etc. All these things cost EXTRA at 99% of all other catering companies. Knowing I wasn't going to get a bill with charges for little extra things was a huge weight off my mind (I once read about a bride getting her final bill and being charged for the caterer helping to move some chairs...ridiculous).

Also, the food was great and I was very impressed by his staff. They were professional and very pleasant. The waiters were cheerful and you could tell they were really trying to do a good job. That meant a lot. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Eric is very easy to work with. He is able to accommodate different budgets and he is always available via email or phone. The food was delicious, we ate leftovers the next day. His menu has plenty of options. He was not present on the wedding date but his staff was very helpful.
Eric is very easy to work with. He is able to accommodate different budgets and he is always available via email or phone. Read more...
Eric is very easy to work with. He is able to accommodate different budgets and he is always available via email or phone. The food was delicious, we ate leftovers the next day. His menu has plenty of options. He was not present on the wedding date but his staff was very helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Eric did an amazing job catering our wedding. He was a preferred caterer at our venue (Holy Names Heritage Center). Our tasting before the wedding was great and he was able to negotiate menu and price with us. We ended up with exactly what we wanted and our guests had positive things to say about the food (especially his roasted red potatoes). He listened to what we wanted and made changes to the menu accordingly. Eric was flexible on menu and linen orders up to a few days before the wedding. His crew working the day of did a phenomenal job. Eric was present to get the day started and then left the party in the capable hands of his staff. They were friendly, stayed on task and were quick to clean up. They looked and acted professional. Overall, our experience was fantastic.
Eric did an amazing job catering our wedding. He was a preferred caterer at our venue (Holy Names Heritage Center). Our Read more...
Eric did an amazing job catering our wedding. He was a preferred caterer at our venue (Holy Names Heritage Center). Our tasting before the wedding was great and he was able to negotiate menu and price with us. We ended up with exactly what we wanted and our guests had positive things to say about the food (especially his roasted red potatoes). He listened to what we wanted and made changes to the menu accordingly. Eric was flexible on menu and linen orders up to a few days before the wedding. His crew working the day of did a phenomenal job. Eric was present to get the day started and then left the party in the capable hands of his staff. They were friendly, stayed on task and were quick to clean up. They looked and acted professional. Overall, our experience was fantastic. Read less
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Olesya
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW.



What can we say. Chef du Jour catered our wedding a month ago and end to end this was a superior experience. 



This is more than just a catering company, this is a full service planning and event service. Our planner Eric Youel handled every single detail from the food to the furniture to the glassware. He managed the entire set-up of our venue from the tables to the placement of favors and all decorative elements. Not a single detail was missed, not a single mistake was made. The entire lead-up to the event and the event itself ran without a hitch. Perfection. 



Most importantly the standard of the food was superb. Chef du Jour can create any kind of menu you heart desires. We were able to incorporate personal favorites and I was able to make sure that the menu incorporated a great selection of food. 



The staffing that Chef du Jour brings in for the event is top tier. Everything moved effortlessly, every need was catered for, every guest had everything they could have wanted. It was beyond professional and just perfect all round. 



We really can't use enough superlatives to describe the experience we've had with Chef du Jour.

Also, worth noting to prospective couples - the pricing is extremely clear. There are NO hidden costs here. What you are quoted is what you pay - all tips are included, all fees are included, it's completely transparent. I found that extremely refreshing. 



We'll definitely be back for future parties and events.
WOW.

What can we say. Chef du Jour catered our wedding a month ago and end to end this was a superior experience. Read more...
WOW.



What can we say. Chef du Jour catered our wedding a month ago and end to end this was a superior experience. 



This is more than just a catering company, this is a full service planning and event service. Our planner Eric Youel handled every single detail from the food to the furniture to the glassware. He managed the entire set-up of our venue from the tables to the placement of favors and all decorative elements. Not a single detail was missed, not a single mistake was made. The entire lead-up to the event and the event itself ran without a hitch. Perfection. 



Most importantly the standard of the food was superb. Chef du Jour can create any kind of menu you heart desires. We were able to incorporate personal favorites and I was able to make sure that the menu incorporated a great selection of food. 



The staffing that Chef du Jour brings in for the event is top tier. Everything moved effortlessly, every need was catered for, every guest had everything they could have wanted. It was beyond professional and just perfect all round. 



We really can't use enough superlatives to describe the experience we've had with Chef du Jour.

Also, worth noting to prospective couples - the pricing is extremely clear. There are NO hidden costs here. What you are quoted is what you pay - all tips are included, all fees are included, it's completely transparent. I found that extremely refreshing. 



We'll definitely be back for future parties and events. Read less
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James
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric and his Chef du Jour staff prepared a wonderful dinner buffet at my daughter's wedding July 13, 2013 at Vista Hills Vineyard and Winery. From the pre-planning, setup and follow through to the actual catering event, everything went off without a hitch. The food was excellent, the service was superior, and many of our guests commented positively on both. I wholeheartedly recommend Chef du Jour for weddings or other events requiring the finest in catering.
Eric and his Chef du Jour staff prepared a wonderful dinner buffet at my daughter's wedding July 13, 2013 at Vista Hills Read more...
Eric and his Chef du Jour staff prepared a wonderful dinner buffet at my daughter's wedding July 13, 2013 at Vista Hills Vineyard and Winery. From the pre-planning, setup and follow through to the actual catering event, everything went off without a hitch. The food was excellent, the service was superior, and many of our guests commented positively on both. I wholeheartedly recommend Chef du Jour for weddings or other events requiring the finest in catering. Read less
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G
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.9/5.0
Chef du Jour's quality of food was excellent. My guests still talks about the food. Some said it was the best food they ever had in a wedding! The staff were so polite and respectful. The service was a top notch.
Chef du Jour's quality of food was excellent. My guests still talks about the food. Some said it was the best food they Read more...
Chef du Jour's quality of food was excellent. My guests still talks about the food. Some said it was the best food they ever had in a wedding! The staff were so polite and respectful. The service was a top notch. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Delicious food and on the ball service for wedding events! They will help with anything needed. did I mention delicious delicious food? YUM! Would recommend to anyone!
Delicious food and on the ball service for wedding events! They will help with anything needed. did I mention delicious Read more...
Delicious food and on the ball service for wedding events! They will help with anything needed. did I mention delicious delicious food? YUM! Would recommend to anyone! Read less
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