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Willaby's Catering

Salem , OR

LOCATION

765 Liberty Street S
Salem, OR 97301 US (map)

PHONE

503-371-7815

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Willabys Catering is a full service food and event coordinating company. We cater at a wide range of beautiful facilities throughout the Willamette Valley.

A passion for food... Read more
Willabys Catering is a full service food and event coordinating company. We cater at a wide range of beautiful facilities throughout the Willamette Valley.

A passion for food and all things beautiful is what drives Willabys Catering & Event Design. Owner, Jean Mateson draws on 16 years of experience in the industry and her own, personal style to craft each event for its individual needs.

Voted Best Valley Caterer of 2011 from Oregon Bride Magazine, Willabys Catering is known throughout the valley for wonderful food, exceptional service staff and award winning presentations. Whether your budget is $15.00 per guest or $100.00 per guest, our professional staff can handle all the details from beverage and bar service to a wonderful buffet or plated style food service. From venue to menu, our event coordinators can do it all. Contact us today and we will make your event the talk of the town! Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, 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), Asian, Cajun, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Once a year we hold a tasting. It is on super bowl sunday. Ask your representative for details.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
We do not prepare wedding cakes. However, we have an extensive list of bakery's that we refer.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No, we do not have a cake cutting fee. Our staff is well trained in cake cutting and is provided to you as part of our exceptional service.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes. We are licensed by the OLCC.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
Yes, we do have a corkage fee. This fee varies upon the request.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We have an extensive list of rentals and rental companies that we refer. Inquire with your representative about what you may need for your day!
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We have an incredible team of wait staff that are ready and willing to help you at any point during your event.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Chelsea
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Yay for Jean and Shannin of Willaby's Catering! They were absolutely incredible and an integral part of our wedding day! At our venue, we had the option of 4 caterers. We interviewed all of them and were absolutely blown away by Willaby's. I really loved that as part of their service they offer "day-of-coordination." Which saved me from having to find someone else to be sure our day ran smoothly and help cue us down the aisle.

There are a lot of details and changes when it comes to weddings and Jean and Shannin helped us figure out some of those little details and were amazing each time I emailed them with ANOTHER minor change. Each time that we went to Salem and sat down with Jean to go over things I walked out of there feeling so much better about the little details.
We had Jean come to Grand Hotel in Salem to do our rehearsal. She was great with everyone and we were able to get through the rehearsal quickly with everyone feeling comfortable about what they were supposed to do.

On the day of, Shannin was incredible. She was present but not too in your face. She would just kindly come up and remind me that such and such was happening in 10 minutes and then would come grab me when it was time. She was friendly and super personable. The servers were so wonderful, very friendly and one of them just gave me the nicest compliments on my wedding and the guests that were there. Also, my guests have RAVED about the food. We had some appetizers (pear and brie crostini), the gorgonzola chicken, fall veggie pasta. We had some people cancel last minute and I was worried we were going to have extra food. Nope, it was so good, our guests kept going back for more.

Willaby's was essential in my big day and mad props and a HUGE thank you to Jean and Shannin for being so awesome.
Yay for Jean and Shannin of Willaby's Catering! They were absolutely incredible and an integral part of our wedding day! Read more...
Yay for Jean and Shannin of Willaby's Catering! They were absolutely incredible and an integral part of our wedding day! At our venue, we had the option of 4 caterers. We interviewed all of them and were absolutely blown away by Willaby's. I really loved that as part of their service they offer "day-of-coordination." Which saved me from having to find someone else to be sure our day ran smoothly and help cue us down the aisle.

There are a lot of details and changes when it comes to weddings and Jean and Shannin helped us figure out some of those little details and were amazing each time I emailed them with ANOTHER minor change. Each time that we went to Salem and sat down with Jean to go over things I walked out of there feeling so much better about the little details.
We had Jean come to Grand Hotel in Salem to do our rehearsal. She was great with everyone and we were able to get through the rehearsal quickly with everyone feeling comfortable about what they were supposed to do.

On the day of, Shannin was incredible. She was present but not too in your face. She would just kindly come up and remind me that such and such was happening in 10 minutes and then would come grab me when it was time. She was friendly and super personable. The servers were so wonderful, very friendly and one of them just gave me the nicest compliments on my wedding and the guests that were there. Also, my guests have RAVED about the food. We had some appetizers (pear and brie crostini), the gorgonzola chicken, fall veggie pasta. We had some people cancel last minute and I was worried we were going to have extra food. Nope, it was so good, our guests kept going back for more.

Willaby's was essential in my big day and mad props and a HUGE thank you to Jean and Shannin for being so awesome. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Willaby's was fabulous!! They were professional, easy to work with and the food was delicious. They exceed every expectation we had. By far the best in the business.
Willaby's was fabulous!! They were professional, easy to work with and the food was delicious. They exceed every Read more...
Willaby's was fabulous!! They were professional, easy to work with and the food was delicious. They exceed every expectation we had. By far the best in the business. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Willaby's did a fabulous job catering and coordinating our wedding! The food served at our wedding was so good, I'm only sad I didn't have time to eat more of it! Jean and her team also handled our event coordination, and from my point of view everything went smoothly on the day. They did a wonderful job keeping everything on schedule. I know there were little hiccups but they did a great job hiding them from the bride, which was much appreciated for this bride. Jean was so helpful throughout our planning process; I was a bit of a neurotic bride, and was probably a little more demanding of her time than some, but she was a pro, and understood our vision for our wedding. I will say that our original tasting with Willaby's did not go well, and from that moment on the food was the thing I was most concerned would not turn out well for our wedding, so my husband and I were both very relieved that the food was so delicious at our wedding! We had so many compliments from guests on the food and the service. Everyone on Willaby's staff was so professional and seemed genuinely happy to be working at our wedding. It was nice to get compliments on our guests behavior from the staff as well, since I know they do weddings every weekend and probably see a lot of crazy stuff!
Willaby's did a fabulous job catering and coordinating our wedding! The food served at our wedding was so good, I'm only Read more...
Willaby's did a fabulous job catering and coordinating our wedding! The food served at our wedding was so good, I'm only sad I didn't have time to eat more of it! Jean and her team also handled our event coordination, and from my point of view everything went smoothly on the day. They did a wonderful job keeping everything on schedule. I know there were little hiccups but they did a great job hiding them from the bride, which was much appreciated for this bride. Jean was so helpful throughout our planning process; I was a bit of a neurotic bride, and was probably a little more demanding of her time than some, but she was a pro, and understood our vision for our wedding. I will say that our original tasting with Willaby's did not go well, and from that moment on the food was the thing I was most concerned would not turn out well for our wedding, so my husband and I were both very relieved that the food was so delicious at our wedding! We had so many compliments from guests on the food and the service. Everyone on Willaby's staff was so professional and seemed genuinely happy to be working at our wedding. It was nice to get compliments on our guests behavior from the staff as well, since I know they do weddings every weekend and probably see a lot of crazy stuff! Read less
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The Whittakers
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.8/5.0
Willaby's was a joy to work with from the start. Immediately following our venue choice, Jean reached out to us to offer her services. She met with us in person a few times to get a better understanding of our vision for our big day. The customer service Jean and her team offer is amazing. The day-of the team is on their game and make sure everyone is taken care of. I would recommend Willaby's to anyone!
Willaby's was a joy to work with from the start. Immediately following our venue choice, Jean reached out to us to offer Read more...
Willaby's was a joy to work with from the start. Immediately following our venue choice, Jean reached out to us to offer her services. She met with us in person a few times to get a better understanding of our vision for our big day. The customer service Jean and her team offer is amazing. The day-of the team is on their game and make sure everyone is taken care of. I would recommend Willaby's to anyone! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Jean, Shannin and the Willaby's team nailed it. We didn't have a huge budget for catering and even had other caterers turn us down. Willaby's was refreshingly down to earth and made our wedding day a huge success. The food was plentiful and absolutely delicious! We were able to customize our menu, making it both cost effective and personal. Jean and Shannin made many helpful suggestions including linens and a DJ. I could not recommend Willaby's enough for any event.

Thank you!
Anna & Joe
Jean, Shannin and the Willaby's team nailed it. We didn't have a huge budget for catering and even had other caterers turn Read more...
Jean, Shannin and the Willaby's team nailed it. We didn't have a huge budget for catering and even had other caterers turn us down. Willaby's was refreshingly down to earth and made our wedding day a huge success. The food was plentiful and absolutely delicious! We were able to customize our menu, making it both cost effective and personal. Jean and Shannin made many helpful suggestions including linens and a DJ. I could not recommend Willaby's enough for any event.

Thank you!
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Jean and Shannon were beyond wonderful in the way that they handled my daughter's wedding. The food was excellent. The tables were set beautifully. The weather on the wedding day turned out to be a monsoon, and this was an outdoor wedding! Jean rented a huge tent, made sure it had the proper lighting, and saved the day. She and Shannon turned what could have been a disaster into a hugely fun celebration. I would recommend their catering and coordinating services to everyone! AAAAA+++++++++++++
Jean and Shannon were beyond wonderful in the way that they handled my daughter's wedding. The food was excellent. The Read more...
Jean and Shannon were beyond wonderful in the way that they handled my daughter's wedding. The food was excellent. The tables were set beautifully. The weather on the wedding day turned out to be a monsoon, and this was an outdoor wedding! Jean rented a huge tent, made sure it had the proper lighting, and saved the day. She and Shannon turned what could have been a disaster into a hugely fun celebration. I would recommend their catering and coordinating services to everyone! AAAAA+++++++++++++ Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Megan
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Willaby's provided great service & delicious food. I met with Jean, the owner, and she was very professional and helpful. I attended a tasting along with my parents & 2 bridesmaids where we tried the different entree selections. My wedding guests loved all of the food--the favorite was the smoke tri-tip (there were NO leftovers!!). I felt very comfortable working with Jean and Willaby's Catering and I would highly recommend them.
Willaby's provided great service & delicious food. I met with Jean, the owner, and she was very professional and helpful. Read more...
Willaby's provided great service & delicious food. I met with Jean, the owner, and she was very professional and helpful. I attended a tasting along with my parents & 2 bridesmaids where we tried the different entree selections. My wedding guests loved all of the food--the favorite was the smoke tri-tip (there were NO leftovers!!). I felt very comfortable working with Jean and Willaby's Catering and I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Willaby's Catering did an exceptional job at catering for our wedding at Youngberg Hill Vineyards this summer. From our first meeting until the very last moments of our wedding night, they were simply amazing! Jean, the owner worked with me from the very beginning to ensure our perfect day. Both Jean and her event manager, Shannin was also super helpful and very responsive throughout all of wedding planning process. On our wedding day, from the minute I arrived at the venue until we were ready to head into our honeymoon suite at the end of the night, I seriously did not have to worry about anything! And the food, all of our guests raved about the food after the event and how great the staff was throughout the whole event. Everything was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious! Not only did they take care of our wedding needs, these ladies were there to help with the rehearsal, ensuring that everyone knew exactly where to go and when. To Jean, Shannin, and the staff at Willabys, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day even more perfect!
Willaby's Catering did an exceptional job at catering for our wedding at Youngberg Hill Vineyards this summer. From our Read more...
Willaby's Catering did an exceptional job at catering for our wedding at Youngberg Hill Vineyards this summer. From our first meeting until the very last moments of our wedding night, they were simply amazing! Jean, the owner worked with me from the very beginning to ensure our perfect day. Both Jean and her event manager, Shannin was also super helpful and very responsive throughout all of wedding planning process. On our wedding day, from the minute I arrived at the venue until we were ready to head into our honeymoon suite at the end of the night, I seriously did not have to worry about anything! And the food, all of our guests raved about the food after the event and how great the staff was throughout the whole event. Everything was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious! Not only did they take care of our wedding needs, these ladies were there to help with the rehearsal, ensuring that everyone knew exactly where to go and when. To Jean, Shannin, and the staff at Willabys, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day even more perfect! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/26/2012
4.1/5.0
We enjoyed working with this catering company. It was more on the expensive side in case you are looking for something more reasonably priced.
We enjoyed working with this catering company. It was more on the expensive side in case you are looking for something Read more...
We enjoyed working with this catering company. It was more on the expensive side in case you are looking for something more reasonably priced. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I started working with Jean when I booked our Wedding at Willamette Valley Vineyards which thrilled me!!!! I had tasted her food before and could not WAIT to have her cater the wedding. Willamette Valley Vineyards chose to go in a different direction during our engagement forcing us to move venues. Jean and her staff (Renee) gave me such support and encouragement while my finance and I venue shopped all over again. We finally decided on Zenith Vineyard and because of our circumstances, Willabys got to cater for us there!

Jean is amazing to work with and is so knowledgeable...leave her to do what she does best and you will NOT be disappointed! Our wedding meal was spectacular. We had chicken marsala with roasted red potatoes, a tossed salad, focaccia bread, and bacon onion green beans (added by Jean two weeks before the wedding!). My guests and bridal party complemented me the entire night on the flavor and quality of the food. This is even more of an achievement when you consider that Jean worked with my severe milk allergy - quite a challenge to maintain flavor without the blessing of butter and milk products!

Shannin was the banquet captain at the wedding and attended to all the details beautifully. She even brought up hors de' ouvres to me and my husband while we were taking photos.

You will be so pleased and blessed when you work with Jean. I would hire Willabys again in a HEARTBEAT!
I started working with Jean when I booked our Wedding at Willamette Valley Vineyards which thrilled me!!!! I had tasted Read more...
I started working with Jean when I booked our Wedding at Willamette Valley Vineyards which thrilled me!!!! I had tasted her food before and could not WAIT to have her cater the wedding. Willamette Valley Vineyards chose to go in a different direction during our engagement forcing us to move venues. Jean and her staff (Renee) gave me such support and encouragement while my finance and I venue shopped all over again. We finally decided on Zenith Vineyard and because of our circumstances, Willabys got to cater for us there!

Jean is amazing to work with and is so knowledgeable...leave her to do what she does best and you will NOT be disappointed! Our wedding meal was spectacular. We had chicken marsala with roasted red potatoes, a tossed salad, focaccia bread, and bacon onion green beans (added by Jean two weeks before the wedding!). My guests and bridal party complemented me the entire night on the flavor and quality of the food. This is even more of an achievement when you consider that Jean worked with my severe milk allergy - quite a challenge to maintain flavor without the blessing of butter and milk products!

Shannin was the banquet captain at the wedding and attended to all the details beautifully. She even brought up hors de' ouvres to me and my husband while we were taking photos.

You will be so pleased and blessed when you work with Jean. I would hire Willabys again in a HEARTBEAT! Read less
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