In clients, community, food, Portland, sustainability

Nothing makes a great party like a great caterer. Get the right kind of food, and people will be talking about it for months. But where do you start looking for a caterer you can trust? Someone who you know will create the right kind of food for your kind of party?

Look no further, folks: Crave Catering has you covered.

Crave offers “a symphony of local ingredients… crafted into mouthwatering food” without sacrificing sustainability. Among their long list of sustainable business practices, Crave visits and supports local farmers markets, uses 100% biodegradable utensils and plates, converts spent oil into bio-fuel, and is a member of the Sustainable Business Network. Crave is so dedicated to providing fresh local food, they even have a farm of their own! As owner Mark Lopez writes:

“The piece of land The Crave Farm is on used to be a 100-acre chicken farm, which means rich, fertile soil perfect for growing the tastiest veggies and herbs. Our delectable produce is always grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or chemicals. These naturally grown vegetables make a short journey from our farm to our clients’ tables.

At the Crave Farm, we have harvested all varieties of delicious summer squash, like patty pan, acorn, butternut, delicata, buttercup, and kabocha as well as yellow and Italian zucchini. In addition, we cultivate an herb garden where we grow, thyme, rosemary, mint, oregano, marjoram, and sage. Last year we planted a small orchard with apples, pears, and figs and we look forward to bountiful harvests in the years to come.”

To help explain how they create such good food, Crave Catering made an easy to remember acronym to explain their Mission and Culinary Perspective:

Creative – We’ve traveled the World in search of menus with your event in mind. Our palette is exceptionally seasoned and our creations reach far and wide. Influences from Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, and India are what we have been known for. Our roots from Latin America, Hawaii, The South, South West, and the incredible foods of the Pacific Northwest are what make us spectacular.

Rustic – The cuisine presents exceptional, local flavors without being fussy, yet provides a pleasant surprise for your guests. We start with the best ingredients and do our best not to get in the way of them.

Artistic – The well-planned use of these ingredients combined with exceptional presentation and tantalizing aromas will unwind your guest’s senses, enticing them to discover the incredible flavors within each bite.

Values Driven – Crave’s team of Chefs take great care with each and every dish, bringing you fresh and sustainable ingredients from our many local partners. Including our own farm in Battle Ground Washington.

Elegance – Throughout your Crave experience, our impeccable team will be attentive to every last detail, ensuring that every guest’s desire is met quickly and served with a smile. You and your guests will feel completely pampered knowing that your only responsibility is to sit back and enjoy the event.

Ready to get a caterer who knows what they’re doing? Go ahead and plan that summer party you have always wanted! Crave Catering and Portland Pedal Power have your back!