Corporate Catering

Catering Is Our Business

From hot, healthy breakfasts and board meeting buffets to spectacular company parties, Elephants Catering & Events is here for you.

Address

700 SE Clay St
Portland, OR 97214

Catering Phone

503.937.1099

Delivery Hours

Every Day
6:30AM-6:30PM

Office Hours

MON-FRI
8AM-5:30PM
SAT-SUN
9AM-5PM

We look forward to helping you

As small gatherings begin to happen, our events team is looking forward to serving guests in a safe and responsible manner.

We are currently planning new menus for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events for summer 2021 and beyond. Please, email our Catering Team with any questions about our upcoming menus.

If you’d like to order meals for your employees (everything from breakfast, to lunch, to hors d’oeuvres and casseroles–plus wine + beer!)—you can order online.

 


Let Elephants Catering & Events create an extraordinary affair for your company! Whether you are planning a meeting, product launch, client-appreciation event, holiday party, or company picnic, our team can manage every aspect of the event.

Corporate catering services:

Are you a non-profit or B Corporation?

We extend a year-round discount of 10% off food and beverages for catering and sack lunch orders for our non-profit and B-Corp Certified customers.

Planning a corporate event or fundraiser? We’d love to help. Learn more about our commitment to catering non-profit galas and corporate events.

Relephant Reviews

Elephants Catering & Events

"We had an Employee Appeciation lunch catered by Elephants Deli today. HOLLA........The Food was excellent! There was a Curry Chicken dish served with Basmati Rice Pilaf and a yummy Mango chutney that was scrumptious on anything it touched on my plate OR the vegetarian option was a curried quinoa stuffed red pepper ( I tried both.....don't judge) grilled eggplant and asparagus, seasonal fruit ( cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes and pineapple) their house salad ( very good!) and a dessert plate with brownies, lemon bars, walnut bars and marionberry bars. Everything was excellent!"

Elephants Catering & Events

"Hands down the best catering food and service. People are always friendly and food is always on time when delivered. We use their catering for personal and corporate events."

Elephants Catering & Events

"We had elephants cater two events in the same week. They did a fabulous job at both. Such yummy food choices and so easy to work with. I will definitely be using them again for our future company events."

Corporate Catering FAQ

What do catered events during Covid-19 look like?

We look forward to serving you and your guests in a safe and responsible manner. We are committed to your safety and health and will continue to follow all applicable state regulations and guidelines.

  • Our catering staff is always available to deliver your menu items. We can deliver menu items cold for you to re-heat–or hot and ready to eat. Buffet service and self-serve beverages are not currently available due to state regulations. Our revamped menu offers pre-composed meals, individual appetizers, and cocktail kits.
  • A six-foot of distance must be maintained between those who are not in the same household/family unit. Venues have designated separate doors for entering and exiting the building. We clean and sanitize bathrooms and other high-touch points every hour. Learn more about what we’re doing to ensure the safety of our team, our customers, and our community
  • We can provide onsite catering staff under certain circumstances. We can provide onsite catering staff at event venues that are following current state and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) mandates for indoor/outdoor entertainment establishments. Currently we are not providing onsite staff for events hosted at residences or parks. This is due to social gathering restrictions as well as the lack of a dedicated event operator to monitor safe distancing, sanitizing, etc.
  • Virtual events: We’re experts at delivering gorgeous food that travels and reheats beautifully at home — from cocktail hour appetizers to individual entrees and desserts. Learn more about how we can help with your virtual event or celebration.
What are your contract terms?
  • To reserve your date with our full-service catering team, we need a signed contract and a $250 (nonrefundable) retainer. Menu and event details can continue to change throughout the event planning process. Please note that summer, holiday, and weekend event dates book early, so a signed contract is best completed well in advance.
  • For delivery drop-off or pickup orders under $1,000, we will charge the card on file the day of your event. For orders over $1,000, a 50% deposit will be due when booking and the remaining amount charged the day of the event.
  • To postpone your full-service catering contract, please provide written notice at least 90 days in advance. We can transfer your retainer fee to a new date within one year of your original event date. For example, if your event was June 1st, 2021, then your new date can be anywhere between 6/1/21 and 6/1/22).
  • Your final guest count – not subject to reduction – is due ten (10) business days before your event. Any increase in guest count beyond this date may incur extra charges, as we order ingredients for your event.
  • We offer a 10% discount off food and beverages to non-profit and B-Corp Certified customers. This applies to catering and sack lunch orders.
​How do your menus work?
  • Our Delivery Menu is for our drop-off and catering delivery services, as well as curbside or in-store pickup. We deliver throughout the Portland metro area as well as the surrounding communities. You can check your delivery fee by by zip code here. We are also using this delivery/pickup menu is for full-service catering (weddings and events) right now (2021). Check back this summer/fall to find our full-service catering menu for 2022!
  • Buffet meals or other self-serve items (beverages, desserts, etc.) are not allowed under current regulations. We are able to deliver and drop of menu items in larger containers for you and your guests to serve.
  • We can include place settings, linens, and other rental items on your full-service catering contract. We work with many talented local vendors to arrange for specialty décor pieces, floral arrangements, lighting, draping and props. Our event planners can provide recommendations.
  • A few notes for clients considering drop-off catering:If you order cool menu items (to reheat later), we will deliver them within a two-hour window. Hot and ready-to-heat in a 30-minute window. For hot meals, we recommend a delivery window as close as possible to the meal time.We assign our drivers a delivery window well before your event. We cannot guarantee any last minute changes.
  • We use disposable containers and platters for all the items on our current delivery menu. For our casserole and entree items, the single-serve “Small” containers are microwave safe and the “Medium” and “Large” sizes are microwave and oven safe.
​Do you offer menu tastings?
  • COVID UPDATE: We are not doing in-person tastings now, but you are welcome to order items off of our Catering Menu for delivery or pickup. Please connect with your planner for more details.
  • Standard Tasting Policy (fall 2021 + future events): We offer complimentary tastings for booked clients for up to two individuals. We hold tastings at our catering offices in SE Portland within three months of your event date. They are by appointment only. We can accommodate more guests can with advanced notice, for $10 per person.
  • All menu tastings are subject to ingredient availability and may not be available outside of a menu item’s seasonality.

 

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