Non-Profit, Corporate, and Social

Virtual Events to Remember

We can help you plan a virtual event that exceeds your expectations and wows your guests.

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

Great food for great events!

We’ll help make your event a smashing success! Few caterers can prepare food a large number of guests while maintaining our high standards and commitment to from-scratch cooking with quality ingredients.

We provide 10% discount off food and beverage for non-profits and B-Corporations.

Planning a virtual event?
Your guests can choose from anything on our latest menu. Or we can create a customized menu noting your specified selections. The food will be delivered cool to each individual address, to be reheated later. (Reheating instructions included!)

Whether you’re including a meal in your ticket count, suggesting that attendees order from us, or just looking for fundraiser options, we can help! 

Learn more in our Virtual Events Guide.

Planning a full-service (fully staffed) event?
We can’t wait to wow your guests! We are currently working on menus for summer 2021 and beyond.
Our catering request form is the fastest way to get the ball rolling.

Relephant Reviews

Elephants Catering & Events

"Thank you so much for all of your support for our breast cancer awareness virtual event today. We are so grateful for the lunches to fuel us for a great presentation. We appreciate you so much and value your partnership!" - Sierra Smith, OHSU Foundation

Elephants Catering & Events

"I wanted to extend a huge thank you to ALL of Elephants. Today's experience was outstanding, as usual... I am ever so grateful for your customer service, kindness and outstanding quality. Thank you again for all your hard work, customer service and dependable quality."

Elephants Catering & Events

THANK YOU again for a seamless delivery service with yummy food to some of our local guests. That salmon is something special!!

Non-Profit, Corporate, and Social 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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