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Busy Bee Catering

Welches, OR View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
55 reviews

About

A family owned and operated catering company based in Portland, Busy Bee Catering is known for creative presentations and their use of local fresh ingredients. With over 25 years in the business, they help create menus to fit your tastes, venue and serving style. Busy Bee Catering helps make your special day a wonderful memory for you and your guests.

Services Offered
Busy Bee Catering is a full-service wedding catering company that works with you to find the best menu for your guests. They also handle setup, delivery and cleanup. Busy Bee Catering is more than happy to create menus to accommodate dietary issues, the use of all organic ingredients or any other special requests. They have created menus for gluten free, halal, kosher, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan and vegetarian.

Cuisine
Choose from a variety of serving styles, such as buffet, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated, servers, stations and tapas. Couples have the opportunity to choose from the following cuisine styles:

  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Thai

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$50

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$30

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$24

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
French
German
Greek
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Sandwiches
Southern
Southwestern
Thai

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Halal
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Open Bar
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

55 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5

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    Dan Z. Married on 01/07/2022
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    Upscale small wedding luncheon

    We were doing a COVID-19, small group wedding with 22 people in attendance. We wanted a catered upscale lunch that was individually packed to maintain COVID-19 guidelines. We met with Janet and she brainstormed with us and came up with a wonderful menu, including dessert. Her individual touches to the menu were greatly appreciated. Our guests were very complimentary about the lunch. Would use her again in a heartbeat.

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words. It really keeps us going in these uncertain times.
    Warm Regards,
    Jan
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    Linda L. Married on 09/18/2021
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    The best catering we've ever had!

    Jan was so amazing! It was seriously the best catering we have ever had! Their menu is huge, and Jan was so receptive and communicative throughout the whole process. I've attended so many weddings where the food was very mediocre. Every item from Busy Bee was so delicious! My partner and I are so incredibly grateful for how she listened and worked with us to create a great menu and how many vegan and vegetarian options she had. All the guests were raving, especially the vegan and vegetarian ones! Also, Jan was incredibly timely. She arrived right at the expect time. She was a big part of why our event was such a big success! Highly recommend!

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    Wow Linda, that makes me cry, especially after I made you almost cry! You know what I mean... Thanks for having us and for sharing the sweet compliments. Best to you both.
    XOXO
    Jan
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    Haley K. Married on 07/08/2021
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    The best food and the best people!!!

    One of my favorite parts of wedding planning was working with Jan and Todd- I want to host 20000 more events just so I can work with them over and over again. They are the kindest people and truly put love into everything they create. They had so many helpful ideas and whenever I felt clueless ( many times) they were right there to answer my questions and suggest what they thought would work best.

    And now the food... holy cow. It's been months since our wedding and we literally still get comments about how amazing the food was. I wish I was eating the cheesy potatoes right now. Jan also created the most gorgeous grazing table for our cocktail hour, and people were getting their cell phones out to take photos because it was so darn beautiful. I could really go on and on, but the bottom line is that Busy Bee is a vendor you need to have at your wedding.

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    I'm getting a tear reading this. Such a wonderful review...a million thanks for the kinds words and the opportunity to be part of an incredible and beautiful day.
    XOXO

Awards

  • 55
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kayla & Colin
    24 photos · 08/24/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Pure Elegance Artistry Pure Elegance Artistry Wedding Hair & Makeup

Busy Bee always does a beautiful job! Not only is her food amazing but it is always displayed like a work of art. Simply Amazing!

Heavenly Bridal Boutique Heavenly Bridal Boutique Wedding Dresses

Excellent, professional service!! Delicious sweet and savory food with choices of vegan, vegetarian, savory snacks or a full meal. Friendly and courteous Catering Company!!

Map

68951 E. Fairway Ave. Welches, 97067
5036226743

8:00 AM To 8:00 PM
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Busy Bee Catering frequently asked questions

At Busy Bee Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Busy Bee Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting

What event services does Busy Bee Catering offer for weddings?

Busy Bee Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Busy Bee Catering provide for weddings?

Busy Bee Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Busy Bee Catering?

At Busy Bee Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Thai

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Busy Bee Catering?

At Busy Bee Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Busy Bee Catering provide for wedding events?

Busy Bee Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Busy Bee Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Busy Bee Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Busy Bee Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Busy Bee Catering is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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