For more than 25 years, Chef Craig Haagenson has been creating tastes and experiences people talk about — interesting, complex and approachable food that matches the moment. He believes catered fare should be surprising and surprisingly good, always assembled from the freshest local ingredients, and tasty enough to lift the spirit of the time and place without overshadowing the main event.
His culinary adventures began at San Francisco’s Hotel and Restaurant Program at City College and the San Francisco Culinary Academy where he took extended classes in banquet training as well as the attending CIA’s Napa Valley for BBQ and cheese specialties. His professional experiences have included positions with Red Lion Hotels and Hyatt Hotels; a variety of San Francisco’s South Bay restaurants including Dartanian’s, Le Mouton Noir, Maxi’s Dining Room and The Plumed Horse; and as manager of several showcase accounts for corporate food service giant Sodexho Management Services.
Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chef Haagenson has followed his dream and blended it with culinary passion and quality ingredients to create what is now, Haagenson’s Catering and Ribslayer BBQ-To-Go in wine country central, Yamhill County, Oregon.
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8 Reviews for Haagenson's Catering
Recommended by 91% of couples
User5225817 · 2+ years ago
We didn't even NEED a tasting. Go see the RibSlayer and you'll know everything you need to know about the quality that Haagenson's provides. Excellent service, delicious food and VERY flexible. They want to help you make a great wedding, and they don't just forget you after you've made the initial inquiry. From the first time I spoke to Craig, I knew his excited and eager to please attitude was genuine, which is something you don't always find in a caterer! I'm confident in his ability to create a brilliant foodscape for my wedding because he has experience, a love for BBQ and a love for his clients!Sent on 01/22/2016
Our wedding will have close to 200 people invited, but we put our order down for 150 just in case people decline. He said he can always add more later so we don't overpay for food!
Sunday · Married on 08/22/2015
Let me start by saying "WOW"! Craig has a passion for food that delights your palate and impresses. The presentation and quality of food at my wedding was fantastic. We were so happy and would recommend Haagenson's catering to anyone for any type of event. He is the "Ribslayer"! Thank you again for a delicious feast.Sent on 08/25/2015
Melanie · Married on 07/20/2015
Wow! Craig's food is amazing. Every one of our guests raved about the food. He was incredibly easy and pleasant to work with, and needed no direction on my wedding day. Organized, cheerful, professional. The staff was incredibly attentive, and sweet to me especially. Can't say enough wonderful things about Craig and his staff, his food, and his service. The vegetarian stuffed mushrooms have been just as good, and moist as leftovers, as the day of our wedding. Yum!Sent on 07/24/2015