Busy Bee Catering Reviews

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Rachael · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Above and beyond

    Todd and Jan exceeded my expectations!

    Sent on 05/08/2019
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    Sara · Married on 08/04/2018

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    My family and I could not be happier with Busy Bee Catering for my wedding this weekend. Jan was super helpful at creating a great menu and was very thoughtful to take into consideration our guests with dietary restrictions. The food was absolutely excellent and we received many compliments. The staff was on time, friendly, and did a great job setting up even though the wedding location was unusual. They even packaged up the leftovers so we could take them home! We are really happy with choosing Busy Bee and you will not be disappointed!

    Sent on 09/18/2018
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    Nichole · Married on 06/12/2018

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    Jan and her team did an amazing job at our wedding! The food was delicious, and she was very responsive during the entire process. If we had any questions she answered them quickly and was able to work with our budget.

    Sent on 06/19/2018

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    Thank you Nicole for the kind review. You did a good job on your end too. Good luck with the move...XOXO
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    Mandee · Married on 09/30/2017

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    Jan & Todd are the most welcoming husband wife team we've experienced! They welcomed us into their home for the tasting, which was the most delicious experience we've ever had. They are down to earth, kind and centered people who are real and genuine. We felt at home and cared for the moment we arrived and one bite and we were sold. Not only were the main dish's excellent but everything down to the salad dressing to salsa really impressed us with the flavors. They continued to be responsive and helpful throughout our engagement and delivered exactly as promised on our wedding day. Jan always showered us with support and kind words as we went along, making the process super easy, seamless, and made us feel taken care of and not stressed by the service they provided us. We love the Ostrom's so much we wish we could be friends with them!

    Sent on 11/05/2017
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    Meghan · Married on 09/03/2017

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    Busy Bee Catering was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. Even six weeks later, we still have people talking about the food that was served! It was one of the best meals I've ever had, and I can't believe they created it for 120 guests. Jan was super communicative and helpful through every step of the way, and I just cannot say enough about her food. It was the best part of our day!

    Sent on 10/23/2017

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    Meghan,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Honored to have been part of your most special day...XOXO
    Todd & Jan
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    rita · Married on 07/04/2017

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    Thank you so much for catering our Anniversary Party. The food was beyond excellent. You were very generous with your portions. We could have served well over 100 with the amount you gave us. Your delivery ladies were so pleasant. They explained how to serve each dish and how to use dressings and toppings.
    Your company added so much to our celebrations.
    Thank you again,
    Matt and Rita Corey

    Sent on 07/06/2017
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    Marjorie · Married on 05/06/2017

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    Janet and her crew did an amazing job for my son's wedding. She was such a great resource and was so willing to accommodate whenever possible. The food was super, many guest commented on the quality and taste. She and her crew did all they said they would.

    Sent on 06/28/2017
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    Erica · Married on 11/12/2016

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    Busy Bee Catering met all of our needs plus some! The food was phenomenal, we had buffet style for 230 people and they still made it all so tasty. The layout of the food was so elegant, and appealing. Their crew was so helpful and professional as well. We would recommend them for any catering event without a doubt.

    Sent on 12/13/2016
  • User6119376 · 2+ years ago

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    I can’t thank Jan Ostrom and her team enough for the food, service, help and the all around incredible experience everyone had with them during our wedding. The food was not only delicious, but also incredibly beautiful. Many guests commented on how spectacular the presentation was as well as how good everything tasted. The Busy Bee catering staff was so kind and helpful and everyone enjoyed working with them. They were incredibly efficient and on top of everything making it a really enjoyable experience for all involved. There wasn’t anything that we didn’t love about the food, though if I had to pick a favorite dish, it was the Busy Bee Signature Salad! Throughout the entire process Jan went above and beyond to help us make everything perfect. She even had suggestions for decor! Many, many thanks to the Busy Bee team!

    Sent on 06/27/2016
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    Dacia · Married on 06/17/2016

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    We hired Busy Bee to cater our wedding, and it was beyond anything we could have expected. The food was phemomenal, the presentation was absolutely beautiful and they are very professional to work with! Jan even went out of her way to find a recipe for a Buffalo-style entree for us. It ended up being Buffalo Mac and cheese and everyone LOVED it!!

    Jan also went above and beyond and gave us wonderful recommendations and ideas for decorations, food entrees, etc and really made the whole process seamless and stress-free!

    I would strongly recommend Busy Bee Catering for any of your catering needs!

    Sent on 06/30/2016
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    Keely · Married on 07/04/2015

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    I used busy bee for my Fourth of July wedding. My theme was old fashion picnic and I wanted my food to match. Busy bee was the first place I contacted. Jan was very enthusiastic about my idea and had some great ideas on how to incorporate our picnic theme. I had talked to a few other places just to make sure but I just felt Jan really understood what I was looking for. The first time me and my fiancé met with her we realized we had no idea what we wanted. We could see what Jan was extremely experienced and knew what she would doing which made us feel sooo much better. She took our suggestions, made a few of her own and worked within our budget. She kept it touch all the way up to the wedding and always offered up her wedding knowledge when I asked for help. When our wedding finally came her and her team ROCKED it! I mean seriously knocked it out of the park! Our wedding day was Hot hot hot but that didn't stop her team from working hard and making everything look great! We had pulled pork sandwiches, and chicken skewers along with some amazing side salads and spicy coslaw! We actually got to eat unlike most newlyweds and it was so good! I cannot tell you how many people told us how much they LOVED the food! These guys really went the extra mile for me and I greatly appreciate Jan and her team!

    Sent on 07/17/2015

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    Your kind words make it all worth while. It really means so much to know your are happy with our services and that your day was a success. Congrats to you both and cheers to a wonderful future...XOXO
  • User4855971 · 2+ years ago

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    Busy Bee Catering did an amazing job for my Summer Solstice Wedding! Not only were they extremely responsive, but very helpful in offering their opinions due to their experiences of catering weddings. Everything we added on last minute was taken care of and I am so very thankful for their wonderful company. The guests commented on how good to the food was!! There was also a lot leftover which was great as we had wanted enough to ensure that people could go back again and again as it was a buffet. I would recommend Busy Bee Catering to anyone in need of caterers but definitely for a wedding as despite the day seemingly very stressful overall this was something that was taken care of so smoothly it was a huge relief! VERY delicious too!! Thank you so much.

    Sent on 07/09/2015
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    Morgan · Married on 05/23/2015

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    Busy Bee Catering is amazing! As an event planner it is so important to me that the vendors I work with and recommend to my clients are professional and create a wonderful product at a great value. Busy Bee was easy to work with, flexible with our event style and timing and above all cooked delicious food with a beautiful presentation. I will definitely use them again! Thanks Jan and Company!

    Sent on 07/06/2015

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    Thanks Morgan and back at you! It was a fun night. You too were a pleasure to communicate with, positive and professional. It was great to start the wedding season with such a great all around experience. Thank you!
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    Kristie · Married on 05/15/2015

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    I was quite pleased with Busy Bee Catering! We hired them for a school 40th anniversary and auction dinner event at the last minute. Jan was a delight to work with. The food was delicious with a beautiful presentation. We did a buffet this year and it worked out great. Jan and her staff were prompt and efficient. We will definitely be calling on them again for future events!

    Sent on 05/17/2015

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    Thank you Kristie...you too were a pleasure. See you next year! Jan
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    Ryan · Married on 12/15/2014

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    Jan has been supplying the sack lunches for our Mt Hood Ski Racing League for at least 7 years. Our race course volunteers work hard to keep the High School race functions on schedule no matter the weather and Jan's lunches keep our crews working hard.
    Sandwiches made with Jan's homemade thick sliced bread, your groups choice of meats (we choose turkey) with cheese and lettuce. Fresh fruit. And her home made desserts such as bar cookies. And if you're looking for a very special dessert Jan can put together the best Oatmeal Cookies on Mt. Hood.

    Sent on 12/15/2014
  • User4604005 · 2+ years ago

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    Busy Bee Catering provides a great service for conference group meetings as well. With less than two weeks notice, Jan was very responsive and accommodating for my request to provide appetizers for a group of 50 travel professionals. They were willing to set up, serve, and clean up for this fast pace group when our schedule did not allow us time to linger and enjoy. Their display was simple as I requested, yet very professional and appropriate for the event. The appetizer skewers were beautifully presented and most important, tasty! Busy Bee Catering can be trusted and reliable for any size group, and will work with you to fit your needs and budget. Thanks

    Sent on 12/11/2014
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    Shelley · Married on 12/04/2014

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    Jan and her crew at Busy Bee made our Business Excellence Awards Luncheon easy and elegent, even with our very tight budget. I have organized many events and have high standards for service and flexibility. Jan obviously holds those same high standards. Jan was very responsive and creative when it came to menu planning. The food was a great value and the presentation was elegant. The Christmas cookie table was fabulous! Can't wait to work with Jan and her team in the future. We will certainly refer our members to Busy Bee Catering for their event needs. Thank you, Jan!

    Sent on 12/09/2014
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    Maura · Married on 11/07/2014

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    Busy Bee Catering has catered several events for me over the past 15 years while I have worked at different non profits: community meetings, town halls, and for the past two years our annual volunteer recognition banquet. The food is mouth-watering and you can taste the freshness of the food, decorations always match the theme, and the caterers are responsive to special needs. After catering the volunteer banquet in 2013, our staff and guests asked me to please bring back the same caterer for 2014 with the same menu. Who can say no to happy guests?

    Sent on 12/09/2014

    Busy Bee Catering's reply:

    Thank you Maura...you are a pleasure to work with and I love hearing about all you do for our 4 legged friends...you're top dog on my list! XOXO
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    Veronica · Married on 11/07/2014

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    Jan and the Busy Bee Catering staff provided her services at a reception for a ribbon cutting event for our new Rivermark Community Credit Union Gresham branch. Jan was personable, easy to work with and affordable. She came up with a very thoughtful menu for our guests and even put us in touch with a baker and an event coordinator to assist us with other event details. The spread was delicious and we received many compliments from guests! I would hire Busy Bee Catering again in a heartbeat for future Rivermark events!

    Sent on 12/09/2014
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    Jason · Married on 09/21/2014

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    Fantastic food! We have used them a couple times and everytime there is more than enough!

    Sent on 01/14/2015
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    Will · Married on 05/17/2014

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    5.0 star rating

    6/21/2014

    Janet and crew helped us through my Daughters Wedding with patience and a lot of added value both offering suggestions and challenging (in a nice way) ideas.

    MY Daughter had things under control, not. So with little time tilll the ceremony Janet and I had several phone and email meetings and pulled off a fantastic reception for 200 people.

    The number one attribute is Busy Bee's ability to be flexible to budgets and still deliver an excellent product. In our case we mixed and matched who provided what, for example we provided soft drinks and champagne and saved a bunch. On the other hand I did not want family or the wedding party helping with the meal. Janet provided resources that we both agreed on. The cost came in without any extra charges.

    Highly recommended.

    Will Toogood





    5.0 star rating

    6/21/2014

    Janet and crew helped us through my Daughters Wedding with patience and a lot of added value both offering suggestions and challenging (in a nice way) ideas.

    MY Daughter had things under control, not. So with little time tilll the ceremony Janet and I had several phone and email meetings and pulled off a fantastic reception for 200 people.

    The number one attribute is Busy Bee's ability to be flexible to budgets and still deliver an excellent product. In our case we mixed and matched who provided what, for example we provided soft drinks and champagne and saved a bunch. On the other hand I did not want family or the wedding party helping with the meal. Janet provided resources that we both agreed on. The cost came in without any extra charges.

    Highly recommended.

    Will Toogood

    Sent on 06/22/2014
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    LeAnn · Married on 12/06/2013

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    Thanks for taking such good care of us at our holiday party. The food display looked amazing and tasted so yummy. I never have to worry when you're in charge! Thanks again!

    Sent on 12/09/2013
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    Mary Jo · Married on 09/21/2013

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    We were very pleased. The food was cooked to perfection with great
    presentation. Jan and her staff were very efficient and great to work with.
    Whenever I contacted Jan, she always got back to me in a reasonable
    amount of time.
    I would highly recommend Busy Bee Catering to anyone. Our guests
    raved about the food.
    Thank you so much.
    Mary Jo and Mark Appel

    Sent on 09/27/2013
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    Linda · Married on 09/21/2013

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    Busy Bee Catering catered my daughter's wedding last weekend and I couldn't have asked for more from a catering service. I have had food from Busy Bee Catering in the past, so I knew I would not be disappointed in the food. Jan was very helpful in putting together a great menu for appetizers and dinner, and as expected, the food was delicious. Their orzo salad with roasted vegetables was my favorite, and their broccoli salad was a hit with everyone. Instead of the traditional wedding cake, Jan prepared an amazing peach shortcake. I would highly recommend Busy Bee Catering for any occasion.

    Sent on 09/27/2013

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