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Natalie · Married on 05/26/2018
Dave Dalton and his team were absolutely excellent for our wedding. Professional communication, extremely accommodating (they had meetings with our venue staff, let us drop off alcohol early with them and brought it for us, AND went to get more wine when we ran out mid cocktail hour), and created absolutely delicious food and beautiful display for our guests. Not to mention they are incredibly reasonably priced and have a lot of options when it comes to customizing your package - they don't require you to serve only their food and beverages like a ton of catering companies - but they will happily provide as much service as you want! As mentioned above we provided our own liquor and they were happy to provide a bartender and serve it, and we purchased our own dessert as well and they sliced and served our wedding cake. Their staff were awesome at the wedding, very courteous and friendly. I would highly recommend this company for a wedding or any event.
User5575764 · 2+ years ago
Dave and his team were fantastic! The food was delicious and we had so many compliments from guests on how amazing everything was. The buffet setup was beautiful, and the linens and chairs were perfect with our decor style. They also handled our bar, which was great! Dave is easy to work with, prompt with communication, and very professional. His prices are competitive and a great value for the delicious food he prepares. Highly recommend!
John · Married on 07/18/2015
We used Dalton's for our wedding and I must say everything was perfect. Dave and his team do a great job! The food was wonderful, the price was unbeatable and the service was amazing. He provided us with so much more than we could have hoped for. Everyone at the wedding loved the food, they all said it was the best dinner they have had at a wedding. I would highly recommend them!
Laura · Married on 07/19/2014
I searched around for a good caterer and was disappointed in food selections and hidden costs with other caterers. Dave Dalton was honest, professional, highly recommended and offered all services for one price with no gratuity built in (you can bet we will be sending gratuity). From the wonderful display (they add their own flowers to the food table), to the great service staff who kept checking in with me throughout the reception, to the excellent spread of food, to even helping us pack our gifts into the car at the end of the evening.... Dalton's Catering went way beyond our expectations! Dave had worked with the DJ, the officiant and the winery before, so they all knew each other and coordinated everything flawlessly! A bride's dream on her wedding day!
Andrea · Married on 06/14/2014
Do not underestimate the importance of a good caterer for your wedding. Your caterer is arguably the most important vendor at your wedding. Dave is a very experienced, professional, no-nonsense person. I love that he charges a flat-rate per person and is the best value around. He let us use some of his own tents for an extremely inexpensive rate and even came to our rehearsal to make sure everything would be set up exactly the way we wanted. By the way, the food was good too! And beautifully arranged. I highly recommend Dalton's Northwest Catering.
Laura · Married on 08/24/2013
Dave and his team are fantastic! He catered my wedding a couple summers back and from then, I've had him cater multiple friends weddings, weddings I've coordinated and even corporate events. HE IS AMAZING. His staff is amazing at fruit displays and meeting your specific needs / desires / dietary restrictions. One wedding I coordinated wanted Cuban food (I was a little skeptical) but he knocked it out of the park! He will customize your package and work with you on all your needs. He also has a full service package with silverware and plates so you don't get the feeling of being nickel-and-dimed. You won't be disappointed.
Jacqueline · Married on 07/06/2013
Dalton's Northwest Catering goes above and beyond.
He accommodated our gluten free needs and served a beautiful spread of food. It was wonderful and the food was so good.
We decided to do pies instead of cake, and the variety and design of all the pies was wonderful!
We also had bacon wrapped scallops and chicken skewers. They were all fantastic.
Needless to say everything went smoothly and the drinks were phenomenal. We did have a bar where people could go and get water, ice tea, lemonade, or hard cider, and it was all so tasty!
It was a wonderfully catered event. Being foodies we wanted diverse options and delicious salmon. The cedar plank salmon was everything we wanted and more.
He also did a tasting with my parents that went very well. He set up a spread of all the options and my parents loved it. He even had created a table setup for guests to create smores... but it was too messy to do at the actual event, but I had thought he would just put cold smores pieces together and see how that tasted with ice cream. But no, he went above and beyond to give my parents the ultimate tasting.
Ashley · Married on 07/05/2013
AMAZING! I have nothing but RAVES for Dave Dalton and his team. From the beginning, Dave was incredibly straight forward and professional, and his packages do not nickel and dime you for every single charge. Dalton's offers the most flexibility with your menu at a great value.
From our tasting, we were sold. Dalton's is all about the experience, so our tasting was a set up similar to what our wedding display would look like, which was impressive! Dalton's takes pride in completing your event, even to adding florals and displays that compliment the florals. I also loved that Dalton's encourages you to buy your own alcohol to serve, which was an added value.
Now for the food. OH MY, what a treat! We had rave reviews from our guests, and we did not hear one complaint. We had the prime rib and the chicken, and both were such a hit. The dishes were perfectly seasoned, salads were dressed appropriately, and the presentation was spot on. The team did a great job keeping glasses and plates full!
After having meetings/emails with a bunch of other caterers, I was incredibly refreshed by the simplicity and ease of working with Dave Dalton. I would recommend Dalton's to any event in the Portland area!
User2691261 · 2+ years ago
Dalton's Catering was great to work with and the food was spectacular! It was very affordable compared to others I have looked at and their spread is incredible! They provide so many beautiful touches. The food is wonderful, the same quality you'd get from most caterers at half the cost. During the wedding we had an alcohol incident with one member of the family and their bartender was able to smooth things over without causing a scene!
rachael · Married on 09/03/2011
Dave was amazing! He was involved throughout all of the planning up to wedding day. He was even at the venue for a bit, to make sure everything was running smoothly. He gladly excepted special dietary requests for my husband. The employees were professional and friendly, and we took home a lot of extra food! The food was delicious as was the display. Daltons Northwest is highly reccomended!
courtney · Married on 07/09/2010
Dave and his crew did such a wonderful job at our wedding. Having him there meant no stress for me (the bride) or my mom. Thanks to them we all got to enjoy the special day! The food was delicious and the display was gorgeous! I highly recommend this company!
NICOLE · Married on 07/11/2009
The food was delicious and was displayed beautifully! We got so many compliments about how great the food was. They were extremely helpful and really made things so much easier for me on my wedding day from meeting the cake delivery man, to the linens, to the decorating of the centerpieces. I would definitely hire Dalton's again.
Nicole · Married on 01/12/2008
The food was exceptional, all of our guests were very impressed. Their menu is very easy to decide what best fits your event. We had an afternoon wedding, ceremony beginning at 12:00 Noon, and so we chose the appetizer menu. One of the foods on the menu that a lot of our guests were excited about were the bacon-wrapped scallops, and they were wonderful. They did a wonderful job of displaying the food, it looked like we paid a rediculous amount of money for it, and they were comperable to almost every other caterer we interviewed (none as good as Dalton's). They also provided the bar service and that too looked very professional. Dave Dalton was not able to be at the event (which he usually tries to be at all the events he caters) and there were a few things that didn't flow as well as we had hoped. There were a few things they had taken in the back and forgotten to bring out, which we had to go find (cake cutting utensils, mongraphed napkins for the cake and bar, and similar small things). Also, my mother-in-law makes made our wedding cakes and brought all of her nice accessories which were thrown in the trash when they were cleaning up. She had to dig all her asscessories (Pillars, plastic and glass plates, fountain attachments, etc.) from the trash can. I guess most people have a bakery supply the cake and they use paper type pillars and cake platforms. That was the one thing that we were not pleased about. Otherwise, they did a fantastic job.
Karen · Married on 07/25/2015
These folks did an amazing job! Being in the business for 40 years I was skeptical, but they came through with perfection. When to you ever get hot food on for a function that was outdoors with rain??? Foood was cooked perfect... NW Salmon and Prime Rib (USDA Choice) cooked a perfect medium rare. And all of the sides, passed appetizers, etc...Service staff did a great job keeping up on all bussing ( dirty disgess, glassware, etc...) Wow. Great job Dave Dalton! And I am kind of picky. Price is VERY reasonable per person$$. www.daltonsnorthwestcatering.com