Special Events

special events, fund raising events, themed events, food as art, beautiful food

Events with flair, finesse and fun

Fundraising, corporate and social events are our specialty. We offer full service catering with customized menus to make your event unique and memorable. Professional bartenders, courteous and expert servers make entertaining easy. Whether you select full service for a plated event with our attentive staff, decor, linens, and china or our Easy Entertaining option of drop-off service, we'll work with you to help you meet your vision for your event - and your budget. 

Menus to complement your theme and

dazzle your guests


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Portland Chamber Orchestra (PCO) is holding a fundraising event at the stunning home of renowned photographer Christopher Burket. Maestro Yaki Bergmann will feature a musical performance from members of the PCO. This gorgeous framed photo will be auctioned! Exuberance Catering is providing an artistic appetizer buffet to complement the evening. Tickets just $50. Read more about it here.

What’s on the Menu:

Wild caught salmon mousse, crudite, and baguette; Tequila-Lime Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers; Caprese Skewers; Bourbon Glazed Steak Bites; Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce; Chocolate Mousse Chambord; Lavender Shortbread; Sauvie Island Raspberry Streusel.


From picnics to black tie, in-home parties for close friends to gala dinners for two hundred Exuberance Catering will make entertaining easy and your events memorable.

Click through our galleries of some of our recent events for inspiration!

Autumn in the Northwest

Oh yeah... the weather is cooling down and the produce is absolutely gorgeous! This menu is inspired by the fabulous foods of Sauvie Island farms, NW waters and local dairies. Perfect for a wine tasting party for 100 or a quiet gathering at home to celebrate fall (or Halloween) in style.

Wild-caught Salmon cakes with Wasabi Mayo -   Chinook salmon, sweet peppers, fresh herbs. Served warm from a chaffer.

Roasted Beets and Bleu Canapés -- Sweet roasted beets in a citrus white wine marinade with aged bleu cheese and walnut on toasted baguette

Trio Terrine - a trio of terrific cheeses, perfectly balanced flavors of sweet sun-dried tomato, savory Oregonzola and scratch-made vibrant pesto with pine nuts. Served with crudite and crisp crackers - it's wine's best friend.

Stylish Fundraising Event - Food as Art

Gifted artist and art educator Ida Galash created a Marbled Paper-making course for a gala auction for The Madeleine. Here's the marble-inspired buffet we created for the guests. Click through these images and delight in Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs, Chocolate Marbled Cheesecake with Tiny Edible Gold Marbles, scratch-made Art Swirl Marshmallows, Sea Marbles of Scallops in Minted Pea Puree served on natural scallop shells and Asparagus and Marbled Bleu Cheese Napoleons.

Click on the images to see our creations!


Elegant Receptions

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra's search for the perfect Artistic Director brought together internationally talented conductors, patrons and musicians for exquisite receptions following their concerts. We used seasonally-inspired cuisine for these late night nibbles.

Click through our gallery of inspired appetizers including chic black and white sesame butter crackers, petit pomegranate parfaits, tulip tomatoes, two-salmon rilletttes, sausage capresi skewers and more.

Click on the images to see our creations!