How do you choose a great caterer?

Word of mouth is the best way. Here's what people are saying about Exuberance Catering.

Corporate Catering / Box Lunches / Meetings

All Classical Radio - Andrea Rennie, Chief Operating Officer

"We've enjoyed Exuberance Catering at All Classical Portland on many occasions. Cindy does it all, from box lunches for Board meetings to elaborate buffets for our volunteers, with everything you need included in the package. Not only is her food the best, Cindy's service is top-notch as well. Always willing to go above and beyond, accommodating last minute requests, Cindy is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Exuberance Catering for private and corporate events! "

Special Events / in home dinners / receptions

Pat Zagelow, Executive Director, Friends of Chamber Music

Dinner With Friends is one of the area's most successful and elegant fundraising events.

Dinner With Friends is one of the area's most successful and elegant fundraising events.

Exuberance Catering is terrific!  I have used them for many dinners and receptions over the last few years and have never been disappointed. They always go that extra mile in their service and the food is delicious and beautifully presented.  Cindy is a dream to work with and always so accommodating. She has a fabulous, creative imagination and has put together some fantastic menus to go along with different themes. And best of all, she is willing to work with any size budget! I can't say enough about the great work this catering company does.  I recommend them without reservation.

Phil Mandel, CEO Phil Mandel & Associates; Instructor PCC

I have hosted several events at my home with various caterers. My favorite is Exuberance Catering, more than any other caterer. Flexible, affordable, on time, and friendly. What more can you ask for -- give them a try, you'll love them as much as I do!

45th Parallel - Greg Ewer, Artistic Director

"Thanks for a wonderful reception once again! You helped us kick off the season with class. It's always a pleasure to have you there."


NW Piano Trio

Our guest (and us!) loved the food. We hope to work withyou again in the future!

Heather Mastel-Lipson, NW Piano Trio



Exuberance Catering is the best ever! We had a wedding in our back yard recently, and Exuberance made it extra special. The food was amazing, and Cindy and her staff were so easy to work with. Everyone loved the creative dishes, and all were happy. I would hire Exuberance again in a heartbeat!

P. Greenfield

Emily G.

Impressed by the beautiful photos of E.C's past events, they were our top pick to cater our wedding in September 2014. If you want the ultimate attention to detail, incredibly creative themes, or just some delicious food, Exuberance Catering is who you should call! We had a campout wedding in the woods, and the food was a hit! They also leave to-go boxes for guests, (if requested) so the food can be taken home and not go to waste (as so many other catering companies unfortunately do). I would definitely recommend them to others in the Portland area.

Auction / Large Events

Holy Cross Area School Committee

We, Holy Cross Catholic School used Cindy Scheel and her company Exuberance Catering for our 2015 Auction event.  This was our 1st attempt at using an outside caterer.  Cindy walked us through the process, from beginning to end and was there always, in person, by email and cell phone to answer questions and provide continual advise and counsel.  We had nearly 350 attendees which was our largest attendance ever, no worries from our caterer, They made it happen.  She also provided us a vegetarian option for those who requested a veggie option for dinner.  The food and service was outstanding.  We continue to hear positive comments from our school parents and parishioners about how great the appetizers and dinner were.  Additionally, we needed extra help with our bar service.  We had 2 bars and a "specialty drink" bar.  Cindy and her staff again provided great customer service to all our attendees.  Our "specialty drink" was designed by Cindy and was a BIG hit, making our auction additional profit.  We would use Exuberance Catering again and recommend them to you without reservation.  John Collette, HCCS Auction Leadership Committee.