Busy Bee Catering provided food for a business meeting that I was hosting. It was amazing. Everything I tasted was just bursting with flavor. The presentation was incredible. I love it when food is not only delicious but beautiful also. It feeds all of your senses. I would recommend Busy Bee to my clients, associates and of course BRIDES!
— Radiant Touch Wedding Officiant
Jan and her crew at Busy Bee made our Business Excellence Awards Luncheon easy and elegant, 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!
The catering business is a stressful profession and it is such an important part of a successful wedding reception. That being said, Jan is always ready to take on a challenge. She has saved me a time or two by jumping in and providing amazing food (and lots of it). I can always depend on Busy Bee Catering for their exquisite presentation of the food, and their willingness to be creative with a client on menu choices. I always suggest Busy Bee Catering first to my couples, knowing they will have no worries if Jan and Todd Ostrom and their team are in charge.
— Donna Cole :: Pearl and Roses Wedding Planning
Busy Bee Team, A million thank you’s for making all of the amazingly delicious food for our wedding day! We have received more compliments about the food than anything else! It was so good and you were wonderful to work with. We will be spreading the good word about Busy Bee all over town. Thanks again!
— Cindy & Andy
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!
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. One 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.
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.
The food was delicious! The meat, cooked on site, was so tender and flavorful; the salads were wonderful, hearty, and delicious; the fruit so perfectly ripe! My daughter really liked the heart shaped short cakes that were made for the strawberries, ice cream, and whipping cream (instead of wedding cake)! Since there were left overs, they so kindly bagged everything up for us, and we continued serving yummy left overs to family & guests the next day at our home.
We received numerous compliments on the food that night, and would recommend Busy Bee Catering for any event.
— Vickie and Bill
We first met with Jan and Todd at their house to go over the basic plan about what we wanted. They are very flexible and accommodating if you have an exact plan in mind. We didn’t really have a plan but wanted a meal that focused on local ingredients, so Jan was able to give us a ton of suggestions to choose from. We were really pleased with their pricing as well. It was much more straightforward than any of the other companies that we had spoken with. I would definitely recommend Busy Bee Catering to anyone. They were lovely to work with.
Special Event Catering
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
I live in Chicago and was traveling to Portland OR to throw a 60th birthday surprise party for my sister. I was not sure how I was going to pull the party off. I was given three caterers names by one of my sisters friends and called Jan the owner of Busy Bee first. After talking with her I never even called any of the other caters on the list. She was so easy to work with and the party was a great success! The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful! I would highly recommend her for any event that you are planning!
Busy Bee starts from scratch! Everything they offer is their own, and they do it all right. From baked goods to BBQ, your guests will thank you for such a wise choice in caterers. I have tasted their wares many times at weddings and other events (from small weddings to major Nike events). I have Never been disappointed! Jan and Todd are great to work with. They are accommodating and helpful every step of the way from consultation to tasting to delivery. And their food always LOOKS great! They manage a beautiful presentation of every dish, “from soup to nuts.”
— A Perfect Ceremony
Once again you guys did a great job! We had a nice visit and great food! I can always depend on you! Go Red!
— Patti Hallgren
We cannot thank you and your amazing team enough for the fantastic food we had…all weekend. You completely exceeded our expectations and everyone was talking about how great the food was. So a huge thank you. I hope our paths cross again very soon. Thanks again.
— V Loudon
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
So pleased to hear Busy Bee Catering is venturing into the Gluten Free World. The GF cinnamon rolls you made are absolutely fabulous! We feel so fortunate to have been among the first to get to try out your newest gooey delight. It’s so nice to know a caterer that is willing to go the extra mile to provide delicious gluten free items that we and all of our guests can enjoy. We have used Busy Bee on several occasions and have always appreciated your attention to detail and the beautiful presentation. We never hesitate to recommend you to our friends and have gotten many rave reviews from them as well. Thanks!