Portland >Black Radish Personal Chef & Catering
Black Radish has a different idea of what catering should be, so we don?t try to be the biggest or the fanciest caterer in Portland. Instead, our focus is on bringing personalized attention to every single client along with food so delicious it will surprise your guests and leave you looking like an entertaining genius! We want your intimate gatherings to be something unique and special ? whether elegant, casual, organic, ethnic, or even vegan ? so you share your vision and we will make it happen. It is all part of the personal chef difference you will experience using a small, artisan-style caterer. …
Memorable 60th Birthday. Chef Heather and her crew catered my wife's 60th birthday for 40 people recently and it couldn't have gone better. The appetizers, especially the tuna tartar, were great starters. The entrees included flatiron steak grilled perfectly, and sole which was moist and not overcooked. The sides, desserts and homemade cornbread (amazing!) were perfect complements. We'll have them back no question in the future. Definitely check them out.
Spanish Buffet Birthday Party.
Wow, What an event!
Fantastic Menu, Delicious food, and great service!
Chef Mader's Black Radish catering was the best!
We had a Birthday party at our home, and Black Radish Catering was the best present ever!
A Signature Cocktail of Spanish Bitter Orange Martini. Appetizers of Spanish Cheeses, Empanadas, and Smoked paprika Prawns. A Main meal of Fish and Chicken Tacos, and to finish a desert of Almond cake with lemon cream.
All Stunningly presented with fresh flowers
I highly recommend Black Radish! We will be calling them again in the near future!
My husband and I started using Chef Mader's regular home service almost two months ago. Heather initially sat down with us and took a detailed look at our likes and dislikes and has managed to, week after week, deliver exactly what we've been looking for - healthy, yet delicious and satisfying meals for our family.
Even though she always asks if we have special requests, every week is like Christmas for us. We can't wait to see what she'll bring! It seems she can make anything taste great! Her repertoire is enormous, but she does have a special touch with Indian dishes, which have been some of our favorites.
Knowing that we will have easy, fantastic, nutritious meals during the week means we have more time in our lives to do the things we wouldn't have to time to do otherwise, like exercising more. We have no regrets whatsoever!
You guys make every week feel like Christmas....FOR ME! :) I love cooking for such appreciative and enthusiastic clients. The little texts saying how much you enjoy a particular dish always make me smile, and brighten my day. Thanks for your support!
Southern Comfort for my wife's Birthday.
I was looking for something special for my wife's birthday that would be both memorable and easy. Anyone can go to a restaurant but how often can you have it come to you…chef included!
My wife is from the south. There is nothing she loves more than the ultimate comfort food. But a couldn’t make it easy. No it had to be gluten and dairy free. I know I know southern cooking without butter! Chef Mader had her marching orders and they weren’t easy.
Chef Mader brought everything except the wine. My wife and guests sat comfortably in our home and were served a wonderful three course meal that I have no doubt they will remember.
It was a slice of heaven.
I interviewed several caterers for a surprise party I was planning for my partner's birthday. As soon as I spoke to Heather I knew she was my first choice. Although my party was small compared to a big wedding, I never felt like it was low on her priority list. And when the guest list went from 45 to 70 people, Heather was quick to adjust.
She took charge of the menu which is what I needed since I had many other details to plan. Her use of local and seasonal ingredients made the menu feel more personal. Plus she easily made accommodations for the vegans in our group and my special request for chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Presentation was gorgeous and food was as good as it looked!
What a Treat!. Chef Heather prepared the most wonderful Mother's Day dinner for my family! It was a relaxing way to be celebrated as a mom. Everything she prepared was high quality, beautifully displayed and delicious. Heather and her staff are pleasant, positive and professional. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.
Black Radish Personal Chef & Catering. Heather Mader, chef of Black Radish Personal Chef & Catering, is not only an incredibly talented chef - but viewing the presentation of her dishes is like visiting an art gallery filled with photographs of mouth watering food, surrounded by gorgeous floral arrangements. She catered my husband's surprise birthday party for 37 at a Portland wine bar. She created a menu that met all tastes - meat-lovers, fish-eater, and vegetarians. Heather is willing to work around food preferences, food allergies, and specialty diets. I cannot say enough about the food and presentation that this young lady puts out there! Rave reviews about her food from our party guests, as well as requests for her cards! Five star all of the way!
Beautiful, Creative Catering. Chef Heather prepared spectacular food for our small family reunion. Her descriptions of the menu suggestions were absolutely spot-on and she delivered exactly what she promised. Not only was every dish mouthwatering, the platters were so gorgeous we took photos! Overcoming the adversity of a 97 degree day, Heather and her staff cooked and served in a timely, friendly, and seemingly effortless manner. Hands down, Black Radish Catering is a winner!
Fabulous Food and Presentation.
Heather catered the appetizers/sides for my sister-in-law's Baby Shower and made the most delicious tea sandwiches and wraps - plus some lovely, stylish and tasty fruit skewers. Perfect for our event. Her creative presentation made such a great impression on our guests and added such panache.
Her tea sandwiches were better than the ones we had at tea in London! All 22 guests are still raving about it.
Heather was so sweet and her food such a great value for the money - next time I'll have Heather cater the whole party!
Happy Birthday To Me!.
I wanted to do something different for my birthday, so my husband and I decided to have a special meal catered to us at home. Chef Heather presented us with an excellent proposal (she really listened to what we liked) and we went for it. While our children enjoyed time with a family friend upstairs, we indulged in the most fabulous three course meal, complete with wine, fabulous conversation and romance.
Chef Heather is a consummate professional. The food was well presented and out of this world. She made the preparation and clean up seem effortless. The best part of the evening (excluding a wonderful meal with my husband sans children) was Heather's smile and friendly demeanor. She made us feel at ease and happy to be a part of my special occasion.
I would highly recommend Black Radish, especially Chef Heather, and we hope to use her services again in the near future!
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