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Sterling Catering and Cookies is a local, sustainable, organic catering and cookie company in Portland, Oregon. Founded by Chef Joe Sterling, the company’s philosophy in the kitchen is simple and effective - find the best ingredients sourced locally first, organic if possible and minimally processed. Sterling’s catering and cookies are made in the kitchens of Portland’s culinary incubator, KitchenCru, with the help of a skilled team including Executive Chef Chad Brown and Pastry Chef Wendy Rodgers. Sterling Cookies can be found in Downtown Portland at Sterling Café located in Vestas building and the Bowery Bagels shop, and are available by delivery throughout the city with Portland Pedal Power. The catering arm of Sterling creates custom menus for events all kinds, from cocktail party hors d’oeuvres, to business meeting buffets, to multicourse dinner parties.
Owner, Sterling Catering and Cookies
Growing up in the South, Joe Sterling was surrounded by good food his entire life. He didn’t realize until after several years working in corporate sales that food was his heartfelt career path, at which point he moved to New York and enrolled in The Culinary Institute of America. The most formative years of his culinary career were spent working at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. After six years of leading the prepared foods department of several Whole Foods Market locations, Sterling moved to Portland and gained valuable experience in all aspects of restaurants, catering, and sustainability in notable kitchens Paley’s Place, Food in Bloom Catering, and Artemis Food. Sterling always planned to open his own business, and in 2010, he founded Sterling Catering and Cookies.
Full Service Staffed Events
Whether you are hosting a formal event or simply want to relax and enjoy yourself, our event planners and staff will take care of all the details. We offer a full range of menu and event planning services. Full Service events may require just one server or an entire team of servers, bartenders and chefs. Our experienced staff provides the kind of warm hospitality that will help make your event a true success.
Delivery and Set Up Catering
For business meetings with that important client, smaller-scale private parties, or for any celebration or strategy session, Sterling Catering provides delivery with Set Up to your home, office or off-site location. Our delivery staff will bring everything to you, set up the service, beverages & service ware and come back to break everything down for you. We can supply linens, real china, glass & flatware, compostable service ware, and anything else you might need.
Plated or buffet style, Sterling Catering offers food to complement and exceed the expectations of any event. Our specialty is working with clients to develop custom menus, and we are happy to offer alternatives for contemporary dietary requirements such as gluten free, vegan and paleo. To give you some ideas for your event check out our sample menus:
We want to help make your next event perfect. Let us know about your upcoming event and we’ll offer a free consultation to see how we can help.
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You can find us at:
Beaverton Farmers Market | May 11-Nov23 Sat 8am-1:30pm
Hollywood Farmers Market - APR-SEP: Every Saturday, 8AM – 1PM, OCT – NOV: Every Saturday, 9AM – 1PM
Vancouver Farmers Market | March 16-Oct 27 Sat 9am-3pm
Bowery Bagels | seven days a week 7am-2pm
Sterling Cafe located inside the Vestas building | Mon-Fri 7:30am-2:30pm
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you make customized menus for events?
Absolutely. Let us know what the needs are and we will design a menu to accommodate.
Are you a full service catering company?
Yes we are. We can provide you with everything you need for a great event. We provide drop off service of platters to full service staffed events. We can provide rentals if needed including barware, glassware, plates, tables & chairs or anything else you might think of.
Do you cater to the greater Portland metro area?
Yes. We are located downtown in the Pearl. Please call and let us know where you are having your event and we can make the arrangements.
What is the minimum amount of people I need for an order?Twelve guests is the minimum and can accommodate events up to 500 people. If you have more or less though please call to see if we can make special arrangements.
How can I purchase Sterling Cookies?
Currently Sterling Cookies are available at Bowery Bagel and at Sterling Café inside the Vestas building. Cookies can be ordered online here for pick-up or shipping.