Catherine Buford has been a part of the food industry for over 20 years. Her love for food began early on growing up in the South, with family roots in Texas and Louisiana. Catherine’s extensive culinary background started, like most, working on the floor before completing her degree at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Catherine cooked on the line as a sous chef and pastry chef with several top chefs in restaurants in both Napa Valley and San Francisco; soon after she set her sights on event planning.
Catherine has spent the last five years as the general manager for one of Portland’s most established, reputable event planning companies. There she developed client relationships over a similar passion for food and event planning, these relationships have lasted years. Living and eating in Portland’s top restaurants, Catherine began realizing that the event scene was steps behind the stellar food scene. After a dinner at Ox for a friend’s birthday party Catherine had the idea of developing a full service catering operation offering food from high profile restaurants.