About the Business
Since 1999, Chef du Jour Catering has served fresh, beautiful food to clients in the Portland Metro area. If you can think of a social event, we have catered for it. Every social event is unique, and we tailor our menus to your special occasion and the people you’re serving.
Count on Chef du Jour for the freshest and highest quality produce, wild and exotic game, meats, seafood, and dairy products. Our pride is in our pure organic ingredients. In addition to our food, we always offer exceptional, personalized service, and our entire package is available at affordable prices.
Chef du Jour is its team: its chefs, bartenders, and servers.
Each of us is committed to top-notch customer service, impeccable taste, and ensuring your event is a great success.
Meet our core team below then contact us to see how we can help you create an event of your dreams:
Colette Rudishauser - Director of Operations
Elton John, Muhammad Ali, Billy Joel and local celebs including the NBA deemed “Portland Ken” have been among Colette Rudishauser’s hungry clients, and she has loved serving food to all her customers since she entered the industry at age 17. Since then, she has risen through the ranks – starting out as a hostess with Old Spaghetti Factory to being one of the banquet managers at one of Oregon’s premier venues, the Allison Hotel -- to share with her customers not only her decades of honed expertise but also her love of fantastic food and its perfect preparation. “My favorite part of my work is taking my clients’ vision and turning it into reality, no matter how intimate or grand the event.”
Of her accomplishments, Geoff Marlatt writes: While at Gustav’s Pub and Grill Colette was an outstanding performer and displayed an amazing attention to detail, creating a memorable experience for each of her guests. Colette has excellent knowledge when it comes to food and beverage and continually demonstrated great rapport with her guests and co-workers. During the peak business hours Colette is someone I could always count on. As part of our training team which evaluated trainees and approved for shift duties, Colette was a stand-out employee that I would highly recommend for your catering needs.
Eric Youel - Executive Chef
Chef Eric Youel has been in the food business for nearly two decades. He brings more than 16 years of culinary-industry experience and expertise to the kitchen and as a full-service event caterer for intimate social gatherings, large corporate events, and weddings. As a graduate of the Los Angeles Catering Institute, Eric joined Chef du Jour Catering in August 2006. His talent and gift for the culinary arts are very apparent in his passion for culinary cuisine. Chef du Jour truly is creative, custom catering at its finest. As Chef Eric likes to say, “No theme too exotic; no cuisine too esoteric!”
Chase Watkins - Sous Chef
Sous Chef Chase Watkins organizes and prepares the food for every event Chef du Jour caters, assuring the quality and satisfaction of our guests. At 19, he achieved ﬁrst lead line cook position and he’s never looked back. Watkins cites his mother as an incredible role model; she was a former wedding cake creator at her Tri Cities, Washington-based restaurant, "The Flavorful Dish." Watkins has a lifelong love of food and creativity. He often says, “If someone comes to us with an idea for menu items that they want at their wedding or event, and it's not on our menu, I get to create it! That is fun for me, I love the challenge!”
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