High Heat Catering, owned and operated by Chef Andrew H. Garrett, is Portland’s newest epicurean adventure. High Heat Catering provides creative catering and on-location tours of local farms, dairies, and livestock ranches outside of Portland. In both the catering and the tours, Garrett’s focus on sustainable practices incorporates local wineries, breweries, and farms to showcase the amazing local outlets so often overlooked.
As a caterer Garrett is available to teach in-home cooking classes, dinner parties from backyard barbeques to multi-course affairs, and other events for up to 50 people.
In the Farm to Table tours, Garrett’s mission is to bring YOU to the farms, show YOU how to hunt for wild mushrooms, catch fresh salmon, and use local lamb. He educates about the value and passion involved with shopping locally and cooking at home through hands-on experience. The culinary excursions leave from Northwest Portland and head to three or four farms where the farmers will lead short tours of their farms. Garrett will begin with a semi-structured menu that includes the main course protein such as lamb, elk, pork, or pheasant and guests assist him in choosing many of the products to incorporate into that evening’s dinner. Guests will also be able to purchase products to take home with them. The destination will be a local winery where the winemaker will lead a tour and wine tasting while sets up to Garrett to prepare the family-style dinner using the day’s selected ingredients. And of course the tour includes the opportunity to watch Garrett in action in the kitchen!
Garrett’s passion does not stop there. His Craftsman Dinners feature local winemakers, farmers, brewmasters and guest chefs and will be held at varying locations in the Portland area. These ground-breaking events are an opportunity for local businesses to shine, increase their awareness, and educate their consumers. Seating is by reservation only, and locations and craftsmen will be announced shortly before each event.