Backyard Gardens’ Catering features fresh, seasonal, and delicious food tastefully prepared and attractively presented for any occasion in Wallowa County or across the country. We specialize in using local food whenever possible, including naturally grown produce from our own farm. We can also help you design your menu and orchestrate the details for your event. We’re easy to work with and extremely reliable. Contact us for more information, or if you already have an event in mind, you can fill out our informational form.

We cater weddings, workshops, celebrations, and other events. We are also willing to travel. We have cooked for hungry eaters on commercial river trips on the Colorado and Main Salmon Rivers and at dance camps, including Tropical Dance Vacation in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Stellar Days and Nights in Buena Vista, Colorado; and Portland Country Dance Community’s Northwest Passage.

Whether your event is elegant, casual, or downright rustic, we offer down-to-earth quality and beautiful presentation that lets local flavors shine through.

For feedback from past customers, read our testimonials below.


“From the moment we selected Backyard Gardens as our caterer, Beth worked with us in a very personable manner through the long months of wedding planning. She was tireless in her attention to detail and provided us with great options and information at every point through the process to make sure we kept our event within budget.

“Beth’s attention to detail resulted in a truly top-notch display of cooking prowess that wowed our guests from Portland, Oregon’s culinary epicenter. The range and quality of locals food is something that our guests continue to remember long after the weekend has since passed…Backyard Gardens helped to create one of our most memorable weekends. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for Oregon’s finest.”

- Kristin Dahl & Jake Gundersen, Portland, Oregon

“Beth Gibans is a remarkable cook. Using whole foods and fresh produce whenever possible she designs memorable feasts that are delicious and versatile. With a flair for beautiful presentation, Beth makes the food a delight for both the eye and palate. Appetizing and healthy, her creative menus make you feel great! Over the past 8 years Beth has been cooking for the Tropical Dance Vacation on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Our participants and staff always eagerly anticipate the meals that Beth and her crew present. It’s only fair to alert you that when Beth cooks you may find yourself indulging in recreational eating…”

- George Marshall, Wild Asparagus

“Thanks so much for cooking for us again this year. The food was great and you were always cheerful. We thoroughly appreciate your contribution to the weekend. We hope you will continue to cook for us.”

- Elinor Preston, organizer for Northwest Passage dance camp

“All of us at the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center would like to extend a hearty thank you for all your hard work preparing a wonderful delicious dinner. We pass on many complements on the freshness and tastiness of the food, we continue to hear rave reviews on the dinner. …Thanks again.”

- Beulah Wynans & Board of Directors, Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

“Thank you for sharing your culinary talent with the Spring Music and Dance Festival. We appreciate your attention to detail, tasty use of herb and spice and lovely foods presentation.”

- Catherine Paul, La Grande