Hello! We’re Wil and Kris Hansen, the couple behind White Pepper. We think of White Pepper as an extension of our own life around the table. 

Whether we’re sitting down to a meal crafted from fresh-picked garden produce, assembling friends around the backyard fire pit, or clattering around a steam-filled kitchen with canning jars and pickling spices, eating well and sharing food is central to our relationship. We want to share our love of food and memorable gatherings with you.

White Pepper is not only a marriage between a chef (Wil’s second love is his cast iron skillet) and a visual artist (Kris has credentials as an interior designer); it’s a marriage between good food and great presentation. It’s a marriage between fresh, local ingredients and creative vision.

Our goal is to create menus suited to your tastes, vision, and budget for your event. From menu planning to presentation, we work with you at every step to make your              event come to life.

Do you picture your guests in a beautiful rustic setting, toasting with fresh-poured Mason jar cocktails? We can do that. How about sitting down to an elegant white-plated dinner in a candlelit space? We can do that, too.

White Pepper caters to all of life’s gatherings, from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays and business events. We cater to your tastes, your style, and your budget. 

Find us online & in print!

banner photo credit: Sweetlife Photography

Our Partners

Our city is an amazing melting pot of people, sights and businesses. And with that, an incredible variety of needs. At White Pepper, we feel very strongly about being generous with what has been given to us and making lasting connections with those in our local community. Join us as we partner with and support these organizations. #givewell


Embrace Oregon

Standing in the gap for vulnerable children in partnership with the Dept of Human Services.


Rahab's Sisters

Radical Hospitality to vulnerable and exploited women.


Local Purveyors

Bee Local Honey - Jacobsen Salt - Vibrant Valley Farm - Smith Teamaker - Extracto Coffee

Dancing Roots Farm - Grand Central Bakery - Groundwork Organics - Gathering Together Farm


Corporate Clients

Nike - Anthropologie - Swift Collective - Crate & Barrel - Goodyear Tire - Oregon Historical Society

Room & Board - Portland Trail Blazers - Graybox - Interface Engineering - Multnomah University - Josten's

Hillsboro Aviation - Mahlum Architects - Urban Development + Partners  - KOIN Center - Circle with Disney


Open Positions


We are always seeking strong individuals to be an asset to our team. Whether you are a killer prep cook or genuinely sincere server, we'd love to hear from you.

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