We believe that gathering around food is a way of life.


Portland based and inspired by Pacific Northwest cuisine, White Pepper works with local farms to create custom menus featuring fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We are real people, making real food, creating real experiences.

we want you to eat well


Events with us are often divided by the level of service required. Click a photo for more information on each style of event.

Photo by Sweetlife Photography

Photo by Sweetlife Photography

What service style best fits your event?

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. 

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banner photo credit: Sweetlife Photography