“I cannot do justice to describing Ruthie’s catering talent!  She not only has a fantastic and delicious imagination for menus, she also has an amazing capacity to think of everything you would forget, and to plan for the non-edible important details of putting on a large meal: the logistics, timing, etc….

She also makes the planning process fun, and the most special ingredient she puts into the food and planning process is also the secret of life: love!”

~Jane Shuttleworth and Hank Miguel



“The food we were going to serve at our wedding was an important aspect of our celebration…when we first sat down with Ruth Hampton, we knew immediately that we had found the perfect person for the job.

Fortunately we had Ruth to guide us through the task, offering advice not only on which dishes would best complement one another, but also which vegetables were in season among local producers.

Ruth demonstrated this kind of creativity and attention to detail throughout the entire process of designing our reception.  Planning a Decorah wedding from Los Angeles wasn’t easy.   Ruth was wonderful at keeping us abreast of every situation, constantly seeking our input and offering her own…

When we hired Ruth we hired more than an incredible chef.  We hired someone to help us create the tone of our entire wedding weekend—from selection of the wine, to arranging the proper order of events, to decorating tables and ballroom.”

~Jolene Hjerleid and Peter Buchman