Jen Milton, Head Chef & Founder
It started with cinnamon rolls. At the tender age of just four years old, I was privileged to learn the secret behind my family’s decadent cinnamon rolls from my mom, aunt, and grandmother the evening before Thanksgiving. The sweet swirl of cinnamon between the light and fluffy pastry dough captured my attention and held me in rapture. The camaraderie, laughter, love, and decadent food that permeated the warm kitchen in our home that single night so many years ago continues to guide me today.
Salty Gal Catering & Our Portland Community
It became clear that I’d reached the end of my growth potential working for someone else’s dream in my thirties. It was time to flip the script. I wanted to do what I love and love what I do for the people and community that matter most to me. And so I started building a Portland area event catering company that did business the way that it ought to be done, Salty Gal Catering.
I’m proud to say that we create beautiful and delicious West Coast Comfort Food with peak seasonal ingredients that leave people craving more with every bite. There’s nothing that gives me more joy than creating mouthwatering menus and bringing the same camaraderie, joy, and exceptional food that imbued my childhood to people in the Portland community.
It never fails to make me smile.
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Foxy Brown, Salty Gal Catering
Sous Chef Extraordinaire
Found on the streets and taken to a local pound near my old kitchen in Berkeley, CA, Foxy’s life had a rough start. And that’s where we met. She was filthy, her nails were overgrown and her coat was matted with dirt. It broke my heart. But that little tank of a dog… Man, those eyes, her little legs, and that pit bull body meant for play got me.
In two weeks, I was able to make it official, adopt her, and take Foxy to her forever home.
A perfectionist, just like me, Foxy refuses to retrieve missed tennis balls tossed her way. Those were mistakes, and she never looks back, instead returning for a fresh tennis ball and a new opportunity to catch it in flight.
These days, when not consulting on menu development, Foxy Brown seeks out the very best sun-filled corners of our home for an afternoon snooze to recharge her batteries for the next challenge that presents itself. Her very favorite thing to do is provide consultation services for any and all events dog related.