Entertaining IS OUR BUSINESS

We're a team of creative and engaged individuals with formal training, raw talent, and a passion for hospitality. We operate on honesty. Integrity. A dedication to craft. The desire to have fun. A lot of places may say it, but at Forks and Corks Catering it's true. We're family.

forks corks catering staff team buffet jodi herrling
forks corks catering staff team bar bruce berg
forks corks kitchen staff chef jodi herrling

meet the magic makers


director of possibilities

+ proprietor


executive chef


event manager


pastry chef



At Forks and Corks Catering, our hiring standards are high and it shows in the quality and care of our people. What do we look for in a great candidate? A huge, genuine smile. Creative, engaged personalities. Dedicated work ethic. Integrity and a sense of honor. A desire to learn. The ability to have fun!


We are always accepting job applications for servers, bartenders, prep chefs, and dishwashers.

Got what it takes? Bring your resume and a filled out application to our Corvallis office and kitchen.

We look forward to meeting you!



In 1990, Kate Lynch put an ad in the local Bedford, PA paper proclaiming that she'd opened a catering company. The ad promised parties of effortless magnificence with food that would awe and delight! She was called naive by some, told it was impossible by others. She was twenty, fearless, and armed with an entire childhood's worth of dreams. So when the first official caller asked, "You've done this before, right?" Kate crossed her fingers, answered with trademark integrity, then earned her first decade-long client.

In the years to follow, Kate's small, home-based business grew to a large commercial kitchen catering to four counties. Additional opportunities knocked. She earned a hospitality degree from Penn State University and worked all over the country and also Europe. Settling finally in Corvallis, Oregon - what Kate and her husband, Howard, call "the home of their hearts" - she delights in sharing an abundance of great food, artistry & true enthusiasm for hospitality as founder of Forks and Corks Catering.