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Trout River Catering

Trout River Catering helps you to create a unique and fun experience that is a dash eclectic, a splash elegant, and a dollop rustic.

Chef Ruth Hampton and her crew produce everything from delightful nibbles to hearty meals, using mostly locally grown and organic ingredients. Make the best of Decorah's local food resources the centerpiece of your reception.

Chef Ruth is also allergy-conscious, familiar with creating delectable delights to accommodate your sensitivities and needs.

Pricing determined by size of party and type of venue.

Sample Menus

Hors d' oeuvres

  • Spicy Almonds with Maple and Cumin
  • Mushroom Walnut Pate
  • Belgian Endive Cups with Pea Puree and Fresh Mint
  • Asian Cucumbers with Carrot Cardamom Puree and Orange Zest
  • Smoked Turkey Canape with Basil Pesto Butter and Sugar Plum Tomato

Buffet Dinner

  • Slow Roasted Local Bison with Lemon Zest, Currants and Toasted Cumin
  • Roasted Corn Polenta
  • Salad Greens with Edible Flowers and Apple Cider Syrup Vinaigrette
  • Farfalle Pasta Salad with Chevre, Fresh Basil and Tuaca Infused Calmyrna Figs
  • Chickpea Cauliflower Chermoula Salad


  • Triple Chocolate Chili Cake


Contact Ruth Hampton at Trout River Catering

P.O. Box 323, Decorah, IA[map »]


Click on the photos below for an idea of the ingredients that await you.