Pura Vida provides top shelf catering for busy professionals who want the very best for their clients and staff.


Our food is scratch-made with the freshest and finest ingredients. Our recipes encompass locally sourced and sustainable products whenever possible.

Thank You!

Pura Vida is not just a catering company, we are a family and part of the fabric of Southern Oregon. We’ve been feeding folks in Southern Oregon for over 20 years.

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Come eat with us! You won’t be disappointed. Book your deliciously decadent event today.

Contact Info

  • Pura Vida Catering
  • Susan Caperna – Chef / Owner
  • Kitchen Location – Grants Pass, OR
  • 541-727-1511

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Lunch & Dinner


  • Coconut Chicken – Boneless, skinless chicken marinated in coconut milk & dredged in flaked coconut, fried in coconut oil. Served with sweet & spicy chile sauce.
  • Black Sesame Chicken – Buttermilk marinated chicken tossed with panko bread crumbs & black sesame seeds. Crispy fried & served with Asian hoisin sauce.
  • Fresh Guacamole, Salsa & Chips – Housemade tortilla chips served with fresh guacamole & chunky, tomato, jalapeno & cilantro salsa.
  • Steak Rumaki – Bacon wrapped New York steak bites with green onion & water-chestnuts in a vanilla bourbon sauce.
  • Hummus & Flat Bread – Delicious, creamy hummus served with grilled flat bread.
  • Raw Vegetable Spring Rolls – Sticky rice & Asian vegetables served with peanut sauce.
  • Vegetable Cups – Raw vegetables, twig cut & tucked into a cup with ranch dressing.
  • Cheese & Bread Tray – Variety of gourmet cheeses served along side a delicious assortment of breads.

Comfort Food

  • Pot Pie – Flaky crust stuffed with roasted chicken & organic vegetables in a rich, creamy gravy. Served with organic field greens salad & roasted asparagus.
  • Bacon Mac & Cheese – Hearty macaroni & cheese with broccoli & bacon. Served with organic field greens salad & focaccia bread.
  • Norwegian meatballs – Beef meatballs braised in rich, brown gravy served over egg noodles. Served with organic field greens salad & charred brussel sprouts.
  • Stroganoff  – Tender beef pan seared with mushrooms & onion, served over egg noodles with mushroom sauce. Served with organic field greens salad & roasted broccoli.
  • Spicy beef & peppers – Tender beef pan seared with onions & peppers in a cayenne sauce. Served with cilantro com and garden salad.

Classic Cuisine

  • Lemon-Garlic Salmon – Salmon fillet marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, garlic & fresh herbs. Served with Italian rice pilaf & organic field greens salad.
  • Pot roast – Slow roasted beef in mushroom & onion gravy until fork tender. Served with mashed potatoes & charred broccoli.
  • Tri Tip – Dry brined in our house-made spice mixture and grilled to tender perfection. Served with roasted garlic potatoes & charred asparagus.
  • 40 Clove Garlic Chicken – Seared chicken cutlet simmered in garlic wine sauce. Served with sauteed mixed vegetables & focaccia bread.

From the Grill

  • Cowboy Steak – 6 ounce New York cut dry brined in pulverized garlic, sugars & cayenne. Served with sauteed mixed vegetables & roasted potatoes.
  • Beef Kebabs – Skewers of beef tenderloin & vegetables basted in garlic butter. Served with chilled pasta salad & roasted asparagus.
  • Chicken Kebabs – Skewers of chicken breast & vegetables basted in cilantro-lime sauce. Served with wild rice & pear salad.
  • Cilantro Chicken – Chicken cutlets marinated in cilantro lemon sauce. Served with Mexican rice & beans.
  • Teriyaki Chicken or Beef – Basted in an Asian marinade sauce. Served with cilantro yakisoba noodles & mandarin salad.
  • Ancbo-Tequila Chicken – Boneless, skinless chicken dry brined in Mexican spices, grilled & basted in a butter, tequila & agave sauce. Served with cilantro com & Mexican rice.

Middle Eastern

  • Falafel – Traditional made with chickpeas, parsley & garlic and yogurt tzatziki sauce. Served with couscous & Greek salad.
  • Greek Meatballs – Beef meatballs stuffed with feta & parsley in a spicy tomato & kalamata gravy. Served with couscous & grilled flat bread.
  • Greek Chicken Kebabs – Skewers of chicken marinated in lemon yogurt sauce. Served with lemon rice & sauteed vegetables.


  • Lemon Piccata Chicken – Pan seared chicken filet in lemon, garlic & capers. Served with garlic pasta & antipasta salad.
  • Tuscan Chicken Cakes – Roasted chicken, red peppers, red onion & Italian herbs pan fried in olive oil. Served with organic greens salad & focaccia bread.
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs – Al dente pasta, housemade crushed tomato marinara & beef & Italian sausage meatballs. Served with antipasta salad & garlic bread.
  • Rosemary Chicken – Chicken cutlet dredged in bread cnunbs, parmesan & fresh rosemary, pan seared in olive oil. Served with garlic mashed potatoes & charred asparagus.
  • Baked Ziti – Tender pasta, Italian cheeses, housemade crushed tomato marinara & Italian sausage casserole. Served with green salad & focaccia bread.
  • Eggplant or Chicken Parmesan – Cutlets coated in Italian herbs & bread crumbs, pan seared in olive oil until tender/crispy. Served with Antipasta salad & focaccia bread.


  • Katsu – Chicken or pork dredged in panko bread crumbs and crisp fried, drizzled in katsu (asian style bbq) sauce. Served with jasmine rice & mandarin salad.
  • Japanese Meatballs – Beef meatballs braised in a tangy Japanese sauce. Served with brown rice & Mandarin salad.
  • Honey Cashew Chicken – Stir fried chicken tossed in a honey glaze with cashews & green onion. Served with Jasmine rice & mandarin salad.
  • Mu Shu Pork – Hoisin & Soy marinated pork, stir fried with peppers & green onion. Served with brown rice & pan seared pot stickers.
  • Sesame Chicken – Buttermilk brined chicken, coated with sesame seeds & crisp fried. Served with mandarin salad & fire cracker spring rolls.
  • Japanese Steak Rolls – Pounded flank steak, wrapped around asparagus, char broiled & basted in teriyaki glaze. Served with cilantro yakisoba noodles & charred sesame vegetables.

Cantina Cuisine

  • Fajitas – Beef or chicken brined in a chile/beer sauce & grilled with vegetables. Served with crispy quesadilla & refried beans.
  • Carne or Pollo Asada – Marinated in peppers, onions, citrus & spices and char grilled. Served with refried beans & Spanish rice.
  • Enchiladas – Choice of: Beef enchiladas in red sauce or cheese enchiladas in red sauce; or Green Chile Chicken enchiladas; or White Sauce Chicken enchiladas. Served with green salad & sauteed vegetables.


  • Southern Chicken Salad – Roasted, shredded chicken tossed with pecans & water chestnuts on a flaky croissant. Served with chilled pasta salad & fresh fruit.
  • Grilled Mozzarella Sandwiches – Rustic sourdough bread, coated in Italian bread crumbs & pan sear in olive oil until crispy. Served with chilled pasta salad & fresh fruit.
  • Pot Roast Sandwich – Braised pot roast in mushroom gravy shredded & served on a ciabatta roll. Served with chilled pasta salad & fresh fruit.
  • Tri Tip Sandwich – House specialty, grilled tri tip, thin sliced & piled on ciabatta bread with sri racha aoli, anaheim chile & red onion. Served with strawberry & organic greens salad and roasted sweet potato spears.
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich – Crispy chicken breast basted in buffalo hot sauce on a ciabatta roll. Served with fresh fruit & chilled pasta salad.

Soups (served with Home made focaccia bread)

  • Roasted & Crushed Tomato soup
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup – Mexican spiced broth with peppers, chicken & organic com.
  • Italian Beef Stew – braised beef & vegetables.
  • Albondigas (Mexican meatball soup) – Meatballs made with chorizo sauasage & ground beef in a spicy beef broth.

Available Sides for Substitution

  • roasted potatoes
  • couscous
  • mashed potatoes
  • sauteed vegetables
  • garlic mashed potatoes
  • lemon rice
  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • garlic bread
  • charred brussels sprouts
  • focaccia bread
  • cilantro com
  • refried beans
  • roasted broccoli
  • black beans
  • asian cilantro salad
  • mexican rice
  • chilled pasta salad
  • lemon-herb asparagus
  • fresh fruit
  • charred asparagus
  • pot stickers
  • fire cracker spring rolls
  • salads (antipasta, organic green, mandarin, greek, pear, strawberry)

Breakfast & Brunch

Fresh in the morning

  • Bacon & Egg Pot Pie  –  Scratch made flaky crust stuffed with roasted potatoes, cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, bacon, baby spinach, roasted red peppers & fresh rosemary. Served with fresh fruit & choice of sweet, delicious pastry.
  • Roasted Broccoli & Asparagus Quiche  –  Tender, flaky crust filled with egg, cheese, roasted broccoli & asparagus. Served with fresh fruit & choice of sweet, delicious pastry.
  • Breakfast sandwich  –  Fried egg & potato, cheddar cheese and thick cut bacon served on either a jumbo seeded bun or flaky croissant. Served with fresh fruit & choice of sweet, delicious pastry.
  • Cborizo burrito  –  Scrambled eggs, chorizo, cheese and fried potatoes. Served with fresh fruit & choice of sweet, delicious pastry.

Decadent Desserts

Our Famous Cupcakes

  • Red Velvet with cream cheese icing.
  • Blue Velvet (blueberry) with vanilla pastry cream icing.
  • Triple Chocolate with buttercream icing.
  • Mandarin Pineapple with pistachio whipped cream & coconut icing.
  • Cookies & Cream with whipped icing.
  • Birthday Sprinkle with buttercream icing.


  • New York
  • Chocolate


  • Chocolate Chip
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toffee
  • Sugar
  • Monster Cookie (oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chip, m&m)