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Bainbridge Island Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Bainbridge Island.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenn C.
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Emerald City Cakes and Chocolates catered my wedding last weekend and they did a fantastic job. All of the food and desserts were delicious and my guests were impressed with every dish! Paul and Stephanie are easy to work with and were very helpful in answering all of my catering questions. They are amazing at what they do!

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy W.
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Thyme Well Spent Catering, Chantel Jackson Everyone kept raving about the food at my daughter's wedding. Thank you for helping make my daughter's dream wedding come true. You and your staff are simply amazing. We will be spreading the word about your catering business. Just loved everything.

Pacific Northwest Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy M.
Verified review

PNC provided a catered lunch for our students. The food was good and the kids loved having a change! Matt and Al were great to work with. I would recommend PNC!

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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What a wonderful experience with K&F Catering! Delicious food, fantastic presentation and super kind staff. Flexible, attentive and helpful throughout. Will definitely use again!

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Desi B.
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I needed a caterer just two weeks before a 4 hour Holiday party at my condo. Nola was able to meet my rather last minute catering needs. She provided lots of menu options per my specifications, and checked with me to confirm what all I needed for service items. Nola called me the am of my party to assure that I had everything else that I needed. Her assistant brought all the food, was on time, set up, was very attentive to my guests and cleaned up very well. The food was delicious, well presented and abundant. I am very pleased.

Chef Emme Catering Co.
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
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Emme was fantastic to work with... she created a menu for a private dinner, bought and cooked the incredibly fresh and high quality ingredients and cleaned the kitchen afterwards. The food was delicious! I highly recommend Emme!

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Dogfather Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gail G.
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Dogfather Catering provided a hot meal, made to order, with several choices, to feed a crowd of 125 hungry construction workers in a little over an hour. The gourmet hotdogs were a bit hit! Being a vegetarian, I don't normally enjoy these events, but Stephen, the Dogfather, provides a vegetarian sausage that was really tasty! Stephen arrived a couple of hours early to set up his "kitchen" and confer with me about our plan. His trailer takes up very little space, so it fit easily into the limited space in our trailer compound at our project site. Stephen is very friendly and aims to please. I hope to have him return for another event soon.

Catering By Tara Helm
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Becky P.
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Tara did a fantastic job. She was great with communication and so accommodating throughout the entire process. We only ordered heavy appetizers for 40 people and there was plenty of food. The amount of compliments I have received on the food is unreal. I would highly recommend Tara for catering. Thank you so much for everything!

Switchback Kitchen
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly V.
Verified review

Brett catered a small Christmas party in my home. The food was great, she was very easy to work with, and I'm thrilled to have found her. I highly recommend her!

Joy Max Catering
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa S.
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We recently used Joy Max Catering on 4/13 and the feedback from the staff was good. I really liked the willingness to work around the food allergies of some of our staff. The portions were just right and we had just a little leftover for those that wanted seconds. Would recommend to others and would use again in future quarterly luncheons.

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Design Perfect Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Design Perfect Catering was absolutely amazing! Our staff LOVED their food and they were very easy to work with. They rolled with every change we made and even with a few last minute additions they were on time, professional, kind and gave excellent service. I will definitely be working with them again!

Island Chef Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marten J.
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I've been fortunate enough, to have eaten at several events catered by Nichole's Island Chef Services, and have been really impressed by the quality of the food and attention to detail. Everything was healthy, wholesome and tasted delicious. Highly recommended!

Royal India Restaurant
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I used Royal India Kirkland for my catering needs to host my son's graduation party and they did a great job! Planning the menu was easy and they were responsive and flexible and able to accommodate some changes over the week. Food was good and they took good care of setting up, serving and cleaning up, which made it a lot easier for me!

Entropy Cooks
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elyjiah P.
Verified review

Shauna was amazing to work with - she provided an incredible meal for our wedding and also took on the burden of supplying rentals. Everything went on without a hitch, and was a great experience! Late into our engagement, my wife was diagnosed with cancer. We saw the wedding as an opportunity to have a break from everything life has been throwing at us, and with Shauna's help it was an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend reaching out to Entropy Cooks if you are looking for a caterer for your event. The food was incredible, the service was great, the price was more than reasonable, and the experience was everything we had hoped and more.

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Reba W.
Verified review

The best food, the best responsiveness, the most delightful catering crew I've ever worked with. We had the Caribbean food, Jerk Chicken & Tofu, red beans & rice, greens, and corn bread. Everything was vegan and Gluten free except the Chicken and corn bread! People were beyond pleased!

314 Pie
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elaine L.
Verified review

We used 314 Pie for catering our wedding and we were very happy we chose them. They responded very quickly by email and phone whenever we had a question, arrived in plenty of time, and were very professional and polite serving guests. Also, they were able to serve all of our 100+ guests very quickly. The pies were very delicious, we and all of our guests were very happy. Highly recommend!

Catered Perfection
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Lovely L.
Verified review

Amazing food and service

Bread and Basil Catering
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Autum H.
Verified review

Cassandra and her team were amazing! She was so personable and such an ease to work and communicate with. The day of the event (a wedding) she showed up early and even helped us set up the venue before heading off to prep food. We opted for an itialian buffet and every dish was tasty, flavorful and spot on! I did select a couple gluten free options and having someone who is herself gluten free I think was a great choice! Cassandra knows just what to do with gluten free paths and our guests didn't even notice the difference. We will absolutely refer Cassandra to anyone in need of a caterer.

  • 3 years in business
About

I find love and passion in my work. Every plate is made with love and comfort in mind, body and spirit

Mirepoix Catering

New To Thumbtack

    About

    My cooking is unquie but always starts witht the basics. I love cooking indian food, asian food, mexican food, Italian food, comfort food, smoking meats, making sauces,marinades and enjoying every part from start to finish. I love the challange of taking any crazy idea from your head to your pallet.

    Hennessey Girls Events

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Professional-quality parties are made affordable for all! Call for your complimentary custom party plan. Our decades of experience guarantees that your event will be a success, giving you the freedom to enjoy your party and make memories that everyone will remember. A variety of services are available. We have a staff to service your party with your food and beverages or the entire event is planned, and food and beverages are provided, served and cleaned up. Hennessey Girls are your party professionals and take the worry, hassle and work out of your hands. Your stress-free holidays are almost here. Contact me by email, and your customized special event will be tailored to you.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How do you find a good caterer?

      Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

      If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

      How much does wedding catering cost per person?

      Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

      Do you tip a wedding caterer?

      Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

      How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

      Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

      Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

      What should you look for in a caterer?

      A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

      • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
      • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
      • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
      • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
      • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
      • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

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      Need a Buffet Catering Service for a Summit

      Tacoma, WA

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Italian, BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan
      • Number of people
        100-150
      • Additional Service(s)
        Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
      • Details
        Community Gardens Summit- This event is free to the public so naturally we are trying to keep our costs low. This is a home grown group of community gardeners and active citizens, we are not looking for anything fancy and hope to keep costs below $10 per person. I am a corporate event planner in the area and would like to establish a good working relationship with a local catering company because my business is growing and I have a number of clients in the area who require food service. Definitely potential to become a repeat/frequent customer.

      Need an Affordable Wedding Caterer on August 16, 2014

      Auburn, WA

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        I'm not sure yet
      • Number of people
        100-150
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers
      • Details
        Wedding, affordable.
      • $10
        Average price

      Need a Caterer for Buffet Catered Event

      Everett, WA

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        Formal American
      • Number of people
        25-50
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers
      • Details
        Allergies to salmon and shrimp
      • $35
        Average price
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