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Ellensburg Caterers

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  • 18 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi and Mark B.
Verified review

"Thank you catering our wedding, the food was delicious & the cake looked and tasted great"

Debbie's Catering Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ann B.
Verified review

Debbie found me on Facebook. We became friends in 1974 while at college. After realizing that she had a catering service I was confident that she would be perfect to care for our family needs when I asked her to provide her service at our family funeral. She basically took control of finding a location and provided the set up meal and clean up for 75 family who had traveled from all over the US. Debbie handled to liquor license, purchasing of all drinks and prepared the most fabulous lunch we could have asked for. Not only was it fabulous to see Debbie for the first time in 38 years but she was professional and I would be proud to refer any future business her way.

Tammy's Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

We had her cater our anniversary dinner & I couldn't be more impressed she did a wonderful job & all were impressed

Staci's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deanna H.
Verified review

We had an amazing event! The food was fabulous and it was commented to me several times by my attendees, but the servers we wonderful to deal with. Kind, helpful and on point. I totally would use Staci for any event I would have in Yakima or surrounding area again. I would highly recommend her to friends and family. Thank you for making this first off-site event a huge success!!!!! Deanna Horton, Conference Chair, NORFMA

Design to Dine Catering
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ross K.
Verified review

These guys are awesome!!! Great food, Great service, Great people!

Cascade Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tera I.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of hiring Cascade Catering to provide our wedding reception dinner. Working with Ashleigh was wonderful, she was great with communication and made it an easy experience. Leading up to our wedding, they were great helping with logistics and offering tastings of their amazing menu options. They also provided additional items for rent such as our linens which made it so easy to have it all arrive together. She really listened to our ideas for our reception and worked with me to create decorations for the buffet that went with our décor. Their staff was attentive and professional and the food was replenished quickly, even with the additional unplanned guests. Ashleigh even packed adorable to-go boxes of left-overs, for us to take with us. She truly went above and beyond. Our only complaint was so many delicious options, it was hard to pick! I would use Cascade Catering again in a heartbeat for any function!

Smokey's Bar-B-Que
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim W.
Verified review

We hosted a corporate offsite for 20 people from around the world – Paris, Singapore, Toronto, London and various parts of the US and wanted to give them a true American BBQ experience. James did a fabulous job of catering a BBQ at our cabin. The dinner was the highlight of the offsite. The food was outstanding and folks raved about it for days after. Especially popular was the variety of meats and the quality preparation. James and his crew’s attention to detail and service was outstanding. Highly recommend Smokey’s Bar-B-Que to cater any of your events.

About

My services include teaching cooking skills and catering private parties. I specialize in wine dinners, fine dining and menu concept. I am skilled in special dietary needs.

  • 7 years in business
About

I offer a full service restaurant with perks! You can eat a little food, drink a little wine, beer, or martini. You can also listen to a little music, talk business, or not. You can ask about our gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options. If you wonder if we have catered affairs? The answer is yes!

  • 23 years in business
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I rent a professional photo booth with a knowledgeable photographer. I am also a wedding planner. I have 20 years of experience in wedding planning and catering. I've owned my own business for four years.

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Our specialty is preparing and serving quality food at festivals, special gatherings and corporate events. Our unique menu includes marinated steaks, surf and turf skewers, roasted elephant garlic, garlic parmesan cheese fries, wild caught cod fillets served with hand-cut fries and a fresh and tasty steak sandwich, to name a few. We have a 25-foot L&I approved mobile commercial kitchen that we will bring to your event. Please note that we require 50-amp/220-volt power supply. We are available to for travel in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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We have been cooking for weddings for the last 10 years. We have two venues to choose from, both with incredible views.

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We take pride in preparing seasonal flavors fresh from our valley. Whether it's breakfast, brunch, luncheon or dinner receptions, grand or intimate, for business or for pleasure, D'Lish will provide a distinctive flair to your event.

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We have the most beautiful B&B in the region. In addition we have a full service catering company which can do parties on site or off site for as small or large a group you may have. We also teach cooking classes that are diverse and fun to attend.

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We are doing catering to the greater Yakima area. We have been specializing in weddings, special events, business meetings and more since 1989. We have over 25 years of experience!

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We serve espresso for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We cater out any type of food, whether American, Western, Southern or Italian food, etc.

  • 8 years in business
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We will Only Prepare and Serve ONLY the Highest Degree of Quality Food Products and nothing Less to Your Guests!

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We provide music, event planning, catering, photography and much, much more. We travel all over the Northwest Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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I provide full-service catering and personal chef as well as event planning, custom services and professional consultation.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We are closely involved with our customers to create memorial events that set their personal event apart from the rest. Food and service is important to us and taking pride in what we do shows in our food and flavors.

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Full service catering get company and event services. From simple to elaborate. Focus is on the specific needs of you our client. From small gatherings to large groups. We strive to exceed your expectations.

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.

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 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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Ellensburg

Need a Catering Service

Quincy, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, BBQ, Other (not sure depends on price)
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Details
    needs to be served outside at a construction site

Need a Caterer For a Cocktail Party

Seattle, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    This is a reception for my wedding and very light!
  • $20
    Average price

Need Catering Service on June 15, 2013

Redmond, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Other (only Hor d'oeuvers)
  • $512.5
    Average price
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