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  • 9 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iris C.
Verified review

We were super lucky in finding Stephanie and Paul. They catered our wedding in an extraordinary way and they took care of everything!. They guided us since the beginning until the end with every doubt we had. They help us to select the menu for our budget not sacrificing the essentials for us and having a big variety of flavors. Instead of restrictions like others catering companies, they gave us more options on the menu with really affordable prices. We worked with them in a pretty easy way. Stephanie answered every email and always gave to me a lot of options in every question. They worked super professionally. The service and food were superb!. We received a lot of compliments about the amazing taste of the dinner. Everyone were delighted with the crab cakes, the stuffed portobello and the hazelnut crusted salmon. We highly recommend them. They had the best menu options for the prices, great customer service. And they can offer the full service and saving you extra vendors and stress.

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy W.
Verified review

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.

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aonenji J.
Verified review

Its not an exaggeration to say that having good food at our wedding was at the top of our “wedding wants” list. We were having our dream wedding and finding food that would please us and our guests – all of whom are serious eaters – was an area of concern for us…right up until we had our tasting with Francisco ( K & F catering ) . After our menu tasting, we knew that if nothing else went well, the food would be fantastic! But in reality, we were wrong. The food – and the service and the servers – were so far beyond fantastic! We cannot find words to sufficiently describe just how delectable, delicious, scrumptious, amazing the food was for our cocktail hour and reception! And the entire staff was wonderful! We felt blessed to have each of them present for the entire time they were with us. We cannot thank Francisco enough and K & F Catering . He is very , very helpful , very open minded , so easy to work with👌, he knows what he is doing , our guest are still talking about the food and say that they had never had great food at the wedding like ours . Thank you for making our day very special . I wish if could add pictures of our wedding food .

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
Verified review

Nola's catering was an absolute joy to work with! Nola was great in helping us solidify what we wanted our wedding day to be and her crew was beyond awesome on our wedding day. It was an experience that filled us with all the joy and happiness that I was hoping for. Our guests loved the food as did we and again I can not say enough about how much we loved working with Tarrahan, Bernadette, Flo and Don! They made our day all the more lovely by being such a joy to work with. Definitely would recommend and will use them again!

Chef Emme Catering Co.
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Katie N.
Verified review

Chef Emme Catering Co. catered a beautiful office Thanksgiving lunch for us in Downtown Seattle. It was very quick and easy to book the services and finalize a menu and required services. They were on time and efficient setting up. Most importantly, the food was the best catered food we've all tasted! We will be using Chef Emme again for our catering needs and recommend their services to anyone wanting quality service and food.

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Dogfather Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Breanna L.
Verified review

Couldn't be more happier with my decision to go with Dogfather catering. Stephen went above and beyond to make sure our wedding went perfectly. He was more than happy to accommodate all our wants and needs and the whole process was stress free. Everyone loved his pizzas and the gourmet hot dog cart. Not to mention all his salads are delicious and a huge hit. Aside from his food, his staff is friendly and professional, they did all the could to make things run smoothly. I would highly recommend him to anyone and I still cannot thank him enough for all his hard work!

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
Jen K.
Verified review

“Our company hired Joy Max Catering to provide a traditional holiday meal for our 2013 Annual Employee Holiday Luncheon. There was more than enough delicious food to go around for the 100 employees in attendance, and everyone was very pleased with the quality of their meals. The delivery timing was spot on, and everything was still piping hot despite the 30-45 minute drive to our somewhat remote location. Joy’s prices were very reasonable, and she was more than agreeable to work with. Joy was always willing to adapt to our needs, and was also capable of providing for last minute additions to our head count, which was much appreciated. We would definitely choose Joy again for future company events. Thanks Joy!”

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Design Perfect Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Traci W.
Verified review

Sanja reached out to me within an hour of my request for caterers. She sent me a full proposal with menu items, cost break out, and everything I could possibly need. She worked with me for hours on end, revising the proposal 4 times to meet my needs. She was patient, kind, flexible, and so helpful! She has stayed in constant contact with me, answering every question within minutes. Although they were over my budget, because of their diverse menu, and especially her customer service, I recommended to my Market Manager that we spend the extra money. I'm so excited to entertain our clients next week and I know I won't be disappointed!

Island Chef Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Becky G.
Verified review

Nichole provides a great service at a fair price. Her food is delicious and she is very accommodating and easy to work with.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paula M.
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I went to a small dinner party catered by chef Patty of Fresh Every Thyme. It was wonderful - delicious and innovative dishes - nicely presented. Terrific evening!

Royal India Restaurant
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline D.
Verified review

Everything about our experience with Royal India Restaurant catering our event was excellent.

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

DayoSense Catering brings such a wonderful professional but "family" feel to an event. Also, the food is awesome!

edibleHUE
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Dona F.
    Verified review

    I've had the pleasure of being both a client of Edible Hue as well as dining at several events they have created dinners at. When I was a guest Edible Hue has catered to my personal dietary restrictions with the same artistic flair and deliciousness as was served on the regular menu. When I employed them they were responsive, cheerful and creative in organizing and executing a tasting menu that was specially paired with specific champagnes. I look forward to my next encounter with all of Edible Hue - Andy, Myrissa and Amara - as either a client or a guest.

    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.

    About

    From corporate events to small retreats and gatherings, Joeseppi's catering team will work with your staff to prepare the perfect menu, accommodate your venue, and support the event with our extensive amenities options.

    About

    Our shop specializes in artisan cheeses, charcuterie and a wide selection of wine that we have handpicked to match up with our cheeses and charcuterie. We have catered small events in our shop for book clubs, bridal showers, birthdays and college alumni groups, etc. Any event can be customized to meet someone's needs in our shop or at another location. We would like to make your next event fun and unique.

    • 12 years in business
    About

    My serive stands out necause I make cales that people enjoy as a family. I use quality ingredients and care about what I make. I also have reasonable prices and any I dont sell from an order I donate to a friemd as a desserts for the people in the community. Im told my cakes make you think of when you were younger and your grandmother baked cakes.

    About

    I bring that little something that's missing. Flavors through every bite till the end of your dish.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need Catering Service

    Puyallup, WA

    • Event type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American
    • Number of people
      150-200
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
    • $16.5
      Average price

    Need Catering and Chef Service

    Kirkland, WA

    • Event type
      Buffet dinner party
    • Cuisine type
      Other (Thanksgiving dinner)
    • Number of people
      10-25
    • Additional Service(s)
      Other ( clean up)
    • Details
      Thanksgiving day dinner and clean up about 16 people
    • $30
      Average price

    Need Catering Service for a Wedding

    Poulsbo, WA

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Other (Pacific Northwest)
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, No additional service
    • Details
      We are looking for a caterer for our daughter's wedding at Kitsap Memorial State Park. We would like fresh northwest style food (salmon, steak, salads, appetizers.) We would like to buy and serve the wine ourselves. We would like the food served family style for about a dozen tables.
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