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Issaquah Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Colleen N.
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We had a 9 person holiday dinner party and Paul and Stephanie were our wonderful chef and assistant/server. Paul was responsive from my initial Thumbtack inquiry. The food was creative and exceptionally tasting! Highly recommend them and I am looking forward to talking to them about the possibility of catering my son's rehearsal dinner next year.

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KT's Hospitality
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chalice S.
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Absolutely excellent all around, wonderful team work! Fun, pleasant and very much a people person, worked well with the catering team.

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry B.
Verified review

My wedding isn't until July but I wanted to give my first review now. Chantel has been amazing to work with. She's very quick in her responses and extremely accommodating. We worked together to come up with a great solution for my catering needs at a great price. She even drove to my house for the tasting, again very accommodating. The food was excellent and we were able to tweak a few things for the final menu. I have zero concerns about Chantel and her team coming through in a big way making a delicious dinner for our wedding guests!

Pacific Northwest Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Heather K.
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Al and Pacific Northwest Catering did an outstanding job! They were very professional and easy to work with and they really know their stuff. Additionally, the food was outstanding and the servers they had on staff we very friendly and helpful too! We highly recommend this Caterer!

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 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
Conny G.
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On March 28th we hosted a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Bridal Shower for my daughter with 25 attendees. We hired Nola's to handle the catering, provide support staff and assist with cleanup. Nola and her staff's involvement exceeded our expectations and the quality of service from beginning to end was incredible. The menu was perfect and very fitting for the "theme." Numerous guests complimented the gluten free and vegetarian dishes and were impressed with the beautiful layout and display. Nola's staff support (Kari Rae and Tarrahan) made each and every guest feel special, ensured that everyone had plenty of libations and food. They were so flexible that when the shower ran longer they were willing to adjust their schedules to stay the extra 2-hours for "clean-up" - everything was washed, dishes re-boxed and we absolutely had to do nothing but have fun with the bride to be. Guest comments included: "that was the most relaxed, enjoyable shower they had been to", "the food was delicious and beautiful presentation", the experience was over and above what they expected. Many guests wanted Nola's catering contact and were interested in hiring for upcoming events. Everything was timely, perfectly executed and nothing went wrong - we would HIGHLY recommend for any occasion (large or small) without equivocation!! Conny

Chef Emme
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kendrick L.
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This catering team was easy to work with. Delicious food. I would recommend!

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Dogfather Catering
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Breanna L.
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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!

Catering By Tara Helm
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Babette B.
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Tara Helm catering was responsive, professional, and provided a great value for our budget. The food was amazing, and her attention to detail was exceptional.

Switchback Kitchen
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly V.
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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!

Cooking Dolls
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

Olive and Cooking Dolls catered my office holiday party for 30 people. Olive was a pleasure to work with and the food was great. The presentation was beautiful and everyone loved it. I appreciated the hard work the Cooking Dolls team put into this project!

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
Christi W.
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Design Perfect Catering was professional and easy to work with. The food was excellent and the presentation was beyond what I expected. Plus a great value. I would certainly use them again and highly recommend them. Bravo!

Chefs Unlimited
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
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I have attended several events catered by Good Taste Unlimited. The business is careful to listen to the specific needs and requests of the host and is very accommodating. I found the food was excellent and the presentation lovely and appetizing. All events remained on track. The caterers checked in often to ensure all was going well throughout the duration of the events. These ladies are true professionals. The scholarship event which I attended far surpassed my expectations. They deliver a fun and creative menu. Their culinary artistry is masterful.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paula M.
Verified review

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!

Danasue Inc.
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nedra G.
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THANK YOU Dana Sue, Inc. for making my fund-raising, sit-down, Irish Experience dinner party (in my home) a dazzling event! From the well-selected table toppers to the delicate silver and place settings, to the exquisite cheese trays and beverage table, not to mention the efficient, witty and professional manner in which all were provided and dispatched, my guests were charmed and delighted. Your elegant touch to my event was absolutely perfect! The American Heart Association also thanks you!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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Above and beyond. Spectacular! The quality of the food and creativity in design were both exceptional. Our group is notoriously finicky and hard on caterers as we have worked with many over the years. Plantiful Delights met our standards and more. Pressed for time to manage, I gave Crystal a lot of leeway in her selections for the appetizer vignettes that I cannot refer to as trays because they were so much more! She prepared off site, delivered to set up fresh just before guest arrived, and picked-up after the party for my husband's 50th birthday celebration at our home. I did not lift a finger except to pass out her business cards to so many of our raving attendees! And, of course, to sample most of the delectable foods she brought for us. Kudos Crystal. Well done.

The Salted Fig
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin S.
Verified review

I have been a guest at several private dinner parties catered by Jen from the Salted Fig. These parties are by invitation only and promise a culinary journey you won't forget- and they deliver! Jen's menus are creative, cohesive, and absolutely delicious. The meals always feel so personal and nurturing, like she knew exactly what I wanted to eat, even though she is cooking for 20 of us. I would highly recommend The Salted Fig for any catering needs, especially if you are looking to serve up quality, excellence, and passion with every bite!

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica D.
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Chef Dayo is a God sent angel to earth and her food is heavenly!!

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!

SushiBoy!

New To Thumbtack

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We offer authentic Japanese and Korean catering and delivery. We have the taste of old Japan and Korea delivered fresh to you and your party!

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

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Need Caterer

Seattle, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Italian
  • Number of guests
    100-125
  • Details
    this is for a bar mitzvah with 100 kids and 150 adults
  • $20
    Average price

Need Catering Services

Poulsbo, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Cuisine type
    American - casual, Italian
  • Number of guests
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    Needing appetizers finger food , main dinner two types meat & three sides. Desert wanting a finger food small pieces four or five varietys

Need a Caterer on March 30, 2013

Yakima, WA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Other (Depends on services available and cost)
  • Details
    100th birthday party. Hot buffet luncheon
  • $14
    Average price
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