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  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
Verified review

Paul and Stephanie were amazing from beginning to end. From our first tasting, where we were able to try a wide variety of foods, we were so excited to work with them. The day of our wedding, they were on time, looked professional, and quickly prepped and set up so that food would be available as quickly as possible for our guests. The food was AMAZING and we received many, many compliments from our friends and family. Thank you SO MUCH! We will be recommending you to everyone we know for catering needs.

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KT's Hospitality
4.8
from 84 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara B.
Verified review

As a Catering and Events manager, I've worked with Katie for several years . She's so responsible and alert, always seeing what needs doing, leads others well in a cheerful, positive manner, and most of all, knows how to please her guests. She is a very professional bartender, I know she could be an asset to any private event. Her professional ethics are beyond reproach.

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Gillian Willow W.
Verified review

Chantel and her team were lifesavers! Our previously scheduled caterer for our wedding had a family emergency and had to cancel, so we were thrilled when she connected us to Chantel just a few weeks before the big day. Chantel met with me, and completely "got it" when we discussed the kinda of food my fella and I were hoping for, the overall themes/style of the Big Day, and our budget. When Chantel and her team arrived at the wedding, they dove right in and created a delicious meal, and beautiful display. I can't say enough great things- the food was fantastic, and Chantel and her team were everything we could have hoped for. Strongly recommended!

Pacific Northwest Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy D.
Verified review

In a nutshell, Pacific Northwest Catering went way beyond expectations for my son's rehearsal dinner. I cast a wide net in searching for a caterer with less than 2 months to spare before the event and Matt's company was one of the first to respond. Leading up to dinner, Matt met me at the venue and helped with food selection, placement of tables in a small space, ordering of the correct number and items for the rental equipment (tables, chairs, linen, china, glasses, all of it!) I made changes well within 2 weeks of the dinner date that was accommodated with no questions. It was pouring the night of the dinner but Matt and his staff were right there helping dry off the tables and chairs that got wet when delivered. His staff were very professional, well dressed, prompt, courteous, and friendly. The food was amazing. Appetizers, salad, prime rib, salmon, potatoes, sauteed veggies, and creme brulee. I don't know how he pulled it all off as there was only a refrigerator in the 'kitchen' but friends and family are still commenting on the delicious dinner and the amazing job that he did! Clean up was so thorough that the event coordinator at the winery was amazed that she'd only have to sweep up after we left. Whether or not you know what you're doing, I highly recommend this company for your event. They're very efficient, very mindful of your budget, and very good at what they do!

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill P.
Verified review

Francisco was better than I could have possibly hoped for. I had a last minute need for a caterer for dinner for my husband's 50th birthday party, AND needed several accommodations for a variety of food allergies. Not only did Francisco respond to my request quickly and provide delectable allergen free Mexican dinner buffet for 16, he communicated with me to get clarity on the food issues and arrived early, with what we needed. The guests were impressed and I will definitely be using K&F Catering again! (Oh and the price was very reasonable and in line with market rates for his services!)

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Nick H.
Verified review

we enjoyed Nola's catering at a recent company event and Nola and her team were great to work with. Even with a tight budget and lack of adequate resources at the chosen location, she and her team exceeded expectations!

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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.
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!

Catering By Tara Helm
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl H.
Verified review

In addition to providing delicious food, Tara and her team were appropriately engaged in our event. I have several comments from employees, guests and vendors as to their extreme approval of our caterers. I'll definitely be looking to Tara for our next catering event!

Chef Sam
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa S.
Verified review

Chef Sami is passionate about providing quality food for her clients as well as showing care to the overall experience of the catering job. She is a lovely lady with high ethics in her work which goes beyond the food itself. Thank you Sami! Teresa

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
Snezhana Z.
Verified review

I have hired Joy Max Catering for my wedding catering for 130 people. Our wedding was on budget and we had only 4 months to plan it. Joy Max Catering has worked with us based on our budget and we were able to pick a menu we wanted. We were able to add and subtract thins we wanted or didn't choose to have. When I first tried my herb roasted chicken, I was wondering how come I could never make a chicken like that. It was tender, juicy and lots of flavor. The food had flavor and it was very homemade & thats what we were looking for. Everyone who I asked about my food, they said it was excellent! I am glad I have met the owner Joy, she is a great person to work with and talk about food. She is very professional, sweet and very very hard working. I would recommend Joy Max for an outstanding ability to work with people, base their menu, arrange payments and also cook a deliciously tasty food. Thank you Joy Max for your services.

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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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.
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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!

Twelve Baskets Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gayle S.
Verified review

Highest praise for the wonderful Twelve Baskets staff, excellent service and delicious food served at our daughter's and son-in-law's wedding reception at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo on June 30th. From our first tasting until the very end of wedding day, everything was absolutely spot on! So many of our guests commented to us that Twelve Baskets was unquestionably the best caterer they had ever experienced. Very special kudos to both Vita, who coordinated everything meticulously and efficiently during the planning phase, and Chris, the wonderful bartender who made sure that both the reception and the beverages flowed beautifully throughout the evening. Thanks so much to all of you for your part in creating such a wonderful reception! I highly recommend Twelve Baskets Catering!

  • 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.

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 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!

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!

Caviar Inc.

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We are a delivery service for the highest-rated restaurants in Seattle. We work with restaurants, like Wild Ginger, Japonessa, Red Cow, etc. and offer individual meal ordering and catering options.

    The Cheese Cellar

    New To Thumbtack

      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.

      • 26 years in business
      About

      The Famous Northwest Catering Company is a full-service, off-premise catering company that has served Seattle area residents and businesses for over 20 years. We specialize in a range of special events, including small cocktail receptions, large buffet dinners for corporate events, plated dinners for weddings and even small pickup orders and deliveries. We will work within your budget to ensure that all details, like custom menus, staffing and rentals, are taken care of!

      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 a Caterer for a Plated Dinner Party

      Seattle, WA

      • Event type
        Plated dinner party
      • Cuisine type
        Formal American, Vegetarian/Vegan
      • Number of people
        150-200
      • Additional Service(s)
        No additional service
      • Details
        For a local non-profit's annual silent auction
      • $3510
        Average price

      Need Catering Services for 90 to 100 People

      Everett, WA

      • Event type
        Food truck
      • Cuisine type
        BBQ
      • Number of people
        50-100
      • Additional Service(s)
        No additional service
      • Details
        luncheon for 90-100 people @ our facility in Everett, WA
      • $1332.35
        Average price

      Need Catering Service for a Wedding

      Seattle, WA

      • Event type
        I'm not sure yet
      • Cuisine type
        Mexican/Latin
      • Number of people
        25-50
      • Additional Service(s)
        Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
      • Details
        wedding event
      • $1250
        Average price
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