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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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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!

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!

Danasue Inc.
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nedra G.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy K.
Verified review

Chef Bert responded to my Thumbtack request with a thorough presentation of what his company has to offer, assuring me that they have worked our venue many times. I am the Mother of the Bride and was confident that Chef Bert was a good candidate to cater my daughters wedding. My daughter and her fiance met with Chef Bert and were impressed with his experience and personality. As part of the decision process, Chef Bert offers an amazing, dinner for 6 in your own home, to try the food of your choice, prior to the wedding. Bert and his assistant Ron, arrived an hour and a half before dinner, dressed in tuxedos and ready to cook. The table was stunning. From the appetizers to the salad to the main course, the food was absolutely one of the most delicious meals I've ever eaten. Not only is he a talented Chef, Bert is a kind and funny man. We are all looking forward to working with him and his staff (not to mention, eating his food again!)at my daughter's wedding in July. I will write an update after the wedding and let you know how it went.

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!

Cafe' Burlington
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 89 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry R.
Verified review

Chef Brad produced a fine meal (the crab salad and clam chowder were exceptional). The portions were enormous. Our only criticism was the pace of the four course dinner: it could have been slower and more leisurely. Then again, perhaps that much food just took longer to consume.

About

I provide In-home meals, Cooking classes, Catering, Shopping, family menu development and Kitchen design Consulting.

About

We provide pleasurable dining experiences by serving meals made from only the freshest ingredients and cooked by our chefs with many years in their profession. While offering high quality at very reasonable prices, it is our mission to make your visit to Jalapenos restaurants memorable. We also offer catering services, either delivered or in our separate catering/event room at our Barkley Village location for up to 50 persons or up to 500 persons anywhere in Whatcom County. We can make your next business luncheon or engagement party memorable with menus that are designed to meet your needs and budget. And, don't forget about our famous "big mama" margarita that's voted best in Bellingham by the Western Front newspaper.

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Simply Seasoned seasoned simply! How better to respect our food products from the Pacific Northwest. Whether your needs are for a special diet, weekday meals or weekend entertaining Simply Seasoned starts with the freshest ingredients. Your meals will be prepared according to your specifications, dietary needs, or whatever your fancy. Chef Edie Pierson started her business as a personal chef in 2000. Now as a full service catering and meal delivery business she delivers meals to individuals, couples and families along with catering weddings, corporate meetings, parties, open houses, meetings and get together. Even though her business as grown she still respects the food, making everything from scratch with love!

About

We are a full-service caterer. We are located in Whatcom County, near Bellingham in Washington state. We are able to cater in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We are able to work within almost any budget, and can perform any desired cuisine. We are tremendously user-friendly, and we care about what we do, from the food to our customer relations.

  • 26 years in business
About

Taste and personality.

About

Born in Bellingham, Northwest Eats Catering Co. brings creative, gourmet dining to your events and parties. Specializing in on-site preparation of fresh, local ingredients, they bring sophisticated snacks, hearty and healthy meals, and a dedication to Pacific Northwest hospitality and professionalism that is often lacking in the catering industry. Our chef partners will build a menu specifically for your event, lifestyle, and budget, and with over 40 years of industry relationships know how to maximize the bounty of farmers, bakers, and local craftsmen to create something truly special.

About

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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!

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Chandara House offers authentic Thai cuisine and is located in Lynden, WA. Dine in, takeout, and catering services are available.

  • 4 years in business
About

We come from a family that has always had a passion for food, i can seriously say we all stayed in the food industry because of our passion for it and our background, not only do we enjoy working with food we also get to work with wonderful people that need our help not only in choosing what items to add to their speacial event but also in meeting their needs wether it's budget, Allergy, or any other special needs.We are very focused on local, organic, and sustainable food we also play a big role in being Environmentally Freindly.

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.

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Need Catering Services

Seattle, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    American - casual, American - formal
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    This is a sweet 16 party. It is formal, masquerade ball themed. I'm not sure yet if I will do a sit down dinner, or a buffet. Honestly I'm trying to do this on a budget, so please give me a quote for whichever would be cheaper! Thanks so much!
  • $20
    Average price

Need a Caterer on 7th September 2013

Seattle, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Cuisine type
    Italian, Mexican/Latin, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • $496.63
    Average price

Need a Caterer for a Wedding

Shelton, WA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    In Shelton wa. wedding at 3 reception at 330, Outdoor BBQ catering job. Would like full service. For wedding!
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