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Mountlake Terrace Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenn C.
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Emerald City Cakes and Chocolates catered my wedding last weekend and they did a fantastic job. All of the food and desserts were delicious and my guests were impressed with every dish! Paul and Stephanie are easy to work with and were very helpful in answering all of my catering questions. They are amazing at what they do!

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Solaire S.
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My guests loved the seafood crab boil and gumbo! They wouldn’t stop raving about it. We really enjoyed our experience with Thyme Well Spent Catering!

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Manny P.
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Attended a family reunion in Renton, Wa a few days ago. A last minute decision was made and we had to hire a catering service to accommodate about 50 ppl with in a day! A close friend of mine recommended K&F Catering which she hired for her wedding. So, I decided to give them a shot and I'm so glad I did! Not only was the food delicious, but they made sure to have everything set up in a super clean and timely manner! Definitely recommend these guys to anyone near Renton!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly G.
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Nola and her staff did such a fantastic job catering our wedding. From helping us plan to menu, providing a delicious tasting, answering questions about logistics and dietary restrictions, and providing stellar food and customer service to the day of the wedding, Nola and her team went above and beyond to make our day special. Our main entrée was fig balsamic glazed wild BBQ salmon with mango kiwi salsa. I wish I could make something this delicious myself, because it was amazing. Our salad consisted of organic mixed greens with julienned apple, shaved fennel, herbed crouton, and a really light but creamy bleu cheese dressing. They even made a separate salad with a different dressing for our dairy-free guests. The guest (and groom’s) favorite was our side: Beecher’s mac and cheese. So good! It was very stormy the day of our wedding, and a lot of things went wrong for us. Nola and her team went beyond the call of duty and helped out where they shouldn’t have needed to. They kept an incredibly positive attitude the entire time, conversed with guests, and helped reassure an incredibly stressed-out bride. The only complaint I heard from any guests was the portion-control at the buffet, but with a buffet we personally feel that was probably necessary. I had been concerned that people would take more than their fair share and leave guests at the end of the line with no food, and I’m sure that was the whole reason for starting out with smaller portions. I also heard that guests were invited to come back for seconds once everybody had been served, so I’m sure everyone got enough food. Overall, we were more than satisfied with Nola, her team, and the food. The food was everything we had hoped for, and the service was outstanding. We recommend them to anybody planning a wedding or other event.

Chef Emme Catering Co.
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn H.
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Emme cooked healthy, tasty meals for our family and was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her and hope to work with her again soon.

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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.
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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 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
Verified review

I was in dire need of a last minute caterer. Tara Helm not only came through for me, but she worked with me to exceed the expectations of our event. Food beyond excellent! Professionalism- an hour early; additional tables plates etc. All in all... I would recommend Catering by Tara every day of the week.

Switchback Kitchen
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 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!

Joy Max Catering
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy N.
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We had a high school graduation party in our backyard with about 95 guests, open-house style. Joy Max Catering set up a beautiful taco bar buffet with freshly skillet-heated corn tortillas, shredded beef and chicken and all the toppings, plus a fruit and a green salad. We loved the menu presented on its own stand for guests to see, plus each food item had a little description card on a stand. The buffet table truly looked very special. The food prep, set up, monitoring, and clean up was great. We were able to enjoy the guests, and knew the food was managed expertly.

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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!

Island Chef Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marten J.
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I've been fortunate enough, to have eaten at several events catered by Nichole's Island Chef Services, and have been really impressed by the quality of the food and attention to detail. Everything was healthy, wholesome and tasted delicious. Highly recommended!

  • 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
Thumbtack Customer
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I used Royal India Kirkland for my catering needs to host my son's graduation party and they did a great job! Planning the menu was easy and they were responsive and flexible and able to accommodate some changes over the week. Food was good and they took good care of setting up, serving and cleaning up, which made it a lot easier for me!

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!

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
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DayoSense Catering brings such a wonderful professional but "family" feel to an event. Also, the food is awesome!

  • 1 year in business
John A.
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I regularly employed Chef Ramo for many years during her time in California. She's an extremely talented, professional and accommodating chef. Her meals are delicious, healthy and approachable. Her food has a no-nonsense elegance to it. I've also used her catering services and guests have been wildly impressed with her level of service and the entertainment aspect she brings to events. She interacts well with guests, providing them with entertaining food tidbits and charming them with her wicked sense of humor. Regardless of what service you engage, I highly recommend Chef Ramo. She's a joy.

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 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Shandi B.
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Amazing food and beautiful set up!

Bread and Basil Catering
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Autum H.
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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

I am a true foodie and love to cook. I started about 6 years ago, just cooking for friends and family events, and since then, have done everything from weddings to birthday parties. I have been cooking for over 20 years and absolutely love it. Let me cook for your next event.

Anglea's Catering

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We are available for wedding catering, birthday catering, catering services, restaurant, corporate functions, social events, golf outings, picnics, gourmet catering, and church functions. We are a restaurant and caterer in Tacoma that provides catering services for all occasions, like wedding, birthdays, corporate functions, social events, golf outings, picnics, gourmet catering, and church functions.

    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.

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    Need a Catering Services

    Gig Harbor, WA

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Head count
    • Details
      Linens, table service, bar tender and kitchen is all on-site and provided by venue
    • $412
      Average price

    Need a Caterer to Serve Chinese Cuisine

    Auburn, WA

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (chines)
    • Head count
    • Details
      kids bdayparty

    Need a Caterer on Sept. 22, 2013

    Federal Way, WA

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Head count
      100-125
    • Details
      The event is for our church volunteers, as a thank you for their service over the year. We will invite 450+ people, but guess that around 325 will be able to attend for the evening. We haven't nailed down a specific start time, but I'm guessing 6:00 pm, as that is the general dinner hour.
    • $17
      Average price
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