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  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Paul and Stephanie are a lovely team that have been our go-to team in the Seattle area for amazing food and a lovely dining experience. We first met and hired them in 2012 for our wedding for 100 guests, and have since then used them on several occasions for private dining catering for my husband and myself. They are a very professional team that create some of the most unique and delicious dishes I've ever had. We worked closely with them to create a special gastro-pub style menu for our wedding, but have since given them free reign to develop their own menus as a surprise for us and we've never, ever been anything short of amazed at the quality and uniqueness of the meals they've prepared. What's even more amazing to me is that getting to work with such a friendly team that can produce such high quality meals can still be really affordable. For what they bring to the table (no pun intended ;) ), you'd be hard pressed to find a better team to work with.

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KT's Hospitality
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara B.
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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
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy W.
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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.

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen T.
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K.I.S.S. Family Catering
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Janet F.
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Finding myself feeding 200 people and the service I hired at the last minute cancelled, I phone K.I.S.S. Family Catering the night before and they furnished a B-B-Que that was talked about for weeks after. The food was top notch with professional service. I would recommend this Catering for fancy attire function to the back yard hoe down.

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

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie M.
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Hamid and his sous chef Rashid were an excellent team and made the extra effort to make our dinner a success. We'd recommend them to our friends.

  • 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.

Malarkeys Pool and Brew
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Kym S.
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    I hired Malarkeys to cater the alcohol for a 60th birthday party, great staff, organized. All around great experience-Kym

    DayoSense Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Veronica D.
    Verified review

    Chef Dayo is a God sent angel to earth and her food is heavenly!!

    Flying Tomato Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Michon L.
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    Amazing food, wonderful staff!

    About

    My services include personal chef, private parties, and catering services! I'm a wonderful cook, entertainer, teacher, and chef waiting to make your occasion really special.

    About

    I am a great chef. My specialty is Italian. I've worked on a cruise line for 10 years and in three restaurants -- two in California and one in Bellevue, WA.

    About

    Introducing the new Walla Walla Farms Catering and box lunches. Featuring the freshest, natural and sustainable chef-created food. From box lunches to full service dining, Walla Walla Farms Catering will make your next meeting or event one to remember. Call for more information or order on line and use discount code "thumbtack" to save 10% on your first order.

    About

    Food for your soul. This is the experience you get after being blessed by Bless IT catering. Bless IT has been around since 2005 and still has repeat clients and students. Chef Anthony Davis created this concept and he over achieved in his ability and dedication to ensuring that all the customers' requests were taken care of. Bless IT has a reputation for being on time and never running out of food.

    About

    Because I can cater to anyone and any kind of dish

    About

    We cater for wedding, office parties, Christmas parties, anniversaries, and all special occasions. We specialize in ethnic food, like Filipino food, Asian, and more.

    About

    My cooking is unquie but always starts witht the basics. I love cooking indian food, asian food, mexican food, Italian food, comfort food, smoking meats, making sauces,marinades and enjoying every part from start to finish. I love the challange of taking any crazy idea from your head to your pallet.

    • 10 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    The items we prepare are all Southern dishes that were handed down from one generation to the next and have been perfected by time.

    About

    I'm a bartender, waitress or caterer for hire. I live for and love to serve others! I'm an experienced bartender and waitress and great at arranging the food needs of my clients.

    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 Catering Service

    Seattle, WA

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Cuisine type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of guests
      25-40
    • Additional Service(s)
      Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
    • Details
      90th birthday Buffett dinner

    Need a Catering Services on June 2nd

    Lakewood, WA

    • Type of catering needed
      I'm not sure yet
    • Cuisine type
      Mexican/Latin
    • Number of guests
      60-80
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (non-alcoholic)

    Need a Caterer for a 60th Birthday Party

    Kirkland, WA

    • Type of catering needed
      Cocktail party
    • Cuisine type
      Italian
    • Number of guests
      60-80
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      i want to do heavy appetizers i am having wine themed 60th birthday party
    • $678.33
      Average price
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