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Renton Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Renton.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mackenzie R.
Verified review

Paul, and his wife Stephanie were wonderful to work with. They are very knowledgeable, and have a lot of experience catering. The menu Paul created for our Holiday Party was delicious, and the biggest foodies in my group were raving about the food. They provided everything, so all I had to worry about was the event space and getting everyone to the event. It was a wonderful event due to the fantastic food and service provided by Paul and his company. Thank you.

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KT's Hospitality
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brenda P.
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This was for my granddaughters Sweet 16 Birthday Party. We had about 30 guests and we rented a hall. I needed someone to help setup the tables prepare the food and make sure food and drinks didn't run out. I had never thrown a large party like this before and didn't really know what to expect. Jessica came in and asked me some questions as to what I wanted and then took over. She was very professional and very quick. The food and drinks were prepared and displayed perfectly in a buffet style. She even assisted with the birthday cake letting the birthday girl cut the 1st piece and served to the other guests. She also cleaned everything and had the left over food packeged up. I am so glad I hired Jessica and so thankful to her for everything she did. The party wouldn't have been as great if it weren't for her and I certainly wouldn't have been able to relax and enjoy the festivities.

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Edna J.
Verified review

they were prompt and the service and food was great, I think Chantell also picked up some other functions. They were great which made me look good.

Pacific Northwest Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor P.
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They did an excellent job. Great food and service. Very professional and tasty. We had a BBQ lunch and they provided a nice variety to include items for vegetarians. It was a very good experience.

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellyn L.
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Great food and service!

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael S.
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We rented a facility for a private birthday party. The food and service were both outstanding! Everyone who served at the party was great and Nola was so helpful when I was working with her trying to plan the menu and updating numbers of guests. I would use them again!

Chef Emme
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
Verified review

Chef Emme and her team were amazing. We were blown away at the taste and quality of food we were served. We have office events quite frequently and have used many different vendors before and Chef Emme is one of our top favorites. We will definitely use them again and would highly recommend her food and services.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacy H.
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Working with Angela has been an enlightening experience, one that has allowed me to clarify my goals and learn how to work effectively toward them. When I started working with Angela in January 2015, I felt scattered. I was allowing others to dictate how my time was spent. I wanted to find time to lead a healthier life, and yet I felt that the mundane tasks associated with my job as a professor--committee meetings or grading--generated too many obligations. Five months later, my conversations with Angela have helped me to understand the importance of scheduling time for everyday activities that bring me joy. Angela has greatly contributed to a new balance between my personal and professional life. I have found Angela to be a caring professional who seeks solutions tailored to your lifestyle. I am learning to prioritize exercise, healthy food--and writing, the professional task that I most enjoy.

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BG Private Chef
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
ShyAnne Y.
Verified review

My husband asked Bobby if he'd do a short notice dinner for us on Valentine's Day and it was an exceptional experience. The food he prepared was far better than delicious. It also felt more like a friend had come to our home and cooked for us vs some stranger we had never met. Normally I would not fear critiquing. However, I can't think of anything to critique. Having him as our chef was a blessing and by far one of my new favorite memories. I'd recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thanks again Bobby, you will hear from us again! -ShyAnne & Cody.

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Dogfather Catering
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valaree S.
Verified review

Stephen was warm, friendly, and wonderful from the very beginning! The guests at our wedding could not get enough of the pizza, and are still talking about how delicious it was! He feels like a member of our family now and I would recommend his food and service to anyone! Can't wait to have the pizza again! Special thanks to Cecilia for helping! ; )

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

We were very happy with Catering by Tara Helm. It was a fantastic experience. The food was excellent, the service extremely friendly and professional, the cleanup impeccable, and the wedding reception went off without a hitch. Tara was very accommodating and flexible and helped make our day very special. The buffet line decorations she made fit our theme exactly. Tara was very easy to work with and had great ideas during the planning of this event. I won’t consider using anyone else for my future catering needs. Thank you so much!!

Chef Ken's Catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Chester M.
Verified review

Chef Ken's cooking is amazing! He provided an extraordinary Valentines meal for my wife and family. Service and food couldnt have been any better. Definately will use again!

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

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
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
Ethelda B.
Verified review

Excellent! The food was tasty, beautiful presentation, and most of all there was enough food for everyone, plus the bonus of leftovers.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nirmala S.
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We love Patty's food as well as her customer service! She works with us to come up with monthly meal plans that suit our dietary needs and desires and our busy schedule. It's amazing how much time she saves us, freeing us up to focus on work and leisure :) Patty is talented and versatile and has great professional integrity. She always provides a range of choices that cover different cooking styles, and she tracks our favorite dishes while each month suggesting something new that she is excited to make for us. She discusses every aspect of the pricing with us and makes sure that we love every dish that we order from her. Patty is also very well-organized, something that has impressed us since the beginning. She is a great communicator and is very flexible with our complicated schedule. We are lucky to have found her!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tim L.
Verified review

Crystal was a delight to work with. Her food was well prepared and most importantly, delicious! We received many compliments on the food. Would hire again! Highly recommend!

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 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!

Stella Maris Kitchen
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Eddie R.
Verified review

The food is outstanding, prompt, professional, and courteous service at our last event catered by Stella Maris Kitchen. We had over 50 guests and everyone shared positive comments about the variety and quality of the food. And you really get your money's worth. Eddie Rye Jr.

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

Renton, WA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Brunch, Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    retail store grand opening
  • $1762.33
    Average price

Need catering (drop-off)

Renton, WA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean, Indian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    The meeting starts at 12:00 noon so I would like the food delivered at 11:30am, lunch buffet style for 24 people
  • $270.98
    Average price

Need Event Catering (Buffet)

Renton, WA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Full meal, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: Yes
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (200)
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Other (None)
  • Details
    We need veggies, salad
  • $4007
    Average price
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