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Sammamish Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary L.
Verified review

Paul Stanley, his wonderful wife and partner Stephanie and their incredible staff hit it out of the ballpark for us last evening in catering my daughter's wedding reception! Their professionalism, warmth and attention to detail were above and beyond any other professional caterer I've ever worked with. From the initial contact to the clean-up at the end I was repeatedly reassured about their skills in preparing and serving the feast. And "feast" it was! Our 65 guests as well as the bride and groom couldn't stop raving about the food and service. And this was done by a crew that traveled 2 1/2 hours to get here! So go ahead, call 'em! You won't be disappointed!

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 81 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha N.
Verified review

I selected Thyme Well Spent Catering because my girlfriend used them for a graduation party in June and she highly recommended the company. I decided to give them a chance and use them for my cousin's September wedding. (I am a chef myself so I was in charge of the food for the wedding) Being a chef, I have to say that I was highly impressed with the cuisine that was brought in from Thyme Well Spent Catering. The anti-pasto platter and bruschetta for appetizer were displayed to perfection, the side dishes and entrées were the correct portion and seasoned to perfection. I was highly impressed with their style and presentation . I would definitely recommend Thyme Well Spent to anyone who needs any event catered.

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 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
Conny G.
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On March 28th we hosted a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Bridal Shower for my daughter with 25 attendees. We hired Nola's to handle the catering, provide support staff and assist with cleanup. Nola and her staff's involvement exceeded our expectations and the quality of service from beginning to end was incredible. The menu was perfect and very fitting for the "theme." Numerous guests complimented the gluten free and vegetarian dishes and were impressed with the beautiful layout and display. Nola's staff support (Kari Rae and Tarrahan) made each and every guest feel special, ensured that everyone had plenty of libations and food. They were so flexible that when the shower ran longer they were willing to adjust their schedules to stay the extra 2-hours for "clean-up" - everything was washed, dishes re-boxed and we absolutely had to do nothing but have fun with the bride to be. Guest comments included: "that was the most relaxed, enjoyable shower they had been to", "the food was delicious and beautiful presentation", the experience was over and above what they expected. Many guests wanted Nola's catering contact and were interested in hiring for upcoming events. Everything was timely, perfectly executed and nothing went wrong - we would HIGHLY recommend for any occasion (large or small) without equivocation!! Conny

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Island Girls Catering
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim W.
Verified review

Carol was so great to work with in catering our son's bar mitzvah. She was friendly and flexible. I changed part of the menu the day before our event and she rolled with it. I was very happy with her service the day of our event as well. She was attentive during serving hours, the food presentation was lovely and clean up was fast and efficient. She made our event so enjoyable and stress free. I will call on her again when our other 2 children have their bar/bat mitzvahs.

Chef Emme Catering Co.
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kendrick L.
Verified review

This catering team was easy to work with. Delicious food. I would recommend!

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Dogfather Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 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 25 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!!

Al Lago Ristorante
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi K.
Verified review

George did an outstanding job of catering our company Christmas Party at our home. We were able to relax and enjoy our 50+ guests and a dozen children! The food was incredible, there was a special kid-friendly dish that the children loved. Our server/hostess Shannon not only set up the buffet artfully, but toted a tray around our home making sure the guests had delicious food! George dropped in to make sure all was well too! Frank & I had a great time, and our guests thanked us repeatedly the following week! We all received "the special treatment"! Thank you George, Shannon & Al Lago!

Meals per Diem
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Mike did a great job catering a meal for my family (20 people). It was the first time both sides of the family were meeting, and we didn't want to have to stress about food. Mike brought everything by right on time with warming trays. Really made the evening go smoothly. The food was great! Mike had no trouble accommodating the gluten-free requirement. Be sure to ask about the flourless chocolate cake!!

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

Joy Max Catering
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette A.
Verified review

We needed a Corporate Luncheon and had to reschedule a caterer within two weeks of the date, when our original fell through. Joy Max Catering did a really great job working with us around our needs and keeping the budget to the lower level of our ask. She thought through logistics of how it would be served and how best to make it easier for people to carry their lunch once they selected their items. She was on time and very helpful getting everything ready. Overall very happy with the result!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paula M.
Verified review

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!

Entropy Cooks
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Stanislava P.
Verified review

Everyone loved the food! It was really easily to arrange everything with Shauna, she responded to my post fast, she was easy to reach and she accommodated all my requests. Thank you so much!

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doug K.
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Gwen, you are an amazing caterer! Thank you! Yellow Bird Catering catered a buffet for my wedding reception and everything worked out perfectly. I was having a difficult time finding a caterer that was reasonable and willing to work with me. I kept getting frustrated by caterers by their lack of flexibility to get the meal we were wanting. That all changed when I talked with Gwen. She was friendly, understanding and willing to work with me. Her prices were reasonable and as soon as I said "wedding" she didn't charge her demeanor like the other caterers did. My reception had 200 guests and almost everyone of them complemented the buffet. I don't know how else to explain how satisfied I was...great food, great customer service, and reception dinner that went off without a hitch. I am so thankful I found Yellow Bird Catering!

Bread and Basil Catering
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Will B.
Verified review

We used Cassanda and her staff for a birthday party this last weekend and everything was delicious. We went with Mexican food and it was tasty and seasoned and just yum. Her pricing is fair, she was on-time and very friendly to all of our guests and even stayed awhile to enjoy the party. I will for sure be using her again.

Boss Gurl Concepts
5.0
from 1 review
    Kristen M.
    Verified review

    Cierra Laub, Jarod Johnson, and Ash Candelario catered our wedding in August 2014. We had about 150 people to feed. The variety of dishes they prepared was wonderful. We had vegans, vegetarians, and others with no food specifications and there was something for everyone. My husband, our guests, and I were impressed with the quality of the food and service provided. Everything was refilled in a timely manner so no one was ever waiting to eat what they liked. The price to quality ratio for the food was very affordable. We had a budget and they did an amazing job to work within and even under that. We would have them cater again without hesitation.

    Catering by Michael

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Catering by Michael offers a full line of services, from dinner for two to dinner for 100 guests. My services include weddings, family reunions, fund-raisers, grand opening and any type of get-togethers.

      About

      From corporate events to small retreats and gatherings, Joeseppi's catering team will work with your staff to prepare the perfect menu, accommodate your venue, and support the event with our extensive amenities options.

      About

      This is the way to fine dining. We offer a large selection of entrees, salads, one-bite appetizers, and fruit trays for your event. We pride ourselves in using the freshest ingredients and exquisite food presentation. We service weddings, buffet-style events, corporate meetings, birthdays, auctions, etc. We look forward to helping you make your event a special one.

      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.

      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.

      How much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

      Actual Requests

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      Need a Buffet Catering Service for a Mall Store Opening

      Burlington, WA

      • Type of catering needed
        Buffet - with servers
      • Cuisine type
        American - casual
      • Number of guests
        60-80
      • Additional Service(s)
        No additional service
      • Details
        open buffet for a store opening at the mall

      Need an Affordable Caterer for a Formal Event on May 17, 2013

      Arlington, WA

      • Type of catering needed
        Plated meal
      • Cuisine type
        American - formal
      • Number of guests
        60-80
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), No additional service
      • Details
        my AFJROTC is planning on doing their banquet for the year. we are trying for a formal enviroment so the food would have to be formal, and the style would as well. we need however a cheap deal due to low funds.

      Need a Catering Service for a Cocktail Party

      Renton, WA

      • Type of catering needed
        Cocktail party
      • Cuisine type
        Other (simple hot dogs, meatballs, celery and carrots - "70's" apps)
      • Number of guests
        25-40
      • Additional Service(s)
        Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
      • Details
        70's costume party -
      • $410.61
        Average price
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