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Wedding and Event Catering
Paul and Stephanie were the caterers for our wedding reception this August. They did a really fabulous job putting together a menu that was perfect for a summer event. Their pricing was fair and affordable and they were receptive, friendly and conscientious. We'd recommend them highly!Sep 1, 2014Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
Paul and Stephanie of Emerald City Cakes and Chocolates (and their crew!) did an amazing job for our wedding reception in Seattle, WA on 4 October 2014! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer! Our reception was held in a very small venue (with no kitchen) and they went above and beyond to provide hot and delicious food to our guests! They arrived at around 2 PM to get set up and worked almost until 11 PM that evening. We hired them to do everything: food, drinks, the cake, and bartending (no uncorking fee either!). Paul, Stephanie, and crew are the nicest people who genuinely enjoy their jobs and it really shows in the service they provide and their attention to detail. Their prices are also extremely reasonable and they were willing to create a menu that fit with our needs (some-what dairy free) and theme (Oktoberfest-fusion). We currently live in Chicago, so everything had to be arranged via e-mail and both Paul and Stephanie made a great effort to make sure all of our questions were answered in a timely manner. Now, here it is. The food. The food! Our guests are still raving about the food! There was plenty of food provided and it was delicious. Some of the highlights: The bacon-beer-cheese sauce for the potatoes (or for some guests: the sauce for everything), the potatoes themselves, the tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches, the pretzel bites, the bratwurst, the squash ravioli - I would probably just list the whole menu if I could remember it all. We also chose the Tuxedo cake and it was phenomenal! As a bride, I didn't have to worry about anything. When it was time for the toasts, they had the champagne flutes ready to go. When it was time to cut the cake, it was ready and waiting for us. There was more food than our guests could even eat (a feat of its own!), and Paul offered to donate the leftovers for us. Paul, Stephanie, and crew provided genuinely outstanding service for our wedding reception and allowed us to simply relax and spend time with our families and friends. I wish we could be more regular customers, but at least now we have a go-to caterer for any more events we may have in the Seattle area! Highly recommended! Such a great find! Thanks again, Paul and Stephanie, for making our wedding day fun and memorable!Nov 6, 2014VerifiedChomp! Foods's reply
Tracie! Thank you so much for your kind words. We had never been given the opportunity to work at the KR Trigger building. While it was a logistical challenge, we are so happy that you were thrilled with our services. Congratulations, and best wishes! Cheers, Stephanie
I would highly recommend Paul & Stephanie! I found them through Thumbtack whole I was researching catering for my wedding and I was impressed with their responsiveness to my questions. They prepared an incredible tasting and were flexible with changes to the menu. As it got closer to the wedding, I hadn’t had a chance to taste the desserts and Paul & Stephanie delivered a sampling of those to try. And they were incredible! They arrived on time for the wedding and all the food tasted amazing! The appetizers for the cocktail hour were a huge hit! I cannot express how incredible the food was as well as the professionalism of their staff. I highly recommend hiring them for your next event!Aug 30, 2018Verified
Paul and Stephanie catered our wedding this summer and we were very pleased with their professionalism, the taste, quality, and presentation of their food, and their dedication in helping us realize our wedding vision. I was first contacted by them on Thumbtack in response to our request for a wedding caterer. We had already exhausted options from The Knot Vendor List and had been both overwhelmed with prices and underwhelmed with food taste and quality. Paul and Stephanie reached out to us quoting a plated meal including beef and fish for the same price as the cheap chicken buffets we'd been experiencing. They were kind enough to visit us in our home where Chef prepared generous samples of all the dishes we were considering. While we were eating, Stephanie took down details on the wedding and presentation. The food was phenomenal and hands down better than any other samples we'd been given. Chef even bustled about in my kitchen and found my Tupperware so he could package up the leftovers and leave them in the fridge for us. We decided to also take advantage of their pastry side and get our cupcakes for our dessert table from them. Stephanie hand delivered them to my work so I could sample them with the Fiancé. Chef did a great job at making me feel comfortable with everything he was preparing with his knowledge of gluten free cooking and baking and comprehension of cooking safety for individuals with Celiac. Nearly all our item we ordered were gluten free, and the ones that weren't, were kept separate. The months leading up to the wedding was simple and easy communication, I wish I could have said this for all my vendors. Payments expectations were made clear and could be easily made by credit card. Stephanie made time to have two additional consultations to discuss food plating, food table decorations, and cupcake topping design. I supplied her with a binder and the weekend before the wedding she had a phone consultation with me to review the details and it was evident she had already looked at all the contents extensively. The day of the wedding the catering team was on point. They jumped in and took over many of the duties our wedding coordinator was not attending to including setting up our appetizer and dessert tables and guest tables to my design plan. The food was excellent and all of our guests have said they couldn't stop stuffing themselves with delicious noms. The plating was lovely, the cupcake toppings were just as I'd envisioned, and the waitstaff and bartender were very attentive. Stephanie was present at the wedding and Chef Paul had prepared most of the food but was catering another event. I was so pleased with her and her staff and her attention to detail and hard work helping us create our day. They packed up all the leftovers for us and we were told they were the last vendors there still working hard at helping everyone clean up. If you are looking at catering a large event do yourself a favor and check out Paul and Stephanie. They are not only a great chef and planner duo, they are also incredibly kind and compassionate individuals. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't know Stephanie was also a wedding coordinator, I wish I would have hired her instead of the girl we did. Additionally, their prices are more than reasonable and worth every penny.Sep 18, 2017Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
We loved working with Paul and Stephanie! Can’t tell you how many people raved about our buffet style meal at our wedding this past September all thanks to the Staley’s and their team. Paul and Stephanie were attentive to the details of our palates in designing our meal as well as our DELICIOUS wedding cake! We had so much fun with them and appreciated their services and company every step of the way.May 27, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We work with every customer to meet their budget as best as we are able. We have no hidden fees or costs and all of our charges are explained thoroughly and laid out in line-item form on our estimates for every customer. Whether it be a $20.00 per person BBQ or a $100 per person formal, multi-course plated meal, every customer gets the best quality service and product available.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After the initial bid/email contact, we try to arrange a free phone consultation to go over the details of the event. After we take down as much information as we are able, we then put together an estimate and initial menu for the customer to review. We can then work with them to start fine tuning everything to make sure it is as perfect as it can be!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I actually went to college to be a History and Humanities teacher/professor. While in college, I found my love for cooking and left at half-way through my senior year to start teaching myself about cooking. I am a self-taught chef whose skill comes from years of hard work and passion for the craft.