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Seattle Party Caterers

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Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shayna W.
Verified review

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!

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 81 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Kara V.
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Chantel and her team did an outstanding job of catering our event. The food was delicious (cooked to perfection and nice and hot with many choices), the service was great (the ladies were all warm and friendly) and the set-up and clean-up was flawless. I received many compliments from guests regarding the food. They will most certainly be my caterers of choice the next time the need arises and I would highly recommend them!

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara F.
Verified review

We had a party with 22 people in downtown Seattle. Francisco was very responsive to the type of food we wanted and our budget. He was there at the right time, set everything up so that it looked beautiful, and was very nice to work with. The food was delicious and we got lots of compliments from guests during and after the party. I highly recommend going with K&F.

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Ilesa M.
Verified review

We hosted a dinner party for 10 at our home. Nola and her assistant Flo prepared an amazing meal, from appetizers through dessert. Nola was so easy to work with through the planning stages and had great ideas for how to optimize our home and time with our guests. As if the delicious food weren't enough, she also made sure the kitchen and dining room were clean before she left, which was an added bonus to an otherwise exquisite evening. I would highly recommend her and will not hesitate to call her again when we entertain.

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

These ladies were great. They showed up on time, got things setup on time and were quite personable throughout. All the attendees of the party raved about the food and asked where I found the caterers. Several of them inquired for their contact information as well. Thank you for doing such a great job and for helping my event come off in stellar fashion !! Dallas Stewart

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

Emme created a beautiful and tasty 5 course meal for our Christmas dinner party of 26 people. It was fantastic! Everybody loved all the food. We will definitely have her back to cook again!!

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Dogfather Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue G.
Verified review

Stephen catered our party for my daughter's highschool graduation. He and his assistants were awesome! First of all the pizzas were absolutely delicious. Our guests couldn't stop complimenting on how good the food was. He made the party special. He was engaging with the guests, explaining the different kinds and fulfilling requests. He was so wonderful to work with and kept our spirits up when the weather for a planned backyard event turned stormy. He was the best!

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

In addition to providing delicious food, Tara and her team were appropriately engaged in our event. I have several comments from employees, guests and vendors as to their extreme approval of our caterers. I'll definitely be looking to Tara for our next catering event!

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

I've had the pleasure of working with Mike for two events. Both times, Mike delivered delicious meals that he crafted within my small budget. He was responsive, on time, and delivered to wherever I needed! And, I would be remiss if I didn't talk about the food! It was delicious. Everyone raved about it. For the small budget I had, I was blown away at what Mike was able to create. He is a culinary mastermind and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a caterer.

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
Shari L.
Verified review

holiday parties (3 events) -- food was very good, caterers were friendly and thorough, other than arriving a few minutes late to the events, we have no complaints--thanks Joy!! Merry Christmas!

American Amusement Company
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bradley P.
Verified review

Brian came out and made amazing ballon designs for all of the girls at the party. He was amazing with the kids and was able to make everything the kids could imagine.

  • 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!

Creative Project Support
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dave P.
Verified review

Charnell makes amazing food and brings the fun, great decorating and hospitality - everyone raved about the food and atmosphere at our Birthday Party and college-send off for our twins who are heading to school next week. I highly recommend!

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki A.
Verified review

I absolutely adore Chef Dayo! She is so sweet and kind and was very accommodating with all of our questions and menu changes for our wedding catering. And her food is delicious! We didn't want to do standard wedding fare, and her southern/Caribbean food really hit the mark. The jerked tofu/chicken were fantastic, and the fried okra is to die for. I really wish she had a restaurant so that I could eat her food more often:) The only thing is that I wish her staff had made sure the groom and I had enough to eat before putting the food away and moving to the dessert course, but besides that everything was perfect and I would highly recommend her to others.

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.

Flying Tomato Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michon L.
Verified review

Amazing food, wonderful staff!

About

Simply Seasoned seasoned simply! How better to respect our food products from the Pacific Northwest. Whether your needs are for a special diet, weekday meals or weekend entertaining Simply Seasoned starts with the freshest ingredients. Your meals will be prepared according to your specifications, dietary needs, or whatever your fancy. Chef Edie Pierson started her business as a personal chef in 2000. Now as a full service catering and meal delivery business she delivers meals to individuals, couples and families along with catering weddings, corporate meetings, parties, open houses, meetings and get together. Even though her business as grown she still respects the food, making everything from scratch with love!

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.

  • 26 years in business
About

Taste and personality.

About

I am a holistic nutrition-based chef specializing in plant-based, allergen-free cuisine. After years of learning about and experimenting with my own food allergies and dietary restrictions, my goal is to provide nourishing, delicious cuisine that satisfies all palates.

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 Full Service Event Caterer

Seattle, WA

  • Event type
    Other (holiday afternoon happy hour)
  • Which meal
    Other (Happy Hour)
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Hors D'oeurves, Other (sweets)
  • Serving style
    Food stations
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Catering (Full Service) Budget
    $20-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Event space on 24th floor, full size kitchen available to use.
  • $14.48
    Average price

Need Buffet Caterer

Seattle, WA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Main course(s), Side dish(es), Dessert(s)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, French, Hors D'oeurves
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Budget per person
    $50-$75 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    We will be about 60-70 people and wanting a more buffet/family style sit down dinner and to start have a couple pass around appetizers. We will be using 1927 bartending so the price will only need to include food. We would like a mix of food to cater to everyone, fish and meat options, and I would like to hear whatever else you may recommend to start. We are looking to stay within a 3000 price range.
  • $1678.33
    Average price

Need catering

Seattle, WA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    This is a lunch event for a low-income apartment building, hosted by a mental health and chemical dependency program. The lunch is intended to outreach individuals in need of peer support or counseling and to discuss concepts of Recovery and Wellness for individuals who may be struggling.
  • $127.99
    Average price
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