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Seattle Wedding Food Caterers

Browse these wedding food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Seattle.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chelsea H.
Verified review

Paul and Stephanie were a pleasure to work with. Planning our wedding was difficult (we live in Montana), but Stephanie was a huge help throughout the planning process as well as during our wedding. The food itself was wonderful, and the cake far exceeded my expectations. There's nothing else we could have asked for for our wedding. Thank you to the whole team!

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KT's Hospitality
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah F.
Verified review

Jessica was the best wedding coordinator at my wedding. She seamlessly and smoothly handled everything, always with a smile. Loved working with her.

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Renee P.
Verified review

Thyme well spent catered my wedding. The food was so good and affordable. I highly recommend them!

Pacific Northwest Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Katy B.
Verified review

5 StarsPacific Northwest Catering provided food and dessert for our wedding March 28th, 2015. From the very beginning we were very impressed with how well Al stayed in communication with us. Especially for people getting married, it is usually a persons first go- round with a caterer. We did not always know the right questions to ask, but PNC walked us through everything. They were very flexible with the menu and options, even allowing us to add in Mac and Cheese, which was a huge hit at the wedding.When it came to the food- Rave worthy. I have had so many compliments on our BBQ theme. We had the pulled pork and chicken, baked potato salad, broccoli salad, and of course the mac and cheese for dinner. Everything was divine!We also had a mixture of mini and whole round pies for dessert. We offered Key Lime, A delicious crumbly apple, lemon meringue, and berry. All tasted amazing and were displayed beautifully. If I ever have a another major event I need catering for, I will definitely reach out to Al and PNC. Thanks guys!!

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aonenji J.
Verified review

Its not an exaggeration to say that having good food at our wedding was at the top of our “wedding wants” list. We were having our dream wedding and finding food that would please us and our guests – all of whom are serious eaters – was an area of concern for us…right up until we had our tasting with Francisco ( K & F catering ) . After our menu tasting, we knew that if nothing else went well, the food would be fantastic! But in reality, we were wrong. The food – and the service and the servers – were so far beyond fantastic! We cannot find words to sufficiently describe just how delectable, delicious, scrumptious, amazing the food was for our cocktail hour and reception! And the entire staff was wonderful! We felt blessed to have each of them present for the entire time they were with us. We cannot thank Francisco enough and K & F Catering . He is very , very helpful , very open minded , so easy to work with👌, he knows what he is doing , our guest are still talking about the food and say that they had never had great food at the wedding like ours . Thank you for making our day very special . I wish if could add pictures of our wedding food .

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Tess S.
Verified review

Nola and her staff did an incredible job! Our wedding was so beautiful and the food was incredible!!!

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

Chef Emme catered our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the choice we made of hiring this company! The food was out of this world. We got so many compliments and comments throughout the night and days after. If you are looking for a caterer that will provide delicious, not your typical "wedding food", Chef Emme is the way to go. Besides the amazing food, it was such an easy process working with the Chef prior to our wedding day. She was very responsive, answered every single one of my questions in detail and was overall super easy to communicate with. I could really tell she really loves what she does and wants to make sure you are happy and satisfied. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone looking for a wedding caterer.

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Cakes Are Fun
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee S.
Verified review

Debbie delivered a beautiful cake to the restaurant where we celebrated our wedding. And she did it on short notice. The cake was beautiful and delicious. In fact we ate it for breakfast/lunch the next day. The only downside is that we won't be able to eat more of it for a year, for our anniversary.

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

We had Stephen cater our wedding on 8/29. It was by far the most painless process ever. From the get go, Stephen was a breeze to work with and removed all the stress from dealing with feeding 100 wedding guests. His price was very fair especially given the amazing quality of the food. Im still getting compliments on how delicious and fun the food was at our wedding! Will book Dogfather again for any future events!

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

My guests said it was the best wedding food they'd ever had!

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
Diana F.
Verified review

Those cooking dolls were amazing!!! We had so much fun with them and the food was delicious. Everything cooked fresh on site and they cleaned up the kitchen when done. My wedding was a huge success because of them. I am planning a party for next year and will have them come to do the cooking at that event. They gave my wedding coordinator, also my cousin, two meat balls because she was starving and that made her day. They also saved some appetizers for me and my new husband. Very thoughtful. All the caterers in town were book so I turned to thumbtack and they were the only ones to reply, so I believe God brought them to me and I could not have done any better. So glad everyone was booked. Love you Cooking Dolls!!!! Diana Oleson

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!

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Design Perfect Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Traci W.
Verified review

Sanja reached out to me within an hour of my request for caterers. She sent me a full proposal with menu items, cost break out, and everything I could possibly need. She worked with me for hours on end, revising the proposal 4 times to meet my needs. She was patient, kind, flexible, and so helpful! She has stayed in constant contact with me, answering every question within minutes. Although they were over my budget, because of their diverse menu, and especially her customer service, I recommended to my Market Manager that we spend the extra money. I'm so excited to entertain our clients next week and I know I won't be disappointed!

Chefs Unlimited
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
Verified review

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.

Royal India Restaurant
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nina S.
Verified review

Royal India catered our high donor fundraiser and Aeisha delivered nothing but class. She wanted the best for our event and worked patiently with us to get the right menu and look for our budget. Guests loved the food and the spread was simply beautiful. I highly recommended Royal India and the dynamic duo of Aeisha and her sister Zehra : )

Twelve Baskets Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christine G.
Verified review

Great company to work with - from the office staff who helped with the menu to the caterers who handled the dinner and bar. Thanks so much!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Above and beyond. Spectacular! The quality of the food and creativity in design were both exceptional. Our group is notoriously finicky and hard on caterers as we have worked with many over the years. Plantiful Delights met our standards and more. Pressed for time to manage, I gave Crystal a lot of leeway in her selections for the appetizer vignettes that I cannot refer to as trays because they were so much more! She prepared off site, delivered to set up fresh just before guest arrived, and picked-up after the party for my husband's 50th birthday celebration at our home. I did not lift a finger except to pass out her business cards to so many of our raving attendees! And, of course, to sample most of the delectable foods she brought for us. Kudos Crystal. Well done.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel P.
Verified review

I was looking for an unusual meal for my birthday dinner and Hamid's food was fantastic. We had chicken with olives, a spinach appetizer, and an amazing eggplant dish. He arrived right on time and had everything under control. We were able to completely relax while we enjoyed the food, wine and our company. I'm so glad we hired him and stayed in for dinner.

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

Delicious food for everyone. If you have specific dietary restrictions they are who want. You will not be disappointed.

314 Pie
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elaine L.
Verified review

We used 314 Pie for catering our wedding and we were very happy we chose them. They responded very quickly by email and phone whenever we had a question, arrived in plenty of time, and were very professional and polite serving guests. Also, they were able to serve all of our 100+ guests very quickly. The pies were very delicious, we and all of our guests were very happy. Highly recommend!

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.
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