Seattle Wedding Caterer
Hey all, looking for some suggestions for a wedding caterer. We don't have an unlimited budget, but we both love and appreciate quality food. I have searched through the board's archives and gotten a couple suggestions, but I didn't see anything very recent on this topic.
(if it matters, the event is on a boat, 75-90 people, in september)
Too bad this board's search function is so bad (why don't results come up by date???)-I asked this a few months ago when I needed a party catered and got some great recommendations. After talking to a lot of people and going to tastings, we picked Herban Feast, though we haven't had the event yet so I can't tell you how it was (though they also came very highly recommended from a friend who had them cater her wedding).
Also check out this thread:
Do you mean this September, though? Sept. is the busiest month for weddings in Seattle, and most caterers told us they generally booked up for the whole summer wedding season by Jan. 1st of each year.
I worked in the wedding industry here for a while. August is the busiest month, but September is still high season. So, I'd act quick.
My favorite (quality of food, willingness to adapt menu, value for money) caterer in the area is Joanie's Catering. www.joaniescatering.net. Joanie's and her staff do a terrific job. If you don't see what you like on her menus, just ask. She's even done some family chinese recipes (in bulk) for some of my events. Most caterers wouldn't touch it.
St Clouds restaurant in Madrona catered our wedding for 125+ and we have a delightful experience with them. I've been volunteering at their Homeless Cooking events for years, so it was like having family doing the wedding food. We found them reasonably-priced considering the high-quality product, and fantastic to work with.