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Best Caterers
in Puyallup

Why These Caterers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Puyallup Caterers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

BBQ Pete’s

BBQ Pete’s is a wood pit barbecue in Kent that welcomes catering orders. The restaurant is a family-run business that has been satisfying Cascadian locals and visitors since 1972, and it uses only fresh ingredients sourced from some of the Pacific Northwest’s most trusted suppliers. BBQ Pete’s operates seven days a week, and the flavorful dishes include prime rib barbecue with one of the team’s award-winning sauces, chipotle cole slaw, and cornbread muffin with honey butter.

Black Tie Espresso Catering

Black Tie Espresso Catering is a provider of artisanal beverages in Olympia that handles wedding receptions, corporate functions, and other special occasions. The company serves drinks from Caffé d’Arte and other local purveyors of flavorful refreshments, and some of the items are Dolce Fine and Cioccolata Martini. Black Tie Espresso Catering has been part of the gourmet food-loving community for more than 10 years, and it has packages to suit different tastes and budgets.

Olympia, WA 98501


Café Pacific Catering

Café Pacific Catering is a food and drinks provider in Auburn that has been around for 25 years. The team creates edible masterpieces for weddings, corporate functions, and other special occasions, and it takes into consideration the requests of guests with special nutritional requirements. Café Pacific Catering delivers punctual, honest, and non-obtrusive services, and some of the dinner menu items are slow-cooked beef roast, maple-glazed filet of Pacific salmon, old-fashioned apple pie, and individual Key lime pie.

Carrs Restaurant & Catering

Carrs Restaurant & Catering is an event vendor in Lakewood. The company is a family-run business that shares the gustatory cravings of the locals, and it whips up each meal using only the best and freshest ingredients. Carrs Restaurant & Catering has a 40-seater venue for private parties and small corporate meetings, and the breakfast menu items include sirloin steak with hash browns and bleu cheese crumbles, beef taco with sour cream and fresh avocado, and skillet with sausage and bacon.

Lakewood, WA 98499


Down Home Catering

Down Home Catering is a provider of great food in Kent that serves at events. The company prepares meals in formal and informal settings, and the menu items include apricot-glazed ham, beef stroganoff, ginger tilapia, and roasted turkey wraps with garlic herb cream cheese. Down Home Catering has been part of Puget Sound’s social scene for more than 10 years, and it is a family-run business that shares the gustatory cravings and sensitivities of the locals and their guests.

Elyse’s Catering & Events

Elyse’s Catering & Events is a provider of flavorful dishes in Tumwater that serves at weddings and other social functions. The company has been part of the community for more than 30 years, and its long client list includes airlines passing through Olympia Regional Airport, businesses in Cascadia, and residents throughout the Puget Sound area. Elyse’s Catering & Events belongs in the National Restaurant Association, Association of Washington Businesses, and other industry organizations.

Tumwater, WA 98501


Gallucci’s Catering

Gallucci’s Catering is an event vendor in Tacoma that has been part of the local social scene since 1988. The team serves at special occasions, including weddings and business conferences, and the appetizer menu features bacon-wrapped prawns, crab-stuffed mushrooms, and lobster empanadas. Gallucci’s Catering partners with Davita Café in Federal Way, and some of its corporate clients are the City of University Place, Haddaway Hall Foundation, Sun Door Advertising, Northwest Baptist Seminary, Highline Community College, and Best Cellars.

Gayle Orth Catering

Gayle Orth Catering is an event vendor in Tacoma that caters social and corporate functions. The company aims to deliver “unparalleled and uncompromising” service, and it has been around for more than 25 years. Gayle Orth Catering was named Evening Magazine’s Best Wedding Caterer from 2011 to 2015, and it is a recipient of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards.

Happy Teriyaki

Happy Teriyaki is a restaurant and catering service in Tacoma that serves Japanese fusion dishes. The team whips up innovative meals and snacks, such as chicken teriyaki, vegetable chow mien, and sushi burrito, and it serves at social gatherings and other events. Happy Teriyaki also delivers to homes, offices, and other venues in the metro, and it has a total of four locations. The client list includes the National Guard Armory, University of Washington, University Place Presbyterian Church, and Apple.

Tacoma, WA 98402


Joeseppi’s Italian Ristorante, Deli, and Catering

Joeseppi’s Italian Ristorante, Deli, and Catering is a provider of high-quality food and beverage services in Tacoma. The team handles most event types, and it operates seven days a week. Joeseppi’s Italian Ristorante, Deli, and Catering is a family-run establishment that shares the community’s gustatory wants, and it offers party platters, house buffets, and other party provisions. The company designates Sunday as “Military Appreciation Day,” and it gives a discount to United States Armed Forces personnel with valid IDs.

Jònz Catering

Jònz Catering is a provider of culinary wonders for events in Tacoma. The company has been satisfying hosts and guests for more than 10 years, and the buffet menu features mouth-watering Mediterranean, Moroccan, Spanish, French, Caribbean, Indian, and American fare. Jònz Catering can whip up dishes for people with special dietary needs, and it also engages in event coordination and execution.

Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar

Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar is a provider of fantastic food in Kent. The company also caters weddings, retirement parties, funerals, corporate team-building activities, and other events, and it can help hosts and organizers with their event coordination needs. Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar has other locations in Puyallup and Seattle, and it sells gift cards that enable people to share gastronomic wonders with family, friends, and colleagues at work.

Neighborhood Bistro

Neighborhood Bistro is a restaurant in Tacoma that also caters events. The chef and program manager has more than 20 years of industry experience, and he and his team enjoy the reputation as providers of awesome boxed meals, platters, desserts, beverages, and gift baskets. Neighborhood Bistro gives back to the community by supporting Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region’s mission to minimize unemployment in the area.

Pacific Grill

Pacific Grill is a restaurant in Tacoma that also caters events. The team whips up appetizers, entrées, desserts, and everything in between, and it has vegan and gluten-free options. Pacific Grill also delivers boxed lunches to areas within Cascadia, and some of the dinner menu items are kale salad, salmon cake, oyster shooter, sloppy joe, and sustainable grilled steelhead. The owner has been named on Food & Wine’s Top Ten Best New Chefs list.

Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen & Custom Catering Services

Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen & Custom Catering Services is a provider of gourmet meals to go in Olympia. The company operates seven days a week, and the culinary team offers unforgettable gustatory experiences in formal and casual settings. Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen & Custom Catering Services has an event center for birthdays, weddings, reunions, and office parties, and the lunch menu items include sliced turkey and ham sandwich with Swiss cheese, meatball mozzarella, and sweet basil pesto pasta.


Snuffin’s is an event vendor in Gig Harbor that engages in “catering with sparkling style.” The team concocts savory meals that delights organizers, hosts, and guests, and it has options for people with special nutritional needs. Snuffin’s serves at social and corporate gatherings, including funerals and open houses, and it is a recipient of WeddingWire’s 2016 Couples’ Choice Award and The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame honors.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Southern Kitchen Restaurant

Southern Kitchen Restaurant is a food and beverage service in Tacoma that can provide meals for wedding receptions, family picnics, corporate meetings, and other occasions. The company is a local business that shares the culinary desires of the Cascadian community, and it is a recipient of various industry awards. Southern Kitchen Restaurant prepares catfish fillet, jalapeño hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, peach cobbler, and other delectable dishes, and it is an active Zoobilee fundraiser participant.

Yellow Bird Catering

Yellow Bird Catering is a food and beverage service in Tacoma that whips up delicious meals. The team handles weddings, anniversary dinners, birthday parties, business meetings, fundraisers, and other occasions, and the list of entrées includes chicken Marsala, baked salmon with dill, shrimp skewers, and pasta primavera for vegetarians. Yellow Bird Catering can customize the menu to suit the lifestyle, taste, and dietary needs of the hosts and their guests.

Tacoma, WA 98404


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