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Brown's Catering

Renton , WA
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Renton, WA 98057 US (map)

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425-251-5044

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The Northwest's finest full-service gourmet catering company.

At Brown's Catering, we offer an All-Inclusive Service. That means when you pay for food, you also get: Chef... Read more
The Northwest's finest full-service gourmet catering company.

At Brown's Catering, we offer an All-Inclusive Service. That means when you pay for food, you also get: Chef Labor, Serving Staff Labor, Real China Plates (now 4 styles to choose from), Real Forks, Knives and Spoons, Water Glasses, Colored Linen Overlays, Colored Napkins, Table Linens, Silver or Gold Charger Plates, Set-up of the Event, and Clean-up of the Event, for no additional charge.

Please visit our website at www.BrownsCatering1972.com for more information about us and our all-inclusive service. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We have monthly open houses where everyone is invited to taste our food, meet with Chef Anthony and tour the facilities.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
While we do provide dessert options on our menu as well as sheet cakes, we do not provide tiered wedding cake.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
Yes, outside alcohol is allowed and there is no corkage fee. We do offer different bar services for you to choose from.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We provide an all-inclusive service, which means that all of the linens, dishes and serving staff is included in the price of food.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We provide a wait staff as part of our all-inclusive service.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

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Lindsey
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.4/5.0
We felt that Brown's Catering was a great value for the money. They provided more than enough food for our event and they made our party spectacular. The complementary butler service they provide is the best! I never had a to lift a finger all night.
We felt that Brown's Catering was a great value for the money. They provided more than enough food for our event and they Read more...
We felt that Brown's Catering was a great value for the money. They provided more than enough food for our event and they made our party spectacular. The complementary butler service they provide is the best! I never had a to lift a finger all night. Read less
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Vicki S
Wedding:
7/23/2011
2.4/5.0
Huge disappointment catering my daughter's July wedding. Inexperienced and unprofessional servers were probably the reason for most of the problems. As it turned out, Browns had at least 3 other events going that same day, and I believe we just had the "leftovers" in terms of crew. My husband and I had to keep running back to tell them that the food platters were empty! Also the buffet itself and food presentations were NOT what was promised - white, flat tables with boring platters lined up down the middle. Huh? The "butler service" was a joke and the free "brunch" for the wedding party was actually embarrassing, it was so pathetic. I must say the Lead person was very nice, and I'm sure did the best she could with what she was given.
Huge disappointment catering my daughter's July wedding. Inexperienced and unprofessional servers were probably the reason Read more...
Huge disappointment catering my daughter's July wedding. Inexperienced and unprofessional servers were probably the reason for most of the problems. As it turned out, Browns had at least 3 other events going that same day, and I believe we just had the "leftovers" in terms of crew. My husband and I had to keep running back to tell them that the food platters were empty! Also the buffet itself and food presentations were NOT what was promised - white, flat tables with boring platters lined up down the middle. Huh? The "butler service" was a joke and the free "brunch" for the wedding party was actually embarrassing, it was so pathetic. I must say the Lead person was very nice, and I'm sure did the best she could with what she was given. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
Brown's did an excellent job making wedding day run smoothly. We did not have to think about them at all and the food was top notch. I can tell they used premium ingredients. They packed my husband and I a nice variety of left over food to take with us, and the rest of the food was handily packaged in Styrofoam for my family to take. The tip was included in their fee and no one set out a tip jar during the reception, which was nice. They have a new policy to provide every bride/groom with a personal butler, which I was afraid would be awkward. What would I do with a butler? But Lucas was great. He was earnest about his job, didn't hover, and quickly did anything we asked to help out. He even ran out to get extra ice while the catering van was suck in the mud in the back of the venue. The van was stuck for a solid half our and it took at least 6 of the staff to get it out. But no one bothered me about it! It was great, they solved the problem and carried on without any drama.

Word of advice: When you are negotiating your contract, commit to fewer dishes than you might need, and round down on your guest count. Once you sign a contract, you can not decrease the guest count or subtract dishes. You can later change dishes or add dishes, but not take any away.
Brown's did an excellent job making wedding day run smoothly. We did not have to think about them at all and the food was Read more...
Brown's did an excellent job making wedding day run smoothly. We did not have to think about them at all and the food was top notch. I can tell they used premium ingredients. They packed my husband and I a nice variety of left over food to take with us, and the rest of the food was handily packaged in Styrofoam for my family to take. The tip was included in their fee and no one set out a tip jar during the reception, which was nice. They have a new policy to provide every bride/groom with a personal butler, which I was afraid would be awkward. What would I do with a butler? But Lucas was great. He was earnest about his job, didn't hover, and quickly did anything we asked to help out. He even ran out to get extra ice while the catering van was suck in the mud in the back of the venue. The van was stuck for a solid half our and it took at least 6 of the staff to get it out. But no one bothered me about it! It was great, they solved the problem and carried on without any drama.

Word of advice: When you are negotiating your contract, commit to fewer dishes than you might need, and round down on your guest count. Once you sign a contract, you can not decrease the guest count or subtract dishes. You can later change dishes or add dishes, but not take any away. Read less
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siscily
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Brown's catering was the best deal for us. They had linens, silverware, glasses, certified bartenders, servers, buffet options, all the catering supplies, set up, cake service, and clean up. When we met with the Chef during an open house the initial proposal was higher than our budget. But Chef was EASY to work with and we were able to sign up for the prime rib dinner, appetizers, crisp pear salad, pot sticker and breads and spreads that FIT our budget! We are still getting compliments on the dinner served and the service given. One of the servers came up to me nicely and warned me (later in the evening bare foot on the dance floor) to be careful of some broken glass. We were so taken care of-we didn't worry about a thing the day of the wedding. At the end of the night they even had food out for guest to snack on late into the evening and a to-go box for the bride and groom to snack on later! They thought of everything. [if you read between the lines on the lower graded ratings...the bridezillas are NOT realistic you cannot feed 250-300 people for $3000 that's $10/per person for dinner for appetizers, dinner, glassware, silverware, dishes, set up, clean up, & tax...that's IMPOSSIBLE!!] If your realistic about your needs-Chef Brown will not only make your menu fit-his team can create the perfect level of service for your event!
Brown's catering was the best deal for us. They had linens, silverware, glasses, certified bartenders, servers, buffet Read more...
Brown's catering was the best deal for us. They had linens, silverware, glasses, certified bartenders, servers, buffet options, all the catering supplies, set up, cake service, and clean up. When we met with the Chef during an open house the initial proposal was higher than our budget. But Chef was EASY to work with and we were able to sign up for the prime rib dinner, appetizers, crisp pear salad, pot sticker and breads and spreads that FIT our budget! We are still getting compliments on the dinner served and the service given. One of the servers came up to me nicely and warned me (later in the evening bare foot on the dance floor) to be careful of some broken glass. We were so taken care of-we didn't worry about a thing the day of the wedding. At the end of the night they even had food out for guest to snack on late into the evening and a to-go box for the bride and groom to snack on later! They thought of everything. [if you read between the lines on the lower graded ratings...the bridezillas are NOT realistic you cannot feed 250-300 people for $3000 that's $10/per person for dinner for appetizers, dinner, glassware, silverware, dishes, set up, clean up, & tax...that's IMPOSSIBLE!!] If your realistic about your needs-Chef Brown will not only make your menu fit-his team can create the perfect level of service for your event! Read less
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whiterabbit422
Wedding:
10/1/2010
4.7/5.0
All-inclusive service is right - they were fabulous. Working with Julie in all the pre-wedding planning was a pleasure and the staff that actually worked our wedding was incredible. Everyone enjoyed the food as it was fresh and delicious (we were worried that the food would seem "old" considering Brown's location and our venue being so far apart, but there was no problem). Even though we chose to have our food served buffet-style there were people coming thru taking plates and keeping everything clean and neat the whole time. I would definitely recommend Brown's!
All-inclusive service is right - they were fabulous. Working with Julie in all the pre-wedding planning was a pleasure and Read more...
All-inclusive service is right - they were fabulous. Working with Julie in all the pre-wedding planning was a pleasure and the staff that actually worked our wedding was incredible. Everyone enjoyed the food as it was fresh and delicious (we were worried that the food would seem "old" considering Brown's location and our venue being so far apart, but there was no problem). Even though we chose to have our food served buffet-style there were people coming thru taking plates and keeping everything clean and neat the whole time. I would definitely recommend Brown's! Read less
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wazzugirl52
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Brown's Catering was WONDERFUL! They made expectional food and provided top notch service!
Brown's Catering was WONDERFUL! They made expectional food and provided top notch service!
Brown's Catering was WONDERFUL! They made expectional food and provided top notch service! Read less
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sarack
Wedding:
7/31/2010
2.0/5.0
When first meeting with this company, you really get the idea that this is the best bargin for your buck. They do business a little differently and for those of us who have never got married, can be easily swindled by this. They didn't tell us there was a minimum until after we put our deposit down and they said we could do one thing and then changed their minds later. Their contract is pretty specific and things still went wrong on our wedding day which was really unfortunate. They gave us colored layovers that we didn't ask for (not the biggest deal), they didn't have the vegetarian option they promised for my vegetarian guests, they gave our guests cans of beer when I specifically told them to put them in glasses. These things were really very small issues. On the flip side, they showed up, the food, although limited variety, was good, and they cleaned up nicely. Most of the problem I had was with after we booked and the contact person changed and things were getting all messed up... Ultimately, you can find better quality/more variety at a lower price than here. Also remember that a lot of your venues will supply tables, chairs, linens, silverware, plates, cups, and other things you need... so getting an all inclusive caterer isn't that important!
When first meeting with this company, you really get the idea that this is the best bargin for your buck. They do business Read more...
When first meeting with this company, you really get the idea that this is the best bargin for your buck. They do business a little differently and for those of us who have never got married, can be easily swindled by this. They didn't tell us there was a minimum until after we put our deposit down and they said we could do one thing and then changed their minds later. Their contract is pretty specific and things still went wrong on our wedding day which was really unfortunate. They gave us colored layovers that we didn't ask for (not the biggest deal), they didn't have the vegetarian option they promised for my vegetarian guests, they gave our guests cans of beer when I specifically told them to put them in glasses. These things were really very small issues. On the flip side, they showed up, the food, although limited variety, was good, and they cleaned up nicely. Most of the problem I had was with after we booked and the contact person changed and things were getting all messed up... Ultimately, you can find better quality/more variety at a lower price than here. Also remember that a lot of your venues will supply tables, chairs, linens, silverware, plates, cups, and other things you need... so getting an all inclusive caterer isn't that important! Read less
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THowarth
Wedding:
7/23/2010
4.3/5.0
Brown's Catering catered my dinner buffet at my wedding. The food was pretty good. We had chicken, potatoes, and mixed vegatables. There was lots of left over food which we got to take home:)

Julie was quite attentive to my husband and I and she always made sure we had drinks in our hands. This was very helpful because we were too busy to get our own. Also, at the end of the night she had packaged two dinners and put a bottle of our champagne in the limo. it was nice to be able to have a midnight snack once we were back at the hotel.

The linens were set up beautifully and there was a lot of wait staff. We also recieved a free appitizer because our friends booked with Brown's and said we refered them. It was very good!

Brown's Catering cleaned up after my event and did a great job serving at our wedding!
Brown's Catering catered my dinner buffet at my wedding. The food was pretty good. We had chicken, potatoes, and mixed Read more...
Brown's Catering catered my dinner buffet at my wedding. The food was pretty good. We had chicken, potatoes, and mixed vegatables. There was lots of left over food which we got to take home:)

Julie was quite attentive to my husband and I and she always made sure we had drinks in our hands. This was very helpful because we were too busy to get our own. Also, at the end of the night she had packaged two dinners and put a bottle of our champagne in the limo. it was nice to be able to have a midnight snack once we were back at the hotel.

The linens were set up beautifully and there was a lot of wait staff. We also recieved a free appitizer because our friends booked with Brown's and said we refered them. It was very good!

Brown's Catering cleaned up after my event and did a great job serving at our wedding! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/18/2010
4.8/5.0
Browns Carering was great! The food was delicious, all of my guests said they loved the food. Browns worked with us on making sure our menu was perfect allowing us to tweek the salads and the appetizers to suit our tastes.
I had a guest who has severe food allergies and Browns allowed me to make her food myself and then they heated and plated it for her so that she was able to eat dinner with everyone else. They even took care to make sure that there was no cross contamination in any way shape or form possible.
My only issue is that children 2 and up are counted as person. Toddlers don't even consume half of what an adult does. I think when it comes to children every 2 children between the ages of 2-5 should count as 1 person in the head count. I also think headcount should be adjustable up until the date food is purchased for the event. Which from my understanding was as much as 10 days prior. I would have saved just over $1000 if I could have adjusted my headcount.

If given the choice to choose caterers all over again, I would still go with Browns. The food was great, ther service was amazing, and even though I had more food than guests in the end. The left overs were distributed within the family and enjoyed as left overs!
Browns Carering was great! The food was delicious, all of my guests said they loved the food. Browns worked with us on Read more...
Browns Carering was great! The food was delicious, all of my guests said they loved the food. Browns worked with us on making sure our menu was perfect allowing us to tweek the salads and the appetizers to suit our tastes.
I had a guest who has severe food allergies and Browns allowed me to make her food myself and then they heated and plated it for her so that she was able to eat dinner with everyone else. They even took care to make sure that there was no cross contamination in any way shape or form possible.
My only issue is that children 2 and up are counted as person. Toddlers don't even consume half of what an adult does. I think when it comes to children every 2 children between the ages of 2-5 should count as 1 person in the head count. I also think headcount should be adjustable up until the date food is purchased for the event. Which from my understanding was as much as 10 days prior. I would have saved just over $1000 if I could have adjusted my headcount.

If given the choice to choose caterers all over again, I would still go with Browns. The food was great, ther service was amazing, and even though I had more food than guests in the end. The left overs were distributed within the family and enjoyed as left overs! Read less
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cynetha
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious. The staff was courteous and they took care of EVERYTHING!!!! I would literally recommend this company to anyone and everyone I knew was getting married!
Absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious. The staff was courteous and they took care of EVERYTHING!!!! I would Read more...
Absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious. The staff was courteous and they took care of EVERYTHING!!!! I would literally recommend this company to anyone and everyone I knew was getting married! Read less
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