130x130 sq 1374510510088 cc

Christie's Catering

Renton , WA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

17150 116th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 US (map)

PHONE

425-271-7716
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

A Personal Note from Christie Katona


A wedding is a once in a lifetime event and I am passionate about my work. I have an incredible amount of knowledge about the... Read more
A Personal Note from Christie Katona


A wedding is a once in a lifetime event and I am passionate about my work. I have an incredible amount of knowledge about the wedding industry. My attitude of personal professional service sets me apart from the crowd. I like to become friends with my brides and treat them how I would like my daughter to be treated if I had one. My years of expertise can bring a calm presence and reassurance to your frazzled nerves.

Realizing that every event and bride is different, I use a personalized approach with insight, energy, skill and attention to details. Many brides have trusted me with one of the most important days of their lives and have given me glowing reports on how seamless and perfect I made their special day. We provide service and care to help create memories that last a lifetime!

Best wishes for your special event! Read less
Catering

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1405028825286 14a img09581 1024x768
130x130 sq 1405026225675 anniversarycollage
130x130 sq 1405026242114 beforeafter
130x130 sq 1405026258012 dscn0004
130x130 sq 1405026282798 dscn0005

INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s)
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

4.1
out of 5.0
4.1/5.0
4.1/5.0
3.9/5.0
4.3/5.0
4.2/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Christie is an amazing chef! She served us a 5 course meal as a tasting which was phenomenal! And at our wedding we had so many guests saying how great the food was. We chose the salmon and steak - and the salmon was SO moist, and the seasoning on the steak was delicious. Christie is such a sweetheart and focuses on making your day special! And her pricing is amazingly low for the Seattle area! The only downside is her accounting skills - there was some confusion over how much we owed, but we were able to clear it all up.
Christie is an amazing chef! She served us a 5 course meal as a tasting which was phenomenal! And at our wedding we had so Read more...
Christie is an amazing chef! She served us a 5 course meal as a tasting which was phenomenal! And at our wedding we had so many guests saying how great the food was. We chose the salmon and steak - and the salmon was SO moist, and the seasoning on the steak was delicious. Christie is such a sweetheart and focuses on making your day special! And her pricing is amazingly low for the Seattle area! The only downside is her accounting skills - there was some confusion over how much we owed, but we were able to clear it all up. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Jennifer
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Christie and her team did a great job for me, and I got lots of compliments on how good the food was. Christie is such a sweet lady. I appreciated the to-go bag of left overs for the bride and groom, since our big day was so busy we didn’t even get a chance to try all of the food.
Christie and her team did a great job for me, and I got lots of compliments on how good the food was. Christie is such a Read more...
Christie and her team did a great job for me, and I got lots of compliments on how good the food was. Christie is such a sweet lady. I appreciated the to-go bag of left overs for the bride and groom, since our big day was so busy we didn’t even get a chance to try all of the food. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Christie is the most amazing, sincere, gifted person. If you are looking for a catering company to go with, look no further and just give Christie a call.
The first catering company we were going to go with had fell through (very last minute I might add!) I was so stressed and worried. I found Christie's catering company and decided to give her a call. After one phone call with speaking with Christie, such a lovely lady, I was automatically set at ease. I felt so bad it being so last minute. She was SO kind and wonderful. She told me not to worry about a thing and she was right, I didn't have to! They took care of everything. She worked with me to find the perfect menu. On our wedding day Christie came that morning and introduced her staff to us. Her staff was so great. They were kind and so caring about our guests. Just like Christie! Truly people you just enjoy being around! I just adore her and would recommend her to anyone. If you want the best food & best catering staff/bartender at your wedding Christie's Catering is the way to go. -Patrick & Catrina
Christie is the most amazing, sincere, gifted person. If you are looking for a catering company to go with, look no Read more...
Christie is the most amazing, sincere, gifted person. If you are looking for a catering company to go with, look no further and just give Christie a call.
The first catering company we were going to go with had fell through (very last minute I might add!) I was so stressed and worried. I found Christie's catering company and decided to give her a call. After one phone call with speaking with Christie, such a lovely lady, I was automatically set at ease. I felt so bad it being so last minute. She was SO kind and wonderful. She told me not to worry about a thing and she was right, I didn't have to! They took care of everything. She worked with me to find the perfect menu. On our wedding day Christie came that morning and introduced her staff to us. Her staff was so great. They were kind and so caring about our guests. Just like Christie! Truly people you just enjoy being around! I just adore her and would recommend her to anyone. If you want the best food & best catering staff/bartender at your wedding Christie's Catering is the way to go. -Patrick & Catrina Read less
Services Used: Catering
Wwnetwork 128
baragon112
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We learned about Christie\'s Catering through word of mouth. Christie\'s philosophy centers around food that is visually appealing and tastes great. She really delivered on our wedding day and we had a gorgeous spread and we barely had to lift a finger. Early in the process, we developed the menu ourselves but Christie helped us refine it with great suggestions. In terms of service, she was top notch, she met with us several times before the wedding to check in, and she provides everything from plates to linens to a professional bartender. Christie is very accessible by email and was always responsive to our questions before and after our wedding. If you have a simple cake, she can decorate it and make it beautiful with some extra flowers. The staff she provided were very friendly and professional. She cares about your day and she wants it to go well. Christie and her catering company were worth every penny and everyone loved the food. Highly recommended.
We learned about Christie\'s Catering through word of mouth. Christie\'s philosophy centers around food that is visually Read more...
We learned about Christie\'s Catering through word of mouth. Christie\'s philosophy centers around food that is visually appealing and tastes great. She really delivered on our wedding day and we had a gorgeous spread and we barely had to lift a finger. Early in the process, we developed the menu ourselves but Christie helped us refine it with great suggestions. In terms of service, she was top notch, she met with us several times before the wedding to check in, and she provides everything from plates to linens to a professional bartender. Christie is very accessible by email and was always responsive to our questions before and after our wedding. If you have a simple cake, she can decorate it and make it beautiful with some extra flowers. The staff she provided were very friendly and professional. She cares about your day and she wants it to go well. Christie and her catering company were worth every penny and everyone loved the food. Highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Private User
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.8/5.0
Christie and her crew did a wonderful job at my daughter's wedding. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. All of the staff were great to work with, the chef and her staff were fantastic! We had asked for vegetarian and vegan dishes and Christie was happy to oblige. I would highly recommend Christie's catering to anyone having a wedding or special event
Christie and her crew did a wonderful job at my daughter's wedding. The food was delicious and the presentation was Read more...
Christie and her crew did a wonderful job at my daughter's wedding. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. All of the staff were great to work with, the chef and her staff were fantastic! We had asked for vegetarian and vegan dishes and Christie was happy to oblige. I would highly recommend Christie's catering to anyone having a wedding or special event Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Pat
Wedding:
8/31/2014
0.5/5.0
We used Christie's Catering for our wedding reception and were unimpressed with the food and angry with the rude and poor service from her staff.

Half the food was pretty good, a quarter was so so, and a quarter was comically bad. The presentation on her specialty "pecan chicken" was so bad that many of our guests were making jokes about it even though it was one of the better tasting things.

The bar tenders were extremely rude to our guests. The kitchen staff put the food away before everyone was done eating and refused to set it back out.

And she charges us an extra $300 above her quote for staff that we did not catch until we had already paid it.

I would not recommend Christie's Catering.
We used Christie's Catering for our wedding reception and were unimpressed with the food and angry with the rude and poor Read more...
We used Christie's Catering for our wedding reception and were unimpressed with the food and angry with the rude and poor service from her staff.

Half the food was pretty good, a quarter was so so, and a quarter was comically bad. The presentation on her specialty "pecan chicken" was so bad that many of our guests were making jokes about it even though it was one of the better tasting things.

The bar tenders were extremely rude to our guests. The kitchen staff put the food away before everyone was done eating and refused to set it back out.

And she charges us an extra $300 above her quote for staff that we did not catch until we had already paid it.

I would not recommend Christie's Catering. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Christie's Catering responded with the following comments:

In 35 years of catering weddings, this was one that you could never have imagined would go so upside down! Patrick and Liz were a couple in their 30's, college educated from the midwest. I met with them at the Seattle Parks Dept venue at Stan Sayers Beach on Lake Washington. We did a fantastic and delicious menu including pecan chicken, jambalaya, fried alligator and oysters Rockefeller among the usual breads, fresh fruits and cheeses. The lady who was managing the facility said that after her experience with these clients, she would never work at the venue again. There was a lot of heavy drinking from the get go. As the evening continued to go on, we felt that some of the guests were probably using drugs of some sort. The transformer in the neighborhood blew and put the entire venue into darkness. All hell broke loose. A guest poured a pitcher of beer on my bartender' head, the guests were grabbing bottles of alcohol from behind the bar and throwing candles and wax on the dance floor. One person threw food at my chef. The people were stomping on the second floor of the building worrying us that the boats hung below on the ceiling would fall down. Our equipment got stuck in the elevator and we had to come back the next day and get things. We should have called the police. The lady managing the facility was so scared she locked herself in her office. The men got a tire iron and tried to break the door down. The final interesting thing was the groom took off all his clothes and proceeded to make out with someone not his new wife. What can I say????? To wait two years to write a review considering what happened is uncalled for. CM
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Christie is absolutely amazing. Her enthusiasm and love poured out of her. It was a joy getting to meet her and to work with her. The food was amazing and the service was perfect! The bartender even saved 4 bottles of our favorite beer once it ran out so we could have some for later! Definitely recommend!!!!!
Christie is absolutely amazing. Her enthusiasm and love poured out of her. It was a joy getting to meet her and to work Read more...
Christie is absolutely amazing. Her enthusiasm and love poured out of her. It was a joy getting to meet her and to work with her. The food was amazing and the service was perfect! The bartender even saved 4 bottles of our favorite beer once it ran out so we could have some for later! Definitely recommend!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.6/5.0
Bads:
Christie catered for my wedding. Throughout the entire process there were a lot of miscommunication, a lot of repeating emails, and a lot of you said, I said. My wife and I were not satisfied with the whole experience. I can list all the issues here, but instead I will end it by saying, “I will not use her for my future events.”

Good:
The food was decent.
The service was ok, but some of my guess stated that the bartender was rude. They worked hard in setting things up, especially in the hot weather. We tipped all the waiters and bartender. We did not tip Christie.
Bads:
Christie catered for my wedding. Throughout the entire process there were a lot of miscommunication, a lot of Read more...
Bads:
Christie catered for my wedding. Throughout the entire process there were a lot of miscommunication, a lot of repeating emails, and a lot of you said, I said. My wife and I were not satisfied with the whole experience. I can list all the issues here, but instead I will end it by saying, “I will not use her for my future events.”

Good:
The food was decent.
The service was ok, but some of my guess stated that the bartender was rude. They worked hard in setting things up, especially in the hot weather. We tipped all the waiters and bartender. We did not tip Christie. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Travel
Christie's Catering responded with the following comments:

We arrived on time, set everything up - however, all the tables we needed to work on, were set up for the children to use. Thus we had to work on the ground. It was 91 degrees out with no shade and people were extremely hot due to the weather. We passed bottled water out to the guests waiting for the ceremony. We had only a garden hose to rinse dishes and had to bring all of our dishes and serving pieces back to our shop dirty and also 15 big black bags of smelly garbage. They seemed to think I shouldn't charge for this service. One of my staff had a heat stroke due to the temperature. The bartender has been terminated. I did not meet the clients until the day of the wedding. The clients had initially selected a Pan Asian style menu but after the contract was signed and ready to go they wanted to change to meat and potatoes and salmon - in July! I explained that the cost for this menu was much higher. The clients wanted to bring in Chinese food and have me heat it up but I could not, as there wasn't a stove on site. We had to serve the food in the hot, hot sun. Two pans of potatoes and one big roast had to be thrown away due to the weather. The cake melted into a puddle. The wedding coordinator worked her hardest to try to communicate between the clients and myself, however there were too many questions that were totally redundant. My tip was included in the bill, so I wasn't anticipating getting anything above that. My staff was totally helpful and on top of the client's needs in the exceedingly hot weather.

I provided hot dogs and macaroni for 50 children and they never even said thanks. I wouldn't want to work for these people ever again, so I guess we are on the same page there.
Default vendor profile pic
Denise
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Christie's Catering was absolutely the best. Everyone raved about the food, I personally have not had a better buffet. Their staff was extremely competent, helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to help and made my daughters wedding a wonderful event. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a caterer for their wedding or special event.
Christie's Catering was absolutely the best. Everyone raved about the food, I personally have not had a better buffet. Read more...
Christie's Catering was absolutely the best. Everyone raved about the food, I personally have not had a better buffet. Their staff was extremely competent, helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to help and made my daughters wedding a wonderful event. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a caterer for their wedding or special event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Default vendor profile pic
Kira
Wedding:
12/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Christie high enough! She catered my wedding in December and it was absolutely wonderful. To be honest, I usually don't expect much from wedding food. The typical over cooked chicken and pasta is pretty standard. Not with Christie! Her food was incredibly tasty. So many of my guests commented on the restaurant quality of the food.

I really wanted salmon at the wedding. We were getting married at Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley which is a very NW themed place and thus we needed fish. Christe worked with me to prepare the salmon but also served sirloin for people who don't like fish. It was perfect! Everyone was happy.

Christe is very reasonably priced and an excellent choice for your event.
I cannot recommend Christie high enough! She catered my wedding in December and it was absolutely wonderful. To be honest, Read more...
I cannot recommend Christie high enough! She catered my wedding in December and it was absolutely wonderful. To be honest, I usually don't expect much from wedding food. The typical over cooked chicken and pasta is pretty standard. Not with Christie! Her food was incredibly tasty. So many of my guests commented on the restaurant quality of the food.

I really wanted salmon at the wedding. We were getting married at Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley which is a very NW themed place and thus we needed fish. Christe worked with me to prepare the salmon but also served sirloin for people who don't like fish. It was perfect! Everyone was happy.

Christe is very reasonably priced and an excellent choice for your event. Read less
Services Used: Catering

MAP

 
17150 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Christie's Catering
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1374510510088 cc