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Occasions Catering

Olympia , WA
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1615 State Avenue NE
Olympia, WA 98506 US (map)

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360-943-9494

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ABOUT US

Occasions Catering is a family-owned business located in Olympia, Washington. We offer event planning services and provide a rich selection of linens, china, service ware, furnishings,... Read more
Occasions Catering is a family-owned business located in Olympia, Washington. We offer event planning services and provide a rich selection of linens, china, service ware, furnishings, and tenting. In our menus you will find delectable hors d'oeuvres as well as buffet, plated and family-style service options.
We crown the meal with sumptuous desserts and offer superb bar service along with all event set up and striking. We cater at a variety of venues across the Puget Sound area including Tacoma, Sumner, Lakewood, Tenino, Centralia, Chehalis and many more. We will be delighted to create an unforgettable event for you! Call us today to schedule your free consultation! 360-943-9494 Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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Markishia
Wedding:
7/31/2016
4.6/5.0
Occasions Catering is great company to cater your wedding. All my wedding guests raved about how delicious the food was and how elegant their set was. Occasions is very accommodating with my guests who has special allergens. I would definitely recommend them for anyone's wedding. In addition, Occasions allows you to have different food stations at your wedding and my mashtini station (mash potatoes in a martini glass) was hit with all guests.
Occasions Catering is great company to cater your wedding. All my wedding guests raved about how delicious the food was Read more...
Occasions Catering is great company to cater your wedding. All my wedding guests raved about how delicious the food was and how elegant their set was. Occasions is very accommodating with my guests who has special allergens. I would definitely recommend them for anyone's wedding. In addition, Occasions allows you to have different food stations at your wedding and my mashtini station (mash potatoes in a martini glass) was hit with all guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Occasions Catering service. They were very professional, easy to work with and very helpful.
I highly recommend Occasions Catering service. They were very professional, easy to work with and very helpful.
I highly recommend Occasions Catering service. They were very professional, easy to work with and very helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Occasions Catering food was delicious. Many of our guests complemented the taste and presentation of the food. The Chicken Dijonnaisse was fork tender and flavorful. The meal was ready on time and served hot.
The staff was outstanding. The servers were friendly, always smiling, and made sure our guests were taken care of.
Karla followed up with us several times throughout our wedding planning to make sure that all details were taken care of, and made us feel comfortable knowing that she was there to assist us in any way.
I would highly recommend Occasions Catering for any catering needs.
Occasions Catering food was delicious. Many of our guests complemented the taste and presentation of the food. The Chicken Read more...
Occasions Catering food was delicious. Many of our guests complemented the taste and presentation of the food. The Chicken Dijonnaisse was fork tender and flavorful. The meal was ready on time and served hot.
The staff was outstanding. The servers were friendly, always smiling, and made sure our guests were taken care of.
Karla followed up with us several times throughout our wedding planning to make sure that all details were taken care of, and made us feel comfortable knowing that she was there to assist us in any way.
I would highly recommend Occasions Catering for any catering needs. Read less
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Occasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much ! We appreciate your kind words!
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Kristina
Wedding:
10/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Occasions was one of the caterers listed by our venue and we were very pleased to have selected their services for our wedding. My husband and I worked with Karla during the planning process and her knowledge and professionalism really helped us plan a great reception for our wedding. The staff and food were amazing and our guests really enjoyed it. We were also able to take leftovers home so we had even more delicious meals after the wedding was over!
Occasions was one of the caterers listed by our venue and we were very pleased to have selected their services for our Read more...
Occasions was one of the caterers listed by our venue and we were very pleased to have selected their services for our wedding. My husband and I worked with Karla during the planning process and her knowledge and professionalism really helped us plan a great reception for our wedding. The staff and food were amazing and our guests really enjoyed it. We were also able to take leftovers home so we had even more delicious meals after the wedding was over! Read less
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Occasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kristina!
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/30/2015
4.6/5.0
I felt very valued when I was working and interacting with Occasions. They were patient and attentive and saw to all of my guests needs. It was such a relief to have such a capable staff team take care of my wedding day. Everything was beautiful and delicious!
I felt very valued when I was working and interacting with Occasions. They were patient and attentive and saw to all of my Read more...
I felt very valued when I was working and interacting with Occasions. They were patient and attentive and saw to all of my guests needs. It was such a relief to have such a capable staff team take care of my wedding day. Everything was beautiful and delicious! Read less
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Occasions Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Rachel!
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Emily
Wedding:
10/25/2014
0.6/5.0
Such a disappointment and waste of money.
Our venue in Tacoma had a list of 5 caterers we could choose from and our initial meeting with Occasions was very good so we went with them. Unfortunately, our original (AMAZING) sales rep quietly left the company very soon after we signed our contract and we didn't find out she was gone for over a month. It wasn't until she e-mailed me from her personal email account to see how I was doing that I had any idea she was no longer handling my event. After that, we worked with the owner, Karla, who left a lot to be desired... All the plans I'd discussed originally were gone and I had to start all over. With a million things on my to-do list, re-explaining what I thought was already decided was the last thing I wanted to do.

Not only that, but she seemed not to understand what Vegan and Gluten-Free meant (as the owner of a catering company, that felt very odd...). We did a plated dinner and Karla kept suggesting Vegetable Lasagna as a Vegan & GF option, which obviously makes no sense on either side. Every time we got a revised contract (which includes all the details from food served to number of servings to linens to timeline, etc.), SOMETHING was off. Numbers would change that we never discussed changing, etc. After a while, my husband and I just stopped bothering to correct the small discrepancies.

On wedding day, the plated dinner service ran way behind schedule and the table #s were set up incorrectly so my parents' tables were far away from the sweetheart table

On several occasions, our e-mails went unanswered for weeks at a time. Our venue and other vendors also had difficulties getting in touch with Karla... You would think that spending ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS would warrant some decent customer service, but in reality, all I got out of the experience was lots of anxiety and frustration. Luckily, the food on wedding day actually was good and the staff were friendly, etc. so our guests were none-the-wiser.
Such a disappointment and waste of money.
Our venue in Tacoma had a list of 5 caterers we could choose from and our Read more...
Such a disappointment and waste of money.
Our venue in Tacoma had a list of 5 caterers we could choose from and our initial meeting with Occasions was very good so we went with them. Unfortunately, our original (AMAZING) sales rep quietly left the company very soon after we signed our contract and we didn't find out she was gone for over a month. It wasn't until she e-mailed me from her personal email account to see how I was doing that I had any idea she was no longer handling my event. After that, we worked with the owner, Karla, who left a lot to be desired... All the plans I'd discussed originally were gone and I had to start all over. With a million things on my to-do list, re-explaining what I thought was already decided was the last thing I wanted to do.

Not only that, but she seemed not to understand what Vegan and Gluten-Free meant (as the owner of a catering company, that felt very odd...). We did a plated dinner and Karla kept suggesting Vegetable Lasagna as a Vegan & GF option, which obviously makes no sense on either side. Every time we got a revised contract (which includes all the details from food served to number of servings to linens to timeline, etc.), SOMETHING was off. Numbers would change that we never discussed changing, etc. After a while, my husband and I just stopped bothering to correct the small discrepancies.

On wedding day, the plated dinner service ran way behind schedule and the table #s were set up incorrectly so my parents' tables were far away from the sweetheart table

On several occasions, our e-mails went unanswered for weeks at a time. Our venue and other vendors also had difficulties getting in touch with Karla... You would think that spending ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS would warrant some decent customer service, but in reality, all I got out of the experience was lots of anxiety and frustration. Luckily, the food on wedding day actually was good and the staff were friendly, etc. so our guests were none-the-wiser. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Beth
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We were extremely pleased with the level of service we received from Occasions Catering when we held our wedding reception at the Heritage Room in Olympia. Our guests raved about the food, and the staff was very friendly and easy to work with throughout the evening. Everything was handled in a very professional manner, with our wants/needs for our reception being the main consideration. Even though there was one linen-related discrepancy on the day of setup, I have still awarded Occasions 5 stars, because it was quickly and respectfully handled with no back-and-forth whatsoever, and the final product was exactly as intended. Karla and her staff made planning and carrying out our big day as pleasant and perfect as we we could have hoped for, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to future brides.
We were extremely pleased with the level of service we received from Occasions Catering when we held our wedding reception Read more...
We were extremely pleased with the level of service we received from Occasions Catering when we held our wedding reception at the Heritage Room in Olympia. Our guests raved about the food, and the staff was very friendly and easy to work with throughout the evening. Everything was handled in a very professional manner, with our wants/needs for our reception being the main consideration. Even though there was one linen-related discrepancy on the day of setup, I have still awarded Occasions 5 stars, because it was quickly and respectfully handled with no back-and-forth whatsoever, and the final product was exactly as intended. Karla and her staff made planning and carrying out our big day as pleasant and perfect as we we could have hoped for, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to future brides. Read less
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Cate
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
They did a fantastic job with our 200 person wedding! Their staff was very accommodating and super polite and helpful throughout the event, the food was delicious (they even boxed up the leftovers for us, as we didn't run out of food), all of their hard work and communication throughout the process was wonderful! They helped make our big day such a memorable experience and I would choose them again in a heartbeat!
They did a fantastic job with our 200 person wedding! Their staff was very accommodating and super polite and helpful Read more...
They did a fantastic job with our 200 person wedding! Their staff was very accommodating and super polite and helpful throughout the event, the food was delicious (they even boxed up the leftovers for us, as we didn't run out of food), all of their hard work and communication throughout the process was wonderful! They helped make our big day such a memorable experience and I would choose them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Great service, executed everything we requested, good tasting food & lots of great feedback from our guests!
Great service, executed everything we requested, good tasting food & lots of great feedback from our guests!
Great service, executed everything we requested, good tasting food & lots of great feedback from our guests! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/3/2013
1.0/5.0
I had a terrible experience with this company. I have never dealt with a more disrespectful business. I absolutely would not recommend. They are much more interested in making their money than helping the bride create her special day. The first in person meeting I had with my consultant and the owner I let shaking and in tears. Plain and simple, they are mean people, and once that contract is signed they don't seem to care how they treat those employing their services. Several times the consultant make completely irrelevant and unprofessional comments about my mother.
While the food wasn't terrible, it did not live up to the quality one would expect after paying several thousand dollars for the service.
The coffee service was not stocked, and we ended up having to provide our own creamers and containers, and while the buffet was set up, no plates or utensils were lain. No accent linens were lain, and the cloth themselves were thrown sloppily on the tables. The staff was continuously found snacking on the ordered food, and it was hard to find a single smile amongst the staff. I was embarrassed as my guests continuously complained about the food, the service and the presentation.
Several thousand dollars down the drain later, I sincerely wish I had reconsidered my choice for caterers.
I had a terrible experience with this company. I have never dealt with a more disrespectful business. I absolutely would Read more...
I had a terrible experience with this company. I have never dealt with a more disrespectful business. I absolutely would not recommend. They are much more interested in making their money than helping the bride create her special day. The first in person meeting I had with my consultant and the owner I let shaking and in tears. Plain and simple, they are mean people, and once that contract is signed they don't seem to care how they treat those employing their services. Several times the consultant make completely irrelevant and unprofessional comments about my mother.
While the food wasn't terrible, it did not live up to the quality one would expect after paying several thousand dollars for the service.
The coffee service was not stocked, and we ended up having to provide our own creamers and containers, and while the buffet was set up, no plates or utensils were lain. No accent linens were lain, and the cloth themselves were thrown sloppily on the tables. The staff was continuously found snacking on the ordered food, and it was hard to find a single smile amongst the staff. I was embarrassed as my guests continuously complained about the food, the service and the presentation.
Several thousand dollars down the drain later, I sincerely wish I had reconsidered my choice for caterers. Read less
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