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About ARISTA Catering


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About Arista Catering


Fine Catering has always been a part of the Seattle area's heart and soul. With an appreciation for the uncommon, a love of the old and new worlds, and magical cuisine, the Northwest has no other caterer like Arista Catering. Our company provides you with not just an event, but a production and we can do it withing your catering budget. Arista Catering is a full service banquet catering company specializing in unique and delicious culinary creations, exceptional service, and memorable event productions. Arista Catering has done catering in large and small event venues in from Seattle to Tacoma.

Whether your event calls for a cocktail reception for 50 or a plated dinner for 2000, our event planning services are tailor-made to suit the creative and organizational needs of you and your guests while staying within your catering budget.

Personalized Menus

Arista Catering believes the cuisine featured at your event should exceed the diverse expectations of your guests. Our chefs create personalized menus featuring a wide range of internationally flavored, sustainable specialty foods from fisherman, farmers, ranchers and suppliers around the Seattle Tacoma vicinity. Our event planning team will gladly create a menu that matches the theme or demographic mix of your event, within your budget. We welcome you to choose from our selection of delicious menus featuring many culinary specialties and ethnic styles.

With culinary backgrounds featuring stints as head chefs in many renowned Seattle restaurants, our chefs will ensure that the cuisine created specifically for your event is made from the freshest local ingredients with great attention to both flavor and presentation of every dish.

Venue Selection

As the preferred caterer for many of the Seattle, Tacoma vicinity's top event planners, Arista is able to offer our clients preferred booking options at both historic and cutting edge event venues. We are also able to produce your event at your venue or at one of the many unique facilities from our list of “Preferred Venues.”

Professional Service

Our staffing will make your event as effortless as possible by providing the most experienced and professionally trained event managers, food servers, bartenders, bus persons, dish washers, chefs, hosts, and valets. Every event is staffed with a minimum of one coordinating manager who will be available to address your needs throughout the duration of your event.

Our Success Depends on Your Satisfaction

Our reputation is built upon our ability to provide our clients with the best possible service while meeting your catering budget requirements. Allow us to make your event everything you expect and much more.

We Guarantee Your Privacy

At Arista Catering, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Arista Catering does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to other companies. We use the information we collect about you to process orders and to provide a more personalized experience. Arista Catering will not collect any personal information about you except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information to us.

How Do We Use the Information We Collect

When you order, we request your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status.

When you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners.

We may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes made at Arista Catering and special offers we think you will find valuable.

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Arista Catering. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use the information, and under what circumstances we disclose the information.

If you are under 18 years of age, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to order.

Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.


1920 Dexter Ave N.

Seattle, WA 98109


Mon - Sat: 7AM - 11PM

Sun: 9AM - 11PM

Drop-off Catering 

When you want delicious food but don’t have the need for a full scale production, a less formal drop-off catering is perfect for you. Your food, beverages, and serving utensils are delivered and setup for you by an experienced Arista team member.

This is a picture of a disposable chafing or hot holding system that Arista Catering uses for drop off or express cateringIf your order calls for drop off service with hot food, we provide and set up disposable hot holding chafering pans for the hot food. At the end of the event, the hot holding equipment is disposable. This is perfect for informal gatherings and events with higher drop off delivery fees. Tacoma events are much less expensive with this style of service.

Express Service is a great option for the following scenarios:

When you need flexibility around your serving time to accommodate your guests, use express catering. For example, Express Service works for meal times such as in-house trainings, seminars, family reunions, and more.

When you have a small intimate gathering with a menu that calls for self-catering you can order express catering and receive all of the credit.

When you have to accommodate different serving shifts and need food to last over a long period of time, use express catering.

When you want to provide a catering option for your employees so that they don’t have to leave the facility to buy food, call for express catering.

When you need to save on the catering budget but still want delicious food, Express Service is perfect for staff meetings, informal staff appreciation events, and more.

When you want the ease of having great food delivered, Express Service is great. Office parties, late-night work sessions, and small holiday catering parties are ideal for express service.

When your catering budget is low at the end of the year, you can save money on your holiday catering parties by usine the express catering.

Set Up with Pick up

This catering service is part of our corporate express for when you want the nice touches of a full service buffet while maintaining the informality and flexibility of a drop-off express catering. Arista Catering employees will setup and display the food and provide fine china, stem ware, hotel chafers, and silver platters for the food. The beautiful food presentation creates an upscale impression with your guests and sets the tone for your event. After your event, Arista Catering's delivery team returns to the event to pickup all the serving items.

Less than 2 business days: There is an option to apply 100% of the deposited amount to a rescheduled future date or receive a refund of 70% of the deposited amount.

Less than 1 business day: There is an option to apply 100% of the deposited amount to a rescheduled future date or receive a refund of 35% of the deposited amount.

Delivery Information

All weekend deliveries and any deliveries after 5PM require a minimum of $500 food/beverage purchase plus tax and 18% gratuity. Other delivery charges will vary depending on travel times, clean up, and rental service.

Location/ Delivery Fee/ Pick Up Fee/ Minimum Order

  • Bellingham  Silverdale  Enumclaw  Tacoma  Olympia
$200 N/A $1500
  • Everett Arlington Edmonds Lynnwood Bremerton Bainbridge Puyallup Snohomish North Bend
 $100 $100 $1000
  • Des Moines Auburn Bothell Kent Renton Federal Way Fife Snoqualmie New Castle  SeaTac Duvall
$50 $50 $750
  • Mercer Island Bellevue Seattle Kirkland West Seattle Shoreline Redmond Issaquah  Kenmore 
 $25 $25 $500