Testimonials

Elyse's recently catered my small wedding along the Satsop River, about an hour from Olympia.

Elyse's staff helped with planning, patiently asking all the right questions about the space, location and how we envisioned the event. They gave really helpful professional suggestion any time I got stuck. The wedding ended up being perfect. We LOVED having Elyse's there. They did such a good job gauging the situation, figuring out how to help, and then jumping in to make everything happen.

Chairs for the ceremony were set up just right, and then seemed to move magically over to the tables without a lot of fuss in time for dinner. Elyse's staff brought chairs, tables, linens and set everything beautifully with the antique dishes and glasses we provided. When we got busy and forgot the appetizers, Elyse's popped into the kitchen, found our appetizers in the fridge, found appropriate dishes, organized everything in a lovely display, found a good spot to put it and delighted everyone. They helped us beat the rain by bringing the food back 30 minutes early and made sure that everything was set up, served, cleaned and put away on time. They opened wine bottles for us when we had forgotten to grab a corkscrew, chatted with the kids and kept smiles on their faces the whole time. 

Minute by minute, Elyse's figured out what we needed and delivered more than we expected. 
I heard so many comments about how excellent they were. 

I also heard a lot about the quality of the food. "Best food I've ever had at a wedding." "Perfect meal." "Incredible dinner." (We had shrimp lettuce wraps, peanut crusted chicken and pad thai) Many of our guests were from France and had never attended an American wedding before. They were totally delighted with the whole thing, including the food.

I had never sampled any of Elyse's food and just crossed my fingers that everything would be OK. They stunned us with their awesomeness. Thank you, Elyse's! It was worth every penny.

Olivia Dugan

August 12, 2017

Your service and food was wonderful!  The table looked beautiful and the food was enjoyed by all! We were very pleased with everything and others surely should know about it.  I have lived in Tumwater for over 10 years and seen your business begin with the little bakery/café then switch to mainly catering.  I knew you must have a great catering service given that you’ve been there for some time but it was above my expectations and certainly met the elegance of the event.  We had a small wedding that was intimate with close family and friends and wanted to give them an enjoyable reception.  Your catering service made it exactly that and then some!

Dawn Fick (Charette)

August 14, 2016

We had the pleasure of working with Elyse and her staff for our CopsForHire Open House event, and I was extremely satisfied with the service provided. Elyse helped us plan and manage our event, thought of all the little details, took the time to come to our office and share her ideas and experience to help us make our event successful. She made herself available at all times to answer our many questions, and made everything work seamlessly. Her staff was smiling, polite and professional, the food was nicely displayed on our conference table and our guests were really pleased with the quality. We will work with Elyse's Catering in the future and highly recommend her business!

Lili - Cops for Hire

April 30th, 2016

You guys do such a fabulous job! Everyone raves about the food and the service. You've got our future business for sure! Someone that came to clean up while one of our meetings was going on actually cleaned up the leftovers and put them in our refrigerator. That is definitely going above and beyond. Good job!

WA State School Directors

May 1, 2015

Thank you so much for providing such great food for our wedding party. We still hear such great feedback about how great everything was and the service staff was awesome. Thanks again! I will definitely recommend you to anyone in the area.

The Kubecs

November 2015

Thank you for all the work you poured into our wedding day. The months of planning were fun and every detail came out just like I imagined it. The reception was amazing, the food was delicious and your staff were flawless.

 

 

Ashley McBride

July 2015

Elyse's catered the bridal shower I hosted for my best friend. Anna took her time and always answered my phone calls and emails to make sure everything ran smoothly for this special event. The food was amazing! Especially the broccoli salad and banana nut bread/marscapone/smoked turkey finger sandwiches. The mimosa bar was a huge hit. Anna made sure everything ran smoothly and the help was so polite, friendly and hard working. I've had some bad luck with caterers in the past year, and Elyse's has restored my faith!

Shelly Sutter

March 24, 2015

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