10334 Aurora Ave North
Seattle, WA 98133
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About Us

For most people, catering is something of a mystery. Many brides we meet arrive with a host of questions "Who cleans up after the reception?" "Do you provide the service staff?" "Who makes sure everything looks nice through a long night of celebration?" To these questions and many more the answer is, "We do!"

Special Occasions is a full-service caterer. In addition to working with you to plan your menu, we can also help you find a reception site and coordinate the décor, including taking care of the china, glassware, tables, linens, chairs and tenting. We can even set up your wedding ceremony.

Often we are the first people to arrive on your wedding day, and we don't leave until the last guest has said good bye and the last glass has emptied. For a day as important as this, you should expect no less. We believe we provide the most comprehensive service in the city. You make the date, and we'll do the rest!

Tip: Choose a friend or family member to attend the gift table. Attach each card with some scotch tape to their packages. This makes writing thank you notes much less like a "Whodunit".

Tip: Enclose a snap shot from your wedding in the thank-you cards to your guests. The will appreciate a memento from the day.

"We are still receiving compliments about our daughters wedding reception! Thank you again for all your help in making it a Special Occasion for all of us. Also, to your great staff for their excellent service."

" Thank you for your extraordinary service and food at our rehearsal dinner. I can't tell you how much everyone enjoyed the evening."
Marie & Peter

" The food was delicious, the set up beautiful and the service impeccable. Our guests were so complimentary and Mike and I were so pleased. Thank you very much."
Mike & Margie

From the kitchen of
Special Occasions

Skewers of Chicken Breasts
Marinated in White Wine & Italian Herbs
Served with a Caper Aioli

Bow-Tie Pasta
Wild Mushroom Sauce tossed with Asparagus Spears
Penne Pasta
With Prawns in a Tomato-Garlic Sauce

Pane Ripieno
Italian Bread layered with Provolone, Artichoke Hearts,
Sautéed Bell Peppers & Black Olives

Insalada Provencale
Roasted Eggplant, Mushrooms, Yellow Squash, Zucchini,
Red Onions and Roma Tomatoes
Tossed in a Balsamic-Basil Vinaigrette

A Selection of Cheeses to include:
Wedges of Brie filled with Sherried Mushrooms and baked in a Puff Pastry
Gorgonzola and Roasted Pear Terrine with a Caramel Glaze
Sundried Tomato and Roasted Garlic with Montrachet
served with Assorted Crackers and Crostini

A Display of Seasonal Fruit

Dinner Buffet with Passed Hors d' Oeuvres

Hazelnut & Risotto Hearts topped with Caramelized Onions &
Balsamic Apple Confit
Parmesan-Rosemary Shortbread topped with
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Feta

Dinner Buffet
Roasted Salmon with a Savory Blackberry Sauce
topped with Pralines
Chicken Breasts stuffed with a Lemon-Thyme & Ricotta filling
& drizzled with a Lemon Beurre Blanc
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs & Garlic
A Melange of Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Wild Field Greens with Gorgonzola, Red Onion &
Slices of Pears tossed in a
Roasted Shallot & Pear Vinaigrette
Slices of Artisan Breads
with an Edible Flower Butter

Heavy Appetizers
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon
Served with a Ponzu Sauce
Thai marinated Chicken Skewers
rolled in Peanuts and Cilantro
with a Spicy Peanut Sauce
Teriyaki Beef Kabobs
with a Plum Dipping Sauce
California Rolls
with Wasabi and Pickled Ginger
Curried Vegetable Strudel
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display
Asian-Style Anti Pasti
A Selection of marinated Vegetables to include
Gingered Carrots, Broccoli in a Lemon-Cashew Dressing,
Steamed Snap Peas in Sake & Japanese Eggplant
with a Sweet & Sour Dressing

Please call us for a free consultation and estimate. We can also provide you with an extensive list of other entree and hors d' oeuvre selections. We find great inspiration in providing you with the regions freshest ingredients and we tailor our services to your individual taste, needs and budget.

Special Occasions Catering
(206) 527-1253