Feast Catering Co. offers fresh, seasonal, flavorful cuisine and full-service catering to Spokane and North Idaho. Whether you are hosting an outdoor wedding reception, an upscale business event, a holiday party, a casual gathering in your back yard, or dazzling 500 of your best clients at your corporate headquarters, we will help you create the event of your dreams.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
My name is Sylvia Fountaine, chef and owner of Feast Catering Co. I've been in the food industry for the past 20 years, starting Mizuna Restaurant in downtown Spokane with friend Tonia Schemmel in 1996, and ten years later, creating Feast Catering Co. with my husband Brian.
OUR PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD
Food is always vibrant and flavorful. Our philosophy is based on using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients, locally grown as much as possible. Selecting high quality ingredients, which are in season, picked at their peak, is our secret for creating vibrant flavorful food. We can accommodate vegan and gluten free requests easily. We are committed to supporting local farmers and producers throughout the inland Northwest and proudly offer a Farmers Market Dinner featuring the best of local ingredients.
ALL EVENT SIZES WELCOME
From casual gatherings.... to formal events, Feast will work with you to create the perfect menu based on your vision and budget. Events of all sizes are welcome….intimate gatherings of 25 people all the way up to large scale events of 1500 people.
THE FORMAT OF YOUR EVENT
The format that you decide upon sets the mood and feel of the overall event.
For example, a "Modern Cocktail Party" menu offers guests upscale appetizers, enough to replace a meal, while allowing them to socialize, walk around and mingle. Not only can this be a lot of fun for guests, it's a great opportunity for people to meet and network with each other. This is becoming increasing popular with business functions and wedding receptions. Guests love it -and it creates an upbeat, lively vibe.
A sit-down, plated dinner is a little more formal, classic and elegant. Guests are seated in one spot for longer periods of time, with less socializing time, but will feel well taken care of , with personalized table service like you would receive at a fine dining restaurant, a luxurious treat for your guests. Keep in mind that the food costs are about the same between this type of meal and a buffet style meal, but the number of servers you will need, will increase.
A buffet style meal -the most common- is both comfortable and familiar, allowing guests an opportunity to stretch their legs, get out of their chairs, and mingle a little bit. In general, it creates a more casual, comfortable feel. As much as some of us cringe at the word "buffet", the familiarity of it puts guests at ease, and creates a warm relaxing environment.
A family style meal, is where platters of food are brought to the guest's tables and the guests serve themselves, passing platters around the the table among themselves. This is a new fun popular trend in dining. Semi-casual in feel and reminiscent of sitting around a family table outdoors in Tuscany or Provence, it builds interaction and connectivity among the table members. This can be done with smaller tables, or long farm tables put together to seat many guests.
Feast offers all of these- formal plated dinners, modern buffet style dinners, family-style dinners, tray -passed hor d'oeuvres, appetizer stations, boxed lunches, drop-off catering, dessert bars and hosted cocktail/wine/beer bars.
Catering pricing is composed of 3 parts: food costs, server costs and rental costs plus tax and service fees. No matter which caterer you go with, remember, these are always built into the price.
FOOD~ All of our food pricing is clearly listed on our menus. The price is the same no matter what format you choose, but staffing needs can vary. For example, you will need more staff or "attendants" to handle a seated, individually plated dinner with table service, compared to a buffet style dinner.
ATTENDANTS ~Servers and licensed bartenders are $25 per hour for their services. In general, we suggest one server per 40 guests, but this can vary depending on the format of the event. The servers we work with are truly amazing- professional, efficient and friendly. They are people you will enjoy having at your event.
*And remember, you may not need any servers, especially if food is just dropped off, or picked up.
RENTALS ~Disposable plates, silverware and napkins are complimentary (included in the food pricing), but real china will need to be rented. Depending on how elaborate your event is, this may run anywhere between $2-$4 per person. We use EVENT-RENTS and you can view their pricing and options online. They deliver and pick up dishes dirty- no need to wash or rinse. You can arrange your own rentals or we can do this for you….up to you!
WHERE TO START
The first step - let's see if your date is available. Send us an EMAIL or give us a quick call at 509-879-9568. If we don't answer, we are probably catering, so leave a detailed message including your event date, where the event will be, the number of guests you estimate and a little about what you envision.
Once we make contact, we can either meet in person, or do a phone consult or even communicate via email if it's easier. We will come up with a menu together -specifically for you that meets your needs.
In the mean time, look at our SAMPLE MENUS for food format, ideas and pricing. Remember that these menus are totally customizable, and are there just to give you an idea. We can change the actual menu items. Using these as guides, you can start establishing your budget and overall feel of the event.
Look at our vendor page for the best event planners, venues, farm table rentals, cake bakers, and photographers.
If you want to begin choosing your specific menu items, feel free to peruse our FULL MENUS, but be warned, these can be overwhelming will all the choices!
We can take care of as much as you want us to- all the little details, from rentals, staffing, set up and clean up…. so you can relax and enjoy your own event.
FUNDRAISING and DONATIONS
We are committed to helping local non-profit organizations through various programs we offer. We have worked with The Big Table, Women Helping Women, The Spokane Farmers Market, The Guild School, Center for Justice, Spokane Culinary Institute, donating our services and helping to raise money. Contact us discuss how we can help you create a fundraising event that is both profitable and delicious.
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