Essence of the Thymes

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About Essence of the Thymes

You have found a great NW premier catering company. We have passion for food and genuine love for people pleasing. It is our driving force to success. We can travel about an hour to an hour & a half from our site to events, to ensure you get the freshest, best tasting food we can offer.

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Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Alyssa

    Alyssa Carreon · Married on 08/10/2019

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    Great people, delicious food

    Essence made choosing our wedding meal a breeze. Very customizable menu, easy to work with, and always answered questions quickly! The staff serving was fabulous, and very friendly. Thank you for making my day just that much smoother!

    Sent on 08/19/2019
  • Cass

    Cass P · Married on 07/06/2019

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    Great food, Great people.

    10/10. We were so lucky to work with Essence of Thyme for our July wedding and were so grateful for all of their efforts to make our day incredible. We were able to get all of our linen and glassware rentals through them, as well as hire a bartender. So convenient to have it all together. AND THE FOOD! Absolutely wonderful in every way. We were able to accommodate a wide range of special dietary needs without a problem. We ended up choosing a vegetarian dish (vegetable moussaka - INCREDIBLE) and salmon, every single one of our guests enjoyed both options. Hope was such a delight to work with through the whole process and she will make sure that you have clarity into pricing and options. Could not recommend more.

    Sent on 07/09/2019

    Essence of the Thymes's reply:

    Oh, thank you so much, Cass! You all were such a blast to work with! You could tell that every person was so excited and happy to be there, and I loved hearing your dad talk about when you first met Will :) Thank you so much, and we wish you two the very best!
  • Alex

    Alex Paul-Hayter · Married on 06/29/2019

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    • Responsiveness:
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    Beyond Amazing

    The ENTIRE team at Essence is beyond helpful-Hope is amazing and worked with me for months. They are all so professional and are there to make sure you get what you want. All of the food of theirs is ao delicious it was hard to narrrow it down-we ended up with the tri tip, garlic mashed potaoes (WOW!), chicken penne pesto pasta, grill asparagus, and caesar salad. It was all SOOO good!

    If you don't want to stress about if the food will be hot or good, HIRE ESSENCE! All of their staff are so incredibly nice-the quality of the food is spectacular and you won't regret having them!

    Sent on 07/06/2019

    Essence of the Thymes's reply:

    Thank you for that amazing review, Alex! We enjoyed working with you and getting to see you guys at various shows and open houses through out the year of planning! We saw Jake the next afternoon picking stuff up at the venue, and he looked so happy (and maybe a little sleepy)! Wishing you guys a happy marriage!

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Essence of the Thymes FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 65.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 50.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 60.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 60.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering? Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings, Linens, Flatware, Glassware
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • What event services do you provide? Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide? Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, Asian, Chinese, French, Italian, Local, Mexican
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Signature Drink
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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  • Point of View by Lou Photography
    Point of View by Lou Photography Wedding Photographers

    Chef Ray and Gina offer the best customer service and exceptional food. I've had the pleasure of tasting food at a wedding I photographed and at an event I attended. The Essence of the Thymes is wonderful. I highly recommend them for all my brides and grooms.

  • Farm Kitchen
    Farm Kitchen Barn & Farm Weddings

    Gina & Ray and their team bring a great sense of energy & fun to every event. They are among our most popular Farm Kitchen caterers, with a great track record of happy clients served year-round, indoors and out. At each wedding, it is truly Your Day where their creativity, good food and dedicated service come together to deliver not just what you planned, but more.

  • Elegant Affairs
    Elegant Affairs Wedding Planners

    Essence of the Thymes are AMAZING. From their menu creations to their staff. It was an absolute pleasure to have worked with them. I look forward to working with them again.

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  • 817 Bay Street Port Orchard, WA, 98366 See on map
    3608769200 (Phone number)

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