A local, sustainable, mouth watering catering company serving Kittitas County and beyond. We create dishes for events ranging from elaborate weddings to rustic Dutch oven campfire cooking and everything in-between. Combining local sustainable ingredients with a fearless epicurean palette, we offer creative selections featuring seasonally available products. Every Rustic Root menu is tailored around our client’s tastes to craft an unforgettable event that suits their budget.
While we are a new company, we are not new to catering. Jessica Koeth has 16 years experience including:
• Starlight Lounge (Ellensburg, WA.)
• The Roslyn Cafe (Roslyn, WA.)
• Suncadia Resort (Roslyn, WA.)
Executive Sous Chef
• The Rainier Club (Seattle, WA.)
Entremetier, Banquets, Afternoon Line Cook
Jessica completed the Culinary Arts Program from Le Cordon Bleu of Paris at Brown College in Minneapolis, MN. Her accomplishments include:
• Junior member of American Culinary Federation
• Silver medal in National ACF competition
• Assisted executive chef of Houlihans Corp. in national chefs competition
• Volunteer chef for Helping Paws charity benefit
• Three year participant representing Hotel Sofitel, Le Cordon Bleu, and The Rainier Club at
the annual benefit for the Kidney Foundation
• Assisted chefs throughout the Pacific Northwest in private multi-course dinners
• Participated in preparing multi-course dinners in 3 separate Chaine de Rotisseur benefits
• Prepared and plated numerous Tasting Menus, Wine Dinners, and Private Chefs Tables
• Participated in The Bite of Seattle representing Uli's Famous Sausage and The Rainier Club
"Jessica has continued to show me that she is a team player and that she is very passionate about her work in an effort to be the best that she can be. She has represented the club and myself in the most important way possible...being the best!”
- Bill Morris, Executive Chef, Rainier Club, Seattle WA.
"As Jessica continues to learn she has become a cornerstone in our kitchen"
- Len Mendoza, Executive Chef, Hotel Sofitel, Minneapolis, MN.
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Anjuli · Married on 08/02/2014
The short version: Jessica and Rustic Root are professional, tasty, and a great fit for any event.Sent on 10/04/2014
The long version:
I originally found Jessica through good ol' Google. As a Seattle resident getting married in Cle Elum, I was looking for a caterer that could provide amazing food for my wedding without an insane, "we-traveled-from-Seattle" price tag. I looked up Jessica's menu and website, and my fiance and I found ourselves more and more excited with each menu item. We decided we had to set up a time to meet.
At our initial consultation at the Roslyn Cafe (which Jessica and her husband also own- now an essential stop whenever we are in the Cle Elum area), Jessica's professionalism became ever-apparent. She sat down with us, our families, and our wedding planner, and meticulously noted our conversation about our likes, dislikes, and wishes in a wedding menu. She served us some amazing food, and we were certain, upon first bite, that our search for a caterer was over. Seriously- the food is absolutely amazing. Plus, Jessica was incredibly receptive to feedback (like to make meatballs smaller, etc.).
We had a few more consults, including a site check, on the way to the wedding. Jessica is incredibly experienced in this field, and has a strong team. She also has a fully functioning trailer kitchen, so didn't even need to use the kitchen at our venue- a huge plus.
My wedding guests were beyond pleased with the delicious food served at our wedding (in fact, not a drop was left over, and not due to lack of food!). Jessica's flavorful food, paired with her great service, made her the perfect caterer for our event. Definitely use Rustic Root if you are in the area, and stop by the Roslyn Cafe if you need a great meal in central Washington!
Denise · Married on 06/08/2013
When planning our wedding my FH and I had items we were not willing to compromise on, my now husband's was the food. We had heard Rustic Root Catering mentioned by our venue and decided to inquire about a tasting. Jessica was great and the food we tasted SOLD us on her services and the result on the big day did not disappoint. Our food was exactly what we wanted and tasted AMAZING - so flavorful and fresh. We had a couple foodies in our guest group and even they had positive feedback! Overall a great decision!Sent on 06/30/2013
Kensey Wentworth · Married on 09/29/2018
Book them already!
One of our goals was to serve wedding food that people actually remembered... and OH yes they did! Rustic Root was fantastic. Jessica (the owner) knew exactly what we were looking for, and delivered a fresh, local menu that people are STILL raving about (months after our wedding). She worked with us to customize a few dishes, and made suggestions to make a dish go from "wedding meh" to something our guests would actually remember for the rest of their lives. (IE: Grilled jalapeno poppers and Cougar Gold mac and cheese!) Sometimes it took a while to get in touch with Jessica due to her busy schedule, but in the end it all came together flawlessly and professionally. My husband and I definitely recommend this vendor for any catering needs. But be warned-- they may ruin all future wedding dinners for the rest of your life; Nothing will compare once you've experienced their food! Book them!Sent on 03/07/2019