For the month of July, the Queen Anne Chamber selected the Red Plate Catering for its Member Spotlight.
1) Tell us about what Red Plate Catering is in a nutshell?
Formerly known as Seattle Catering & Events (in association with the Best Western Executive Inn on Taylor Ave North) Red Plate Catering has been offering off-site and in-house gourmet meals and event space for over three decades. From corporate meals and events to weddings, receptions, reunions, and everything in between, we make every event special and easy.
In addition to creating stellar menus and delicious meals, our customer-first philosophy is the secret sauce that sets us apart. We believe that business isn’t just about numbers...It’s about people, relationships, and experiences. Your experience of planning the event is equally as important as the event itself.
Our Catering Sales Manager, Patricia Johnson has been with us for almost 10 years. Patricia was born and raised on Queen Anne hill, attended Queen Anne High School, and her Grandmother even had a farm on Magnolia Bluff! It is Patricia’s magic touch and care that makes every event a success and turns every customer into family. Everyone at Red Plate Catering comes with their own unique background and experience. Our Banquet Leads, Ramin and Adam, have been with us for a combined 35 years! Not only have they been serving, but also building relationships with our long-time customers. Our Executive Chef, Sean Pals, was published in the Visit Seattle Cookbook with eight of the city’s top chefs. He has studied many different cooking styles which enables him to offer a wide range of flavors and food types. From expertly smoked ribs melting off the bone, to Asian Fusion, to Chicken Saltimbocca...Sean does it all and does it well.
In addition to our exclusive partnership with the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, Red Plate Catering is also the preferred caterer for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, The Port of Seattle, and many other Seattle staples of industry.
2) How long has Red Plate Catering been a member of Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce?
Red Plate Catering joined the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce well over 15 years ago and has been the home of Chamber luncheons from the start!
Executive Chef, Sean Pals
3) How long has Red Plate Catering been in QA community and how does Red Plate Catering get involved in the community?
We have been rooted in the Best Western Executive Inn at the bottom of Queen Anne hill for over 30 years! Because our business is people as much as it is food, we strive to make a positive impact in our community. In addition to going out into the community and doing things like delivering lunches for the Millionaires Club, our partnership with the Best Western Executive Inn has allowed us to offer complimentary meeting space for many community leading organizations, including the Emerald City Rotary Club, The Queen Anne Chamber, Urban Academy, The American Association of University Women, and many more. Further efforts to be a force for change in 2018 has led Red Plate Catering to offer 5% of food revenue from all new (for-profit) clients in donation to the Seattle 501c3 non-profit of your choice.
4) Any information that you would like to share via Queen Anne Chamber's community (ex. upcoming events, announcements).
You will notice it mentioned above that we were formerly known as Seattle Catering & Events. In 2017, we decided to take our brand and marketing to the next level to support the continuing growth of our business. It was with the help of our new Marketing & Business Development Manager, John Thompson, that the vision of our organization was refocused. We are now working to build a bold new brand that speaks not just to the quality of Chef Sean’s food, but also to the type of experience we want to offer to all our customers.
One key component of this is creating an online presence like we’ve never had before. What is perhaps single-handedly one of the most significant aspects of this is showing our credibility to the online community by gathering 5-star reviews on sites like Yelp, Google, and Facebook. For anyone in the chamber who has worked with us before and wants to help support our growth, we would be tickled pink if you took the time to tell others about your experience. We’ve created the link below to make it as easy as possible to do so!
Thank you so much to everyone in the Chamber for being a special part of Red Plate Catering’s success!