Reliable and Affordable Catering in Seattle

Locally-owned and operated, Shake Bars and Event Planning is a successful event planning company that specializes in catering and bar services. Our highly-trained specialists have demonstrated their ability to provide superior results time and time again. Our team’s dedication to excellence is evident in the way they approach every event.

Our Catering Services

Shake Bars and Event Planning offers a unique take on traditional catering. We’re a little different and, yes, our clients love it that way! To ensure your satisfaction, we have hand-selected our favorite menu items from Seattle’s freshest and best restaurants. Our goal is to do our best to source local and sustainable offerings. We then gather and pair these selections, beautify them, and serve them up at your event with a smile. Our catering includes:

  • Table Signage
  • Compostable Plates, Napkins & Cutlery
  • Non-Disposable Rentals
  • Flower Arrangements

While our service style is ‘Pinterest-y’, other decor options are available to suit your personal or corporate style. Each event is 100% custom, so please let us know a few details about your event so we can customize the menu that fits your occasion and budget perfectly.

We Also Offer Full Bar Services

In addition to catering, our company also offers wholesale purchases and price per drink bar service options in Seattle and surrounding areas. With the wholesale purchase system, our clients keep the leftover alcohol. The other option is a consumption-based system, in which the consumption is tallied and the client is billed for that alcohol only. This method works really well if you don’t want leftover product. It’s also best if you’re unsure of the consumption rates and don’t want to run out. Although these two bar service options are most common, we are here to customize a system that is best for your event!

Some Of Our Clients


We have partnered with Seattle's best!

Shake has partnered with your favorite Seattle restauranteurs, bringing you Hello Robin cookies, Mighty-O donuts, noodles from BaBar, and Poke from Sam Choy’s just to name a few.  We combine Seattle favorites with other Northwest derived farm to table goodies from our in house chef.

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Fall In Manhattan (AKA Brosé All Day)
Bourbon, Lillet rosé, orange bitters (angostura), garnish with ruby red grapefruit zest

Whiskey Smash
Whiskey, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, shaken with blackberries & fresh basil leaves

Spiced Cranberry Moscow Mule
Vodka, elderflower liqueur, fresh lime, ginger beer

Vodka, pear liqueur, fresh lemon juice, one dropper of tarragon concentrate, club soda, garnish bartlett pear slice and lemon zest

Garden Paloma
Tequila, fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, jalapeño agave syrup, splash soda, garnish lime wedge/thyme sprig

Silver rum, ginger liqueur, simple syrup, fresh lime, angostura bitters, garnish with ginger slice & mint leaf

Georgetown G & T
Gin, kina tonic, top with soda, garnish orange zest


Rice Paper Spring Rolls
Peanut & sweet chili sauce

Seasonal Charcuterie Board
Selection of gourmet cured meats & cheeses
Artisan Breads & crackers - Dried Fruits - Nuts

Triple Cream Camembert Cheese
Washington honey comb

Mezze Platter
dolmas - feta - greek beets - mushrooms - olives
artichokes - roasted zucchini, eggplant & squash

Northwest Smoked Salmon Board
Maple Smoked salmon & accoutrements

Ahi Poke Boats
Shoyu, onion & sesame with taro chips

Balsamic Beef Crostini
marinated steak and fresh arugula perched atop
herbed-whipped goat cheese on a baked garlic crostini

Anti-Pasto Veggies
olives - mushrooms - artichokes

Mini Donut Tower & Hello Robin cookies

Includes compostable plates / cutlery & non-disposable serving ware

$30PP, $850 min


Seasonal Cheese & Meat Board
Selection of gourmet cured meats & cheeses
Artisan Breads - Dried Fruit - Nuts

Anti-Pasto Veggies
olives - mushrooms - artichokes

Mezze Platter
dolmas - feta - greek beets - mushrooms - olives
artichokes - roasted zucchini, eggplant & squash

Camembert Cheese
methow valley honey comb 

Beecher’s Mac & Cheese
With kettle chip crust
(on-site oven required)

Northwest Smoked Salmon Board
Maple Smoked salmon & accoutrements  

Mini Donut Tower 

1 server per 50 guests required 

includes compostable cutlery, plates & napkins.
Flower arrangement & menu signage.

$18 PP, $850 min

What People Are Saying

We have used Shake Bartending for the past two years for our Corporate Events. They are Pros! Very accommodating & efficient, offering their creative input on specialty items customized to our party’s theme. I highly recommend their services, you won’t be disappointed!

—Jen W. (Bellevue, WA)

Shake Bartenders ran our bartending and food service at Facebook Seattle for more than 200 people. I recommend her to other non-profit orgs that need a dependable, competitively priced vendor to run major charity or fundraising events. Tara has a process down which added high-value to our event!
—Al Y. (Seattle, WA)

Shake Bartender's fabulous staff took such great care of all of our guests and exceeded our expectations!
—Christie M. (Seattle, WA)

I used Shake Bartenders for my 30th High School Reunion this summer on the recommendation from a friend. I worked with Tara for all the logistical aspects of our event and she was so easy to work with and quick to respond to all of my questions.

—Dianne U. (Seattle, WA)

The preparation with Shake Bartenders went smoothly and the experience with organizing with them was seamless from beginning to end.

—Corey R. (Seattle, WA)

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