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 offers two levels of catering services.  The first is full service catering that includes on-site servers and freshly made heavy hors d'oeuvres  showcasing a beautiful appetizer spread.  The option second is more informal if your event just needs a few bites for guests to enjoy.  We offer platters that can be brought in and set-up by your bartender, and these do not require additional service staff.   Some of our guests like to add a charcuterie board to their bar services and call it a day; other events call for an impressive spread!  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.

Let's start planning!

Drop us a line today for a custom quote!

Sample Cocktail Menu

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

Full Service / Heavy Appetizer Menu

Seasonal Charcutrie Grazing Board
Beautiful selection of farm to table cured meats & cheeses
Artisan Breads & crackers - Fruits & vegetables
Nuts - spreads

Brisket Sliders on a Brioche Bun
smoked with Hickory and Post Oak

Balinese Style Meatballs
Sweet Chili glaze

Triple Cream Camembert Cheese
Washington honey comb

Greek Chicken Skewers
With eggplant caviar

Mini Spinach Feta Spanakopitas
Spinach & feta with tzatziki sauce

Northwest Smoked Salmon Board
Maple Smoked salmon & accoutrements

Ahi Poke Boats
Shoyu, onion & sesame with taro chips

Beecher’s Mac & Cheese Boats
With kettle chip crust

Anti-Pasto Skewers
olives - Tomatoes - artichokes - Mozzarella cheese



Mini Donut Towers ~ Hello Robin Cookies


$38PP Plus 1 Server Per 30 Guests


Seasonal Charcutrie Grazing Board $165
Beautiful selection of farm to table cured meats & cheeses
Artisan Breads & crackers - Fruits & vegetables
Nuts - spreads
(serves 40)

Triple Cream Camembert Cheese $75
Washington honey comb
(serves 25)

Mini Spinach Feta Spanakopitas $85
Spinach & feta with tzatziki sauce
(serves 25)

Anti-Pasto Skewers $75
olives - mozzarella - artichokes - tomato
(serves 20)

Chicken Skewers $145
with eggplant ‘caviar’
(serves 36)

Balinese Stle Meatballs $135
sweet chili sauce
(serves 36)

Mediterranean Tapenade Crostini $95
Garlic - castelvetrano olives - currants
St. John’s creamery Goat cheese
(serves 20)

Northwest Smoked Salmon Board $95
Northwest Smoked Salmon Board
Maple Smoked salmon & accoutrements
Dill - tomato - cucumber - asparagus - lemon - caper )- red onion
(serves 20)

Grilled Vegie Platter $95
With Mediterranean dips & pita
(Serves 30)

Hello Robin Cookies $125
Brown Butter Snickerdoodle, Chocolate chip,
Salted Butterscotch, Mexican flourless chocolate (GF)
(serves 36)

Mini Donut Towers $75
John boy salted caramel
(serves 36)


Includes Compostable Plates / Cutlery &
Non-Disposable Serving Ware

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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