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 & Cutler
  • 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.


Shake Bartenders and Catering

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


Shake offers beautiful charcuterie tables.

We will build a beautiful display of cured meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, breads & crackers, floral, etc. for your next event.  These tables will ‘wow’ your guests, we are sure of that!  Our charcuterie tables can be 6 feet to 18 feet long!


Let's start planning!

Drop us a line today for a custom quote!

Sample Cocktail Menu


Porch Swing - black tea & peach infused bourbon, fresh squeezed lemonade, garnish with a peach slice & lemon zest

Spring In Manhattan (AKA Brosé All Day) - bourbon, lillet rosé, orange bitters (angostura), garnish with ruby red grapefruit zest

Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule - whiskey, blackberry sage agave reduction, lemon, ginger beer

Fresh Grapefruit Manhattan - bourbon, sweet vermouth, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, bitters


Raspberry Basil Mule - vodka, fresh raspberries and basil, lime juice, ginger beer

Fresh Rosemary Greyhound - vodka, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, rosemary simple syrup, rosemary sprig

Vodka Smash - vodka, fresh lime, simple syrup, chopped strawberry, torn mint leaves, garnish with fresh all smashed fruit/herb

The Herbal Remedy - (served blended daiquiri style): Fresh squeezed lime juice, agave simple syrup, fresh mint, ice


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

Ballard Bloom - gin, honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, lavender bitters, neat - garnish lemon zest (or lavender sprig)

Gin Smash - gin, fresh lemon, simple syrup, raspberries & rosemary sprig, seltzer, garnish with fresh fruit/herb mix

Herbs & Berries - gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, raspberries, mint & cucumber, garnish with fresh fruit/herb mix (served punch style / pre-mixed for infusion)

Fresh Grapefruit Negroni - gin, fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, sweet red vermouth, campari & a grapefruit wedge


Lavender Paloma - tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, lavender honey, lime

Garden Paloma - tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, jalapeño agave syrup, splash soda, garnish lime wedge/thyme sprig

Tequila Smash - tequila, fresh lime, simple syrup, peach slices & mint chopped, garnish with fresh fruit/herb

Rocapulco Red - tequila reposado, fresh lime juice, fresh squeezed OJ, pomegranate juice, black sea salt

Poppy’s Margarita - gold tequila, house made spicy chipotle- lime sour mix, dash orange liqueur & a lime wheel

Lime Hibiscus Margarita - silver tequila, house made hibiscus lime sour mix, dash orange liqueur & a salted lime wheel


Planter's Punch - rum, strong black tea, fresh lime, simple syrup, garnish with mint

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

The Shake Down - silver rum, dark rum, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, dash orange curaçao, dash grenadine, mint & pineapple slice

Extra Fancy Rum Punch - Plantation pineapple rum, dark spiced rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, a spiced bourbon soaked cherry & pineapple slice


Seasonal Charcuterie Grazing Board $275
Beautiful selection of farm to table cured meats & cheeses
Artisan Breads & crackers - Fruits & vegetables
Nuts - spreads
(35 Servings)

Triple Cream Brie Cheese $95
Washington honey comb, cranberry compote & Baguette
(20 Servings)

Mini Empanadas $125
With chimmichuri
(25 pieces)

Caprese Skewers $125
mozzarella - tomato - Basil
Balsamic glaze
(40 pieces)

Jerk Chicken Skewers $150
with chili onion hummus
(35 pieces)

Balinese Style Meatballs $125
sweet chili sauce
(50 pieces)

Seasonal Crostini’s $125
Goat cheese - pomegranate
Pistachios - hot honey
(32 pieces)

Northwest Smoked Salmon Board $145
Maple Smoked salmon & accoutrements
tomato - cucumber - lemon - caper
(20 Servings)

Grilled Veggie Platter $165
With Mediterranean dips & pita
(40 Servings)

Six Foot Charcuterie Grazing Table $1400
Beautiful selection of farm to table cured meats & cheeses
Artisan Breads & crackers - Fruits & vegetables
Nuts - spreads
(Serves 60+)

Fresh Baked Cookies $145
Salted Chocolate chip - Brown Sugar shortbread,
Apricot Oatmeal Pecan - Chocolate (GF & vegan)
(36 Pieces)

Mini Donut Towers $125
Powdered sugar - seasonal - cinnamon & sugar
(36 Pieces)

Mini Donut Towers $105
John boy salted caramel
(serves 36)


Compostable bamboo plates & cutlery - $3.50PP
Compostable white plates & cutlery - $1PP
$750 Min

Heavy Appetizers

Seasonal Charcuterie Grazing Boards (or full tables)
Beautiful selection of farm to table cured meats & cheeses
Artisan Breads & crackers - Fruits & vegetables
Nuts - spreads

Brisket Sliders on a Brioche Bun (pork or chicken options)
smoked with Hickory and Post Oak

Balinese Style Meatballs
Sweet Chili glaze

Triple Cream Brie Cheese
Washington honey comb

Seasonal Crostini’s
Goat cheese - pistachios
Pomegranate - hot honey

Mini Argentinan Empanadas
With house made chimmichuri

Northwest Smoked Salmon Board
Maple Smoked salmon & accoutrements

Ahi Poke Cones
Shoyu, onion & sesame - rice balls & Nori

Beecher’s Mac & Cheese Boats
With kettle chip crust

Veggie Crudités
With green goddess




Fresh Baked Cookies
Salted Chocolate chip - Seasonal
Salted Butterscotch - Flourless Chocolate (GF) - Lemon Poppyseed


Mini Donut Towers
Powdered sugar - sprinkle - cinnamon & sugar

$47 per guest
(1 server per 30 guests required)
$1500 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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