Current Information Re: COVID-19

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Sharon Snuffin

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

As per Governor Inslee’s directions, Snuffin’s Catering will suspend daily business operations until the current crisis is over.  Our kitchen is closed for now.  Any remaining fresh products will be donated to our local food bank.

Our office will continue to be monitored from home. Both email and phone will be checked regularly.

The best way to contact us will be via   If you have a pressing question, you may call 253-318-0125 and Annie will reply promptly.

Our goal is to practice all safety requirements to keep our staff healthy, conserve resources and be ready to resume business when the crisis is past.  Our staff is on standby status so they will retain their jobs and be ready to again serve our valued clients when the time is right.

Please, please,  practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, sanitize areas touched by others, help neighbors and friends and stay at home if you can.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support in this difficult time for our State and Country.

Thank you from the Snuffin’s Catering Team!




What Happens to the Food if an Event is Canceled?

Posted on March 14, 2020 by Sharon Snuffin

MOST OFTEN ASKED QUESTION: What happens to the food if an event is postponed or canceled?

Snuffin’s Catering donates the food to a hot meal site such as Nativity House or Tacoma Rescue Mission. They have the kitchen equipment, refrigeration, etc. to serve and/or store quantities of prepared food and supplies.

Particularly at an uncertain time like now, we all must help provide for those in most need!

Sanitation to Protect our Clients and Staff

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Sharon Snuffin

After being in the food service business for over 40 years, Snuffin’s Catering has always been proactive in proper sanitation practices. Both our kitchen and event staff are trained to properly wash hands as well as the correct use of protective gloves.

To further protect guests at our catered events, we will be placing single-use plastic gloves at the beginning of all buffets. One of our staff members will be stationed to remind guests to use them as they handle serving utensils.

Yesterday, the guests at Rags Wearable Art loved the gloves being available and got right into the spirit of protecting the food and each other from possible issue.
All of us need to remember to wash our hands with soap and warm water – vigorously and frequently!


Good Hand Washing
Good Hand Washing

December Wedding Review

Posted on December 28, 2019 by Sharon Snuffin

Thank you, Matthew and Ronnie, for the lovely review on Wedding Wire!

Perfect Choice for our Winter Wedding

Snuffin’s Catering provided us with an excellent experience throughout our entire wedding process. After our initial consultation with Cherie, she provided us with recommendations and cost saving options to help keep us within our budget. On the wedding day, they provided excellent service to our guests and helped us to have a seamless dinner experience. Our guest loved the food they served. Snuffin’s also helped us to put on a spiked hot chocolate and coffee bar which our guests really enjoyed. It is easy to see why they are a preferred caterer for our wedding venue. We experienced no issues at all with Snuffin’s Catering, and I recommend them to anyone in the Seattle area.

Matthew and Ronnie, 12/14/2019

Customized Wedding Table Settings

Posted on December 17, 2019 by Sharon Snuffin

A Consultation with Snuffins’s is not just menu and timing. You get to create your own, custom table setting!

We have samples of linens of all colors, plus china, flatware and glassware displayed for you to “play” with and find the perfect look.

This stunning setting was chosen for Meetra and Jathans June, 2020 Wedding at Thornewood Castle.

Meetra & Jathan’s Table Decor

2020 January Wedding Tasting

Posted on December 17, 2019 by Sharon Snuffin

Join us at our next Wedding Tasting held at our Gig Harbor kitchen and office on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Call us at 253-851-2900 to reserve your spot. Limit of 4 attendees and Please, no children due to liability limits.


Snuffin’s Fall Wedding Tasting

Posted on September 9, 2019 by Sharon Snuffin

It’s not too late to join us this Thursday for our Fall Wedding Tasting. It’s FREE and features our most popular menu choices.

Call us at 253-851-2900 to reserve your spot!

Historic 1625 News:

Posted on April 13, 2019 by Sharon Snuffin

News from Historic 1625 Tacoma Place: A new display room for their muscle car collection! Bright light and lots of room for a cocktail hour after the wedding ceremony. We love to tray-pass our yummy appetizers before dinner!


Perfect for your Cocktail Hour!

Tray Passed Bacon-Parmesan Breadsticks

2019 Spring Wedding Tasting

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Sharon Snuffin

Our next Wedding Tasting will be held at our Gig Harbor kitchen and office on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Call us at 253-851-2900 to reserve your spot.  Limit of 4 attendees and Please, no children due to liability limits.


FREE Spring Wedding Tasting
Caprese Display
Grilled Flank Steak
Fresh Basil Glazed Salmon


A review from a February bride:

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Sharon Snuffin


Snuffins did an amazing job catering our wedding! Their process was seamless and Sharon always responded to my questions as quickly as possible. The day of the wedding, there were several servers and bartenders and they were dressed very professionally. We even had a dedicated server just for the two of us! We decided to go with their salmon and beef shortribs. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the shortribs were so tender. I also wanted to surprise my now husband with a special meal and asked Sharon if it was possible. She had no issues with it and he was surprised! At the end of the night, they even gave us a take home basket with a small sample of each of the different foods. Highly recommend hiring Snuffins! You will not regret it!

2018 Hunger Walk – Join Snuffin’s Catering’s Team

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Sharon Snuffin

May 5, 2018 at Lake Steilacoom Park

The Emergency Food Network is the distributor to all the food banks and hot meal sited in Pierce County

Funds raised go to purchase nutritious food for Pierce County food banks and hot meal sites.  for every $1 donated, EFN leverages that to $12 worth of food.

We need your help!  Please join the Snuffin’s Team and walk with us – or -= be a virtual walker and donate $$ to help us feed our neighbors.


click here:


10 Reasons to Give to EFN

1. 54% of the people EFN serves are children and seniors.

6. Nine women from our Purdy Women’s Program worked towards receiving college credit at Mother Earth Farm.

7. 63% of low-income households in Pierce

County used food assistance programs.

8. For every $1 donated EFN provides $12 worth of food.

9. EFN does not charge partner programs for food we distribute.

10. Tell a personal reason why you think it is so important

to give to EFN!

4. EFN distributed over 16,000,000 pounds of food in 2015 to 70 food sites.


EFN harvested more than 100,000 pounds of organic produce in 2016 at our Mother Earth Farm.

Tips for the Newly Engaged:

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Sharon Snuffin

Exciting times! Tears and beaming smiles. Sometimes, a bit of a panic!

What to do first? Even before picking a specific date, check out the venues you like and see what is available during your preferred time of year. The most highly sought venues book more than a year in advance. For unique dates (like 8-18-2018), they may book 2 years in advance!

If your first choice in date or venue is not available, consider Fridays and Sundays. Those days book after prime days and the rental often costs less than a Saturday. Most venues also have much lower rental costs if a weekday will work for you. Especially when many guests will be traveling to your wedding, a weekday can be a great choice – giving your guests extra time to do some sightseeing while in the NW.

In addition to looking for a venue that has dates available, consider some practicalities:

-are tables and chairs included in the rental?

-is there free and/or adequate parking?

-do you need wheelchair access?

-can you choose your vendors, or do you have to use those from the venue?

-can you provide your own alcoholic beverages?

-what are the costs for rental for additional hours?

Before booking any venue, be sure to check out their reviews on impartial websites like The Knot, Wedding Wire or Yelp.

A gluten-free review for Snuffin’s Catering!

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Posted on

Snuffin’s Catering in Seattle Bride Ideas magazine (Spring/Summer 2017)

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Check also our listing on

Click here to request your free copy!

One of our weddings featured on Borrowed & Blue

Posted on February 7, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Last summer we catered Taylor & Stephen’s wedding at a private residence.

We are proud to announce that their wedding was featured and published on Borrowed & Blue on February 7, 2017. We enjoyed catering this wonderful wedding on the Borrowed & Blue website!
Click here to discover the beautiful pictures of their wedding.

We are famous! ;-)

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Thank you to Andrea Haffly for her article in The Peninsula Gateway!
Yes, we are pround of our Best Of Weddings Hall of Fame Award from the Knot. Entirely based on our customers’ reviews, it proves that we are doing our very best on a daily basis to improve our customers’ satisfaction. Read on!

Snuffin’s Catering #1 in the Haute List of Seattle Bride Magazine for the South Sound

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Snuffin’s Catering has been featured in Seattle Bride Magazine Haute List, an exclusive guide to top-tier vendors.
Check it out online and/or in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of the Seattle Bride Magazine!

Snuffin’s Catering named to The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame 2017

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin


Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Gig Harbor, WA /January 6, 2017— Snuffin’s Catering is pleased to announce that it has been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame from The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings, a by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

This year, The Knot Best of Weddings winners represent the top 2% of local wedding vendors listed on There were only 808 new inductees into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame for 2017 out of more than 300,000 local vendors featured on

“We are honored and delighted to be amongst the top wedding vendors across America and we will continue to strengthen our track record by providing top quality food and service to our clients. Since 1974, we pride ourselves in our deep understanding of our wedding couples needs.” Sharon Snuffin, Owner, Snuffin’s Catering.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit

About Snuffin’s Catering
Snuffin’s Catering is a full service caterer offering Northwest, American and International style cuisine through Seated Dinners, Family Style, Creative Buffets, Appetizer Buffets, Action Stations, Butler Passed Appetizers, etc. Founded by Sharon Snuffin in 1974, the company prides itself in its unparalleled understanding and experience of the catering industry. Highly rated in client reviews, Snuffin’s Catering is also on the preferred list of many top wedding and corporate event venues. | Follow us on Twitter @Snuffinscater and on Facebook at Snuffins

About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource and marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), which helps people navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments—from getting married to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at and follow on social media: and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

A beautiful wedding at Historic 1625 in Tacoma

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Another 5-star review for Snuffin’s Catering

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Another fantastic 5-star review from one of our lovely brides, Molly!
Praises for our food, catering style and our amazing event planner : Jennifer. Thank you Molly!

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