Market Fresh Catering

We Are Proud To Be Local

Proudly hailing West Seattle as home since 2000, Joanie’s Catering has been part of countless corporate and social events all over western Washington. We specialize in offsite catering and love to create memorable occasions wherever you invite us to go.


About the Owner: Joan Allen

A true Seattle native, Joanie knows where to find all the edible treasures of our region. And what a bounty the Pacific Northwest holds! It is common to find Joanie hunting down that last flat of local berries for freezer jam as she races to catch a ferry so the crab pots are dropped in time. According to Joanie, there is nothing better than the love of life, food and a good celebration. Your guests are our guest. We take their comfort seriously.

Beginning her career in the food industry at Pike Place Market cemented Joanie’s foundation in shopping local and cooking with seasonal fare. In 1981, Joanie graduated from the Culinary Arts Program at South Seattle Community College where she received an old school education in her class of 13 and learned a wide range of cooking styles. From traditional to modern, international to down-home, her uncommonly delicious food is prepared and presented with taste and pride. Making your Grandma’s best recipe to perfection is a challenge quite suited to Joanie and her four decades of experience. The possibilities are endless!


Catering With a PNW Heart & Soul

When you cook from scratch, every bit counts. Items on our menu are crafted with care down to each morsel. Joanie is dedicated to supporting our local economy  sourcing ingredients from our neighbors. We are fortunate to have high quality local, seasonal, and organic harvests from which to choose. With suppliers focused on sustainability and community like we are, it is easy to uphold our principles and provide exceptional food.

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