ACT 3 Catering has been serving the Greater Seattle and Tacoma area for more than 30 years. We're a family owned and operated catering company that welcomes you to share our passion for great food and service. ACT 3 coordinates small, intimate parties, large-scale events, and everything in between.
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ACT 3 consists of a professional team of positive and hardworking individuals. We work together to create and deliver a memorable experience of quality food with top-notch service. Our "family" includes highly skilled and innovative chefs, professional and knowledgeable coordinators, proficient delivery drivers, and experienced service staff.
Terri Doremus, along with her husband Chuck, started Terri D's Catering in 1984 using a commercial kitchen that was in her Buckley, WA home. The company was conceived "to put smiles on the faces of friends", who were hosting parties and wanted Terri's irresistible homemade food. Word spread from one friend to the next about how good the food was and, before long... Terri D's became a full-fledged catering business.
The Doremus family worked alongside Atwood Catering in Kirkland and California Catering in Renton during the late 1990's, before Terri D's purchased both in the year 2000. In 2002, Terri and Chuck changed the business name to "ACT 3 Catering", representing all three companies working together as one. In 2007, the Doremus' consolidated all operations into the present headquarters, 16,000 sq ft building in Tukwila. The building boasts ACT 3's state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, business offices, extensive warehouse spaces, and loading dock for the delivery fleet.
It is with Terri and Chuck's legacy that we continue to provide high quality food and exceptional customer service.
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Executive Chef Greg Shaffer was raised in the Pacific Northwest and has worked as a culinary professional for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Western Washington University and Seattle Culinary Academy. Greg began his culinary career with the Sun Valley Company in Sun Valley, Idaho, and continued to cook while attending school in Bellingham. After college, he decided to relocate to Seattle and pursue his passion for food. Signing on to the Seattle-based Schwartz Brothers restaurants, he spent 9 years at Daniel's Broiler and Chandler's Crabhouse. In 2010, Greg joined ACT 3 Catering as Executive Chef.
Chef Greg specializes in Northwest Cuisine, but also excels in a variety of American regional, European and Asian cuisines and techniques. He enjoys working with our special event planners and ACT 3 clients to create custom menus for their special occasions.
With extensive coordination experience, Markelle began her career in various hospitality and planning roles ranging from intimate private gatherings to large scale college athletic tournaments. When she isn't planning events, Markelle enjoys cooking, pub trivia, and traveling. As a newlywed herself, she is mindful of the support you need and questions that will arise leading up to your big day. Traveling the world and working with a diverse range of individuals has intensified her adaptability and ease of communication with all types of personalities.
Sales & Marketing
Bill has worked 7 years with ACT 3 Catering, developing new business and marketing opportunities along the way. Sales and Marketing activity for Bill include sales calls and meetings, generating prospects, networking in the industry, trade shows and open houses, social media, and providing venue and partner-related content for our website. He strongly believes that building strong relationships with our preferred Venues and Business Partners in the Puget Sound region is the key to ACT 3's sustainable growth. Bill brings an extensive Foodservice Industry background, spanning 23 years of experience, which includes companies like Golden Grain Macaroni, Venell's Candy, Nestle SA, Kenco Foodservice, High Star Services, ACOSTA Foodservice, and Mick Kelly's Irish Pub — all local to the Greater Seattle area.
Office Manager and Special Events Coordinator
My exposure in the catering business began in my family's restaurant and catering business in upstate New York. My father taught us the importance of great customer service, attention to detail and always going above and beyond for our customers. I left the catering business to attend college and pursue other employment opportunities in the retail and human resource management fields but never lost my passion for food and catering. In 2011, I was given the opportunity to return to the catering business as an Event coordinator with ACT 3 Catering. What gives me the greatest pleasure is assisting my clients in planning a successful event or the wedding of their dreams!
We hired ACT 3 Catering this summer to cater our daughter's wedding and they totally exceeded our expectations! Their passion for excellence in food preparation and outstanding customer service was evident from the beginning. Markelle, our point of contact throughout the process, was professional, extremely responsive in returning many phone calls and emails, attentive to the many details,... Read More
- Linda-Jo D. | Woodenville, WA