Post # 1
I’ve been thinking about catering lately and I thought it would be fun to add some small bites of Korean food during the reception. We’re having a small, cocktail-style evening reception with just family and very close friends (no children since it will be late and there will be a lot of drinking). I was wondering if you know of any Korean caterers in the King County area, or if you’d like to share some ideas on what to serve? We can’t exactly serve a little square piece of ggakdugi as finger food, you know :p hahah
Any help would be great, thank you!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Are there any good Korean restaurants in the area that you know of? You could try asking the manager and just seeing if they have catered before or would be willing to!
Post # 4
Which King county? I’m guessing you mean the Seattle area from the “WA” in your title. We have been thinking about having a korean taco truck for a late night snack for our reception, so that’s an option if you are flexible or into fusion. here’s one that is supposed to be really good that’s in the Seattle area and caters: http://marinationmobile.com/menu
Post # 5
@elysion: The good places, or at least the places that I’ve liked, are a few cities away from where I am. I haven’t given any of them a call yet to see if they cater.
@wilfred: Ahhh, yes, Marination Mobile! That’s also a good idea. It’s likely that regular Korean restaurants won’t cater, or have what I am looking for (Korea finger food – it’s hard to find appetizers that is not street vendor food, or something that doesn’t require a bowl of rice).
If things don’t work out, my family and I can always come up with something.
Or we can just stick to our original plan of finding the cheapest caterer with the best appetizers 🙂
Post # 6
Revel is a bit pricey but they have AMAZING Korean Fusion food. They are located in Phinney. I’m not sure if they carter but I’m sure you could work something out.
Most Korean restaurants will cater but 1) I think you are going to have to be creative about what you order. Maybe like dumplings, Kimbap, or even kimchee/pa jun in order to keep it bite size. and 2) it’s typically not catering in the traditional sense where they bring all the plate, silverware, etc. Also, lots of the Korean grocery stores with bahn chan will “cater” as well. I know boohan in Lynnwood does it. Or if you can find an cook/caterer to work with you, you could do more of a fusion menu, you can always do something like bulgogi sliders, korean tacos, etc.
Keep me posted. Would love to know what you find.
Post # 7
@Budgeting in Seattle: AWESOME! Thanks for the help! Revel is right up the street from my place, so I’m definitely going to check them out.
I didn’t know Boohan in Lynnwood did that. Whenever I go to Korean restaurants and/or grocery stores, the employees shy away from me unless I’m with one of my Korean family members or friends. So… I think I’m going to let my Korean family members handle this. They’re more likely to get the best deals/food for a cheap price. You should see my mom and aunts when they shop together. It’s like Haggle City.
Post # 8
@kaysbigjump: You have to love Korean ajumma’s. They are the best. 🙂