Madres Kitchen – Local and Organic Catering

Looking for a catering company that makes delicious food from local, organic ingredients? Hoping they can also accommodate your laundry list of dietary restrictions? Oh, and be fun yet professional, while making the food at your wedding look incredible, and keeping everything running smoothly?! For a reasonable price that won’t break your budget?!?

YES. Believe it or not, with Madres Kitchen you can have all this and more!

This great little Seattle catering company was started by Kristen Cole and Heather Chitty, who met as coworkers at the UW. After too many less-than-tasty lunches at their corporate meetings, the two decided there was a boxed lunch market for people (like them) who prefer fresh and organic food. And so, Madres Kitchen was born.

Their boxed lunches quickly morphed into a full service catering company, and soon they brought on Marci West as their resident baking and dessert expert. These three moms thrive on providing not only wonderful food, but loving service and personal attention to everyone they work with. They are willing and able to accommodate most any dietary restriction, and they love being part of fun and unique events.

“Our clients in general tend to be easy-going, fun loving, colorful, foodies. Our people!”

The delicious flavors of Madres Kitchen are inspired both by the Northwest and by Kristen’s extensive travels in Mexico and South America. All three moms are dedicated to sourcing the freshest organic ingredients, and feel strongly about the importance of buying local and connecting with their community through food.

“May through October nearly 100% of our produce comes from Seattle Tilth and the Food Hub at 21 Acres, ie: less than 100 miles from our commercial kitchen in Seattle.”

For more information on Madres Kitchen catering services, click here.

I spent an afternoon with Madres and their staff, watching them prepare for and serve food at a spectacular event, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge. The food was prepared in their shared commercial kitchen space on Capitol Hill, before being brought over to Seattle Center for the event.

With complete fluidity, they transformed that event room into a beautifully organized and irresistible display of food, drinks and desserts. The tables went from empty, to covered in flowers and rustic wooden pieces, to filled with an array of tasty bites that were fallen upon with gusto by the milling crowd.

From grilled veggies, to epic meat and cheese platters, to spring rolls, to hard cider pulled chicken sliders (drool)… there was something for every tastebud to enjoy. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

These mothers can cook!


This is the fifth in my series of features about local businesses who are working to make weddings more personal, more planet-friendly, or easier on the budget. Sign up below to be notified when my next business feature comes out! Click here to see my collection of vendors.


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