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Essence of the Thymes Catering

At Essence of the Thymes, we believe that every event is an opportunity to create unforgettable memories. Whether it's a joyous wedding celebration, a corporate luncheon, a holiday feast, or a heartwarming fundraiser, our passion for culinary excellence and dedication to exceptional service will make your event truly special.


At Essence of the Thymes we offer exemplary food and extreme service, brought to you! Your initial consultation assesses your likes, dislikes and any special dietary needs. We will work with you to determine what style of service, rental needs and expectations for your event. We are an off premise caterer who specializes in working with all different venues and their various requirements. We will lead you through the process, customizing our services and menus for your event. Our accurate quotes will be created as you share details such as your event timeline, rental periods, service expectations and specific preferences.

After your initial inquiry you can expect a proposal and spreadsheet sent to you via email within a week.

We encourage you to bring any decision makers to your private consultation. It is a great time for us to get to know you, but also for you all to get a good feeling about us. Questions are expected and encouraged We look forward to hearing from you.

Meet Our Team

Gina Omalanz

Founder of Essence of the Thymes catering

I feel so privileged to be living my dream. I share my passion in every event we service. I have brought my restaurant back ground to give you restaurant quality food and service, in an intimate setting of your choice. I am all about choices. It is really how I built this amazing company, by choosing to work with amazing people, choosing great products, and choosing to listen to your (our clients) needs. My appreciation for your support is beyond words. I look forward to you allowing us to be a part of your next event.


Event Producer

Hope is always ready to plan your next serviced event. She shines under pressure and hustles like no other 5' woman. She has become the company’s most experienced event producer with 14 years under her belt, while keeping her passion for pleasing our clients.


Event Producer

Chase might be our newest member, but he brings with him his 20+ years of experience in the hospitality business. Always a crowd favorite in life and at work, Chase loves to entertain by singing, sharing life stories, and creating experiences..


Kitchen Manager

Hanna is our Kitchen Manager and one of our amazing Head Chef's here at Essence. She keeps the food end of things running, helping us guarantee fresh product and perfect execution every time. She spends days off with her other half, TJ and their dog Chaquita, taking walks, going camping and catching Mariners games when they can!


Executive Chef

Miah is one of Essence's leading Chef's, and man can she cook! Her knack for creating perfect flavor profiles makes her as talented as they come. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their pup, Nova, taking walks, fishing, crabbing, and spending time out in the beautiful PNW.



Site Chef

TJ has over 14 years of experience in the restaurant and service industries, His knowledge of different global flavors and dishes, has made him an intricate asset here at Essence. In his free time, he loves to shred the guitar and spend time with his family and dog.

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817 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366, USA