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We had the pleasure of booking Essence of the Thymes for our August wedding at Red Cedar Farm in Poulsbo.Throughout the entire experience Hope and her crew were such a joy to work with and easy to communicate with (we booked them while still living in NY!). So many of our guests commented on how amazing the food was, we went for a BBQ themed menu that fit perfectly with our farm venue, and I couldn't agree more! As an ex wedding/event manager I was very impressed with their professionalism and how smoothly everything went. So glad we chose them for our special day!


Laura T.

Essence of the Thymes catered our wedding and we were incredibly happy with the food and service. The meal was even better than what we had at the tasting - our guests were raving about the food for the next few days! Great customer service, they went above and beyond to help get everything set up and cleaned up efficiently and thoroughly. They even offered to help with some things that they were not officially contracted to do. It was a pleasure to work with them.


Thank you!

Zoey D.

The Essence crew was wonderful. The food was fantastic and great quality especially for the price. Our wedding guests were impressed with their professional buffet and bar service and they all complimented the food! The staff was very flixible and quick to respond to any of our questions or changes. They graciously accomodated a few special dietary restrictions for some of our guests. We are extremely happy with our choice and give them our highest recommendation for your next event.

Thank you Essence of the Thymes!

Mr. and Mrs. Lawson

Thank you so much for everything. We really appreciate all of the thought that you’ve put into preparing for our big day and most importantly, thank you for always being so great about communication. That makes all difference in the world.
Thanks again

Erin & Mike

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Thank you so much for all that you did in helping our event so successful and beautiful. The food was fantastic and got amazing reviews from everyone. All of you especially Gina were so nice to work with and truly made thing so much easier for all of us. Thank you again for everything. We were able to raise over $25,000 for our school.
Take care,

Shannon and the PTA

Thank you to all that have been so caring, patient and cheery throughout this entire process. (Mostly Hope!!) We have been so indecisive and we appreciate the constant support and guidance in helping with the most delicious part of the day!



Brad and Marni

Hi ladies! Just wanted to send you a little note to tell you thank you so much for helping to make our wedding beautiful and amazing.  Everyone kept raving about the food and the pictures of it were amazing- such a wonderful display. Thank you for helping make it run so smoothly. Jessica you did an incredible job and oh my goodness, everyone kept raving about the bartending. Please give them a great big thank you! Gina and Hope` Thank you so much for all your advice, input and flexibility. Thank you for helping keep us in budget and for being so easy to work with. I loved working with you both and would recommend you guys 100% of the time.

Thank you,

Lindsey Evers 

Thank you so much catering our wedding! It was beautiful, the food was wonderful and with your help everything went smoothly. We will definitely recommend your business in the future.


Thanks again,

Hank and JoAnna Hayden

Thank you so very much for such a  wonderful day you made of my Dads memorial service out in Port Gamble. I ordered sunshine from Hope and she even provided that. Everything was perfect. We have had so many compliments the day was unbelievable. The line we’ve heard often is “the day was as class act, just like your Dad”. That is the ultimate compliment to us.


Thank you,

Christy Haynes

Thank you again for going above and beyond on the catering for our wedding. The food was absolutely amazing. We have received endless compliments. It means everything to us to know all our guests had a wonderful time at our wedding you all are primarily responsible.


Thank for a reception to remember,

James and Marta Mitchell.

I can not explain enough or tell you of the wonderful service and food you provided. The attendees can not stop commenting. It was delicious. The said definitely save your info to use again.


Dana Goodfellow

Having essence as a part of our wedding day and seeing familiar faces brought peace and happiness to Ryan and I. it felt like having friends surrounding us, friends who cared and who wanted what was best for us. We were very impressed with the display and food for our event. Thank you so much for being there for us and doing your best!!!1 We will always remember and highly recommend your service to others!


Love and Aloha,

Sasarie and Ryan

We wanted to thank you and your staff for all that you did to make Chet and Lindsays wedding on September 7th a celebration that they (and us) will never forget. The food was superb and your staff very accommodating and professional. We cannot thank you enough and we wish you all the best and much success as you continue to bring joy to so many people.


With warm regards and gratitude,

Linda and Scott Rodin, Chet and Lindsay Kittleson

Thanks so much for making our July 28th wedding a fabulous event! The servers were especially great with the young kids. The food was delicious, well presented and an excellent value! One of my friends raved on Facebook that it was the best wedding food ever. We appreciated your fitting ice cream seamlessly into the reception and we hope all the servers go to try some too!


Many thanks,


Thank you sooooo much for a fabulous catered wedding! We made sure to sit down and eat everything! It was insanely delicious and we received so many compliments on the food!!!Our parents packed the leftovers up and we went straight to their house the next day! It was a pleasure to work all of you- everybody was so helpful-


Thank you for being such a huge/great part of our day!

Tori and Matt

We want to thank you so much for all your hard work and the delicious food (and presentation of the food) for Amy and Johns wedding! There were many compliments we received about all your efforts from the moment you arrived and all your care and services throughout the evening. You truly made the day spectacular! Many, many thanks! 



Jay and Trish

Thank you for catering our ladies night event. The service was fantastic! The food was delicious! It was wonderful experience. We look forward to you catering for us in the future.



USS Jimmy Carter/FRG

Hope, I cannot put into words how grateful I am to have you as our caterer! You have made this experience absolutely wonderful and been such a great help.  With all the back and forth on guest count, chairs, rentals, etc. You haven’t missed a beat. Honestly there isn’t a single piece I would change. You are a rockstar!


Thank you so much for helping make our day absolutely wonderful!

Jessica H.

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our daughter’s wedding a wonderful day! Your patience with all our phone calls and emails was very much appreciated. The helpfulness of your team was beyond our expectations and the politeness of your servers showed just how professional you expect them to be. I will recommend you to all of my friends for upcoming events!



Rick and Barb C.

To: the incredible staff of Essence of the Thymes,


Thank you for helping to make our wedding day absolutely amazing! You made all our food dreams come true! Our friends and family still rave about your creativity and yummy food!


All our love,

Drew and Joanne

Thank you very much for the delicious lunch today! All of us here at Rice Fergus Miller really appreciated it and enjoyed it.

Thank you for providing a wonderful lunch for our retreat at Edgewater house last week. The food was great and your customer service from top to bottom was tops!


Warm regards,



Congratulations on being part of the prestigious “40 under Forty” class of 2011. The honor reflects your leadership to help influence, direct and inspire the future of our Kitsap Peninsula. Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for your continued success




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