For more than two decades, A Grand Affaire has been helping people from Seattle to Tacoma and Chehalis to Snohomish to have the time of their lives. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, theme parties, holiday gatherings, company events, banquets — you name it, we’ve catered it.
We’re often asked, “What kind of food do you make?” We simply reply, “What kind would you like?”
That’s the beauty of being a caterer and not a restaurant. We can make anything you want because we’re not pigeonholed to a specific menu or type of food. Many of our menus have a European flair with a Northwest influence. We love Italian, Greek, and French food and have also catered authentic Asian, Russian, Caribbean, German, Mexican, Indian, Southern American cuisine and so much more. Need an entirely Vegan wedding? No problem. While we don’t have a specialty, every dish we serve is special.
A Grand Affaire is proof that dreams do come true. Founder Monica Newby loved throwing parties for herself and always hoped she could make a living throwing parties for others. She worked her way through school in the restaurant biz and even moonlighted while getting her “day job” in the financial services industry off the ground. Monica eventually went to work full time at the restaurant in the Edgewater Hotel overlooking scenic Elliot Bay in Seattle. After taking a job as manager at the prestigious Fairview Club, she took over the venue management 6 months later and began a catering company to serve the venue. This business eventually became A Grand Affaire. Today, the company cooks out of a sterling commercial kitchen in Seattle.
No matter what the occasion, A Grand Affaire makes sure every detail is a true reflection of the hosts, the attendees and the event at hand. AGA prides itself on being Seattle’s go-to wedding caterer. While receptions, rehearsal dinners and departure brunches are the bulk of our business; we’ve served parties as small as six (a 7-course plated dinner for a surprise wedding), plated dinners for events with up to 350 guests and even a family style breakfast fundraiser for 600. The average party for AGA is between 30 to 300 guests.
If you can dream it, we can theme it. Long before lounges were all the rage in the catering business, AGA created a speakeasy theme called “The Kick Back Club” – the event was for an association of caterers, so we had to impress, and did. We also dressed in full “Swinging Sixties” costumes and served a “Groovy Baby” menu for an Austin Powers theme party.