On behalf of the 2019 Tacoma Film Festival, I wanted to say thank you to Pacific Grill Events & Catering! We greatly appreciate your community support and partnership.
I hope you were able to use some of the tickets and enjoy a movie or three! I am excited to report that the festival was once again a great success in terms of attendance, activity, outreach, education and entertainment.
Thank you very much for being a part of this year's event and helping make the festival such a huge success. I will be in touch next year to talk about the 2020 Tacoma Film Festival.
Rachel Marecle - The Grand Cinema - Director of Community Development
"Last night's event was wonderful! And people cannot stop talking about how wonderful the turkey was so kudos on that! The service was great, everything was ready and presented on time. Everyone did a wonderful job!"
Sarah Reygers - Washington Architectural Hardware - Operations Manager
"Our experience was fantastic and we look forward to working with you again for next year’s event!"
Carla Gochicoa - American Heart Association - Event Planning Manager
"I cannot thank you enough for your involvement with this event- from the initial response and throughout planning, you have been incredible to work with. Thorough, diligent, flexible and a joy to work with- so fantastic I really appreciate it. Your team did a great job and I appreciate all of their hard work. Please thank your chef + pastry chef for me, I appreciate their innovative thinking. I’m hoping we have the chance to work together again"
Lynn Hochrine - REI - Senior Event Planner
Everything went great and as usual your staff was efficient and accommodating. See you next time!
Anita Sutherland - Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Thank you so much for bringing such great lunches to our meetings this week. The food was excellent and your service was too. You made me look good to my colleagues.
Kathleen – Coordinated Care – Boxed Lunch Delivery
WHAT A DREAM! Did that all really just happen? I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work. You and your team were amazing. It was PERFECT.
Elizabeth – Bride
Every once in a while you meet a couple who you know you will remain friends for years to come. Amy and Chante had a wonderful evening and it was a huge tribute to the outstanding people at Pacific Grill who was more accommodating to the clients and guests than I’ve ever seen. 5 star service that is in their restaurant transfers to the same experience with weddings. Food was incredible. Chef Alex Anton created a coursed plated hors devours with alcohol pairing that really impressed!
Becka Page – BPM Entertainment
Wanted to let you know what a great job your staff did at out open house. Food and service was excellent! Thanks much for all of your help!!
Roberta Turner – Brown & Brown of Washington, Inc
My dad and I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us to make Saturday happen. Our entire family had an amazing time and Deb was more surprised than we were expecting. Every single thing worked out perfectly and we had no issues. Your staff was amazing. They were on top of their game and we personally wish we could’ve thanked every one of them. They even went as far as packing up everything we brought in to decorate, including the flowers and vases and had them waiting for us at the front desk when my parents checked out Sunday morning. Amazing experience all around and I can assure you I would do it all over again without hesitation.
Jordan – Surprise Birthday Party
Thank you for all the help that made this past weekend a success. Every comment from my guests was complimentary of the reception. The room looked great, the food was awesome (someone might call asking for the recipe for something they ate) and the event just flowed. Garith and Nicole had a very special day and you and your staff helped ensure that. The breakfast the next morning was great also. Jazmine (if my memory serves me well), our server was very courteous and tended to all our needs – even when we arrived early. You and your staff kept a very anxious and nervous father of the bride calm and happy. All I had to do was sit and watch my guests enjoy themselves.
John – Father of the Bride
Our meal was outstanding and everyone enjoyed themselves. The service staff was wonderful! Thanks again for all of your help. It is always a challenge planning something like this sight unseen from 2,000 miles away but you made it easy!
Jennifer Shuey – County Engineers Association of Ohio
Thank you, thank you, thank you for partnering with MultiCare Center’s of Occupational for our annual Spring Forum. I know I speak on behalf of all MultiCare and business leaders within our community when I say how truly lucky we were to be served by such a professional and enthusiastic group of catering and event staff. We couldn’t pull off these outreach events without you and your team. This was by far our most successful event and we have you to share in that with.
Julie Cyr – MultiCare Health System
Thank you so much! Your staff was wonderful, the food was excellent, and the beverage selection was well-rounded!
Craig Quarders – CenturyLink
It was a very nice event. Your participation made a HUGE difference. Your staff on site was wonderful as well!
Anniversary Party – Classics Cafe @ LeMay-America’s Car Museum
Thank you again too for the exemplary service we received at your facility. It truly was wonderful, and we appreciate your assistance in making our event a success…Also, I just have to say how amazing your staff and facility was. The food was excellent, and your staff was SO accommodating and professional. Everyone was truly impressed. I would highly recommend your facility to anyone!
Laura Rannow – National Association of Women in Construction
Everything was just wonderful. Your attention to detail and professionalism is perfection. And of course the food was absolutely amazing! You all made me look good, I cannot thank you enough.
Linda Troeh – Citizens for a Healthy Bay
Thank you for being such an easy crew to work with and for taking care of Whitney and Nathan last weekend! Whitney is an extended family member to me and it was a joy to see their wedding run so smoothly – a large part due to your guys. And as a professional I appreciate how easy you made things for me from set-up to tear down. Your team took every question or request we had with a smile and it was a pleasure working with you all. I would only be too glad to have our paths cross again Cheers!
Brittany Hackett- BB Jeans Events
The event went fantastically. Everything was delicious and the guests were all happy. Thanks to you & your team for taking such good care of us (as always).
Jenn- University of Washington-Tacoma
Your team did an amazing job last night! People are still raving about the food (especially about the salmon cakes!). Your team was incredibly professional and courteous. It truly helped make our event a success. Thank you so much for everything. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Jason- University of Puget Sound
Thank you for doing an outstanding job catering our event last night. The room at the event center is a very tastefully done event space.
The food was exceptional, the staff…. Jasmin, Cameron and Cynthia were attentive, friendly and professional. Each of our partners were very happy with the event and everyone around the office today is saying how nice it was.
Cindy – Erickson McGovern Architects
You made the boss happy so that means the meeting went very well. He can’t stop talking about the blondies! Thank you for making catering so easy!
Nancy – Tacoma Water
We loved our wedding! Everything went smoothly and worked out exactly like I had hoped it would. Thank you for everything you did to make our day so special.
Leah Crawford – Bride
WE HAD AN AMAZING WEEKEND. I love your staff! Miguel was wonderful, attentive etc..I also liked Marcus from Sunday. Very professional. Thank you for helping make this event a record breaking experience for my region in this market. I appreciate your efforts on our behalf.
Lisa Chamberlin , Western Regional Directo – RightC3
I wanted to send a quick note to you letting you know what a pleasure it was working with you and your staff. Spring was so professional and on-top of everything! She did a fantastic job. The food and service were amazing…some of the best I have worked with! Thanks for helping make sure that Kelsie and Jared’s big day went perfectly!
Katie McClay, Wedding Plannier – Kelsie & Jared’s Wedding
Thank you and your staff so much for making everything so wonderful. We received several complements on the food especially the passed appetizers. Your staff was very accommodating and helpful. We are so grateful for all your hard work and will recommend you highly.
Heather Weiss – Weiss-Herdlever Wedding
I really appreciated all the help that Austin was in accommodating the extra folks who showed up without a RSVP! I also appreciate all your help with the room setup it was truly a great experience at the hotel and look forward to our event there next year. Thanks again for everything!
Jackie Ledbetter – Chevron Corp
Rave reviews are coming in from the event and how incredible the food was!! Thank you for making our event so premier and providing an incredible dinner, etc. We are already planning for next year and as soon as I have a date will lock you down. Thanks for all your hard work to make this successful!
Connie Hara – Social Events Director – American Heart Association
Our party was a great success and I appreciate all the hard work everyone put it. Jaimie – your team was great & Joshua was amazing! I was so happy with everything and couldn’t have asked for anything more! I have heard nothing but compliments, so I wanted to make sure to thank the people who actually did all the work. Very much appreciated!!! I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas & Happy 2014. I look forward to working with you for next year’s event!
Julie Hatfield – PABCO® Roofing Products
I HIGHLY Recommend Pacific Grill Events & Catering. Your event is not complete without them. They are fun to work with (We work VERY well with each other, which is VERY important, that all your wedding services work well with each other), they offer a HIGH quality service, are leaders in their industry, are very experienced & talented, are very trustworthy, help to relieve any stress you may have on your wedding day, have MANY rave reviews of happy clients, are polite, organized, go the extra mile, treat you with respect . . . I could go On & On. Bottom Line: If you hire them, you will have NO Regrets, NO Frustrations, NO Disappointments. Blessings!
Scott “DJ Scott” Fijolek
I recently had the pleasure of working with Pacific Grill at an event that I hosted at LeMay-America’s Car Museum for 250 of our employees. My contact at Pacific Grill was Michael Devan. Michael was great! He worked with me through each step of the process and produced a quality, fun and memorable event for our team. No matter how many questions I have come up with over the last months, Michael has responded quickly, efficiently and patiently! Spring was my contact on site and she did a terrific job as well. The crew at the event was friendly and efficient – they transformed the room from a museum into a 50’s party in no time at all. Kudos to Pacific Grill for employing Michael Devan and such a talented staff!
Jody Fetters – Titus-Will Ford/Toyota/Scion
Thank you so very much for being so accommodating with me. The past few weeks have just been crazy! So nice to know we can count on Pacific Grill to help us out in times like this. Big thank you!
Chrissy Long- Event Planner, State Farm
Thanks for your hospitality Pattie. Everything went great.
I will certainly be in touch for our next training in Tacoma. Your staff was wonderful and their attention to detail/customer service was much appreciated!
Julie Harper-Training and Event Coordinator, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
Everything was fabulous. The entire staff was professional, friendly and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Pacific Grill and sing your praises
Victoria Gronley- HR Coordinator, McFarland Cascade
Thank you very much for making it easy to work with you and your staff! The food was great, the setup was easy, and Summer and the catering folks were pleasant. It was a successful event, and you have my thanks!
Ken Hallenius- Associate Director, Alumni Relations, University of Portland
Last week, I ran a small seminar for port directors at the Courtyard Marriott. All of your staff had wonderful customer service and the quality of your food was fantastic. We put a lot of emphasis on running a timely seminar and we like to make sure that our attendees have what they need in terms of conveniences. Miguel made sure the room was set up to our requirements, we never ran out of coffee and he was not a distraction when he entered the room to tend to our needs. Having a helpful staff at our fingertips was great but he carried the added bonus of sincere professionalism and a positive attitude.
Eric Johnson – Executive Director, Washington Public Port Association
The event went great and I very much appreciate the professionalism of your staff. Thank you for working with our small budget and putting together a great menu in such a short time period. I will gladly recommend your catering services!
Lindsey – Harbor WildWatch event at Harbor History Museum
Your staff and the venue were both fabulous! We appreciate your partnership on this event.
Nicole – United Way of Pierce County
Wow…you guys really knocked it out of the park! The house was so beautiful. Much more so than I could have imagined thanks to your help. Everyone had an incredible experience and can’t stop raving about it. It was magical.
The chef pulled off the best catered meal we have EVER had! Yumm!!! Everything he made was amazing! I could go on and on but everyone wanted to know who catered and all bellies were very happy.
The crew ALL made the night very special! I felt relaxed and taken care of and was able to spend some great time with our friends and that’s not easy sometimes when you’re hostess. They were all professional but very sweet easy and fun with the crowd and extremely accommodating. Please pass on our gratitude for all of their hard work and generosity. We felt very spoiled.
A night we will truly never forget thanks to all of you.
Susana- Party at Private Residence
Pacific Grill has a delicious menu and great presentation! I have seen their staff handle challenging catering situations with poise and they will also handle rental items. Trista is a pleasure to work with, and she takes great concern for each of their bookings. Also, if you want to get a taste for their food, just head to their downtown restaurant- best happy hour in the city!
Laura- Events on 6th
Thank you for helping make our Annual Awards Dinner most memorable. Our guests really enjoyed theACM– Especially the simulators! The museum staff was very helpful and courteous. The catering was wonderful. Spring did such a professional job. And personally, I thought the food was great. My compliments to the Pacific Grill and staff.
The combined efforts of the LeMay – ACM and the Pacific Grill are greatly appreciated. Everything went according to plan! Thank you for such a nice evening.
Lori – AP Rushforth Construction
Thanks Katherine – Everything went so nicely!I appreciated your staff’s promptness and attention to detail.I was telling Miles that the entire thing went really smoothly & I was extremely pleased, as were the guests.I will be promoting both the museum & Pacific Grill.
Kathie – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
I had the pleasure of attending a function Saturday night at the LeMay Car Museum that was catered by the Pacific Grill. I was very impressed by the food. The steak was flavorful and tender which surprised me somewhat as I am not used to pulling a steak from a hotel pan and have it be excellent. Nice job to the crew at PG.
October 2012 Facebook Post
Good morning! Great event last night. Our guests really enjoyed the food, they ate almost all of it! Your staff was very professional and helpful. I personally thanked a few of them, but for those that I did not, please pass on my thanks.
Sheri Bolding – FLS Financial Group
I wanted to tell you how much we appreciated all that you did in helping make our 100 year celebration a success. The food was absolutely amazing, the staff was absolutely wonderful. They were helpful, always had a big smile to offer and did a fabulous job in everything they did. The presentation of the Hors D’ouevres was stunning. We had many compliments on them in every aspect. I did have to encourage a few people, including my picky husband to try the “Meat Candy”. Once they did they kept going back for more, just like you mentioned early on in our planning. I’m not sure when we will have another event that requires catering but I will definitely keep you in mind and also share my experience with Pacific Grill Catering.
Take care and I hope that one day we will be able to work together again.
Cissy Gustafson – Roman Meal
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you to your staff for a wonderful job last night. They all did a great job and were on top of everything. Kudos to Pacific Grill for good food and service.
Suzie Motto –Office Manager – Johnson, Stone & Pagano, P.S.
All of us at SMACNA wanted to thank you for a delicious meal! The salad was crisp and fresh, the filet and salmon were delicious…I tried not to eat too much of those mashed potatoes, and that warm dessert was worth the wait. Spring was an excellent, professional young woman. Please give our personal thanks to each member of your team that made it happen.
Starting off with someone new, you never know what you are going to get…and your company/staff/service/meal exceeded our expectations. Thank you again so much. We will definitely keep you in mind for future functions.
Elizabeth C.J. Howerton – SMACNA-Western Washington, Inc.
Katherine, I have been planning events for quite awhile at a number of different venues and your staff, without compare, are the most friendly, efficient and helpful that I have ever encountered. Specifically, the ‘Amanda’s’ that worked the event and Miguel that helped w/set-up. They are truly amazing and I would appreciate your sharing my gratitude and appreciation of their exceptional support. They are true professionals! I would be remiss if I didn’t mention you as well…you made this event planning occur without one problem or concern. The food was amazing and your establishment is a class act! I feel fortunate to have chosen this venue for my event. Thank you!!!!!!
Paige Myers, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
Katherine, Thank you for your help in putting together our event this past weekend. Everyone had a great time and your whole team did a great job. Our server was especially gracious and really added to the event.
I wanted to say how great your staff was to us!! Jon and Phoenix were so very accommodating and very quick!! It felt like as soon as I just thought of something we needed one of them was right there to help. Our members made several comments on the service as well. Again, thank you!
G. Abram – Association of Washington Cities
Everything last night was EXCELLENT. I got the banner, thank you. The food was great (I had steak), Phoenix did an awesome job (we had a few curve balls thrown at her!), Chris was fun and enjoyed himself (although if you’re looking for other wine suggestions…), the technology was flawless (thanks to Josh for his help), and overall you guys really knocked it out of the park for us. Thank you once again for a job very well done!
I just wanted to thank you and give you and your staff my compliments on a job well done. The retirement party that my wife Anne helped arrange for my partner Dick was great. It was made even better by the good food and especially by the wonderful attitude of your staff.Phoenix was a pleasure to interact with. She came across with a great attitude, and went out of her way to accommodate special requests, extra food, etc. without skipping a beat. Truly a pleasure to deal with people with such a positive attitude.Please pass on my appreciation. Kudos!
Hi LeAna –
The event was wonderful. You and your staff were a real pleasure to work with. Thank you for making our night a success!
Michelle T. Robinson, CFP® – Stolz & Associates , P.S.
Thank you and your staff for their fine job! I know how hard it is to work in an environment where you are “camping” i.e. bring everything you need with you. But, you and your crew pulled it off beautifully. The meal was amazing, the service staff was very helpful and accommodating and very sweet.
Thank you and John for understanding and being accommodating to our “moving tables”.
I am sure we will working together again soon.
Patti – University of Puget Sounds Event at the LeMay Car Museum
Thanks you so much for all your hard work with our wedding! It was an absolute delight working with you, and Elizabeth can’t stop talking about how amazing ou were. I’ve heard nothing but glowing reviews from everyone about how good the food was.
Morgan, Bride– 8-29-11
All I can say is consistently amazing!! I used to work for the salon right next door to the events center, so when my husband and I decided to host our reception in Tacoma, Pacific Grill was a no brainer. The food, decor, and service were all second to none. Rebecca is an absolute gem who always puts her clients first and works her very hardest to make sure that they are happy. In addition to all of these wonderful things, the prices were fantastic. We were on a pretty slim budget and the staff carefully tailored our menu to fit within our means. They also went out of their way to decorate the room so that we didn’t have to. I am so excited that we had the opportunity to use this venue for our celebration!! I would highly recommend it to anyone!
From Jessica on Wedding Wire 8-31-11 We used Pacific Grill catering for our Tacoma Art Museum wedding and were very impressed. Our contact was Pattie, and after interacting with the other approved venue caterers, I didn’t want to work with anyone else. Pattie was highly organized, responsive and helpful, which was definitely not the norm elsewhere! Our budget was on the smaller side and our wedding was later in the evening, so we went with a ton of hors d’oeuvres instead of a plated dinner. They were all delicious, with the stuffed mini-potatoes and proscuitto-wrapped asparagus being the favorites. Pattie was great about trouble-shooting any issues that arose. YELP 8/29/115/5 Stars We recently held our wedding reception at the Pacific Grill Event Center and were blown away. Our contact (Rebecca) has been in constant communication over the last few months…and did an amazing job coordinating with the Marriott (where many of our guests stayed), Celebrity Cake Studio, and Adams DJ. By the time we arrived from our reception – the cake had been delivered, dj set up, etc. and we didn’t have to lift a finger.We opted not to have a plated dinner…but rather ordered LOTS of passed hors d’oeuvres. Rebecca was fantastic about sending us ideas and responding to our ideas. When we asked for a keg of hard to find specialty beer (7-Seas) from a local brewer she told us she could get anything we wanted…and did.
The evening was fantastic: the service, food, etc. at PG was all AMAZING. All of our guests were very complimentary of the food, and – especially – the staff. From the manager on duty to the bartender and wait staff – they were all nice and professional and very accommodating.
Our reception was Saturday night, and by Monday morning I had a recap email from Rebecca waiting for me. Our guests hadn’t drank all the wine we ordered – so we have a small refund coming our way.
Aside from the service and food – the location was great. Having guests stay at the Marriott was super handy, and being next to the UWT, History/Art/Glass Museum, and Tollefson Plaza was nice for our guests.
All in all, i wouldn’t think twice about recommending PG Event Center.
Matt J., Tacoma, WA, 8/15/2011 (via Yelp!)
In closing, Jon is an extraordinary representation of your hotel and I will highly recommend to Billy here at our offices to be sure we book our next meeting at the Marriott next time we are in Tacoma. To you and your great staff, have an great week.
Tom Haupt – Personal Mastery Facilitator – Klemmer and Associates
I just wanted to thank you, Jon, and the Pacific Grill Events Center staff for all your help with our medical education dinner program last night, Thursday, September 3rd. I am told by Adam, our onsite coordinator that the program went very well! We had a great turnout. Adam and I are so grateful for all of your help and flexibility with working with such a large group.
From the beginning, you have gone out of your way to make sure all of our needs were met. You prompt responses and detailed emails were appreciated more than you know. You have been an absolute pleasure! I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and attention to detail.
ACHL will definitely keep the Pacific Grill Events Center in mind when we are in the area again!
Stephanie M. Konstant – Associate Program Manager -The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
Thank you so much, we had a great event and everyone had a blast! We’ve gotten nothing but positive feedback. Your staff was fabulous and the food was delicious.
Julie Sweeney – Chicago Title
The event went very well and the reunion committee was very pleased with your expertise and the service of your staff. We had a slightly larger than expected turnout and your staff was very understanding and accommodating in meeting our needs in order to make the event a success.
On behalf of the reunion committee, thank you again for your assistance in planning and booking the event.
Corey Darlington – Stadium 79′ Class Reunion Committee