Chef Tamara, the owner of Simply Thyme Catering, began her experience with the premise of adding the “savory ingredient” to any event with fresh, creative, innovative menu options. Starting with catering services for Social and Corporate catering in February 2006, she soon added Aviation Catering for private jets and charters flying from PDX in August of the same year. The business grew and we were soon catering for more than 1600 events in each of the last two years.

Simply Thyme Catering provides creative catering for small, intimate parties to large-scale events . . . from picnic pleasures to elegant thymes! We offer customized services and menus for a range of budget considerations. Catering prices vary based on menu selections, guests count and level of service, so we’ll create a plan that works for you.

Food is a central part of any celebration and we know it’s important that any event reflects your taste and vision which is why Simply Thyme offers catering by design.


Creating menus that emphasize the attention to quality & presentation with seasonal menus and local ingredients.

OUR Commitment

Providing exceptional service and a creative environment for both employees and clients.


Chef Tamara donates her time and efforts to educational projects to help our next generations. Since 2016, Chef Tamara has been on the board with Impactful People NW and also participated in Soups on Share House every year. 

  • Simply Thyme Catering donates cooking classes as auction items to support local educational programs. 
  • Simply Thyme Catering donates two weeks of healthy meals for Rock Solid summer camps.


Each year, Chef Tamara challenges herself with introducing new green practices into both her kitchen initiatives and event productions, such as the following.

  • Buy fresh NW ingredients, purchasing local when possible
  • Buy renewable energy
  • Actively participate in the Clark County recycling and compost program
  • Use quality green disposable ware for guest use at events
  • Coordinate on-site event recycling and composting

We do all these things in our effort to promote a cleaner, healthier community. Lastly, Simply Thyme Catering is conscious of other ways we are able to contribute to our community by sharing our enthusiasm and experience in this industry and supporting local community projects.


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If you have time-sensitive questions, please phone us directly at (360)891-0584, or provide your phone number with your comments so that we can reply more quickly! We do our best to respond to all comments and inquiries within two business days.