South by Northwest

Contemporary Latin flavors. Pacific Northwest Ingredients.

We love putting a new twist on contemporary cuisines of Western Europe and Mexico by using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients our region has to offer. We excel in personalized design that fashions your special occasion, wedding celebration or company event through customized menu presentation and precise planning to create a unique experience that complements the way you live, eat and entertain.

Our Services

Taco Bar
Casual Entertaining
Wedding Celebrations
Company Events
Delivery and Pick Up

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About Us

SXNW Catering partners with its clients to create amazing, one of a kind events that bring family and friends together to laugh, share stories and reconnect. Going well beyond just food preparation, we engage your senses with personalized, well-crafted menus and inspired presentations. Our primary objective is to exceed your expectations. Exceptional service is at the heart of everything we do.

GROWERS

Working with local growers and artisan producers because we believe that fresh, locally sourced ingredients make for unbeatable quality and flavor. We value our community and the opportunity to support businesses that are also committed to environmental responsibility and the well-being of our planet.

CREATIVE

Our market menus, delivery items and tacos are always prepared with care. Each and every dish is handcrafted from scratch, and we take pride in our unfailing commitment to delicious and truly authentic food.  SXNW provides a down to earth approach that creates contemporary variations that fit the way you live, eat and entertain.

EXPERIENCE

Our philosophy is quite simple – We use the best ingredients to bring out the essential flavors our region has to offer. SXNW plans amazing experiences that bring family and friends together to laugh, share stories and make new connections. This experience is brought to life by engaging the senses through a well-crafted menu and exceptional service is the magic of a memorable gathering.

Chef Scott Stryker

Scott Stryker followed his passion for food by attending culinary school in Seattle and gaining practical experience at renowned establishments such as Lark, Dahlia Lounge, Macrina Bakery, Ravishing Radish Catering and Chez Panisse. He also explored the culinary arts through his travels having many food adventures throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S.

In 2009 Scott moved to Austin, TX where he was exposed to Mexican cooking techniques. He began incorporating Mexican flavors into his food adding deep smoky essences to tangy salsas and luscious briskets. Roasting chilies and tomatillos and filling corn tortillas with seared meats, pickled onions and tart lime juice. And although excited by these incredible Latin flavors, Scott felt his strong ties to his roots so he experimented with Mexican and European cuisines while using ingredients from the Pacific Northwest and SXNW was born.

SXNW engages Scott’s love for local NW ingredients while drawing upon traditional culinary techniques from Mexico and Western Europe to provide a unique experience for all SXNW customers. Scott’s recipes reflect his life in the Northwest, Texas and around the globe. He strives to provide optimal customer service while producing exceptional food and creating memorable events that bring people together to laugh, share stories and connect.

Events

SXNW Catering provides exceptional food with optimal attention to event planning details from table arrangements, to event set up and tear down. These services are provided to ensure every client and guest has an experience of a lifetime.

For more information, please contact us at 206.245.8158 or email at chefstryker@sxnwcatering.com

Taco Bar

We love tacos and think they suit every occasion from weddings and bar mitzvahs to company events and hoedowns. At SXNW we change the way you eat with bolder, fresher flavors. View Menus

Casual Entertaining

There is something magical about bringing people together to sit back, relax and enjoy an incredible evening with food, wine and music. Sharing stories and a hearty laugh or two over great food is simply the good stuff of life.

Wedding Celebrations

Weddings are one of the most important occasions in a couple’s life. You want things to be perfect. At SXNW we pay very close attention to every detail and work with your budget to create a memorable experience that will celebrate your love and make a lasting impression for your guests.

Company Events

At SXNW we understand businesses have a diverse range of catering and event planning needs. We’d be delighted to work with you to craft a customized menu for your next meeting, business lunch, holiday or launch party and look forward to establishing a long-term relationship.

What People Say

I  have had the pleasure of engaging Scott’s services on multiple occasions. From small, intimate gatherings for a few friends in my own home to a 40th birthday extravaganza for 80!  Scott and his team did an amazing job every time.  Meticulous attention was given to every detail each step of the way from menu planning and budgeting to final presentation.  Scott was easy to work with and could always be counted on for creative suggestions to customize the menu.  Without fail, my guests always had rave reviews for the food and never left hungry!

— Kurt

From the point of view of someone who had 77 people at the first event, and 45 at the second, working with Scott was a breeze. He really took the stress of these events off the table for me; he gave me excellent pointers on where to set up grills, beverage table, etc., and was fun to have working in my kitchen.

So, yes, I would most certainly have Scott cater another event for me. The food was delicious; my husband and I received compliments on the quality and taste for weeks afterwards! His peach chutney is heavenly…I could have eaten that all night long!

— Vera

We are a tech company, salads are not the first thing to go. The cobb salad Scott made was the first thing to disappear. Employees kept going back for seconds. It wasn’t a traditional cobb, the flavor was wonderful not overwhelming, like most cobbs, and was definitely healthier.

The Jammie cookies were amazing! If I could walk down to a bakery on a regular basis to get these, I would be in trouble!

Scott’s service was wonderful. He arrived on time and helped setup for our event. The processes was simple and seamless and turned out to be delicious!

— Julia

Easy, professional and, most importantly, delicious!!!

I’m really glad I found you guys. It seems to be challenging to find high-level + decently priced + super yummy catering for smaller groups. You delivered on all fronts!

Scott is a great communicator and made the whole decision-making process easy and streamlined. And did I mention how great the food was? 😉

Thank you so much!!! I’m excited for the next opportunity to collaborate with you!!!

— Gil

Contact Us

C: 206.245.8158
E: chefstryker@sxnwcatering.com
Kitchen Address: 720 Seneca Street – Seattle WA 98101 (The Exeter House)

 

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SXNW Catering provides exceptional food with optimal attention to event planning details from table arrangements, to event set up and tear down. These services are provided to ensure every client and guest has an experience of a lifetime.