With over 60 years of experience, Black Tie Catering has earned and maintained a reputation as a professional premiere catering company. We have orchestrated a variety of events year after year, we have been caterer- of-choice for corporate and philanthropic events. Perhaps most importantly, countless individuals have entrusted us with the most important days and events of their lives. It is an honor and privilege that we are humbled by, and it’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly.
Meet the Team
Tom grew up in Spokane, where his career as a Chef began; he eventually moved to Minneapolis, and later Chicago.
Tom’s primary catering focus in Minneapolis was dining restaurants, special events, and corporate catering. Here Tom was voted Best Chef by City Pages Magazine and voted Best Restaurant sixteen years in a row.
Tom moved to Chicago to manage multiple venues; however, his favorite venue was an eclectic small plate wine bar. Before moving back to Spokane, this location was recognized for multiple years as Couples Choice Awards for Wedding Wire.
Tom feels his largest accomplishments is his family, his two sons, and professionally, working for Charity Organizations, Chef Co-Chair of Cooking for Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, Chef Chair Taste of the Nation, Volunteer Chef for Kid’s Café at Family Perspectives, and donating Thanksgiving Dinner for people that did not have the means.
Tom was honored to be the Lead Chef at the Ronald MacDonald House Polo Event and preparing dinner for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.