Rainbow Catering is locally owned and operated right here in the Pacific Northwest.

Born and raised in Seattle, chef and owner Michael R. Bates graduated from the culinary arts school at Seattle Central Community College. He has been in the food industry for over 20 years and has worked in some of the area’s finest restaurants including Elliott’s Oyster House, Alki Bakery & Café, Harbor Club, The Butcher, Latitude 47, and Maribou. Now with his own catering company he brings his experience and dedication to fine cuisine to you. You can have a taste of a wide range of wonderful flavors from around the world with his knowledge of ethnic, regional, Pan-Asian, and local cuisine.

Michael is also a member of the Western BBQ Association and the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association. He competes regularly in the Northwest BBQ circuit. Some of his accomplishments are 2003 Grand Champion at the P.I. Low and Slow BBQ competition, 2005 Grand Champion at the Pike Place Market BBQ competition, several Reserve Grand Championships including the 2005 BC Championships as well as quite a few first place ribbons and titles in other competitions.

Along with his wife, Jenny, they strive to bring you quality food at competitive prices. We believe in exceptional customer service with a warm, friendly touch. We can cater small events of 10-20 people or up to larger groups of over five hundred. We have extensive experience in catering a variety of events including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, private parties, corporate events, and picnics. Give us a call for your next gathering. We’ll be glad to provide free estimates and consultations.