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Caterers say the darnest things (Part 3)

An in-depth look into the lives of our Market Street Catering Team

or at least learn some really random facts about them!


Tammy (PAST)

Tammy Findlay

Delivery Driver

Tammy joined the delivery team of Market Street Catering way back in the summer of 2013.   When she is not being a rock star delivery driver for your event, she is showcasing her artist talent as a graphic designer or outside fishing.

1. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Beyonce

2. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Fishing

3. What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? Change by Blind Melon

4. What was the last movie, TV Show or book that made you cry or tear up? This Moth podcast–Unhooked

5. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?  The Lewis and Clark expedition


Tammy (TODAY)

“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…”

Caterers say the darndest things (Part 2)

An in-depth look into the lives of our Market Street Catering Team

or at least learn some really random facts about them!


(Kaari circa 1984-ish)

Kaari Haaland

Assistant Catering Manager

Kaari joined the team back in 2003 as a part-time delivery driver. Then 2010 joined the office as Logistics Coodinator/Event Planner and most recently in September 2013 was promoted to Assistant Catering Manager.

  1. Favorite Smell?  Spring rain on the warm asphalt.  Seriously still the best smell ever.
  2. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you like to meet?  Amelia Earhart.  I did a report on her in middle school and I was obsessed and who doesn’t love a good mysterious disappearance story.  And she was ahead of her time, breaking the mold in aviation and for women in any field.
  3. Nickname as a child?  Toothpick.  I am the youngest of three children.  Both of my older siblings got the “baby fat” if you will or our hearty Norwegian gene blood line, which lasted mostly through middle school/high school age.  I, however, somehow bypassed that gene up until half way through high school.  My arms and legs were about the same diameter round, aka “toothpick”.  My family liked to joke that I must have not been related due my skinny arms and legs.
  4. What was one of the best/coolest things you’ve ever done?  Travel.  First experience–traveling to Ireland with my sister for 2 1/2 weeks before she got married.  Second experience–solo road trip through Oregon, California, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas.  Own schedule and own pace…loved every second of it and can’t wait to map out the next one.
  5. What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?  Still a process because it just happened recently, back in September 2013, my Dad suffered a massive heart attack while at work.  And it is by God’s grace that he is still here because medically speaking the doctor’s say he shouldn’t have survived.  I will take that.  Learning to live in the moment and trying to focus my energy on what’s important…my family and friends.  And it’s that focus that is making me stronger everyday.


Kaari (TODAY)

“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…”

Let me tell you a story…

…A priest, a Western Washington University student, and Susie walked into Sehome Village Haggen NW Fresh, all searching for something.

The priest was angling for some canned tuna, the student was hunting for Top Ramen, and Susie was a looking for a fruit platter.  The priest and student found what they were looking for.  Susie didn’t quite know where to discover answers.

She approached the service deli counter inquiring if they made fruit platters.  Nancy replied, “We have a great catering department right here in our store that makes awesome fruit platters, let me take you to their office.”

Nancy took Susie to the catering office and was greeted by event planners who showed Susie our On-The-Go Catering Menu.

As Susie gazed over the menu,  she saw so much more than a fruit platter, she remarked, “I never knew Haggen could offer so much.”

We want to change your interpretation of what grocery store catering is.  We want to introduce you to a whole new experience of what catering can be…something much more.

“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.”

– Adelle Davis

chef bryan
Did you know that behind Market Street Catering’s menus resides an Executive Chef who not only graduated from the Culinary Institute of America but trained in some of the most premier restaurants in San Fransisco and Seattle?

green beans

Haggen Northwest Fresh is not just a store philosophy, it is Catering’s as well. Whenever in season, we grab anything from green beans from Joe’s Garden just down the street to fresh fish from just out of Bellingham Bay. Market Street Catering IS Northwest Fresh.


Whether your needs for catering are just a small container of our homemade Lemon Feta Aioli, a fruit platter, or an elaborate event serving a custom plated menu for 600 people.

We strive to exceed expectations, don’t believe us?

                       It’s our mission statement.


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