Catering Acknowledgments

A Special Thanks to our Caterers!

Back by popular demand, Lela Cross from Dillinger’s Cocktail & Kitchen returns to provide excellent caterer services. Along with delicous food, Dillinger’s is also recognized by Thurston Green Businesses.  

Background: “Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen is a prohibition themed craft bar and restaurant housed within one of Olympia’s oldest buildings, The Security Building (built in 1927). You truly will feel like you stepped in a time machine, but that is only the beginning.

 Quality and craftsmanship are exemplified by our knowledgeable and approachable staff, our open kitchen and our love for crafting the perfect cocktail for you. We love to indulge your interests in cocktails and spirits of past and present. ” –

We are pleased to introduce award -winning chef and owner of The Mouse Trap , Austin Navarre, as as the creator behind this year’s Convention menu!

Bio: With a handful of family members in the farming, cattle, and restaurant/catering industry, Austin’s path has been tied to food systems and various cuisines in one form or another. Austin has been in the restaurant industry for 14+ years and had simultaneously managed and helped open three different high volume restaurants in Seattle before moving to Olympia, WA. He then became the Kitchen Manager at Dockside Bistro and Wine Bar. His most recent accomplishment was that of the Executive Chef at Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, winning them their first James Beard Award for sustainability in their Smart Catch program Spring of 2017. He is co-owner of The Mouse Trap, and The Perch restaurant (opening dec 2018).

Background: At The Mouse Trap we proudly offer worldly cheeses, specialty accoutrements, and a curated library of value wine/beer/cider.

We are available for private events, full scale catering, and work closely with our community to create a sustainable network for Thurston county by incorporating consistent tastings.

Additional thanks to: The Bread Peddler, Parsons Family Farm, Top Rung Brewery, Grape Expectations, Liberty Ciderworks, BitterSweet Chocolates, Gotti Sweets, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, Parsons Family Farm, and Sofie’s Scoops Gelato