A bit about us
Food | From the Earth
Meaning “from the earth”, Della Terra is a full-service, farm-to-table caterer serving Snohomish County, the Eastside, and Greater Seattle Area. We offer the true local & seasonal dining experience, paired with warm hospitality for groups of all sizes.
Our chefs stay true to the philosophy of using the freshest ingredients available from the local harvest, resulting in better tasting and better-for-you food that benefits the environment and the local economy. We source many of our ingredients from within the community from local farms and producers, many of which are located right down the road from our kitchen in Snohomish.
The mission is to provide fine-dining, restaurant quality food, and service in a banquet setting. Inspired by the cuisine of the regions of Italy, we use the finest peak-season, Pacific Northwest ingredients.
We refuse to serve anything that we wouldn’t serve to our own families. Countless hours have been spent discovering local farms and producers, to procure the finest, freshest, peak-season, quality ingredients, at the best value to our guests. We use only organic and GMO-free ingredients, which are locally sourced as much as possible.
Our staff has gained tremendous culinary knowledge in some of the most elite restaurants and hotels in the country. We combine our expertise with our love for taking care of people and bring you the best in customer service.
People Over Profit: It is our endeavor to truly get to know you and your family or business. We are eager to learn and help with the vision for your event and build quality relationships in the process. We are committed to working tirelessly to exceed your expectations in every area.
Slow Food Movement: We are inspired by the “Slow Food Movement”, which started in Torino, Italy. The meaning of Slow Food is that it encourages taking the time to prepare meals from scratch and share them with family and friends. It was started as an alternative to fast food and, as such, strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine, advocating for the farming of plants, seeds, and livestock characteristic of local ecosystems. We believe that dining together can comfort people and create community.
Della Terra is not only “from the earth”, but we strive to be “for the earth” as well. Our dedication to sourcing locally means that not only are the ingredients as fresh as possible, but they also have less impact on the environment than sourcing from elsewhere.
Press & Praise
“Cody prepared a five-course true Italian dinner for my daughter's wedding reception. Her wish was to have her special day all about family and friends with food recipes from the Umbria region. Cody and his team made that dream come true. He created the most magnificent menu, prepared on-site, and had a delivery that had never before been experienced by our guest or ourselves. Absolutely flawless, delicious, creative, and unique!”
“We found Della Terra while looking for local farm-to-table caterers for our wedding reception. We had a lovely tasting and the food absolutely floored us to the point where we didn't even want to look elsewhere! A one-stop-shop, the head chef Cody was so knowledgeable and had a story to tell about each item on his menu. He also educated us about where he sources his ingredients and the seasonal offerings. Learning about all of this makes the food experience that much more rich and unique, and having a chef so passionate about his food makes it that much more exciting to eat it. We are having a family-style service with a diverse offering for every palette and we know our guests will leave our reception fat and happy. Highly recommend!”
“We cannot thank Cody and his team enough for catering our wedding, and helping to make our day go perfectly! My husband and I love fresh, local, farm to table style food, but didn't want to break the bank in order to serve a good meal to our guests. Cody helped us develop a menu for our reception that was both healthy, and delicious, and that fit into our budget. His staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone was served their meals, plates were taken care of, glasses of water filled throughout dinner, etc. We would highly recommend Cody Castiglia and his crew at Della Terra for any of your catering needs!”
“My husband and I recently used Della Terra for our wedding in August. We loved every step of the process working with Cody and his team! From the very beginning, at our catering tasting, it was apparent that Cody really loves and cares about what he's doing. He was willing to listen and create a menu that fit our exact preferences and needs, with very reasonable pricing (and delicious food)! At our wedding, everyone was pleased with the service and level of professionalism his whole team had to offer. The food was always hot and the staff was very friendly and attentive. It felt like a fine dining experience. I would love to use Della Terra again if the situation ever arises. I couldn't recommend them more!”
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for the masterful way that you all took such good care of us yesterday. Your staff were delightful. They were ambassadors for your company, and we absolutely loved all of them. They seemed to be rejoicing with us as much as we were, and we really appreciated their hard work and careful consideration of all of our guests. I simply cannot say enough about how lovely your team was. Thank you for taking such good care of our guests, our premises, and Corinne and I. We seriously over-committed ourselves trying to plan three back-to-back days, and by the time yesterday rolled around, we were toast. You were very patient with us, very flexible, and so enthusiastic. We will recommend you to others over and over again, and I wish for you every success possible."
“When it comes to the food, Snohomish-based Della Terra catering chef Cody Castiglia means business. This guy can throw down. His event-worthy, farm-to-table courses are killer: red wine-braised beef short ribs, farro risotto, mushroom crostini with Cherry Valley Dairy Fromage Blanc, home-made gnocchi, Della Terra salad with local greens picked that day.”
“Castiglia’s friends, co-workers, and collaborators admire his commitment to sustainable ingredients through his connections with Snohomish farmers”
Farmer’s & Producers
We are proud to source many of our ingredients from the incredible local farms and producers of our region. We strive to source as many ingredients as possible from within 100 miles, with preference to small family farms near our base kitchen in Historic Downtown Snohomish.
Here are just a few of the incredible local farms and producers that we are proud to work alongside:
Radicle Roots Farm (Snohomish, WA)
Caruso Farms (Snohomish, WA)
Skylight Farms (Snohomish, WA)
Hima Farms (Snohomish, WA)
21 Acres (Woodinville, WA)
Off the Branch Farms (Woodinville, WA)
Local Roots Farm (Duvall, WA)
Cherry Valley Dairy (Duvall, WA)
Lost Peacock Creamery (Olympia, WA)
Lummi Island Wild Seafood (Lummi Island, WA)
BeeWorks Honey (Bellingham, WA)
Tonnemakers (Royal City, WA)
Cascadia Mushrooms (Bellingham, WA)
Nash’s Organic (Sequim, WA)
Bluebird Grains (Winthrop, WA)
Golden Glen Creamery (Bow, WA)
Ferndale Farmstead (Ferndale, WA)
SaltWorks (Woodinville-Redmond, WA)
Holmquist Hazelnuts (Lynden, WA)
Starvation Alley Cranberries (Long Beach, WA)
Bow Hill Blueberries (Bow, WA)
Skagit River Ranch (Sedro Woolley, WA)
Sauk Farm (Concrete, WA)
Penn Cove Shellfish (Coupeville, WA)
Join The Team
We are searching for career-minded culinary and hospitality professionals to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the local NW harvest at our base kitchen in Snohomish and beautiful venues throughout Snohomish County, Woodinville, and the Greater Seattle area.
We are looking to build the Della Terra team in preparation of a busy season of weddings and events.
- Culinary Team Members
- Culinary Leads/Sous Chef
- Service Team Members
- Service Leads
- Sales/Admin Support
- Send a email and cover letter to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fill out this short contact form – this helps us get to know you and find the best fit for your skills and experiences.
- We will follow up to schedule an interview ASAP.
We are excited to announce that we now have gift cards available for sale. Redeemable for farm-to-table catering, our brand new Della Terra to-go prepared meal service, winemaker’s dinners, or other events.