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Food | From the Earth With a New Elegance

Meaning “from the earth with a new elegance,” Terra Tovela 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.

Our mission is to provide delicious opportunities to enjoy real, local, from-scratch food around the table with loved ones, paired with warm, authentic hospitality, while impacting our local economy, community and the environment at large.

Our vision is to serve the region with purpose and passion for food and service. To merge the farms and producers of our region with our beloved community. To bring people around the table to share real food and unforgettable experiences. To use our business as a vessel to improve our community and meet its needs. To help make hunger and homelessness unthinkable.


Our motto is community over competition: We value being a key part of our community, and strive to be a good neighbor at all times. We partner with other local businesses to share exposure, growth, and strengthen the small business ecosystem in the area.

We believe that small business is best used as a vessel to give back to the local community. We are proud to use our time and resources to this mission and to partner with a number of local community organizations and non-profits that give back, specifically in the areas of hunger, homelessness, and support of sustainable local farming.



We believe in educating and empowering our guests, our community, and our team about real, local, food and about the farmers and makers behind it all. We are life-long learners that strive for continued education of our craft, our industry and our business.

We believe in mentoring the next generation of culinarians through internship programs and employment opportunities. We aim to lift up, not tear down our team and support their career and personal goals and gifts and pursue continued personal growth and development of our craft as they grow with us.



Terra Tovela is not only “from the earth with a new elegance,” 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 of a carbon footprint than food that is sourcing from across the country or the world.

We aim to be good stewards of our resources, gifts, time and the environment by aiming for zero waste in all facets of the operation, maintaining our equipment and making best use of our assets.



Tremendous amount of research has gone into the sourcing of each ingredient. We have spent countless hours researching local farms and producers, to procure the finest, freshest, peak-season, quality ingredients, at the best value to our guests. The majority of ingredients are sourced from within the community, with preference to small, family farms, many of which are located just down the road from our base kitchen in Snohomish. We source organic and GMO-free ingredients, which are locally sourced to the greatest extent possible.

Our team has gained tremendous culinary knowledge in some of the most elite restaurants and hotels in the country. We are eager to share the knowledge gained and apply it to our events. 


Slow Food

We are deeply rooted in the “Slow Food Movement”, which started in Torino, Italy.

Slow Food is all about slowing down to enjoy real food and real community, and it encourages taking 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.

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!”

    Alexandria Mother of Bride
  • “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!”

    Olivia Bride
  • “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!”

    Kaithlin Bride
  • “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!”

    Rosalie Bride
  • "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."

    Christine Corporate Client
  • “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.

    Welcome Magazine
  • “Castiglia’s friends, co-workers, and collaborators admire his commitment to sustainable ingredients through his connections with Snohomish farmers”

    425 Business 30 Under 30


Cody Castiglia

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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 Terra Tovela team in preparation of a busy season of weddings and events.

  • Culinary Team Members
  • Culinary Leads/Sous Chef
  • Dishwashers
  • Service Team Members
  • Service Leads
  • Sales/Admin Support

If interested:

  • Send a email and cover letter to us at info@terratovela.com
  • 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.