Catering, Venues, event management and restaurants | Seattle, WA

dsquared hospitality company story

Just two kids, a dream, and the same first name. 

In 1986, two young restaurant-industry vets named David started a business based on a simple question:

Could a catering company deliver consistently fantastic service and food as good as a fine restaurant?

The answer turned out to be an emphatic yes. Now, nearly three decades, thousands of events, and hundreds of loyal clients later, David Haggerty and David Meckstroth have grown that upstart catering business into DSquared, one of Seattle’s most respected culinary companies.

Catering is still at the heart of DSquared via Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes, the Davids’ original company. The DSquared portfolio also includes the premier events spaces Melrose Market Studios and The Hall at Fauntleroy, as well as two restaurants: Davids & Co., a “nouveau barbecue” café in downtown Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, and the fine-dining venue Muse, the official restaurant of the Seattle Symphony.

Though the Davids have grown and diversified, one thing hasn’t changed since 1986. Today as much as ever, they are passionate about combining fresh, delicious, creatively prepared food with exceptional attention to every guest.

Catering

Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes

Our full-service catering solution for all manner of parties and events

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TNT To-GO

Order from a hand-crafted menu of delicous party bites for pickup or delivery

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TNT TWist

For cocktails as exceptional as our catering, belly up to the bar with TNT Twist

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Event Venues

The Hall At Fauntleroy

Create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests at The Hall at Fauntleroy

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Melrose Market Studios

For a space that says “city,” book your event here. Located in Capitol Hill

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More PREFERRED Venues

Benaroya Hall, ACT Theatre, Cornish Playhouse and many other Seattle venue spaces parter with Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes for catering services

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Restaurants

David & Co.

Smoky. Tangy. Sweet. Satisfying.

Barbeque redefined

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Muse at Benaroya Hall

Exceptional service and fresh Northwest cuisine come together in splendid harmony at Muse

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DSqaured testimonials

"Kudos"

Naturally, we're always glad to rave about our events, venues and restaurants. But it means much more when our clients do it. Here are recent reviews we were thrilled to get, by clients who thought we got it right:

Thank you so much for all that you and your staff have done to make our wedding day so memorable and smooth. The food was great, service was awesome and we couldn't have asked for a better staff to make it all happen -- thank you!

Amanda - you've been so amazing and patient with us thru this process. Thank you for your wonderful ideas, encouragement and humor. Thank you for working with us to achieve our vision for this day!

Hyacinth and Scott, wedding, Hall at Fauntleroy

I’m so glad I found you guys.  I’ve been doing this for 14 years, and your catering staff was tops among all of them.

Every single person was terrific, eager to “make it work” and answered all my questions.  I always felt confident that you’d anticipated every possible hitch.  I appreciate the way you can think on your feet, and pivot to make everything work out.

Ben Bridge Holiday Party, Seattle Design Center

All the feedback we've heard from our guests about the food involved some form of the word "amazing", and we concur! Thanks to you and your team for all you hard work!

Matt & Wacarra , Melrose Market Studios

The rooms were ready, the food and beverages were outstanding, and the catering/server staff were so bright-eyed and welcoming.  Our every need was attended to efficiently, effortlessly and with a friendly attitude.   Bravo to you all.

Mother of the Bride, The Hall at Fauntleroy

I don't feel like I can personally rave to enough people about how wonderful you all are! All of our guests/board feedback has included how great the food was! At a branding training I attended recently they shared a quote that a brand is made up of a million small gestures, and you hit the mark on all of them!!

America Scores, Seattle Design Center

Once again, thank you for all of your efforts.  You and your team were so easy to work with and were all around great people.  The food was spectacular and the service was impeccable.

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Private Residence

Working with you and your staff was a dream from start to finish—we simply couldn't have made a better choice than Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes! Friends and relatives, to a man, described the evening as "magical" and "a fairy tale wedding". This was in no small part to the efforts of you and your crew!!! We cannot thank you enough.

Thank you for making our wedding day the memorable event that it was!

Brent & Kyle, Point Defiance Pagoda

As always, the entire process from planning to the actual event was flawless. The staff are always courteous and professional. The food was delicious and well presented. Thank you again for another successful event.

University of Washington Department of Psychiatry, Center for Urban Horticulture

owners and staff

Meet David & David

David haggerty

/ owner

David Meckstroth

/ owner
⟨ Meet the rest of the D2 team ⟩
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D2 in our community

The essential act of bringing people together to connect and commune is at the heart of everything we do at DSquared. It’s at the center of our community service work as well.

Every Thanksgiving, founder Meg Haggerty’s grandfather, Big Gordon, used to drive around in his huge car with a trunk full of frozen turkeys, dropping off the birds at local churches for distribution to the needy. In 1997, DSquared realized we could carry on Big Gordon’s tradition. Since then, our Team looks forward to preparing and serving a full, sit-down Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hall at Fauntleroy — entirely free and open to anyone—to more than 300 people each year.

In addition, we’re one of the founding producers of the Fauntleroy Fall Festival, an annual community celebration featuring food, music, family activities and more.

among the other ways we’re involved in our community: