ABOUT SIMPLY DELICIOUS CATERING COMPANY
Throughout the last 19 years of service in the Pacific Northwest, Dave and Cindy Hickman have built quite a reputation. In the local food service industry they have become known for their incomperable customer service, delicious food, and unwavering business ethics. Since forming Simply Delicious Catering Company, Dave and Cindy have brought affordable specialty catering to many well-known business in the area. Many of our long standing clients include the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, Kia Dealership of Puyallup, Skyline Properties and BLRB Architectural Firm.
This passion for hospitality and food service started over 35 years ago in Coeurd'Alene, Idaho. During his younger years, Dave held many prestigious positions in the back of house operations of many well-known restaurants. These positions include: Buffet Manager at Patsy Clarks, Line Cook at Hayden Lake Country Club, and Sous Chef at Dockside Restaurant. Cindy has focused her talents on the front of house operations. Over 12 years of customer service was spent at the famous Wolf Lodge Steak House. During her time there she brought excellent service to famous customers such as Patty Duke, Pierce Brosnan, and Burt Reynolds, along with many families of the Coeurd'Alene area.
Since their marriage, Dave and Cindy have had 3 successful restaurants. The first creative venture to come from this couple was a small mobile food truck call Mr. Grubbs. Long before the current trend of quality food from a food truck, Dave and Cindy knew there was a need to be filled. Next, after moving to Eatonville, Washington in 1997, the couple started to do some small caters for friends and family. Once word got around about the delicious food being served, Simply Delicious Catering Company was born. Due to several years of urging from customers, the dream of a sit down restaurant was brought to life. In 2002, the Wildberry Restaurant in Ashford, Washington opened its doors. Throughout the 4 years of service to the community, the Wildberry saw many friendly faces from around the world. Travelers from Germany, China, Japan, Switzerland, and all across America got a taste of home cooking and fantastic pie. In 2006 a terrible storm came and brought havoc to the area. With the reports that Mt. Rainier National Park and surrounding attractions were closed for a long period of time, business came to halt very quickly. Despite the tremendous support from the local clientele, the Wildberry had to close its doors.
As one adventure came to a close, another got started. With the ability to fully focus on developing SDCC, Dave and Cindy dove into the corporate world. Through fine tuning and careful planning they found a way to bring fantastic hot meals into the conference room instead of the everyday boxed lunch. This launched SDCC into many premier offices and has made many lasting relationships. The Hickman's innovative thinking doesn’t stop there. With the experience gained from working both sides of the industry, SDCC has found a way to bring any event excellent food at affordable prices.
Currently, along with Simply Delicious Catering Company, the couple owns and operates Pizza Express out of Elbe, Washington. Bring the family by for a whimsical dining experience! Families enjoy fresh pizza, salads and soups served at a locomotive box car. A treat for the whole family!
Let Simply Delicious Catering Company help make your next occasion a memorable, delicious experience without breaking the bank!