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Business of the Year: Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes

| Feb 17, 2016

Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events
has been in operation in Seattle since 1986. Their name reflects the range of services they offer, from elegant formal affairs to casual events. Founder David Haggerty was joined by David Meckstroth in 1989 as co-owner and partner in the business. Together they have run the Hall at Fauntleroy in West Seattle for 20 years and are the exclusive catering partners with ACT Theatre, Cornish Playhouse, and Benaroya Hall in addition to running the restaurant and café at Benaroya. They attribute much of their success to their entire team of amazing people. Their love of supporting the community is clearly evident.

Like many catering companies, Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes gets constant requests for donations and support for causes. They are committed to organizations focusing on LGBT youth, kids and education and cancer research and have supported a myriad of organizations including West Seattle Helpline, Lambda Legal, Fred Hutch Obliteride, Harborview/UW Medicine, YouthCare, the Trevor Project and the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus. Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes is also a regular caterer at GSBA networking events and joins us every year at the TASTE. They host an annual Thanksgiving community meal for 400 people, open to anyone in need. Not content to rest on their laurels, they continue to grow and are forming a new brand – D2 – launching in 2016.