Testimonials

SPONSORS:

"Working with Festivals Inc. on the Bite of Seattle® has been one of the best sponsorship experiences I have had. Not only was the event exactly what they promised, they were quick to respond to questions and never said no. Rather than saying they couldn't make something happen, they would present all the opportunities and let us pick the one that fit our needs best."

-  Groupon
 

 “Not only does the staff at Festivals Inc. show complete dedication to the execution of a flawless event, but they have a great time in doing so. They've exceeded my and my client's expectations and I can't wait to work with them again in the future!"

  -  Unilever Best Foods
 

“Working with the Bite of Seattle® is one of the best event marketing experiences in the industry. Their sponsor relations and communication before, during and post event is terrific. I'll continue to bring sponsors to this outstanding event whenever possible!”

               -   The Sponsorship Placement Company (representing Harley-Davidson)
 

“ The staff was very helpful and a pleasure to work with! Everyone was very accommodating and the event ran smoothly. As well, the other vendors made it a great experience. We had a really good time working these events! We can’t wait to be back next year!"

  -  Seattle Seahawks
 

"i HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH FESTIVALS inC. NOW FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH THEM. I APPRECIATE THEIR PROFESSIONALISM AND FLEXIBILITY. I KNOW THAT THEY ARE ALWAYS OPEN TO NEW IDEAS AND WORK VERY, VERY HARD AT CREATING A TRUE PARTNERSHIP. I KNOW WHEN I WORK WITH THEM THAT THEY OUTCOME WILL BENEFIT MY BUSINESS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM FOR MANY YEARS TO COME."

- Boeing Employees Credit Union


"wHAT A SURPRISE WE HAD AT THE BITE OF SEATTLE®! OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE ALWAYS STAYED AWAY FROM SPONSORSHIPS LIKE THIS BECAUSE THEY ARE TIME INTENSIVE AND WE NEVER REALLY GET THE ROI WE EXPECTED. BUT YOUR EVENT WAS QUITE DIFFERENT. WE WERE ABLE TO GET OVER 200 LEADS FROM THE EVENT. AND WE GOT OVER 100 'RENTER REVOLUTION' VIDEOS. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT."

- QUADRANT HOMES
 

FIRST AND FOREMOST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY "THANK-YOU"... AND THAT COMES FROM MYSELF AND THE CRYSTAL SPRINGS SALES TEAM. YOU AND YOUR TEAM MADE ALL THE EVENTS WE PARTICIPATED IN THIS SUMMER ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. WITH ALL THE DEMANDS YOU GUYS HAVE TO MANAGE DURING THESE EVENTS, WE NEVER GO WITHOUT ANY REQUEST WE MAY HAVE FROM BEING FULFILLED. LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU FOR YEARS TO COME"

- CRYSTAL SPRINGS WATER

VENDORS:

"The Bite staff is very helpful, it runs like a Swiss watch!”

- Ahmad SakeK, Blue Elephant (Food Vendor 20+ years)
 

"I had great sales, I worked hard and I had a lot of fun!  I was honored to be a part of the Bite."

- Eddie Kahl, Dancing Zorba (Food Vendor)
 

"There is no doubt that Festivals Inc. is the by far the most organized and best event producer in the Seattle area."

- Stan Moffit, The Frankfurter (Food Vendor 35 years)


"your staff and customer service is terrific!  Can’t say that about other events!"

- Jim Antram, The Irishman (Food Vendor 7+ YEARS)

OPERATIONS:

"The list of why Festivals Inc stands apart from the rest.

1. Pre-production meetings with all vendors.
2. Lists indicating what the power requirements are for you and your exhibitors.
3. Site maps well in advance of event set-up.
4. Exhibitor information phone # contact information.
5. Advanced notification when changes are made instead of surprise!
6. Radios provided during show set-up so questions can be answered immediately."

- Star Moser, Hollywood Lights (Manager Electrical services 15+ years)
 

“The Bite is one of the two commercial festivals held at Seattle Center and amazingly has the most diverse (age, ethnic culture, economic) patrons of any of the major festivals.  I believe the success is a reflection of the professionalism, entrepreneurial expertise and compassion of the organization that runs it, Festivals Inc. “

- ROBERT NELLAMS, DIRECTOR SEATTLE CENTER

 

"It has been my pleasure to work for Festivals, Inc. providing entertainment at both The Bite of Seattle and Taste of Tacoma for the past 35 years.  From the very beginning of the overall planning, right though to the execution of each festival, their focus is on producing a first class event for the public, and lending outstanding service to each and every vendor, no matter what their size.  The Bite of Seattle in particular is an enormous undertaking with many logistical obstacles to tackle when operating seven entertainment stages at the same time.  The staff at the Bite don't miss a beat when it comes to taking care of all the entertainers as well as the entire stage crew and support team.  The prestige that these events have garnered over the years has made them the premier festivals for the entertainment community, as well as the general public."

- Linda Zopfi, Entertainment Director (35 years)

MISC.:

 “Your tireless support, your drive to do more and your steadfast commitment to our mission are so inspiring.  We love Festivals Inc.”

- Linda Nageotte, President & CEO Food Lifeline – (Charity of Bite of Seattle®)

 

"Participating in The Bite Cooks! is always a highly sought-after opportunity by TWPR and our clients. It puts the chef in front of current and potential guests at one of the largest public food events in the state. It gives each chef a moment to touch base with the guest on a personal level, to share experiences, and find out what guests really want in a dining experience, something they don’t always have the opportunity for on a busy night back at the restaurant. The Bite Cooks! is a very worthwhile venue for any area restaurant."

- Heather Jensvold, Tamera Wilson PR

CONSUMERS:

"My husband and I were first time visitors to Seattle and had the best time at The Bite of Seattle.  We each bought a tee shirt but I lost his and feel terrible about it.  Is there any way you can still purchase a XXL Bite t-shirt?  Note:  A shirt was mailed to Gloria the next day!"

- Gloria Garza Gomez, out–of–town visitor

 

"I cannot believe how much fun we had at your Bite of Seattle® festival.  Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the food was great.  Any chance your company could come do a similar event in Billings?  Please include us on your mailing list, so we can make plans to come back next year!"

- Kelly Holmes, Montana resident

 

"I took my teen camp to the Bite of Seattle® last summer, and we had a great time! The campers had plenty of fun choices that included free samples of food, bands playing on multiple stages and of course, countless booths with awesome deals on delicious food. We are definitely going back this year!"

- Ryan Adams, visitor