Wandering Kitchen

Saint Paul, MN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We offer boutique-style catering with custom menus tailored to the culinary whim of our clients. We work hands-on to create unforgettable cuisine for each event. We are catering to groups nationwide.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What sets us apart from the cookie-cutter caterers of yesteryear you ask? Wandering Kitchen works directly with the guests in creating 100% customizable menus. Our events range from at-home family dinners to avant-garde pop-up's. Our focus on sustainable, local ingredients makes every event fresh and unique. Moreover, no event is too small or out of range. We stand by our motto: have a chef, will travel!

Location

Saint Paul, MN 55102

Years in business

6

Number of employees

50

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Tory A. Jun 15, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Wandering Kitchen is an awesome catering company!! Jamie was so fun to work with and was great at creating our vision into reality! The food was amazing for the tasting and the wedding!!
  • Nathan L. May 6, 2017
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    The food was great and they were very receptive to working with us on menu.
  • Bretta C. Sep 21, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Wish I could give a hundred stars.
    The food and set up was AMAZING!!!! We hired Jamie and Chef Colin to cater our wedding. The focus of our wedding was environmental and sustainability. We wanted to use our own vegetables from our garden and chickens that we raised. We got a "grocery list" of what the chef needed based on our guest count. We delivered the materials and they worked their magic making a meal that was both beautiful and delicious. We also requested earth friendly plating, which was delivered. There was also squash falafel, as a vegetarian option for several of our guests, although everyone ate it happily. Oh, and they made an amazing butter using honey from my bees. Now, we are fairly laid back so this sort of "let it happen" worked well for us. We trusted Wandering Kitchen to do what they thought would work with whatever we had available. Bravo Jamie and Chef Colin!
  • Carol W. Mar 4, 2016
    Loved the cooking demonstration, food was exceptional, amazing location. Carol

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Q&A via phone or email... sample menus... tasting date if the client so wishes. and hugging... I'm a big fan of hug salutations 😄
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
chef Colin Murray is an alumni of the Culinary Institute of America - NY I (Jamie) was raised by a family that lived to entertain thus my title being: hostess with the mostess
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
No ma'am. we work in reverse of the standard catering model. no cookie cutter menus, minimums or weird hidden charges. you name the budget and we create YOUR menu your way!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
tired of working within the confines of a restaurant owners idea of catering... we broke free and have been granting culinary wishes since 2011!
What types of customers have you worked with?
You name it... brides, families, corporate groups, cooking class attendees and party animals
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
we set up a kitchen on a loading dock and cranked out shrimp scampi for 200 guests in the ☔!!! so... that happened. weather tested!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
ask and ye shall receive! we are shameless dreamers!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
what is my vision for this event? even the smallest of soires deserve a theme or unique vibe!