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Burnsville Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Burnsville.

Catering by Dani
4.7
from 68 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Shar R.
Verified review

Dani's catering service was awesome! With short notice Dani came through. The food and service was wonderful!

Top Pro
Diem Culinary
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica N.
Verified review

Outstanding experience. Food and service was perfect. They made our holiday party a success!

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

What an awesome experience working with this catering company!! Food was marvelous. Amber is a wonderful asset to this company!

Jess Delicious LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy W.
Verified review

Instead of going to a restaurant for our annual holiday work party, we had an "interactive cooking dinner party" with Jessica as our chef/instructor and she did an awesome job. There were nine of us and we prepared the meal (appetizer, dinner and dessert) with her assistance at a private home -- the food and experience was great (lots of laughs)! Strongly recommend this type of party and Jessica!

Luzettecatering l.l.c
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mary P.
Verified review

We are happy to recommend Luzette Catering and Daniel Cleary for your next event! He catered Holiday lunches at our offices and everyone was so pleased with the service and the food. Daniel was so easy to work with and helped us with the planning and the menu. He set up everything for us and it was so nice for our staff to have a hot, delicious holiday meal. Daniel came to collect everything after the event and made the job so easy for us. Thank you Daniel!

Vandy's Grille
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah N.
Verified review

Steven was outstanding. He customized the menu to meet our catering needs. He was prompt, personable, and easy to work with. The food had great reviews from the guests and we will definitely using By Word of Mouth in the future! Highly recommended

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Celia P.
Verified review

Delicious and quality food. The staff was also very professional and ploite. I've recommended the company to friends and family. Job well done!!!

Excellent Eats
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
Verified review

Amanda catered a weekend "girls getaway" for myself and 4 other ladies. As we waited for everyone to arrive, we were served unlimited "Salty Dogs", a refreshing lemonade based cocktail, along with chips, homemade bean dip, and guacamole. Cocktails and appetizers were followed by a dinner of spicy pork stew served over southwestern waffles with the "fixins" guac, salsa and sour cream. On the next evening we were served a dinner of marinated and grilled salmon and pineapple with parmesan asparagus. The second night after dinner, we visited the local bars for drinks and when we returned, we had an "after the bar" snack of Nachos. This snack reused some of the same menu items from the previous days meals.(Smart planning!) Before leaving on Sunday, we were served a southwestern brunch with baked eggs and fresh fruit. There were desserts with the meals and the food was all delicious. We were sent on out way with leftovers too. The whole weekend was very relaxing and enjoyable with Mandy taking care of the food for us. Mandy is a very calm and organized planner and a wonderful cook and baker. Also, she is very easy to work with and dependable. I would recommend her services to anyone who has a party or get together coming up or even just for a night off of cooking. You will be able to relax and enjoy your guests and leave the food prep to her. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Kilimanjaro Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Naftali O.
    Verified review

    Excellent customer service the food was delicious and made sure everyone was well taken care of

    • 4 years in business
    Karen M.
    Verified review

    the food and service was great. Everyone had good things to say about it.

    Ole Piper
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 49 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kay K.
    Verified review

    We use Ole Piper Inn for a number of employee events & customer meetings. We have always received high quality food as well as it arriving promptly, hot, & fresh at the time requested.

    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Angela J.
    Verified review

    I have a food allergy and it is wonderful having Jaque make meals for me. Her food is amazing as well as her service! Thank you so much!

    Francesca's Catering
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
      Cynthia W.
      Verified review

      I have worked with Francisca on many different catering events. She offers great guidance and help in planning the perfect meal. She is very professional, always comes prepared and creates delicious food. Her food is a better quality then most restaurants offer. I look forward to working with her again in the near future.

      • 21 years in business
      Nyja B.
      Verified review

      I contacted Culinary Partners after needing a last minute caterer for a large family event. I spoke to Gerald and he was very accommodating, especially given the time frame (we're talking barely 3 days here). He arrived on time to prepare the food and everything was cooked perfectly. From the steaks to the vegetables, we couldn't have asked for a better meal. Next time we need an event catered, we will be sure to contact Gerald again, hopefully with more notice, though!

      Sandy T.
      Verified review

      Penny, catered our event for 160+ people. The food was outstanding! The compliments were overflowing on the taste and presentation. If you want great service and a creative menu this is your company.

      Ciardelli Catering
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      Sean D.
      Verified review

      Nate catered a surprise 60th birthday party we threw for my mom and it could not have been better. The food was all delicious and the service was impeccable. It was a huge benefit knowing we had someone who really knew what they were doing so we could enjoy the party. He came out to the event space, was early, set everything up and took care of all the food so well, and was so friendly and professional with all the guests. 10/10 would definitely use his services again. Sean

      personal chef Julia Dahl
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Susan Z.
      Verified review

      Julia prepared all the food for my daughter -in-laws bridal shower. Wonderful, unique selections and presentations. Only thing better would be more food more time and more wine!!

      Vine Knot
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 13 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kathryn F.
      Verified review

      Jason did a wonderful job for my event! Food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Great food, great service. Left my kitchen cleaner than it was when he started. I was impressed from start to finish. Thank you!!

      Luv2Cook4You
      4.0
      from 1 review
      • 15 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Melissa D.
      Verified review

      Sue is an excellent chef and cook. When she caters an event she is professional and friendly. The pizza's we order for our garlic harvest crew are always excellent and careful attention is paid to ingredients (which I am pretty picky about). Sue is also adaptable. I know when I first knew her she sometimes used ingredients I was not very interested in but she has gleaned so much experience cooking at co-ops and local and organic food restaurants, that she knows how to cook with everything our local foodshed has to offer.

      Food for Fun

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        About

        We are providing a variety of services involving all facades of the culinary world. Let us give you memories that last for decades.

        • 5 years in business
        About

        We provide authentic Mexican food and grilled chicken. We have the best chicken in the city with our own recipe of seasonings.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        How do you find a good caterer?

        Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

        If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

        Do you tip a wedding caterer?

        Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

        How much does wedding catering cost per person?

        Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

        How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

        Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

        Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

        What should you look for in a caterer?

        A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

        • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
        • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
        • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
        • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
        • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
        • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

        Actual Requests

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        Need a Personal Chef

        Minneapolis, MN

        • Meals needed
          Dinner
        • Interested in the following cuisine
          Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
        • Will the chef provide alcohol?
          No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
        • Budget per head
        • Details
          Family of 4, kids ages 16 and 10, busy parents who hate cooking
        • $15
          Average price

        Need an On-Going Meal Delivery Service

        Burnsville, MN

        • Meal preparation frequency
          Once a week
        • Meals needed
          Lunch
        • Head count
          More than 5 (please indicate) (30)
        • Serving style
          Buffet
        • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
          No dietary restrictions
        • Day preference
          Tuesday
        • Time preference
          Morning (9am-noon)
        • Details
          We are a small business looking to provide healthy lunch to our office of approximately 30 people 1-2 times a week.
        • $400
          Average price
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