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

Catering by Dani
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne D.
Verified review

Dani provided our wedding luncheon with the MOST important elements: fantastic food and service. She is wonderful to work with and very detail oriented. She is a great chef and her crew were professional, kind and expedient! We will be using Catering by Dani again and again. I will recommend her services to everyone I know! Thanks for a great meal! Everyone enjoyed your food and service. We look forward to working with you again.

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Pangea Full Service Catering
from 65 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

My husband and I hosted a holiday open house for approximately 50 people. Luckily I knew well in advance that I was over my head and began to research caterers. I found Christine with Pangea Full Service Catering on Thumbtack. Our open house was a great success due, in large part, to Christine. She worked with me on a menu and had great food ideas. She also stayed within my budget. I felt we got a lot of food and excellent service for the price we paid. She came early to set up and stayed after to clean up. She was professional and delightful! A great combination. We had MANY guests comment on how delicious the food was and will definitely have her back next time we host an event. Her food and her service exceeded our expectations.

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Chef Jeff Catering
from 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 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!

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Digest The Passion
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaun E.
Verified review

The food and the experance he gave us shows how much passion and it's cooking Chris is an amazing chef and he gives you an amazing experience with all his food

Jess Delicious LLC
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!

Vandy's Grille
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
  • 3 hires 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!!!

Rissa’s Kitchen
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tyanna D.
Verified review

Being a mother of 3 children it’s hard to figure out what to cook, let alone time to cook it. Ever since I started ordering meals from you guys it’s really took a huge weight off my shoulders! You guys have such delicious and nutritious food and I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family! Thank you

S. Rochelle Artisan
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

We had an excellent time and enjoyed the food and service!

Kilimanjaro Catering
from 6 reviews
    Naftali O.
    Verified review

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

    The Global Chef
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Scott R.
    Verified review

    Orlando was simply fantastic. Great chef, great personality. Talked with all the guests that wondered into the kitchen. All the food was excellent, however, if you use Orlando, you MUST have his Caesar Salad. His home-made dressing was the talk of all 10 guests. Best ever! Highly recommend.

    Roberts BBQ & Grill
    from 4 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Tim R.
    Verified review

    Bruce is very reliable and easy to work with. His truck is clean, the food is good, it's affordable and he can easily handle large crowds.

    Ole Piper
    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.

    • 8 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Christa G.
    Verified review

    Great food great fun. Will hire again. Professional.

    personal chef Julia Dahl
    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!!

    612 Catering
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Verified review

    We are a properties management company and we always have 612 Catering cater our meetings and events. They are our 1st choice for catering. Good food, good service and good pricing. -Sabri Properties

    Ciardelli Catering
    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

    from 1 review
      Petite B.
      Verified review

      Thank you Reem for doing such an amazing, professional service. It was a big bridal shower gathering, you did provide us with amazing desert and food thank you

      Jules and Cuisine
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      John A.
      Verified review

      When Julie cooks it's different than other cooks. Because when Julie cooks, she cooks from the heart. Her passion comes through in what she cooks and you can tell that she loves what she does. Whether it's something fancy and complicated, to something simple, she cooks with intention and purpose. I have eaten many a meals from her and one of the things I like best, is that she can make tasty food that is VERY good for you. Her presentation of it is awesome as well. I would recommend Julie to anyone who wants to taste truly tremendous food!

      Dynamic Food & Beverage

      New To Thumbtack

      • 10 years in business

      We go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service with farm fresh quality ingredients.

      • 5 years in business

      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.

      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.

      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.

      How much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

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      Need a Personal Chef

      Minneapolis, MN

      • Meals needed
      • 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
      • Head count
        More than 5 (please indicate) (30)
      • Serving style
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Day preference
      • 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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