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Chaska Affordable Catering Services

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

Dani did a full-service catering brunch at my home, for more than 80 guests. Her prices were very competitive and her menu was creative, unique, so much more interesting than any of the other bids. The food was superb--everyone raved about every course. The service and clean-up great. Only small concern was delay in communication as we firmed up details, which felt last-minute to me. And the staff arrived late--only 45 minutes before the event was to begin, so we were scrambling and delayed in opening the buffet line. Even with that I would highly recommend Dani's Catering.

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Diem Culinary
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gail S.
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We used Joshua Robertson catering service for our Christmas party in 2013. It was superb! The food was portioned perfectly and tasted amazing! We will be using his services again in the future....

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Darcie L.
Verified review

Everything about this catering company rocks!! They are the best. Had a wonderful relationship with Amber. She displayed such a genuine, caring attitude and excitement for our wedding! They are very flexible with everything and really made us feel important. Thanks for being a part of our special day. I will always use Chef Jeff Catering for future catering needs :)

Vandy's Grille
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah N.
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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
Charles G.
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The food is very good. The service provides what they advertised. It responds on time and presents quality services.

S. Rochelle Artisan
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

Susan was a joy to work with for my event. She and her staff oversaw the food details from start to finish. Others at the event were impressed with the food and the level of service received. Because I was busy during my of the event, she even prepared a plate of food for me to eat when it worked best for me. Everything was perfect for me and I would hire S. Rochelle Artisan again!!

Serrano Brothers Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth M.
Verified review

Serrano Brothers always do a great job, which is why I continue to book them for our company catering needs. They are professional, friendly, prompt and the food is outstanding. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a quality catering company.

Francesca's Catering
4.3
from 3 reviews
    Charles H.
    Verified review

    Used multiple times. Always flexible, creative, delicious, polite, professional and on time! Looking forward to hiring Francesca's catering to cater our 3rd consecutive holiday party. Highy recommend!

    Kelly S.
    Verified review

    I have seen many events catered by Penny and her team, and am always impressed by how seamlessly and flawlessly they take place. Penny always comes more than prepared to make the event perfect, has a lot of creativity, great menu options, and very affordable prices. We've had her to banquets, buffets, anniversary parties, client events, birthday parties, barbecues, garden parties, and more. Hopefully one of these days we'll get to see her work her magic on a wedding, too!

    • 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!

    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!!

    Chef's Production
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Brian G.
    Verified review

    Kat was very responsive and accommodating. We look forward to the upcoming event!

    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.

    About

    We currently do a variety of in-house or off premise catering events from weddings, anniversary, graduation parties, etc.

    About

    20 years of culinary excellence. spent 18 years as executive chef of the Ritz-Carlton.

    About

    We offer catering for corporate continental breakfasts, lunches, meeting treats/beverages, weddings, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and any event for your need. I am your event planner and coordinator for the day.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We are serving crawfish all year round. We are the only place in Saint Paul to get your crawfish in a Cajun boil in three different sauces. We also have other fusion dishes. Eat in; take out, or call for catering.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    We specialize in the highest quality gourmet burgers, BBQ, and American cuisine the Twin Cities area has to offer. Our chefs are also experienced in a wide variety of world cuisine including Greek, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern food.

    About

    Campion Rose Burns Catering specializes in catering corporate and special events throughout the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Twin Cites, Minnesota metropolitan areas. For more than 40 years, our name has come to be known for a tradition of quality food and warm, friendly service.

    About

    Family owned and operated Excellent Attention to your details, food service, presentation and satisfaction.

    About

    We are a bubble tea catering service bringing a high-energy beverage and entertainment right to the door of your business. We strive to deliver a product filled with joy -- a delicious refreshing beverage "bubbling over" into people's lives. From the inside out, we seek to enhance the lives of employees and customers by doing business and service in a respectful, responsible and conscientious manner. Our hope is that The Spring would be a place where there is joy in service, value of relationship, and deeper mission through our business to create a culture of peace, happiness and sustainability that positively impacts our Minneapolis community. We don't believe in glasses half full or empty but desire that our cups be always bubbling over!

    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.

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    Spring Park, MN

    • Event type
      Other (Garden Club)
    • Which meal
      Lunch
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
    • Details
      we would like food set up for buffet. would like tableware also
    • $700
      Average price
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