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Eagan Wedding Caterers

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Catering by Dani
4.7
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry K.
Verified review

Dani was wonderful helping pick out what I should serve at my wedding. The food I sampled was awesome! Nina

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

This chef undersells himself. Not only is good food delicious, but he should charge more for it. He catered our wedding in a small kitchen in a barn, plated everything, walked the food up a flight of steps to assist the servers, and it still looked and tasted great.

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lily D.
Verified review

Chef Jeff did a great job catering our wedding brunch. They were very accommodating with our changing needs as the event approached, and the food was delicious!

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Digest The Passion
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandy P.
Verified review

Chris is a very positive person and is a wonderful chef. His meal was one of the best I have had. He was very responsive to his clients and it was a delight to have this great experience. I would love to do this again!!

Luzettecatering l.l.c
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Mandie W.
Verified review

Luzette Catering catered our outside wedding. Daniel was always punctual and returned my calls in a timely manner which was very important to us when planning a wedding. The food was great and the price was very reasonable. The serving staff was there the day of at a appropriate time to have everything set up and served. Often times caterers aggressively track down the bride or groom for payment right after serving and Daniel did not do that at all. He was very respectful of our time and was very professional the throughout the entire experience. The only complaint we had was the bar service. The bar seemed to be unorganized and the bartender was not friendly to put guest. However, when this was brought to Daniels attention he was receptive to the information and assured is that he would address this for any future events. Overall we were very satisfied with Luzette Catering and would use and recommend them for any event. June, 2014

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Debbie's Good to Go Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Svetlana J.
Verified review

I was so lucky to find Debbie to cater at my wedding. She stood out right away. I wanted elevated farm to table food experience at my wedding, but was not sure how to make it happen. Debbie was able to guide me until we came up with the perfect menu that was delicious and possible to execute despite some limitations of the kitchen at my venue. I had so many compliments about the food even from some of the pickiest guests. Both cocktail hour food and dinner were amazing. The waiting staff was extremely professional and seamless, they really knew how to blend in. I am also extremely grateful for the amount of preparation and organization she put in before our big day to make sure everything went smoothly!!!

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

Steve was the perfect caterer for our wedding. He went above and beyond to make our day special. Admittingly, Steve was more detailed and prepared than our wedding planner and everyone else combined...his experience really shined through and put us at ease. We expected 425-450 for our guest list, and with just 2 weeks to go, started to panic as our list grew to over 600. Steve simply remained calm through the whole thing...a phone call or two and he said everything was alright and we'd get through it. I was about to be a basket case, yet his calm reassured me. The best of it was, before anyone else was served, Steve personally served us first...along with a complimentary bottle of wine he had picked out especially for our meal. He stopped for a second to congratulate us, allow for a few extra pictures, and to make sure we...the bride and groom...were totally taken care of before moving onto our guests. Steve made our day special in so many ways. Something my mother said afterwards that sums up Steve pretty well was, "He's an old fashioned gentleman. His handshake is his bond, and his word is gold. He gets his reputation the old way...he earns it.". I highly recommend Steve to anyone for any catering need.

  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amungwa B.
Verified review

She was very friendly, and the food was delicious.

Mpossibly Good, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Justine T.
Verified review

For our couples wedding shower, Marci whipped up a buffet style dinner of pulled pork and pulled chicken tacos with slaw, queso fresco, and aioli. To be completely honest, I could eat those tacos every day, for every meal; I dream about them. The ingredients were fresh and delicious, and when combined, created an outstanding meal. The décor was perfect and fun. It was simple but not overpowering, and really complemented the mood of the event. Thanks again for the FANTASTIC experience, Mpossibly Good! - Justine Tutewohl and Eric Krueger

The Pork Chop Guys
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Sangeetha G.
    Verified review

    Had a great event in October with over 300 attendees happy with the most delicious and savory pork chops and sides! The company's great timeliness, attitude and service definately makes me choose them over and over. Looking forward to wow'ing more people with The Pork Chop Guy's catering again! Definitely recommending them to everyone!!

    • 4 years in business
    Gudrun G.
    Verified review

    I had Wholesoul cater a lunch for a business event for me and everyone was so happy with it. We had Chicken Avocado sliders, greens and gluten free brownies to die for!

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

    We hired Ole Piper to cater our wedding reception at the Rosemount Community Center. We made the decision to hire them based on our previous wonderful experiences with the restaurant/ownership. They provided an excellent assortment of food, based on our requests and their great recommendations, that was cooked to perfection and was right on time. Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. The process of having the it ready and served was seamless and done to perfection. It was clear they had the experience and expertise to handle our special day. We highly recommend using Ole Piper to cater any event.

    Roberts BBQ & Grill
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Bob J.
    Verified review

    We've used Roberts BBQ for several years both as a vendor at our annual Expo and also as the caterer for our private sponsor-only area. We couldn't be more pleased with both the product and the service.

    612 Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    MARTHA S.
    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

    About

    We are a custom wedding and portrait photography business. We strive to bring out the very best in you during all of life's special moments. Hire us to capture milestones for your family and for your life!

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I like to think of myself as the barn and tent expert. A lot of planners do not specialize in this category. Plus I have the decor to also add to the look. Helping people and being about to create pretty outdoor spaces

    • 18 years in business
    About

    Our motto is simple to grand. I cater to what ever my client's wishes are and deliver on their wishes. My client base has grown over the last 17 years due to the fact I always try to over preform so my client's guest leave with an "Over the top review of my food creations. I have been in the culinary business for over 25 years and loved every minute of it. It is my passion to create delicious food that is not only pleasing to your taste buds but my food creations are eye catching which always leaves my customers with a positive review.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We are not your average people- if it's average food your looking for, along with average service and an average dining experience we are not the right fit for you. The opportunity to be part of something special.

    • 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. Here at BYO Burger we aim to please. Our menu and store is specifically designed to give people exactly what they want, and more. We just like to make people happy, and at BYO Burger we believe the best way to the heart, is through the stomach.

    About

    As a secular humanist officiant, I provide a unique ceremony that is custom tailored to you and your partner. I cater to and respect all cultures and orientations. Let me help you fill your special day with memories for a lifetime together.

    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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