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Elk River Caterers

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Catering by Dani
4.7
from 68 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Emily D.
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Catering by Dani arrived on time, had all the food prepared on time with a great set up, very professional staff, and great tasting food.

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Diem Culinary
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane S.
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Joshua Robertson did a great job catering an event at an outdoor park shelter for 115 people celebrating my mother's 90th birthday. His salads were outstanding and his chicken and ribs were delicious. With a somewhat limited infrastructure, Josh proved himself nimble in dealing with with the unexpected. The team he had working with him was first-rate. Give him a try! He won't disappoint.

CH Professional Catering
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara D.
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Jason and his crew did an absolutely stunning job catering at our wedding. He is reliable and responsible and responded to all of our questions prior to the wedding. I loved how flexible he was - whatever we asked of him, he'd reply "No problem! I can do that." Most importantly, all of the food he prepared was absolutely delicious and at a very reasonable price point. Our guests were raving about the quality and nearly everyone went up for seconds at the buffet. Tip: try the Jack Daniels London Broil and the Mac and Cheese :)

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

Luzettecatering l.l.c
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mary P.
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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
Jesse F.
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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
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Swareen S.
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Food very tasty and right on time

Kilimanjaro Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Tameka C.
    Verified review

    Catered a black history month event for my company and I must say I was very impressed with Jojo's service. He accommodated every request we had and was pleasure to work with and the food was beyond delightful. I look forward to doing more business with Kilimanjaro in the near future. Thank you again Ms. Carrier

    • 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!

    • 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!

    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!

    • 8 years in business
    Sharon G.
    Verified review

    Jamie has been catering at my work every Friday for quite awhile now. She always does a great job and is very professional. And her prices are also reasonable

    • 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.

    About

    We are a local sports bar looking to do some more off-site catering. We offer great food with even better prices. Check us out.

    About

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

    About

    Shalae La'fergs provides food that feeds the soul, Executive Chef Courtney Fergerson brings your food to Life, Shalae's work very hard for our clients.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Experience in huge catering and full service venue's. Practicing my unique and styles of all foods. Always presenting a spoon above the rest. ☺ With that said please feel free to ever give me a ring. Thank you for your time.

    About

    We are a full-service catering company with a liquor license to accommodate any events. We offer any type of food you may want or desire.

    About

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

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    WPC strives to bring quality cuisine to event guests and clients through pristine attention to detail, safety, and health standards.

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    WPC strives to bring quality cuisine to event guests and clients through pristine attention to detail, safety, and health standards.

    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 Food Server

    Alexandria, MN

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (We provide food just need cooks )
    • Serving style
    • Head count
    • Details
      I just need people to cook/heat food provided and fill buffet tables and clean up

    Need a Caterer

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - formal
    • Number of guests
      80-100
    • Details
      Would want caterer to provide plates, napkins, and dinnerware... Set up of buffet, table clearing, and tear down of buffet
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