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Golden Valley Caterers

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Catering by Dani
4.7
from 68 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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Dani was very professional and provided me with many different catering options. She worked with us to make a menu that was budget friendly yet also offered various options for our summer resident event. We received many comments about how great the food was! I definitely recommend using Catering by Dani for any corporate or private event!

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Diem Culinary
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie H.
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Josh did a great job with a birthday dinner for 10 people. He planned a nice three course menu catering to our tastes and accommodating our one vegetarian guest. His food was beautifully plated and delicious. Thanks Josh!

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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
Mandie W.
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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

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
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joyce N.
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Very professional and nice food

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Chef Stiles was absolutely great. This was our first experience bringing in a personal chef for an event. Chef Stiles worked with me on the process and helped me get things set up. He worked quietly in the background and gave such a great presentation of the food. I hired him for my wife's birthday party. It was so great to have a healthy gourmet meal that everyone could enjoy.

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

Our company LOVES Serrano Brothers Catering! It is the top choice when catering a company event. The service and people are exceptional and really make each person feel valued and special. They go out of their way to ensure a great experience! Marco is great, and always is accommodating with our needs. Most importantly…the food is AMAZING!!!

  • 21 years in business
Nyja B.
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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!

  • 8 years in business
Sharon G.
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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

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!!

K&J Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cheryl P.
Verified review

Great job, great food and an awesome staff that kept everything running smoothly.

About

We cater small or big private and company parties or meetings. We are specializing in toasty sandwiches, soups and salads. We deliver as well.

  • 3 years in business
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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.

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

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We focus in catering services, food services and event planning. We also design customized events for clients, cocktail parties, snack parties and more.

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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.

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I provide exceptional customer service for my clients! I am B.A.S.S.E.T certified. I also have alcohol awareness and ServeSafe manager certifications. I will come, serve and set up your event. I also do cleaning for guests of 1-300 will travel. Catering in your own kitchen is provided as well! I work for you!

  • 15 years in business
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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.

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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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The Kings Daughter Catering would like to meet the needs of your special event, that means meeting your budget and/or satisfying your palate. We are a buffet-style catering company. We have extended our business to cater office luncheons and box lunches as well. We specialize in meeting our customer's budget and creating/serving memorable dishes.

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 Caterer on August 3

Hastings, MN

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Italian, BBQ
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Outdoor event-No kitchen available

Need a Catering Service

Minneapolis, MN

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Food must be brought in hot as no heating facilities beyond a small microwave....
  • $800
    Average price

Need a Caterer

New London, MN

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    We are having a small wedding with approximately 30 guests. The wedding will be an outside event in New London. We are interested in having both appetizers and entrees for each guest.
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