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Hastings Dessert Caterers

Browse these dessert caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hastings.

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
Jennifer R.
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Chef Joshua did an incredible job cooking my husband and I what started as a 3 course dinner and wound up to be 5 incredible courses and a dessert tasting for our anniversary. He also gave us an amazing cocktail to pair with dinner. We have an old house without some modern amenities I.e dishwasher and oven hood but these things were no problem at all! Chef was also patient and informative with proper techniques as my husband and I had requested to help in some of the preparations. An unforgettable evening and I will definitely use him again for parties and other special events. Thank you again Chef Joshua!!

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
Verified review

We had a 90th birthday party for my dad on a sunday afternoon. Just 45 people at our home but I could not have done it without Chef Jeff Catering. The menu was Chicken Parmesan, steamed green beans with red peppers (very crism and not at all over cooked), a colorful and fresh salad, dinner rolls and some of the best cookies I ever tasted (very soft and chocolatey). We also had appetizers that were very professionally created. Tracy was in charge of our party, and she was so understanding to work with as our guest list kept fluctuation (as it does when you are inviting people in this age group). The food was delicious and Tracy kept it warm without drying it out, despite the many hours that the party expanded (11:00 AM till 4:00). Many people asked for her card and even my sister-in-law, who is very picky, gave hearty compliments. Tracy was there to help no matter what needed to be done including picking up dishes throughout the house, and seving the cake that someone else brought. She was also a friendly and warm person and a joy to work with. The bill was extremely reasonable, I was very surprised. I will definitely hire Chef Jeff again.

Luzettecatering l.l.c
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie F.
Verified review

Daniel provided an in home, 6 course gourmet dinner for a birthday celebration. The food was outstanding, as were the wine pairings I requested for three of the courses. Our server was attentive, and both she and Daniel were delightful to engage converstionally. We will be using Daniel again and recommending him to friends and family.

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

Steve has catered a few events at our church. I’ve been very impressed at the variety of luncheons he has provided, from a light soup and sandwich, to a baked potato bar with all the fixings, to a chicken and ham dinner with salads and sides. All meals included a variety of desserts as well. He is very professional and has a wide selection of menus to choose from for all price ranges.

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amungwa B.
Verified review

She was very friendly, and the food was delicious.

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

From the menu planning to the prompt delivery, everything was perfect for our baby shower. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. My guests raved and many asked for contact information for the caterer. I couldn't have been more pleased.

  • 4 years in business
Ashley B.
Verified review

WholeSoul's food is delicious, I especially love their catfish sliders and the wings that will make you sing...So Good!

Sssdude-Nutz
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Kenton P.
Verified review

Incredible donuts. Excited for them to be handling our wedding dessert!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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We had Blu Willow do a dessert bar for our luncheon. It was simply elegant, with the colors gray and white used for a modern, clean look. Their attention to details really showed and looked impressive!

  • 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!

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.

JBJ's Catering Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

Jan was amazing right from the start! I was looking for someone to deliver food to my friend at her mother's house, who was in hospice care. Not only did Jan come up with a FRESH menu from scratch, but she also had experience working with hospice patients, and was just wonderful to my friend and her sisters with some encouraging words as well as some delicious food, enough to feed a small army! She really went the extra mile to make sure everything was just perfect for them from start to finish and was great at communicating back and forth. I highly recommend her and would definitely hire her again!

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

About

Whether you're looking to spice up the conversation or add comfort to a project, nothing sets the tone of a meeting more than the food. With the Twin Cities' widest selection of participating restaurants for your choosing, over a decade of meeting meals and corporate catering experience and unmatched service, we're just what your next meeting ordered. From simply taking your box lunch order to helping you decide the perfect meal for an annual board meeting, our customer experience managers know just what (and how much) food you need. And more than just couriers, our food delivery specialists are professionals when it comes to attire, order accuracy, on-time delivery and delicious food setup. Lunch is a serious business. Your plate is full. Let us handle the food. We do more than deliver.

  • 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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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.

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

  • 7 years in business
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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.

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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