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

Dani provided our wedding luncheon with the MOST important elements: fantastic food and service. She is wonderful to work with and very detail oriented. She is a great chef and her crew were professional, kind and expedient! We will be using Catering by Dani again and again. I will recommend her services to everyone I know! Thanks for a great meal! Everyone enjoyed your food and service. We look forward to working with you again.

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

Outstanding experience. Food and service was perfect. They made our holiday party a success!

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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
Verified review

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

Jess Delicious LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy W.
Verified review

Instead of going to a restaurant for our annual holiday work party, we had an "interactive cooking dinner party" with Jessica as our chef/instructor and she did an awesome job. There were nine of us and we prepared the meal (appetizer, dinner and dessert) with her assistance at a private home -- the food and experience was great (lots of laughs)! Strongly recommend this type of party and Jessica!

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

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
Celia P.
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Delicious and quality food. The staff was also very professional and ploite. I've recommended the company to friends and family. Job well done!!!

Rissa’s Kitchen
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tyanna D.
Verified review

Being a mother of 3 children it’s hard to figure out what to cook, let alone time to cook it. Ever since I started ordering meals from you guys it’s really took a huge weight off my shoulders! You guys have such delicious and nutritious food and I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family! Thank you

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael E.
Verified review

Chef Kurt did an exceptional job with our New Years Eve party! Both keeping the kids entertained and exceeding our expectations from menu planning and quality of food. He worked within our budget also! Kurt will definitely be hired again and referred to our friends!!

Coast Catering & Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jill W.
Verified review

Amy catered the Christmas Party for my husband's dental office. She had great ideas including theme, activities and especially the food. She made appetizers as well as the meal of lobster tail with stuffed crab. Very professional & a joy to work with! I would definitely hire her again!

Kilimanjaro Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Naftali O.
    Verified review

    Excellent customer service the food was delicious and made sure everyone was well taken care of

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

    We use Ole Piper Inn for a number of employee events & customer meetings. We have always received high quality food as well as it arriving promptly, hot, & fresh at the time requested.

    • 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!

    Francesca's Catering
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
      Cynthia W.
      Verified review

      I have worked with Francisca on many different catering events. She offers great guidance and help in planning the perfect meal. She is very professional, always comes prepared and creates delicious food. Her food is a better quality then most restaurants offer. I look forward to working with her again in the near future.

      • 8 years in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Christa G.
      Verified review

      Great food great fun. Will hire again. Professional.

      Sandy T.
      Verified review

      Penny, catered our event for 160+ people. The food was outstanding! The compliments were overflowing on the taste and presentation. If you want great service and a creative menu this is your company.

      • 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!

      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

      Reem
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Petite B.
        Verified review

        Thank you Reem for doing such an amazing, professional service. It was a big bridal shower gathering, you did provide us with amazing desert and food thank you

        Jules and Cuisine
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 3 years in business
        John A.
        Verified review

        When Julie cooks it's different than other cooks. Because when Julie cooks, she cooks from the heart. Her passion comes through in what she cooks and you can tell that she loves what she does. Whether it's something fancy and complicated, to something simple, she cooks with intention and purpose. I have eaten many a meals from her and one of the things I like best, is that she can make tasty food that is VERY good for you. Her presentation of it is awesome as well. I would recommend Julie to anyone who wants to taste truly tremendous food!

        Food for Fun

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          We are providing a variety of services involving all facades of the culinary world. Let us give you memories that last for decades.

          Dynamic Food & Beverage

          New To Thumbtack

          • 10 years in business
          About

          We go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service with farm fresh quality ingredients.

          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

          See other requests for food service professionals in Hopkins

          Need a Personal Chef (Ongoing)

          Minneapolis, MN

          • Meal preparation frequency
            A few times a week
          • Meals needed
            Dinner
          • Head count
            2
          • Serving style
            Family style
          • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
            Other (no pork products)
          • Day(s) needed
            Monday, Wednesday, Friday
          • Time(s) needed
            Late afternoon (3-6pm)
          • Details
            would prefer prepared meals that are left in closed containers

          Need Personal Chef Services

          Minneapolis, MN

          • Meals needed
            Dinner, Appetizers, Snacks
          • Interested in the following cuisine
          • Will the chef provide alcohol?
            No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
          • Budget per head
          • Details
            Very healthy and organic food
          • $297.5
            Average price

          Need Personal Chef

          Minneapolis, MN

          • Meal preparation frequency
            A few times a week
          • Meals needed
            Dinner
          • Head count
            4
          • Serving style
            Plated meal
          • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
            Other (no pork)
          • Day(s) needed
            Monday, Wednesday
          • Time(s) needed
            Late afternoon (3-6pm)
          • Details
            4 young kids and 3 adults. would like emphasis on healthy cooking but also kid friendly meals. we enjoy ethnic cooking of all kinds. ideally if chef came twice a week, could also cook meals for a few other days of the week as well.
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