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Inver Grove Heights Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Inver Grove Heights.

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Pangea Full Service Catering
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brianna G.
Verified review

As we hosted a work event and asked Pangea Catering to provide the food, we were so pleased with our decision. Christine was an absolute gem to work with! All of her food was outstanding and the presentation was beautiful. She was professional throughout our entire planning process and execution was flawless. We only heard good reviews from our customers and we have asked to hire her again for our upcoming events.

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Diem Culinary
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Virginia G.
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I highly recommend Joshua!! My husband is a big foodie and loves to cook. I hired Joshua to cook for my husband's birthday dinner party and to teach my husband a couple dishes. Joshua did both exceptionally well! They (Joshua and my husband) had a great time cooking, and the food was fantastic!! Very unique shrimp dish with complex flavors. The steak au poivre was to die for!! Joshua was very personable and all the guests loved him!! I appreciated his flexibility on last minute changes to serving time and number of guests. Thank you Josh for making the dinner party an amazing experience for my husband and our guests!!

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 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!

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Lila Buffet Styling
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chanelle B.
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It was a pleasure to work with Lili on our recent meeting! We received great comments regarding the food and service. Would definitely work with her again!!

Vandy's Grille
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl A.
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The service was great. The food was delivered on time and was delicious.

  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charles G.
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The food is very good. The service provides what they advertised. It responds on time and presents quality services.

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

Serrano Brothers always do a great job, which is why I continue to book them for our company catering needs. They are professional, friendly, prompt and the food is outstanding. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a quality catering company.

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

    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!!

      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.

        Ciardelli Catering
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 2 years in business
        Sean D.
        Verified review

        Nate catered a surprise 60th birthday party we threw for my mom and it could not have been better. The food was all delicious and the service was impeccable. It was a huge benefit knowing we had someone who really knew what they were doing so we could enjoy the party. He came out to the event space, was early, set everything up and took care of all the food so well, and was so friendly and professional with all the guests. 10/10 would definitely use his services again. Sean

        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.

        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!

        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!

        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!

          About

          We offer catering for corporate continental breakfasts, lunches, meeting treats/beverages, weddings, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and any event for your need. I am your event planner and coordinator for the day.

          About

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

          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.

          About

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

          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.

          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.

          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 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.
          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.