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Lakeville Caterers

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Catering by Dani
4.7
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Michele M.
Verified review

Catering by Dani catered a baby shower for 40 this morning. Dani put together a breakfast burrito menu for me since the shower was mid morning. The guests said they never had such good food at a baby shower. The fruit was fresh and cold to top it off. Dani and her team were prompt and courteous and cleaned up with not a drop of food anywhere. I will use them again, so reasonably priced and local! !!

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Pangea Full Service Catering
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
Verified review

Pangea catered an event for 90 guests. Christine did an outstanding job in working with me on menu choices. She communicated well throughout the process via phone and email. The quality of the food and service were supurb! I highly recommend Christine and Pangea catering.

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darcie L.
Verified review

Everything about this catering company rocks!! They are the best. Had a wonderful relationship with Amber. She displayed such a genuine, caring attitude and excitement for our wedding! They are very flexible with everything and really made us feel important. Thanks for being a part of our special day. I will always use Chef Jeff Catering for future catering needs :)

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Digest The Passion
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghann M.
Verified review

Chris was extremely professional when planning out my menu. I spoke with other catering firms, but the menu he created was the most personalized. I really appreciated the way he listened and incorporated my preferences.

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
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tony O.
Verified review

Very quick with food return. Delightful and Extremely nice. shares extra samples to try with orders! Food is beyond 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.

Ben & Jerry's
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marni K.
Verified review

I have worked with mike for two events at my house. He is outstanding. Great customer service, very friendly with my guests, and makes the event so much more fun. Would definitely hire him again for another event.

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!!

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

    We hired Ole Piper to cater our wedding reception at the Rosemount Community Center. We made the decision to hire them based on our previous wonderful experiences with the restaurant/ownership. They provided an excellent assortment of food, based on our requests and their great recommendations, that was cooked to perfection and was right on time. Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. The process of having the it ready and served was seamless and done to perfection. It was clear they had the experience and expertise to handle our special day. We highly recommend using Ole Piper to cater any event.

    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

    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!

    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

    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

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

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We are serving crawfish all year round. We are the only place in Saint Paul to get your crawfish in a Cajun boil in three different sauces. We also have other fusion dishes. Eat in; take out, or call for catering.

    About

    Hello and welcome to The Majestic Chef. It is nice to see that you have made your way here to The Majestic Chef. Not many people today do know what a personal chef is and in turn would never consider hiring one. By definition a personal chef is a person who works with you directly to create meals you can either have made in bulk and stored for later eating, or comes in to your home, once twice or how ever many times in a week to make your meals there for you when you get home or before you leave for work in the morning. Nowadays, a personal chef is more than just a chef who makes your day-to-day meals or provides one to two meals a week. They have evolved in to a more broader group to provide for the many nitches of chefs and provide for the different groups whether it is a need to learn how to cook or to provide a wide range of catering and culinary services for their customers. What we do here at The Majestic Chef PCS is that we actually offer a wide variety of services, specializing in Halal home cooking and catering with an artistic flare as well athletic-based food planning. Ranging from in-home day to day meals, full-service catering, to health-related dietary needs such as allergies, sensitivities and religious requirements.

    About

    We provide on-site catering services. We will either drop off or will stay and provide excellent customer service to ensure the ultimate BBQ experience.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    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.

    About

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

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

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    Need Catering Services on August 31, 2013

    Lake Crystal, MN

    • Event type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Cuisine type
      Mexican/Latin
    • Number of people
      More than 200
    • Additional Service(s)
      Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)

    Need Catering Service on June 9, 2013

    Wabasha, MN

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American, Other (Breakfast Brunch)
    • Number of people
      More than 200
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)

    Need Catering Services

    Eden Prairie, MN

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American
    • Number of people
      100-150
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
    • Details
      Looking at kid friendly pub food like chicken strips, mini burgers, and other such fare.
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