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

Lunch for 30 on a Saturday. Excellent, fresh, high-quality food. Affordable menu. Efficient contact, good suggestions, helped me figure out how to do the planning and executed prompt and quiet delivery and setup.

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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
John T.
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Christine did a fantastic job catering our party. She made suggestions that enhanced our menu and decorated the tables to perfection. Christine thought of - and brought everything that was needed. It's truly a turn-key service. I made a couple of additional request just days before the party and it didn't faze her. We have used caterers in the past - but by far Christine is hands down the best. And, she makes it affordable! At the end of the party everything was cleaned, packaged and put away. We'll be using Pangea again & again. J. Taylor

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lily D.
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Chef Jeff did a great job catering our wedding brunch. They were very accommodating with our changing needs as the event approached, and the food was delicious!

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Digest The Passion
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Meghann M.
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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
Jesse F.
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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
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Swareen S.
Verified review

Food very tasty and right on time

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin P.
Verified review

Chef Kurt Stiles cooked an amazing meal for us in our home. The food was delicious (and plentiful!). Chef Kurt cooks with healthy eating in mind. He is professional, personable, organized, & passionate about healthy lifestyles. We couldn't have been more pleased with him or our experience.

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.

  • 4 years in business
Ashley B.
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WholeSoul's food is delicious, I especially love their catfish sliders and the wings that will make you sing...So Good!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Angela J.
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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
    Charles H.
    Verified review

    Used multiple times. Always flexible, creative, delicious, polite, professional and on time! Looking forward to hiring Francesca's catering to cater our 3rd consecutive holiday party. Highy recommend!

    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!

    About

    Campion Rose Burns Catering specializes in catering corporate and special events throughout the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Twin Cites, Minnesota metropolitan areas. For more than 40 years, our name has come to be known for a tradition of quality food and warm, friendly service.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    Our motto is simple to grand. I cater to what ever my client's wishes are and deliver on their wishes. My client base has grown over the last 17 years due to the fact I always try to over preform so my client's guest leave with an "Over the top review of my food creations.

    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.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    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.

    About

    We are a bubble tea catering service bringing a high-energy beverage and entertainment right to the door of your business. We strive to deliver a product filled with joy -- a delicious refreshing beverage "bubbling over" into people's lives. From the inside out, we seek to enhance the lives of employees and customers by doing business and service in a respectful, responsible and conscientious manner. Our hope is that The Spring would be a place where there is joy in service, value of relationship, and deeper mission through our business to create a culture of peace, happiness and sustainability that positively impacts our Minneapolis community. We don't believe in glasses half full or empty but desire that our cups be always bubbling over!

    About

    We have two locations in Eagan and Burnsville. We're serving breakfast, blue-plate specials, burgers, sandwiches, steak, prime rib, chicken, and fish. Junior's has been in business for 11 years. We are family owned, and we offer great food and service. We've had a lot of catering for businesses, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and much more. We come and set up at your place or pick up at the restaurant.

    About

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

    About

    I offer classically driven comfort food inspired by the seasons! I am a chef and an owner of a catering company, who specializes in catering to private homes and business and upscale events for two to 200 people. All businesses are generated by word of mouth.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space 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.

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