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Catering by Dani
4.7
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna O.
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Dani was not only very professional but outgoing and friendly. The food was fabulous! I've had guests asking me ever since who was that caterer. I will definitely call Dani if we ever have any future catering needs.

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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
Jody M.
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We had a great experience with 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
Thumbtack Customer
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What an awesome experience working with this catering company!! Food was marvelous. Amber is a wonderful asset to this company!

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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
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Swareen S.
Verified review

Food very tasty and right on time

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

Kilimanjaro Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Tameka C.
    Verified review

    Catered a black history month event for my company and I must say I was very impressed with Jojo's service. He accommodated every request we had and was pleasure to work with and the food was beyond delightful. I look forward to doing more business with Kilimanjaro in the near future. Thank you again Ms. Carrier

    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.

      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

      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

      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.

      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.

      • 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.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      We are Twin Cities' food truck specializing in mac and cheese with hot sandwiches and more. Take the stress and mess away from your events; we roll up completely self-contained, serve from our truck, and vanish with no cleanup for you.

      • 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

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

      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.

      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.

      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 a Caterer and Chef for a Buffet Dinner Party

      Minneapolis, MN

      • Event type
        Buffet dinner party, I'm not sure yet
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American
      • Number of people
        25-50
      • Details
        looking for someone to come up with a great grill concept meal. My guest will bring the sides. help me come up with the menu and organize & cook.
      • $600
        Average price

      Need a Caterer for a Grooms Party on August 4, 2012

      Burnsville, MN

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        Italian
      • Number of people
        25-50
      • Details
        Groom's dinner at private residence. Approximately 45 people. Would like Chicken Parmesan and Lasagne as entrees but open to suggestions.

      Need a Catering and Chef Services for a Wedding event

      Saint Paul, MN

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        Italian
      • Number of people
        150-200
      • Details
        Lasagna, salad, garlic bread
      • $1875
        Average price
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