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Minneapolis Hog Roast Caterers

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Catering by Dani
from 68 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie G.
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The food was flavorful. The pulled pork and roasted potatoes were a favorite of the party.

Luzettecatering l.l.c
from 15 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Julie W.
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Daniel has catered a holiday party as well as a summer barbeque each for 100 people and both were fantastic. He arrived on time and needed very little assistance from me, which was great. Presentation of the food was great, but it tasted even better. Favorites at my company were the roast beef and gravy at our holiday dinner and the bbq chicken and cole slaw at our summer picnic. His clean up & tear down went as seamlessly as his set up did! Daniel was the consumate professional throughout the day. I will definitely have him cater my next event.

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Debbie's Good to Go Catering
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey C.
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We absolutely loved working with Debbie's Good To Go Catering! Our guests could not stop talking about how incredible the food was and loved her infused water, lemonade and tea bar! Many guests asked for her business card and are already planning to have her cater upcoming events. My husband said her Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef was the best roast beef he has ever had and we are still enjoying the leftovers! Not only was the food delicious, but the presentation was beautiful and Debbie added the little details that tied everything together flawlessly. We highly recommend her!

Unique Dining Experiences
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nate B.
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Jeff and the team from Unique Dining Experiences handled the Jonathan Association's "Annual Boy Scout Hog Roast Picnic" for 4 consecutive years. They did a great job - from set up to take down and every step in between! The food was fabulous and having the Unique Dining Experiences team in charge made it so much easier for all the rest of us. We learned that the best decision was to leave everything up to the experts from Unique Dining Experiences!

  • 2 years in business
Theresa B.
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I was having a 60th birthday party on July 2nd with approximately 100 expected guests. This was a full day celebration which started with 18 holes of golf, followed by a birthday bash at our home. Obviously, it would have been difficult to handle the food preparation while golfing. I hired The Hen & The Hog Catering Co. to handle all of the food. This was a huge weight off of my shoulders, since there were so many other details to take care of in preparation for such a large gathering. We discussed the menu, and then I left everything up to Ben and his crew. When we arrived back to the home (which is on the golf course), the food was all set up and ready to go. The menu included pulled pork sliders, potato salad, pasta salad, and fruit salad. I asked that the fruit salad be served in a sculpted watermelon bowl of some type. Much to my amazement, Ben outdid himself by sculpting a round watermelon into a golf ball. It was very fitting for this occasion! I wish that I would have taken pictures of this as it was truly amazing. With over 100 guests, I was just too busy greeting everyone. Several of my guests remarked that it was absolutely the best pulled pork that they have ever had. Ben is truly a master with the smoker! And the potato salad is out of this world. As wonderful as the food was, it was equally wonderful to sit back and be able to enjoy the day. Ben and his crew took care of getting everything set up--including the chafing dish, serving trays, and utensils. I would highly recommend the Hen & the Hog Catering Company for any catering need that you may have!

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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.
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