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Minneapolis Holiday Caterers

Browse these holiday caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Minneapolis.

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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
John T.
Verified review

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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Diem Culinary
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica N.
Verified review

Outstanding experience. Food and service was perfect. They made our holiday party a success!

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lily D.
Verified review

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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Lila Buffet Styling
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shadee K.
Verified review

We had a awesome birthday party thanks to Melissa and the Lila Buffet Styling crew! They were really flexible, the food was great, and service friendly. Would definitely recommend them!

Vandy's Grille
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse F.
Verified review

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
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Celia P.
Verified review

Delicious and quality food. The staff was also very professional and ploite. I've recommended the company to friends and family. Job well done!!!

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.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Angela J.
Verified review

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!

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.

  • 8 years in business
Sharon G.
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Jamie has been catering at my work every Friday for quite awhile now. She always does a great job and is very professional. And her prices are also reasonable

Luv2Cook4You
4.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa D.
Verified review

Sue is an excellent chef and cook. When she caters an event she is professional and friendly. The pizza's we order for our garlic harvest crew are always excellent and careful attention is paid to ingredients (which I am pretty picky about). Sue is also adaptable. I know when I first knew her she sometimes used ingredients I was not very interested in but she has gleaned so much experience cooking at co-ops and local and organic food restaurants, that she knows how to cook with everything our local foodshed has to offer.

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.

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 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.

  • 6 years in business
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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.

  • 10 years in business
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We go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service with farm fresh quality ingredients.

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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The Kings Daughter Catering would like to meet the needs of your special event, that means meeting your budget and/or satisfying your palate. We are a buffet-style catering company. We have extended our business to cater office luncheons and box lunches as well. We specialize in meeting our customer's budget and creating/serving memorable dishes.

About

We are Qualified & Licensed! • TIPS Certified • MN School of Bartending Graduates • ServSafe & Restaurant Manager Certified • More qualifications are always being added! Our team focuses on creating a positive, up beat atmosphere for our customers. We provide prompt and friendly service. We also provide a unique flare by serving our companies signature “The 7 Liquor Ass Kicker” drink and shot.

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

  • 3 years in business
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Experience in huge catering and full service venue's. Practicing my unique and styles of all foods. Always presenting a spoon above the rest. ☺ With that said please feel free to ever give me a ring. Thank you for your time.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for holiday caterers in Minneapolis

Need catering

Minneapolis, MN

  • Event type
    Other (appreciation dinner)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    an outdoor reception type dinner
  • $800
    Average price

Need catering

Minneapolis, MN

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    We have a kitchen area for staff; two fridges, sink, dishwasher, microwaves.
  • $820.67
    Average price

Need catering (drop-off)

Minneapolis, MN

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Indian, French
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Details
    hot and cold finger food to be dropped off. this is just for estimate purposes. The exact date has not been made. but the time would be from 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • $15.95
    Average price
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