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Minneapolis Wedding Caterers

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Catering by Dani
4.7
from 68 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry K.
Verified review

Dani was wonderful helping pick out what I should serve at my wedding. The food I sampled was awesome! Nina

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

This chef undersells himself. Not only is good food delicious, but he should charge more for it. He catered our wedding in a small kitchen in a barn, plated everything, walked the food up a flight of steps to assist the servers, and it still looked and tasted great.

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 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!

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
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amungwa B.
Verified review

She was very friendly, and the food was delicious.

Serrano Brothers Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joy A.
Verified review

Our company LOVES Serrano Brothers Catering! It is the top choice when catering a company event. The service and people are exceptional and really make each person feel valued and special. They go out of their way to ensure a great experience! Marco is great, and always is accommodating with our needs. Most importantly…the food is AMAZING!!!

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!!

    Sssdude-Nutz
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Kenton P.
    Verified review

    Incredible donuts. Excited for them to be handling our wedding dessert!

    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Joe B.
    Verified review

    I hired Jaque to prepare a meal in my home as a surprise for my wife on our 25th anniversary. Jaque was easy to work with in creating a menu and did everything from prep to service to cleanup. She delivered more than she promised and created a very memorable experience.

    • 21 years in business
    Nyja B.
    Verified review

    I contacted Culinary Partners after needing a last minute caterer for a large family event. I spoke to Gerald and he was very accommodating, especially given the time frame (we're talking barely 3 days here). He arrived on time to prepare the food and everything was cooked perfectly. From the steaks to the vegetables, we couldn't have asked for a better meal. Next time we need an event catered, we will be sure to contact Gerald again, hopefully with more notice, though!

    Kelly S.
    Verified review

    I have seen many events catered by Penny and her team, and am always impressed by how seamlessly and flawlessly they take place. Penny always comes more than prepared to make the event perfect, has a lot of creativity, great menu options, and very affordable prices. We've had her to banquets, buffets, anniversary parties, client events, birthday parties, barbecues, garden parties, and more. Hopefully one of these days we'll get to see her work her magic on a wedding, too!

    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.

    About

    Hello. My name is Rev. Barbara. I am licensed in Minnesota to perform your wedding and will do my very best to make your ceremony a memorable event. I'll work with you both, listening to your ideas for your event. I also have enough experience to create a custom ceremony, if you desire that.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    I am able to write the vows upon request, or read the general wedding vows for the ceremony. I bring family member in the circle to participate. The donation tat I request is affordable to most couples. I enjoy making the day special for you.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Fast casual cooking Flavorful experiences Originality

    • 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.

    • 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.

    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

    I provide exceptional customer service for my clients! I am B.A.S.S.E.T certified. I also have alcohol awareness and ServeSafe manager certifications. I will come, serve and set up your event. I also do cleaning for guests of 1-300 will travel. Catering in your own kitchen is provided as well! I work for you!

    About

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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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