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Owatonna Caterers

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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.

D. Fong's Chinese Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Rita J.
Verified review

We do a lot of catering with David and he is always prompt with his delivery. The food is alway fresh, hot, and yummy! Along with the delicious food, he is always smiley and friendly! Great food! Great service! Always a satisfied cutomer!

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.

  • 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!

Catering For All It's Worth
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debra J.
Verified review

I recently hired Catering For All It's Worth for a Dinner Party I was planning. Chef Bryan was great at helping me with menu planning and even suggested some wines to accompany the dishes being served. The day of the event, Chef Bryan arrived with all the groceries as well as all the pots and pans. He started to prepare all the food in the kitchen and it smelled wonderful. When my guests arrived I was able to entertain without having to check on the food, it was a gift to have a Personal Chef there. Chef Bryan served course after wonderful course of food, and we enjoyed each one. The ultimate one, being dessert, Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, with the perfect burnt sugar crust. Then Chef Bryan finished the evening by doing all the dishes, and cleaning up the kitchen. Excellent Service! I just found out that Chef Bryan also provides Weekly Menu Planning Services.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dawn R.
Verified review

Great to work with, delicious food, handled the line of people well, friendly customer service.

  • 13 years in business
Lucas K.
Verified review

Great Yogurt, Great Environment, and Great Company!

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I prepare food for parties and other events. I specialize in the preparation meat for grill like kebab and other oriental products of ground meat. All kind of side dishes and salad bars are available. I have a long experience in international and American food preparation and cooking.

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I'm a wedding planner and catering manager. My services include the following: * Customized Menu Planning * Vendor Referral Program * On-Site Wedding * Development of Special Group Rate for Guest's Room During the Night * Off-Site Events * Rehearsal Dinners * Gift Openings * Baptisms * Holiday Parties

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If you're looking to make your event extra special, the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe offers over thirty years of catering experience. We can provide buffet-style or intimate sit-down service for your special occasion. We are specializing in the finest Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, such as shish kabobs, lamb, gyros, Mediterranean stir fries and pastas, seafood, baklava, and much more! We cater wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, grooms dinners, corporate events, all-day meetings, luncheons, dinner parties, private parties, graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, and holiday gatherings of any size. We'll work with you to ensure that every detail, from the food and drinks to the ambiance and timing, exceeds your expectations!

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I simply provide a large variety of great food for any event, serving 2 people or up to 1,000 people. It can be formal or not.

  • 44 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The way my work sticks out from others in that I place a great deal of focus on all elements of an event. I care very deeply about how my food is prepared, handled and presented to provide the best quality in terms of freshness and flavor.

  • 4 years in business
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WE PURCHASED AN ESTABLISHED CATERING BUSINESS THAT HAS EXISTED FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS TAKING OVER FROM TWO GREAT PEOPLE THAT WERE READY TO RETIRE AND SPEND SOME TIME TOGETHER. WE ACQUIRED ALL OF THEIR CLIENTS, RECIPES AND FULLY FURNISHED CATERING BUSINESS WITH VAN INCLUDED. WE HAVE BEEN REALLY BUSY SINCE OUR PURCHASE ON APRIL 16TH AND THE PREVIOUS OWNERS WORKED WITH US FOR A MONTH AND A HALF TO INTRODUCE US AS WELL AS TRAIN US WITH THE RECIPES THEY WERE SERVING TO THEIR CUSTOMERS. I PERSONALLY COME FROM A FINE DINING BACKGROUND AND WILL INCORPORATE MY IDEAS AND STYLE OF CUISINE TO MERGE WITH WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SUCCESSFUL. WE ALSO PROVIDE CHEF'S TABLES PERIODICALLY TO INTRODUCE NEW ITEMS TO THE AREA FOR AN EXPERIENCE TO BE REMEMBER. WE CAN ALSO SCHEDULE TASTE TESTING FOR ANY GROUP THAT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HIRING US FOR WEDDINGS, GROOM DINNERS, GRADUATIONS ANNIVERSARIES AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS WHERE A CATERER IS NEEDED. WE WILL ALSO BE OPEN TO DOING ON SITE COOKING IF REQUIRED. WE WILL TRAVEL TO WHERE THERE IS A NEED.

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I have both Mediterranean and American cuisines. I also have vegetarian and gluten-free items. I travel around the Twin Cities, and I do a lot of food festivals around the Twin Cities.

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We use only fresh local ingredients. Customer satisfaction is a must! We offer a variety of foods for all occasions.

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I cater any event, big or small. I have reasonable prices. You can pick whatever you want at your event. I can make it simple and look elegant even when you're on a tight budget.

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I use all-natural and healthy, farm-raised pork. I feature pork chops, pulled pork, sausages, and gourmet burgers.

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Courtyard is a hotel and event center with Executive Chef Brian Olson. We cater all in-house events, corporate lunches, private BBQs, etc.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 24 years in business
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From intimate gatherings to elaborate parties, we pride ourselves on tailoring original concepts & designs to your particular style & budget. Rascal's Catering specialize in offering full service event planning for any size function.

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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