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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
Flower K.
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Christine catered for my company's holiday party. The total number of people was about 26 people. She was so flexible with me and I appreciated that she stayed in constant communication with me. She helped me stay within my budget and the food was amazing! Everyone was so happy that we had a delicious meal that was healthy. I highly recommend Christine and Pangea Catering. Thank you!

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Diem Culinary
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn C.
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Josh provided dinner for our small holiday get-together of 10 people. The menu was quite traditional with the added element of needing to be gluten-free. The meal was done very well. The guests particularly raved over the meatball appetizer, beef tenderloin and spinach salad. The chicken thighs were cooked perfectly and somehow nearly all the cooked carrots were eaten. The portions were very generous. We sent people happily on their way carrying containers of leftovers. One recommendation would be to add sterno pots for keeping the food warmer. We recommend Josh's catering services....

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darcie L.
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Everything about this catering company rocks!! They are the best. Had a wonderful relationship with Amber. She displayed such a genuine, caring attitude and excitement for our wedding! They are very flexible with everything and really made us feel important. Thanks for being a part of our special day. I will always use Chef Jeff Catering for future catering needs :)

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Lila Buffet Styling
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barb M.
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Will let you know after today - she is catering my event this afternoon. She was very nice and I liked her menu choices.

Vandy's Grille
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah N.
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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
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Swareen S.
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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.

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!!!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Angela J.
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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.
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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

About

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.

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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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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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 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.

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

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20 years of culinary excellence. spent 18 years as executive chef of the Ritz-Carlton.

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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.

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.

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Minneapolis, MN

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    We are planning a fundraiser for a man in our church who has terminal cancer and does not have health insurance or life insurance. We are thinking about a spaghetti dinner with salad or vegetable and breadsticks.
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