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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
Audrey C.
Verified review

Pangea catered my companies holiday party and it was amazing, about 140 people! From first contact Christine was responsive, easy to work with and modified the menu for our needs. We had a great assortment of appetizers, the value and the quality of the food was superb. Everything was made fresh, presented beautifully and tasted even better. I will be calling Pangea again for our next event!

CH Professional Catering
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Great food, great service, great price!! I strongly recommend CH Professional Catering

  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charles G.
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The food is very good. The service provides what they advertised. It responds on time and presents quality services.

Unique Dining Experiences
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen K.
Verified review

Jeff and his crew catered our compay picnic (approximately 150 people) this year. The food (Pork and Turkey) was roasted on site and was AMAZING! The side dishes were just as good as the meat. From the first quote through the cleanup, the service was not only great, but felt "personal". They truly cared that everyone enjoyed the food and the service. I would highly recommend them to cater any event.

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
Verified review

Chef Stiles was absolutely great. This was our first experience bringing in a personal chef for an event. Chef Stiles worked with me on the process and helped me get things set up. He worked quietly in the background and gave such a great presentation of the food. I hired him for my wife's birthday party. It was so great to have a healthy gourmet meal that everyone could enjoy.

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!!

    • 2 years in business
    Theresa B.
    Verified review

    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!

    Vine Knot
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kathryn F.
    Verified review

    Jason did a wonderful job for my event! Food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Great food, great service. Left my kitchen cleaner than it was when he started. I was impressed from start to finish. Thank you!!

    • 8 years in business
    Sharon G.
    Verified review

    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

    We offer catering for corporate continental breakfasts, lunches, meeting treats/beverages, weddings, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and any event for your need. I am your event planner and coordinator for the day.

    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
    About

    Anyone can buy prepackaged, frozen or fresh bbq, but I have the know how to carefully prepare the best BBQ you've ever had. I make custom BBQ sauces for those that like the boost in flavor as well as homemade sides done right.

    About

    Catering Central is a full-service caterer based in Andover, and we service the entire Twin Cities Metro. We also operate a grill inside the Anoka Legion at 400 Main Street in Anoka.

    About

    We do full-service catering. We do everything, from prime rib to hot dogs. There is no party that is too small. We do corporate catering. Weddings and anniversaries are our specialty. We cater the entire metro area. Our buffets look great because 1/2 the taste is in the appearance. We have over 30 years of experience.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We cater flavorful dishes from appetizers, soups and salads to full-course meals, with exceptional cuisine artistry. We are proud to be an all-occasion licensed catering company serving Minneapolis/St. Paul and its surrounding areas. We use only the freshest ingredients and a variety of authentic flavors in our menus. Our food can be described as a comfort American fusion food with Afro/Caribbean inspiration. I graduated at the top of my class at Le Cordon Bleu, and I would enjoy the privilege to create a menu and cook for you at your home for any private and intimate events or your large social events. I have a staff that is composed of well-experienced, talented and inventive cooks, including a wait staff who are always attentive to your needs and always ready to serve you.

    About

    I am a food-service professional. My father suggested that I go to chef school in the late 70's and that is all I have done since then. I love making people happy with the food that I make. The sheer variety in different ethnic foods is exciting, and the ability to cook home-style foods are two of my strong points. I also have been given the title of soup queen at most of the places where I have worked. I love making events memorable!

    About

    Because I pride myself on beating the competition, and bring along with it better quality, service, and exceeded expctations 100% of the time.

    About

    I have a passion for creative and healthy food preparation. I want to show that tasteful and healthy meal that doesn't have to take hours to prepare. I would like to bring this convenience to your home, so that you and your family can spend quality time together, enjoying home-cooked meals without the hassle. I am also experienced in catering for parties and all types of special events.

    About

    We offer locally produced smoked products, homemade soups and extraordinary sides prepared on site for your senses to enjoy. We are also available to come to your place of business and sell to your employees for lunches or dinners. This is a nice change for your employees, once a week or once a month.

    About

    I have been catering to wedding couples for over 15 years. I have full lights, sound and video capabilities. I am able to do indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. I take the time to get to know each and every wedding couple. This allows me to customize every wedding reception.

    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

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    Need Catering Service for a Food Truck Event

    Sauk Centre, MN

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    • Number of guests
      100-125

    Need a Caterer for Buffet Catered Event

    Chaska, MN

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      Other (Turkey dinner)
    • Number of guests
    • Details
      Traditional turkey dinner for about 50. No desert needed, no beverage needed

    Need a Caterer

    Minneapolis, MN

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Cuisine type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of guests
      25-40
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      Casual, backyard family/friend wedding. Some meat eaters, some vegetarians. We don't want too casual but we don't want too fancy either.
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