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CH Professional Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin A.
Verified review

I wish I could give more than 5 stars to CH Professional Catering. I cannot say enough great things about Jason and his team, but I will gladly share some of my experiences. First, the hiring process was so easy. I spoke with a number of caterers who weren't able to fulfill my needs in terms of food or alcoholic beverages-Jason met all of our needs and was so nice (much nicer than anyone else I spoke with). From the beginning he was completely low stress and laid-back, while still exuding confidence, skill, and professionalism. I knew I was in good hands from the first call. Second, the tasting was amazing. Jason made it a fun and festive event. He came out to cook for us (me, my MIL, and two family members who were planning the wedding) at one of our homes and made our top choices from scratch while we watched. He then served them to us, and cleaned up. We didn't want to let him and his assistant leave! The food was fresh, delicious, beautifully presented and completely sold us. Jason also was sweet enough to package portions of everything to go so my fiance and I could taste everything together that night when we got home. After everything was said and done, he sat down with us to answer questions and map out the event, including offering suggestions about food and side pairings. He wanted to make sure that I got exactly what I wanted and that I had all of my questions answered. I was so impressed. His policies were great and his prices will blow your mind. His assistant (I think her name was Amy? She was also fabulous!) dealt with linens and organizational details. She was knowledgeable, professional, and fun. Then, when it came time for the wedding, Jason didn't disappoint. The food was everything that I hoped and more. He was there to mastermind the whole event, and was so sweet to me the day of. His entire team is great. They even made sure that I had time to eat--no mean task when dealing with a bride at her wedding reception! We received so many compliments about the food (and about Jason personally), and I continue to hear good things from our guests more than a week later. We loved our experience with CH Professional Catering and would recommend Jason and his team for any event. In fact, we are trying to come up with an excuse to host another family gather because I am craving more of Jason's stuffed shells and my husband is dreaming about the steak! Thank you, Jason!

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amungwa B.
Verified review

She was very friendly, and the food was delicious.

Unique Dining Experiences
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deb M.
Verified review

We were very happy with the service for our Volleyball Gala last September. Jeff and his crew were amazing! They were helpful, happy, and the appetizers were fabulous!!!! We will have our event with them again next fall!!!

  • 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
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth M.
Verified review

Serrano Brothers always do a great job, which is why I continue to book them for our company catering needs. They are professional, friendly, prompt and the food is outstanding. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a quality catering company.

The Pork Chop Guys
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
    Sharon G.
    Verified review

    I used this caterer for 2 of our children's grad parties. The first was a taco bar with Spanish rice for 100-150 people. My thoughts were that it was organized and very delicious. Chef Ben was professional and timely. The second party was a burger, brat, and dogs, with potato salad and coleslaw. It was the best potato salad I have ever had. Again I was not disappointed with Bens professionallism and the food was amazing! I also used him for a super bowl party. He made BBQ pulled pork, brisket, and Spare Ribs. I can't even describe how good they were. I can never have anyone else's pulled pork after Chef Bens. It was sooo delicious. At all 3 events I had many of my guests tell how delicious the food was and asked for his contact information. I would defiantly recommend him and I personally would use him again and again in the future.

    The Grilled Cheese Guru
    from 1 review
      Larry L.
      Verified review

      Corporate Employee Appreciation Day. Menu fit our needs and the service provide was excellent. Communication with the vendor was very good. Our expectations were met. We would use them again.

      • 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

      Vine Knot
      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!!


      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!


      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.

      • 5 years in business

      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.

      • 6 years in business

      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.


      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.


      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.


      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.


      We are a professional, licensed company available any day of the week. We have been in the business for over 10 years.


      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.


      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.


      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.

      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.

      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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