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Pangea Full Service Catering
from 64 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John T.
Verified review

Christine did a fantastic job catering our party. She made suggestions that enhanced our menu and decorated the tables to perfection. Christine thought of - and brought everything that was needed. It's truly a turn-key service. I made a couple of additional request just days before the party and it didn't faze her. We have used caterers in the past - but by far Christine is hands down the best. And, she makes it affordable! At the end of the party everything was cleaned, packaged and put away. We'll be using Pangea again & again. J. Taylor

CH Professional Catering
from 36 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 53 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
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Swareen S.
Verified review

Food very tasty and right on time

Unique Dining Experiences
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nate B.
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Jeff and the team from Unique Dining Experiences handled the Jonathan Association's "Annual Boy Scout Hog Roast Picnic" for 4 consecutive years. They did a great job - from set up to take down and every step in between! The food was fabulous and having the Unique Dining Experiences team in charge made it so much easier for all the rest of us. We learned that the best decision was to leave everything up to the experts from Unique Dining Experiences!

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin P.
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Chef Kurt Stiles cooked an amazing meal for us in our home. The food was delicious (and plentiful!). Chef Kurt cooks with healthy eating in mind. He is professional, personable, organized, & passionate about healthy lifestyles. We couldn't have been more pleased with him or our experience.

Serrano Brothers Catering
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth M.
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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.

    • 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!


    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.


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


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

    • 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.


    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.


    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.

    • 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 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 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.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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