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Shakopee Full Service Caterers

Browse these full service caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Shakopee.

Catering by Dani
4.7
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa N.
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Dani did a full-service catering brunch at my home, for more than 80 guests. Her prices were very competitive and her menu was creative, unique, so much more interesting than any of the other bids. The food was superb--everyone raved about every course. The service and clean-up great. Only small concern was delay in communication as we firmed up details, which felt last-minute to me. And the staff arrived late--only 45 minutes before the event was to begin, so we were scrambling and delayed in opening the buffet line. Even with that I would highly recommend Dani's Catering.

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy N.
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Thank you Chef Jeff and team for delivering professional service! We look forward to working with you in the future.

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Digest The Passion
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandy P.
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Chris is a very positive person and is a wonderful chef. His meal was one of the best I have had. He was very responsive to his clients and it was a delight to have this great experience. I would love to do this again!!

Luzettecatering l.l.c
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Julie D.
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Luzette Catering provided a buffet for my daughter's wedding. The food was excellent and the service wonderful. Daniel was great to work with. The roasted turkey was very moist. I would highly recommend it. Everyone raved about the food! Thanks Daniel for adding to a lovely evening.

Vandy's Grille
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl A.
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The service was great. The food was delivered on time and was delicious.

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Debbie's Good to Go Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kari F.
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Debbie's food was amazing! She provided the full-service experience that made our rehearsal dinner a perfect evening. The guests raved about the delicious food, and the variety!

  • 24 years in business
  • 4 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.

  • 4 years in business
Karen M.
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the food and service was great. Everyone had good things to say about it.

Ole Piper
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff O.
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What can I say about Ole Piper, well we can start with Prompt service great food selection. The Food was delivered hot and nothing was missed, if they had a 10 star rating they won all 10 stars with us.

Roberts BBQ & Grill
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Bob J.
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We've used Roberts BBQ for several years both as a vendor at our annual Expo and also as the caterer for our private sponsor-only area. We couldn't be more pleased with both the product and the service.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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I hired Jaque to prepare a meal in my home as a surprise for my wife on our 25th anniversary. Jaque was easy to work with in creating a menu and did everything from prep to service to cleanup. She delivered more than she promised and created a very memorable experience.

Ciardelli Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Sean D.
Verified review

Nate catered a surprise 60th birthday party we threw for my mom and it could not have been better. The food was all delicious and the service was impeccable. It was a huge benefit knowing we had someone who really knew what they were doing so we could enjoy the party. He came out to the event space, was early, set everything up and took care of all the food so well, and was so friendly and professional with all the guests. 10/10 would definitely use his services again. Sean

612 Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
MARTHA S.
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We are a properties management company and we always have 612 Catering cater our meetings and events. They are our 1st choice for catering. Good food, good service and good pricing. -Sabri Properties

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!!

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We are a bubble tea catering service bringing a high-energy beverage and entertainment right to the door of your business. We strive to deliver a product filled with joy -- a delicious refreshing beverage "bubbling over" into people's lives. From the inside out, we seek to enhance the lives of employees and customers by doing business and service in a respectful, responsible and conscientious manner. Our hope is that The Spring would be a place where there is joy in service, value of relationship, and deeper mission through our business to create a culture of peace, happiness and sustainability that positively impacts our Minneapolis community. We don't believe in glasses half full or empty but desire that our cups be always bubbling over!

About

Hello and welcome to The Majestic Chef. It is nice to see that you have made your way here to The Majestic Chef. Not many people today do know what a personal chef is and in turn would never consider hiring one. By definition a personal chef is a person who works with you directly to create meals you can either have made in bulk and stored for later eating, or comes in to your home, once twice or how ever many times in a week to make your meals there for you when you get home or before you leave for work in the morning. Nowadays, a personal chef is more than just a chef who makes your day-to-day meals or provides one to two meals a week. They have evolved in to a more broader group to provide for the many nitches of chefs and provide for the different groups whether it is a need to learn how to cook or to provide a wide range of catering and culinary services for their customers. What we do here at The Majestic Chef PCS is that we actually offer a wide variety of services, specializing in Halal home cooking and catering with an artistic flare as well athletic-based food planning. Ranging from in-home day to day meals, full-service catering, to health-related dietary needs such as allergies, sensitivities and religious requirements.

  • 4 years in business
About

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.

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I provide exceptional customer service for my clients! I am B.A.S.S.E.T certified. I also have alcohol awareness and ServeSafe manager certifications. I will come, serve and set up your event. I also do cleaning for guests of 1-300 will travel. Catering in your own kitchen is provided as well! I work for you!

  • 4 years in business
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Fast casual cooking Flavorful experiences Originality Putting smiles on clients faces Creativity Expressing an artform Being unique

  • 7 years in business
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We are not your average people- if it's average food your looking for, along with average service and an average dining experience we are not the right fit for you. The opportunity to be part of something special.

  • 15 years in business
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We specialize in the highest quality gourmet burgers, BBQ, and American cuisine the Twin Cities area has to offer. Our chefs are also experienced in a wide variety of world cuisine including Greek, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern food. Here at BYO Burger we aim to please. Our menu and store is specifically designed to give people exactly what they want, and more. We just like to make people happy, and at BYO Burger we believe the best way to the heart, is through the stomach.

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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