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Catering by Dani
4.7
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Jon O.
Verified review

Hired for a Quarterly Corporate Event, Dani has been an extreme professional and a joy to work with. Our event hasn't happened yet, but to organize the menu (with multiple changes) and the logistics, I am very satisfied with Catering by Dani!

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Pangea Full Service Catering
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia R.
Verified review

Christine catered our daughter's wedding. We are from out of state, found Pangea Catering through Thumbtack, and are so glad that we did! Christine was so helpful and always responded to my inquiries promptly. The food was fresh, colorful, and arranged so nicely. Service was excellent! Many thanks to Christine!

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
Verified review

I cannot say enough amazing things about our experience with Amber and Chef Jeff catering. She was so responsive and willing to work with our ideas. All of our guests loved the food and were raving about it all evening! They left the space cleaner than it was to begin with, which is incredible! Thank you so much Amber and Chef Jeff catering - we can't wait to work together again soon!

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Digest The Passion
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghann M.
Verified review

Chris was extremely professional when planning out my menu. I spoke with other catering firms, but the menu he created was the most personalized. I really appreciated the way he listened and incorporated my preferences.

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

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
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amungwa B.
Verified review

She was very friendly, and the food was delicious.

Kilimanjaro Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Tameka C.
    Verified review

    Catered a black history month event for my company and I must say I was very impressed with Jojo's service. He accommodated every request we had and was pleasure to work with and the food was beyond delightful. I look forward to doing more business with Kilimanjaro in the near future. Thank you again Ms. Carrier

    Ben & Jerry's
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Marni K.
    Verified review

    I have worked with mike for two events at my house. He is outstanding. Great customer service, very friendly with my guests, and makes the event so much more fun. Would definitely hire him again for another event.

    Ole Piper
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 49 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Chris T.
    Verified review

    We hired Ole Piper to cater our wedding reception at the Rosemount Community Center. We made the decision to hire them based on our previous wonderful experiences with the restaurant/ownership. They provided an excellent assortment of food, based on our requests and their great recommendations, that was cooked to perfection and was right on time. Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. The process of having the it ready and served was seamless and done to perfection. It was clear they had the experience and expertise to handle our special day. We highly recommend using Ole Piper to cater any event.

    Francesca's Catering
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
      Cynthia W.
      Verified review

      I have worked with Francisca on many different catering events. She offers great guidance and help in planning the perfect meal. She is very professional, always comes prepared and creates delicious food. Her food is a better quality then most restaurants offer. I look forward to working with her again in the near future.

      612 Catering
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 11 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Raven O.
      Verified review

      We had an excellent experience with Danica & 612 catering. Delicious, hot, healthy meal for 100 people served as a buffet. Everyone loved the food. Great value too as Danica and her team managed set-up, monitored the buffet, and clean-up. We look forward to catering other lunches with 612 Catering.

      • 15 years in business
      About

      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.

      • 18 years in business
      About

      Our motto is simple to grand. I cater to what ever my client's wishes are and deliver on their wishes. My client base has grown over the last 17 years due to the fact I always try to over preform so my client's guest leave with an "Over the top review of my food creations.

      About

      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!

      About

      Whether you're looking to spice up the conversation or add comfort to a project, nothing sets the tone of a meeting more than the food. With the Twin Cities' widest selection of participating restaurants for your choosing, over a decade of meeting meals and corporate catering experience and unmatched service, we're just what your next meeting ordered. From simply taking your box lunch order to helping you decide the perfect meal for an annual board meeting, our customer experience managers know just what (and how much) food you need. And more than just couriers, our food delivery specialists are professionals when it comes to attire, order accuracy, on-time delivery and delicious food setup. Lunch is a serious business. Your plate is full. Let us handle the food. We do more than deliver.

      About

      We focus in catering services, food services and event planning. We also design customized events for clients, cocktail parties, snack parties and more.

      About

      We cater small or big private and company parties or meetings. We are specializing in toasty sandwiches, soups and salads. We deliver as well.

      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.

      About

      Shalae La'fergs provides food that feeds the soul, Executive Chef Courtney Fergerson brings your food to Life, Shalae's work very hard for our clients.

      • 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.

      About

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

      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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      Need a Caterer for a Wedding Event

      Osceola, WI

      • Type of catering needed
        Buffet
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        American, Italian
      • Head count
      • Details
        Outdoor wedding

      Need Catering Services for a Wedding on Aug. 17, 2013

      Elk River, MN

      • Type of catering needed
        Plated meal
      • Interested in the following cuisine
      • Head count
      • Details
        It's for my wedding. I am not sure yet for how long I would need the service. My fiancé is from Minnesota and we are getting married there in August. I am currently in Spain finalizing my visa paperwork but as I don't have that much time left until the wedding I'm starting preparations form here.

      Need Catering Service

      Minneapolis, MN

      • Type of catering needed
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Mexican / Latin
      • Head count
      • Details
        Just trying to get a price range. Looking for something less than $300
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