Find a catering service in Minneapolis, MN

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Top 10 catering services in Minneapolis, MN

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HighWay 10 Gastronomy LLC

HighWay 10 Gastronomy LLC

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Hello and welcome to HighWay 10 Gastronomy LLC! My name is Bangaly Kaba, and I have been a chef in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the past 12 years. During my culinary journey, I have had the privilege of creating menus and cooking for renowned restaurants such as Sava’s, Aventura, Taste Kitchen, Café Zola, Knight’s Steak House, Parc, Mani, and The Portage Yacht Club. I have found every aspect of the service industry to be rewarding, and I strongly believe that a great chef serves as the perfect ambassador. Interacting with people from diverse backgrounds has been a source of joy for me, and it has deepened my understanding of culture and globali


1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Shari W. says, "Soleil Ramirez was fantastic. She was professional and prompt with our communication. She arrived 2 hours before my event and prepared us a five-course tasting menu of Venezuelan dishes. Everything was absolutely delicious. Soleil was friendly, cheerful, and expert at what she does. She brought all her own plates and silverware and cleaned up afterwards. You won't regret hiring her and consider visiting the Arepa Bar. " Read more


New on Fash
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
PlatesByLex is the ultimate fine dining experience. It is where home cooking meets fine dining. We treat every event as if it’s our own and put our best foot forwards every time. We strive for great customer service with even greater food. What makes my business stand apart from the others is you taste the passion in every bite. Whatever you need, we’re there to execute.

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

What is catering?

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

What do caterers provide?

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Do you tip caterers?

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

How do I choose a catering company?

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

What questions should I ask caterers?

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

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