Find a catering service in Minneapolis, MN

Find catering services in Minneapolis, MN

Find catering services in Minneapolis, MN

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Top 10 catering services in Minneapolis, MN

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Petey’s BBQ

Petey’s BBQ

2 hires on Fash
Serves Rosemount, MN
Frankie F. says, "Best brisket in Minnesota" Read more
Hickory N Hops

Hickory N Hops

Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Cindy J. says, "I haven’t responded yet, but I appreciate the detailed menu options. Right up front, nothing vague. Thanks for that!" Read more
Irie Vybz Jamaican Restaurant

Irie Vybz Jamaican Restaurant

New on Fash
Serves Brooklyn Center, MINNESOTA
Our goal is to satisfy our customers and giving the best professional service. The only Jamaican restaurant in brooklyn center, Mn. We serve exotic flavor food made with our Island traditional herbs and recipes.
Dick’s Last Resort

Dick’s Last Resort

New on Fash
Serves Bloomington, MN
It was 1985. Leg warmers and mullets were the rage. Dick was hard up. His big league plans had failed and opening a laid back bar full of attitude was all he could muster up the strength to do. Dick’s was really his last resort. Thankfully, his jokes became synonymous with good food & cold beers and the first Dick’s Last Resort opened with huge success in the West End in Dallas, Texas.
Unique Dining

Unique Dining

New on Fash
Serves Andover, MN
We are flexible and experienced! Locally owned! Going the extra mile to make your event run smoothly, so you can forget you're hosting! Fantastic food with amazing staff!
Jonesnyourbones BBQ Catering LLC

Jonesnyourbones BBQ Catering LLC

New on Fash
Serves St Paul, MN
My name is Corey Jones, Owner/Operator . You will have an out of this world bbq experience from a chef who has been in business for 5 years but cooking for 30 years and counting. I’m personable and customer friendly. The customer comes first so I will do a great job at providing exactly what you need to make your day the best ever. I’ve cater events as big as Canterbury Park and as small as 25 people who just want to relax and enjoy great bbq. Did you get exactly what you ordered? Was it on time? Was it hot? Good! Now shut up and eat!

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Reviews for Minneapolis catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Minneapolis area.
Leah J.
So we came last night and this place was full. 15 mins wait and we were seated. The chipotle beef short ribs and Baja tacos were great. The waiter got the appetizer late but he comped us. Cool place, great service
Hickory n Hops
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