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Arboretum Catering

Chaska , MN
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LOCATION

3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318 US (map)

PHONE

612-626-3951

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ABOUT US

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Catering is pleased to be the exclusive caterer at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
We offer an outstanding array of food and beverage... Read more
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Catering is pleased to be the exclusive caterer at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
We offer an outstanding array of food and beverage selections designed to meet the
needs of our clients. Please consult our catering team with any special needs
that you may have. The catering sales office can be reached at 612-626-3951 or e-mail at cater-sales@auxs.umn.edu.

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Private User
Wedding:
9/19/2015
2.8/5.0
I felt like for the price I paid, the catering service should have been way more flexible. My meals were $46 per adult, and $23 for a kids meal of mac and cheese or chicken nuggets. For my tasting I was only able to try a total of four items. This may sound like a lot, but when your menu includes three hors d'oeuvres, a salad, and 4 entree selections, you really have to guess what you want and hope it tastes good. I also am a lover of red meat, but I like it cooked medium well, even though that is highly frowned upon. Either way, I wanted steak for my meal, but was told the chef would only prepare it medium rare. I understand this is normal, but last time I checked I was eating and paying for the food, not the chef. I think I should be able to get my meat cooked the way I like it. I wasn't asking for raw chicken.
I felt like for the price I paid, the catering service should have been way more flexible. My meals were $46 per adult, Read more...
I felt like for the price I paid, the catering service should have been way more flexible. My meals were $46 per adult, and $23 for a kids meal of mac and cheese or chicken nuggets. For my tasting I was only able to try a total of four items. This may sound like a lot, but when your menu includes three hors d'oeuvres, a salad, and 4 entree selections, you really have to guess what you want and hope it tastes good. I also am a lover of red meat, but I like it cooked medium well, even though that is highly frowned upon. Either way, I wanted steak for my meal, but was told the chef would only prepare it medium rare. I understand this is normal, but last time I checked I was eating and paying for the food, not the chef. I think I should be able to get my meat cooked the way I like it. I wasn't asking for raw chicken. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/19/2014
2.8/5.0
While the catering service and staff on our wedding day were wonderful - the planning process was a nightmare.

First, it took the catering manager two months and three reschedules to secure a food tasting. My entire family and I went to one of the original appointments and the catering manager said the chef was out of town but we could treat this as a "meet and greet". We had taken off work for a food tasting - not a meet and greet. This catering manager was eventually let go - thank goodness - but we were never told she had left nor were we given contact information for the new catering manager. After this, I finally contacted the wedding services manager to explain how frustrated we were but he never returned my calls or e-mails.

Overall, the food was delicious, the service was standard but the planning process was very unprofessional.
While the catering service and staff on our wedding day were wonderful - the planning process was a nightmare.

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While the catering service and staff on our wedding day were wonderful - the planning process was a nightmare.

First, it took the catering manager two months and three reschedules to secure a food tasting. My entire family and I went to one of the original appointments and the catering manager said the chef was out of town but we could treat this as a "meet and greet". We had taken off work for a food tasting - not a meet and greet. This catering manager was eventually let go - thank goodness - but we were never told she had left nor were we given contact information for the new catering manager. After this, I finally contacted the wedding services manager to explain how frustrated we were but he never returned my calls or e-mails.

Overall, the food was delicious, the service was standard but the planning process was very unprofessional. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.4/5.0
The Landscape Arboretum is such a beautiful place -- idyllic for a wedding. It's a shame that there event and catering staff is a ridiculous mess to work with.

My wife and I are were passed between so many people that we never knew who was in charge. And apparently neither did they. We had to re do our contract 3 times, plan the catering and bar two different times, and fax the same authorizations and liability documents to multiple people 1/2 dozen times. We were so concerned by the week of our wedding that we double and triple confirmed everything (which took a lot of our energy when we least had it).

The real kicker came 3 months after our wedding when -- even though we had received several confirmations from the Arboretum that all our payments had been charged and gone through -- they came back to us to inform us they'd "forgotten" to charge us $5000. Again, we'd received several email and voice mail confirmations that everything was paid in full. So we allocated the surplus wedding budget to start our new life together. Imagine our surprise and shock when we had to come up with an extra $5000. Everyone was sincerely sorry, but not willing to work with us at all.

Visit the arboretum -- it's lovely. Just don't throw your event there. The incompetency is not worth the headache.
The Landscape Arboretum is such a beautiful place -- idyllic for a wedding. It's a shame that there event and catering Read more...
The Landscape Arboretum is such a beautiful place -- idyllic for a wedding. It's a shame that there event and catering staff is a ridiculous mess to work with.

My wife and I are were passed between so many people that we never knew who was in charge. And apparently neither did they. We had to re do our contract 3 times, plan the catering and bar two different times, and fax the same authorizations and liability documents to multiple people 1/2 dozen times. We were so concerned by the week of our wedding that we double and triple confirmed everything (which took a lot of our energy when we least had it).

The real kicker came 3 months after our wedding when -- even though we had received several confirmations from the Arboretum that all our payments had been charged and gone through -- they came back to us to inform us they'd "forgotten" to charge us $5000. Again, we'd received several email and voice mail confirmations that everything was paid in full. So we allocated the surplus wedding budget to start our new life together. Imagine our surprise and shock when we had to come up with an extra $5000. Everyone was sincerely sorry, but not willing to work with us at all.

Visit the arboretum -- it's lovely. Just don't throw your event there. The incompetency is not worth the headache. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
There was a glitch in what was in our contract vs what actually happened on our wedding day and there were too many email conversations that were frustrating for my husband and I although in general I would recommend the MN Arboretum.
There was a glitch in what was in our contract vs what actually happened on our wedding day and there were too many email Read more...
There was a glitch in what was in our contract vs what actually happened on our wedding day and there were too many email conversations that were frustrating for my husband and I although in general I would recommend the MN Arboretum. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Devodogg
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
The arboretum has a wide variety of dinner options both plated and buffet style. their options cover all different spectrums of price. We chose a famous dave's bbq buffet for our dinner and everyone, including us, were very pleased. We got to choose our sides and entrees from a list and modify it to the way we wanted it. Our guests loved the versitility and the options they had. It was different then most wedding dinners you see and was extremely affordable as well. They even had an option for a kids meal at a lower price.
The arboretum has a wide variety of dinner options both plated and buffet style. their options cover all different Read more...
The arboretum has a wide variety of dinner options both plated and buffet style. their options cover all different spectrums of price. We chose a famous dave's bbq buffet for our dinner and everyone, including us, were very pleased. We got to choose our sides and entrees from a list and modify it to the way we wanted it. Our guests loved the versitility and the options they had. It was different then most wedding dinners you see and was extremely affordable as well. They even had an option for a kids meal at a lower price. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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MYWEDO9
Wedding:
9/12/2009
3.6/5.0
University Catering provided our food, linens and non-alcoholic beverages for our reception at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. They were wonderful to work with. We had two tasting�s and the food was wonderful both times. Our guests loved the food also. We decided to not have a wedding cake and we served their tiramisu instead! It was delicious and we got it for a great price. They also did a wonderful job setting up the linens and tables, the room was gorgeous. Throughout the night we had different demands as far as when coffee went out and when the room should be cleared for toasts and they met all those demands perfectly. We also felt that there was enough wait staff. They did a wonderful job!
University Catering provided our food, linens and non-alcoholic beverages for our reception at the Minnesota Landscape Read more...
University Catering provided our food, linens and non-alcoholic beverages for our reception at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. They were wonderful to work with. We had two tasting�s and the food was wonderful both times. Our guests loved the food also. We decided to not have a wedding cake and we served their tiramisu instead! It was delicious and we got it for a great price. They also did a wonderful job setting up the linens and tables, the room was gorgeous. Throughout the night we had different demands as far as when coffee went out and when the room should be cleared for toasts and they met all those demands perfectly. We also felt that there was enough wait staff. They did a wonderful job! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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