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BRIE CATER

Columbia Heights , MN
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604 40th Ave
Columbia Heights, MN 55421 US (map)

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763-781-0702

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BRIE cater- Catering with Passion, Service with Heart!

BRIE cater is a family owned small business that started in 2005. Brian and Mollie purchased Ollie’s Kitchen from the... Read more
BRIE cater- Catering with Passion, Service with Heart!

BRIE cater is a family owned small business that started in 2005. Brian and Mollie purchased Ollie’s Kitchen from the Werners and help them to retirement. Our company has come a long way in the last 9 years. We have made many changes including our name twice. It shows creativity to re-invent an already successful company. The wedding market is forever changing from year to year and you must be able to adapt to keep up with clients needs and vision.

Owner Brian Rubenzer and our chefs compete in competition which helps us to evolve our menu. BRIE cater has designed menus that have been proven to be successful from catering over 600 weddings. There is a saying KIS, keep it simple! Small menus that have all signature items will give your guest a memorable culinary experience with service to match.

Since we are a small business that strictly does off-site catering, our clients have our full attention which is very important for a successful wedding. Book a caterer that you feel comfortable and confident about and we hope you feel that way about BRIE! Read less
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Rikki
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start with Brie. They have made the entire catering experience exceptionally easy for me. Their prices are reasonable, and listed directly on their website with their menu. They were extremely responsive in answering all of my questions. The food sounded amazing and we found out, during our complimentary tasting, that it didn't just live up to the yummy descriptions - it far surpassed it. Their professionalism during the tasting was out of this world. We even got to visit with the head chef while we were there - he is very talented yet humble about what he does. He clearly loves his profession and it shows in every detail.
I don't even know where to start with Brie. They have made the entire catering experience exceptionally easy for me. Their Read more...
I don't even know where to start with Brie. They have made the entire catering experience exceptionally easy for me. Their prices are reasonable, and listed directly on their website with their menu. They were extremely responsive in answering all of my questions. The food sounded amazing and we found out, during our complimentary tasting, that it didn't just live up to the yummy descriptions - it far surpassed it. Their professionalism during the tasting was out of this world. We even got to visit with the head chef while we were there - he is very talented yet humble about what he does. He clearly loves his profession and it shows in every detail. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently used Brie Cater for our wedding at the James J Hill Reference Library and they were phenomenal! Their service was outstanding from the beginning. They gave us a wonderful tasting, were accommodating with our menu, and extremely courteous to us and our guests. Everyone raved about the food and it was much higher quality than some much more expensive vendors we also did tastings with. I would recommend them to anyone!
We recently used Brie Cater for our wedding at the James J Hill Reference Library and they were phenomenal! Their service Read more...
We recently used Brie Cater for our wedding at the James J Hill Reference Library and they were phenomenal! Their service was outstanding from the beginning. They gave us a wonderful tasting, were accommodating with our menu, and extremely courteous to us and our guests. Everyone raved about the food and it was much higher quality than some much more expensive vendors we also did tastings with. I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Brie caterers were awesome..staff was so friendly and helpful. We had so many compliments on the food and place settings.
I would highly recommend them for any event.
Brie caterers were awesome..staff was so friendly and helpful. We had so many compliments on the food and place Read more...
Brie caterers were awesome..staff was so friendly and helpful. We had so many compliments on the food and place settings.
I would highly recommend them for any event. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I live in New York and we were planning a wedding in Minnesota-so the planning process was crazy and we had to coordinate our meetings and appointments when we flew into Minnesota. One weekend my husband and I flew in with his mother and we met with my parents (who live in Minnesota) for two scheduled tastings. I had done a ton of research before making these appointments knowing we had limited time. The first caterer we went to-I literally walked out in tears. The food was cold and did not taste good at all (and I am NOT a picky eater!). Then we walked into Brie for a tasting-and they had us the minute we walked in! The table was set up professionally and the owner was there to great us. Each plate that was brought out was brought out by the chef that explained each item on the plate and not only tasted AMAZING but looked beautiful! Presentation was just as important as taste-even for a tasting! My family and I figured if Brie worked this hard for a tasting, the wedding would be only better! Brie was wonderful during the planning process with my many emails and changing numbers of guests. We ordered WAY more appetizers than we need, simply because we couldn't decide and every guest commented on how amazing the food was. Every bite and every plate was perfection-I did not hear one complaint. Their service was even more amazing-moving around the room and serving my guests. I was concerned I wouldn't get to taste the amazing food at the wedding, but the services made sure my husband and I had a plate full of appetizers and that we got to taste everything. I was so happy with Brie and I would strongly recommend them to anyone planning an event!
My husband and I live in New York and we were planning a wedding in Minnesota-so the planning process was crazy and we had Read more...
My husband and I live in New York and we were planning a wedding in Minnesota-so the planning process was crazy and we had to coordinate our meetings and appointments when we flew into Minnesota. One weekend my husband and I flew in with his mother and we met with my parents (who live in Minnesota) for two scheduled tastings. I had done a ton of research before making these appointments knowing we had limited time. The first caterer we went to-I literally walked out in tears. The food was cold and did not taste good at all (and I am NOT a picky eater!). Then we walked into Brie for a tasting-and they had us the minute we walked in! The table was set up professionally and the owner was there to great us. Each plate that was brought out was brought out by the chef that explained each item on the plate and not only tasted AMAZING but looked beautiful! Presentation was just as important as taste-even for a tasting! My family and I figured if Brie worked this hard for a tasting, the wedding would be only better! Brie was wonderful during the planning process with my many emails and changing numbers of guests. We ordered WAY more appetizers than we need, simply because we couldn't decide and every guest commented on how amazing the food was. Every bite and every plate was perfection-I did not hear one complaint. Their service was even more amazing-moving around the room and serving my guests. I was concerned I wouldn't get to taste the amazing food at the wedding, but the services made sure my husband and I had a plate full of appetizers and that we got to taste everything. I was so happy with Brie and I would strongly recommend them to anyone planning an event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Planning,details,execution were all done to our satisfaction! My daughter was married in the Dominican and the reception was held at a later date in St.Paul.She wanted a Dominican feel/flavor to the food and Brian delivered! DELICIOUS,AUTHENTIC, foods were enjoyed by all! He even carved a huge fruit boat with the Dominican flag! The guests are still talking about the mouthwatering pulled pork! The servers were very professional and also butler passed yummy appetizers while guests arrived. The tables were set with lovely china and glassware and linens.Everything met my daughter and new husbands expectations! So that made me happy too!
Planning,details,execution were all done to our satisfaction! My daughter was married in the Dominican and the reception Read more...
Planning,details,execution were all done to our satisfaction! My daughter was married in the Dominican and the reception was held at a later date in St.Paul.She wanted a Dominican feel/flavor to the food and Brian delivered! DELICIOUS,AUTHENTIC, foods were enjoyed by all! He even carved a huge fruit boat with the Dominican flag! The guests are still talking about the mouthwatering pulled pork! The servers were very professional and also butler passed yummy appetizers while guests arrived. The tables were set with lovely china and glassware and linens.Everything met my daughter and new husbands expectations! So that made me happy too! Read less
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Priya
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.9/5.0
I was planning our wedding from 1,500 miles away so my husband and father-in-law went to all of the caterer tastings for us. From the start they were very impressed with the food at Lettuce Cater and thought it was delicious. Brian worked with us to make our food fit our budget better and allowed us to have all of the choices that we wanted. He was very helpful when it came to answering details about our wedding. On the night of our wedding we had ‘butler passed h’orderves’ and the artichoke parm puffs in particular received great reviews. For dessert I wanted to do plain cheesecake with a toppings bar and Lettuce was great at working with me to accommodate this. The food ended up being great and we received multiple compliments on it from our guests!
I was planning our wedding from 1,500 miles away so my husband and father-in-law went to all of the caterer tastings for Read more...
I was planning our wedding from 1,500 miles away so my husband and father-in-law went to all of the caterer tastings for us. From the start they were very impressed with the food at Lettuce Cater and thought it was delicious. Brian worked with us to make our food fit our budget better and allowed us to have all of the choices that we wanted. He was very helpful when it came to answering details about our wedding. On the night of our wedding we had ‘butler passed h’orderves’ and the artichoke parm puffs in particular received great reviews. For dessert I wanted to do plain cheesecake with a toppings bar and Lettuce was great at working with me to accommodate this. The food ended up being great and we received multiple compliments on it from our guests! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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maggie
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We had excellent service, the food was terrific and the presentation was superb. They had the entire place set up and cleared up very quickly and carefully. Everyone commented on the great appetizers and great entrees. Working with their staff was truly a great experience from Brian to Justin to Ray and the entire staff that handled our wedding. They all were very professional always offering to help with things, ask questions and answer the ones we had We could not have asked for anything better because everything was perfect. We would highly recommend them for any event, they are the best. Maggie
We had excellent service, the food was terrific and the presentation was superb. They had the entire place set up and Read more...
We had excellent service, the food was terrific and the presentation was superb. They had the entire place set up and cleared up very quickly and carefully. Everyone commented on the great appetizers and great entrees. Working with their staff was truly a great experience from Brian to Justin to Ray and the entire staff that handled our wedding. They all were very professional always offering to help with things, ask questions and answer the ones we had We could not have asked for anything better because everything was perfect. We would highly recommend them for any event, they are the best. Maggie Read less
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Rian
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Lettuce Cater catered our wedding on Sept. 7, 2013 at Minnetonka Orchards. We didn't want a formal, plated, sit down dinner, so Brian put together an amazing buffet of heavy appetizers for us. The food was absolutely delicious, and I got nothing but compliments on it all night long. I've continued to hear from people, almost 2 weeks later, who say things like "best food at a wedding, ever!" I think people are generally sick of the typical wedding fare of beef or chicken with some sad little veggies and mashed potatoes on the side. This buffet was spectacular, and had something for everyone! People had their plates piled high - at one point I was worried we would run out of food, but Brian assured me he had brought enough, and I think people definitely got their fill!

A couple of guest favorites were the Voodoo Shrimp (curry dusted and wrapped in bacon - my friends and coworkers will not stop talking about them!), and the beef tenderloin skewers with mushrooms and gorgonzola sauce.

It was a really hot day out at the orchard and Brian and his staff did everything they could to make our guests feel comfortable and enjoy themselves.

In addition, my sister is a pastry chef and made six (!) cakes for the reception. Brian graciously offered to store and transport the cakes for us at no extra charge. This was huge because my sister was also my only bridesmaid, and had a lot of other stuff going on that day. I have no idea how we would have gotten the cakes out there if he hadn't been wiling to do this. His staff was amazing at cutting all 6 cakes quickly and efficiently, even as the vultures were diving in to try all 6 flavors!

I'm an event planner for my job, so I know how important it is to have food your guests will love, as well as impeccable service. Lettuce Cater provided both of these things well above and beyond what I expected. Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable for us and our guests!
Lettuce Cater catered our wedding on Sept. 7, 2013 at Minnetonka Orchards. We didn't want a formal, plated, sit down Read more...
Lettuce Cater catered our wedding on Sept. 7, 2013 at Minnetonka Orchards. We didn't want a formal, plated, sit down dinner, so Brian put together an amazing buffet of heavy appetizers for us. The food was absolutely delicious, and I got nothing but compliments on it all night long. I've continued to hear from people, almost 2 weeks later, who say things like "best food at a wedding, ever!" I think people are generally sick of the typical wedding fare of beef or chicken with some sad little veggies and mashed potatoes on the side. This buffet was spectacular, and had something for everyone! People had their plates piled high - at one point I was worried we would run out of food, but Brian assured me he had brought enough, and I think people definitely got their fill!

A couple of guest favorites were the Voodoo Shrimp (curry dusted and wrapped in bacon - my friends and coworkers will not stop talking about them!), and the beef tenderloin skewers with mushrooms and gorgonzola sauce.

It was a really hot day out at the orchard and Brian and his staff did everything they could to make our guests feel comfortable and enjoy themselves.

In addition, my sister is a pastry chef and made six (!) cakes for the reception. Brian graciously offered to store and transport the cakes for us at no extra charge. This was huge because my sister was also my only bridesmaid, and had a lot of other stuff going on that day. I have no idea how we would have gotten the cakes out there if he hadn't been wiling to do this. His staff was amazing at cutting all 6 cakes quickly and efficiently, even as the vultures were diving in to try all 6 flavors!

I'm an event planner for my job, so I know how important it is to have food your guests will love, as well as impeccable service. Lettuce Cater provided both of these things well above and beyond what I expected. Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable for us and our guests! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Amber
Wedding:
7/12/2013
3.7/5.0
The experience my husband and I had with Lettuce Cater for our wedding was a bit of a mixed bag. Our initial meeting/tasting was with their event coordinator, Kris, who was absolutely phenomenal to work with. When I told her we wanted to do a cheese fondue for our cocktail hour but needed to be able to do a tasting of it before the wedding, she was ecstatic and told me everything I needed to get to her in order to make it happen at our tasting. She made everything so easy for us to understand and was great at coordinating all of the little details that come up when you do catering for a wedding. At the end of May, I tried to contact Kris again to get started on last details for the wedding. A week later, I got a response from the owner instead. For the next month, I went back and forth with him via email, asking the same questions multiple times to get an answer. I also had to go through and get everything I'd gotten changed about our order with Kris changed again, as none of those changes had been saved. I was really worried leading up to the day that things would go smoothly because of how disorganized the owner seemed to be.

The day of went fairly smoothly. All of the food (including the fondue!) was amazing. The timing for the fondue was great, but the timing for dinner hadn't been properly communicated to the staff that night. The head waitress was rather rude, especially to my maid of honor who took over getting things organized for us. Everything worked out in the end, but it was a bit of a push to get it there.

Overall, I still recommend Lettuce. Their food is amazing, their pricing is very reasonable, they do great work on custom requests, and are nice people. If you do go with them, STAY ON TOP OF THE DETAILS. Tell multiple people all of the details multiple times. Bring a printed seating chart and time schedule the day of. They're really very nice people who make very good food; they're just a little disorganized.
The experience my husband and I had with Lettuce Cater for our wedding was a bit of a mixed bag. Our initial Read more...
The experience my husband and I had with Lettuce Cater for our wedding was a bit of a mixed bag. Our initial meeting/tasting was with their event coordinator, Kris, who was absolutely phenomenal to work with. When I told her we wanted to do a cheese fondue for our cocktail hour but needed to be able to do a tasting of it before the wedding, she was ecstatic and told me everything I needed to get to her in order to make it happen at our tasting. She made everything so easy for us to understand and was great at coordinating all of the little details that come up when you do catering for a wedding. At the end of May, I tried to contact Kris again to get started on last details for the wedding. A week later, I got a response from the owner instead. For the next month, I went back and forth with him via email, asking the same questions multiple times to get an answer. I also had to go through and get everything I'd gotten changed about our order with Kris changed again, as none of those changes had been saved. I was really worried leading up to the day that things would go smoothly because of how disorganized the owner seemed to be.

The day of went fairly smoothly. All of the food (including the fondue!) was amazing. The timing for the fondue was great, but the timing for dinner hadn't been properly communicated to the staff that night. The head waitress was rather rude, especially to my maid of honor who took over getting things organized for us. Everything worked out in the end, but it was a bit of a push to get it there.

Overall, I still recommend Lettuce. Their food is amazing, their pricing is very reasonable, they do great work on custom requests, and are nice people. If you do go with them, STAY ON TOP OF THE DETAILS. Tell multiple people all of the details multiple times. Bring a printed seating chart and time schedule the day of. They're really very nice people who make very good food; they're just a little disorganized. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about Lettuce Cater, right from the start they were fantastic. They were the only caterer that offered a tasting at the first meeting with them, and Brian talked directly with us to make sure we received everything we wanted. They were above and beyond any other company we talked to, including items for no extra cost (plates, silverware, coffee and water tables, cake cutting) and most other companies charge you extra for those. The food options are incredibly broad so we had a lot to choose from. They were the only caterer to actually respect and stay within our budget we set. From the beginning Lettuce Cater made the planning a positive and fun experience rather than a stressful one.

We chose a buffet style dinner, and it was gorgeous. The salad was out on a huge wooden block like a cutting board, it looked so elegant and new. I received many comments that night on how delicious the food was and heard later we had one guest go up 4 times for more :). We had the chicken wrapped wild rice and roasted vegetables, bread, a spinach strawberry salad, lettuce wraps passed during cocktail hour, a water station, coffee, and they cut and put out our cake for us as well. We had 5 staff there (for 100 people) who were fantastic, they bussed all the tables and refilled everything but did so silently so we hardly noticed them moving around.

Lettuce arrived 3 hrs before the wedding to set up; they set the tables and folded all the napkins for us with the linens we provided. Lettuce Cater did better than I could have even imagined and from the start we knew exactly what the plan was. It was everything a bride could want - they took control and said here's what we'll do for you, didn't need any direction from me, which left me open to have fun and relax. If I could I would rate their value higher than 5 because they gave us more than anyone else could have AND stayed within our budget. Thank you so much Lettuce Cater!
I cannot say enough positive things about Lettuce Cater, right from the start they were fantastic. They were the only Read more...
I cannot say enough positive things about Lettuce Cater, right from the start they were fantastic. They were the only caterer that offered a tasting at the first meeting with them, and Brian talked directly with us to make sure we received everything we wanted. They were above and beyond any other company we talked to, including items for no extra cost (plates, silverware, coffee and water tables, cake cutting) and most other companies charge you extra for those. The food options are incredibly broad so we had a lot to choose from. They were the only caterer to actually respect and stay within our budget we set. From the beginning Lettuce Cater made the planning a positive and fun experience rather than a stressful one.

We chose a buffet style dinner, and it was gorgeous. The salad was out on a huge wooden block like a cutting board, it looked so elegant and new. I received many comments that night on how delicious the food was and heard later we had one guest go up 4 times for more :). We had the chicken wrapped wild rice and roasted vegetables, bread, a spinach strawberry salad, lettuce wraps passed during cocktail hour, a water station, coffee, and they cut and put out our cake for us as well. We had 5 staff there (for 100 people) who were fantastic, they bussed all the tables and refilled everything but did so silently so we hardly noticed them moving around.

Lettuce arrived 3 hrs before the wedding to set up; they set the tables and folded all the napkins for us with the linens we provided. Lettuce Cater did better than I could have even imagined and from the start we knew exactly what the plan was. It was everything a bride could want - they took control and said here's what we'll do for you, didn't need any direction from me, which left me open to have fun and relax. If I could I would rate their value higher than 5 because they gave us more than anyone else could have AND stayed within our budget. Thank you so much Lettuce Cater! Read less
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