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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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Jenica
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
We used BRIE to cater our wedding of 140 people and were so happy with the choice we made. Our guests were all very impressed with the food and service. They were so easy to work with and did an amazing job. They took care of everything the day of and made sure that it all went smoothly. I only have good things to say about BRIE and recommend them to anyone.
We used BRIE to cater our wedding of 140 people and were so happy with the choice we made. Our guests were all very Read more...
We used BRIE to cater our wedding of 140 people and were so happy with the choice we made. Our guests were all very impressed with the food and service. They were so easy to work with and did an amazing job. They took care of everything the day of and made sure that it all went smoothly. I only have good things to say about BRIE and recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
If you have not found your caterer...STOP right here! Look no further. Brie was absolutely outstanding! It is so hard to put into words how incredible it was to work with Brie and have them cater our wedding reception. The food was outstanding. Everything tasted as amazing at our reception at it did at our tasting. I highly recommend the Tuxedo chicken or Filet to anyone! Our guests raved about the food all night long and how great it was. They served full sized portions. The presentation of the meals was impeccable. So gourmet. The staff was so friendly, so helpful, so nice. They were extremely accommodating and did everything they could to make sure we had everything we needed before hand and the day of.They exceeded our expectations in every way. Brie is the best in the business and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
If you have not found your caterer...STOP right here! Look no further. Brie was absolutely outstanding! It is so hard to Read more...
If you have not found your caterer...STOP right here! Look no further. Brie was absolutely outstanding! It is so hard to put into words how incredible it was to work with Brie and have them cater our wedding reception. The food was outstanding. Everything tasted as amazing at our reception at it did at our tasting. I highly recommend the Tuxedo chicken or Filet to anyone! Our guests raved about the food all night long and how great it was. They served full sized portions. The presentation of the meals was impeccable. So gourmet. The staff was so friendly, so helpful, so nice. They were extremely accommodating and did everything they could to make sure we had everything we needed before hand and the day of.They exceeded our expectations in every way. Brie is the best in the business and I would highly recommend them to anyone. 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:
1+ year ago
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
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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
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