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Chowgirls Killer Catering

Minneapolis , MN
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1222 Second Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413 US (map)

PHONE

612-203-0786

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ABOUT US

Serving everything from the comfort foods of our childhoods to ethnic, of-the-moment delicacies, our talented cooks can meet the needs of any event. We believe that food is beautiful and... Read more
Serving everything from the comfort foods of our childhoods to ethnic, of-the-moment delicacies, our talented cooks can meet the needs of any event. We believe that food is beautiful and it shows in our presentation; we set a lovely table! Over 12 years and many awards later, Chowgirls remains at the top of Minnesota’s special-events scene.

2015 Achievement in Catering Excellence - West Region Winner
Catersource

2015 Minnespta Star Awards - Best Social Event (10 Years in Business Celebration)
International Live Events Association

2015 Best In Business Awards - Small Business of the Year
Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

2014 Best Caterer (under 200)
Minnesota Bride

2013 Diamond Award - Judge's & People's Choice Outstanding Catering
Mpls St. Paul Magazine

2013 Best Caterer (under 200)
Minnesota Bride

2012 Best Caterer (under 200)
Minnesota Bride

2011 Diamond Award - Judge's & People's Choice Outstanding Catering
Mpls St. Paul Magazine

2011 Best Caterer (under 200)
Minnesota Bride

2010 Best Caterer (under 200)
Minnesota Bride

2010 Bride's Choice Awards for Caterers
WeddingWire

2009 Best Caterer (under 100)
Minnesota Bride

2009 Favorite Green Caterer
Minnesota Women's Press

2008 Best Green Caterer
Minnesota Bride

2008 Best Up-and-Coming Caterer
Minnesota Meetings Events

2007 Best Caterer
Minnesota Monthly Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, Cajun, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We actually had a contract with Joseph Catering but they were acquired by Chowgirls. However, they (wisely) kept Aurora- she's extremely knowledgeable and organized. The food was great, we got a TON of compliments on our taco spread for the wedding and I couldn't be happier. I let Aurora handle everything and didn't have to worry about anything.
We actually had a contract with Joseph Catering but they were acquired by Chowgirls. However, they (wisely) kept Aurora- Read more...
We actually had a contract with Joseph Catering but they were acquired by Chowgirls. However, they (wisely) kept Aurora- she's extremely knowledgeable and organized. The food was great, we got a TON of compliments on our taco spread for the wedding and I couldn't be happier. I let Aurora handle everything and didn't have to worry about anything. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chowgirls went above and beyond to make both our wedding food and post-wedding brunch absolutely incredible. We chose to have a collection of small bites so we could all eat a little of everything, which was perfect because everything was AMAZING. Chowgirls provided us with local tea and coffee which many of our guests took home in to-go containers (which Chowgirls provided!) because they were such a hit. Everyone who helped us from Chowgirls went above and beyond to fit our budget and still make sure we had a ton of delicious leftovers! We would recommend for any event!
Chowgirls went above and beyond to make both our wedding food and post-wedding brunch absolutely incredible. We chose to Read more...
Chowgirls went above and beyond to make both our wedding food and post-wedding brunch absolutely incredible. We chose to have a collection of small bites so we could all eat a little of everything, which was perfect because everything was AMAZING. Chowgirls provided us with local tea and coffee which many of our guests took home in to-go containers (which Chowgirls provided!) because they were such a hit. Everyone who helped us from Chowgirls went above and beyond to fit our budget and still make sure we had a ton of delicious leftovers! We would recommend for any event! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/7/2016
5.0/5.0
Chowgirls was amazing to work with every single step of the way! From the menu proposals, to the tasting, to the actual food served at the wedding, everything was simply great! We received nothing but a steady stream of compliments about how excellent the food was and how beautifully plated everything was as well. I am still hearing about it nearly two months later. :) During the planning process, I must have asked 50 questions or more about everything from the different vegetable sides to the linen options to the manner in which the bread would be served. (Definitely get the bread, the butter is phenomenal!) Each and every time I was met with a positive, thoughtful, quick response and an understanding team. The plated service the night of the wedding went off extremely well and the food was exactly as it had been at the tasting, which was great given the size of the wedding, the three different menu options, and our expectations and hopes. It was simply amazing and I cannot give them a high enough recommendation. My husband is a chef so the food was very important to him and he was beyond pleased. Chowgirls is simply phenomenal!
Chowgirls was amazing to work with every single step of the way! From the menu proposals, to the tasting, to the actual Read more...
Chowgirls was amazing to work with every single step of the way! From the menu proposals, to the tasting, to the actual food served at the wedding, everything was simply great! We received nothing but a steady stream of compliments about how excellent the food was and how beautifully plated everything was as well. I am still hearing about it nearly two months later. :) During the planning process, I must have asked 50 questions or more about everything from the different vegetable sides to the linen options to the manner in which the bread would be served. (Definitely get the bread, the butter is phenomenal!) Each and every time I was met with a positive, thoughtful, quick response and an understanding team. The plated service the night of the wedding went off extremely well and the food was exactly as it had been at the tasting, which was great given the size of the wedding, the three different menu options, and our expectations and hopes. It was simply amazing and I cannot give them a high enough recommendation. My husband is a chef so the food was very important to him and he was beyond pleased. Chowgirls is simply phenomenal! Read less
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Joel
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Chowgirls is amazing to work with (we worked with Leah and Daria). While they're a little more on the expensive side, they're worth every penny. Leah went back and forth with us, helped us come up with an amazing brunch menu, let us make endless changes and update the numbers after we'd sent her what we thought was final. When we told Chowgirls we wanted to do a brunch menu, they were seemed thrilled to do something different and creative. They came up with the most creative menu we'd seen that included all our favorites - and a custom item. We couldn't be more satisfied with the brunch they put out for our guests on our Wedding Day.
Chowgirls is amazing to work with (we worked with Leah and Daria). While they're a little more on the expensive side, Read more...
Chowgirls is amazing to work with (we worked with Leah and Daria). While they're a little more on the expensive side, they're worth every penny. Leah went back and forth with us, helped us come up with an amazing brunch menu, let us make endless changes and update the numbers after we'd sent her what we thought was final. When we told Chowgirls we wanted to do a brunch menu, they were seemed thrilled to do something different and creative. They came up with the most creative menu we'd seen that included all our favorites - and a custom item. We couldn't be more satisfied with the brunch they put out for our guests on our Wedding Day. Read less
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Chowgirls Killer Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Joel! You and Michael were so fun to work with! We loved how creative you were, and really enjoyed that you were excited to do something a little bit different than your standard wedding reception. You were very organized and had clearly put a lot of thought into planning your wedding, which we love. We wish you both all the best, and hope our paths cross again in the future!
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Alissa
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Great food and great service!!! Would highly recommend! They have a lot of food option choices, great organic local food, and great customer service. The prices are reasonable for a wedding and they go out of their way to make sure your wedding is everything you want it to be. It was nice working one-on-one with a smaller catering company because you felt like they cared about you and wanted to make your day special (vs. being treated like just a number with bigger catering companies).
Great food and great service!!! Would highly recommend! They have a lot of food option choices, great organic local food, Read more...
Great food and great service!!! Would highly recommend! They have a lot of food option choices, great organic local food, and great customer service. The prices are reasonable for a wedding and they go out of their way to make sure your wedding is everything you want it to be. It was nice working one-on-one with a smaller catering company because you felt like they cared about you and wanted to make your day special (vs. being treated like just a number with bigger catering companies). Read less
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
9/3/2016
4.8/5.0
Great food and bar was a must for us, so that was where the majority of our budget went. Chowgirls won us over from the first bite. The food was beyond delicious. We were ideally looking for unique flavors, natural ingredients, and sustainable practices. We thought such a caterer was a lofty goal, but Chowgirls hit it out of the park. The vegetarians raved, the meat-eaters raved, the foodies raved. We were so glad we ordered a bit more than we thought we needed because everyone loved everything so much we hardly had any leftovers. We wanted to do all easy "finger" foods while still providing a filling meal. They were totally receptive and ready to accommodate our preferences. We went with multiple hot and cold sandwiches, as well as appetizers, fruit, and the surprise food champion of the evening: the Dangerous Man beer cheese. Our impromptu receiving line in front of the buffet lasted a lot longer than anticipated, but Chowgirls took it all in stride and there were no issues with starting late. We also had Chowgirls do our bar service and again, such a success. The selection was great and the bartender had her own delicious cocktail creations. All our guests raved about her and the healthy pours. She, and the rest of the day-of staff were super friendly and smiling the whole night. They took our crazy friends and family in stride and were so friendly when I snuck in the back for snacks.

The entire process was smooth and stressless from start to finish. Leah was always prompt with email and took multiple menu changes in stride. Our only complaint is that it's not a restaurant and we can't get a quick fix.
Great food and bar was a must for us, so that was where the majority of our budget went. Chowgirls won us over from the Read more...
Great food and bar was a must for us, so that was where the majority of our budget went. Chowgirls won us over from the first bite. The food was beyond delicious. We were ideally looking for unique flavors, natural ingredients, and sustainable practices. We thought such a caterer was a lofty goal, but Chowgirls hit it out of the park. The vegetarians raved, the meat-eaters raved, the foodies raved. We were so glad we ordered a bit more than we thought we needed because everyone loved everything so much we hardly had any leftovers. We wanted to do all easy "finger" foods while still providing a filling meal. They were totally receptive and ready to accommodate our preferences. We went with multiple hot and cold sandwiches, as well as appetizers, fruit, and the surprise food champion of the evening: the Dangerous Man beer cheese. Our impromptu receiving line in front of the buffet lasted a lot longer than anticipated, but Chowgirls took it all in stride and there were no issues with starting late. We also had Chowgirls do our bar service and again, such a success. The selection was great and the bartender had her own delicious cocktail creations. All our guests raved about her and the healthy pours. She, and the rest of the day-of staff were super friendly and smiling the whole night. They took our crazy friends and family in stride and were so friendly when I snuck in the back for snacks.

The entire process was smooth and stressless from start to finish. Leah was always prompt with email and took multiple menu changes in stride. Our only complaint is that it's not a restaurant and we can't get a quick fix. Read less
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Chowgirls Killer Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and writing such a kind review! We really enjoyed working with you and Jason! We were so impressed by how clear you were about what you wanted, and are so glad your experience met your expectations. We wish you both nothing but the best, and hope we can work with you again in the future!
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Susan
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
A perfect wedding reception!
A perfect wedding reception!
A perfect wedding reception! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Update Post Wedding: AH-MAZING! Best decision we made. Our guests raved about the food--we still hear about how great it was months later! Leah and her team are friendly, professional, and exactly the kind of people you want handling the catering on big events. We would pay to eat at a Chowgirls restaurant any day.

After booking: We could not be more excited to use Chowgirls for our wedding next year. The food has absolutely exceeded our expectations for what catering could be for a large group!
Update Post Wedding: AH-MAZING! Best decision we made. Our guests raved about the food--we still hear about how great it Read more...
Update Post Wedding: AH-MAZING! Best decision we made. Our guests raved about the food--we still hear about how great it was months later! Leah and her team are friendly, professional, and exactly the kind of people you want handling the catering on big events. We would pay to eat at a Chowgirls restaurant any day.

After booking: We could not be more excited to use Chowgirls for our wedding next year. The food has absolutely exceeded our expectations for what catering could be for a large group! Read less
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Oles
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Chowgirls were everything I could have hoped for and more. They were extremely accommodating and communicated very well throughout the process. I could not have had an easier time planning the catering from half way across the country. The staff were very friendly and responsive and even ran out to get more ice when we ran out. They ran around tirelessly in the 90 degree heat with no complaints and accommodated every request. They truly worked hard to make our wedding memorable and I would recommend them to anyone.

And that is just their service, the food was spectacular! My only regret is not being able to try more! Every dish we ordered was unique, tremendously flavorful and original. As someone who enjoys cooking and quality food, the catering I have experienced in the past was always bland and boring, Chowgirls definitely stand out from the pack. I wish I could get married again just so I can have Chowgirls cater.

Thank you Kari and the Chowgirls staff for literally spicing up our wedding!
Chowgirls were everything I could have hoped for and more. They were extremely accommodating and communicated very well Read more...
Chowgirls were everything I could have hoped for and more. They were extremely accommodating and communicated very well throughout the process. I could not have had an easier time planning the catering from half way across the country. The staff were very friendly and responsive and even ran out to get more ice when we ran out. They ran around tirelessly in the 90 degree heat with no complaints and accommodated every request. They truly worked hard to make our wedding memorable and I would recommend them to anyone.

And that is just their service, the food was spectacular! My only regret is not being able to try more! Every dish we ordered was unique, tremendously flavorful and original. As someone who enjoys cooking and quality food, the catering I have experienced in the past was always bland and boring, Chowgirls definitely stand out from the pack. I wish I could get married again just so I can have Chowgirls cater.

Thank you Kari and the Chowgirls staff for literally spicing up our wedding! Read less
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Chowgirls Killer Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such kind words! It means a lot that you would take the time to share your thoughts. We really enjoyed working with you and your family (even in the summer heat!), and are so glad we could bring you an exceptional experience on your big day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.6/5.0
We had a great overall wedding day with Chowgirls/Solar Arts, everyone was very nice and helpful. The issue we had was with the main course food amount. They only served half the amount of tacos/meat we paid for per person (because they knew they were running out very early on in the buffet service) and they still ran out of food before everyone went through the buffet line. They got more food to us before the end of dessert but many tables didn't know there was more food. They did refund us for some of the taco cost but running out of food left us somewhat disappointed with the overall food planning.
We had a great overall wedding day with Chowgirls/Solar Arts, everyone was very nice and helpful. The issue we had was Read more...
We had a great overall wedding day with Chowgirls/Solar Arts, everyone was very nice and helpful. The issue we had was with the main course food amount. They only served half the amount of tacos/meat we paid for per person (because they knew they were running out very early on in the buffet service) and they still ran out of food before everyone went through the buffet line. They got more food to us before the end of dessert but many tables didn't know there was more food. They did refund us for some of the taco cost but running out of food left us somewhat disappointed with the overall food planning. Read less
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Chowgirls Killer Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We truly appreciate all of your feedback as we continually strive to create a superior customer experience.

We’re glad you brought your concerns to our attention right away, and that we were able to reach an agreed upon resolution. We really enjoyed working with you two, and wish you the best in your marriage!

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