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Russell's Catering

Big Lake , MN
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LOCATION

111 Jefferson Blvd
Big Lake, MN US 55309 (map)

PHONE

763-263-6111

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At Russell's Catering we know a little something about how to reat our customers- we've been in business for 25 years! Our motto is "Let's Do it... Read more
Discover the difference

At Russell's Catering we know a little something about how to reat our customers- we've been in business for 25 years! Our motto is "Let's Do it Right." You'll find that this translates to a worry-free event with exceptional, homecooked cuisine, impeccable presentation and attentive service that allows you to be a guest at your own event. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Caribbean, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Southern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
3/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Russell's Catering was one of the vendors that our reception venue referred us to, to cater our wedding reception. It was the first place we tried, and after our taste test we were confident that our guests would love the food as much as we had.  The taste test itself was elegant and private and made us feel very special. Throughout the planning process, Darek was extremely prompt in responding to any questions that we had, and making sure everything was ready for the day of our event.  The tables were all set in advance and preparations were done before the guests started arriving.  We chose a buffet style dinner for our guests, but the staff from Russell's served the head table personally. It was such a nice touch. The food was absolutely delicious and had all the guests raving. It made us very happy to have guests that were as satisfied with the food as we were. The serving staff, together with Darek, made an incredible team that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for amazing food and top notch service.
 
Russell's Catering was one of the vendors that our reception venue referred us to, to cater our wedding reception. It was Read more...
Russell's Catering was one of the vendors that our reception venue referred us to, to cater our wedding reception. It was the first place we tried, and after our taste test we were confident that our guests would love the food as much as we had.  The taste test itself was elegant and private and made us feel very special. Throughout the planning process, Darek was extremely prompt in responding to any questions that we had, and making sure everything was ready for the day of our event.  The tables were all set in advance and preparations were done before the guests started arriving.  We chose a buffet style dinner for our guests, but the staff from Russell's served the head table personally. It was such a nice touch. The food was absolutely delicious and had all the guests raving. It made us very happy to have guests that were as satisfied with the food as we were. The serving staff, together with Darek, made an incredible team that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for amazing food and top notch service.
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Kirk
Wedding:
7/19/2013
4.9/5.0
Russell's was a fantastic food vendor! The catering coordinator, Darek, was extremely helpful at guiding us through the process and was very fast at responding to emails. We had a plated meal, and everything was delicious. The service was quick, allowing us to get on with the night without wasting time. He was very flexible and honest, even suggesting several cost saving options for us! At first, my main concern was that Big Lake is quite a ways away from Saint Paul, and I was worried the food would not be fresh. That was put to rest when he said they do weddings like this all the time, and explained the process for which they transport the food without it getting cold. The food turned out perfectly at the wedding, alleviating any fears I still had. Definitely go in for a tasting with them. Trust me, it's worth it!
Russell's was a fantastic food vendor! The catering coordinator, Darek, was extremely helpful at guiding us through the Read more...
Russell's was a fantastic food vendor! The catering coordinator, Darek, was extremely helpful at guiding us through the process and was very fast at responding to emails. We had a plated meal, and everything was delicious. The service was quick, allowing us to get on with the night without wasting time. He was very flexible and honest, even suggesting several cost saving options for us! At first, my main concern was that Big Lake is quite a ways away from Saint Paul, and I was worried the food would not be fresh. That was put to rest when he said they do weddings like this all the time, and explained the process for which they transport the food without it getting cold. The food turned out perfectly at the wedding, alleviating any fears I still had. Definitely go in for a tasting with them. Trust me, it's worth it! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Darek at Russell's was so great to work with. His tasting was amazing, and at the end of the night, I knew the food was good because it tasted exactly like it had at the tasting. He was so accommodating to our tastes and our budget and we never felt pressured. He also had done many weddings at the Semple Mansion, so I had confidence he'd be able to pull off our wedding without a hitch. He remained friendly and professional the entire time and I still have friends and family that talk about how good the food was!
Darek at Russell's was so great to work with. His tasting was amazing, and at the end of the night, I knew the food was Read more...
Darek at Russell's was so great to work with. His tasting was amazing, and at the end of the night, I knew the food was good because it tasted exactly like it had at the tasting. He was so accommodating to our tastes and our budget and we never felt pressured. He also had done many weddings at the Semple Mansion, so I had confidence he'd be able to pull off our wedding without a hitch. He remained friendly and professional the entire time and I still have friends and family that talk about how good the food was! Read less
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Kristine
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were engaged only 2 and 1/2 months before our wedding. Darek at Russell's met with us and we had our wedding and dinner planned in less then a half hour. The wedding outside was beautiful and affordable. The champagne toast, which he suggested, was a small cost which added a special touch-we loved it. Our guests raved about the food and service. I would suggest Russells to anyone for their wedding!
My husband and I were engaged only 2 and 1/2 months before our wedding. Darek at Russell's met with us and we had our Read more...
My husband and I were engaged only 2 and 1/2 months before our wedding. Darek at Russell's met with us and we had our wedding and dinner planned in less then a half hour. The wedding outside was beautiful and affordable. The champagne toast, which he suggested, was a small cost which added a special touch-we loved it. Our guests raved about the food and service. I would suggest Russells to anyone for their wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Russell's food is amazing and I heard from so many guests how they really loved the food at the wedding!
Russell's food is amazing and I heard from so many guests how they really loved the food at the wedding!
Russell's food is amazing and I heard from so many guests how they really loved the food at the wedding! Read less
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MTE
Wedding:
12/10/2011
4.9/5.0
Russel's catering treated us like royalty by giving us a candelit dinner with champagne just for our tasting. The food was delicious and hot off the plate when it was served. It was nice to get great service and food without breaking our budget.
Russel's catering treated us like royalty by giving us a candelit dinner with champagne just for our tasting. The food was Read more...
Russel's catering treated us like royalty by giving us a candelit dinner with champagne just for our tasting. The food was delicious and hot off the plate when it was served. It was nice to get great service and food without breaking our budget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I absolutely loved Darek! He is very professional and everything got done exactly as I had asked. He is so experienced in this field that he made great suggestions when I didn't know what to do. I highly recommend Russell's Catering! What a great value too!
I absolutely loved Darek! He is very professional and everything got done exactly as I had asked. He is so experienced in Read more...
I absolutely loved Darek! He is very professional and everything got done exactly as I had asked. He is so experienced in this field that he made great suggestions when I didn't know what to do. I highly recommend Russell's Catering! What a great value too! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give out some "6's" here. Darek with Russell's Catering (Catering service from Russell's on the Lake) is absolutely one of the most stand-up guys me & my fiance have ever met. Darek is the most energetic, kind, and excited vendor we worked with! Not to mention he is a total expert on catering & putting out some REALLY GOOD FOOD! Even better, he is more than reasonable with his pricing, and we really left feeling like we wanted to do more for him because he did such a good job! We knew we would be in good hands with Darek, and we absolutely were. He knows how to run a swift & professional operation at the Semple Mansion, and it absolutely went off without a hitch! He is amazing! & we even had some special orders for food allergies & some special drink requests -- all were executed with flying colors. His team also helped with some of the change-over from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, and gladly placed our table cloths, candles, and petals on the table for us. Also, since we're not cake people Darek whipped up some custom deserts of chocolate brownie sundaes served out of cocktail glasses -- a total show stopper!!! & if you want filet mignon at your wedding that is cooked to a PERFECT medium...Darek is your guy. THANK YOU DAREK!
I wish I could give out some "6's" here. Darek with Russell's Catering (Catering service from Russell's on the Lake) is Read more...
I wish I could give out some "6's" here. Darek with Russell's Catering (Catering service from Russell's on the Lake) is absolutely one of the most stand-up guys me & my fiance have ever met. Darek is the most energetic, kind, and excited vendor we worked with! Not to mention he is a total expert on catering & putting out some REALLY GOOD FOOD! Even better, he is more than reasonable with his pricing, and we really left feeling like we wanted to do more for him because he did such a good job! We knew we would be in good hands with Darek, and we absolutely were. He knows how to run a swift & professional operation at the Semple Mansion, and it absolutely went off without a hitch! He is amazing! & we even had some special orders for food allergies & some special drink requests -- all were executed with flying colors. His team also helped with some of the change-over from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, and gladly placed our table cloths, candles, and petals on the table for us. Also, since we're not cake people Darek whipped up some custom deserts of chocolate brownie sundaes served out of cocktail glasses -- a total show stopper!!! & if you want filet mignon at your wedding that is cooked to a PERFECT medium...Darek is your guy. THANK YOU DAREK! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Darek and his staff are very responsive and professional. Our wedding guests said that our food was the best wedding food they have ever had!
Darek and his staff are very responsive and professional. Our wedding guests said that our food was the best wedding food Read more...
Darek and his staff are very responsive and professional. Our wedding guests said that our food was the best wedding food they have ever had! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Russell's did an excellent job with our wedding! I had so many compliments from everyone at the wedding regarding their food! I believe they gained business just by catering our wedding! The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! Price was great too!! I highly recommend them!
Russell's did an excellent job with our wedding! I had so many compliments from everyone at the wedding regarding their Read more...
Russell's did an excellent job with our wedding! I had so many compliments from everyone at the wedding regarding their food! I believe they gained business just by catering our wedding! The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! Price was great too!! I highly recommend them! Read less
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Marcia
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Derek was great, very easy to work with, and great food!!
Derek was great, very easy to work with, and great food!!
Derek was great, very easy to work with, and great food!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Russell's was the most reasonably priced caterer that I had to choose from for our wedding at the Semple Mansion. I had huge concern that this would be reflected in the food and the quality of the service. I was blown away! I'm sure my guests thought I paid $50+ per plate considering the presentation, the service and of course the taste of the food. I am so happy I chose them, you can't go wrong, Derek will make you feel like your his only client!!
Russell's was the most reasonably priced caterer that I had to choose from for our wedding at the Semple Mansion. I had Read more...
Russell's was the most reasonably priced caterer that I had to choose from for our wedding at the Semple Mansion. I had huge concern that this would be reflected in the food and the quality of the service. I was blown away! I'm sure my guests thought I paid $50+ per plate considering the presentation, the service and of course the taste of the food. I am so happy I chose them, you can't go wrong, Derek will make you feel like your his only client!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/1/2008
4.8/5.0
the food was awesome but the chicken was a little cold but the mansion did not have ovens so that maybe the problem.
the food was awesome but the chicken was a little cold but the mansion did not have ovens so that maybe the problem.
the food was awesome but the chicken was a little cold but the mansion did not have ovens so that maybe the problem. Read less
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Adria
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.6/5.0
The food was excellent. I had not been able to do a testing but they were able to set one up with our parents and they loved the food.
The food was excellent. I had not been able to do a testing but they were able to set one up with our parents and they Read more...
The food was excellent. I had not been able to do a testing but they were able to set one up with our parents and they loved the food. Read less
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dizzle
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.7/5.0
Derek was extreamly professional along with all of his staff. He was always very prompt in returning my calls, patient with my questions and available when I needed him. He comes with the highest recommendations.
Derek was extreamly professional along with all of his staff. He was always very prompt in returning my calls, patient Read more...
Derek was extreamly professional along with all of his staff. He was always very prompt in returning my calls, patient with my questions and available when I needed him. He comes with the highest recommendations. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so happy to had Russells cater our wedding. We had so many comments from our guest on the wonderful food. Everything was perfect any we feel so lucky to have found them.
My husband and I are so happy to had Russells cater our wedding. We had so many comments from our guest on the wonderful Read more...
My husband and I are so happy to had Russells cater our wedding. We had so many comments from our guest on the wonderful food. Everything was perfect any we feel so lucky to have found them. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
They were extremly easy to work with, Very flexible and acommidating. The Food was outstanding and I have recived more compliments on how great it was than on anything else. We had a huge group of people and I am sure it isn't easy to do, but the flow of the entire meal was Perfect. Thank You so much for all your hard work and quality service. I will be recomending them to anyone I know.
They were extremly easy to work with, Very flexible and acommidating. The Food was outstanding and I have recived more Read more...
They were extremly easy to work with, Very flexible and acommidating. The Food was outstanding and I have recived more compliments on how great it was than on anything else. We had a huge group of people and I am sure it isn't easy to do, but the flow of the entire meal was Perfect. Thank You so much for all your hard work and quality service. I will be recomending them to anyone I know. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/13/2008
4.8/5.0
We had the most wonderful food for our wedding reception. Everything was the right temperature (hot food hot and cold food cold) and everyone really enjoyed this food in the buffet setting we selected. We selected two meats, turkey and pork tenderloin. The turkey was absolutely wonderful! Large pieces with plenty to go around. The pork tenderloin was very moist and came with baked apples. Everyone loved it and couldn't stop talking about it all throughout the reception. I would highly recommend this caterer.
We had the most wonderful food for our wedding reception. Everything was the right temperature (hot food hot and cold food Read more...
We had the most wonderful food for our wedding reception. Everything was the right temperature (hot food hot and cold food cold) and everyone really enjoyed this food in the buffet setting we selected. We selected two meats, turkey and pork tenderloin. The turkey was absolutely wonderful! Large pieces with plenty to go around. The pork tenderloin was very moist and came with baked apples. Everyone loved it and couldn't stop talking about it all throughout the reception. I would highly recommend this caterer. Read less
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Shawna
Wedding:
3/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Derek is an outstanding person to work with. The food was excellent and the quality was outstanding. Pricing is perfect and they take the work off your shoulders.
Derek is an outstanding person to work with. The food was excellent and the quality was outstanding. Pricing is perfect Read more...
Derek is an outstanding person to work with. The food was excellent and the quality was outstanding. Pricing is perfect and they take the work off your shoulders. Read less
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