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Planning a Wedding with a Cash Bar: Tips for Couples & Wedding Planners

Photo by: Bridget Cowenhoven Photography When planning your wedding, you’ll face some tough decisions. Unless you have an unlimited budget, some expenses may need to be trimmed. One item you’ll have to consider is your plan for the bar. Having a cash bar is one way to keep your budget under control, but how do… Continue reading Blog

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Why Settle for Snacks? Dive into the Fun with a Game Day Party That’s Catered to Perfection

Why settle for the usual snacks when you can have your party catered to perfection? 🍔🌮 Check out our latest blog post to discover why getting your Super Bowl bash catered is a game-changer! 📖✨ Unleash the flavor and fun – it's time to take your party to the next level! 🚀🥳 #SuperBowlParty #CateredToPerfection #GameChanger #BlogPost 👉

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The Ultimate Guide to Your Wedding Reception Bar

Photo by: Lauren Baker Photography | Venue: FIVE Event Center Your wedding is a big day, and when it comes time for the reception, everyone is ready to celebrate! This is the time to eat, drink, and be merry, and you will want to provide a wedding reception bar that will satisfy your guests’ thirst.… Continue reading Blog

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Are Hors D ’Oeuvres Necessary at My Wedding?

Planning a special event? Don't forget the sweetest touch of gratitude! Our latest blog post dives into the art of crafting the perfect goodie box to delight your guests and leave a lasting impression. From personalized treats to local flavors, learn how to add a dash of sweetness to your celebration.

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Taste of Gratitude: Elevate Your Event with Delectable Goodie Boxes for Guests

Planning a special event? Don't forget the sweetest touch of gratitude! Our latest blog post dives into the art of crafting the perfect goodie box to delight your guests and leave a lasting impression. From personalized treats to local flavors, learn how to add a dash of sweetness to your celebration.

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Reasons to Get Late Night Snacks For Your Event

Late night snacks create the perfect vibe for the ending of your event. We’ve got some suggestions about why you should get them! Here are some things you’ll want to consider when putting together your menu.

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3 Ways to Serve Appetizers At Your Next Event

Whether it's a wedding, corporate gathering, or a milestone celebration, serving appetizers in style is a surefire way to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

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5 Essential Questions to Ask A Caterer

Finding the right caterer can make or break your gathering, so it's essential to ask the right questions to ensure your guests leave with full bellies and happy smiles.

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5 Reasons We Love Catering At The River’s Edge Convention Center

When it comes to hosting events in St. Cloud, there's one venue that stands out as a true gem - the River's Edge Convention Center. Whether you're planning a corporate event, a wedding, or any special gathering, this venue has a lot to offer. In this blog post, we'll explore five compelling reasons why we absolutely love catering at the River's Edge Convention Center, where special events have reached new heights.

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Is a Late-Night Snack Necessary?

Dinner is the main focus when planning an event but don't overlook the late-night snack! We're here to say that a late-night snack is crucial to your guests staying longer, enjoying themselves more, and leaving a lasting impression. Check out our blog to learn more about planning for your late-night snack.

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Plan The Perfect Wedding Bar

Planning your ideal wedding ceremony and reception is quite the task! It’s not so simple to just decide to have a bar at your reception dinner. Each decision comes with a slew of follow-up questions – What kind of bar would you like to provide? What type of drinks should you stock your bar with?… Continue reading Blog

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Wedding Food Trends for 2024

Knowing how to select the best food items to fill up your guests and keep them happy through the wedding reception can be a challenge. In 2024, couples are looking for innovative and creative ways to serve delicious food and drinks that will leave guests satisfied and impressed. We are here to help with our… Continue reading Blog

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Ways to Make Business Catering Affordable

Professional catering services can sound like something to have for a special occasion but it doesn’t have to be that way. With our budget-friendly tips you can have holiday parties, employee appreciation events, and even meetings catered with delicious food. When you have professional catering for business events, your employees and clients will feel appreciated… Continue reading Blog

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Catering Dos & Don’ts

Having delicious food and great drinks is crucial to any special event’s success. It’s an aspect of any event that guests most look forward to so you want to ensure that you deliver and surpass their expectations to truly make a positive and lasting impression. There is a lot to consider when planning the catering… Continue reading Blog

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Catering Planning for Your Next Event

Do you have an event to plan in the Twin Cities area, but aren’t sure where to start? It may seem overwhelming, but with a few simple steps, you can make it more manageable and have an event that everyone will be talking about for years to come. All you need to do is follow… Continue reading Blog

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Minnesota Wedding Trends & Ideas

Weddings are beautiful. They are the one day that friends and family gather to celebrate love and witness the couple commencing their journey to ‘happily ever after.’ However, planning a wedding can be nerve-racking. From picking a venue to shopping to communicating with different vendors, you can easily get overwhelmed. However, with the right guide,… Continue reading Blog

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Why You Should Cater Your Next Family Event

Hosting a family event can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to catering. There are many tasks to handle, from preparing the food to serving it during the event and cleaning up afterward. That’s where professional catering services come in, ensuring that your event succeeds without the added stress. As a leading professional caterer, Sterling… Continue reading Blog

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5 Essential Tips for Planning Catering for Your Wedding Reception

Weddings are cherished and unforgettable events that couples look forward to. With the perfect blend of celebration and joy, your big day should be nothing short of perfect, including the catering. At Sterling Catering, we understand the significance of this day and strive to deliver top-notch and affordable services throughout the Twin Cities. We are… Continue reading Blog

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5 Things To Know About A Tasting For Your Wedding

Are you planning a wedding but need help figuring out where to start with food options? Our catering team at Sterling Catering offer informal tastings for your big day to give you an accurate sense of your wedding food’s taste and appearance. A wedding tasting is a perfect opportunity to pick what you will serve… Continue reading Blog

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Catering and Event Planning

Catering and event planning should be well thought out to ensure everything goes according to plan. For example, there must be considerations surrounding the venue, the guest list, the date, and the overall budget. Focusing on such issues enables you to develop a relevant event blueprint to ensure the occasion succeeds. This guide looks at… Continue reading Blog

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Everything you need to know about Catering

No one ever really thinks about what a caterer does until they need one. Many people are not always clear on what a caterer does or their role in the event planning process. What comes to mind when you think of a caterer in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding area? If you’re like most… Continue reading Blog

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Hosted Bar vs Cash Bar for Your Wedding?

Wedding planning entails several vital aspects, and figuring out the booze is one. It sounds simple – bring a bartender onboard, order a couple of bottles, and get your wedding day going. Well, it’s not that straightforward. Stocking the bar at your wedding has more to it, including figuring out how drinks will be served… Continue reading Blog

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Six Questions to Ask a Wedding Caterer

Your wedding will be one of the best days of your life. However, the months leading up to your wedding can feel stressful due to all the decisions you have to make. You have to pick a date, find an affordable venue, decide on music during the ceremony and reception, make a guest list and… Continue reading Blog

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What Do Wedding Caterers Provide?

A wedding caterer’s role is more than just “to provide food” on your special day. A dedicated catering company is there to support you. From elevated cuisine to contributing to an elegant atmosphere to keeping the celebration going with drinks all night, a caterer is the centerpiece of the festivities. Keep reading to find out… Continue reading Blog

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Wedding Appetizer Ideas

The cocktail hour is an excellent time to get creative and showcase your taste and even experiment with exciting flavor combinations. Guests can refresh and enjoy a selection of unique micro dishes that reflect the flair of the couple. You can mix timeless classic favorites with fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep the energy going into… Continue reading Blog

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How Much Do Rehearsal Dinners Cost?

Budgeting is the name of the game when it comes to wedding planning, and we’re here to help. When you’re in the process of making preparations for your wedding ceremony and reception, you’ll also need to consider your rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner is a great time to greet guests and members of your wedding… Continue reading Blog

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Open Bar & Bar Services Guide

From the food to the venue, you’ve got everything finalized for your upcoming event…that is, except for the drinks. Choosing what to serve and how to serve them can be tricky. That is why you should consider an open bar. If having the stress of choosing what to serve off your shoulders is not enough… Continue reading Blog

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Wedding Dessert Table Ideas

Need a super sweet ending to your perfect day? Dessert is the perfect way to thank your guests for coming and celebrating your union. No other form of food is as universally loved as desserts, so you are bound to hit a home run when you serve something sweet at your reception. Having trouble narrowing… Continue reading Blog

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4 Ways Professional Catering Makes Your Event Easier

Whether your event is big or small, food is bound to be a big part of it. Take the stress of preparation, plating, and clean up by hiring a caterer you can trust. No other type of outsourcing is as helpful (or delicious) as hiring an experienced caterer like Sterling Caterers. Here are four ways a… Continue reading Blog

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Our 3 Favorite Catering Service Styles

The catering and service style sets the tone for your entire event. Whether you are going for a casual vibe or a formal feel, you will want your catering style to match your theme. Luckily, if you are searching for Minneapolis catering companies that will help you reach your event goals, Sterling Catering can help. Check out… Continue reading Blog

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5 Spring Wedding Food Trends You Need To Know

Spring has sprung, and that means it is officially wedding season! Time to book your venue, coordinate with your wedding photographer, get your dress and tux, and choose your wedding menu. Food is important at any wedding, and that means you want it to be on point and delicious. To help you with your menu planning, we… Continue reading Blog

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3 Tips For Catering Tastings Events

Tastings – the absolute best part of wedding planning! Meeting with your caterer to select your wedding menu is both exciting and delicious. Who doesn’t love getting to try a gorgeous spread of appetizers, entrees, and desserts with their soon-to-be spouse? If you want to make the most of your catering tasting, follow these three simple… Continue reading Blog

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Organizing A Corporate Lunch Catering Event

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Putting Together Custom Wedding Menus

Are you looking to design a wedding catering menu that is just as unique as your love story? Sterling Catering can help. We offer fully customizable wedding menus that will wow your guests and satisfy your taste buds. We know that planning a menu for your wedding can be stressful and that is why we are there every step… Continue reading Blog

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How To Plan A Classy Corporate Event

Hosting an unforgettable corporate event requires attention to detail and phenomenal planning. From table decor to entertainment and food to keynote speakers, every small detail matters. If your goal is to create an elegant atmosphere, hiring a top-notch corporate caterer is key. Sterling Catering offers fantastic corporate catering in Minneapolis and surrounding cities, and will help you to make… Continue reading Blog

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Unique Twin Cities Event Venues You Need To Know About

Looking for vendors and event venues in the Twin Cities that will make your event stand out from the rest? Finding a truly unique location is key to making a statement. Luckily, we have the inside scoop on Twin Cities venues that are both unique and accessible. No matter if you are looking to host… Continue reading Blog

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Best Ways To Choose A Wedding Caterer

Your wedding day is bound to be one of the happiest days of your life, and with high-quality wedding catering, it can also be one of the yummiest. We all know that one of the highlights of any event is the food and that is no less true at a wedding. Guests will undoubtedly be… Continue reading Blog

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The Benefits to Corporate Catering

Corporate events can be stuffy and boring, but they don’t have to be! If you’re in charge of the next get together, corporate catering is the perfect way to spice up your event and set an inviting tone. Everyone loves food and catering makes it easy to provide everyone with something they’ll enjoy. So why… Continue reading Blog

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Avoid These Common Wedding Bar & Beverage Catering Mistakes

Like at most prominent events, the food and drink at a wedding can make or break it. Excellent bar service elevates the experience while poor service and communication can cause unnecessary stress for the couple. So how can you avoid common faux pas? Beverage Catering Tips Contract, contract, contract: It might sound simplistic, but getting… Continue reading Blog

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How To Choose The Perfect Menu For Your Wedding Reception

If you are stressing over how to choose menu items for your wedding, no worries Sterling Catering is here to help. Planning your menu can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these five simple tips to create a killer menu that will please any foodie but also appeal to the masses. Top 5 Simple Tips… Continue reading Blog

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Corporate Events

Nothing makes a corporate event more palatable than some great food. Sterling Catering is able to provide wonderful cuisine for your corporate events. Whether it’s a meeting of 10, a seminar of 50, or a holiday party of 200 (not counting the plus-ones), our team of expert caterers is ready to provide top-of-the-line service for… Continue reading Blog

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5 Best Events Trends You Need To Know!

Every year, event planners and coordinators get more creative as they seek new ways to impress their guests. 2018 is set to be a big year for events of all kinds. Whether you’re planning a wedding or you have a social event on your calendar, here are the trends you should be watching for this year: Include… Continue reading Blog

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