Vendors We Love / / Surdyk's Catering
When thinking about what type of food and service you want for your wedding day, you may not be fully aware of all of the different options available to you when planning your wedding. While some venues require the couple to use their own caterer (or pay a fee if deciding to bring in an outside caterer for your wedding day), a lot of couples don’t know what decisions they will have to make when it comes to catering for their wedding day. Are the appetizers and drinks during cocktail hour butler passed? Is the dinner service planned to be a buffet, family style, or plated? Is it noted which guests have food allergies? Are there enough servers on staff for the event to quickly clear empty plates and refill water glasses?
While there are a lot of considerations to be made when selecting and planning for your catering plan for your wedding day, we always recommend choosing a caterer that is able to provide the food that is reflective of you as a couple. Having a more casual wedding reception located at your favorite brewery? A plated chicken entree may not match your vibe. At buck & rose, we’re here to help you find your favorite vendors for your wedding day. We’re here to help plan your wedding to be uniquely your own and we’re committed to helping you find the best vendors that not only fit your budget, but your style as a couple, too!
In this blog of Vendors We Love, we’re so excited to introduce you to Surdyk’s Catering, one of our all time favorite caterers to work with. Surdyk’s Catering provides delicious, seasonal, globally-inspired catering for events big and small. Whether you’re looking for boxed lunches for a meeting, finger foods for cocktail hour, a grand display of artisan cheeses and charcuterie for a gala event, or a formal, seated meal for the wedding of your dreams, Surdyk’s can do it all. I had the chance to speak with Natalie Bowers, Sales Manager for Surdyk’s Catering and we got all the scoop on what help makes Surdyk’s Catering a top choice for couples all around the Twin Cities & beyond. Here’s what Natalie had to say…
Vendors We Love / / Surdyk’s Catering
Q. Tell us, what is Surdyk's Catering most well known and what do couples enjoy about choosing Surdyk's as their wedding day caterer?
A. At Surdyk's Catering we believe that at the end of the day, it's all about the food. We are well known for sourcing the best local, sustainably produced, organic ingredients available, and everything we serve is made from scratch in our kitchen. Not only do we hope our couples love the menu they have at their wedding but we also hope they love the experience that they have working with our entire team to plan one of the most important days of their lives.
Q. What should couples know when booking their caterer of choice for their wedding day? Any helpful tips or tricks?
A. Couples should really think about the type of dining experience they want for their guests as there are a variety of ways to serve food at your wedding. We would suggest they ask to see a few types of proposal options (plated meal, dinner buffet, reception style, etc.) so they can get an idea on overall costs, flow of event and suggested quantities for each style of service. Couples should also double check to see what each caterer is offering as a part of their service as every caterer’s offerings are different.
Q. What other events does Surdyk's Catering offer services to?
A. We work with a diverse clientele and offer a variety of catering options from drop off, pick up or delivery with set up catering (boxed lunches, sandwich platters, party platters, etc.) and full service catering options for corporate events, social events and everything in between.
Q. What will couples love the most about working with Surdyk's Catering for their special day?
A. Our food is really the star of our show but we also pride ourselves on providing the best customer service we can from start to finish. We want to make sure our couples know that we are there for them every step of the way and can answer any type of question they have whenever they have it. Our sales team, coordinators, kitchen team and onsite staff treat every wedding with the utmost care to help ensure that every couple is happy and that their wedding is a success.
Q. How far in advance should couples reach out to inquire about their wedding day?
A. We think that couple’s should reach out before or as soon as they book their venue so they can get an understanding of overall costs and offerings. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to planning a wedding and food is an important aspect of the day that should not be put on hold. Many caterers have limited availability so the sooner you start the conversation the better.