About this Vendor
Catering for all parties and special occasions
Our emphasis on polished professional service and high-quality,fresh ingredients is what has sustained our reputation for excellence. In everything we do,we strive for an atmosphere of distinction built upon the superiority of our menus,the integrity of our performance and brilliance of our staff.
$$ – Affordable
Cajun, Hawaiian, American, French, Greek, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, BBQ, Fusion, Seafood
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Buffet, Catering Clean Up, Catering Delivery + Setup, Chef Stations, Family Style, Menu Tastings, Passed Appetizers, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering, Service Staff
Perfection!Reviewed on 8/09/2015 Miranda F
From the day we met Rolando and had our initial tasting, the decision to go with Marna's was a no-brainer. Before we get to the food, I'd like to highlight that Rolando is a very sincere and genuine person. We weren't just another wedding, and this wasn't just another catering job. He honestly seemed to really care about our day. As a person we liked him right off the bat, so when we tasted the delicious food he personally prepared for us, we knew we had found the caterer for our wedding day. Every step of the way from our tasting to our Wedding Day, it was evident that the quality of food and quality of service were the building blocks of Marna's catering. We did several tastings before Marna's and this was not only the best food, but the best and most personal experience as well. Our guests and their opinions? They raved about the food! Everyone we talked to that night made sure to add in how great the food was. Now I know that's a courteous thing for guests say but when the food continues to come up in post-wedding conversations, you know they are honest reactions. If you're reading this review and thinking about giving Marna's a try, hopefully you're now convinced to meet Rolando and have a tasting. Once you do that, you'll have found your caterer!
Amazing Food and Outstanding Service from Day 1Reviewed on 8/20/2015 Amy K
Rolando and his team were simply the best. I could not have asked for a better caterer for our hot August wedding with approximately 175 guests! Everyone loved our food and we received so many compliments! Marna's was by the far the most accommodating and flexible vendor I worked with throughout the entire wedding planning process! They were also the only caterer in the cities that would accommodate our request for a family style meal without up-charging us around every corner. Rolando also accommodated our unusually long cocktail hour and adjusted the standard tray serving to help us save some money. He even brought back a late night snack option from an old menu (and customized it a bit) so that we could get exactly what we wanted. They also throw in a free fruit platter with every event and you get to choose when and where you want it served. It comes with a personalized melon carving as well. My husband and I requested a carving that was a little out of the norm and they totally made it happen with no questions asked. I wish I could better express to you how great Marna's is, but please trust me and this review. You will not be disappointed with the food, planning or day of service. I consider using Marna's one of the best decisions we made when planning our big day :)
Happy, Happy Customers on 8/14/15Reviewed on 8/19/2015
From the moment we did taste testing with Rolando of Marna's Catering, we all knew this would be a good match for our son & future daughter-in-laws wedding reception. We only met with one other catering place and felt we didn't need to venture any further after taste testing with Rolando. First, which was very important to us, we could tell that Rolando was going to be someone easy to work with. Rolando has the gift of hospitality, generosity, and genuine caring about meeting the needs of his customers. He's positive and accommodating, willing to adapt to our changes and wants. The bride had all positive and good things to say about any contact she had with him. We thought the food we tasted was delicious. We appreciated that Rolando explained how they cook the food and keep it fresh and cooked to perfection when they have to transport to a far location. This was a concern of the grooms. They followed through on their promise - the food was not dried out, it was hot, and cooked to perfection. Important to me was the display factor. It was very nicely and elegantly displayed; appetizers were displayed beautifully and the wait staff who passed appetizers did a very professional job. We thought the prices were fair. We really didn't have anything to compare it with but I'm told there are a lot more expensive caterers out there. Don't go "upping" your prices Rolando. ha. Price is an important factor for many people. We felt this was high quality food with a reasonable price. We also liked that the service included dishes, glasses, flatware and we didn't use their tablecloths or napkins so Rolando was willing to discount our price. Now that's accommodating. Food was delicious, service was impeccable, staff were highly professional, friendly and nice. I missed it, but apparently Rolando danced with the bride and the staff was invited out to dance at the reception. I hope they did. Marna's catering was a huge part in making this event top-notch and we wanted them to feel welcome as well. I would highly recommend Marna's Catering to anyone who desires perfection in service, food and congeniality of the people who work for them. Thank you so much Rolando and staff for making this special day even more special. Too bad the day goes so fast. I hope I attend a wedding in the future that is catered by you. I want to try more of your delicious creations!
I am not exaggerating when I say that Marna's was a God-send. We had not one, but TWO forgotten tastings from two other caterers. We were about to throw in the towel when we got to Marna's. The minute we stepped in to the tasting, we knew they were professionals. They had all the courses laid out, a very comfortable tasting room, and we had a delightful time. Between the initial tasting and the wedding day, we changed our minds several times on the details, but Rolando and Nicole were quick to respond and very helpful. On the wedding day, the photographer commented that this was the best food she's ever had at a wedding, and our family is still talking about the champagne chicken weeks after the wedding! I would hire Marna's again in a heartbeat. They were wonderful!
Marna's Catering was one of the best choices we made for my daughter's wedding. The food was delicious and the displays were beautiful. The carved fruit display was a lovely touch to our buffet. Their staff are courteous, polite, and professional. We worked with Rolando and Carlos and they are both wonderful! I didn't have to worry about a thing with these two in charge. Book them now!
Marnas was great to work with and the food was delicious!
Marna's Catering was the best! I couldn't have been happier! The food was delicious! They were very respectful at the event and before! They helped with linens before the event and were so easy to work with! I will be using them for whatever I need in the future and would refer them to anyone! Probably the best service and respect I have had!
Amazing food, very great and easy to work with, awesome staff!
Nicole was wonderful to work with and allowed us to do more than one tasting after my fiance moved back from out of state. Everyone complimented our food at the wedding! I seriously am in love with their mashed potatoes myself. The fact that they cook on-site made a real difference. Nicole also recommended a vendor for our cake and cupcakes and worked with our bartender the night of the wedding to provide seamless service.
Marna's Catering was wonderful to work with. We set up a meeting to taste test some of the food when we were first looking for someone to cater our wedding and were really impressed both with the selection, taste and presentation of the food and also with Rolando. You could tell a lot of thought went into the food preparation, seasonings and presentation. Rolando was also very personable and easy to work with. He had all of the details we needed ready for us when we arrived (which is NOT the case with others we met with). He really took the time to sit down and chat with us after we had tasted the food and took time to share his insights with us and answer our questions. I also sent a number of emails to Rolando the month prior to the wedding and he always responded very quickly and was so great about answering all of my many questions. :) We had people walking up to us during the reception all night commenting on how wonderful the food was. We didn't want to do plated as we were afraid that it might not all get served before the food got cold (the number of children and vegetarians at our wedding made it really hard for us to not do plated) but even the last table served said that their food was served hot! I have been to so many weddings where my food is cold by the time I receive it. I know how hard it is to get everything served before food gets cool and I was so impressed that they kept all of the food hot for all of our guests! The people I met when I picked up table cloths (you don't have to pick them up, we just needed to for decorating...they were really great at working with us on early pick up too) and the day of the wedding were so nice and did an excellent job all around. The tables were set up beautifully and the rosemary water decanters really added something to the table and the taste. The ONLY thing that was a bit of a negative was that we ordered the children's meal of "Crispy chicken strips with mustard sauce and ketchup and fries and fruit" but we heard that what was served was chicken breast cut into strips with a side of fruit. They do say that their menu can change, but it would have been good to know ahead of time as some of the kids that ordered the kids meals were older (up to 13) and needed/wanted a bit more food and we could have told them to order the adult meal. But this definitely didn't dampen our impression or experience with Marna's. We would very highly recommend using Marna's Catering for your wedding or event. They were so wonderful to work with and, most importantly, the food was DELICIOUS!
We absolutely loved working with Rolando and his team! We did a breakfast for dinner at our wedding up in Brainerd, and the food was a HUGE hit! Marna's was so great with communication, easy to work with, and really brought our vision to life! Pricing was fair, and the staff that cake up to serve and set up at our wedding was professional, and friendly! We highly recommend Marna's!
My husband and I got married on 10/7/16 in Stillwater, MN, and we could not have been happier with Marna's as our wedding caterer! Rolando and Nicole are great to work with! They, as well as their staff, are super friendly, professional, and personable.. and the food is fresh, colorful, and flavorful! We chose to do a buffet duet with chicken option and cap sirloin steaks along with a house salad, vegetable blend, and garlic mashed potatoes. Delicious! We had many of our guests compliment the food and it's great taste. Marna's also offers a fruit display and water melon carving with your own personalized design included in price of food.. very unique! Guests loved this as well! Very pleased with our choice in Marna's. Highly recommend this vendor for those in need of future catering services!
Marna's was one of the best caterers we have ever worked with from the beginning to the end. They were completely up front about everything and had no hidden costs. The food was incredible and the service was out of this world!!
We loved having Marna's cater our wedding. We chose to have our dinner served family style and it worked beautifully. The food was delicious and we got tons of compliments from our guests. We only had a staging kitchen at our venue but you would have thought they prepared all the food start to finish right there - it was very fresh and nothing came out cold. My only hesitation to give 5 stars was that we wish we could have had some more flexibility. We weren't able to try the food that we chose before our big day and family style required us to pick from the duos menu. Definitely not a deal breaker though! We wouldn't have gone with anyone else. You really get great food for a reasonable price.
Marna's Catering is absolutely fantastic service, delicious food, and professional staff. The steak was tender and cooked perfectly, the lemon zest asparagus was the best asparagus I had ever had, and the truffle mashed potatoes had guests returning to the buffet for plates full of potatoes. The guests' food at the buffet was just as exceptional as it was during our tasting which was so impressive. We did a lot of research on caterers for our wedding and Marna's by far has the best prices considering it includes food, tableware, staff, fruit carving, and everything else. The owner Rolando is always prompt with his responses which was very much appreciated. I would, without a doubt, hire Marna's Catering again.
Marna's was amazing from start to finish for our wedding! Not only did they keep the organization and planning simple and enjoyable, but they were genuinely excited to be supporting us through the entire process. Nicole's attention to detail and willingness to answer any and all questions was incredibly helpful. I knew I could trust Marna's professionalism for our wedding day by how well they treat their brides/grooms leading up to their events. The food was beautifully displayed and absolutely delicious. We had compliments all night (people were loving those garlic mashed potatoes and garlic sirloin! Yum!) thank you Marna's for being part of our perfect day.
Marna's catered our wedding and we had nothing but great reviews from all of our guests! Everything was fabulous!! Thank you guys!!
I cannot say enough about Marna's Catering. The food was amazing and the people were GREAT to work with. Our guests kept coming up to me all night talking about how good the food was. It wasn't "wedding food" it was actually good food!! Marna's was always on top of everything and was profession, very responsive, and helpful any time I had a question or concern. The food you try in the tasting is exactly what you get at your wedding. It is delicious and a great value. Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us have the most perfect day we could have dreamed of!!
Amazing! From the start Marna's was different from the other caterers we looked at. They were not only willing and able, but excited to create a menu that fit our dietary needs (celiac and therefore gluten free bride here) & style preferences (family style, not boring or bland food). They had a ton of options for us to choose from for gluten free (but also dairy free, etc) foods already on their menu so it didn't feel like a sacrifice or like they'd be really stretching to make a menu work. And day of, it worked. The food was actually better on our wedding day than when we went in for a tasting! AND they were reasonably priced, and great to work with. The staff was generous and kind, and even helped my coordinator put out my mix & match china. I couldn't say enough good things about working with them. Thanks Marna's!
We loved working with Marna's Catering. We planned everything remotely, but did have one in person meeting with Rolando. He was so accommodating about meeting us when we were in town. Marna's food was delicious, but the best part about Marna's is the transparent pricing. We felt like most caterers have extra charges for coffee, dishes, linens, tips, cutting cake, etc. With Marna's almost everything is included with the price of dinner. So when you compare Marna's to other places make sure to write out the full cost with everything included. That's when you will realize that Marna's provides great food and service at a really reasonable price. Finally we were able to use Liquid Motion for our alcohol serving, which Rolando from Marna's put us in touch with. This company was very flexible and reasonably priced and I'm not sure we would have found them without booking Marna's.
Marna's did appetizers for our wedding, and they were absolutely delicious. Rolando did a fantastic job exceeding our expectations for the food for our wedding! Thank you for being a part of our special day!
I am so happy I found Marna's Catering. Rolando and his team did such a great job for us. We used a venue they had never been to and it didn't even phase them. We had 4 different options for the cocktail hour, but our guests could not stop talking about the mini grilled cheese. Something so simple but everyone LOVED them! We decided to go with family style dinner and again, everyone loved it. We had a smaller wedding (just over 100) and this kind of dinner was perfect. Our guests loved not having to get up and having the casual family style. They also did a fantastic job of cleaning up and staying out of the way. Looking back, I don't even remember seeing them cleaning things up as they were so efficient! HIGHLY recommend going with Marna's Catering. You won't be sorry.
I could not give Marna's Catering anything but a *glowing* review. For starters, Rolando is an incredibly warm individual who wants to deliver a creative and couple-specific menu for your wedding. Rolando's flexibility and responsiveness are noteworthy within the wedding food industry. I had met with a couple other caterers who only wanted to give me a canned wedding menu that was generic in every way. I am a self-proclaimed foodie and rarely enjoy any wedding food. Obviously I could be biased but I can honestly say the food that Marna's was able to serve was all around delicious and visually appealing to beat. Marna's wants to deliver an experience that is unique, fresh and tasty! Our wedding had to be relocated two weeks prior to the date and Rolando was more than accommodating and kind as we had to revise the food plan. He was empathetic to the scenario and more than welling to help ease the burden of the last minute change as needed. I would highly recommend Marna's Catering on all accounts!
When I think of food at a wedding, I get bored. We knew with our wedding that we wanted to do something different and fun. When I first met Rolondo from Marna's Catering, I knew this was going to be the guy. He was genuine, friendly, always made time for us and our never ending questions....but most of all his food was next level! You want to wow people at your wedding with the food? You go with Marnas. Food that is made from scratch and with authentic flavors passed down through his family. We were blown away by the food and the time he spent with us. He genuinely cares and you are not just a number to him. You will know everything that I'm talking about once you sit down for a taste test and look over the menu!
We hired Marna's Catering for our wedding (May 2016 - 120 guests) and they did a fantastic job. They went above and beyond from the first time we had a tasting with them to the conclusion of our wedding evening. The food was delicious and the presentation was spot on. Rolando and Nicole were both very personal with us and were very quick to answer emails and phone calls with the many questions that I was able to come up with. The moment I knew I'd be hiring them was at the tasting when I could hear Rolando chopping up food in the kitchen. My husband and I love to cook and pay close attention to where our ingredients come from; we could tell Rolando has the same passion about cooking and food as we do. Marna's Catering is a local, dedicated, family owned business and I absolutely recommend hiring them for your event.