5 Traits To Look For In A Great Catering Service

At Great Blue Heron, we know we can handle any requests you have for your next catered event. But how can you know whether we’re the right choice for you? We’ve compiled a list of “must have” traits for any catering company you choose.

 Get in touch with our team when you’re ready to plan your next event!


1. Excellent Foodfood-1682437_1920.jpg

Most importantly, you need to love the food your catering company is making. Any good catering company will set up a tasting with you with a few choice dishes you request so you can sample them.

 At Great Blue Heron, we can create nearly anything you can dream of and have it catered hot and ready to your location or our own event center here in Cold Spring, MN.



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2. Flexibility & Creativity

It’s also important that your catering company show they’re able to handle any situation that arises, such as: weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, holiday parties, family reunions, fundraisers, and more.

 At Great Blue Heron, we’re willing to help you with any size group, at any location. In fact, we recently catered a two person meal in a field for a surprise marriage proposal!


3. Customer Service

Relating to customers and providing the best service possible is paramount. If a waiter or waitress is rude or slow, or the management isn’t on top of the details, it can ruin an event.

 At Great Blue Heron, we’re proud to be a family-owned, local business. We thrive on taking care of each and every customer like they’re our family.


4. Experience

One things you definitely don’t want is a start-up caterer. You and your guests want to know everyone in the kitchen and serving staff know exactly what they’re doing, and ensure the food is safe and delicious.

 Since 1971, the Great Blue Heron has been serving customers as a restaurant and catering company across Central Minnesota. Our track record is unbeatable in the area.


5. Satisfied Customers

Remember, no matter what the caterer says, the most important thing is what previous customers say. That’s why we make sure all of our reviews are displayed in a single location, right on our website, so you can get a complete view of what people think of our work.