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The Green Mill Catering Process

Planning a special event is not for the faint of heart. It requires lots of planning from the catering to the entertainment, the timeline and guest accommodations, and more. That is why you’ll want to choose a caterer with years of experience and a clear process to make having a successful event easier.


At Green Mill Catering, we’ve catered hundreds of events around the Twin Cities and surrounding areas and we’ve honed in our skills and services to provide you with the best experience possible. Our expertise is unmatched and you’ll feel confident with every step of the planning process in preparation for your event. We are transparent in our services and want you to know what to expect from start to finish. We’ve laid out our full seven step process below:


Step 1: Inquire


Our website has a plethora of information to get you started! Check out our services, our menu, and inquire to contact our team and kickoff the planning process. Providing us with as much information as possible is helpful but you only need to give us your name, date of your event, contact information, and the event type to get started.


Step 2: Proposal


After we receive your inquiry, a member of our team will reach out to you to schedule a call to talk about your event in the works. In this initial conversation, we want to get to know you and hear all about your vision for the event. We’ll talk through what services we can provide and what menu offerings will fit well to bring your event to life. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for on our menu? No worries! We can discuss any custom requests at this time as well. We will then put together a personalized proposal of our services and pricing.


Step 3: Tasting


This is when the real fun begins – the tasting! This tends to be the part that everyone looks forward to most. We get to do what we love and you get to try a bunch of delicious food. It’s a win-win! This is when we’ll discuss which foods you enjoyed most and which you think will fit best for your event menu.


Step 4: Booking


After we’ve discussed what services are needed for your event and selected your menu, it’s time to book. This will secure our services for the date of your event. The booking process secures our staff and inventory for the day. You are still able to adjust anything on your invoice up to 15 days prior to your event.


Everything is set for now! Hold tight until it’s time for the next step.


Step 5: Finalize


One month prior to your event, we will review everything that has been decided on like the services and menu. We will also flesh out all the details like the table set up and the final head count, and we’ll answer any questions you may have about the day of your event.


Step 6: Event Day


We have spent months planning together and this is the moment when it all comes to fruition. You’ll see all your hard work paid off! Let us handle the catering so you can relax and enjoy the event. We’ve got this!


Step 7: Follow Up


We want to know how you enjoyed your experience throughout the planning process and how everything was the day of your event. We’ll reach out to you to gather your feedback on your experience.


Choose Green Mill Catering For Your Special Event


This is a thorough breakdown of our process at Green Mill Catering. We strive to not only provide the freshest ingredients and highest quality food, but also the best service possible. Which is why we lay out our whole process and maintain clear communication, so you know what to expect and can enjoy a smooth experience from inquiry to closing.


Contact us to get started planning your next special event.


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