You will always get consistently high quality catering from our professional team.
1851 Heritage Catering was founded on the principles of excellent food, wonderful service, and helpful event planning that delights guests and supports those hosting. We aim to add value to every single event, large or small, plated dinner, lunch buffet, breakfast and coffee service or any other occasion and service type you want and need.
One of our biggest goals is to establish and strengthen relationships with the University, and we do so by having very open, constant communication with others, being flexible to meet your needs, offering true value, and understanding exactly what you envision then working hard to make that happen for you.
Our easy-to-use online ordering system is here for you to utilize at your convenience. In addition to our many delightful menu options, we often work with clients to personalize and customize menus for special occasions. Contact us for more information on your custom event.
We look forward to working with you soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a copy of the menu?
You may request a hard copy of our menu by calling 1851 Heritage Catering at (612) 624-7173. In addition, you can see the menu in its entirety (and print a copy for you to keep!) on the 1851 Heritage Catering Menus page.
Who can use 1851 Heritage Catering?
1851 Heritage Catering was created and built to serve the University’s every need. That being said, any student, faculty member or staff can use our catering services on AND off campus. Additionally, any group hosting an event on campus or at a University facility may use 1851 Heritage Catering.
How far in advance must I place my order?
Of course, we would love it if you could contact us as soon as you are aware of your catering needs. We understand, however, that this can’t always happen. Last minute orders, late approvals for events and catering budgets and other factors all play into your ability to plan and contract our catering services.
We would like to share, though, that larger orders require more planning on our part. In general, we ask that banquets and events of that size and nature should book with us at least two (2) weeks in advance. Coffee breaks, boxed lunches and events of that size and nature may be booked three (3) to five (5) days (or more) in advance. It’s never too early to book an event!
How do I know how much food and beverage I need for my event?
Our 1851 Heritage Catering representatives and coordinators are real professionals, planning hundreds and thousands of events each and every school year. We would be happy to help you determine how much you might need without going overboard or over budget also while making sure that everyone at your event is well fed and totally satisfied.
What forms of payment do you accept?
1851 Heritage Catering accepts all major credit cards, University of Minnesota EFS account numbers and checks (though some restrictions may apply).
I don't see what I want on the menu. Will you customize a menu for me?
Absolutely! We welcome the opportunity to plan a unique menu for university events and events on campus. Our renowned chef and his culinary team are quite skilled in menu creation and would be happy to offer you a variety of creative, delectable selections for your event.
What sustainable options does 1851 Heritage Catering offer?
We offer a variety of sustainable options, mainly because we follow the same beliefs as the University — to minimize waste and decrease our ecological footprint. We have a number of creative, delicious, sustainable menu options made from locally grown ingredients and presented with compostable tableware. In fact, our professional team would love to talk with you about each of those amazing menus and options. Please contact us with that question!