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Thank you so much Soile and Heikki for taking such great care of us and giving us such a wonderful, wonderful reception of fabulous food! Our guests are still talking about it! Please let Maiju know we say thank you to her and the others. They did a great job and were so sweet! It seemed our guests were so excited as they came in to the Library and saw the delicious, gorgeous food! The flowers too!

We would like to pay today – would a visa be ok – if so, how should we pay it? or should we send a check in the mail today?

Again, thank you! It was such a wonderful experience working with you. We have all ready passed your name on, but also plan to call you again for other catering events we have.

Thank you so much for your kindness and great food,
We so appreciate it!

Melody and Rod Carlson

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Hello Deco Catering,

It is our pleasure to contact you with the rave reviews and compliments that we received from our Guests about your Delicious Food and Excellent Service that was provided at the LeVesseur/Parker Wedding on 10/27/2012.

We were so pleased with the presentation, variety, abundance, beauty and the professional service that Deco provided. We cannot say enough how happy we are that Deco was a part of Caitlin and Daniel’s Wedding Celebration.

We look forward to our next event, when we can include Deco Catering.

Sincerely,

David and Shannon LeVesseur

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Thank you so much Soile and Heikki for taking such great care of us and giving us such a wonderful, wonderful reception of fabulous food! Our guests are still talking about it! Please let Maiju know we say thank you to her and the others. They did a great job and were so sweet! It seemed our guests were so excited as they came in to the Library and saw the delicious, gorgeous food! The flowers too!

We would like to pay today – would a visa be ok – if so, how should we pay it? or should we send a check in the mail today?

Again, thank you! It was such a wonderful experience working with you. We have all ready passed your name on, but also plan to call you again for other catering events we have.

Thank you so much for your kindness and great food,
We so appreciate it!

Melody and Rod Carlson

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Dear Soile,

As I suspected may happen – my husband is entranced with your culinary talent.

Thank you for including me in a remarkable tasting. Every bit was sumptuous!

You will be the toast of Bash!

All the Best – Kristen

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Soile,

Thank you & your staff for making Victoria & McKan’s day special.

People are still bringing up how outstanding the food was.

A special thanks for providing the cup-cake stand. – Tim

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Dear Soile,

As I suspected may happen – my husband is entranced with your culinary talent.

Thank you for including me in a remarkable tasting. Every bit was sumptuous!

You will be the toast of Bash!

All the Best – Kristen

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Dear Soile, Heikki & Deco Catering Staff,

Thank you so much for the amazing feast you prepared for our wedding. We, rather you all, received so many compliments on the food — “Best Food I have ever had at a wedding”!!

Your professionalism and love for food made our day all the more perfect!

Nalee & Brock

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Dear Soile,

As I suspected may happen – my husband is entranced with your culinary talent.

Thank you for including me in a remarkable tasting. Every bit was sumptuous!

You will be the toast of Bash!

All the Best – Kristen

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Deco Staff

Thank you for the most incredible catering we could have even wished for. I am so glad we referred the Crosby your way, as they also were so appreciative for your services. We will definitely recommend anyone for your services. 10+ Stars out of 5. Some say it was the best wedding food they have ever experienced. WE AGREE! FABULOUSO! Staff was professional and AMAZING!

Love the Finnish Bakery TOO!!!

Much Appreciated!

Gnazzo

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Dear Deco Catering – Soile & Heikki & Staff,

Thank you, Thank You for the wonderful food you prepared for our son Sam Sevenich & our new daughter in law Katie Fagrelius’ wedding at the JJ Hill Library. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the most amazing food & service. All of our guests were in awe over the food. It was the best. We loved the appetizers, lemonade, salad OUTSTANDING & main course. Your wait staff was truly the best. The Bride & Groom loved how they were informed of the time but not rushed to be seated.

Everything was above our expectations. It was the best Wedding food or any food meal that we can think of.

Thank you so very much. I hope we can work with you again someday. We have a younger daughter 🙂

Sincerely,

Beth & John Sevenich & Family

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Good morning Soile and Heikki –
I wanted to thank you both, and many thanks to your entire team, for what was a wonderful party! It has been a pleasure planning this with you from the beginning, and all the way through to executiion – you and your team delivered! The food was delicious, plentiful, and presented beautifully and artistically – exactly what we wanted. All the servers on site were so professional, and treated each guest graciously and respectfully.

We would love to plan another event with you! If at any time, a prospective client is interested in a reference – please feel free to have them contact me directly.

Again, thanks from our entire family for making my mother’s special birthday – so special!

With warm regards and appreciation,

Stuart Bader
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I’ll be the last one to pipe in, but what a pleasure it was not having to worry about the food, the presentation, the staff or the weather 🙂 There are always so many parts of a party to worry about and deal with the day of the event. Knowing that you and your staff were so competent, reassuring and wonderful to deal with gave us huge comfort, which we so appreciated. (feel free to use this as a testimonial).I hope you or your staff heard everyone rave about the food and ask who catered it. And every time I told someone that you catered it, they said things like, “She’s the best”, “No wonder it’s so delicious and displayed so well”. A couple of people said they remembered you, Soile, from years ago and were so happy to see that you were still in business and as wonderful as ever.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kerry
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We agree whole heartedly with Stuarts comments! The food looked beautiful and I loved hearing our guests remark on how wonderful it was. The servers could not have been any more helpful or courteous to everyone. Thank you, it was exactly as we hoped it would be!

Kristi and Gary

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Heikki,
You did it again! Very satisfied customers at the Cairn Terrier Specialty Show. The food was amazing, and the service top notch. We would like you to put us on you calendar for the first Friday in June of 2013. According to our calculations it will be June 7th, 2012. Eric V. (I’ve already forgot how to spell his last name,) and Carol Peterson were superb. Can we also request them for next year? They seemed to enjoy themselves and said they’d be glad to return.

Our guests this year came from as far as Virginia, Oklahoma, Washington, Montana, and Colorado. Many of these folks travel across the country on a regular basis to attend these Specialty Shows. Several of these guests stated that the food at our Specialty is the best, and superior to all the others. It’s good to give them a “Taste of Scandinavia,” along with out Minnesota Hospitality.

Deco Catering………….We love you!

Dick Rueter

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Soile:

Thank you for participating in the Glassner & Broms wedding. It was an absolute success, and we cannot thank you enough for your hard work and dedication throughout the event!

The client was thoroughly impressed with the food, and commented on it’s quality more than once — a true testament to your amazing work!

We thank you again, and look forward to working with you this summer! – Amy Zaroff, Events & Design

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Soile,

On behalf of our guests and employees, I extend our heartfelt appreciation to you and your staff for the best buffet that we have ever experienced. The food was unbelievably delicious. The buffet table was plating at its best, and your staff was friendly and accommodating. Your commitment to quality food and service played a big part in making our 20th Anniversary a memorable event.

Deco Catering is #1 on our list for all of our future events.

Blessings,

Kris Dremier

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Dear Soile,

Betsy and I wanted to thank you, Heikke and the rest of the Deco crew for the outstanding food and service you provided for our daughter’s wedding on November 12. Everything was superb, from the moment we entered the reception hall through the end of the dinner. Our guests raved about the appetizers and main courses. Most importantly, our daughter told us the reception “exceeded” her expectations. What more can two parents ask for at their daughter’s wedding.

We greatly appreciate the personalized service provided and wanted to let you know what a phenomenal evening you and your staff provided.

Sincerely,

Betsy and David Abramson

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Soile and the rest of the Deco team,

Thank you very much for the absolutely delicious catering you did for our wedding on August 12, 2011. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. To this day we continue to hear how good the food was and that it was the best “wedding food” many of our guests have ever had!

Thanks again!

Sincerely,

Brett & Brie Nierengarten

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Dear Soile & the Deco Staff,

Jim and I wanted to thank you for the incredible job you did catering Kelly & Dana’s wedding. The food was delicious, the service wonderful and the presentation was the best we’ve ever seen. Everyone commented about how good the food was, how different and what a great variety there was – something for everyone. Maiju and her staff worked very hard to make sure everything was perfect. And Heikke was so patient with all of my phone calls and was always so prompt in getting back with the answers to my questions. We will definitely pass your name along as a wonderful and trustworthy caterer.

Thanks again for everything!

Cheri & Jim

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Soliel/Heikki and everyone-

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! You and your staff did a tremendous job at Ash and Dan’s reception. We have had so many compliments on not only how delicious all of the food was, but also on how polite, friendly and efficient your staff is. It has truly been a joy working with you these past months, and we will miss talking to you. We had more people tell us that the food we had was the best they had ever had at a reception or formal event, so we are truly grateful that we found you. You helped make the reception even more wonderful.

We hope to have the opportunity to work with you again.

Best Wishes to you all-

Tom and Michele Taylor
Dan and Ashley Bochman

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Dear Soile, Heikke, and staff,

Wow! What a beautiful luncheon. The center flowers, the way the food was displayed and the salads in the pink heart shaped bowls were breath takingly beautiful And that wasn’t even the best part – after our eyes were dazzled, our taste buds were delighted – everything was delicious 🙂

Although our Bat-mitzvah was about a month ago, people are still stopping my mom and me to tell us it was the most beautiful Bat Mitzvah they have ever been to. There is a Yiddih word meaning “it was meant to be” – Beshert. I believe it was beshert that you were available for Abbi’s Bat Mitzvah.

Deco Catering is definitely in a class by itself.

Thank you!

Betsy, Bobi and Abbi

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Dear Soile & the talented crew at Deco Catering,

We want to thank you for making our wedding so spectacular. We can’t stop reminiscing about how amazing the catering was at our wedding. Several of our friends and family still bring up how wonderful the food was. They rave! We have heard more times than we can count that this was the best food by far any of them had ever had at a wedding. And the way the guests piled their plates high with food, it was easy to see that the presentation made every single dish irresistible. Several people asked if we had hired a vegetarian catering company. They were so impressed! It was certainly the best food either of us had ever had at a wedding, and will always be the most memorable meal for us. What a wonderful way to start a life together!

So thank you. And many thanks to the wonderful team assembled that day. They were so gracious and professional and took care of every detail! We highly recommended your catering to anyone with good taste, and you have certainly made a great impression on every guest at our wedding. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sincerely,
Kirsten & Chris Desjardins
who were married August 13th, 2011 at the Round Barn Farm in Red Wing, MN

PS. Is there any chance we could get a copy of the black bean burger recipe you used? Chris and I can’t seem to recreate them, and they were by far the best black bean burgers we’ve ever had. So good! Our neighbors came over last night and were talking about the beautiful food and those black bean burgers, so clearly they made an impression.

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Dear Soile & the talented crew at Deco Catering,

We want to thank you for making our wedding so spectacular. We can’t stop reminiscing about how amazing the catering was at our wedding. Several of our friends and family still bring up how wonderful the food was. They rave! We have heard more times than we can count that this was the best food by far any of them had ever had at a wedding. And the way the guests piled their plates high with food, it was easy to see that the presentation made every single dish irresistible. Several people asked if we had hired a vegetarian catering company. They were so impressed! It was certainly the best food either of us had ever had at a wedding, and will always be the most memorable meal for us. What a wonderful way to start a life together!

So thank you. And many thanks to the wonderful team assembled that day. They were so gracious and professional and took care of every detail! We highly recommended your catering to anyone with good taste, and you have certainly made a great impression on every guest at our wedding. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sincerely,
Kirsten & Chris Desjardins
who were married August 13th, 2011 at the Round Barn Farm in Red Wing, MN

PS. Is there any chance we could get a copy of the black bean burger recipe you used? Chris and I can’t seem to recreate them, and they were by far the best black bean burgers we’ve ever had. So good! Our neighbors came over last night and were talking about the beautiful food and those black bean burgers, so clearly they made an impression.

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Deco,

Thank you for your WONDERFUL food and service. We got SO MANY comments on what great food we had at our wedding & how BEAUTIFUL the buffet table looked. We greatly enjoyed working with you and will most defiinitely recommend you to others!

Thank you for helping make our wedding such a blessed & wonderful event!

~ Ellie & David Patterson

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Dear Soile and Heikki,

What a delicious, beautiful, healthy, artistic dinner you gave us! As I told you on the phone, everything was wonderful and I so appreciate everything you did. It was a true pleasure working with both of you and I look forward to doing so again. Thank you for everything.

Sincerely, Barbara

P.S. Your servers were wondeful also.

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Hello Sarah, Heikki and Staff,

I am emailing you to thank you for catering our Big Event this past Friday. The food was absolutely out of this world! We were overwhelmed and delighted by the presentation, the variety, the freshness, the flavor, the great ideas from your owner, as well as the unbelievable help and service from your staff.

We had approximately 105 people attend the party, and I have received numeous calls and have had several conversations about the party and I am delighted to let you know that every person I spoke with said it was the most awesome party that hey had been to in years, the band was great and that they had never, ever had better food. I will be writing a blog for your web site. Many of my friends have called to get your name and number and plan to have you cater their next event.

I was out with a friend today who said the best appetizer they had was…..and she named 12 things not just one. I had another friend say…”how did you know that baba ganush was my favorite”? I had another friend say that they had never tasted better salmon or beef tenderloin. Another said that she had 3 helpings of the wild mushroom filo appetizer. Another said, that in all the events she has attended to include her own daughters wedding, it was the best cake she has ever tasted! There was not a morsel to be found after the party.

I will be calling you to discuss the possibility of having you make appetizers for me that I can freeze and take out for our weekend gala’s at the laket . The standing joke about the appetizers is that people raved about this, that, and the other thing, and because I was so busy talking, I missed out on the wild mushroom filo treats and the cake was consumed- I asked all my friends…did you try the wild mushroom app’s and of course the reply was…omg, they were awesome! So the rest of the weekend, I lamented about the several things I did not try and kept noting that we needed to find a restaurant that served these items…no luck!

I will need to order several trays for my self and my next party. Thanks again for every thing! We will recommend you to all our friends!

Sincerely,

Kathleen Iverson

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Dear Soile,

Thank you so much for you and your staff for your participation in the Nemer & Shultz wedding on July 23rd. The food and service were amazing! You guys always go above and beyond – we LOVE working with you!

Amy, Allison & the team @ Amy Zaroff Events & Design

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Dear Deco Catering,

Thank you so much for making the July 9 Gorder/MacKenzie wedding reception an unforgettable experience.

With gratitude and appreciation,

Diane & Mark Gorder

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Dear Soile & Heikki,

No one makes better parties than you at Deco Catering! Thank you both so much for the great menu and food!! And for dealing with my changes. We wanted, also to include a little gratuity for Mayu and Ann who provided us with wonderful service.

With gratitude,

Julie and Anders

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Hello Heikki,

Just wanted to let you know that all went very well with our fundraising event last Thursday evening. The team at Deco Catering did a super job. Maiju and Patrick were both exceptionally competent, great to work with, organized, and concerned with doing everything in a very classy and professional way. Many of the guests remarked that the food was some of the best they have had at a catered event and they commented on the efficient and pleasant serving team as well. I passed your name along to a number of guests. Please make a note, that when we have our next event we want Patrick and Maiju back!

I very much appreciated your help planning the menu and excellent suggestions as well. You were very responsive and such a pleasure to work with.Deco will be our caterer for any future events in our home. Thank you for your dedication to excellence in every regard!

Best regards,

Patti O’Leary

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Dear Soile, Heikki and The Deco Staff,

Thank you so much for the magnificant job you did catering our May 29th wedding at the J.J. Hill Library. the food was attractive and delicious. We received so many compliments from our guests on the appetizers, dinner and service. Several said their meal was not only the best “wedding food” they’ve ever had, but one of their best meals period.

Thank you for being so accommodating to my gluten free diet, our revisions to the menu and our budget. We will recommend highly!

Sincerely,
Karen Hartmann and Paige Sandvik

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Deco Staff,
Thank you so much for an amazing open house for Alana’s High School Graduation last Sunday. You made this event so special. The food was amazing (as always), the service Carol and Ann provided was incredible. Everyone raved about the day. We saved the best for an evening birthday celebration– the scrumptuous dessert. I can’t tell you how appreciative I am and thank you isn’t enought to express my gratitude.
Sincerely, Chelle