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Dear Soile & Staff,

Thank you so much for catering our wedding. The food was amazing. We received so many compliments. You far exceeded our expectations. The staff was helpful and courteous and everything went very smoothly. Even though we had an idea of what the meal would be like, we were completely blown away by how wonderful everything tasted (and so were our guests).

Thanks again!

Nikki and Tony


Heikki-please pass this note on to the Deco team.

The Deco team was amazing. They were on time, and efficient, and so well prepared. They did a beautiful job arranging everything, with tremendous attention to detail. And, the food was superb. I can’t tell you how many compliments we got from guests that day, and then at night, when we had Deco cater the dinner. They were just amazing and everyone was thrilled-especially Nathan-the star of the show. People are still raving about the hummus, the quinoa, the black bean salad, the vegetable torte, and the delicious meat (just to name a few!!).

So many people have asked me about Deco, and I am sure you will get future Bar Mitzvah bookings from this!! J

Thank you SO much for the hard work, all your patience in responding to my multiple e-mails, and your incredible performance. Everything was flawless!!

We look forward to talking with you soon, and especially as we get closer to Bar Mitzvah #2 in
Summer 2013!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! We love Deco!!!

Annie Zipfel


Hello Heikki,

First off, thank you very much for the kind wishes. I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. Josh and I really cannot say enough about how absolutely fantastic everything was at our wedding. Deco truly went above and beyond. Most of our guests said the food was the most beautiful and delicious they have ever had a wedding. Many of these guests came from NYC and love food, so this made us very proud. Great food was really the most important thing for Josh and I at our wedding, and we are so thankful to Deco for really taking things to the next level with the presentation, the tastiness, and the wonderful service.

I will certainly be highly recommending your services to anyone I know who is planning a large event. My sister will likely be getting married in the next year, and will definitely use Deco, as she would be a fool to do otherwise.

Josh and my wedding was the best day of our lives and Deco really was instrumental in the tremendous success of our wedding. We loved it, our family loved it, and our guests loved it. On a personal note, it was very special for me to have Deco cater my wedding. I rememeber well all those years ago as a bright eyed high school and college student working at the Taste of Scandinavia in North Oaks. Thanks to the experience I gained occassionally helping with catering services, I was able to support myself throughout college and law school waiting tables at some fabulous restaurants. I learned a lot about hard work, manners and dedication from you and Soile, so thank you.

Warmest Regards,

Laura Woods and Josh Skora


Dear Soile, Heikki, Maiju and Staff,

The luncheon you prepared for our granddaughter Lexi Bottern* was perfection. Her parents and Mark and I were filled with sentiment, remembering the wedding you catered for them in July 1994, another perfect party!

Thank you all for your wonderful talents.

Francie Paper
*Her Bat Mitzvah, November 20, 2010


Dear Heikki and the Entire Deco Team,

On behalf of MDA Leadership Consulting, I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did in catering our book launch party last week.

The food was beautifully displayed and was absolutely divine; the table set up was a work of art and wait staff did an exceptional job in tending to our guests.

Thank you for being an integral part of the success of our party.

P.S. and you are all so wonderful & easy to work with — thank you!

Jean Worrey
MDA Leadership Consulting


Dear Soile and Heikke,

You did a WONDERFUL job at our wedding reception. The food was delicious, everyone raved about it! Comments were they never had such good food! The presentation was out of this world! I loved the Salmon on the long oval platter and the beef on the square platter. Guests commented that the beef melted in their mouths.

The salad was so yummy-the poached whole pear was a delightful surprise. Loved loved the salad!
Butternut squash soup was a big hit also. It looked so cute in those cups and not too spicy for me! Thank you.

The table settings were beautiful and most importantly, your service staff was FIVE STAR! They were attentive, polite and seemless ! I especially appreciated Carol at the end of the night!

John and I were thrilled to pick up leftovers today. We enjoyed a your delicious food on a more
relaxed stomach!

Lynda Whisney


Dear Soile,

We wanted to thank you for catering the Bernabei/Giefer wedding on September 10th. You did an outstanding job!! The food was marvelous.

We so appreciated your many kindnesses to us as we planned our menu. The tastings were wonderful!!! You bring a special gift to your business…care for customers and then an excellent product! The servers were wonderful too! Please know that we appreciate ALL that you did to make this event so special.

Paul and Paula Bernabei


Sunday, Oct. 24
Thank-you so very much for the absolutely amazing meal, appetizers and service team you provided for our daughter’s wedding yesterday. Every single aspect from the start of the evening to the milk and cookies at the close were all she had dreamed of and just the absolute best! We had numberous guests who showed us pictures they took of their plates – just because the presentation was so beautiful! Your servers were so efficient and helpful ~ Thank-you for everything!

Mary Fadden


Hi Heikki –

Thanks so much for all your hard work. Our wedding was great! The food was excellent and the servers were excellent. The appetizers went over spectacularly. I think everyone enjoyed the soup and creative pumpkin serving. The meal was awesome as well. I can’t tell you how many of our guests complimented the food to us at the end of the night and said it was the best wedding food they’d ever had. We knew you guys were great but you exceeded our expectations. Thanks again! We have already recommended you to a few of our friends getting married next year and have no problems recommending you to others as well.

Again thanks so much for the wonderful service and food! It couldn’t have been better.


Dear Heikki and Soile and the rest of the Deco Staff –

Thank you for catering our wedding at Camrose Hill Farm. The food was delicious and the table arrangement was a work of art. Our guests were amazed by the food and many said it was the most delicious wedding food they had ever eaten.

The servers & cooks were terrific and everything ran smoothly under their direction.

Thank you all!

Ryan and Alexandra Tallant


Soile and Heikii,

We would like to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding. We were so pleased with how wonderful everything looked and tasted. Our guests raved about the food and said it was the best they have ever had at a wedding:) Not only that, but we were approached by several guests that told us how wonderful and polite the servers were.

The event was flawless. There was never a moment that I had to give direction or question if something was going to get done. The servers took care of EVERYTHING!!! Thank you for making our day so wonderful!

Thank you once again,

Liz & Paul Evans


To Deco Catering,
We would like to express our pleasure with the food and service provided by Deco Catering and it’s staff at out daughter’s wedding on July 24 at Camrose Hill Farm. Catering an outdoor dinner for 300 guests is no doubt a challenge and Deco outperformed all of our expectations!

From the first meeting with Soile to when the last dish was put away, your kindness and help was appreciated. We received nothing but compliments and praise from our guests about the delicious food and efficient service. We will HIGHLY recommend Deco Catering to others!

Thank you,
Patsy and Rick Morphew


Dear Soile and the Deco Catering Team,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our meal and wedding event on June 5th was amazing.
Your servers, cooks, and staff were exceptional. The food was outstanding and truly enjoyed
by all the guests. We had so many compliments about how generous and delicious the food was.

Kate and I were so happy with how everything went, we absolutely loved everything. Deco Catering is by far the best choice in the Minneapolis. Please use us as a highly positive recommendation. We truly thank you for how wonderful the meal turned out to be. Thank you.

Mike and Kate


Hello Heikki and Soile:

Jeff and I wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the wonderful food, presentation, and service at our wedding reception last weekend at the James J Hill Library. We have heard from a lot of our guests that you created and served the best food that many of them had ever had at a wedding!

Jeff and I couldn’t be happier with the way that everything turned out – thank you so very much for all your hard work! My mother, Linda Rudeen, will be sending a check in the mail shortly, if she hasn’t already done so, along with the final invoice.

We would highly recommend your services to anyone!

Thanks again,

Jeff and Rachael Klos



You beat me to the punch as I was just going to send an email to you. The food was absolutely over the top and we could not be happier! My biggest concern was in pleasing our guests from Ireland and after seeing the CEO and President devour two plates of food and hearing them rave about both the flavor and presentation, I knew our choice of using The Deco Catering was a huge success!!!!

I woke up in the early hours of the morning and realized that I had not personally thanked the two servers who stayed and ran the bar. I know Jerry was one but I don’t know the name of the other young man. They were fantastic and I want them to know how much we appreciated their professionalism and wonderful attitudes.

I will definitely recommend The Deco to anyone and everyone I talk to!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


PS, I am having your invoice processed immediately.

Connie LeVine
Plant Manager
Bimeda, Inc
Le Sueur, MN


Dear Heikki & Soile,
Thank you so much for your kindness, assistance, food and wonderful employees that helped us pull off our Raise the Roof Fundraiser on May 22. The food was loved by all and I really appreciated your help — staying within budget and pitching in the extra cooler last minute. Your work, it is truly amazing and I look forward to using Deco Catering in the future.

Andrea Ferber, MN FilmTV


Soile, Heikki and Maiju,

Another fantastic event! The food was fresh, displayed in such a gorgeous way and scrumptious! The executives and board memebers that attended, raved about the food for days! It does not get any better than DECO! ~Another superb experience!

You truly are the Best!
The Bridge for Youth


Hello Heikki and Deco Crew,

Heikki, I am going to send you a more formal thank you in a few weeks, when the pictures of the reception and wedding arrive. I want you to see what the place looked like and how beautiful the food was as seen by the photographer before the food was eaten.

Just let me say we, in no way, could have asked for better tasting food and better presentation of food. There is no way it could have been more perfect. Truly a work of art. As I have seen in other “thank you’s” to you on your website, people at this wedding kept saying they have never ever had such good food at a reception and I have had numerous questions as to who did the catering. It was 100% perfection!!!!!!!!

Kevin and I ( and Jackie and Brandon) cannot begin to thank you enough.

I also want to thank you Heikki for always being available to answer any questions we had and for also working within our budget. You are so wonderful.

One more thank you is to your servers at JJ HILL. They were polite, so professional and everything they did was with great detail. They were so quiet and unobtrusive, one almost forgot they were there except for the fact that the food was plentiful, water glasses were always filled, dishes were picked up in an extremely timely manner and they were so kind when we had a question or 2. Every single one of them were top notch.

We packed some food and brought it home and we all sat on the living couches and floor at my house and ate and ate AGAIN!!!! ha-ha

Pictures to follow in a few weeks.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sincerely, Susan and Kevin Betts



You guys ROCK!

We absolutely loved your food at our wedding! Great Job! Awesome presentation! Amazing Service! Thank you for all your hard work! Everyone was raving at the wedding about how this was the best food & the most food they had ever seen at a wedding! I’m positive you’ll have a few new customers because of it & we will definitely recommend you to anyone & everyone!”

Chance & Priscilla Buzzell


“Dear Soile,
Marianne and I would like to thank you and the rest of the Deco team for helping to make our “Canada Day” garden party on July 1 a great success. We and our guests – very much enjoyed the terrific food (and presentation), as well as the courteous and efficient service.

Best Regards,”
— Martin Lokken, Consulate General of Canada (July 06, 2009)


Heikki, Soile, Maiju, Joel, Carol, Tuula, and Deco Catering:
Words cannot even begin to describe your excellence! From the first until the last correspondence you had made this process smooth, enjoyable, pleasant, and fun. You presented several options and suggested wonderful ideas while always actively listening to our desires. You not only catered the food but also catered towards our dreams for the image we desired for our wedding day. The presentation of the buffet and cake were astounding! The variety of the food met everyone’s taste buds. Every person we greeted that night raved about the food! Our uncle said,”This is the first wedding I got full at!” Even two weeks later, after our honeymoon, we saw a friend and he said, “You had the best wedding food I have ever had; the only bad thing is that I got full!” Our family and friends continue to praise Deco Catering for your food, presentation, and wonderful service. Thank you for making our wedding day a wonderful experience for everyone!
— Grayson and Charity Blomberg (7-14-09)