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May 23, 2009

To the Owners and staff at Deco Catering,
My husband and I would like to thank you for catering our daughters wedding that was held April 25th at the James J. Hill Library. Upon our arrival from the church to the Library we walked in the Library main seating area, and before our eyes was this gorgeous buffet (with a breath taking presentation), chocolate fondue dessert table (with every imaginable food option for dipping into the chocolate), tables set with white linens, the lighting and flowers arranged perfectly. Also, your professional serving staff waiting, indicating they would cater to any need we had throughout the evening. They did an outstanding job!!

Once the festivities began and all our guests were served and eating, I walked around to each table to greet all of the family and our friends, and to make sure they were happy with the food and arrangements. Every one of them told us that the food was absolutely amazing, the best they have ever eaten, they couldn’t believe the variety and how much they enjoyed the “artsy” presentation of the food as they walked through the buffet line. But, their comments didn’t just stop after the main meal, as the night moved on into the wedding dance and mid-evening appetizers, and people began to sample the chocolate fondue and evening appetizers, once again our guest came up to us and couldn’t quit ranting and raving about how delicious everything was and how much they were impressed with the food throughout the entire evening. It felt so good to know that our daughter had chosen a caterer that could please so many guests with such diverse eating habits.

Once we returned home, I have told many people about the meal, dessert table and evening appetizers and what an outstanding job you and your staff did. It is still the talk of our friends and family in every phone conversation and social get together. (We all wish we could do repeats of the food, now even days after the wedding!)

My husband and I wish to extend our sincere appreciation for transforming my daughter’s wedding into an experience that we will all talk about and remember for some time to come.

With our appreciation and gratitude,
Bob and Michele Laidlaw
Parents of the Bride


To the owner and staff at The Deco Catering,
I had to write and tell you how pleased my family was with the food (and service) you supplied for my daughter’s wedding at the Weismann Art Museum on Oct. 18.

A large number of guests told us that the food was the best they have ever eaten at a wedding, and I have to agree. It was fabulous!!! No only did it taste great, but it was presented so beautifully.

Also, your staff/servers accommodated every request that we had for them concerning the table setup and meal delivery. They did an outstanding job.

I have told many people about the meal, and I have highly recommended you to several people I know who are planning weddings in the next year.

My daughter Rachel, who worked as an event planner, was the person who recommended we use your company. Boy, did she give good advice!! Thank you so much!!! — Carol Johnson


Dear Heikki and Soile,
Tamara and I could not end our relationship without letting you know how outstanding the food and services were, and how very much we enjoyed working with you for this very special day.

Heikke, you were entirely right about the peapods – they were exquisite! And Soile, your creativity and culinary skills are so apparent – I now know why your services are so in demand. All of the food was superb and the servers and Maiju were so accommodating — I even got a second piece of wedding cake!

Heikki, thank you for all the time spent on the phone and your continuing reassurance. And Soile, you are magnificent. You would not believe the number of compliments and accolades we accepted on behalf of you and your staff.

Please let me know if we can ever assist in writing or speaking with potential clients on your behalf.

Thank you again – you helped so much in making the day very special for our families.
— Barb and Tamara (and Steve), Written by Barbara A. Elick, BSN, RN, MA


Dear Heikki,
Deco was perfect in every way. Many guests asked, “who was your caterer?” One board member leaned over to a VP and said, “you got the best caterer in town.”

The presentation wowed everyone. The servers were very professional. You and Maiju were terrific communicators and everything promised was delivered. Every single morsel tasted wonderful! Perfect timing: arrival, serving, replenishing, and exiting. Did I miss anything? You could not have done one thing better.

Many thanks for making me look good– I got all the accolades for the event. No fair is it?
— Marcia Yanz, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation


“My Dear Friends at Deco,
No one provides better, more beautiful food and service than you. You come in quietly and efficiently to my kitchen and produce the best offerings in the Twin Cities.

Thank you, thank you! We loved everything. People commented all afternoon.”
— Ruth Usem


“Dear Soile, Maiju and the folks at Deco Catering,
I wanted to take the time to thank you for the spectacular job you did at my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding last Saturday. People are still talking about how it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food of course was one of the main events during the evening.

The presentation was stunning and everything was so good. The service was excellent as well. ”
— Julie Martin


“Dear Soile, Heikki, Maiju and the folks at Deco Catering,
Thank you so much for working with us and Max to make our wedding great. Thank you especially for continuing to act so professionally during the mayhem with Mrs. Long. During and after the wedding I heard so many compliments on the beautiful presentation and delicious taste of the food! Richard & Lynn were excellent and knew exactly how to soothe a bride’s nerves, especially re: the cake cutting! Thank you again- and please feel free to call on me & Max if you ever need a good word with a client.”
— Clair Schuchard


“Soile Anderson and Deco Staff,
We would like to thank you for providing your catering service to our daughter and son-in-laws wedding reception on May 19, 2007.

The food was beyond our expectations. We heard many favorable comments during the course of the evening. The guests loved the salmon and chicken. The fruit was another item that we talked about “I can’t believe the size of the grapes.

The buffet table was a work of art. Maiju and her staff did a commendable job in setting it up. People were astounded when they went through the buffet line. Most had never seen a buffet table set up like that.

A “hats off” to your staff at the reception. Maiju, Cody, Lynn and Tony in the office. We would not hesitate in recommending your company for catering.”– Again, thanks, Ted and Sue Zoccoli


“Dear Solie,
Thank you so much for making our Kiddush Luncheon one to remember. Many of our guests have written or called letting us know that the whole day was so magical! Kenny did a great job with his Bar Mitzvah preparation and you rewarded him with the most wonderful and elegant buffet luncheon. The room looked so beautiful and the food was so tasty. I’m sure that I had enough to feed another 100 people. I know that our choice to have you do the luncheon was a great decision and therefore we will have wonderful memories. Unfortunately the synagogue does not allow us to take pictures on Sabbath, but if by chance you have any pictures, I would love copies.

Again, Mark, Kenny & I thank you for a wonderful luncheon. It left people talking about it for days”
— Sincerely, Heather & Dr. Mark Stesin


“Solie & Staff,
We can not thank you enough for your catering services at our wedding. Everything was perfect – the buffet was gorgeous, the food was outstanding, the staff was professional and courteous, the list goes on! We agree with Lori Kroll that things could not have been better. She really enjoyed working with you from the beginning all the way to the end. Thank you again for everything you did to help make our wedding day perfect! We recommend Deco to everyone. “– Thank you! Laura & Javier Blazquez 7/21/07


“Dear Soile,
We thank you so very much for planning, creating and serving our daughter’s party/reception on July 20th. It was above and beyond anything we expected. The presentation was really beautiful. All the food was creatively displayed and delicious!

Your “charcoal chef” touch added the unique piece to an already great culinary fete – all on such a terrific summer evening.

Without a doubt, we will highly recommend Deco and you as the BEST available and most accommodating planner and event server – food “EXTRAORDINAIRE!”

Please thank Maiju and Vuokho for their terrific help. They are both delightful, cordial and marvelous workers & tip included for them both.”– Gratefully, Richard & Kathy Skinner


“Soile & Amazing Deco Staff
Thank you all so much for the incredible tasting and artsy food at our wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect and the service was impeccable. People are still talking about how wonderful it was. We were so touched by your generous gift of tuna appetizers and a chocolate cake for our recent family get-away. Thank you again for everything”– Love Robyn & Josh


We can’t thank you and your staff enough for all that you did to ensure that Caleb’s Bar Mitzvah weekend was a smashing success.

All of our guests couldn’t stop raving about the food and your presentation!!! It equaled the food’s delectable taste. You are truly masterful!

Please let your entire staff know that they were a pleasure, and equally wonderful, always so cheerful and full of energy.” — Have a wonderful week, Christine, Seth, Caleb & Sasha


“Dear Soile,
Well you and your staff did it again…The food at the Garden Party was over-the-top! Guests just couldn’t stop complimenting it. We are so fortunate to have such a spectacular catering partner at Eastcliff. Thank you!” — Love Susan