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Lola Mani Vang

28 May 2019

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Shannon and her team at the Charleston Event Center (CEC)!! Our wedding this past Sunday was beautiful because Shannon took care of everything, including ordering the perfect weather (ok, so maybe she didn't make this happen but I'm almost certain she could). We have received nothing but praises from our guests on the venue and the service they received from ALL of our vendors: CEC, bartenders, Donatelli's, and DJAnthony. A heartfelt thank you to Shannon and the Charleston for everything! Douglas & Mani More...

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KP Enderle

11 May 2019

We had our daughter’s wedding yesterday and they hit it out of the park. Shannon had everything running with military precision. Highly recommend this venue for a less stressful day. More...

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Jennifer Giovinazzo

6 March 2019

They do a wonderful job and have great attention to detail. Highly recommend

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Danielle Jacobson

4 December 2018

We had our ceremony and reception here and I could write a 10 page essay about why you should have your wedding here but I will try to keep it short. First off the building is absolutely stunning! Honestly it doesn't need much for decoration it is beautiful on it's own inside and out. If you go have a walk thru I know you'll agree. And bonus the property has this adorable and romantic pond. But what really makes this venue something truly special is the staff. Shannon and her crew go so above and beyond to make your day a special and stress free day! I really have no idea what I would have done without them! They were there ALL day taking care of and coordinating everything so the day went off without a hitch! We were so blessed to have them there. I can never thank Shannon and her crew enough for all their help making my dream wedding a magically reality. I hope this review helps you decide to go view this beautiful venue and meet the amazing people who work there I know you will NOT be disappointed. More...

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Keri K

28 August 2018

I attended a wedding here on a Friday evening. Wow! Beautiful hidden gem in White Bear Lake just off the freeway. Picturesque lake surrounded by trees; a stone path walkway to the dock. Simply gorgeous. Old fashioned swing-set, pretty flowers. The venue is quaint. Multiple floors to separate social hour from dinner. Good size dance floor. Amazing patio area latte enough for a small wedding. I highly recommend this place for an event. Free parking. More...

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Sara Wilson

28 August 2018

First of all, Shannon is the best. I can't rave enough about her, my bridal party loved her as well, and we got so many complements between how beautiful the venue is and people came up to say that Shannon was just amazing as well. Our parents were so impressed by her, her staff and the space. This venue is gorgeous. I love how charming it is, the set up of the parlor and the ballroom which opens up to the veranda. The adorable swing, canoe and dock to the pond made for the best wedding pictures. The place inspires romance. We had the most perfect day, I owe so much of that to Shannon making sure that everything went perfect. Our wedding didn't have anything go wrong and it's because their vendor list is THE BEST. Thank you to Shannon and everyone at the Charleston! More...

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Katie Klein

28 August 2018

Just had our wedding reception here a little over a week ago, and it was nothing short of amazing! Our guests had a great time & so did we! Perfect spots for photos outside and inside, and Shannon was SO helpful throughout our planning process! It couldn't have been any better and would highly recommend! We had an amazing time and it was so nice to finally relax there after all the stress of wedding planning! More...

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Kiley Marissa

14 August 2018

I can't say enough kind words about how Shannon went above and beyond to make the bride and groom happy, keep the day rolling, and the details organized. One of the nicest and most genuine venue coordinators I've ever met - as a wedding photographer, this was an amazing space to shoot at. Thank you guys!! More...

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Carolyn Gruenes

29 July 2018

I’m so happy we found and rented the Charleston for my wedding this month. The reception was beautiful, and guests commented on how stunning the building and its grounds are for photos. Pricing is very reasonable considering you can DIY several things to your liking. Shannon is amazing to work with, organized and gets things done! Would happily recommend to someone else, I can’t wait to see this place grow in popularity. More...

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Shannon Harris

20 July 2018

Beautiful place!!!

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Paige Rivard

20 July 2018

Gorgeous setting, everything was top notch!

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Lynn Marano Richter

15 July 2018

We just hosted our 20 year class reunion at the Charleston. The facility is beautiful and Shannon and her staff are amazing!

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Karen Viviana Eustis

2 July 2018

I love love love love Shannon! She is simply amazing! We couldn’t have found someone better than her to coordinate the best day of our lives. The venue is stunning with lots of photo opportunities! Our wedding was a dream come true, I loved every single moment of it. ❤️ More...

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Kelly Barry-Miller

2 July 2018

As a wedding photographer, I was absolutely impressed above and beyond by the attention to detail that Shannon gave, not only to us as a Vendor, but lovingly gave to the Bridal Party, family & guests. This venue was a photographer's dream because of all the wonderful places on the property to be able to capture formal, bridal party and candid moments. We have photographed 500 weddings throughout Minnesota and beyond, and I would have to say that The Charleston Event Center is definitely one of our favorite so far! If you are planning on looking for a wedding venue that has everything to offer in one place, THIS IS IT! You will be treated like Royalty and cared for every step of the way! More...

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Dorie Ostertag

29 June 2018

So what can I say about a fantastic wedding venue! My last daughter just got married here. Things couldn't have gone better - had the time of my life!! Shannon is a total gem to work with and is so sincere and sweet! She truly wanted the wedding to be a success. Many questions to me that day was "how did you find such an amazing venue"! The outside patio area is fantastic and makes for great pictures. I have never reviewed anything before but this place was well worth the review. You cannot go wrong to choose this! Enjoy...…... More...

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Mike

13 June 2018

Kane's did a marvelous job catering our 25th Gala celebration. The food was delicious - rave reviews from attendees. Staff were efficient, professional and friendly,. We would definitely use them again and would recommend them wholeheartedly to others. More...

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James Ramsay

25 May 2018

As a wedding photographer, It has been my pleasure to work with Shannon and her team at Charleston Event Center in White Bear Lake. They made everything easy for me and Shannon gave me a great tour which allowed me to check for the best lighting and locations for photos ahead of time so we had the best angles during the wedding day. One great thing about Charleston Event Center is you can have your ceremony and reception all in one spot, which makes it stress free for brides and grooms and fantastic for the guests at your event as well. The best thing you can do is just include the Charleston on your list if you are looking for a wedding or event venue and take the tour! More...

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Dave Kaminski

25 May 2018

Spectacular new event center! We couldn’t have been any happier having our wedding at The Charleston. Between the great selection of vendors and the helpful planning, the wedding evening was stress free. The pictures speak for themselves but the service and the value are just as amazing. More...

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Severine Poul

25 May 2018

The Charleston Event Center is such a gorgeous venue! I had to find a new ceremony site 2 months before my wedding and Pam, the wedding coordinator, was fantastic. She was very responsive from the beginning and so accommodating. She will work hard to exceed your expectations! One of the many great features of this venue is the stunning Bridal Suite. It is elegant and functional. My hair and makeup artist were impressed. It was also a great place to relax and enjoy my friends and family. Not only is the building beautiful, the landscaping is gorgeous, no matter the season! My guests were impressed. More...

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Devyn Ostertag

25 May 2018

Shannon is AMAZING!! The venue is AMAZING and everyone kept coming up to us saying it’s hands down the perfect venue and best wedding they have attended! Couldn’t be happier!! It truly was perfect. Shannon went above and beyond to make things PERFECT and smooth for us. SO WORTH IT!!! Highly recommend this venue! More...

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Linda Vukelich

25 May 2018

My professional association held a day-long training event and had access to the full venue which allowed us to feel at home everywhere and gave us enough space to hold breakout sessions without hearing each other. The variety of spaces was perfect for our needs. When people arrived they all mentioned what a beautiful venue it was, so we started out with everyone feeling like a special day was at hand. The only drawback was a problem with the microphones that day because another guest had blown the speakers right before our event, so the system we used was not their regular system and gave us some problems. Judging from the rest of their technology, I am sure their regular speaker system is topnotch. And Shannon and her staff were there all day to help and give us the VIP treatment. We also had an evening award dinner and it was wonderful! The parlor overlooking the pond was a great spot for our reception. The ballroom was perfect for our formal event, and felt transformed even after being there all day. Canes Catering was excellent too and rose to the occasion with all our special requests - at a price point that made our budget happy too! Although it is easily accessible right off 35E and Highway 96 in White Bear, it felt like we were transported to a quiet retreat surrounded by beautiful trees, a pond and lovely outdoor venue options. Having a hotel literally across the street for our speaker was an added plus! More...

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Sharlene

21 May 2018

The food was excellent, we received many compliments on it from our wedding guests. The service was outstanding. Jerry Kane and his staff couldn't have been nicer to work with. They answered my many questions with timeliness and professionalism. More...

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Devyn Rae

9 May 2018

Shannon is AMAZING!! The venue is AMAZING and everyone kept coming up to us saying it’s hands down the perfect venue! Couldn’t be happier!! It truly was perfect. Shannon went above and beyond to make things perfect and smooth for us. SO WORTH IT!!! Highly recommend this venue! More...

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Harold Roberts

8 May 2018

The food is amazing. The chicken is so tender you can cut it with the side of your fork. The catfish melts in your mouth. As I am celiac I was able to eat everything besides the dinner roll. I would recommend Kane's without hesitation. More...

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John Anderson

15 February 2018

This place is a MUST see! Such class and southern charm in the great white north. You can't help but feel the love when you enter this venue. Very well run location for wedding and events that will leave you friends and family raving! Top notch! More...

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Emily Melander

13 November 2017

Last night was my wedding....... and Kane’s went ABOVE & BEYOND, any expectations I had for a Caterer. From the moment we decided we would use them we were treated wonderfully by every single one of the staff members. The fed 200 guests and the food was just as good as when it was when we taste tested it. Every time I called, someone was there to answer & cared about helping solve questions I had. Our guests couldn’t have been more pleased with the dinner. (The Chicken Marsala is to die for!) I don’t know how many compliments I received throughout the night. Jerry, I cannot give you more praise, you have an outstanding, helpful, wonderful staff. You all helped create our perfect night. I couldn’t wait to get on here and give you the review you deserved (and I never review anything �) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend Kane’s Catering for any catering needs, you will not be disappointed! More...

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Kathy Kamrowski

24 September 2017

On 9/23/2017-Kathy K. Everything was perfect for our wedding! The day was beautiful and having the ceremony on the veranda surrounded by the gardens and overlooking the pond was a great setting! Pam, the event coordinator was there every step of the way to make sure our plans went smoothly and that the entire evening was absolutely magical. Our friends and family have said it was "the best wedding ever"! More...

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Theresa Knutson Lopez

15 September 2017

BEAUTIFUL venue! It has a little bit of everything - great interior design, great landscaping, beautiful photo spots for the wedding party and guests, a pond, etc! Lora and Pam helped me feel so at ease when I was feeling stressed - and helped me to relax and enjoy my day! I felt like they did such an amazing job taking care of everything and being so considerate to what personal touches my husband and I wanted in the wedding and the set up - and even along the way as the months approached the big day. The day turned out SO beautiful and flawless! :) More...

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Bonnie Knutson

14 September 2017

Our daughters wedding at the Charleston Event Center was perfect. The venue is so beautiful and socializing on the veranda near the flower garden and pond will be a forever memory. Watching our daughter walk down the Grand stairway was so beautiful. Lorah and Pam were very professional and helped us through the planning stages and Pam made our day flawless. A lovely wedding venue. Perfect. More...

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Annette Melkonian Conrad

3 September 2017

Beautiful venue for intimate outdoor wedding.... Reception and dinner space were set with elegant decor to include all the fine touches you expect for a wedding. Congrats Chris & Alyssa!

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Heidi Scherber

4 August 2017

Kane’s was absolutely fabulous food for our wedding and the service/price were excellent. Couldn’t ask for a better experience and everyone is still raving about the food! Thanks again!

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Regan Marie

24 June 2017

My husband and I had a buffet style dinner with Kane's Catering at our wedding this month. The food was great and very reasonably priced. We are very happy with our choice!

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Kelly Morin

25 April 2017

It's been such a pleasure providing photography for The Charleston. Lorah and Pam and truly awesome to work with. They truly care about their clients and always have their best interests in mind. And the venue is just beautiful. I can't recommend them enough and I can't wait to partner with them on some upcoming weddings! More...

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Sue Anderson

23 April 2017

It's always a pleasure to deliver flowers to the Charleston! For any event, the various spaces are so pretty and the atmosphere is one of warmth and hospitality. The staff is friendly and easy to work with; they will bend over backwards to be helpful. A complete list of preferred vendors is available. More...

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Steve Ruzek

22 April 2017

Great place to hold a wedding or special event. Easy access to 35 E.

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Angela

15 February 2017

Very happy with Jerry and the whole team. Food was great, flexibility and pricing was fair and I would definitely use them again. I really appreciate that they have good, homemade food with a realistic price tag. That's hard to find and I'm very pleased. Thanks so much! More...

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Steven A. Pinex

29 January 2017

As a wedding DJ whose company has been given the honor of being a preferred vendor for The Charleston Event Center, I recently took the opportunity to visit during their open house hours (1pm to 4pm Sunday afternoons). Lorah, Pam and the rest of the staff all greeted me with large smiles and made sure that I felt comfortable prior to Pam giving me a tour. Pam answered all of my questions about the space as she showed me all of the amenities that The Charleston offers. We briefly discussed policies and procedures as well as the ongoing preparations that are being made. I'm excited to see the success that is surely to come for The Charleston. If you know of a couple that is searching for an AWESOME venue for their wedding, tell them to take a tour of The Charleston. More...

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1 November 2016

We were very happy with Kane's Catering. They were easily the most flexible and responsive caterer we met with. Our trial/sample meal was delicious--we had a hard time making selections for the menu because it was all very good. We were honestly more impressed with how friendly they were. We both come from small family businesses and we felt at home working with Kane's. We never felt like they were trying to up charge us and sometimes they even tried to find ways to help us save some money. The catering staff the night of was very nice and were good sports even though they had to cook in the rain. The food was good the night of. We had originally wanted to do family style, which Kane's was very flexible about and excited to do, but when our venue told Kane's that they didn't allow family style, Kane's communicated with us right away and they were very professional about it. We got 200 people through our buffet line in about 15-20 minutes--it was very fast and efficient! In an industry full of people trying to screw you over and charge you more and more, it was so refreshing to work with truly nice, genuine people who deliver great quality of service. More...

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Molly Staack

25 September 2016

Kane's was absolutely amazing! GREAT food and GREAT service! Everyone was extremely pleased!!!

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Kelsey Funk

5 September 2016

I worked with Kane's at a wedding at the Landmark Center this weekend and have nothing but great things to say. Their service staff was amazing and guests at the wedding were commenting on how good the food was throughout the night. I tried for myself and could not agree more-Kane's made some of the best wedding food I have ever had. Highly recommend Kane's! More...

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19 April 2016

They took all the stress off my shoulders!

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Alie Witthans

16 January 2016

I can not say thank you enough. Kanes has the best food and service in the industry. They are a top notch group!

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Erin

15 January 2016

Our food was INCREDIBLE! Their service is just as incredible. They were so kind and generous to us. They worked so thoroughly with us and in a professional matter. We had so many compliments on their professionalism as well as our incredible food. More...

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18 November 2015

I highly recommend Kane's Catering. The food was amazing (even better on the wedding day than the tasting!) at a more than reasonable price. The service from first contact to the end of the wedding day was fabulous. The pricing was straightforward and the extras (table clothes, plates, napkins, etc.) were very reasonably priced. Check out Kane's catering! You will not be disappointed. Kane's provides gourmet food and service at budget prices. More...

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Karla Hengtgen

1 November 2015

Thank you to Jerry and Janet Kane and the great staff at Kane's Catering, wedding was a success and your food was AWESOME, tons of compliments!! Can't thank you enough.

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30 October 2015

The food was great! Service was always on point and quick! The price we paid was extremely reasonable! We got so much bang for our buck going with Kanes Catering. I highly recommend them for your next event! More...

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Tiffany

4 July 2015

Janet and Jerry Kane, mother and son run one fantastic catering business. Their food was amazing and they were both wonderful to work with. Our guests were raving about the food, and we had some great leftovers for weeks.

They run their business pretty old-school, but they are honest and efficient in their system. Book them, you won't regret it.
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Kadie

29 June 2015

Kane's was fabulous to work with. They were incredibly responsive, reasonably priced, very professional, and the food was delicious.
I received MANY MANY MANY compliments from our guests on the food. Usually as soon as you stamp the word wedding on anything vendors try to up charge everything. Janet and Jerry were very reasonable with me. I greatly appreciate everything they did for us the night of our reception. I will recommend them to anyone in the area!!!

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29 May 2015

Delicious food!
Love the small family feeling of the company. You don't feel like you're just a number.
Chef is amazing! We have some vegetarian/gluten free guests that we need to take into account in the food that we are going to offer at our wedding and the chef started naming off tons of different choices we could go with! Any other caterer that we had a tasting with couldn't name anything gluten free.
Looking forward to having Kane's Catering cater our wedding in October!
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Sara

25 May 2015

Kane's catering was wonderful. Janet and Jerry really know their stuff. Their food is extremely good. We had a hard time deciding on what to pick because everything they gave us was very delicious. You won't find better food for the price that they offer. Before the wedding, I had a few people ask if we were using Kanes, when I told them yes, they were very excited and told us that they were very excited because they love Kanes and couldn't wait to eat at the reception. We had many people tell us how delicious their meals were during the reception as well. We ended up with their famous baked chicken, roast beef au jus, herb roasted potato medley, green beans, salad with french & ranch, and rolls. We wouldn't have changed a thing! Don't be discouraged by their tasting location either, the food is wonderful. More...

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Trisha Venzke Gravell

5 May 2015

Kane's Catering is the BEST! Great food, great prices and great customer service! We really couldn't be happier! They say you can't please everyone, but at our company I have NEVER heard a complaint about the food or service! People have gone out of their way to tell me how much they enjoyed their meals. We will happily continue to use Kanes for our catered events. More...

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Susan Bloom Bradshaw

10 February 2015

Thank you Kane's for the WONDERFUL food and customer service you provided for our funeral luncheon! The food was GREAT, the setup was beautiful and your wait staff was second to NONE. So courteous and beyond helpful! We will definitely contact you in the future as well as spread the word about your AWESOME catering business. You took a weight off of our shoulders during a difficult time for our family.. THANK YOU! More...

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Adele Gower

3 December 2014

Kane's did amazing work for our wedding in Stillwater, MN. The food and service were both outstanding and we would definitely recommend you to anyone we know needing a caterer in the area. Shout out to Janet - she made sure all of my questions were answered (there were a ton of them). Thanks Kane's! More...

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Rose Lalla Jensen

16 October 2014

I experienced Kane's for the first time this month. We attended an event at The Original Coney Island downtown St. Paul and Kane's was the caterer. We knew the menu would consist of appetizers which, from past experience at catered events,has been inexpensive, poor quality food service items. The cost of our evening was very low, so I went in with a lot of reservations about the food. Was I wrong. The food was exceptional, and not at all like I was expecting. We had a combination of simple hot and cold items, all of which were exactly the right temperature, well seasoned, flavorful and fresh! The buffet area was beautifully decorated, and the staff was attentive and friendly. I especially appreciated the fact that you didn't notice them rushing around or hovering. They did not detract from the event as often happens. Again, based on price, I was expecting disposable warming trays, paper plates and sporks. Again, I was pleasantly surprised. The dinnerware was disposable, however, it was very high quality, attractive and durable. Job well done Kane's. Rest assured that should I need a caterer, you will be the first on the list. More...

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15 October 2014

I highly recommend Kanes Catering. Their food was amazing and everyone loved it!!! We ordered Champagne chicken and ham along with their famous Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. All the food was delicious…..in fact our guests went back for seconds and the chicken was completely eaten and there was very little ham left over. The staff working at our wedding were very pleasant and fun to work with. The tables were beautiful and everything we discussed prior to the wedding was done. Kanes also borrowed us their cupcake holders for free and they were perfect for the cupcakes and looked very elegant.

Janet, Thanks for all the time you spent with me on the phone clarifying and answering all my questions. Jerry, Thanks for getting back to me so quickly on some of my other questions through emails and the delicious meal you made for our guests.

It was a pleasure working with Kanes Catering. They helped make the wedding reception a very special day for everyone. Thanks again Janet and Jerry!!
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Connie Guzzo Winterhalter

3 October 2014

Kane's is the best! 20 years ago this September in White Bear they did our daughters wedding. It was outside under Hugh white tents in our backyard. Over 100 people and they made it beautiful with their presentation of the food. Everything was great! They even set up a beautiful gift and cake table. Decorated the main wedding party table etc. Why to go Kane's. Went to The Coney Island Cafe last nite for a special event. Food was delicious! More...

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Caroline

23 September 2014

Kane's Catering was absolutely amazing. My brother is getting married in two years and my father said, "if your brother doesn't use Kane's Catering, he is making a mistake". Wedding food is always difficult with the amount of people, but I received so many compliments about the hors d'oeuvres and entree! It was fabulous! Thank you, Kane's Catering, for making my wedding memorable for all who attended!! More...

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Katelyn

10 August 2014

Kane's was awesome to work with as they catered my wedding reception! Jerry and Janet were so accommodating in helping us create the menu for dinner as well as providing extra requests throughout the night - late night sandwiches and chex mix all night! They are priced well and easy to communicate with. Thanks, Kanes! More...

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30 June 2014

Amazing and very accommodating. They even custom made a couple of ethnic dishes from the Pacific Islands where we are living which tasted authentic even though they had never made them before. Super pleased!

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Sara

16 December 2013

We could not have been happier with Kane's!!! The price, customer service, and food was incredible!!!! We highly recommend them!!

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User3715702

4 December 2013

I just attended a reception and I did not find the food acceptable. The pork was dry and flavorless. The mixed vegetables were cold, sloppy, and poorly cut. I found several stems in them. The bread was stale and probably day old. The buns were small and crushed. The mixed bread basket contained mostly rye raisin bread! Who eats that....3 people out of 300? They didn't serve all of the appetizers even though people were asking others where the appetizers came from. On a positive note, the beef tips were delicious and went well with the cheddar mashed potatoes. I would only rate this catering service as average. More...

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Kelly

21 October 2013

We had a great experience with Kane's. They were really helpful and willing to work with us throughout the whole process. We changed our menu a couple of times, and they we very flexible. We ended up doing buffet style pulled pork and baked chicken with coleslaw, pasta salad, potato salad, corn bread, and fresh fruit. Everything was delicious, and we got so many comments from our guests how much they liked the food, and how different it was from most weddings. We also did appetizers during the room flip and social hour. Overall, we had excellent food, great service, and it was the best value that we could find! We highly recommend Kane's. More...

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Stephanie

21 August 2013

Kane's Catering provides great food at a reasonable price. We searched high and low for caterers and everyone seemed so expensive anywhere from $35-50 per plate. Our budget didn't allow for this, so when we came across Kane's we were very pleased with what they had to offer within our budget. Janet Kane was easy to work with and provided answers to all of my questions. The only disappointment was that one of their servers almost threw away our leftover cake. Luckily this didn't happen and the cake was saved. Even so, I would recommend couples to check out Kane's Catering. More...

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Kelsey

1 August 2013

Kane's Catering was wonderful! All of the food was absolutely delicious. Our guests loved it! We did a pasta buffet (3 types) with herb roasted baby red potatoes, mixed veggies, ceasar salad and garlic breadsticks. All of it was great! The buffet line was setup perfectly and it did not take long at all for everyone to get their food and we had about 180 guests. The presentation was great (tables were setup really nicely) and the food stayed warm the whole time. We also had two appetizers during cocktail hour, bruschetta and chicken skewers. Both were great! They even saved a tray of each for the wedding party when we got there! I thought that was really nice so we got to try everything too. We did BBQ meatballs for a late night appetizer and those were really good too. They give you all of your leftovers. Jerry and Janet were super easy to work with. They had us in for a free tasting and we could bring as many people as we wanted. They were awesome! They're small, family owned and because of that they are super flexible and will basically let you make everything up as you go along. It was great for us because we didn't really want a "conventional" wedding dinner. I would definitely recommend them! More...

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24 June 2013

Wonderful. Great job by this vendor.

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Courtney

16 April 2013

Kane's is the only way to go for wedding catering - they are outstanding for a very reasonable price. Many of our wedding guests complimented us on Kane's food. Janet, Jerry, and the waitresses who were at our wedding were phenomenal to work with and very attentive to making sure everything went smoothly. They were quick to communicate by phone and email, which can be anxiety provoking otherwise. Also, although we had a buffet, Kane's was willing to serve our grandparents and some of our older guests at their seats. Kane's truly goes the extra mile! More...

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16 April 2013

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Kane's Catering. The food itself is delicious--I heard comment after comment from our wedding guests about how good the food was. But beyond the top-notch cuisine, the service here is outstanding. Janet and Jerry are absolutely wonderful to work with. They are quick to respond to phone calls and emails, extremely flexible with timing and details, and just pleasant people overall to work with. Their prices are so competitive, and considering what great quality you get for those prices, they could charge a LOT more than they do. I must have called Janet 5 times with last-minute detail changes, guest additions, and buffet arrangement questions and she not only could answer all my questions immediately, she kept track of every change and specification I asked for. What a privilege to work with people who are determined to deliver a quality product in a beautiful setting! More...

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Allie

2 November 2012

Kanes did a great job at our wedding! our dinner was outside at a barn with no kitchen for them to use, it didnt slow them down a bit! would recomend them to anyone looking for a great caterer. More...

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Corrine

8 October 2012

Kane's is wonderful! Their food is amazing as well as their service! We got tons of complements on the buffet throughout the night...They are reasonably priced and do wonderful work! We even had to ask them last minute to help us cut our desserts and put them out on the displays (they didn't make our desserts) and they helped us out for no additional charge! Awesome! More...

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27 September 2012

We used Kane's to cater our wedding. Overall, they did wonderfully and I would definitely recommend them to anyone searching for a caterer for their wedding. Throughout the wedding planning process, they did a great job of being responsive to our questions while retaining a laid-back vibe. Jerry and Janet (the owners) run a family business and as such, were able to be flexible to our needs. The day of, the catering staff did a great job with set up and presentation. We did a buffet, and the food was good, although the first people to get food (the head table) had luke-warm food.Their price was unbeatable by any other caterer, so I was not at all disappointed.

Some of the things I liked best about them was that they had a very reasonable price, did not add in "extra" charges such as a cake cutting fee, and were easy to work with.

The only thing I wish had gone differently was that I had asked Kane's the weed before if they needed a name or a number for a "point person" to connect with throughout the night if they had any questions. They said they did not, but then I had staff coming up to me during the night to ask me questions several times. I'm glad they asked (as they were questions that needed answers!), but I wish they had taken me up on my offer to connect with someone else so I was not pulled away from the other guests.
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Derek

24 September 2012

Kane's had wonderful food and all of our guests raved about how wonderful the food was! Kane's proved flexible and easy to work with. Janet and Jerry were wonderful! They are a great company and are a great value! More...

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Kim

12 September 2012

Delicious Food, easy to work with, great service and reasonably priced!

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Derek

6 September 2012

Kane's did a magnificent job. People loved the food and it was a great value. We got so many compliments! The chicken marsala was awesome! Jerry and Janet were super friendly and helpful through the whole process. The staff at the wedding was responsive and generous. More...

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29 July 2012

Great food, Jerry Kane did a excellent job with the buffet on my wedding. Very tasty, and he was able to adjust the menu for guest that have allergy issues. Very flexible and his people were always looking if something was need. Great job! More...

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6 June 2012

We were so happy with Kane's Catering! Not only were the prices extremely reasonable, but Jerry the chef was incredibly flexible as well. We wanted to have an all vegetarian dinner, and Jerry's ideas about dishes and menu planning were fantastic. Our meat-eating relatives said it was the best wedding food they had ever had! More...

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Caris Warnock

23 April 2012

Kanes did a fantastic job catering my wedding. Their food was delicious & very affordable & overall, they did a great job!

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Mara

31 January 2012

the food was delicious and well priced

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Heather

20 November 2011

Jerry donated his service as part of a wedding package that my husband and I received for being in the army. Jerry is extremely nice, helpful, goes out of his way, creative ideas, amazing food, down to earth. There is nothing bad we can say about Jerry, the food, or the catering staff. Absolutely amazing!!!!! More...

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Chrissy

24 October 2011

Kane's was a really great caterer for our wedding. They allowed us to choose three different entrees, plus a kids' meal. The food was great!

We were a bit nervous because there was no contract and our receipt came in the mail and was hand-written, but we discovered this method was not disorganization, but just good old fashioned family run business.
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Rene

15 September 2011

We had great food for a great price. This small company sure puts out a punch, Thank you guys for your wonderful food and service!

-The Martins

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Ashley

12 July 2011

Kanes accommodated us very well. They made the food we specifically requested, and served the food how we requested as well. The only issue we had was that Kanes wanted to charge us an extra fee for the bridal party running about 25 minutes behind on schedule for dinner. The contract didnt say if there was going to be a charge for running late. Also, the head and family tables was not served 1st. The food was great! More...

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21 January 2011

I hope this doesn't appear to be a professionally written review because it is so positive. I rarely write reviews but am doing this because our experience was so amazing. We had nothing but good experience with Jerry and Janet Kane, beginning with our first phone conversation on the 4th of July. I don't think the Kanes ever take a break from work.

I compared estimates with several other caterers in the Twin cities including Prom and D'Amico. Not only did Kane's estimate come in much below the others, but it turned out to be a WONDERFUL meal. Serving staff acted in a professional manner, met all our requests

Don't be turned off by the small and crowded catering building where you will have a taste test - once you eat the food Jerry produces, you will be won over. We choose to upgrade the classic menu and chose an appetizer package. The portions for both were very generous and delicious.

We brought leftovers home on ice, so continued to enjoy Kanes Catering an extra day.

I would recommend Kanes to anyone! Thank you for helping to make our wedding a giant success.
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Melanie

2 December 2010

Kane's Catering was great, they were extremely friendly and accomodating, and the food was delicious at a great price!

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Jamie

8 November 2010

Kane's was amazing!! Our guests absolutely loved the food, couldn't stop raving about it all night and after the fact! The food was very reasonably priced too! The staff were very professional and thoughtful. The owners were great to work with in the planning process. Would highly recommend them to anyone!! More...

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5 November 2010

Professional and delicious

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Bill

27 October 2010

Amazing value! Half the price of comparable caterers, and the meal was just as good, if not better. Try the Chicken Scaloppini. Amazing

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Mellissa

23 August 2010

Choosing Kane's for our wedding reception was one of the best choices I could have made. They were friendly, helpful, and very professional. They served tables in a timely fashion, and they returned every phone call and email promptly. They were always very willing to work with our ideas, and to provide suggestions if we needed them. After our tasting with Kane's, we knew they were the one for us. Every guest raved about thier food and we received many compliments of it being the best wedding meal they've ever had. If you're in the st paul area and have not picked your caterer yet, please take time to meet with Kane's, they will not dissapoint you! I would recommend them to everyone! More...

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Stephanie

11 August 2010

Hire Kane's Catering for your wedding! You will not be disappointed. This family owned business, which has been in business for forever, is in business for a reason. They are so professional, easy to work with, friendly, prompt, courteous, tasty, and very affordable. The food tasted *outstanding* and many, many of our guests said it was some of the best "wedding food" or restaurant catered food they had every eaten. I was sad when my wedding was over and I didn't get to work with them any more; that is how much I liked them being a part of my life in the planning up to my wedding day. More...

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15 June 2010

I would highly recommend Kane's Catering to anyone looking for good food at a good price. My wedding guests loved the food (the mashed potatoes, in particular, were a big hit) and there was plenty of it for everyone. We were quite impressed by the level of service provided by the staff at the event- they took extra time arranging the place settings and favors to make the tables look great. The only small hiccup we had was in arranging the menu- be sure to call Janet (don't just email!) with your menu and guest count. When we emailed, we mentioned the number of vegetarians attending but did not confirm this with Janet over the phone, the result being that we did not have any entrees for our vegetarian guests. It was ok in the end because the potatoes, salad, fruit and (complimentary!) bread made a sufficient meal but we would have preferred to have a main dish for them as well. Overall, we were quite pleased with our choice of caterer and would happily hire them again. More...

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Jessica

3 May 2010

Thanks to Jerry & Janet at Kane's, we had SUPERB food at our reception. The appetizers during cocktail hour we devoured by our guests & the display of them was gorgeous. We received many compliments on our dinner & I have referred a few friends to them as well. Selecting food made me nervous, but Janet was such a joy to work with & she helped me narrow down my choices. I was always able to reach them & they answered any of my questions right away. On the day of our wedding, everything went seamlessly & I didn't have to worry for even one second about my food because I knew Kane's had it all under control! More...

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Erin

25 January 2010

Great value!

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Lisa

1 November 2009

THese guys were GREAT! I changed my mind a bunch of times, no problem. Lots of compliments about the food! The workers were beyond wonderful, even packed up the leftovers and sent them home with us. Would recommend them again and again. Price was a lifesaver too. More...

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kathy

20 February 2009

I and my husband both were very pleased with the food that was served and the availabilty of specialized items we wanted to make sure were at the wedding. They did everything possible to make sure we were happy and we were. I highly recommedn them for your wedding needs. More...

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wendy

25 October 2008

Amazing food, amazing pricing, amazing quality, very professional, extremely flexible, the food and the staff were wonderful

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Megan

21 October 2008

The food from Kane's was great, and was not expensive per plate.

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Allison

10 September 2008

Can't say enough about them. Their customer service is wonderful, they cater to your every need. The cost was the lowest we found, which made us worried about the quality of food. So many people said it was the best wedding food they've ever had...they rock! More...

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gail

23 August 2008

The food was great--many compliments--and CHEAP! No problems whatsoever with the food or the service. The staff were efficient, professional and friendly. Janet Kane was very helpful and competent. More...

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Jamie

11 July 2008

Both my husband and I were so pleased with the service and the quality of food that Kane's served. We have heard from many of our guests that it was the best wedding food they have ever had! We would recommend Kane's to anyone who is looking for a great reception! More...

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Shelcy

19 May 2008

Cute, small, family owned and friendly- great food on a budget- service is budget service. Very easy to work with

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Nichole

24 February 2008

I would definitely recommend this caterer. All I had to do was choose the menu selections and pay. Everything else was seemless and the food was quite high quality. I really felt like I got maximum bang for my buck. More...

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Lindsay

19 January 2008

Kane's has awesome food and a great price for the for you get. The worker's are the nicest people ever and they are very accomodating and do whatever they can to please you. Highly recommended.

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Terrae

27 November 2007

This company is very stuck in their own ways. Make sure they truly understand what you want.

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Molly Staack

Kane's was absolutely amazing! GREAT food and GREAT service! Everyone was extremely pleased!!!

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Karla Hengtgen

Thank you to Jerry and Janet Kane and the great staff at Kane's Catering, wedding was a success and your food was AWESOME, tons of compliments!! Can't thank you enough.

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Susan Bloom Bradshaw

Thank you Kane's for the WONDERFUL food and customer service you provided for our funeral luncheon! The food was GREAT, the setup was beautiful and your wait staff was second to NONE. So courteous and beyond helpful! We will definitely contact you in the future as well as spread the word about your AWESOME catering business. You took a weight off of our shoulders during a difficult time for our family.. THANK YOU! More...

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Alie Witthans

I can not say thank you enough. Kanes has the best food and service in the industry. They are a top notch group!

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Adele Gower

Kane's did amazing work for our wedding in Stillwater, MN. The food and service were both outstanding and we would definitely recommend you to anyone we know needing a caterer in the area. Shout out to Janet - she made sure all of my questions were answered (there were a ton of them). Thanks Kane's! More...

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Trisha Venzke Gravell

Kane's Catering is the BEST! Great food, great prices and great customer service! We really couldn't be happier! They say you can't please everyone, but at our company I have NEVER heard a complaint about the food or service! People have gone out of their way to tell me how much they enjoyed their meals. We will happily continue to use Kanes for our catered events. More...

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Regan Marie

My husband and I had a buffet style dinner with Kane's Catering at our wedding this month. The food was great and very reasonably priced. We are very happy with our choice!

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Connie Guzzo Winterhalter

Kane's is the best! 20 years ago this September in White Bear they did our daughters wedding. It was outside under Hugh white tents in our backyard. Over 100 people and they made it beautiful with their presentation of the food. Everything was great! They even set up a beautiful gift and cake table. Decorated the main wedding party table etc. Why to go Kane's.
Went to The Coney Island Cafe last nite for a special event. Food was delicious!
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Rose Lalla Jensen

I experienced Kane's for the first time this month. We attended an event at The Original Coney Island downtown St. Paul and Kane's was the caterer. We knew the menu would consist of appetizers which, from past experience at catered events,has been inexpensive, poor quality food service items. The cost of our evening was very low, so I went in with a lot of reservations about the food. Was I wrong.

The food was exceptional, and not at all like I was expecting. We had a combination of simple hot and cold items, all of which were exactly the right temperature, well seasoned, flavorful and fresh! The buffet area was beautifully decorated, and the staff was attentive and friendly. I especially appreciated the fact that you didn't notice them rushing around or hovering. They did not detract from the event as often happens.

Again, based on price, I was expecting disposable warming trays, paper plates and sporks. Again, I was pleasantly surprised. The dinnerware was disposable, however, it was very high quality, attractive and durable.

Job well done Kane's. Rest assured that should I need a caterer, you will be the first on the list.
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Kelsey Mlodozyniec

I worked with Kane's at a wedding at the Landmark Center this weekend and have nothing but great things to say. Their service staff was amazing and guests at the wedding were commenting on how good the food was throughout the night. I tried for myself and could not agree more-Kane's made some of the best wedding food I have ever had. Highly recommend Kane's!

Kelsey
Bella Mystique Events
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Emily Melander

Last night was my wedding....... and Kane’s went ABOVE & BEYOND, any expectations I had for a Caterer. From the moment we decided we would use them we were treated wonderfully by every single one of the staff members. The fed 200 guests and the food was just as good as when it was when we taste tested it. Every time I called, someone was there to answer & cared about helping solve questions I had.

Our guests couldn’t have been more pleased with the dinner. (The Chicken Marsala is to die for!) I don’t know how many compliments I received throughout the night.

Jerry, I cannot give you more praise, you have an outstanding, helpful, wonderful staff. You all helped create our perfect night. I couldn’t wait to get on here and give you the review you deserved (and I never review anything �) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!

I highly recommend Kane’s Catering for any catering needs, you will not be disappointed!
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Harold Roberts

The food is amazing. The chicken is so tender you can cut it with the side of your fork. The catfish melts in your mouth. As I am celiac I was able to eat everything besides the dinner roll. I would recommend Kane's without hesitation.

Greek plated salad (no onions/no tomato),
Champagne Chicken/Blackened Catfish, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls w/butter
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