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In order to better serve you, we’d love to get the details of your event in advance. Knowing the who, what, when and where right away means we can answer your questions faster and tailor our services to fit your needs.

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Solar Arts

Solar Arts by Chowgirls is a windowed, brick and timber venue with an industrial vibe located in a landmark sustainable building in Northeast Minneapolis. This spectacular and flexible space is ready to host weddings, galas, meetings, and other events for up to 400 people.

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Local Organic Food

For over 11 years, Chowgirls has been championing sustainable food, building relationships with local farmers, and creating delicious, approachable menus our clients can be proud of. Our choices are arranged seasonally so we can share each item with you at the peak of its season!

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From venues to menus, we’ve got handy guides for nearly every facet of your event. Our event specialists created these brochures with their clients in mind; take a look and get a head-start on the best party ever!

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Chowgirls strives for sustainability in all aspects of our business-it’s better for our local economy, our planet, and you! We source as our food as locally as possible and through composting, recycling, and reusing we divert about 97% of our waste.

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July 2016

The warmth and fun of 4th of July weekend is the perfect opportunity to cool off with Boss Lady Amy's Cherry-Almond Smoothie (recipe below)!

SUMMER RECIPE - Cherry-Almond Smoothie

1 C plain yogurt

1 ½ C frozen pitted cherries

¾ C almond milk

½ tsp. almond extract

1 TB honey

Add all ingredients to blender and process on high speed for 20 seconds or until well-blended.

Makes 2 servings. Enjoy!


Lindsay Erstad
Lindsay is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She comes to Chowgirls with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.
She wants to live in a world where Dominos has vegan pizza.
As an Assistant Event Specialist at Chowgirls, she’s excited to be a part of a team that is passionate about providing delicious and sustainable catering.
When she’s not eating chips & guac, you can find her cheering on the MN Twins, dancing to Beyonce, and spending time with her best friends otherwise known as the Sassy 7.

Tony Perella
Tony wants to live in a world where work and play go hand in hand. Where you can have fun at your job, enjoy time with your friends and family and have a general balance of getting good work done, maintaining positive physical and mental health and still find the time to party like a rockstar.
As an Operations Manager, he’s excited to take his past experiences in building efficient and practical systems that will help everyone not only do their job better but find comfort in the teamwork and support that enhance the daily grind and make your job a fun place to work while growing the business.
When he’s not getting settled into his new position, you can find him generally in his backyard entertaining friends, playing with his pups and enjoying time with his lovely fiance, Chuck, at their home in South Minneapolis.

Daria Kushnir
Daria comes to Chowgirls Killer Catering with over two years of catering planning experience.
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Solar Arts by Chowgirls shared a link - 7 hours ago
So delighted to see David + Brittney's wedding featured on Junebug Weddings! Our space was transformed into this amazing couple's gorgeous vision through the work of some incredibly local talent. So happy to have been a part of such a wonderful occasion! VENDORS: -Venue: Solar Arts by Chowgirls -Catering: Chowgirls Killer Catering -Photography: Brandon Werth Photography -Floral: Ashley Fox Designs -Dessert: Grandma's Bakery -DJ: Nora Events -Invitations: Minted -Makeup and Hair: Sheer Elegance -Dress: Posh Bridal Couture Minneapolis -Bridesmaids: Monique Lhuillier -Groom's apparel: J.Crew -Rings: Arthurs Jewelers Junebug Weddings: http://bit.ly/2anNDrv #GoingGrube
Posh Bridal Couture Minneapolis shared a link - 10 hours ago
THRILLED to see our beautiful bride, Brittney's, wedding featured on Junebug Weddings! Vendors: -Photography: Brandon Werth Photography -Venue: Solar Arts Building -Floral: Ashley Fox Designs -Catering: Chowgirls Killer Catering -Dessert: Grandma's Bakery -DJ: Nora Events -Invitations: Minted -Makeup and Hair: Sheer Elegance -Bridesmaids: Monique Lhuillier -Groom's apparel: J.Crew -Rings: Arthurs Jewelers http://junebugweddings.com/wedding-blog/urban-forest-chic-wedding-solar-arts-building/?utm_source=Real+Weddings+%26+Editorial+Features&utm_campaign=0e6bc92f68-Brittney_Dave_Vendor_Notification7_28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_50cb3adb6f-0e6bc92f68-191251937
Chowgirls Killer Catering shared a photo - 1 day ago
How darling are these ladies?! Can't even take it. photo credit: Nethanya Clayton