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Winning awards.
Making headlines.

We’re having fun doing what we do best, and we’re honored to have received countless awards and press coverage for our service, attention to local ingredients, and commitment to sustainability.

Awards

Minnesota Bride

Best of Bride Awards

2008 – 2021 concurrently

ILEA - MSP

MN Star Awards

2019

The Charlies

MN Star Awards

2019

The Knot

Best of Weddings

2019, 2018, 2012

Wedding Wire

Couples Choice

2018

Twin Cities Business

Best of Business

2018 - Finalist

Minnesota Meetings + Events

Best of Awards

2018 - Readers’ Choice, 2017 - Editor’s Choice

Mpls-St. Paul Weddings

Diamond Awards

2017, 2016, 2013, 2011

Catersource

Ace Award, Western Region

2015

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Small Business of the Year

2015

Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

Top 50 Women in Business

2014

Minnesota Monthly

Best Caterer

2012, 2010, 2007

 

Featured Press

2022

Star Tribune
January 2022

“Minnesota Central Kitchen reaches 2 million meals, dishing up food for people in need…. 15 kitchens are involved now, from original partner Chowgirls Catering to Appetite For Change in north Minneapolis and Oasis Market and Deli in the Midtown Global Market.”

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2021

Minnesota Bride
Fall/Winter 2021

“Textured brushstrokes in forest and moss greens, all flecked with edible gold, sweep across this work of art by [Pastry Chef Andrea Field of] Chowgirls Catering.”

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City Lifestyle: Minneapolis Lakes
2021

“Instead of just being another catering company, [Chowgirls] plan was to use local and organic ingredients that others were not, while also committing themselves to making their community a better place to live.”

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2020

National Geographic
December 2020

“Liz Mullen, executive chef at Chowgirls, had long been concerned about food waste and hunger, and in mid-March... she called a friend at Second Harvest. ‘We have this big, beautiful kitchen and I feel like there’s going to be a need,’ she said. ‘Let me know what I can do.’”

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Pollen/AARP
December 2020

“Heidi Andermack, 51, runs Chowgirls, a Minneapolis values-driven catering company, with a strong sense of community purpose.”

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Star Tribune
April 2020

“Mullen, the executive chef for Chowgirls Killer Catering, is one of the organizers behind Minnesota Central Kitchen, a new program that puts furloughed restaurant chefs to work making hot meals for those facing hunger as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”

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Food Service News
April 2020

“‘In the first two weeks, 105 tons of food have been rescued and donated from over 50 restaurants, wholesalers, and other organizations,’ Brown said, and ‘15,000 meals to feed people in our communities have been prepared. That’s about 12,500 pounds of food in 14 days!’”

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Second Harvest Heartland
April 2020

“The story behind Minnesota Central Kitchen… Mullen said the idea just made sense for the Chowgirls team, even as the pandemic has shifted kitchen protocol, like having to wear masks and maintain distancing.”

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KARE-11
March 2020

“Second Harvest Heartland and Loaves & Fishes have teamed up with some of Minnesota's biggest names in the food service industry to help feed those in need.”

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Star Tribune
March 2020

“Some chefs were back to work after Second Harvest Heartland, the state’s largest food bank, announced a $5 million initiative to pay now-shuttered restaurants to prepare meals for people in need. The initiative, called Minnesota’s Central Kitchen, so far includes three dining companies — Chowgirls Killer Catering, Restaurant Alma and the Bachelor Farmer.”

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Eat Drink Dish
March 2020

“Turning 16 is an incredible milestone for MN based women-owned and operated business, Chowgirls Killer Catering ”

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2019

Naturally Chic
August 2019

“Did you know that the average wedding produces 400lbs of garbage? And emits roughly 14.5 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere? … We want to highlight a few of the top sustainable wedding caterers in the country; because when it comes to weddings and lessening the environmental impact of them - the food and drink you serve plays a massive factor.”

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Lake Bride Magazine
Summer 2019

“Every season brings fresh ideas and this summer dish, created by Chowgirls Executive Chef Elizabeth Mullen, is perfect for high grill season.”

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Vacation Idea
May 2019

“They’re one of the best names to choose for high quality food and super service, making your guests feel like they just stepped into a top class restaurant ”

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Star Tribune
February 2019

“Heidi Andermack, co-owner of Chowgirls Killer Catering, says her company donated more than 3,000 pounds of prepared food to shelters last year.”

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Food Service News
February 2019

“Charlie’s Winners Outstanding Caterer … Heidi Andermack and Amy Lynn Brown founded Chowgirls Killer Catering nearly 15 years ago as the gold standard for organic, sustainable fare and top-shelf events. ”

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