We strive to make Chowgirls a place where people are proud to work. It’s important to us that our employees feel supported and that their voices are heard. From supportive management, Spanish-speaking support staff, and flexible scheduling, to free yoga classes, organized community volunteering, and family meal, It’s important to us that our employees feel supported and their voices are heard. We are committed to paying a living wage. All positions start at $15 an hour with opportunities for growth.
Chowgirls is a women-owned, award-winning Minneapolis catering company that crafts quality food with respect for people and the planet by sourcing ethically, collaborating on food rescue, and prioritizing waste diversion. We pride ourselves in leading the way in seasonal fare, thoughtful hospitality, standout experiences, and sustainable solutions. Beyond our catering, we also prepare meals through Minnesota Central Kitchen to feed our community in need.
To keep our catering business relevant during the pandemic, we sharpened our virtual event skills – and had a lot of fun doing it! We’re excited to expand our party offerings with Interactive Experiences, ranging from expert-guided tastings to hands-on cooking demonstrations. We’d love to help you host inspiring shared experiences – remotely or in person – for your large corporate meetings or small social get-togethers. Whether bringing folks together from across town or across the country, Chowgirls offers joy and culinary entertainment for all types of events.
Chowgirls event specialists will work with you to create your ideal event, planning the menu, developing the program, and facilitating deliveries to a central or multiple locations.
Our sommelier partners curate perfect matches for our cheese and charcuterie selections and share notes in these interactive and informative celebrations. Guests receive an artfully prepared selection of epicurean delights with wines to match, then settle in for an hour-long, world-class wine pairing experience with sommelier and chefs.
“Glad to have the opportunity for a unique at-home date. Had a fun time with my wife! And probably drank too much wine!”
- Happy participant from our Valentine’s Day Wine & Cheese pairing virtual event
Our own Meghan Larsen, Director of Sales & Events and Certified Cicerone®, walks you and your guests through our region’s best beers paired with charcuterie and cheeses during an informative session that’s fun, casual, and delicious. Guests receive our seasonal and attractive cheese or cheese-and-charcuterie boxes and three to four great brews, then learn a bit about the tasting and pairing process during a fun and informative celebration. Or bring Meghan to your dinner party. She's got great pairings for all our classic appetizers, entrees, and even desserts!
In this online cooking class, Chowgirls chefs and founders walk you through the preparation and plating of four of our most classic and best-selling hor d'oeuvres. Sharpen your inner host skills as we walk you through these simple yet impressive recipes, show you how to make them look beautiful, and offer wine and beer suggestions for pairing. Participants receive a box with pre-measured ingredients and garnish.
Join Chowgirls founder-turned-food-stylist Amy Lynn Brown as she walks you through the logistics, traditions, and aesthetics of building an awesome cheese-and-charcuterie board. Guests receive a box with all the elements – regional cheeses, charcuterie, sweet and savory jams, fresh herbs, and all – then construct their boards in real time with Chowgirls inspiration as their guide.
Chowgirls co-founder Heidi Andermack shares step-by-step guidance in the art of classic Spanish paella with seafood, poultry, and chorizo. While you’ve got it on the stove, we’ll put together a simple tapas recipe and create a fruity Cava cocktail that pairs perfectly. Participants receive a box with pre-measured ingredients and garnish.
Sip wine while you learn the patience it takes to cook the creamiest risotto ever, using seasonal ingredients to make it extra special.
We love throwing a good party – even virtually! Chowgirls is excited to offer a range of seasonal, themed online events for your enjoyment. Ticket prices include prepared food or cooking kits, optional libations, and a wealth of knowledge and good times. Stay tuned to our newsletter and social media platforms for these fun, pre-scheduled events we’re curating. Next up is a Father’s Day Beer & Cheese Pairing with Certified Cicerone® Meghan Larsen and our Chef de Cuisine Arianna Baker-Kern.
“I really enjoyed it. Would definitely do something like it again. The cheeses selected were fantastic and fun. We all really enjoyed Ari’s enthusiasm and notes on the subtle flavors. It was a fun group experience.”
- Happy guest from our Father’s Day Beer & Cheese Pairing
Have something special in mind for an online or in-person gathering, social, business, or otherwise? Chat with one of our event specialists and we can make your interactive event a reality. Whether you want a private cooking class, a unique holiday party, or something we’ve never even thought of before, our talented staff and colleagues are here to help transform your ideas into reality.
“The dinner was superb. I know how difficult it is to provide that level of quality on a delivered meal.
And Chowgirls nailed it.”
- Guest at a 100 person virtual fundraiser gala