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D’Amico Catering was Super Bowl Superstar

Hosting a baker’s dozen of events before and during Super Bowl LII, Minneapolis, MN’s D'Amico Catering kept its head in the game and its eyes on the ultimate goal—delivering fantastic food, innovative events, and spectacular service. The company has been in business for more than 30 years, catering some of the most significant cultural, corporate, and philanthropic events in the Twin Cities. 

The organization delivered the goods for events including Rolling Stone Magazine’s Super Bowl Party for 1,500 guests (held in the same building as the Catersource office, so you can be certain we were keeping our eyes on that one as it set up), the NFL Players’ Trust Association VIP Party, the Facebook Tom vs Time Screening and Reception, and the Hyundai Super Bowl Reception.

Hometown advantage

Stations offered throughout these events included Minnesota hot dishes; carved meat including bison and elk offerings; and a Minnesota State Fair station. Other stand outs included a “Northwoods” station, Scandinavian fare, and a Minnesota dessert station featuring bars, s'mores, and mini pies.

Alcoholic libations included local Minnesota beer, wine, and spirits made by Prairie Organic Spirits, Tattersall Distilling, Vikre Distillery, Fulton Beer, and Lift Bridge Brewing Company.

Here's a look at some of the terrific stations and plating from D'Amico:

Uff da! Tater Tot Hotdish was a hit at the Minnesota Hot Dish station, which also included green bean casserole, chicken pot pie, and other comfort foods most recognizable from home kitchens of the previous century. Photo courtesy Noah Wolf

The Scandinavian station included citrus-cured char, orange and pickled Fresno chiles. Photo courtesy Noah Wolf

The Shawarma station featured chef served warm flatbreads with chicken, lamb, falafel, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber cubes, bell peppers, tzatziki, garlic aioli, hummus, tahini and tabbouleh. Photo courtesy Noah Wolf

Butler-passed hors d’oeuvres included deviled eggs... well as Honeycrisp apple, blue cheese and almond crostini and pork belly sliders with apple mostarda. Photo courtesy Noah Wolf


The Hyundai event at the beautiful new northeast Minneapolis venue, Machine Shop was dressed up to the nines with food to match. Here's a look:

(All Hyundai event photos courtesy BRB events)

Steps from the Mississippi River, Machine Shop hosts a variety of events in its open, flexible space. Reopened in 2016 after its past as part of the Pillsbury A-Mill, once the largest working mill in the world, this historic machinery shop has been carefully restored, keeping the original 1916 architectural details intact, while introducing modern luxury in this industrial space.

The New Standards, a beloved Twin Cities trio comprised of musicians who first made names for themselves playing for other bands (The Suburbs, Semisonic, more) entertained guests well.

Here's a look at the NFL Players’ Trust Association at Hutton House.

All photos courtesy The Trust.


D’Amico Catering: Super Bowl LII Events

Thursday, February 1, 2018

RBC Wealth Management Party • Location: RBC Wealth Management Lobby • Size: 230 guests

3M Corporate Party • Location: Weisman Art Museum • Size: 100 guests

NFL Players Trust Association VIP Party • Location: McNamara Alumni Center • Size: 750 guests

Friday, February 2, 2018

Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party • Location: International Market Square • Size: 1,500 guests

Facebook Tom vs Time Screening and Reception • Location: The Cowles Center • Size: 300 guests

Global Events Mazena • Location: McNamara Alumni Center • Size: 40 guests

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hyundai Super Bowl Reception • Location: Machine Shop • Size: 150 guests

NetJet Super Bowl Party • Location: International Market Square • Size: 500 guests

NFL Players Trust Association • Location: Hutton House • Size: 600 guests

GMR Marketing and US Bank • Location: Loring Social  • Size: 140 guests

Global Events Mazena • Location: Minneapolis Institute of Art • Size: 40 guests

Sunday, February 4, 2018

NFL Players Trust Association Viewing Party • Location: Hutton House • Size: 250 guests

3M Super Bowl Brunch • Location: AC Hotel • Size: 115 guests

Kathleen Stoehr

Kathleen Stoehr is the Director of Community & Content Strategy for Informa Connect | Catersource, which includes print and digital content, as well as live education at both Catersource, the Art of Catering Food, and Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit.