Marna’s Catering is a company with great vision for improvement, great service and fresh flavorful quality food. Our vision is to ensure that each guest receives prompt, professional, courteous service, to ensure that all guests are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve and that every customer is completely satisfied by the conclusion of each event. We consistently maintain clean and comfortable premises for our guests and staff. We only serve nutritional, well-prepared meals- using only quality ingredients. We earn the pleasure of being able to have the opportunity to serve our clients and their guests. Our team is professional and very passionate about making sure every event is top notch, we strive for perfection at every event we cater. Marna’s Catering has very competitive prices for all events, we work with our clients budgets and are willing to adjust our menu prices based on what they can afford. We always provide high quality food and service no matter how small or big the event is.
Chef Diaz was born in New York City but grew up in the Central American paradise of Costa Rica. It was in his family’s restaurant in Costa Rica that Chef Diaz learned the native dishes and his signature skills with ingredients and flavor combinations. Diaz’s creative menu reflects his heritage, training and experience and combines it with great American fare.
Published in the Maple Grove Magazine 2012, 2013 and Featured Front Cover June 2014.
“I love to customize different items for events, and I am always looking for new ingredients to create different menu items.
Married and father of two beautiful boys, I understand very well how important time and organization puts an event together.
As an Owner I strive for perfection every single time no exceptions how small of big the event is”.
Director of Operations
Nicole has been in the customer service for over 10 years, she loves pleasing clients, its more of passion than anything else.
With a degree in Business, Nicole will always make sure that each client receives a response within 24 hours.
“I understand how important the process of organizing an event and receiving a quote in a timely fashion.
From rentals to planning a perfect menu, I make sure my clients are pleased and stress free during all of our events.
I am mother of two boys and in my free time I love to lay in the sun and put some miles on my bike when the weather cooperates here in MN.”
I started working in hospitality 10 years ago and have never thought of doing anything else. I love to cook for others and making others feel special with new and endless different ways to cook . I appreciate the creativity in cooking and have great passion for fresh ingredients. I love working for Marnas Catering and being part of this awesome community of people. When not in the kitchen at Marna's, I am hanging out with my family, spending time with friends and playing in my home kitchen.
Event Catering Director
With a major in Hospitality Management, Carlos joined Marna's Catering in 2015. He started as an Event Captain, leading our service team and working closely with all the vendors involved in the events. In 2018, Carlos accepted the Catering Event Manager position and he is now working with all our current and potential clients, as well as hosting tastings, finalizing details for events, and managing the Catering Team. Outside of work, Carlos enjoys spending time with his dog and continues studying to achieve a Business Degree. Carlos represents a clear example of our vision and mission, his passion for event planning and customer service, go above and beyond! .
Catering Event Manager
Felicia comes to Marna’s with over 17 years of experience in the industry. She has worked on all levels of the restaurant world as well as event operations and planning. She has worked in numerous roles in training and development as well as new restaurant opening. Felicia has been a part of the opening team for over 8 new restaurants and looks forward to adding a restaurant under Marna’s management to the list of successes. She strives to bring her passion for the industry to every event and makes sure every client has the unique and quality experience they are expecting from Marna’s. Outside of work, Felicia enjoys seeing live music with her significant other, creating artwork and crafting, and playing with her two dogs! .
Catering Lead Chef
I have been cooking for over five years. Nothing brings me more joy than the wonderful aromas of the kitchen. To me, the smells spell comfort and contentment. Seeing people enjoy my cooking is my favorite aspect of being a Chef. I love everything about my job at Marna’s and hope to continue to grow both in my cooking and communal roots. If I am not at Marna’s, I can be found trying new restaurants, or at home testing new recipes! .
Social Media & Catering Service Specialist
Alex comes to Marna’s with nearly ten years in the customer service industry through hospitality and human resources. She started as an event server with us in 2018 and is now working as our Social Media & Catering Service Specialist. She is detail oriented and strives to ensure perfection in every aspect of each event she manages as well as all social media content for the company. In her spare time, Alex works as independent fitness coach, camping, & enjoys spending time out on the lake with her cat, Zola. .