Food and Beverage Services

Industry award-winning Kelber Catering is the exclusive caterer and concessionaire for the Minneapolis Convention Center. As an integral part of the convention business in Minneapolis since 1927, they have the experience to bring your dining desires to fruition.

Ensuring your meals run smoothly, Kelber's on-site management team is available before, during and after to guarantee you the highest level of customer service. Kelber is a local family-owned company whose total commitment is to provide the finest food and beverage service available.


Catering

Our highly trained culinary team is proud to say that, from pastries to entrees, all of our food is prepared in our on-site, state-of-the-art facility.

Kelber Catering specializes in creating menus to fit the uniqueness of your event. From grand receptions of 10,000 to intimate affairs or your everyday needs of concession retail services, Kelber Catering embraces the challenge of captivating your palate and exceeding your expectations. Our mission is to make your event run impeccably.

From grand receptions for 8,000 in the exhibit halls to intimate affairs in Seasons or the every day needs of concession services, Kelber Catering has the facilities and knowledge to execute your event flawlessly.

>>>View Kelber Catering Menus Here

Dunn Bros. Cafe

Dunn Bros. Cafe is located first-floor main lobby of the Minneapolis Convention Center. Owned and operated by Kelber Catering, the cafe is open daily 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and offers fresh baked goods and sandwiches prepared in Kelber's on-premise bakery by their award-winning pastry chefs. 

All coffee served  by Kelber Catering in the Minneapolis Convention Center, including catering functions and retail outlets, is roasted on-premise by Dunn Bros. certified roasting professionals.

Contacts
Lisa Anderson, Director of Catering Sales, 612.335.6321
Heidi Hudson, Catering Sales Manager, 612.335.6082
Stephanie Case, Catering Sales Coordinator, 612.335.6171
Kim Nelson, CEO


Food Sampling

All events that are distributing food and beverage samples must obtain approval from MCC and Kelber Catering. Exhibitors that distribute food and/or beverage samples during an event and have obtained prior approval from show management must complete a “Convention Center Food Sample Application”.

>>>Download Convention Center Food Sample Application & Guidelines

You may pay by check or credit card through our online ordering process. Your application and payment must be received by the Convention Center 15 days prior to the 1st show day for advance rate or standard rate shall apply.

>>>ORDER FOOD SAMPLING SERVICES ONLINE

Submit your completed application to our Exhibitor Services Department either by fax or by mail to:

Minneapolis Convention Center
Exhibitor Services
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2781
Fax: 612.335.6600

An additional inspection processing fee will be assessed to show management based on the number of booths that distribute samples during an event.  See current MCC price list for details.

Hand washing stations and 3 compartment sinks may be provided by show management.  Please check with your show manager to ensure proper compliance.

Additional Information:

- Food and/or beverage samples may only be distributed directly from an exhibit booth, within the show floor exhibit space.

- Food and/or beverages samplings are limited to products manufactured, processed or distributed by the exhibiting company.

- Hand washing stations and 3 compartment sinks may be provided by show management. Please check with your show manager to ensure proper compliance.

- All items distributed are limited to SAMPLE SIZE:

  • Food portions are limited to 2 ounces
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are limited to 5 ounces
  • Alcoholic beverage samples are limited as follows:
  • Beer – 3 ounces
  • Wine – 1.5 ounces
  • Liqueur or Cordials – .75 ounce
  • Distilled Spirits – .50 ounce

Exhibitors who wish to distribute alcohol samples from their booth must contact Kelber Catering in advance for fees and regulations involved with sampling under Kelber Catering’s liquor license. Kelber Catering retains the right of final approval on the dispensing of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages by exhibitors.

Questions? Call 612.335.6550

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