Event Dining

An executive-level dining experience

Our experienced culinary team proudly crafts gourmet dishes that will redefine your expectations of corporate event cuisine.

The Heritage Center culinary team has carefully curated plated and buffet menus to suit your event’s unique needs, theme, and dietary considerations. Choose one of our convenient meal plans or work with our chefs to design a personalized menu created exclusively for your event. From all-day affairs to simple yet sophisticated snack service, the dining options at Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center are sure to surprise and delight your guests!

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Planning Your Event’s Dining

The Corporate Menu

Craving something customized exclusively for your event? The sky is the limit with the Heritage Center culinary team. From decadent multi-course menus to corporate picnics to specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, there’s nothing our team can’t create for you.

Choose your favorites from a variety of menu options, like our New York Deli Buffet or our healthy and fresh Fit menus, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing every delicious detail will be seen to by our experienced chefs!

About Our Heritage Plan Day Package

Our most popular meal package for business events is our Heritage Plan, which includes a full day of dining:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Mid-Morning Refreshment Break
  • Buffet or Boxed Lunch
  • Afternoon Refreshment Break

Meet Our Chefs

Derek Vangstad

Executive Chef

Derek Vangstad started as Head Chef at the Heritage Center at the end of 2022. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and has been in the industry for 20 years in restaurants, nursing homes and hotels. With his significant experience in banquets, Derek is no stranger to catering for major events; he worked hotel banquets during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, describing the experience as “probably the craziest two weeks of [his] life!” Derek loves seeing people enjoy the food that he makes, and he’s excited to lead our talented culinary team. In his spare time, Derek enjoys hanging out with his family, playing video games, snowboarding, movies and traveling.

Tim Nordgaard

Sous Chef

Culinary training: 20 years of catering with D’Amico culminating as Chef of the Metropolitan Ballroom and The Beach Club

Previous work experience: 3 years Chef Nicollet Island Inn, 20 years of D’Amico Catering including Chef at Macnamara Alumni Center, Metropolitan Ball Room and Calhoun Beach Club

Any specializations, niches, or cuisines they enjoy cooking the most: Italian and Modern American Fine Dining

Favorite cuisine to cook: At home I love to cook Mexican food and anything I can put on the grill

Barb Schlender

Pastry Chef

Culinary training: Culinary Program at Le Cordon Bleu

Previous work experience: Pastry at D’Amico Catering for 10 Years

Any specializations, niches, or cuisines they enjoy cooking the most: All pastry but expecially Miniature Desserts. I love baking!

Favorite cuisine to cook: I love to cook as well, but especially Italian and Mexican.

Picture your extraordinary event here.

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