In 1964, the Minneapolis Auditorium was expanded to include a 100,000 sq ft exhibit hall, renamed the Minneapolis Auditorium and Convention Center (MACC). Three local business men took over the concession operation and Kelber Catering, Inc. was founded.
By the 1980s, convention business in the Minneapolis was booming and the City realized the potential for even more business if they were to build a larger, up to date Convention Center. Hence, the MACC was torn down and replaced by a new, state of the art facility, the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC).
Phase 1, with just one of the copper dome, opened in 1989. Phase 2, adding two more domes and our present ballroom was completed in 1991. Then ten years later, in 2001, one more dome, the expandable auditorium, a lower level Exhibit Hall and greatly enhanced kitchen facilities were added to complete the facility.
Today, Kelber Catering Inc. is the exclusive foodservice provider at the Minneapolis Convention Center. KCI is still owned by three local families and has built a national reputation for offering unique, upscale catering services. KCI has the unique status of being capable of providing world class cuisine and is not part of a large conglomerate, but is an independent catering company that consistently performs at the highest level.
We like challenges. In 2005, Microsoft selected Minneapolis as the site for its World Partners Conference. The conference brought more than 10,000 people to the City of Lakes, and challenged Kelber to the utmost. In four days, we served 78,000 meals!
Reformed Judaism required us to serve 3,500 kosher meals with three kosher entree selections in 16 separate regional rooms.
And did we tell you about our work with the International Association of Culinary Professionals? We worked with the Food Network chefs to expand a recipe for four guests into a gala dinner for 3,000!
Whatever you envision, we're ready to bring it to fruition.