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Terry John Zila Catering

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Meet The Chef

Terry John Zila has been experimenting in the kitchen his entire life. Twenty years in the restaurant industry has exposed him to a wide variety of cooking styles. In his private dining and corporate events and in-home cooking classes, he uses that culinary knowledge to create unique events. Whatever cuisine you might like, be it Asian, European or American cuisines, he can create the exact culinary experience you're looking for.


Terry is also the Chef Ambassador for Bosch/Thermador/Gaggenau appliance brands. This position allows him to utilize both his culinary and kitchen design background to bring his Chef-Driven Designer perspective to the BSH line.


In Minneapolis, Terry has taught at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Grand Fete and Mackenthun's Fine Foods for over a decade, and operates, a wedding cake and special occasion dessert business, Terry John Zila Catering and Sel et Terre, his monthly pop-up restaurant.


He has appeared on the Food Network's Bakers Vs. Fakers, DIY Network's Curb Appeal and appears regularly as a Food and Entertaining Contributor for ABC affiliate KSTP's Twin Cities Live, NBC affiliate KARE 11 News and CBS affiliate WCCO's Morning News. He is also a guest Chef on The Matt McNeil Show on AM 950 KTNF Radio.


Tel: 612-237-0129

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In-Home Fine Dining

Bringing the Restaurant Experience to you.

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Desserts & Pastries 

The Grand Finale

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Crowd Pleasing Selections with Something for Everyone 

The Appetizer Menu


Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta Croustades

Seafood Salad Lettuce Wraps with Shrimp and Cod (GF)

Flank Steak Croustades

Italian Chicken Meatballs with Marinara Sauce (GF)

Coconut Beer Shrimp Spicy Marmalade Sauce

Lobster Rolls

Onion and Parmesan Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp (GF)

Roasted Vegetable Croustades

Chicken Satay (GF)

Mini Lamb Chops (GF)

Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus

Walleye Fritters with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Black Bean Brown Rice Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Roasted Vegetable Phyllo Straws

Cheese Puff Pastry Rounds

Smoked Salmon Canapés with Soft Herbed Cheeses.

Lemon Poached Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Aioli (GF)

Seared Tuna on Wonton Crisps with Sushi Mayonnaise and Tobiko

Gougere Cheese Puffs

Individual Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Quiches

Guacamole & Tortilla Chip (GF) 

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (GF)

Spicy Mock Duck Buns

Curried Egg Salad with Pistachios & Golden Raisins Romaine Lettuce Boats (GF)

Tomato, Mozzarella and English Cucumber Pesto Skewers (GF)

Mini Filet Mignon Sandwiches on Gougeres

Crunchy Asian Shrimp Rounds

Chicken & Shrimp Sui Mai Dumplings with Asian Dipping Sauce

Fried Pork Spring Rolls

Pork & Shrimp Potstickers

Tarragon Maple-Glazed Almond Chicken Salad in Romaine Lettuce Boats (GF)

Taco Bar with Beef, Chicken & Vegetable or Artisan Sausage & Hot Dog Bar

House-Made Potato Chips & Dips (GF)


Dessert Station:

Apple & Riesling Golden Raisin Phyllo Straws, Caramel Dipping Sauce

Lemon & Raspberry Tartlets

Mini Lemon, Blueberry & White Chocolate Scones

Chocolate Truffles (GF)

Cookies: Triple Ginger, Orange Cornmeal, Triple Chocolate Triple Pepper

Breakfast Cookies with Bacon and Granola

White, Milk & Dark Chocolate Brownies

Handmade Chocolates & Caramels, French Gelees (GF)

French Macarons


White Chocolate, Coconut, Walnut & Toffee Bourbon Blondies

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Terry John Zila Catering

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