Welcome to our family of Stillwater, Minnesota hospitality businesses, formed under the umbrella of St. Croix Boat and Packet (SCB&P) starting in 1982. With over 35 years of continued growth, our Catering company, Grand Catering, continues to offer our clients fabulous food at affordable rates.
St. Croix Boat and Packet (SCB&P) was incorporated by the Dick Anderson family after purchasing authentic paddlewheel river boats to provide St. Croix River cruises out of Stillwater, MN. Meals for the boats were created in the Anderson’s private kitchen.
Our first large kitchen was established on Main Street (the location when Nacho Mama’s now stands) to service the growing number of river boat cruises.
The historic UBC Lumber Building, located at 301 2nd Street S., Stillwater, was purchased by SCB&P to re-purpose and renovate the building into The Grand Pizza, the Grand Banquet Hall, and a 6,000 square foot catering kitchen. This newly renovated building still showcases some of the original woodwork of the Lumber Building days.
Chef Chris Jirovec is hired as head chef overseeing all catering aspects of the businesses, and is still with SCB&P after 18 years of service.
As our number of catering clients increased, The Grand Catering starts offering boxed lunches, deli trays, buffet service, bar service, catering supply rentals, Delivery and full service to the Stillwater and some surrounding areas.
The Historic Lowell Inn is purchased under the SCB&P umbrella to accommodate overnight guests and provide a public restaurant and rental space for meetings & events.
The Lowell Inn Event Center was constructed as an add-on to increase the Lowell Inn Wedding and Event space, along with additional new hotel rooms and an attached covered parking lot.
Grand Catering offers “Takeout Catering” available for purchase online, in addition to the full service offsite catering delivery business.
“Grand Catering, Stillwater, quickly provided us with excellent food, supplies and staff when we decided to host the memorial service for our Dad in our home. We can’t thank you enough.” John & Stefani
“Our wedding was held at a local Stillwater Church and Grand Catering provided a beautiful and delicious sit down dinner for our guests. We could not have been happier! ” Karen & Mark
“The small family reunion we were planning turned into a much larger affair. Grand Catering came to our rescue and provided a fun buffet picnic for us in the park at a very affordable per person rate. We couldn’t have cooked it ourselves for the price!” John and Sarah
“We want to thank you for helping put on the perfect party and ceremony for our wedding. The food, the service, the accommodations were all perfect! Thank you all so much. We Love The Grand!” Travis and Kaylie