Our Pizzas and MoreServed Fresh From Wood-Fired Mobile Oven
We use in-season, locally produced items when possible.
Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners
Catering packages are ideal for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions where there is a schedule for the event and dinners.
CATERING BRONZE PACKAGE
Our buffet includes four pizzas and a Caesar salad for up to thirty-five people.
CATERING SILVER PACKAGE
Our buffet includes four pizzas, salad of choice, and the Antipasti, Dips and Spreads Table, or two Appetizer Options for up to thirty-five people.
CATERING GOLD PACKAGE
Our buffet includes four pizzas, salad of choice, and the Antipasti, Dips and Spreads Starter, or three (3) Appetizer Options for up to thirty-five people. Antipasti and Dips and Spreads starter include the choice of the Midwestern or Norwegian Legacy Starter.
CATERING PLATINUM PACKAGE
Design a customized buffet including pizzas, salads, appetizers, starters, and deserts. Prices vary.
Upgrade to mixed green, watermelon, wild rice, pasta, or spinach and arugula salad.
Buffet table with a variety of Minnesota and Wisconsin produced cheeses, locally and house-pickled vegetables, olives, fresh fruit, crackers, slices of artisan bread, and at least one of our house-made dip and spread.
DIPS AND SPREADS STARTER
Table of house-made dips and spreads served with assorted crackers, fruit, and slices of artisan bread. Choice of three dips/spreads for the first seventy-five people. All dips and spreads are house-made (Salsa Di Parma, Spicy Feta dip, Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper dip, Spicy Chipotle dip, Drunken Figs with Goat Cheese, Sweet Maple (served with apples), Artichoke and Arugula, Fresh Herb Goat Cheese, Avocado Green Goddess). Add one additional dip/spread for each additional 75 people.
GOLD PACKAGE OPTION: MIDWESTERN LEGACY MEAT STARTER
The Gold Package allows clients that choose the Antipasti or Dips & Spread, instead of Appetizers, to choose a selection of regional artisan cured Minnesota and Wisconsin meats and cheeses.
GOLD PACKAGE OPTION: NORWEGIAN LEGACY STARTER STARTER
The Gold Package allows clients that choose the Antipasti or Dips & Spread, instead of Appetizers, to choose a selection of smoked salmon, trout and whitefish served either fresh or as fresh house-made spreads.
Open Houses are ideal for events such as graduation parties, corporate events, a celebration of life events, and birthday parties. Prices vary based on client expectations, event goals, menu, distance charges, and service days and times. Contact A Wandering Fire for details and pricing.
OPEN HOUSE: EXTRA LARGE
The Extra Large Open House Plan plus caesar salad. Serves 210 to 255 people and includes up to one-hundred-twenty craft pizzas served buffet style. The Client chooses any four pizzas from our catering menu. The Extra Large Open House Plan includes two and a half hours of service time.
OPEN HOUSE: LARGE
The Large Open House Plan plus caesar salad. Serves 150 to 210 people and includes up to ninety-five craft pizzas served buffet style. The Client chooses any four pizzas from our catering menu. The Large Open House Plan includes two hours of service time.
OPEN HOUSE: MEDIUM
The Medium Open House Plan plus caesar salad. Serves 110 to 150 people and includes up to seventy craft pizzas served buffet style. The Client chooses any four pizzas from our catering menu. The Medium Open House Plan includes one and a half hours of service time.
OPEN HOUSE: SMALL
The Small Open House Plan plus caesar salad. Serves 80 to 110 people and includes up to forty-five craft pizzas served buffet style. The Client chooses any three pizzas from our catering menu. The Open House Small Plan includes one hour of service time.
OPEN HOUSE: ADDITIONAL SERVING TIME
Upgrade to mixed green, watermelon, wild rice, pasta, or spinach and arugula salad.
Pizzas Cooked Fresh and Onsite
A Wandering Fire’s pizza doughs and sauces are all made from scratch.
The dough is the anchor of good pizza. No amount of toppings or gimmicky ingredients can cover the taste of a poorly crafted dough. The pizza dough is made from scratch a few days before the event. Making fresh dough way gives the dough the time to rise and rest.
Because every wedding menu is customized to the wedding couple, we make fresh sauces and toppings each week. Wherever appropriate, we buy ingredients from the local farmers, dairies, and butcher shops in the rural communities of western Wisconsin.
We work hard not to use prepacked or prepared ingredients on our menu.
-Artisan Pizza Choices-
We use the finest ingredients available for our pizzas. We make our own dough, sausage and sauces, and source products through local farms and businesses when possible.
Our pizzas are named after famous wanderers. Who is your favorite?
Who is your favorite?
Our classic wanderers all feature a traditional tomato sauce using quality ingredients and spice blends. Our red sauces are made weekly in our kitchen. We season our sausage and grow our shiitake mushrooms. We use quality ingredients in all our food.
House tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, and Himalayan salt.
House tomato sauce, house Italian fennel sausage, shiitake, and portabella mushrooms with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
House tomato sauce, Volpi artisan pepperoni, house seasonings with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
DORA THE EXPLORER
Our kids’ pizza! House tomato sauce and a mozzarella/provolone blend.
The Wanderers of Our Imagination
JAMES T KIRK (Our Signature Pizza)
Garlic infused olive oil, maple roasted sweet potatoes, pancetta, bleu cheese with a mozzarella/provolone blend, and a maple syrup drizzle.
Garlic infused olive oil, pancetta, roasted red pepper, red onion, fresh spinach with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
House fig sauce, prosciutto, bleu cheese, fresh arugula with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
The High Flyers
House pesto sauce with roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives, artichokes, feta cheese with a mozzarella/provolone blend. V
Garlic infused olive oil, asparagus, bacon, fresh scrambled eggs, parmesan cheese with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
The Souls that Wander
Garlic infused olive oil, dried Door County cherries, brie, tomatillos with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
Herb cream sauce, roasted chicken, roasted red peppers, fresh arugula with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
Garlic infused olive oil, roasted duck, red onions, roasted red peppers, broccoli with a mozzarella/provolone blend, and our house creamy chipotle sauce.
House tomato sauce, fresh pineapple, prosciutto, house seasonings with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
House garlic artichoke sauce, roasted red peppers, red onions, fresh arugula with a mozzarella/provolone blend.
Garlic infused olive oil, and house-smoked pulled pork, pepperoncini, house-pickled carrots and onions, pica pica seasoning with a mozzarella/provolone blend, and our house mustard BBQ sauce.
Contact us about developing your signature pizza!
Delicious Starters and Appetizers
Starters and appetizers are a great way to keep guests happy, excited, and comfortable while socializing before your reception.
Everyone eventually gets hungry depending on the time of the wedding, the wait between the ceremony and reception, and the type and amounts of alcohol being served. Hungry people are cranky people. You don’t want grumpy people on your happy day. Plus, you don’t want grandpa passing out in the reception line from low blood sugar. Something that happens far more often than people realize.
The following items are available in addition to our artisan pizza buffet.
– Individual Appetizers –
ASIAN SAUSAGE STUFFED DATES
Dates stuffed with spicy Asian sausage, wrapped in bacon, and served warm.
BACON-WRAPPED SWEET POTATOES
Maple roasted sweet potato chunks, seasoned with a spicy smoked paprika blend, wrapped in bacon, and served warm.
Skewers of fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil with a balsamic drizzle.
FRESH FRUIT PLATE
Fresh fruit plate with maple cream cheese dip.
GOAT CHEESE TARTLETS WITH PEACH CHUTNEY OR DRUNKEN FIGS
Mini tarts filled with fresh chive and topped with house-made peach chutney or port spiced figs.
Skewers of fresh melon, fresh mozzarella, and prosciutto with sea salt and a balsamic drizzle
PECAN AND GOAT CHEESE MARBLES
Herbed mini goat cheese balls rolled in spiced pecans. Served skewered with dried Door County cherries and fresh basil
PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED ASPARAGUS
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with vinaigrette drizzle
WILD MUSHROOM TARTLETS
A mixture of wild and cultivated mushrooms with shallots, fresh herbs, olive oil & egg, with a puff pastry crust
– Salads and Sides –
Romaine lettuce, shredded parmesan, and asiago cheese, house-made garlic croutons, tossed in house-made Caesar dressing. Anchovies are available upon request.
Penne or rotini pasta with fresh vegetables, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese with house vinaigrette.
SPINACH & ARUGULA SALAD WITH RHUBARB DRESSING
Fresh spinach & arugula with carrots, red onions, and radish, with rhubarb vinaigrette.
WATERMELON SUMMER SALAD
Fresh watermelon, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, cashews, and fresh mint.
MIXED SPRING GREENS
Mixed spring greens with tomato, red onion, candied walnuts, and fresh, in-season fruit with balsamic vinaigrette. Available with and without feta.
WILD RICE SALAD
Local wild rice with fresh vegetables (local and in season when possible), pecans, dried Door County cherries, with a light vinaigrette. Available with and without feta.
– Desserts and Treats –
House-made chocolate graham crackers, smeared with cookie butter, topped with house-made flavored marshmallows, heated in our wood oven until warm and bubbly, and served on plates.
BLUEBERRIES AND SHORTCAKE
Individual house-made shortcakes served with local blueberries, a touch of lemon & cardamom, sweetened with cane sugar, maple syrup, and topped with fresh whipped cream.
STRAWBERRY AND SHORTCAKE
Individual house-made shortcakes served with local strawberries, a hint of vanilla, sweetened with cane sugar, maple syrup, and topped with fresh whipped cream.
SARA’S TIPSY PIES
Located in Stillwater, MN, Sara’s Tipsy Pies makes a variety of hand pies, including Carousing Caramel Apple, Boozy Blueberry Lemon, Irish Whiskey Pecan, and more. We will order and pick up your pies for you, then warm them in our wood-fired oven to serve. Check out www.sarastipsypies.com for more details.
– Non-Alcoholic Beverages –
BLUEBERRY CARDAMOM LEMONADE
STRAWBERRY BASIL LEMONADE
WILD BLACKBERRY ICED SENCHA GREEN SWEET TEA
– Special Dietary Requests –
A Wandering Fire offers vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options.
The Gluten-Free Alternative
The gluten-free alternative is our pizzas served on a gluten-free sandwich wrap. Cross-contamination is possible—limited availability. Please Note: all of our food is prepared in the same kitchen as we make our dough, and we use wheat flour to dust our pizza peels when we are serving. We make every attempt to clean our areas, peels, and oven floor when cooking GF. However, there is a possibility of flour contamination.
The Herbivorous Pizza
We are happy to serve many of our items using vegan meats and are cheese-free. To keep to our quality standards, we use products from The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis. We have experience with creating entire vegan-friendly catering events. Additional charges may apply.
– Additional Services –
Staff will deliver appetizers to guests. Cost is based on 1 hour of service.
Salads will be plated and placed at each table setting.
Staff will deliver desserts to guests.
CLEANING OF RENTED TABLEWARE
Staff will scrape and box rented plates, napkins, and silverware.
Clients may substitute Bamboo or Palm Leaf plates and bowls for standard compostable paper plates and bowls for any part of the service.
A Wandering Fire will develop a signature pizza just for your event. Cost varies based on time and ingredients.
In certain circumstances, additional staff or longer than standard hours are required. For instance, if the buffet location is away from our set up area and a runner is required, or the venue requires us to be on the scene earlier than is needed for setting up. A cost estimate will be prepared at the time of the proposal.
GRATUITY – Recommended 18%
Recommend gratuity is 18% of the pretax invoice. 100% of the gratuity is divided with the staff. Gratuity is optional. Gratuity is not taxed.
A round distance travel charge will be assessed for service locations with a Google Maps drive time over 55 minutes from our home base. Distance charges will be calculated based on drive time, actual mileage, and the number of staff required to serve your event properly.
For service locations with a Google Maps drive time over two hours and fifteen minutes from our home base, a travel fee of $1,000 per hour of drive time plus the distance charge.
For service locations with a Google Maps drive time over three hours and thirty minutes, there is a lodging charge of $150 per staff person.
Pay by Check
Checks should be mailed to 2860 275th St, St Croix Falls, WI 54024. Payable to A Wandering Fire. If you are mailing a check, let us know ahead of time. Mail service is a bit slow in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. We will let you know when we receive the check.
Pay by Credit Card
We accept Mastercard, VISA, Discover, and American Express.
Pay by Cryptocurrencies
If you are interested in paying with cryptocurrency, please contact us directly to discuss the options.