Meet Chef Gar!

Gar Olson is a chef with 40 years of experience catering events. During his career he has been a chef for fine dining establishments, country clubs and now proudly wears his chef coat at SpareTime.

Gar is the chef clients turn to when they need someone to help them tailor a menu to their personality and event. He has honed his skill at interviewing clients to create custom dining experiences that truly represent the personality of the hosts. He makes preview tasting available to insure clients have an accurate expectation. Whether you are hosting a large wedding or smaller event, Gar can create a menu that will delight your guests and fit your budget. For plated formal events he can provide the staff, china, linens and liquor service for a fine dining experience. Likewise, he can throw a great themed buffet style barbecue to add to your country Barn Dance. With Gar, you will find that not only is his food impactful, his presentation is as well.

Customized Catering

    (507) 456-5326   



From sandwiches to gourmet entrees and luscious desserts, we aim for your complete satisfaction. Whether it's a team-building happy hour, a company-wide picnic, or an elegant wedding reception… we have the service options, menu variety and experienced team to assure that your event meets your budget and needs.




Whatever type of catered event you're hosting, you need menu choices that combine good taste and plentiful options within your catering budget. SpareTime Catering tailors an affordable catering menu to suit your needs. We offer any type of food or service requested by you!

Let us be your personal chef!

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"I have had food catered from SpareTime, for both large and small events, and the food has always been great! The ease of being able to email your order in makes it so easy and quick! It's so nice to have a place like this in Owatonna!”

-Rona Holcomb 

Southern MN Initiative Foundation

"We recently chose Catering by SpareTime for our wedding reception and could not have been more pleased with the professionalism, creativity, & overall execution of our special day. The staff created a menu using our vision and left our guests speechless! We would recommend SpareTime Catering to anyone looking for something other than the 'everyday' wedding meal!"

-Tom and Miranda

Contact us

333 18th St SE, Owatonna, MN 55060  /   (507) 451 - 2524

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