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Kansas City Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kansas City.

Belle Journee
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra D.
Verified review

I used Miranda of Belle Journee as a Reception Event Coordinator for my daughter's wedding on the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend. She went above and beyond what I expected. Her strength was anticipating needs and taking care of them before they were an issue. My daughter had two Food Trucks catering the event and Miranda had the foresight to have them stay at the back of the parking lot while the outdoor ceremony was taking place just so that their noise would not be an issue. Then she moved them up as needed for the apps. Worked out fabulously! Great eye for detail and really tuned into what we wanted. Thank you Miranda for all you did! I can't say enough about how you allowed me to relax during the event!

Indulge I, LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon C.
Verified review

Leanne has catered a luncheon and happy hour event for our company. She does an exceptional job coming up with menu ideas and the food has been wonderful! People within the company ask "who catered the food, it is delicious" We will continue to use Leanne for upcoming events and luncheons.

Two Pieces of Bread
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Maya J.
Verified review

I have had the opportunity to eat some of the wonderful and delightful dishes that the chef prepared and I have to admit I enjoyed every bite. See, I am from the south and we are particular in our food being flavorful, and the food, I must say was on point. I highly recommend 2 Pieces of Bread.

Occasions LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tahnee M.
Verified review

On time arrival and yummy food=winning combination! Good every time!

Malaura Catering
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
Verified review

Very professional, outstanding food! She works all with your individual style and needs and she helped make or wedding day mentally and delicious :-) All of our guests loved the food!

Taste of Love Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    David M.
    Verified review

    Her food is very delicious,you just feel the love as you eat,and everything is done in a professional manner,if you choose Taste of Love catering,you will enjoy it so much you will spread the good news around.

    Off The Vine Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Elaine W.
    Verified review

    Response to my inquiry was prompt and follow through with any of my questions were answered quickly. They were very helpful. My event was served delicious, food beautifully presented, more than I could imagine!! Their staff were very professional & interacted with everyone. They gave us unique, delicious food that stayed within our budget. We were very comfortable working with them & highly recommend them to anyone wanting delicious food that everyone will love, our guests sure did!

    Blind Box BBQ
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Mike M.
    Verified review

    The service was terrific and food was even better!! Kemer and Joe were right on time and got everything set up beautifully. We served right at 150 and everyone that I talked to thought the food was delicious!

    Over the Moon Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Kelsey H.
    Verified review

    The food was great and the customer service was outstanding!! Their professional presentation & product was on point and accommodating. I'm looking forward to eating a dinner course that includes the slam dunk cheese cake Jana makes!

    Famous Frank's Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Orazio C.
    Verified review

    Not only is the food fantastic, it's entertaining as well, your guest will leave happy... Best value.

    Catering On Locke
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Leon S.
    Verified review

    I have experience with Catering on Locke multiple times. He has catered our New Years Eve Party twice, I had him do my wife's 40th birthday party and all the food especially the brisket was amazing. The last time I had experience his catering was at a wedding where the bride and groom had used his service and again the food was very good. I am looking forward to the next event I have where I can use Catering on Locke.

    • 13 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Robin F.
    Verified review

    Michele was so easy to work with, her food was delicious and she worked with me on some special dietary needs! She is awesome and I will certainly use Exquisite Eats again.

    EventCo Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Kelly C.
    Verified review

    Shawn and the rest of the EventCo team knocked our food out of the park. Best experience with a caterer ever. Thank you Shawn

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Crystal C.
    Verified review

    great customer service. delicious, local food. would highly recommend using Howard's Organic Fare!!

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Rachel C.
    Verified review

    Pinstripes was amazing to work with, we will definitely use them in the future. Kayla was so nice, she was quick to respond and very easy to get ahold of. They were easy going and worked with our smaller budget and were flexible with us when we had to change our totals last minute! They arrived on time and had a great looking set up! Our people that came to our event couldn't get enough of the food, thank you for helping us show our volunteers how much we appreciate them by providing delicious food!

    • 5 years in business
    Charlotte H.
    Verified review

    Chris was AMAZING! Everything from the food to the punch was over the top, especially for the budget we were in. I wouldn't ever seek out anyone else for catering needs.

    Cupini's
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dylan K.
    Verified review

    From start to finish, the Cupini's crew was a delight to work with. Catering isn't an easy job, especially when dealing with demanding customers; however, Matt and his team were delightfully punctual, respectful, and mindful of our needs. The food, of course, is better than one can hope to have for a catered event. Where Cupini's really shines is in there house-made noodles and desserts.

    • 2 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Sheri M.
    Verified review

    Jerry went above and beyond while catering my event. The food was amazing as well as the presentation of the meal. He was very easy to work with and I can't wait for another opportunity to utilize his company again!

    Fresh and Tasty Catering
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Deborah C.
    Verified review

    Food was very tasty, service was excellent!

    Seed
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Michelle S.
    Verified review

    Seed was so wonderful to work with from start to finish. I explained what we were looking for and our likes and dislikes and food intolerances and she worked up a menu that was to die for. They were on time and had a beautiful display. Everyone at the wedding loved the food! I would use her again in a heartbeat.

    Blind Box BBQ
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Kinley R.
    Verified review

    Blind Box catered an office job at my work and I was blown away by their food so I contacted them about catering my wedding too.....I dealt with Jennifer and was really impressed - she helped me with everything - rentals, finding a good DJ and florist...plus every time I called or emailed, I got a quick response back. Our wedding was 3 weeks ago and I couldn't be happier... Their staff made everything perfect and the food looked - and tasted - amazing! I can't rave enough about the job they did!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good caterer?

    Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

    If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    How much does wedding catering cost per person?

    Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    What should you look for in a caterer?

    A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

    • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
    • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
    • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
    • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
    • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
    • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
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