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Kansas City Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding 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
Sarah B.
Verified review

We hired Kirby for day of coordination, and I am so thankful that we had her. Miranda, Kirby, and I had met before and created a timeline, and I was able to ask many questions, email them both, and depend on them to confirm details of the wedding with all the vendors. The wedding day was rainy, and that made everything much more difficult for Kirby. But she helped set up the rain back up plan for the ceremony, listened to what I wanted, worked closely with the photographer, diverted questions, and helped make sure that everything went smoothly despite nothing going like our original plan. She did all that- plus much more that I probably don't even realize, as the bride, she kept me pretty well out of it so I could enjoy my special day. We couldn't have done it without her.

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

Leanne was great! Even though we gave her very short notice, she got the linens pressed and ready, and provided great service for our wedding!

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

We hired Two Pieces of Bread to cater our wedding. It an excellent choice. Brandon was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire experience. He went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we were served delicious food for our wedding. I would highly recommend using Two Pieces of Bread for your catering needs.

Taste of Love Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Lashaunda W.
    Verified review

    Loved the food the many times I've eaten it. Also around the holidays my family loved the german chocolate cake and the peach cobbler you baked for us. I am looking forward to you doing your thing at our wedding reception...Love you!

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

    They took my vision for my wedding reception with vegetarians and carnivores and and a true ethnic tapestry and made it into a wonderful celebration that all could enjoy. People came up and told us how much they love the food. The service was excellent and we could not have asked for a better experience.

    • 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!

    About

    I cater to small groups. I do this as a side hobby. I love entertaining and giving customers that one-on-one attention and personalized service.

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    I am a commissioned minister who would be honored to be your wedding officiant. I want to make your wedding ceremony all that you ever dream of.

    About

    We will accommodate any need and will work with your budget and timeline to bring you the best event possible. We, as a caterer need you to recommend us to others. That is the only real, tried and true method of growing a catering company. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.

    About

    We are specializing in Mexican food. We are the former owner of La Puesta Del Sol Mexican restaurant in Elgin, Illinois, looking to start a new business in the Kansas City area.

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    We do any kind of event cooking. We only have our own pull behind smoker, chaffing, dishes, etc.

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    I make it my business to get everything you have asked for, so, therefore, I pay close attention to detail. I work with a budget that fits you. The services that I offer is a proposal planning for when you're ready to pop the question. I will also plan your bachelor or bachelorette party, rehearsal, dinner ceremony, and reception. You, the client, is my top priority, and your satisfaction is very important to me. Free To Be Me Bridal will take the worry and the planning off your shoulders because you have enough to worry about.

    About

    We are an independently owned fast, casual barbecue restaurant located in Olathe. We offer catering services for any occasion. We love doing boxed lunches for your meeting or full-service buffets for your private party. We can drop and go, or stay and serve. We will work with you on your menu and your budget. We take jobs of any size, and we deliver! We provide an exciting new option for barbecue catering.

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    The following are available: * Philly cheese steak * Chicken, turkey or ham sandwiches with fresh, hot, grilled vegetables * Gourmet burgers with hand-pressed patties * Fresh, tossed salads and rice bowls * Tuxedo fries * Soft-serve ice cream with a selection of flavors We offer a large choice of kid's menu.

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    We will provide food for any party, convention, gathering or event. We will set up a food kiosk and serve foods from brown bag to gourmet.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We take time to meet all our customers needs. We design party trays above expectations for our customers. All staff members are certified in the state for handling food. Your event is our event, so we take it personal.

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    I have been an ordained pastor for over 13 years. I have officiated dozens of weddings and funerals and am always honored to be invited as one of the most important parts of people's lives. I promise to honor the requests you have for your service, ensuring a memorable experience for all involved. The services I provide include the following: * Wedding officiant * Funeral officiant * Pastoral counseling * Premarital and marital counseling * Hospital visitation I am a pastor with a love for people and am always honored to be a part of their most important life-shaping and life-changing events. My price is reasonable and always negotiable depending upon your needs.

    About

    KCDTC dba Watcha' Havin' Catering specializes in hospitality functions including catering and bartending, event management and home delivery of ready-to-eat meals. In its marketing efforts, under the name Velociti Marketing Inc, the company represents authors, artists, companies, restaurants, individuals and more by hosting events, catering and promoting conventions. VMI also provides public relations, publicity, web and blog content and aids in fund-raising and seeking donations and grants for not-for-profit organizations. "It is a pretty recognizable brand name. Originally it was Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web but we settled on Yahoo." - Jerry Yang KCDTC was founded in 1986. VMI was founded in 1992, under the name DarkStar Productions. Later, the company became the Nexus Teknology Group, and finally Velociti Marketing Inc to distinguish itself from other like-named companies. Currently, VMI is involved in promotional campaigns for the Citizens for an Independent America, Kansas City Dance Theatre Company (KCDTC), Kansas City Cosmic Expo and the Kansas City bid for the 2018 World Horror Convention.

    About

    Brancato's Catering provides not only fine food but service customized to the special event needs of its customers. From corporate functions to weddings, from backyard picnics to elegant soirees and from hors d'oeuvres to full-service meals, Brancato's Catering offers the finest event coordination.

    About

    First and foremost, my customers come first! I provide services base on customers' needs. I am very flexible with menu choices. I specialize in gourmet cooking and in international cuisine: American, Mexican, Caribbean, etc. I am versatile in any meal period: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At DeVine Catering, we use only fresh ingredients and make everything from scratch. We service with a smile! Thanks.

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    I take a budget friendly approach to planning and catering. Most "event planners" charge for their expertise. I am a free resource to all my clients!

    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.

    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.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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