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Leavenworth Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Leavenworth.

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.

Personal Chef KC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Danyel G.
Verified review

I found Chef Leto under a bit of a time crunch, and I needed him to cater breakfast and lunch, on set, for a film crew of 40...which is no small task. He was quick to respond, work with my budget, and everyone was over the moon with both breakfast and lunch. He will absolutely be my first phone call for our next shoot. Thank you, Chef!

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 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 11 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.

    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.

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

    I had a chance to enjoy Frank's wonderful Italian pasta dish and salad. Both were outstanding. If you are planning any kind of gathering, wedding, or party I would highly recommend Frank's Catering. You will not be sorry and you will have your friends/family coming back for seconds.

    Chefs on the Go
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 13 years in business
    Sophie G.
    Verified review

    I had to plan a sorority brunch two weeks before the event was planned to occur and Jerry was super easy to work with. He not only worked with my schedule on short notice, but he was willing to help make our budget work and gave us a great meal! I would definitely consider him for future events, and will recommend him to other people for their events big or small.

    About

    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

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

    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.

    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.

    About

    I am a Kansas City-based chef. My specialties include catering, personal in-home services, and cooking classes.

    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.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    Home cooked delicious food delivered to your location, prepped and served, ready to eat. With over 600 weddings catered we are the talk of the town.

    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.

    About

    I am a nondenominational minister in Greater KCMO who officiates weddings. I provide help with planning the event.

    About

    I use to cater out in Napa, CA at a country club. I really enjoyed the business. I love being around people and being in the food business.

    About

    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

    Ambrosia means the food of the gods or something especially delicious to taste or smell. Ambrosia Catering is a local catering company. Our executive chef has been in the culinary industry for 30 years. Our food is always fresh, locally sourced when available, and made from scratch especially for your event. With Ambrosia Catering at your event, the food will be delicious, the service excellent, and your guests would be WOWED!

    • 28 years in business
    About

    In a word, Taste is who we are, what we do and how we live. Your event is about great taste and we ensure that your vision is expressed in every detail. First impressions are the one chance to show your guests or clients how important they are. Taste has 23 years of hospitality, bar and catering experience. From an intimate wedding reception to a plated dinner for 300, we have done it. Some of our many distinguished clients include The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Time Magazine, The Kauffman Foundation, March of Dimes, Hostess Brands, Stinson, Morrisson Hecker, and University of Kansas Hospital. Personal service is the key to your satisfaction and that's what Taste delivers, everytime, no exceptions.

    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.

    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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    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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