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Leawood Cocktail Party Caterers

Browse these cocktail party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Leawood.

Terrace Catering
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Judy C.
Verified review

Pamela catered a Birthday Party for me and it was wonderful. All the guests were raving about the food and there were very few leftovers. I would recommend TERRACE Catering to anybody. Just a grand lady to deal with and I have NO Complaints.

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
Tim D.
Verified review

Leanne was professional in all our dealings. She handled delivery, set-up, and take-down for our event when all others had extra costs for the service. Her cupcakes for our wedding reception were out of this world and we received NUMEROUS compliments on their flavor. Would use her again in a heartbeat if I needed to. Highly recommend her!!

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

I wanted to have a relaxing dinner party with friends (8) and got just that. Brandon was awesome to work with, very professional and an amazing chef. I have an extreme dairy allergy and he had no issue making an entire dairy free meal. During the planning process I wasnt sure about the salad dressing because in the past I always hated this particular vinegarette. I decided to trust the chef. He came with the discussed dressing (which was really good) and 2 other options just to make sure I was happy. Everyone LOVED the food. So flavorful and great combinations. There wasn't a single menu item that was disliked by anyone. He came fully prepared, delivered an amazing dinner and left my kitchen as clean as it was before he got there. I would definitely recommend and hire again!

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

Mary Cobb/Malaura Catering did the appetizers for my afternoon wedding reception. The food was fantastic and her prices are great! She is very professional, yet flexible and personal when dealing with your event. Definitely recommend!

Chef Kansas City
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan A.
Verified review

ChefKC Catering did a wonderful job helping us plan and host a party (for 65) to celebrate the marriage of my brother. Chris and his team were professional and his advice was really helpful. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented while the staff were the perfect combination of polite and friendly. The entire event exceeded expectations. Chris and the team made everything so easy, and I can't thank them enough.

The Well Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
Verified review

The Well catered our annual corporate party. From the tasting, to communications, to set up, the service was quick and great. The food was exceptional! We have several "foodies" in our group and they were wow'd! We'd definitely use them again!

  • 6 years in business
Pat O.
Verified review

Came to our house and catered a holiday party. What fun! Great presentation and food that EVERYONE really liked. And the Chef Shanita was lively and entertaining. All the neighbors wanted to know about that pretty purple truck parked in front of our house.

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.

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
Rekha S.
Verified review

Chef Michele is amazing. She took care of everything. We had her cater our housewarming party. We had just finished moving in and wanted a stress free event. Chef Michele made is easy and relaxing. You can't go wrong.

No-Limit Catering
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon W.
Verified review

We hired Chef Mike on very short notice for an elegant Memorial Celebration we hosted in our home. He came up with a creative and delicious menu including a special lamb dish to honor my Aunt who had passed away. The food was wonderful and he was very responsive. He also proved to be very flexible as there was a power outage in our neighborhood so when he arrived on site to set up, there was no power in my home. When we arrived with guests in tow to a house with no power, Chef Mike was setting up and doing what he could to keep the party going with no power. We had a successful event and he and his helper cleaned up in the cold, darkening house with humor and care. I would definitely use No-Limit Catering again!

Brittany's Business
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jackson D.
    Verified review

    Brittany catered our birthday party. Food was amazing!

    Catering by Darla
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Ema B.
      Verified review

      Darla has catered several parties for me and my loved ones'. Her delicious homemade recipes and consistent professionalism have always been a huge favorite of ours! With 40 years experience in the food industry and a great palate for combining beautiful dishes, she delivers a hit every time👍🏼 Thank you Darla for always making my gatherings such a success♥️

      Pauline W.
      Verified review

      Sandra provided catering for our Ten Year Anniversary Party which was a summer poolside party for 65 people. From the outset, she was prompt in responding to our emails to her. She came to our home to assist us in planning the party. Not only did she advice us,but she also worked with the bartender to make sure she would have the correct amount of supplies for the bar! The night of the party, it was unseasonably warm. That did not stop Sandra from providing everything beautifully arranged and served. The food was delicious. We would highly recommend her services to everyone.

      • 6 years in business
      Alycia J.
      Verified review

      Moore's Creative Cuisine catered my 50th BD party. The Buffet was elegantly set up and the food was absolutely delicious. I had no idea of what type of food to have; but Anita's ingenious plans and arrangements worked perfectly for the occasion. All in attendance agreed.

      M&M Catering Company
      1.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      We provide top-notch exceptional catering for any event, small or large. From office parties, wedding receptions, or family reunions, we will make your event a memory that you can cherish forever.

      About

      We offer gourmet catering and event services, including hairstyling, bartending, serving, valet service, and all food and beverage services. We are well staffed and ready for your event. We have a photographer on staff; dramatic black-and-white and color photo service is available. We can do it all for your event.

      Sweets & Treats KC

      New To Thumbtack

      • 8 years in business
      About

      I provide all aspects from party planning to catering your event. I have over 20 years in the business.

      Small Dinner Parties

      New To Thumbtack

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I offer high quality catering services for in-home parties, anniversaries, small receptions, and other events (up to 20 people served). I also offer culinary instruction for all tastes, preferences, dietary restrictions (including gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian, and vegan), and budgets.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.