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Lenexa Caterers

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

Leanne was professional and listened to our specific needs. She is a pleasure to work with!

Taste of Love Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Charletta R.
    Verified review

    Tast of Love catering has the best quality food and wonderul menu. The food is delightful and colorful with tremendous flavor!!! Excellent customer service and accurate timing.

    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!

    • 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 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!

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    I fix all food from scratch including desserts. From breakfast to dinner, you can count on me. There is no business too small or too large.

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    I am a Kansas based professional fine dining caterer who can fulfill any cuisine desires that will fulfill your palate.

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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 am a professional chef and baker, and I am based in Greater Kansas City, Missouri. My career began in 1989 where I worked at the Westin Crown Center in the bakery department. Since then, I've worked at the Nelson Art Gallery as a baker/cook and had the opportunity to head a bakery on 18th Vine Street. I have years of knowledge and the capacity to provide excellent customer service.

    • 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.

    About

    Since 1996, Taste Of Amore Catering Co. has led the greater Kansas City area in catering and event planning. With our innovative designs and wide arrange of available styles, we can help you plan the event of your dreams and offer you a memorable experience.

    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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    We are a full-service catering and event planning company. We focus on creating the perfect event for our clients, from food to service and start to finish.

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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 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.

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    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.

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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.

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    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.

    • 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.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Casual American Cuisine Caterer for a Cocktail Party of 50-100 Guests

    Independence, MO

    • Event type
      Cocktail party
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      Finger foods only. Not enough spots for everyone to sit. An "open house" type event.

    Need a Catering Service Professional

    Ottawa, KS

    • Event type
      Cocktail party
    • Cuisine type
      Other (cheese platter and fruit platter and crackers)
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      For a Celebration of life

    Need Italian or BBQ Catering for a Buffet Catered Event of 150-200 Guests

    Kansas City, MO

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Italian, BBQ
    • Number of people
      150-200
    • Additional Service(s)
      Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
    • Details
      approx. 200 guests
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