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Lenexa Food Service Consultants

Browse these food service consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lenexa.

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!

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.

Personal Chef KC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bob G.
Verified review

Fantastic all around service and food. Leto is easy to work with, flexible and responsive. We worried about nothing; he arrived on time, set up beautifully, provided great food, and cleaned up. Awesome!!!

Rico's Island Delight BBQ
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Terfy W.
Verified review

Food was awesome and service was the best.

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 5 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.

    Torched Goodness
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Andi N.
      Verified review

      They make throwing a big birthday bash easy! They cook, bring the food and serve outside so there is no mess in your home! Tasty food and a fun way to draw a crowd. :-).

      Mr. Bacon BBQ
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 7 years in business
      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Brian C.
      Verified review

      On time, great attitude. Food was hot and ready. Great deal for great price.

      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.

      Over the Moon Catering
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      Daniel M.
      Verified review

      We had the salmon, green beans and yams and is was excellent. The salmon was cooked just right and was flakey . The glaze on the salmon was very flavorful. The yams were tender and tasted very good. The green beans were fresh and cooked in a little garlic that accented the taste of the green beans. The presentation was very appealing. She arrived on time was setup and ready to serve as expected. Her servers were very professional and polite. She provided service for 100 people. She cleaned up and left the serving area spotless. I would definitely use her again for my next event

      • 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.

      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Emily And Steven L.
      Verified review

      We asked Craig to cater our wedding because sharing a locally sourced, delicious meal with our loved ones was a top priority for our celebration. We love our Kansas City local food movement, and Craig is at the heart of it. He came highly recommended to us, and we knew right away that we'd made a great choice. We loved working with Craig, and our wedding meal was indeed a highlight of our day! Craig worked with us to design an abundant menu that was within our budget. Our outdoor barn wedding aimed to blend elegance with down home comfort, and we wanted the meal to be an experience that connected our guests with one another. Despite spatial challenges with our venue, Craig found creative solutions and customized a style of service to do just that. Craig worked with our favorite farmers to source vegetables, fruit, and meat that we knew were sustainably produced with great care. The appetizers and main courses expressed and enhanced the variety, beauty and flavor of our region. Then Craig recreated and served up our leftovers with late night snacks that surprised and delighted our guests. They still rave about the wedding food! Working with Craig was a pleasure; he was responsive and flexible, engaging us in the creative process and accommodating our preferences throughout the process. We truly appreciate Craig's stewardship of our local food system, and his keen talent to create an absolutely delicious meal. Thanks for helping us enjoy a unique and unforgettable celebration!

      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.

      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!

      Encore Events LLC
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Coach R.
      Verified review

      I have known Erin for over 10 years and I can always count on her to take care of anything that she undertakes with pride and a smile on her face. For the past four years, Erin has taken care of all the food needed for our Colorado CC camp from planning the meals to preparing, serving and cleaning up afterwards. Taking care of the meals for almost 300 kids and staff for a week is a job in an of itself! Pleasing their palates with different meals including a gluten free option is no easy task but somehow Erin always seems to be able to with a smile on her face. She always seems to find time to help with other details of the camp as well as helping with the campers. I know that Erin has made my life so much easier for that week. She has and will hopefully continue to be an integral part of our camp. I can't say enough about Erin's ability to coordinate all aspects of the meals needed for our camp! Coach Ramsey

      About

      We offer a great lounge and drinks. Our "happy hour" is from Tuesday to Friday at 4:30 to 7:00. It's one of the best happy hours in town. Cheap apps and drinks are served up by one of the best bartenders in town. Our restaurant is serving a more upscale menu.

      About

      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!

      About

      I'm not really a business yet. This is just an invitation to show off my skills and let others enjoy really good food. There's not enough fine dining in Missouri or seafood for that matter. I'd like to present some wonderful dishes that I know people will enjoy and hopefully ask for my services again and again.

      About

      I create semi-healthy Midwestern style hearty food for your hard-earned dollar. I cook tasty snacks. I cook for flavor and appeal.

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      We don't serve what we wouldn't eat ourselves or serve to our own family. We also do whatever we can to make your celebration as stress free as possible. We pride ourselves on great tasting food and customer service.

      About

      We provide party planning assistance, DJ/KJ, and sound consulting for venues and bands. We will also help with the upgrades.

      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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