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Lenexa Wedding Caterers

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

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 6 reviews
  • 7 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!

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.

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.

  • 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!

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.

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We are one of Kansas City's premier full-service upscale/casual restaurants. We are available for private/corporate events and custom off-site 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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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.

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

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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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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!

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Bistro Kabak Catering: - Delivers delicious breakfasts, brunches, luncheons, sandwiches, cakes, pastries, and suppers to offices, meetings, and conferences in the Kansas City area. - Caters private dinner parties, small events, celebrations, and special occasions. - Offers a tasty selection of European, traditional, and Mediterranean fare made from scratch. Sample menu for offices, work teams, promotions, clubs, groups, meetings, showers, and conferences: - Sweet and savory crepes - Black forest ham sandwich - Oven-roasted chicken, tarragon, and dill salad sandwich - Ham, cheese, and scallion strata - Shrimp, hard-boiled egg, and aioli sandwich - All-beef italian meatloaf sandwich - Gourmet macaroni cheese with buttered breadcrumbs - Rustic individual quiches with butter crust - Homemade vegetable soup with brown rice - Homemade San Marzano tomato and basil soup - Victoria sponge with cream cheese frosting and berries - Espresso sponge cake with coffee and walnut buttercream filling - Red velvet cake with raspberry and cream cheese frosting - Carrot cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting - Chocolate chip, walnut, almond, and sunflower seed cookies - Lemon poppy seed cookies - Triple chocolate brownies - Apple, blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry crumble - Creme brulee cheesecake Sample menu for delivery to private dinner parties, family gatherings, special occasions, and celebrations: - Tuscan lasagna - Italian meatloaf in marinara sauce - Mannicotti - Boeuf a la bourguignonne - Cottage pie - Boeuf en daube - Gourmet macaroni cheese - Polla alla cacciatore - Coq au vin - Poulet a l'orange - Exotic chicken curry - Old English chicken pie - Rustic or gourmet quiche - Lentil and mushroom lasagna - Walnut and ricotta ravioli

  • 6 years in business
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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 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!

  • 28 years in business
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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