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Topeka Caterers

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Malaura Catering
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Terri J.
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Our book club used Malaura Catering as an alternative to finding a restaurant with a private room for our Holiday gathering. Having our dinner and meeting in a members home was perfect, and having Mary Cobb deliver a delicious, ready-to-serve dinner took pressure off the hostess. Mary offered a wide menu of options and was open to our special requests as well (nut allergy). We are already planning to use her again!

Juli's Coffee & Bistro
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary U.
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We had a small party of 35 and had Juli cater warm and cold appetizers. We talked in advance and she made suggestions as to what would work for our particular event. She showed up promptly and set everything up, including arranging it nicely in my table. Everything tasted fabulous and we had many guests asking for her name. We defiantly will use her again.

Georgia H.
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La Carib did our Bridal Show a couple of years at Kansas Expo Center and the Booth was packed with Brides and Vendors tasting her delicious food

Kayla S.
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Terry was a pleasure to work with! He had a wide variety of options, and worked with us to ensure that we had everything we needed. His toasted baguette topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon, and caprese skewer were a big hit! I recommend Premier Catering for all of your catering needs!

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Large to small, professional to elegant, we do it all! Let us make your special event stress free. We have worked with nearly all venues in the surrounding area.

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I provide professional chef service. I cater to single events for small gathering (up to 12 guests) to long-term cooking in your home.

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For any occasion, we can respond in 45 minutes. We will set up with tablecloths, cups, napkins, utensils, plates, decorations and a smile. We can provide hot and cold food.

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At Southern Accent, whether you are welcoming the birth of a new child or celebrating a marriage, it is our utmost pleasure to ensure that you have dined well.

  • 12 years in business
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it's the little things that count, our team work on the Details

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I have several years of experience in catering functions. I work with the client to ensure a successful event.

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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.

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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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We offer mobile BBQ and catering services around the greater Kansas City area. We can cook on-site, cater in, and ship our products!

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We have been in business for 25 years. Our staff has been with us for years. We have great food. We enjoy seeing the smiling faces of our customers after they eat. At the restaurant of a catering event.

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We prepare full-service catering and highest quality food around. I am a certified chef and owner. We have culinary experience in all cuisines. We can fill every need of our clients.

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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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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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.

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We provide full catering and banquet services. Whether you are seeking an informal business lunch, a full wedding, or even a black tie plated dinner, we can provide quality services at affordable rates. We do both on-site and off-site catering according to your needs and service the entire Topeka-Lawrence area.

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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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I have 18 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. I have cooked at Hollywood movie premiers and helped open over 15 restaurants, including my own in Lawrence, KS. I say, "Let your love for friends and food be your guide." I would love to help cater your next event!

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.

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 Catering Service for June 02

Manhattan, KS

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Other (Picnic)
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    I need a complete picnic w/plates and everything that goes with a picnic

Need a Catering Service on June 2

Manhattan, KS

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Other (Picnic type)
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Other (cond/table service)
  • Details
    at zoo, I want a complete picnic event for Lrtter Carriers of Manhattan's Local branch 1018

Need a Caterer on March 9th 2013

Kansas City, KS

  • Event type
    Personal meal(s)
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    This is a repast.
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