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Topeka Wedding Caterers

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

Talk about the perfect catering service.....Terrace Catering is the one. Pamela catered our wedding long distance over the phone and every detail was followed perfectly the night of our wedding.. The hors d'oeuvre were the beginning of a dinner to die for. We started with Pamela's home made hummus the best I have ever eaten. Many of our guests felt the same way. The orange mandarin chicken roll ups were delicious. Our dinner coarse was fantastic, prepared to perfection followed by desserts that were to die for. I highly recommend the stuffed strawberries and caramel pecan cheese cake pie. Pamela's husband Mark was our bartender. Talk about a stress free event, thanks to them we were able to relax and enjoy our guests while they did the set up, serving and clean up for all our food and drink. They were on time, easy to work with down to earth and provided service above and beyond what you would expect. They pay attention to all details and are so reasonably priced. They made our wedding even more special. Great people that give you 110% to make sure your event is perfect. I highly recommend Terrace Catering They are a class act that will not disappoint you .

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

Mary catered our wedding in Topeka, Kansas in February 2014. Mary was very professional to work with, paid attention to detail, and executed our vision for antipasto-style hors d'oeuvres with a beautiful presentation. We received many compliments from wedding guests on the taste and quality of the food. Mary is a hard worker, and was constantly refreshing our buffet serving dishes. Additionally, Mary's catering costs were extremely reasonable. I would recommend Malaura Catering without reservation for any type of event.

Juli's Coffee & Bistro
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary U.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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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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 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.

  • 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 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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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 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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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 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. It give me pride to be involved in all aspects of the restaurant, so I know the end product will be great and working with a great staff.

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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