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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!

Personal Chef KC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 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!

Two Pieces of Bread
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
Verified review

Brandon did a great job catering our business event. I try to find something new and different and he did not disappoint. The sandwiches were unique and they even arrived warm! I will be calling him again!

Off The Vine Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Diana R.
Verified review

Our organization has had the opportunity to work with Off the Vine Catering for several events (small and large) and every experience has been excellent. We always receive very positive comments on our food thanks to Off the Vine. It brings people back to our events! Off the Vine is always our first choice of caterer because the food is amazing and looks beautiful. Working with Carey is also a fun experience...her ideas are always perfect!

Taste of Love Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    David M.
    Verified review

    Her food is very delicious,you just feel the love as you eat,and everything is done in a professional manner,if you choose Taste of Love catering,you will enjoy it so much you will spread the good news around.

    Over the Moon Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Cynthia S.
    Verified review

    Over the Moon catered a delicious and tasteful breakfast for approximately 65 people. It was arranged buffet style with various stations housed with a variety of fruit, juices and coffee. They had two made-to-order stations - one for pancakes with your choice of different berries, pecans and various syrups and the other for omelets with mushrooms, onions, cheeses, peppers, etc. The servers/cooks were very friendly, courteous and accommodating and made sure that all requests were graciously fulfilled.

    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!

    About

    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.

    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. Being able to make everybody happy through our services and wonderful food.

    About

    We do any kind of event cooking. We only have our own pull behind smoker, chaffing, dishes, etc.

    About

    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.

    About

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

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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
    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. We take pride in seeing the joy of our customers face when they taste the food we have provided.

    About

    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.

    About

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

    • 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.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    Home cooked delicious food delivered to your location, prepped and served, ready to eat. With over 600 weddings catered we are the talk of the town.

    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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