Kansas City, MO229 Bar Caterers near you

Where do you need the bar caterer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Kansas City Bar Caterers

Browse these bar catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kansas City.

Diamond Girls Bartenders
4.4
from 37 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus G.
Verified review

I hired Diamond Girls Bartenders to provide the bar for our class reunion. Leading up to the event, Mary was very good, event helping allowing for additional guests a few days before the event. The day of the event, the bartender was very early and was set up well before the event got started. We purchased the all-inclusive beer/wine package and I was a little disappointed that we ran out of wine(both the red and the white) roughly 45-60 minutes before she was supposed to stop serving. I was also a little upset that she started packing up and was gone(5-10 minutes) before she was supposed to stop serving. Other than that I would suggest Diamond Girl

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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle G.
Verified review

Erin was the bartender at my wedding and did an incredible job, her and the rest of her staff are super professional and handled everything for us, really making the bar service side of our wedding stress free and easy, would highly recommend!!!

Indulge I, LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon C.
Verified review

Leanne has catered a luncheon and happy hour event for our company. She does an exceptional job coming up with menu ideas and the food has been wonderful! People within the company ask "who catered the food, it is delicious" We will continue to use Leanne for upcoming events and luncheons.

Liz's Top Shelf Bartending
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron D.
Verified review

Liz did an AMAZING job for my wife's 40th birthday party. We had 90+ people attending and Liz handled it like a pro....she went above and beyond the call of duty and was fantastic. I would recommend her for any bartending service and would for sure hire her again. We truly appreciated her efforts! Aaron Decker

Off The Vine Catering
5.0
from 4 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Andy M.
Verified review

Top Shelf was on time, prepared, professional, and very friendly to our guests. They did an excellent job hosting the bar for our rehearsal dinner.

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.

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.

Chef Dunseith
5.0
from 1 review
    Seth H.
    Verified review

    He catered a late night event in Springfield, Mo a few months back. I was sceptical at first because I have a simple staple of what I eat (I'm kinda picky...), but the Osceola cheeses and homemade blackening spice he used on the chicken was spot on! He also had summer sausage that he made that went really well with the pineapple Dijon while we we where waiting for the blackened thighs and legs. Great night for all!

    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.

    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.

    About

    First and foremost, my customers come first! I provide services base on customers' needs. I am very flexible with menu choices. I specialize in gourmet cooking and in international cuisine: American, Mexican, Caribbean, etc. I am versatile in any meal period: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At DeVine Catering, we use only fresh ingredients and make everything from scratch. We service with a smile! Thanks.

    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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    About

    I do music, catering and decorations for weddings, parties, etc. I am a trained chef. I took culinary arts. I can basically cook anything. I plan events exactly like the way people want them. I also try to find the best deals for the people's buck, and I charge by the hour and is probably cheaper than the rest.

    About

    Brancato's Catering provides not only fine food but service customized to the special event needs of its customers. From corporate functions to weddings, from backyard picnics to elegant soirees and from hors d'oeuvres to full-service meals, Brancato's Catering offers the finest event coordination.

    About

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

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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

    See other requests for bar caterers in Kansas City

    Need bartending

    Kansas City, MO

    • Event Type
      Fundraiser
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (The Bauer, 115 W 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108)
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      150-200
    • Bar needed?
      No, the venue has a bar
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      (Intentionally left blank)
    • Details
      This is a fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Cocktails will be limited to a short predetermined list of drinks. Must have license.

    Need bartending

    Kansas City, MO

    • Event Type
      Wedding reception
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (Historic Firestone Building in Downtown KC)
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      More than 200
    • Bar needed?
      No, the venue has a bar
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      (Intentionally left blank)
    • Details
      The venue we are having the wedding at has 4 mobile bars. We would like to use 1 bar for our cocktail hour after the ceremony and the other additional bars downstairs for the reception.
    • $175
      Average price
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.