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Kansas City Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kansas City.

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!

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.

Taste of Love Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Charletta R.
    Verified review

    Tast of Love catering has the best quality food and wonderul menu. The food is delightful and colorful with tremendous flavor!!! Excellent customer service and accurate timing.

    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.

    Mr. Bacon BBQ
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Brian C.
    Verified review

    On time, great attitude. Food was hot and ready. Great deal for great price.

    Over the Moon Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Kelsey H.
    Verified review

    The food was great and the customer service was outstanding!! Their professional presentation & product was on point and accommodating. I'm looking forward to eating a dinner course that includes the slam dunk cheese cake Jana makes!

    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!

    • 15 years in business
    Scott M.
    Verified review

    Hidden gem!! Delicious food & locally owned.

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    I am a professional chef and baker, and I am based in Greater Kansas City, Missouri. My career began in 1989 where I worked at the Westin Crown Center in the bakery department. Since then, I've worked at the Nelson Art Gallery as a baker/cook and had the opportunity to head a bakery on 18th Vine Street. I have years of knowledge and the capacity to provide excellent customer service.

    About

    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.

    About

    We offer a great lounge and drinks. Our "happy hour" is from Tuesday to Friday at 4:30 to 7:00. It's one of the best happy hours in town. Cheap apps and drinks are served up by one of the best bartenders in town. Our restaurant is serving a more upscale menu.

    • 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.

    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

    I'm not really a business yet. This is just an invitation to show off my skills and let others enjoy really good food. There's not enough fine dining in Missouri or seafood for that matter. I'd like to present some wonderful dishes that I know people will enjoy and hopefully ask for my services again and again.

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

    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.
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