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Kansas City Holiday Party Caterers

Browse these holiday party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kansas City.

Terrace Catering
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Sharla C.
Verified review

This was the first time we used Terrace Catering. It was for a company Christmas party. The food was terrific, and Pam was helpful and friendly. She even boxed up the leftovers!

Belle Journee
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

We hired Kirby for day of coordination, and I am so thankful that we had her. Miranda, Kirby, and I had met before and created a timeline, and I was able to ask many questions, email them both, and depend on them to confirm details of the wedding with all the vendors. The wedding day was rainy, and that made everything much more difficult for Kirby. But she helped set up the rain back up plan for the ceremony, listened to what I wanted, worked closely with the photographer, diverted questions, and helped make sure that everything went smoothly despite nothing going like our original plan. She did all that- plus much more that I probably don't even realize, as the bride, she kept me pretty well out of it so I could enjoy my special day. We couldn't have done it without her.

Indulge I, LLC
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tim D.
Verified review

Leanne was professional in all our dealings. She handled delivery, set-up, and take-down for our event when all others had extra costs for the service. Her cupcakes for our wedding reception were out of this world and we received NUMEROUS compliments on their flavor. Would use her again in a heartbeat if I needed to. Highly recommend her!!

Two Pieces of Bread
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sara H.
Verified review

I wanted to have a relaxing dinner party with friends (8) and got just that. Brandon was awesome to work with, very professional and an amazing chef. I have an extreme dairy allergy and he had no issue making an entire dairy free meal. During the planning process I wasnt sure about the salad dressing because in the past I always hated this particular vinegarette. I decided to trust the chef. He came with the discussed dressing (which was really good) and 2 other options just to make sure I was happy. Everyone LOVED the food. So flavorful and great combinations. There wasn't a single menu item that was disliked by anyone. He came fully prepared, delivered an amazing dinner and left my kitchen as clean as it was before he got there. I would definitely recommend and hire again!

Richard Mcfarlane Clark
from 7 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey H.
Verified review

Thank you, Richard for a fabulous meal at our recent holiday party! Richard is easy to work with and eager to please. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience - a very interesting chap. We would love to work with him again!

Malaura Catering
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Terri J.
Verified review

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!

Taste of Love Catering
from 6 reviews
    Lashaunda W.
    Verified review

    Loved the food the many times I've eaten it. Also around the holidays my family loved the german chocolate cake and the peach cobbler you baked for us. I am looking forward to you doing your thing at our wedding reception...Love you!

    Sage and Rosé by Chelsey
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Michael E.
    Verified review

    I heard about thumbtack from a co worker. I am so glad I did. I threw a dinner party with 11 people but knew I needed help in the kitchen. Chelsey was there to help and did such a great job. She helped me put together a 3 course holiday menu, brought most of her own supplies and even stuck around for clean up and entertaining a bunch of old folks!

    The Well Catering
    from 6 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Emily C.
    Verified review

    The Well catered our annual corporate party. From the tasting, to communications, to set up, the service was quick and great. The food was exceptional! We have several "foodies" in our group and they were wow'd! We'd definitely use them again!

    Event Planning Divas
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Tiffany D.
    Verified review

    We had only a month to plan our work holiday party and Sherri and her team did a fantastic job! They were very friendly and easy to get in contact with. I highly recommend Event Planning Divas

    Catering On Locke
    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.

    • 13 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Rekha S.
    Verified review

    Chef Michele is amazing. She took care of everything. We had her cater our housewarming party. We had just finished moving in and wanted a stress free event. Chef Michele made is easy and relaxing. You can't go wrong.

    Famous Frank's Catering
    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.

    Catering by Darla
    from 2 reviews
      Ema B.
      Verified review

      Darla has catered several parties for me and my loved ones'. Her delicious homemade recipes and consistent professionalism have always been a huge favorite of ours! With 40 years experience in the food industry and a great palate for combining beautiful dishes, she delivers a hit every time👍🏼 Thank you Darla for always making my gatherings such a success♥️

      • 5 years in business
      Vikkie W.
      Verified review

      Cody provided all of our Thanksgiving meals to SeniorCare Homes and it was beyond wonderful!!! The residents loved getting a real home cooked meal for the holiday! The portions were large and taste was perfect!! He is the best!!!

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Elizabeth P.
      Verified review

      Erika is amazing! She has exceeded our expectations! We will recommend her services to everyone we know!!

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

      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.


      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

      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.


      • 8 years in business

      I provide all aspects from party planning to catering your event. I have over 20 years in the business.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.