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Lees Summit Food Service Professionals

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Belle Journee
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
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.

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

I have had the opportunity to eat some of the wonderful and delightful dishes that the chef prepared and I have to admit I enjoyed every bite. See, I am from the south and we are particular in our food being flavorful, and the food, I must say was on point. I highly recommend 2 Pieces of Bread.

  • 22 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

Michael cooked dinner for a group of 8. He was easy to work with and the food was good. I would recommend him.

Rico's Island Delight BBQ
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Terfy W.
Verified review

Food was awesome and service was the best.

Taste of Love Catering
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.

    from 5 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Maria K.
    Verified review

    Best food ever!! Joan is a wonderful cook, delightful to have around and makes party planning a breeze!!!! I will have her back again and again until I can't button my pants from overeating!!!

    Off The Vine Catering
    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.

    Famous Frank's Catering
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Orazio C.
    Verified review

    Not only is the food fantastic, it's entertaining as well, your guest will leave happy... Best value.

    Mr. Bacon BBQ
    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.

    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.

    Over the Moon Catering
    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!

    • 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!

    Encore Events LLC
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Coach R.
    Verified review

    I have known Erin for over 10 years and I can always count on her to take care of anything that she undertakes with pride and a smile on her face. For the past four years, Erin has taken care of all the food needed for our Colorado CC camp from planning the meals to preparing, serving and cleaning up afterwards. Taking care of the meals for almost 300 kids and staff for a week is a job in an of itself! Pleasing their palates with different meals including a gluten free option is no easy task but somehow Erin always seems to be able to with a smile on her face. She always seems to find time to help with other details of the camp as well as helping with the campers. I know that Erin has made my life so much easier for that week. She has and will hopefully continue to be an integral part of our camp. I can't say enough about Erin's ability to coordinate all aspects of the meals needed for our camp! Coach Ramsey

    • 22 years in business
    Andrea B.
    Verified review

    I have been to many fun, informative and delicious classes and events at the Culinary Center of Kansas City. I have learned to step out of my box when it comes to cooking thanks to the Center's yummy classes. They have a group of people there that cannot do enough to make your experience with them exceptional! I knew they also did private events, so when I was deciding where to have my wedding, the Culinary Center was the place for me! They exceeded my expectations in every way. It really is my go to place for fun and food!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Michele F.
    Verified review

    Claudia is reliable, punctual, creative, very caring and she's been a God send to me. I recommend her highly.

    • 15 years in business
    Scott M.
    Verified review

    Hidden gem!! Delicious food & locally owned.


    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.


    I am a talented chef who enjoys making healthy food taste great! I am also very reliable, honest, and organized.


    We not only have tasty food, we like to have fun with our food offering toppings that makes a food lover say wow.


    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.

    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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    Need Personal Chef

    Kansas City, MO

    • Meal preparation frequency
      2-3 times a day
    • Meals needed
      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snacks
    • Head count
    • Serving style
      Plated meal
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Day(s) needed
      Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    • Time(s) needed
      Morning (9am-noon)
    • Details
      Trying to lose weight
    • $299.95
      Average price
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