Find a catering service in Kansas City, MO

Find catering services in Kansas City, MO

Find catering services in Kansas City, MO

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Top 10 catering services in Kansas City, MO

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Bars And More Hospitality Staffing

Bars And More Hospitality Staffing

New on Fash
Offers online services
Serves Kansas City, MO
Bars And More Hospitality Staffing is the ideal alternative to expensive full hospitality service. We provide affordable bartenders, event planner, waitress, catering service and so much more that you can count on. Our team consists of some of the best hospitality team guaranteed to provide professional service without a high price tag. Not only do we offer mobile staff, but we also can help you come up with a signature drink and cocktail for your event. We understand that planning an event can be stressful, which is why we work one-on-one with you to determine your needs, budget, and vision for your event. We hand pick the best of the best, ...
Dirty Red’s Barbecue

Dirty Red’s Barbecue

New on Fash
Serves Parkville, MO
We strive to not just produce good bbq. It must be amazing bbq. So we use the best ingredients in order to produce the best results. You will be able to taste the difference. There is nothing more enjoyable to me, then to see the look on a customers face when the take a bite of our food. The nod of the head and to here them say OH MY GOSH this is amazing.
L A. Photography

L A. Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Topeka, KS
Morgan R. says, "I absolutely loved working with Lauren. She made me feel so comfortable ! I was so nervous and she had me laughing in no time ! The quality of photos are amazing! I got my digital copies within a week of the shoot ! Her professionalism and timing is very worth looking into. I will definitely book with her again soon. I am telling all of my friends about her ! " Read more
DeVine Catering

DeVine Catering

New on Fash
Serves LAKE TAPWINGO, MO
our constant Consistency in food and services, Scratch kitchen, Freshest ingredients, top notch customer service, friendly customer service with smile, exceeds guests expectation
Taste Of Brazil Restaurant

Taste Of Brazil Restaurant

5.0(1)
Serves Kansas City, MO
Maura says, "Marco was such a joy to work with! We used him for our event at work and everything was phenomenal. During all the planning process, Marco was easy to reach and so helpful. He was able to create a menu to accommodate our vegetarian guests and on the day of the event everything arrived on time. " Read more
Love Is Key

Love Is Key

4.9Exceptional(7)
Serves Kansas City, MO
Jacquelyn E. says, "Didn't expect it but, Love Is Key was really brilliant. I don't want to leave because of the atmosphere. Every single thing was fresh, healthy, and very tasty. The team is extremely helpful as well. Live for it! " Read more
Jamar’s Catering

Jamar’s Catering

5.0Exceptional(5)
Serves Kansas City, MO
Marvin D. says, "He’s prices are Reasonable and far. And If you asked me I would say he is worth every penny. His gift is absolutely amazing! He can do weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Birthdays , Private Parties, and He also Travels." Read more
Heavy Weight Forks LLC!

Heavy Weight Forks LLC!

New on Fash
Serves Kansas City, MO
Our service stands out due to providing quality service,food and accommodations to fit personal needs. I enjoy the customer reactions when displaying my work. My team has a passion for satisfying every taste bud that interacts with our creations. We bring our ancestors and hidden recipes in to produce greatness with each event.
Loccos Cuisiné

Loccos Cuisiné

New on Fash
Serves Kansas City, MO
The business stands out the most to others eyes, in the sense of courage, integrity, hardworking, with number of being pure with our duty as being chefs. As passion for cooking brings enlightenment to us , the love that we share for cooking makes it worth every second. When we produce any meal it isn't just the buck or the time we look into the love that the dish is going to bring to the others face when he/she devours the meal.
GetBigCatering

GetBigCatering

5.0Exceptional(5)
Serves Kansas City, MO
Shawntal says, "Very professional, provide excellent services and food is amazing." Read more

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for Kansas City catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Kansas City area.
Moe B.
Had the southern bell chicken and waffles. Pancakes were nice and fluffy and taste as if syrup was already on them. But not over doing the sweetness. Chicken was fried golden & delicious!
Love Is Key
Coach D.
He has worked with Chef Gordon Ramsay. He has cooked for celebrities, NBA and NFL Athletes. And still Moving up the ladder with his cooking.
Jamar’s Catering
Pastor F.
I’ve never met anyone so passionate about cooking as Chef Remi. He goes above and beyond in any event he caters to exceed his customer’s expectations and to provide a memorable dining experience.
GetBigCatering
Donta L.
Overall professional and good was absolutely amazing
Events By Necessary
Chad S.
These guys make outstanding food at a great price I highly recommend them. They're also now making bbq sauce and rub their sauce is fire.
All Cuisine Catering
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