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Shining Stars Catering

(816) 679-8622

What Sets Us Apart

A Boutique Catering Company...

We may be growing larger, but at heart we are and always will be a boutique catering service, focused on the needs and personality of our clients, and dedicated to providing unique and special touches. We delight in creatively brainstorming with our clients and customizing menus and tablescapes. We want each event we cater to be different, memorable and to uniquely reflect YOU! Our owner, Deborah, is very hands on, attending all client planning meetings and working directly with clients.

Just an example of our special touches...

If you order a buffet for your reception or event, we provide plated service to your head table! It gives you a chance to relax and eat while your guests are going through the buffet line.

We Work With Your Budget

An important step is staying at or below the budget you have identified. We use creative solutions to help you stay within the budget you set for your event. Our pricing is simple and straightforward. That is why our prices are always published, but remember. . .we are there to assist you with creative solutions to stay within your budget.

Fresh and Homemade is the Key!

All of our food is made from scratch down to our homemade sauces, dressings and the croutons that top our freshly washed and chopped salad. We don't take any shortcuts and we guarantee you will taste the difference!

Our Teamwork is AWESOME

We have a great team that really enjoys working together. Many of our professional staff have been with us since the creation of Shining Stars, but as we have grown, we have added some exceptional team members. We share a common goal of providing the best client service in Kansas City and go the extra mile to make sure that your events go smoothly. Our dedicated team, from our Chefs and prep crew, to our on site supervisors, to our wait staff, office personnel and marketing team, are here to make sure that your experience with our company is exceptional. Our Shining Stars employees REALLY shine!!!!

We Give Back...

For the many blessings that have been bestowed on us personally and professionally, we are dedicating to giving back to our community in a variety of ways. Whether it is donating food to a community fundraiser or benefit, teaching Culinary Classes to Special Needs Adults or volunteering our time and energy to Special Olympics or Scouting, we want to make our community a better place and are actively involved!

We Are Green!

We Have Adopted "Green" Practices in our Business

We use sustainable and local resources when possible, only use recyclable and biodegradable products, collect and donate all food waste to Urbavore Farm for their composting program and encourage our clients to use real plating for their events. Please talk with us about how to make your reception or event totally GREEN!

Areas We Serve

We specialize in the Northland, but happily provide catering services to the greater Kansas City metropolitan area to include: Kansas City, Platte City, Leavenworth/Lansing Ks, Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Lee's Summit, Independence, Blue Springs, Johnson County, Jackson County


Thank you so much for catering our wedding reception. As we were looking for someone to do the job we were, needless to say, very overwhelmed. You were a breath of fresh air! We knew even before tasting the food that it would be perfect and we were not let down! We will surely recommend you to our friends and family. Also, thank you for the gift basket! You are such a thoughtful group of people and we look forward to watching your business grow!

Dustin and Julie

This is a thank you to those who worked our July 9th Rehearsal and our July 10th wedding. We are speechless! You all did such a fantastic job. We had so many compliments on the food, the politeness of the servers and just the overall look of the wedding buffet table. You all went above and beyond what we had asked for. Thank you for lighting all the candles at the reception, for serving the head table and for the awesome gift basket of champagne and tasting flutes. I have already given your card to several friends. We really can't thank you enough for all you did. Again, we are speechless. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

I'm not sure where to start on the great experience I had with Shining Stars Catering. I stumbled upon them from a recommendation and I'm so glad I did! Deb was the friendliest person to work with. As a bride, you tend to change your mind, your budget, your ideas and Deb was willing to work with them all without making me feel like I was being crazy, which is such a relief when you are trying to plan a wedding. When my catering budget needed to be cut by 25%, she had all sorts of ideas on how to do that while keeping it a beautiful event. She never made me feel embarrassed or guilty about it. She honestly cared about my wedding, it wasn't just another event in her books. She became a friend over the course of planning- and you will learn when you are trying to throw a wedding....you need all the friends you can get! And her serving team was awesome!

Mollie and Matt

I just wanted to tell you how wonderful your staff and the lunch was today at the CGSC Foundation luncheon. Your on site manager, Julie, is a true professional and I cannot rave enough about the food! The menu items (turkey, roast beef and green beans, potatoes, salad and rolls) were so tender and flavorful and the White Chocolate Cheesecake was the best I have ever had!!! The entire staff was wonderful to work with.

Tammy Metzger, Events Coordinator
Riverfront Community Center

Our Awards

2011 Tie The Knot, Kansas City Style Top Kansas City Wedding Vendor