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Shining Stars Catering, LLC

Kansas City , MO

LOCATION

11920 NW Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO US 64153 (map)

PHONE

816-270-2212

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

At Shining Stars Catering, we consider ourselves to be a Boutique catering company, taking the time to understand your version of “the perfect day” so that we can provide the essential... Read more
At Shining Stars Catering, we consider ourselves to be a Boutique catering company, taking the time to understand your version of “the perfect day” so that we can provide the essential elements to make your wedding a flawless expression of you. Our Bridal Couples become wonderfully intertwined in our lives. During the process of planning we spend months or even a year or more talking, planning and getting to know your heart's desire. . .by the wedding day, our Brides and Grooms have become a part of our families and friends for life. It is a privilege and honor to make your special dreams for your wedding day come true. Food brings families and friends together and we are dedicated to making sure that we create a memorable day for you and your guests.

As a Boutique caterer, we are committed to catering only two weddings per day, so that the focus is on each Bridal Couple exclusively. From the first greeting of guests at the door to the tiered cake awaiting your knife, Shining Stars Catering can oversee all the details of your special day to ensure that your wedding day vision comes to life. Whether you want to create a casual atmosphere with hors d’oeuvres buffet or a formal seated five-course meal, our cuisine and service will be exceptional AND fit perfectly into your budget. It is an honor and privilege for us to play a vital role in the most beautiful and important day of your life!


Shining Stars Catering also specializes in other wedding events such as Engagement Parties, Bride's Luncheons or Brunches, Wedding Showers, Rehearsal Dinners and "Morning After Wedding" Brunches. All events associated with one of our wedding couples receives a ten percent discount from our catering services.

For More information, please contact us!

Deborah Williams, Owner and Executive Chef

816-214-6930 (c) 816-270-2212 (o)

deborah@shiningstarscatering.com

Adrian Taylor, Operations Manager

816-679-8622 (c) 816-270-2212 (o)

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We offer scheduled private tastings once a week and group tastings once a month.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
I work with two vendor partners on cakes, so we are happy to help coordinate with our brides, but also work well when they bring an outside cake. We do provide cupcakes in many different flavors. Our prices are per dozen: $25 for Jumbo, $18 for Regular, and $9 for minis.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
Our full service cake fee is $2.00 and we provide everything, linens, toasting flutes, bottle of champagne or sparkling cider, scrollware plates and napkins, and our staff cuts and serves the cake.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
I am not licensed to sell alcohol, we provide information on full service vendors who deliver to our site, and we work with a licensed vendor partner on all bartending.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
Yes, no corkage fees
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We offer all rental items. . .china, glassware, barware flatware, chargers, and linens in house.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes, we have a very experienced wait staff. We have always gotten so many compliments on how professional and customer oriented they are. Each has had a personal connection with me, my on site coordinator or our operations manager before they came to work for us, and it has worked out wonderfully, our clients always comment on how great our staff is. They reflect Shining Stars Catering to the world, so we have always been careful in hiring staff. Many of our staff have been with us since the beginning, and we have slowly brought in new staff and trained them as our growth has continued.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
800

REVIEWS

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Mary Pat
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Shining Stars Catering is truly a five star service! From the first time we met with Deborah and her husband to discuss our options and taste their entree samples, we knew we had found the perfect caterer for our daughters wedding reception. Our tasting session was like dining with old friends who shared common interests! They were warm, friendly, and professional, and offered great value for their service. Many of our 400+ guests were complementary to the meal and service they provided. I would strongly recommend Shining Stars for your next event!

Kevin and Mary Pat Nachbar
Shining Stars Catering is truly a five star service! From the first time we met with Deborah and her husband to discuss Read more...
Shining Stars Catering is truly a five star service! From the first time we met with Deborah and her husband to discuss our options and taste their entree samples, we knew we had found the perfect caterer for our daughters wedding reception. Our tasting session was like dining with old friends who shared common interests! They were warm, friendly, and professional, and offered great value for their service. Many of our 400+ guests were complementary to the meal and service they provided. I would strongly recommend Shining Stars for your next event!

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We were so thrilled to be a part of this joy filled wedding. . .it was a complete pleasure!
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Chelsea
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Shining Stars Catering was wonderful to work with for our wedding. We sat down with the owners, Deb & Marv on two separate occasions - they work really hard to make sure they understand your vision and plan for the day. We did passed appetizers during the cocktail hour and a selection of heavy appetizers for our reception and there was more than enough food for everyone and I heard nothing but rave reviews. The staff was extremely attentive - one worker offered to light the candles on the tables for me because he recognized it hadn't been done. My husband and I didn't get a chance to eat much because we were busy mingling, but Shining Stars made sure to deliver plates to our seats, which was such a nice gesture. My father has severe food allergies and Shining Stars made a special plate just for him which was such a relief for me to know that he had something he could eat! I had a great experience using Shining Stars Catering!
Shining Stars Catering was wonderful to work with for our wedding. We sat down with the owners, Deb & Marv on two separate Read more...
Shining Stars Catering was wonderful to work with for our wedding. We sat down with the owners, Deb & Marv on two separate occasions - they work really hard to make sure they understand your vision and plan for the day. We did passed appetizers during the cocktail hour and a selection of heavy appetizers for our reception and there was more than enough food for everyone and I heard nothing but rave reviews. The staff was extremely attentive - one worker offered to light the candles on the tables for me because he recognized it hadn't been done. My husband and I didn't get a chance to eat much because we were busy mingling, but Shining Stars made sure to deliver plates to our seats, which was such a nice gesture. My father has severe food allergies and Shining Stars made a special plate just for him which was such a relief for me to know that he had something he could eat! I had a great experience using Shining Stars Catering! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We have received so many compliments about the delicious food at our wedding! The whole Shining Stars team was fantastic! We can't rave about them enough. We felt like everyone was personally concerned with making sure our meal was perfect. Everything we tried between bridal shows and tasting was delicious.
We have received so many compliments about the delicious food at our wedding! The whole Shining Stars team was fantastic! Read more...
We have received so many compliments about the delicious food at our wedding! The whole Shining Stars team was fantastic! We can't rave about them enough. We felt like everyone was personally concerned with making sure our meal was perfect. Everything we tried between bridal shows and tasting was delicious. Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Deb and her crew were awesome! We were so pleased with everything!
Deb and her crew were awesome! We were so pleased with everything!
Deb and her crew were awesome! We were so pleased with everything! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best food you can finds for an event of just about any size. Everyone there went above and beyond to make sure it was perfect! As a chef I worked really close with them to make sure that all parts of the catering were up to my extremely high standards of food and presentation. They were a blast to work with and the spread they showed up with was amazing! It's been almost two weeks since our event and I still have my guest calling and telling me how great the food was. They are very willing to make sure that you get what you would like while staying budget as they know how important that is for most people when becoming wed. They only bring the very freshest ingredients to the table and there prices and willingness to create the perfect far exceeded mine and my wife's expectations truly, and if you don't see what you really want on some of there preset menu options, just ask and they will do there very best to make sure you get want you want at a cost you can afford.
Stephan & Rachel
Hands down the best food you can finds for an event of just about any size. Everyone there went above and beyond to make Read more...
Hands down the best food you can finds for an event of just about any size. Everyone there went above and beyond to make sure it was perfect! As a chef I worked really close with them to make sure that all parts of the catering were up to my extremely high standards of food and presentation. They were a blast to work with and the spread they showed up with was amazing! It's been almost two weeks since our event and I still have my guest calling and telling me how great the food was. They are very willing to make sure that you get what you would like while staying budget as they know how important that is for most people when becoming wed. They only bring the very freshest ingredients to the table and there prices and willingness to create the perfect far exceeded mine and my wife's expectations truly, and if you don't see what you really want on some of there preset menu options, just ask and they will do there very best to make sure you get want you want at a cost you can afford.
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Diana
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I could have not asked for better food and a better catering company to be a part of our wedding day!! Deb from Shining Stars was so great and really helped make my husband and I feel comfortable and confidant in their services!

We had originally gone with a different catering company for our big day and after horrible customer service, unfair treatment, and getting cheated out of our deposit we decided to cut our losses and find a new caterer to go with. This is the best decision we could have ever made!

The food was amazing, it honestly could not have been any better!! We had compliments all night and people are still telling us how much they enjoyed the food! I would definitely recommend this company, they love what they do and its shows!

ps- the horrible company that i would never work with or recommend to anyone is Sugar and Spice Catering! HORRIBLE!
I could have not asked for better food and a better catering company to be a part of our wedding day!! Deb from Shining Read more...
I could have not asked for better food and a better catering company to be a part of our wedding day!! Deb from Shining Stars was so great and really helped make my husband and I feel comfortable and confidant in their services!

We had originally gone with a different catering company for our big day and after horrible customer service, unfair treatment, and getting cheated out of our deposit we decided to cut our losses and find a new caterer to go with. This is the best decision we could have ever made!

The food was amazing, it honestly could not have been any better!! We had compliments all night and people are still telling us how much they enjoyed the food! I would definitely recommend this company, they love what they do and its shows!

ps- the horrible company that i would never work with or recommend to anyone is Sugar and Spice Catering! HORRIBLE! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We still have people talking about our food, and it's a year later. We did passed apps during the room flip, and a heavy app buffet for our dinner. Deb was great to work with, and everything looked and tasted great!
We still have people talking about our food, and it's a year later. We did passed apps during the room flip, and a heavy Read more...
We still have people talking about our food, and it's a year later. We did passed apps during the room flip, and a heavy app buffet for our dinner. Deb was great to work with, and everything looked and tasted great! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Angela
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I was married on May 5th 2012 at Studio B and Shining Stars provided our reception appetizers and dinner. I could NOT have been MORE pleased or happy with Shining Stars. If you are a bride out there looking for an amazing company to cater your wedding please use this fabulous people!! The food was amazing..I have had so many compliments that is was the BEST wedding food they have had. :-) We were married on Cinco De Mayo and so I had an interactive Taco Bar and lots of other yummies!!
Deb and Jessica were ON it in communicating, they were clear on cost, and what was being provided. They were on time, gracious, and accommodating to all our needs/wants! Bottom line...they are awesome and you should call them !!!!
I was married on May 5th 2012 at Studio B and Shining Stars provided our reception appetizers and dinner. I could NOT have Read more...
I was married on May 5th 2012 at Studio B and Shining Stars provided our reception appetizers and dinner. I could NOT have been MORE pleased or happy with Shining Stars. If you are a bride out there looking for an amazing company to cater your wedding please use this fabulous people!! The food was amazing..I have had so many compliments that is was the BEST wedding food they have had. :-) We were married on Cinco De Mayo and so I had an interactive Taco Bar and lots of other yummies!!
Deb and Jessica were ON it in communicating, they were clear on cost, and what was being provided. They were on time, gracious, and accommodating to all our needs/wants! Bottom line...they are awesome and you should call them !!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Charliebird82
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Delicious food! Excellent choices and a great variety for dinner! Deb is wonderful and her staff is very professional. Loved the food!
Delicious food! Excellent choices and a great variety for dinner! Deb is wonderful and her staff is very professional. Read more...
Delicious food! Excellent choices and a great variety for dinner! Deb is wonderful and her staff is very professional. Loved the food! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Shining Stars Catering last spring for our wedding and they were phenomenal to say the least. Deb was amazingly easy to work with from the get go and she made it her priority to put together a menu we loved at a price we could afford. We went to several tastings and were blown away by their fabulous spread of food each time. Even a year later, our guests still comment on how great the food was at our wedding. In fact, WE still talk about it, which is why we asked Deb a few weeks ago if she would be opposed to recreating our wedding menu for my husband and I so we could celebrate our first anniversary. I figured that would be far too small of an order for her to bother with, but she gladly accepted. When we went to pick up our order, Deb made us feel like newlyweds all over again with some wine and our favorite cheese! She made our day. If you want a catering company that is truly invested in you and your event, then you can’t go wrong with Shining Stars.
We used Shining Stars Catering last spring for our wedding and they were phenomenal to say the least. Deb was amazingly Read more...
We used Shining Stars Catering last spring for our wedding and they were phenomenal to say the least. Deb was amazingly easy to work with from the get go and she made it her priority to put together a menu we loved at a price we could afford. We went to several tastings and were blown away by their fabulous spread of food each time. Even a year later, our guests still comment on how great the food was at our wedding. In fact, WE still talk about it, which is why we asked Deb a few weeks ago if she would be opposed to recreating our wedding menu for my husband and I so we could celebrate our first anniversary. I figured that would be far too small of an order for her to bother with, but she gladly accepted. When we went to pick up our order, Deb made us feel like newlyweds all over again with some wine and our favorite cheese! She made our day. If you want a catering company that is truly invested in you and your event, then you can’t go wrong with Shining Stars. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about Shining Stars Catering. From the moment we met Deborah during the whirlwind of wedding planning, we knew that Shining Stars had to cater our wedding. From providing us with a personalized menu to fit our 'his & her favorites' theme, to going above and beyond in working with us while we were plannning our wedding from afar, their service was absolutely top-notch.

On the day of the wedding the Shining Stars team effortlessly executed both our coctail reception and dinner. The food was phenomenal- our guest are still raving today! This staff truly cares about the bride and groom and they will do anything and everything possible to help bring your big day to life. We highly recommend Shining Stars Catering for your wedding catering needs!
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about Shining Stars Catering. From the moment we met Deborah during the Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about Shining Stars Catering. From the moment we met Deborah during the whirlwind of wedding planning, we knew that Shining Stars had to cater our wedding. From providing us with a personalized menu to fit our 'his & her favorites' theme, to going above and beyond in working with us while we were plannning our wedding from afar, their service was absolutely top-notch.

On the day of the wedding the Shining Stars team effortlessly executed both our coctail reception and dinner. The food was phenomenal- our guest are still raving today! This staff truly cares about the bride and groom and they will do anything and everything possible to help bring your big day to life. We highly recommend Shining Stars Catering for your wedding catering needs! Read less
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Hailey
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
This company is absolutely AMAZING! They were my best decision I made for my wedding and they made my day go off without a hitch.

Deborah and her staff are so kind and went above and beyond for my event. For our first meeting, Deb came to the town where I live to meet with me and had endless ideas to help me create the food and atmosphere I envisioned for my wedding day. This group was so easy to get in contact with if I ever had questions and showed continued excitement for me as the months progressed to my wedding day.

When my wedding venue was shut down, Deb and Julie swooped in and saved the day. They found me a new wedding venue within an hour of hearing the bad news and took the time to work with me over the next several weeks to make sure everything would be perfect.

Their food is delicious and I received rave reviews from my guests on how tasty everything was! The food was homemade and well-prepared and the set-up was simply beautiful. I didn’t have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding and the crew took such good care of my husband and me, as well as our guests.

I could write pages on the wonderfulness of this group of gals. These women are trustworthy and kind and you will feel as though these ladies are your friends, not just your caterer.
This company is absolutely AMAZING! They were my best decision I made for my wedding and they made my day go off without a Read more...
This company is absolutely AMAZING! They were my best decision I made for my wedding and they made my day go off without a hitch.

Deborah and her staff are so kind and went above and beyond for my event. For our first meeting, Deb came to the town where I live to meet with me and had endless ideas to help me create the food and atmosphere I envisioned for my wedding day. This group was so easy to get in contact with if I ever had questions and showed continued excitement for me as the months progressed to my wedding day.

When my wedding venue was shut down, Deb and Julie swooped in and saved the day. They found me a new wedding venue within an hour of hearing the bad news and took the time to work with me over the next several weeks to make sure everything would be perfect.

Their food is delicious and I received rave reviews from my guests on how tasty everything was! The food was homemade and well-prepared and the set-up was simply beautiful. I didn’t have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding and the crew took such good care of my husband and me, as well as our guests.

I could write pages on the wonderfulness of this group of gals. These women are trustworthy and kind and you will feel as though these ladies are your friends, not just your caterer. Read less
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katiemac
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Deborah and her crew are simply amazing. The food is delicious, well-prepared and the cost value is tremendous. She even met me at my venue in order to determine the layout BEFORE I had booked her! Deborah loves to go above and beyond, which she showed when she ordered German bread rolls that she picked up herself from a source only she could find for my German fiancee and his parents. She also incorporated a recipe from a Utah vacation we had taken the previous year. It turned out fantastic, and I've had several people ask for copies of the recipe because it was so delicious. Deborah met with me any time I requested, cheerfully and quickly. She replied to me either by phone or email the same day any time I needed information. She clearly loves what she's doing, and is really talented. She will work with any budget and truly believes every bride should have great food at her wedding. Book her!! You will be in wonderful hands!
Deborah and her crew are simply amazing. The food is delicious, well-prepared and the cost value is tremendous. She even Read more...
Deborah and her crew are simply amazing. The food is delicious, well-prepared and the cost value is tremendous. She even met me at my venue in order to determine the layout BEFORE I had booked her! Deborah loves to go above and beyond, which she showed when she ordered German bread rolls that she picked up herself from a source only she could find for my German fiancee and his parents. She also incorporated a recipe from a Utah vacation we had taken the previous year. It turned out fantastic, and I've had several people ask for copies of the recipe because it was so delicious. Deborah met with me any time I requested, cheerfully and quickly. She replied to me either by phone or email the same day any time I needed information. She clearly loves what she's doing, and is really talented. She will work with any budget and truly believes every bride should have great food at her wedding. Book her!! You will be in wonderful hands! Read less
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Eadie
Wedding:
3/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I went into this not knowing exactly what I wanted to serve at our wedding reception. Deb and Betsy guided me with sample menus that all sounded delicious, and the price was within my budget. On the day of the reception, I didn't have to lift a finger. Julie and the crew took over. The buffet looked georgeous and the food was great. I had many compliments on the food from our guests.
I went into this not knowing exactly what I wanted to serve at our wedding reception. Deb and Betsy guided me with sample Read more...
I went into this not knowing exactly what I wanted to serve at our wedding reception. Deb and Betsy guided me with sample menus that all sounded delicious, and the price was within my budget. On the day of the reception, I didn't have to lift a finger. Julie and the crew took over. The buffet looked georgeous and the food was great. I had many compliments on the food from our guests. Read less
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Mollie D
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
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!
I'm not sure where to start on the great experience I had with Shining Stars Catering. I stumbled upon them from a Read more...
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! Read less
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virgostace
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing...no one could have done a better job. The staff is very friendly and they worked very fluidly together. I had tons of compliments on how great the food was and the setup was incredible. They really outdid themselves to make everything perfect. Everyone should use Shining Stars...they are amazing!!!
The food was amazing...no one could have done a better job. The staff is very friendly and they worked very fluidly Read more...
The food was amazing...no one could have done a better job. The staff is very friendly and they worked very fluidly together. I had tons of compliments on how great the food was and the setup was incredible. They really outdid themselves to make everything perfect. Everyone should use Shining Stars...they are amazing!!! Read less
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Nathan
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.9/5.0
We were very happy with Shining Stars for our wedding. The staff during the wedding was fantastic, the food was amazing, and the whole process was very easy. Extremely easy to work with and we had no complaints. We had a lot of people in from out of town for our wedding on 8/16/14 so we decided to do BBQ to give it a KC feel. People are still talking about how great the food was!!
We were very happy with Shining Stars for our wedding. The staff during the wedding was fantastic, the food was amazing, Read more...
We were very happy with Shining Stars for our wedding. The staff during the wedding was fantastic, the food was amazing, and the whole process was very easy. Extremely easy to work with and we had no complaints. We had a lot of people in from out of town for our wedding on 8/16/14 so we decided to do BBQ to give it a KC feel. People are still talking about how great the food was!! Read less
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Carole
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.9/5.0
I am not the bride, but am the groom's mom. I used Wedding Wire to help me to know what was needed to be done to help the bride.
Shining Stars Catering was beyond wonderful!! The accommodated just about every request. Their response time was almost immediate. They shared their wisdom and experience to make the day as beautiful as possible.
Here is the kicker. The roast beef and chicken dishes we chose were exquisite! The meats were as tender and flavorful as they could be. The side dishes were very tasty as well. Presentation was very professional.
I will recommend this company to everyone I know looking for a caterer.
Thank you Shining Star!!
I am not the bride, but am the groom's mom. I used Wedding Wire to help me to know what was needed to be done to help the Read more...
I am not the bride, but am the groom's mom. I used Wedding Wire to help me to know what was needed to be done to help the bride.
Shining Stars Catering was beyond wonderful!! The accommodated just about every request. Their response time was almost immediate. They shared their wisdom and experience to make the day as beautiful as possible.
Here is the kicker. The roast beef and chicken dishes we chose were exquisite! The meats were as tender and flavorful as they could be. The side dishes were very tasty as well. Presentation was very professional.
I will recommend this company to everyone I know looking for a caterer.
Thank you Shining Star!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Shining Stars Catering, LLC responded with the following comments:

We enjoyed every minute of working with both sides of this delightful family. It was truly a joy filled experience from start to finish and of course we always love being at the beautiful Aspen Room. Thanks for giving us the opportunity!
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Kristina
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.8/5.0
We loved having Shining Stars cater our wedding reception. The food was delicious and offered at a great price. Deb and her team are very professional and can be flexible with your needs or wishes. Our guests were really happy with the food and the service of the staff.
We loved having Shining Stars cater our wedding reception. The food was delicious and offered at a great price. Deb and Read more...
We loved having Shining Stars cater our wedding reception. The food was delicious and offered at a great price. Deb and her team are very professional and can be flexible with your needs or wishes. Our guests were really happy with the food and the service of the staff. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.8/5.0
I would recommend working with Shining Stars Catering.
I would recommend working with Shining Stars Catering.
I would recommend working with Shining Stars Catering. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Patty
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.8/5.0
Shining Stars provided an excellent selection of varied menus and we were able to customize ours for my daughter's wedding. They worked with the coordinator and the venue very well in arranging the set up for all of the food stations. Entree selections were delicious! A great vendor!!
Shining Stars provided an excellent selection of varied menus and we were able to customize ours for my daughter's Read more...
Shining Stars provided an excellent selection of varied menus and we were able to customize ours for my daughter's wedding. They worked with the coordinator and the venue very well in arranging the set up for all of the food stations. Entree selections were delicious! A great vendor!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Shining Stars Catering, LLC responded with the following comments:

We really enjoyed working for Patty and her daughter Carly. They were both so much fun. It was a joy and pleasure working with Carly, Patty and Ryan at the beautiful River Market Event Space with their fantastic wedding coordinator, Hannah Klaumann.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.5/5.0
It was an amazing experience to work with Shining Stars Catering, LLC. Deb and her staff really delivered from the first meeting-Wedding Day! The buffet decor was beautiful, and was spot on with the rest of our reception decor, they were on time, and ready to go. It was such an amazing feeling to not have to worry about this detail of the wedding day, Leah did an awesome job. And the food, I could literally go on and on about the food, and 2 months later still receiving compliments and rave reviews from our guests. Amazing! Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect! Will for sure be contacting them for our next big event.
It was an amazing experience to work with Shining Stars Catering, LLC. Deb and her staff really delivered from the first Read more...
It was an amazing experience to work with Shining Stars Catering, LLC. Deb and her staff really delivered from the first meeting-Wedding Day! The buffet decor was beautiful, and was spot on with the rest of our reception decor, they were on time, and ready to go. It was such an amazing feeling to not have to worry about this detail of the wedding day, Leah did an awesome job. And the food, I could literally go on and on about the food, and 2 months later still receiving compliments and rave reviews from our guests. Amazing! Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect! Will for sure be contacting them for our next big event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Megan
Wedding:
8/17/2012
3.4/5.0
I used this caterer for dessert only and did a mini dessert bar. I will say Shining Stars is one of few caterers I found in the KC area that will do just a mini dessert bar with no other service and their food tasted excellent. However, the company was fairly miserable to work with. They had to reschedule my tasting at least twice - once because their new facility was not ready and then once again when they neglected to note they had (re)scheduled me for a special tasting session.

Also, it sometimes took days to get a response to questions via email. Admittedly, I am a need-an-answer-right-away type, but all my other wedding vendors responded to emails within 24 hours. I personally feel that anything over 48 hours is unacceptable, and that is what I ran into probably about half the time w/ Shining Stars.

I think the best way to describe the organization is disorganized. One other example: I gave a specific change to a dessert I had at the tasting; however, the change was neglected on our wedding day and the dessert was the same as it was at the tasting.

Needless to say, I did have issues with this vendor, but I expected as much based on my experience as outlined above. However, I was willing to take the chance b/c the dessert was delicious and reasonably priced. I'm checking I would recommend them, but it's with this caveat: I would actually use them (for dessert) again if I could have more control the day of the event (I checked out on my wedding day and left everything to the venue coordinator to handle). I wouldn't hire them for a full meal service.
I used this caterer for dessert only and did a mini dessert bar. I will say Shining Stars is one of few caterers I found Read more...
I used this caterer for dessert only and did a mini dessert bar. I will say Shining Stars is one of few caterers I found in the KC area that will do just a mini dessert bar with no other service and their food tasted excellent. However, the company was fairly miserable to work with. They had to reschedule my tasting at least twice - once because their new facility was not ready and then once again when they neglected to note they had (re)scheduled me for a special tasting session.

Also, it sometimes took days to get a response to questions via email. Admittedly, I am a need-an-answer-right-away type, but all my other wedding vendors responded to emails within 24 hours. I personally feel that anything over 48 hours is unacceptable, and that is what I ran into probably about half the time w/ Shining Stars.

I think the best way to describe the organization is disorganized. One other example: I gave a specific change to a dessert I had at the tasting; however, the change was neglected on our wedding day and the dessert was the same as it was at the tasting.

Needless to say, I did have issues with this vendor, but I expected as much based on my experience as outlined above. However, I was willing to take the chance b/c the dessert was delicious and reasonably priced. I'm checking I would recommend them, but it's with this caveat: I would actually use them (for dessert) again if I could have more control the day of the event (I checked out on my wedding day and left everything to the venue coordinator to handle). I wouldn't hire them for a full meal service. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Shining Stars Catering, LLC responded with the following comments:

This bride ordered a $4.00 pp dessert buffet, which is easy for us, once selections are made and time is set, we are good to go. We did everything we could to ma ke her happy in every way that we could. We invited her to a tasting and had her specific reqests. We had her desserts beautifully prepared, delivered early and did absolutely everything she requested through numerous emails and phone calls. We are very sorry that she wasn't happy. The venue has recommended us to brides and corporate clients because they don't provide choices, so obviously they think we are good to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.2/5.0
Not sure where these reviews came from. The chicken that they served here tonight was raw. They replaced it with MORE raw chicken. They asked if I wanted to try again but two servings of raw chicken was enough. The service was OK & the rest of the food wasn't bad, but raw chicken ? C'mon, you're supposed to be professional.
Not sure where these reviews came from. The chicken that they served here tonight was raw. They replaced it with MORE raw Read more...
Not sure where these reviews came from. The chicken that they served here tonight was raw. They replaced it with MORE raw chicken. They asked if I wanted to try again but two servings of raw chicken was enough. The service was OK & the rest of the food wasn't bad, but raw chicken ? C'mon, you're supposed to be professional. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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