Your guide to St. Louis catering

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Are you hosting an event and aren’t sure how to pull off feeding your guests, whether you’ll have five or 5,000? From landmark purveyors that have been feeding the region for decades to up-and-coming restaurants, we've got recommendations with a range of cuisines for any kind of event. Bookmark this compilation for reference for the next time you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, birthday party or any other shindig you devise.




Championship Catering


This five-star wedding and event caterer serves most of the big-name performers at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, corporations, private parties and all of St. Louis’ top wedding venues. With 35 years experience, owner Larry G. is a master menu planner, catering to nearly any dietary restriction or desire. Dreaming up your next event? Everybody loves Action Stations, where chefs create made-to-order meals, including omelets, pasta, grain bowls, salads, street tacos and even lo mein. Championship Catering was also named one of the top 25 caterers in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal and has won numerous other awards.


808 N. Mason Road, Creve Coeur, 314.606.9520, championshipcatering.com




David Kirkland Catering


David Kirkland Catering specializes in meeting all of your catering needs, from weddings and galas to offsite corporate events and private dinners. They pride themselves on constantly evolving the menu with what is in season. Located on the first floor of the .Zack building in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, DKC caters all events booked through the Kranzberg Arts Foundation at the .Zack. For catering inquiries: catering@davidkirklandcatering.com. For information on booking at the .Zack: becky@kranzbergartsfoundation.org.


3224 Locust St., St. Louis, 314.267.5401, davidkirkland.com 




Duke’s BBQ Shack 


Duke’s BBQ offers a unique variety of delicious foods and can customize your catering needs to accommodate any size, dietary restriction and craving. Located in downtown Wentzville, Duke’s offers pickup or corporate delivery to the surrounding area, including St. Charles and St. Louis counties. Upon request, staff members can tastefully serve your event. Duke’s takes a farm-to-table approach by buying local produce and meats and prepares everything daily to ensure freshness. Duke’s catering options range from boxed lunches and small gatherings to weddings and corporate events. Let Duke’s cater your next special event. Everyone loves Duke’s BBQ!


100 Ash St., Wentzville, 636.856.9227, dukesbbqshack.com





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FlamentCo’s The Place  


Let Flamentco’s The Place make your next catered event a hit with its vast selection of pasta, wings, salads, subs and pizza sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Email brittany.flament@yahoo.com with event type, guest count and budget for the best deal possible. The eatery also has the best lunch in downtown St. Louis with a variety of great combos, from wings and salads to slices and subs, including the classic, fully loaded Italian Sub and a spicy, exotic Caribbean Jerk Chicken Sub. Looking for something quick? The express lunch combo with two slices and a drink is only $7. A full menu is available online. 


418 S. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, 314.931.2275; 711 W. Hwy. 50, O'Fallon, Illinois, 618.726.2275, flamentcopizza.com




Gourmet Soul Restaurant and Catering 


At Gourmet Soul Restaurant and Catering, the success of your event is the most important priority. Their goal is to combine creativity, passion and professionalism in everything they do. They specialize in making your vision a reality and concentrate on serving the customer’s needs, whatever they may be. Gourmet Soul offers a party room rental that seats 50 at $200 for 3 hours and $70 for each additional hour. If you desire more space, there’s also a 5,000-square-foot banquet hall that seats up to 200 that rents for $1,150 for 6 hours. Let Gourmet Soul host your next event.


1620 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.339.5658, gourmetsoul.com




Hollyberry Baking and Catering


For two decades, Hollyberry Baking and Catering has worked with clients to bring their distinct styles and tastes to life with carefully planned weddings and corporate events. As leaders in the industry, Hollyberry is known for creative ingenuity and unparalleled commitment to the customer. Hollyberry Catering has been voted “Favorite St. Louis Caterer” by the readers of Sauce Magazine for eight consecutive years. Hollyberry Catering has also been honored by the St. Louis Chapter of the International Special Events Society as a winner of many esteemed awards, including Best Wedding Event, Best Off-Premise Catered Event and Best Food Presentation.


10037 Manchester Road, Warson Woods, 314.835.9977, hollyberrycatering.com




Jilly’s Cupcake Bar


Jilly’s Cupcake Bar is an award-winning cupcake shop that participated three times on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” winning twice. They carry that same pride and desire for perfection into their catering services and are considered by their customers to be a top St. Louis caterer. Jilly’s has a standard catering menu or is also capable of custom designing a menu specific to your event to ensure it’s a success. Naturally, Jilly’s cupcakes create the perfect end to any event. Conveniently located at 170 and Delmar, Jilly’s pricing is flexible and the services are the best.  


8509 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.993.5455, jillyscupcakebar.com




Orlando’s Event Centers 


This family-owned and -operated business has been helping St. Louis celebrate with delicious food and outstanding service for over 50 years. Specializing in trendsetting, customized menus and creative presentation, they offer everything from drop-off party trays and simple buffets to elegant, formal dining, butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and interactive chef stations. Orlando’s caters to private homes and offices, and is also a preferred caterer at over 30 unique venues. They offer all-inclusive packages at their two Orlando’s Event Centers and a bed and breakfast log cabin, The Lodge at Grant’s Trail. 


2050 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, 314.453.9000; 4300 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, 314.638.6660, orlandogardens.com




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Pieces Board Game Bar & Restaurant


Pieces Board Game Bar & Restaurant has the monopoly (no pun intended) on fun in St. Louis. Pieces is not only known for its impressive library of over 900 curated board games and Game Navigators who can teach those games, but also for its diverse fare and innovative cocktail selection. The very definition of a unique dining experience, Pieces is a hotspot location for corporate team-building events, holiday parties and social gatherings. Offering an extensive, from-scratch catering menu and bakery for custom cakes, Pieces provides on-site catering to parties who pre-reserve their exclusive private rooms, book a happy hour or rent the full venue for a daytime event. 


1535 S. 8th St., St. Louis, 314.230.5184, stlpieces.com




Sugarfire Events


Sugarfire Events caters both formal and casual events at venues all across the greater St. Louis area, including the gorgeous Silver Oaks Chateau, along with its own venue at the Boathouse in Forest Park. Whether you’re hosting a house party, wedding, corporate event or anything in between, Sugarfire can fuel up to 5,000 guests with everything from barbecue to upscale finger food, sandwiches, salads and desserts in a variety of cuisines. Email sugarfirelass@gmail.com for more information.


Various locations, sugarfiresmokehouse.com




The Baked Bear


The Baked Bear StL specializes in custom ice cream sandwiches, and that is exactly how they approach your special event. With over 10,000 item combinations and multiple presentation options, they want to work directly with you to fit within your vision. Ice cream and cookies are a great way to bring joy, so why not add that joy to your event? To schedule an event consultation and sampling, email stlouis@thebakedbear.com or call Colin at the number below.


6140 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.368.9124, thebakedbear.com/st-louis




The Pasta House Co. 


Turn a nearly 50-year St. Louis tradition into a memorable experience by allowing The Pasta House Co. to supply your catering needs, whether you’re hosting a wedding, birthday party, business lunch or anything in between. Rent one of several private banquet rooms throughout the city or let The Pasta House Co. come to your space. From hot, cheesy garlic bread and bacon-wrapped scallops to caprese salad, chicken spiedini, tortellini and so much more, a variety of options and full-service solutions are sure to please every palate. Call the number below or email catering@thepastahouse.com for more information.


Multiple locations, 314.644.1400, pastahouse.com




The Social Affair


At The Social Affair, the goal is to tell your story through a thoughtfully planned, immersive experience that’s executed flawlessly with meticulous, impeccable style and service. Bring your vision to life, whether that’s cocktail-style, family-style or a beautifully plated dinner, with specially tailored menus featuring the highest-quality ingredients available. They are the premier interactive food station caterer, which allows guests to create their own dish and offers an extraordinary experience. The Social Affair was also voted The Best of The Knot 2018 and 2019 and was named one of the top 25 caterers in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2019.


2232 Thurman Ave., St. Louis, 314.300.8500, thesocialaffairstl.com




Quintessential Dining & Nightlife


Quintessential Dining & Nightlife has been serving the area for 10 years specializing in restaurant-quality catering. With three levels of entertaining space at their location on Historic Main Street in St. Charles, or the ability to cater at your home, office or venue, Quintessential truly does it all. The wine room in the basement can host up to 22 guests. The members area is great for rehearsals, showers, reunions and corporate events and can host from 40 to 100 guests. The rooftop can sit up to 150 guests or 300 for appetizers. With a unique array of house-made appetizers to a full carving station, the contemporary menu has it all. Buffets start $8 person. Email erin@q-stl.com for more information.


149 N. Main St., St. Charles, 636.443.2211, q-stl.com