32 total reviews
I selected Affordable Elegance based on reviews through The Knot, and I have to say that my husband and I were quite impressed! We were able to do a weeknight taste test of the foods and discussed our wedding and venue with Dee-Dee, who made several great suggestions based upon her experience with catering so many events. Once we booked the event, we ran into an issue with the linens we had secured elsewhere; Cami was able to quickly contact their local linen supplier in Raymore and arranged to pick up linens and deliver them to our venue in time for decorating. The pricing was very reasonable and her efforts to promptly help us out were top notch! The day of the event, I was blown away by the setup of the cake table - the groom's cake their baker made of a tailgating grill was fantastic and so realistic-looking!! The kids absolutely loved it! We heard so many compliments on the groom's cake, that the cupcakes were the best ever, and how good the Swedish meatballs and spinach artichoke dip were on the buffet table. I was very pleased with the fruit and veggies on the buffet as well! The only suggestion we have food-wise is that the sandwiches seemed to be a bit dry with a lot of bun compared to toppings. Otherwise, we couldn't have been happier. The wait staff was very friendly, professional and accommodating, and they looked sharp in their attire. Jeff, the lead caterer, was so on top of things...he and his crew made sure my husband and I were taken care of with beverages right away, and he let us know when someone walked out with a box of our alcohol without permission after the event ended (we were able to track it down before it left the premises and grateful Jeff let us know so promptly). Jeff and his assistant handled the final walkthrough and cleanup of the venue...that was music to our ears after such a long day!! We knew we could trust him and his assistant after all they had done for the evening, and the fact they had prior experience working at that particular venue. We were able to take home leftovers and had the option of donating them to a shelter had we not taken the food with us. They also offered us a complimentary Sunday brunch at their Gregory's location! I will most definitely recommend Affordable Elegance to others. We felt like valued customers from day one, and that is very important to us. I truly believe Affordable Elegance builds its reputation on a well-rounded customer experience from beginning to end. They are very friendly, professional, timely, flexible and all around good people. You should definitely check them out!!
We used Affordable Elegance Catering and their staff helped to make our dinner special. We had around 120 people and our guests commented on the quality and quanity of the food provided. The staff keep Drinks going, plates cleared and the buffett filled. Very professional servers who went with the flow of the evening. Food was at the correct tempature - the Hot food was hot and the salad was kept cold. Presentation was perfect.
We will use this Catering service for future events.
Affordable elegance went above and beyond our expectations. Not only was the food delicious but the staff was so nice, accomodating and full of hard workers. The cake was also a 3 tier combo of lemon cake with vanilla buttercream and vanilla cake with raspberry filling..... just heavenly and gorgeous!! If your a bride with a set budget and doesn't want to skimp on food I highly suggest you use them. They set a menu that fits your vision and budget perfectly. Definitely a hidden gem in Kansas city!
They truly went above and beyond to make the perfect wedding day. My guest raved about how delish the food was especially the chicken spindene...it was all fresh and hot and wonderful tasting. They use fresh herbs and ingredients. You can tell they really care about their brides day and making it special. They even did things that weren't required of them to help my day run more smoothly like set all the centerpieces up for me!!!! They were professional and personal making it super special. I truly don't know how they day would've gone without them there. They were friendly and genuine. They are affordable too. Look no further this is the caterer to use!!! I would use this vendor again in a heartbeat!!!!
We had several different flavors and all were very good! Red Velvet was our fav!
Price was great compared to bakeries!!
Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did catering our wedding. So many of our guests complimented on how good the food and service was! Thanks again!
It has been our privilege and pleasure to work with you and your families. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special day. We pray God's blessing on your marriage and your future.
Affordable Elegance handled the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception of our son and new daughter-in-law and made the weekend just perfect. Friday nights rehearsal dinner was awesome from the venue to the food. The food was delicious and the staff excellent. Saturdays wedding reception surpassed our expectations. The presentation, the food and staff made the event a success. It was nice to know that everything was handled and we could enjoy the wedding without worries. The entire staff was friendly, helpful and went over and beyond for us. We look forward to using Affordable Elegance in the future.
Thank you so much for your excellent review. I was our pleasure and privilege to share such a special day with Alysha, Kyle and their families.
If you are looking for a stress-free catering and bar experience, Affordable Elegance Catering will not disappoint! My wedding involved a tricky room flip, a cocktail hour, and a dinner, and everything went off without a hitch. The food was delicious, the cupcakes/cake were beautiful, and our full bar was a huge hit! The staff is so friendly and easy to work with; they return your calls/emails very promptly, and will provide as much or as little guidance as you need. At the end of the evening, I gave them all hugs because they were so sweet and helpful. They really know how to make your big day special! Several of my guests are still talking about how much fun they had talking with the bartender. I can't praise Affordable Elegance Catering enough!
we were so impressed by your services from the set up, to all the food, cake, attention to detail and exceptional service. We felt that they went out of their way to make our day special and did a great job anticipating our needs during the reception; making everything happen seamlessly and effortlessly. They came and helped with table set up even when the rental company didn't do it as planned. They provide appetizers, cake and a station style meal for us and everything on the menu from Asian, BBQ, Italian, desserts etc. was outstanding. Our guests loved the options and we were able to see our vision through because they are such great people and extremely affordable. They did an amazing job and I'd recommend them to anyone for any occasion.
I look forward to other opportunities to use them again in the future!
Deedee & Jeff were so organized and on top of everything leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself went off smoothly without a hitch. The food was great and all of their staff was so helpful and friendly! The bartender was extremely friendly and Jeff did a great job of having the food all ready and set up beautifully!
This vendor was awesome! They were so easy to work with and everyone was so sweet. Even when I was changing my minds about linens every other day they were sweet about adjusting the napkin colors. The food was even better than I expected. I had heard that there is normally a difference between what the food tastes like at a testing and what it tastes like when made in large quantities for your event, but I thought it was just as good as I remembered. I seriously got compliments on how delicious the food was all night. I also ended up getting my wedding cake through them. I might be biased, but it was definitely the most delicious cake I've ever had. We almost ran out, and it was another thing I got so many compliments on! I would seriously recommend them to anyone getting married in KC, because I can't imagine a better caterer for their price. They are really the best!
DeeDee and her team at Affordable Elegance went above and beyond to make our wedding amazing. Not only was the food fantastic, we were treated like royalty. The minute we walked in we received a drink and anything else we needed.
We chose chicken spiedini and brisket along with salad, garlic mashed potatoes and green beans almandine. Everything was so tasty and our guests absolutely loved it.
We highly recommend Affordable Elegance to anyone getting married. And, if you want to get a taste of their amazing food, we encourage you to head to Gregory's Sunday Brunch in Raymore on Sundays. Try the chocolate chip bread pudding with white chocolate sauce...it's divine.
Amazing food, amazing service, and all around amazing people!
These people are amazing! We had the best experience using Affordable Elegance. Dee Dee and her staff were very helpful and accommodating during the planning process. This was especially great since we did much of the planning from NYC, where we live. At the reception, all of the food was excellent, as was the service! Sarita attended to my husband and myself, going above & beyond by carrying and loading up my plate so I didn't spill anything on my dress! Thank you so much, AE!! You guys are wonderful!!
I have worked with Affordable Elegance multiple times, in addition to my wedding, and they have always done a great job. The food is always amazing, and their staff is very professional and extremely easy to work with. I received a lot of compliments from guests at my wedding on how good the food was and the amount of food they received. I would fully recommend Affordable Elegance to any bride. I did not have to worry at all about the catering on the day of my wedding. I can always count on Affordable Elegance to do a great job!
After having a failed food tasting with another vendor we had Affordable Elegance recommended to us. I spoke with Dee Dee on the phone and she not only immediately calmed my nervousness brought on by the previous vendor but answered questions for me that I didn't even know I had. We were invited in for their company's Sunday Brunch that they have every week in the town they are located in. There, we had an opportunity to try some things that they had made specifically for us, but also many of the other sides (as well as some amazing breakfast items...their eggs benedict was to die for!) off of their brunch buffet. We worked mostly with Jeff and he was so easy to work with! While looking through their HUGE catering menu we noticed that they also offered BBQ. We were planning on having a catered BBQ lunch the day following the wedding but it would have been something where we went and picked it up. Instead, we hired Affordable Elegance for that as well. Their prices were the same, if not cheaper than the other big name BBQ place we planned to pick up from, but they also came to our house and served it all for us! The food at the wedding was AMAZING and everybody RAVED at how delicious it was! We had 30+ kids at our wedding so they made a cute little kid's buffet with items for them and also served great appetizers at at cocktail hour. I could continue to rave about them but it wouldn't be enough. Their food speaks for itself and I hope everybody gives them a try. You won't regret it! Dee Dee and Jeff are great and running an amazing business.
The food is amazing. Cory and I asked for some Asian inspiration we ended up with a Hawaiian themed food! everyone complimented it! and the spiced apple cake was a big hit too.
Affordable Elegance helped with my wedding plans (wedding was April 13, 2013 - YAY!!!!) and they were great to work with! The brisket was very lean and tender with some of the best BBQ sauce we had ever tasted - - our guests are still talking about it. Our cake was exactly what we ordered and was delicious! Everything from the first phone call to our wedding day was made A LOT easier by working with this company!!!
We were beyond happy with Affordable Elegance, from start to finish everything was perfect and the food was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
First of all The cake was amazing but it wasn't right. we had ordered a fruit filled layer we didn't get, then after the event we called to let them know the said they would refund the money for the filling for the cake. It has been almost two weeks and I have yet to see the refund. On top of that after reporting to them the cake was wrong but still good they met with the baker and called me back saying that it had been filled accusing us of lying to them. Mind you our cake was not huge or over the top two layers an 8" and a 10" square offset which was just bearly offset even afte requesting the it be more diamond/star with offset. I will never recommend these people for any event even a birthday cake as they have not done what they stated they would. At first they seemed like they would be great to work with and there prices were reasonable but after ordering the cake everything seemed to have gone down hill. I truly hope they can get it together do other couples don't come across the same issue.
Stephan & Rachel
I am so sorry that this client was unhappy. We are so blessed, as you can see from the many great reviews, that by far the majority of our clients have their expectations met and usually exceeded.
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People are still talking about the food from my wedding! These people pay such attention to detail and have the best customer service! They were also very easy to reach and always returned my emails quickly. Best caterer I have ever used!
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