We are a Lawrence, Kansas based catering business and event space. We specialize in custom menus, locally sourced, fresh ingredients, and wine pairings, as well as signature cocktails.
Culinaria Food and Wine Reviews
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Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Katie A
Culinaria catered our wedding reception dinner, and it was absolutely delicious! We worked with Regan over several months to determine the best menu for our guests, including dietary restrictions and seasonal produce. Our dinner was flavorful, ...
creative, healthy, and well-balanced. We were planning from afar and throughout the whole process Regan treated us with kindness, enthusiasm, and honesty. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!
Reviewed On 3/06/2018 by Meg M
Our wedding food was AMAZING!!!! Regan is so easy and enjoyable to work with. We gave them a little leeway to incorporate seasonal dishes in to our menu. The food was a huge hit.
Reviewed On 10/23/2016 by Rebecca S
Everything about Culinaria is amazing: the people, the food, the presentation. We are beyond grateful that they catered our wedding. I cannot recommend them enough!
Reviewed On 2/06/2016 by Knottie1454791258
We used Culinaria for our wedding at the Cider Gallery in Lawrence in November. We were very happy with our entire experience, from a no-pressure tasting, to picking the food options we wanted (and substituting in some custom items we wanted to...
include), actual delivery and presentation, and most importantly taste.
The initial quote came in over our budget, but Culinaria worked with us to make adjustments that allowed us to stay in budget, while making very minor concessions. We chose to do family style serving, and things ran very smoothly. The food looks great aesthetically, and tasted great too. We got our own plated dinner at the head table, and our server who made sure our champagne was always filled the entirety of the night.
We came up with several custom dessert ideas in place of a cake, like miniature donuts, mini cupcakes, mini cheese cake, etc... and Regan's team made them a reality. They went really fast.
Overall, we have nothing but positive things to say about catering Culinaria did for our wedding and would certainly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding. I can't imagine getting more bang for your buck in terms of really high quality food at a reasonable cost.
Reviewed On 9/01/2015 by Allison S
Culinaria is an AMAZING alternative to boring wedding food. They are wonderful at working with clients to develop a stellar menu within their budget, and even help to choose wine that pairs well with the food. Our wedding guests raved about how...
good the food was! I wish they were a restaurant because I would eat there all the time.
Reviewed On 10/07/2014 by Becky O
From the first time we contacted Culinaria, I knew they were the the perfect caterers to use for our daughter's wedding. Regan is incredibly organized and her communication is always prompt. We appreciated her creativity in helping design a men...
u that represented our daughter and her husband's style perfectly. The food was amazing! It was beautifully displayed, was delicious and healthy! I appreciate that Culinaria uses local foods as much as they can. Regan also created two signature drinks that were a hit! I would highly recommend Culinaria for any event -big or small!
Reviewed On 8/12/2014 by Knottie53437135
I have attended so many weddings where the food was just so-so and I really wanted to avoid that reaction since tasty food = happy guests. Regan, Aaron, and Team Culinaria were AWESOME! I had the very best experience with Culinaria! The food wa...
s delicious (and local!) and I received so many compliments from my guests about the tastiness, diversity of options, and beautiful display. I worked with Regan leading up to my wedding and she is a super food-guru and nerve-calmer and is able to take your food vision and make it even better than you could have imagined. If you are looking for a caterer who is eco-friendly, buys local, does not use processed food, and is affordable, choose Culinaria!
Reviewed On 6/10/2014 by Cyndy M
I don't have enough words to describe the wonderful food we enjoyed at my daughter's wedding. We knew from our tasting the food was fabulous but would it be that way for so many people? The answer is YES! Regan and Aaron knocked it out of th...
e park. From our initial contact, to our tasting and finally the wedding day Regan was a delight to work with. She was always quick to reply to our emails and no question seemed silly to her. Regan went above and beyond by helping our venue find a substitute wine when one we had chosen was not available. The venue was providing the liquor but Regan stepped in to make things right. If you want a stress-free wedding day (or any special occasion) you need to have Culinaria cater. You won't regret it!
Reviewed On 11/29/2011 by Lindsey C
We wanted to have a full dinner at our wedding, but our venue didn't have the seating so we opted for a cocktail reception. I wanted to make sure no one went hungry, and Culinaria did a great job working with us to find a menu that would work f...
or us, our variety of guests, and our venue's limitations. We ended up with 5 servers who were constantly circulating food throughout the venue (both floors!) Culinaria is a great vendor because you get the personal attention and dedication of a smaller caterer, no matter the size of your event. Regan and Aaron are true artisans, and our guests are still raving about the food!
Reviewed On 10/07/2011 by Rebecca L
Regan and Aaron of Culinaria were incredible to work with. They not only excelled at the catering side of our wedding, they also had great recommendations for other vendors and helped in the planning process from step 1.
The food they create i...
s creative, unique, local and fresh. They listened to all of our (sometimes crazy) ideas on the food we wanted at our wedding and then made all of those concepts come to delicious life! We wanted to use as many local ingredients as possible and Culinaria was able to reach out to local farmers and producers to source everything - all while keeping the cost at an unbelievably reasonable rate!
Culinaria also arranged all of the bar needs for our wedding - from helping design 2 signature cocktails (that everyone loved) to helping order the wine, beer and other bar needs, Culinaria is truly a full service catering company.
Above all of these other attributes, Regan and Aaron are an amazing couple to work with. Always easy to reach and bounce ideas off of. They made our wedding everything I dreamed it could be!