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Catering in Kansas City,

Shining Stars Catering, LLC

11920 NW Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO
Services: Catering | Login to save vendor
(816) 270-2212
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 46 Reviews


    Naomi Stewart

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me. Orchestrated by God. After all I was marrying for the first time and to my high school sweetheart, after reconnecting, 50 years later. Shiningstars Catering was everything I expected after being referred to me by someone in Hotel management at one of the largest hotels in the city. They were extremely patient and understanding as I flip from one request to another. They provided us with a special Jamaican chef who helped in preparing my menu so our guest could enjoy a Jamaican/American Buffett. We are still receiving compliments regarding the food and the amount available. (No one left hungry!). Their options for China, silverware and linen accessories completed my reception setting! The best part....every member of that team was wonderful, and for that I offer my sincere thanks in making my dream a reality. “We are eternally grateful ”. Naomi & Michael

    Delice Dominguez

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    5 out of 5
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  • As a mom you hope to make your daughter’s wedding dreams a reality, and that’s what Shining Star Catering did for my daughter. Shining Star Catering knows what they are doing. I rate them as No. 1 in my book. They were my go to for everything and it was the smart and perfect chose. I live in Miami, FL., I had to plan my daughter’s wedding from Miami in Kansas City. With the help of Marvin and Deborah Williams from Shining Star Catering, they made it all possible for me to do. The food was so flavorful, everyone was commenting on how great the food was (we had Italian). The staff was just as amazing and accommodating. The venue was a dream come true. Most of my communication was done via email, but Marvin and Deborah made the vision come true. He made himself available at all times, Marvin even stayed around the day of the wedding to guide me. That was a weight off my shoulders, because I did not have a wedding planner. That’s what you call amazing service.

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    Delice, it was such a great day and we loved working with you. I know the challenge of planning long distance weighed on you, but it made it all that more fun when we could chat and have fun planning the little extras the week of the wedding. Marvin and I felt like we made great friends through this process. Thank you for letting us be a part of this special day.

    Allison Bertken

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    5 out of 5
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  • We are so happy Shining Stars was the cater for our wedding!! We had their passed appetizers and plated dinner service and it could not have been better. All of the guests were raving about the food. The food was incredible, but I was blown away by the service staff. They had so many professional service staff members working. Once we licked our plates clean, someone was there to take our plate. I had doubts about the speed of serving our 200 guests. This was not an issue at all. The whole process was extremely smooth. Deb, Marvin, Kenya and Yoshi were incredible to work with. They are so passionate and it shows in everything they do. They not only want your food/ service to be perfect, but they go out of their way to make sure they can help in anyway they can to make your wedding a dream come true.

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    Beautiful Ali and Michael. Through the 17-18 months of planning, you were both a joy to work with. You will always have a special place in our hearts. We are so happy that you placed your trust in us, we will never forget your amazing, perfect wedding.

    Lisa Barnicle

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    5 out of 5
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  • Shining star helped make our daughter‘s wedding a complete success! The food was absolutely delicious. We are a family of picky eaters with specific dietary needs and they were very flexible. They worked with us to ensure everyone had something they could enjoy from the rehearsal dinner to the hors d’oeuvres to the main meal. Wedding planning was not our favorite thing to do but Deborah and her team helped ease the pain! Renee was very responsive and helped us stay on top of every detail. We would absolutely recommend shining star catering!

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    Lisa, it was such a joy to work with you and your family. We loved being able to be a part of your happy rehearsal dinner and the wedding and reception were amazing. Thank you for allowing us to be a part this beautiful day!

    Julie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Hiring Shining Stars was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! We knew Deb and Marvin were amazing partners but the proof really came the night of our wedding. Our guests had RAVE reviews about the food. It blew my expectations! I still remember one of our final meetings, we sat down with Deb for a good 2 hours, sipped champagne, tasted appetizers and talked through the nitty gritty. She was so supportive and easy to work with. Plus, made the process special which is hard to say with all vendors. I recommend Shining Stars to anyone who wants a high quality, fresh meal for their wedding. Also, we recommend the wedge salad & Parmesan crostini’s - the best :)

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    Julie, it was amazing to work with you and Dan. I felt such a special connection with the both of you and we are so happy to have made your wedding day exactly what you hoped for. It means so much that you put this trust in us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

    Sheila

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    5 out of 5
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  • Deb and Marvin did a fantastic job at our daughters wedding January 19, 2019. Their attitude was "whatever it takes" to make that day special. Marvin even parked his truck to block the entrance so the limo could roll up and make a grand entrance! The weather was crazy and they had multiple contingencies in place. They managed plating 150 hot meals in record time! We were never worried about the reception and could thoroughly enjoy our daughter's day.

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    Sheila, you are awesome. We had such a great time working with you and your amazing and beautiful daughter, Natalie. It was a beautiful evening! Thanks for letting us be a part of it.

    Jessica Endaya Keefer

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    5 out of 5
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  • Deb and Marvin of Shining Stars are fantastic people to work with. SSC was one of the first vendors we hired and I don’t know what our wedding would’ve been like if we had not gone with them. Their expertise and professionalism is unmatched and their willingness to work with our budget, while creating a dream experience is something our guests still rave about today. (Our guests STILL reference the carnitas tacos from our reception!) Their tasting events helped us make informed decisions (we went with stations as opposed to a traditional buffet) and Deb’e speedy responses made the entire process stress-free. We feel so blessed to be one of their couples and have since our wedding, recommended them to all of our friends and family.

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    Jessica and Kenny, you hold a very very special place in our hearts. It means so much that we have gotten to see you so many times since your wedding because of your generous recommendations to family and friends. It is amazing to know that we have been connected to so many of your friends and family weddings because of your recommendation. Thank you SO much!

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • Shining Stars catered my wedding in Kansas City in March. I can't say enough great things about Deb and her team! She spent time with us to really understand what we wanted. I LOVE the fact that china was included in the price of our catering. I chose the mismatched vintage plates and everything looked absolutely stunning at the reception. We went to several tastings and all of the food was always amazing. Our wedding day menu was no exception and we received many compliments about our food. I highly recommend hiring Shining Stars for your wedding or special event!

    blach

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    Reem

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    5 out of 5
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  • I absolutely recommend Shining Stars Catering. Deborah was amazing!!! We booked Shining Stars Catering for food, alcohol, linens, cake cutting service, etc. Deb and her team worked very hard to make sure everything was perfect and in budget on our wedding day. The food was fabulous, our guests were pleased with the team, and the linens were stunning. Thank you Deb for helping make my wedding day perfect! Much love! -Reem Lynn Adams

    Susie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had Shining Stars cater our daughter's wedding reception and they did a fabulous job. We found out about them at an Open House and like their food so decided to go with them. My daughter worked with them on the details so I can't really comment on the process leading up to the reception. However, I can say the food was fabulous and we had many many people commenting all night long about it. They made themselves available through the evening but also stayed appropriately in the background serving our guests when needed. Thomas was the person who my daughter worked with the most and he was super responsive, very friendly, pleasant and flexible. And, the food was just as we expected! I've already recommended them to brides and will continue to do so.

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    Thank you so much! It was an honor to be a part of this most important day for your family.

    Brittany Childers

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • My husband was VERY concerned about the food for our wedding day (that was really the only thing he cared about). We met with the Shining Stars team and did a tasting (HIGHLY recommend the mexican food), and we were both hooked. They were very professional and friendly, and helped us put together the menu that fit our tastes. We had a nacho bar during the cocktail hour which was probably the biggest hit, and our guests raved about how delicious the food was. During the flip from ceremony to reception, some staff members from other vendors did not show up: Shining Stars was there to help with the entire thing and saved the day!

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    Brittany, you and Brett were a joy to work with. We loved that we were able to provide a fun menu for you to help create the atmosphere you were going for. Beautiful, creative gorgeous venue setting, but with "fun food". We had a blast!!!

    Caitlyn Thomas

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  • Shining Stars provided quality service with authentic intentionality. They created a special and wonderful experience for our families and friends at our autumn wedding. The food was fresh, the delivery was timely, and the presentation was beautiful. I cannot recommend the team highly enough.

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    Thank you, Caitlyn, we really enjoyed working with you and Colin for your big day, it was so much fun, even with the challenges of long distance. It was an honor to be a part of your wedding day! :-)

    Heidi

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Deb at Shining Stars was one of the recommended caterers for our venue and she was a joy to work with for this out-of-town bride! Planning a wedding in KC from Omaha required a lot of emails and a few phone calls before our two in-person meetings but she handled all of our questions promptly and thoroughly. She and her experienced team made making decisions easy to help our Old Hollywood vision come to life. They’ve been around awhile and their attention to detail and recommendations proves they’re the best. Everything ran like a dream and it felt like a true glamorous black-tie dinner party on the day of our wedding! They even saved us appetizers from the cocktail hour to eat in hiding before our Grand Entrance! Deb personally came up to our sweetheart table to check on us and we had several other servers stop by to make sure we didn’t need anything! The groom was super happy we had two full plates of meals to take back to the hotel to eat around midnight because we were starvin... Read more

    Allison

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • Talk about delicious! We used Shining Stars for our catering, went to 2 tastings, and have nothing but great things to say about the food. Although I felt like we didn't have 1 point of contact and the process was a bit confusing and I had to stay on top of them with deadlines, etc.... They were wonderful to work with. Definitely a great price too!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks so much for your review and we are so happy you enjoyed the food. I noted that this review was about a year ago at a time we were rapidly expanding. Since this time, we have hired a new General Manager, marketing manager, a bartending manager and two full time event coordinators. Our event coordinators are each assigned wedding couples from the first time they walk through our doors and exclusively plan step by step with their couples. I believe this has had a very positive impact in many different ways as they work with wedding couples from the beginning to the end!
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