The Conference Center is dedicated to providing catering services that offer superior quality, efficiency, and service.
Food and beverages in the Conference Center are provided by our exclusive, on-site catering vendor, except by special arrangement with the catering director.
No outside food and beverage is allowed in the Conference Center.
To order catering services, contact the Conference Center at 816- 932-1050 as far in advance of your event as possible.
Please indicate the type of service needed (plated or buffet); the number of guests you anticipate; room configuration (see Event Planning Guide); event time and any special services required, such as linens or centerpieces.
For large or unique events requiring special food orders beyond the standard menu, please contact the Conference Center to arrange a planning meeting.
Please indicate any dietary restrictions at the time the catering order is placed.
Final counts on catering orders must be provided no later than noon, three business days prior to the event. Counts cannot be lowered after the final count is given.A late fee may be incurred if the count increases after the due date.
Orders placed after the designated deadline will be subject to approval by the catering director and will include a $25 surcharge or an additional 10 percent of the catering fee, whichever is greater.
Changes to previously ordered menus on late notice may result in substitutions.
Prior to the event, the event host will be notified if any substitutions are necessary.
For more information, please read the Catering Services Guide.
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