Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions

Awards & News

Find out what’s fresh with Inspired Occasions and discover our latest event-planning achievements as we constantly strive to innovate, educate and grow to better serve you.

Menus Inspired by Literature

Feb
7
2014

The show "Downton Abbey" has done much to return to us a love of all things British. For the foodies among us, it has also rekindled a fondness for the culinary decorum that royal families of the day aspired to maintain at all costs

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What I Learned in Kansas City

Oct
14
2013

John H’ausen spent two weeks in Kansas City with Lon and Marcia Lane. He blogged about his visit, giving some wonderful praise to Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions. You can read the article here and find a link to his blog at the end of the article. We appreciate the kind words John expressed.

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Stewart Lane - Kansas City Rising Star - Class of 2013

Feb
7
2013

Stewart Lane was named a Rising Star by the Kansas City Business Magazine during a Gala on February 6, 2013. He is the Research and Development Chef for Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions. His work helps “re-invent” the company and keep product offerings current.

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Inspired Occasions is Cambro's Featured Business of the week

Sep
1
2012

As the manufacturer of insulated food transports, Cambro has recognized the excellence of Inspired Occasions. The first week of September, 2012 Inspired Occasions is the recipient of $500 in product as announced on their website blog: http://blog.cambro.com/2012/08/31/cambro-featured-business-of-the-week-inspired-occasions-kansas-city/

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Inspired Occasions Supports Crested Butte's Center for the Arts

Jul
26
2012

Annually, Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions is privileged to cater a fund raiser for Crested Butte’s Center of the Arts. This year’s event theme was “I Remember Pappa” and hosted by Terri and Chris Van Dohlen in their Crested Butte, Colorado home.

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Lon Lane receives Gillis Center Spirit Award for 2012

May
9
2012

At the 31st Annual Spirit Award Celebration held April 20, 2012 Lon Lane, president of Inspired Occasions, received one of the five 2012 Spirit Awards awarded by the Gillis Center for exemplary service to nonprofit organizations and individuals in the Kansas City Metro area.

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Lon & Stewart Lane on "In The Kitchen With Bonnie"

Feb
11
2012

Bonnie Rabicoff of “In the Kitchen With Bonnie” interviewed both Lon and Stewart Lane from Inspired Occasions.

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Inspired Occasions help to judge annual ACE Awards

Feb
1
2012

Inspired Occasions, as the 2011 Midwest winner of the coveted ACE award, helped to judge the 2012 ACE winner - the Best of the Best in catering

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Inspired Occasions wins the coveted ACE Award

Mar
2
2011

Inspired Occasions has won the coveted Catersource ACE Award as the Midwest’s Best of the Best in Caterering for 2011. To win the coveted ACE award is to be considered by your peers as the BEST of the BEST!

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Join us January 23rd at The Big Reveal

Jan
14
2011

Inspired Occasions will be participating in The Big Reveal bridal event on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011. Be part of the event and see some of the best wedding vendors in KC.

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Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions Nominated for exclusive ACE Award

Jan
12
2011

Inspired Occasions just learned they were nominated for the exclusive ACE (Achievement in Catering Excellence) Award. These are awarded annually at the Catersource Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas.

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Inspired Occasions to be the Exclusive Foodservice Provider at Powell Gardens

Jan
1
2011

Inspired Occasions is honored to be the exclusive foodservice provider at Powell Gardens, one of the area's premier destinations. Cafe Thyme officially opens on January 15th. From soups and salads to beautiful wedding receptions, we can't wait to use the freshest and most delicious foods available.

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We will be Closed Through January 3rd.

Dec
21
2010

Inspired Occasions will be closed from December 22nd through January 3rd. After four weeks packed with events, we always give our staff time to relax and enjoy the Holidays with their loved ones. We will see all of you in 2011!

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Welcome Chef Jeff Troiola

Dec
1
2010

Inspired Occasions is pleased to welcome Chef Jeff Troiola to our culinary team.

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The Art of Celebration Launch party is tonight!

Oct
27
2010

Inspired Occasions is pleased to be recognized in the Panache - Art of Celebration Midwest Book. This book features some of the best special event vendors from the Chicago area and Midwest region. Copies of the book are for sale, and all proceeds go to benefit the International Caterers Association Educational Foundation.

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Winner of Best Caterer... Again

Aug
24
2010

Ingram's Magazine has chosen Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions as the city's Best Caterer for an 8th consecutive year!

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Inspired Occasions nominated for KC Business' 2010 Top Companies

May
25
2010

Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions has been nominated for KC Business' 2010 Top Companies. There will be an award ceremony on June 10th at the Berg Event Space where the top 10 companies will be announced.

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Best of The Knot 2010 Pick

May
7
2010

Inspired Occasions was chosen for the second year in a row as a Best of The Knot 2010 Pick.

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Inspired Occasions take 2 awards from Ingram's Best of Business

Aug
26
2008

Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions was voted Best Caterer for the 6th consecutive year by the readers of Ingram's Magazine. For the first time this year, Inspired Occasions also won silver in the Best Event-Planning company.

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Chef from Brookside will be serving it up during the Beijing Games

Aug
4
2008

The Kansas City Star wrote a feature article about Stewart Lane's trip to China for the 2008 Olympic Games. For the full story and link to the article, continue reading...

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Stewart Lane Proclaimed KC's Culinary Ambassador

Jul
30
2008

Stewart Lane, Catering Chef at Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, was proclaimed “Kansas City’s Culinary Ambassador to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.” Councilwoman Beth Gottstein presented Lane an official Mayoral Proclamation on Wednesday, July 30th at 11:30 AM at Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions’ office.

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Inspired Occasions Featured in KC Weddings Magazine

Jun
25
2008

Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions is featured and photographed in this month's edition of KC Weddings Magazine (p. 52)

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Vote for Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions for Best Caterer in Ingram's Magazine

Apr
29
2008

The April edition of Ingram's magazine has the official ballot of the Best of Business Kansas City. Entries are due by July 11, 2008. It is located on page 23. Please vote for Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions as Best Caterer.

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Lon Lane to present seminar at CaterArts 2008

Apr
2
2008

Lon Lane, president of Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions will be a featured presenter at the annual CaterArts culinary education seminar this July.

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Inspired Occasions and Good Eats Featured in Catering Magazine

Mar
10
2008

Good Eats, the Corporate Division of Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions, was recently featured in the March / April 2008 edition of Catering Magazine.

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Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions Launches New Website

Feb
15
2008

Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions is pleased to welcome you to our new website.

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New Tastebud Issue in Stores Today

Feb
2
2008

February's issue of Tastebud Magazine hits store shelves today. Inspired Occasions's own Michael Kricsfeld discusses Valentine's Day luxeries.

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Inspired Occasions Wins KC Mag Award

Sep
3
2007

Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions (The Catering Company) wins Best Caterer for second time in three years.

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KC Spaces Features Inspired Occasions Events...Twice

Aug
1
2007

In the August / September 2007 issue of KC Spaces magazine, two unique events of Inspired Occasions are showcased.

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The Independent Announces its Winners

Mar
18
2007

Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions sweeps food categories winning Best Caterer and Best Personal Chef.

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What a beautiful night! EVERYTHING was above and beyond wonderful. The dinner presentation was absolutely gorgeous; the menu was delicious. Eggplant terrine and polenta are our new favorites. Crystal, Rob, and Tony were a great team, and a joy to work with. Lon, YOU are the BEST. We cannot thank you enough!!!!