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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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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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
Bonnie Rabicoff of “In the Kitchen With Bonnie” interviewed both Lon and Stewart Lane from Inspired Occasions.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Inspired Occasions is pleased to welcome Chef Jeff Troiola to our culinary team.
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.
Ingram's Magazine has chosen Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions as the city's Best Caterer for an 8th consecutive year!
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.
Inspired Occasions was chosen for the second year in a row as a Best of The Knot 2010 Pick.
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.
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...
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.
Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions is featured and photographed in this month's edition of KC Weddings Magazine (p. 52)
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.
Lon Lane, president of Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions will be a featured presenter at the annual CaterArts culinary education seminar this July.
Good Eats, the Corporate Division of Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions, was recently featured in the March / April 2008 edition of Catering Magazine.
Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions is pleased to welcome you to our new website.
February's issue of Tastebud Magazine hits store shelves today. Inspired Occasions's own Michael Kricsfeld discusses Valentine's Day luxeries.
Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions (The Catering Company) wins Best Caterer for second time in three years.
In the August / September 2007 issue of KC Spaces magazine, two unique events of Inspired Occasions are showcased.
Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions sweeps food categories winning Best Caterer and Best Personal Chef.
Lon, I wanted you to know the dinner Saturday night was the best you've ever prepared for us. You always surprise me on the menus you create. PERFECTION!!!!
~ Deanna and Greg Graves
6306 Morningside DriveKansas City, MO 64113
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