Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions

At times we are privileged to cater an intimate celebration for people in their private home, or a special place they choose. We are grateful to be part of this day in their lives. Some have blessed us with kind words of gratitude which we share with you below.

Thank you!!! Thank you!!! You created WOW in the fabulous graduation party for our son. Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions staff was amazing!!! Everything was wonderful and perfect!!! Thank you for putting our vision of a theatre--themed graduation party into a stunning reality--far greater than I imagined. It was special to gather people together that have helped our son get to this point and thank them. All the guests were blown away. And of course everyone raved about the food, beverages, and atmosphere!!!

Lisa Wendelburg


I’m speechless! I want to say thank you so so much to Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions for an unforgettable evening. I was 100% surprised. I had told Dean over and over that it was my dream to have you do a dinner for us and every detail of it was perfect. The flowers, the table, the menu cards with the gondolier, the appetizers—just everything. It was themed perfectly. I guess you know by now that my passion in life is Venice! Your servers were marvelous. They are the epitome of grace and kindness. I know this is your busiest time of year and I am grateful that you included us as one of your holiday events. Thank you for making me not hate my birthday!
Danielle Rodenbough


Alisa, Friday evening was great! The food WAS amazing! EVERYONE commented several times how good everything was! Thank you so much! Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions only gets better!
Barbara Pace


Thanks goes to Lon, & Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions staff—they were fabulous. My sister & her guests could not have been more pleased. The Cuban cuisine was just perfect & with the steel band, we could have been in little Havana. On Sunday Jeff sent out some of those wonderful grilled cheese & lobster sandwiches—they were a tasty appetizer. Please pass on my thanks & appreciation to your staff for their contribution to a very successful party. And...the ice cream station was quite popular—what a great addition. It was nice having Stewart here. The guests enjoyed their interaction with him.
Dennis Hennessy


Well...Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions has done it again. Our donor appreciation event was truly a smash hit! Your creative menu was well received and just the perfect touch for the time of day. We had so many compliments, a very happy group of people. Your team was exemplary. So pleasant, courteous, and responsive. What can I say to the consummate professional except how grateful we are for all you do for the Kansas City Rose Society.
Sandra Campuzano
Kansas City Rose Society


Thank you so much for such a successfully beautiful and delicious tea party luncheon. Everything was exquisitely done in Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions' fashion and as usual, everyone was awe-inspired. From all of the hostesses, we thank you kindly for your efforts and willingness to work with us for this special tea.
Rita Miller


Lon, I wanted you to know how much dinner Saturday night far exceeded our expectations. It all started with Alisa who communicated the menu and answered all my questions for planning dinner. Her eagerness to help was so appreciated. The Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions Team of Dana, Eric and David arrived early Saturday night and immediately took over my kitchen with efficiency and warmth. As our friends arrived, they introduced themselves and made everyone feel welcomed. The food was outstanding! From the appetizers to the dessert, it was a meal from heaven. We loved Dana joining us and giving us a description of what we were eating. I'm not sure what my favorite was...the "melt in your mouth” tenderloin, the chocolate cobbler….or the tomato soup. I can't name a favorite! It was an evening we won't forget.  Thanks.
Diane & Rob O'Byrne
Competitive Resources


The night was a huge success! We were so pleased with everything. The food was amazing and Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions team did a beautiful job. Our son had a fantastic time. We also enjoyed delicious leftovers for lunch and Reubens for dinner! Thank you for helping us celebrate a special day for our family.
Jane and Jonny Girson


It was a VERY SPECIAL EVENING for Jonathan, our family, and our community of friends celebrating with us. The food was fantastic, the music was foot-stomping, and the ambience was just perfect!!!! Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions Staff was amazing. Thank you for an event well planned and perfectly executed. This is the first time I didn't lose any sleep over an event! I hope this is the first of many times working together.
Ellen Chilton


Some of my guests couldn't get enough of your fabulous dinner. Everything...every bite was so delicious. The Rosemary Infused Chicken was amazing with the Lemon Aioli. And the Tuscan Boar Ragout was so incredible. And everything else that went with the dinner, from your irresistible onion puffs to the ricotta cheesecake, was fabulous!!!! Thanks again and again for making last night so inviting.
Mary Lou and Tom Brous


As always everything was just PERFECT. The meal was exquisite and I have not stopped receiving compliments from those in attendance.  Everyone, without exception, thought it was the best yet!!!! John and I heartily agree. I want you to know I enjoyed Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions version of a brandy alexander!!!!
Jackie & John Middelkamp


Thanks to Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions it was a perfect evening. Everyone, including me, had a marvelous time. Delicious & innovative food, SUPURB staff, beautifully staged and so well thought out. You are indeed pros! Justin of STUDIO Dan Meiners did a spectacular job with the flowers. Based on all the calls and emails I received today, the party was a smash. I gave LLIO all the credit so your ears should be burning. Not only were you a joy to work with but I feel I have found a new friend. Thank you for making my party dreams come true.
Judy Kahn


We certainly had a wonderful time Saturday night. The food, service, flowers, decorations, attire, and parking were all outstanding. We received many compliments about the party. The various Fred Harvey selections of food were creative and delicious. Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions staff was great. We always appreciate working with you. We’ve done business together for many years, as we have with Trapp Florists. Together you create a wonderful atmosphere and event. We always receive compliments from attendees.
Marlys Haverty


Many thanks to Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions for providing such delicious, creative food with a wonderful professional and friendly staff.  We loved everything! Tony and Kathy did a fabulous job with the group. I felt like you gave our small party the same professionalism and attention to detail that you did when my husband hired you for the opening of the new St. Luke's hospital. Because you made it so effortless for me—I was actually able to enjoy myself!
Lori Lindstrom Leifer


Our strolling cocktail party was a roaring success with a really creative menu and great execution by the massive, wonderful staff. We weren't lacking anything. The hor d'oeuvres, especially the maki with the soy shooters, were very clever, tasty, & fun. The variety of gazpacho shooters were colorful, delicious, and a great presentation. The mini-cuban sandwiches were were yummy, and the pineapple skewers a real hit. Everyone loved the coconut ice cream with fresh mango slices. WOW!!! Your presentation, execution and attention to detail were superb, as usual. All in all, it was memorable and everyone had a ball. Again, thanks to Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions for making it happen. Please extend an extra thanks to Staff.
Bethany Derrough


We are having amazing left-over Banh Mi Sliders for breakfast!!! You can't beat that!! The Thai food last night was so perfect, so delicious, and so fun with blue and red order out boxes, wooden forks, tie take home cookies with BW tie bars and My Ties to start off with. The Tie Theme so worked. Everyone had a great time. The servers were fantastic. I don't know how you do what you do. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We appreciate all the effort and talents of Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions.
Mary Lou and Tom Brous


What a fun, delicious evening we had!!!!!! We could hardly get everyone away from the grilled cheese station to dinner in the dining room. Our guests thought that was the meal. However they did justice to the rest of our yummy meal. The meatballs were fantastic. We thought it was one of the best, well rounded menus ever!!!! Once again Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions created an unqualified hit. Only a few smores were left. Who Knew!!! We have had some good times thru these events over many years. Heres to many more!!!
Myra Siegel


We have only heard rave reviews of the evening. The food was amazing both in its flavor and presentation. Thank you so much.
Adam Kaye


Stewart, thank you so much for a lovely evening! The blog development dinner for four was absolutely amazing, and the experience with your new recipes was one-of-a-kind. You can be sure your name will be first on our minds for catering events, and don't be offended if we happen to spread the word with our friends.
Jen Huynh
N3 Student
School of Nursing
University of Kansas Medical Center


My dinner party last night was OUTSTANDING!!!!! I felt like a Queen. Now on to the BEST of the evening. Stewart is a most amazing young man, very talented in every way. Everyone enjoyed the whole team and Stewart was the shining STAR.
Margaret Austin


AMAZING!!! Last night I heard all night how great the food was as I mingled...but WOW!!! When I relaxed at home afterward and ate some of the remaining food I was blown away. I am so beyond happy and proud of what Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions did!!! People complimented me during the evening: "First class, absolutely first class; you guys always do it first class." I didn't do ANYTHING!!! It was all Lon Lane’s team. Jeff...you’re a rock star as always!
Danny O’Neill * Bean Baron
One Bean, One Dream, One Team!
THE ROASTERIE * Air-Roasted Coffee
Kansas City, MO


Just a note to say it was exquisite as I have learned to expect from you.
David Lockton


Celebrating Marilyn Maye at this stage of her career as a focal point of friendships lasting more than sixty years gave our evening special flair. Jeff is an outstanding chef. David is wonderful. The food was heavenly. Warm weather suggested a chilled soup which was fabulous. To have our evening complimented by your exquisite food and highly professional service made it Perfection!
Betty Bushman


Lon, you made the luncheon at the Nelson Atkins Museum sheer perfection. The meal was superb! Everybody was talking about the fantastic flavor and color. Your staff was wonderful, so nice, and timing was perfect, all done at the highest level. Thank you also for an intimate, light and delicious dinner at my home the night before for our guest of honor, Charlotte Moss. Everybody had a great time. I don’t know how you managed to pull off such an exquisite dinner when you had the enormous Nelson event the next day. I hope we'll collaborate again soon.
Caroline McCallister
Co-Chair Committee of 100 Celebratory Luncheon


Many thanks to everyone at Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions! You always come through with flying colors. Things were perfect...again! We value our great relationship with you and look forward to the next time!
Joellen Messerli
ES Marketing, Communications & Graphics
CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.


Last night turned our great! Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions staff was awesome and people loved the food. Holding the affair outside under the gazebo was fabulous. We also appreciate the last minute lemonade. It was a hit! When you all left, the cleanup was so perfect it was like no one was ever here. What a wonderful job, very flexible and cool under fire.
Carolyn Sterbenz
Regional Director of Sales
Prestige Resorts and Destinations


Thanks to you and your staff for another wonderful party!! The food was delicious. Everyone had a great time. The staff prepared and paced the evening perfectly, hitting a marvelous balance between wonderfully elegant and sophisticated. Kudos to everyone at Inspired Occasions!!
Vince Johnson, MD & Kathy Johnson
The Pain Associates of St. Joseph Hospital


Lon, last night was magical!!! The setting was fabulous, the dinner totally INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! You've done many wonderful dinners for me, but last night you out did yourself. Your staff were professional and so nice...the kitchen was spotless when they left. You are a genius chef and one of the nicest people I know!!! Thank you for making 8 persons happy, content and deliciously full.
Annette Bloch


On behalf of our family we can't thank you enough for all the suggestions, attention to details, and assistance you provided for the 50th Birthday party. It was a smashing success!!!  The food & it's presentation and the staff were wonderful and greatly appreciated. Can't wait to work together on another party!  Again our deepest appreciation,
Charlotte & Rich Brockman


Wow!!! What a fantastic party. Thank you, thank you!  Everyone loved your food and the decor. Nothing could have been improved!  I told everyone I had the best—Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions.
Christine and Ford Mauer


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


Lon, I am overwhelmed and abundantly grateful to you for your incredible culinary talent and execution at the Nelson event! There are many events in this town and lets face it, it's all about the food. The food can make or break it. You knocked it out of the park. I have only heard stellar comments from people who told me the food was exceptional. It was such a pleasure to work with you. Thank you.
Stephanie Seigfreid


Thank you to everyone for working together to make our 50th Birthday Bash a huge success. We've had comments about The Midland as the perfect venue, STUDIO Dan Meiner's brilliance with decor, laser lighting, & invitations, Inspired Occasion's amazing Purple Haze Cocktail and Warhol themed food stations with a 60’s twist, and fabulous music by Party on the Moon. One guest even commented, "The lobster sandwich is now permanently on my diet."
Debbie Ward and Ellen Merriman


Lon, Thank you! Last night was perfect; loved by everyone. We appreciate your talents, kindness, and creativity. This was our best party yet. And we are going to have to have 3 arrangements from Trapp and Company on the dining room table at all future events. Thanks again!
Jamie & Jeff Berg


Lon...What a great lunch today at the Nelson for Charlotte Moss! Everyone I talked to on the way out was raving about how delicious and beautiful the food was. The service was wonderful, as well. I had a fabulous time!
Lisa Schellhorn


THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping pull off Under a Blue Moon, an AMAZING fundraiser evening at Powell Gardens. We’ve heard rave reviews about the catering. It gives me piece of mind to know I never need to worry about the food the night of the event. That reassurance is invaluable!  You and your staff are incredible!
Janea Gadelman
Director of Development
Powell Gardens


Alisa, you and the wonderful team at Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions created a memorable evening. We represented the state of Kansas very well for our European friends! Our guests are still raving about this perfect night. Thank you for doing what you do and doing it so well! With gratitude & appreciation.
Kristin Webster


What a great party last night! The food and drinks were OFF THE CHARTS!!! Thanks so much for your help for making it such a success :)
Sheryl Turner


Lon and Jeff...We can't thank you enough for making Rachel and Matt's evening extra special. We were thrilled! Everything was perfect; your staff was professional and delightful to work with. Everyone wanted to know who did the catering.
Bill & Regina Kort


All was perfect as it always is with your company!!! Thanks,
Scott Dattel


You never realize how good food is until you eat the left-overs, and they are STILL incredible! Looking forward to next time with your talented group.
A. Osbum


I was very pleased with how things went last night. The food was great! My carnivorous husband loved the cauliflower sliders. The staff was very professional and fun to work with. Overall an A+!! Thanks so much for all your help.
Leah Ridgway

I could spend all day typing praises for my dinner party. EVERY guest raved!!! Our Washington friends suggested we bring you to Palm Springs. Everything was presented beautifully, tasted unique and delicious, and totally perfect for a summer supper. I was SO proud!!! Many thanks for delivering above my expectations. 
Lois Davidson

The dinner was spectacular! The menu received rave notices, and your team was remarkable.
MJ Powell

I wanted to let you know that everything was very well handled for the lunch. The food choices were superb, everyone enjoyed them. The service as usual was excellent. Thank you.
Richard Levin

Your staff lent a spirit of excellence and class to our event.
Bob and Marcie Thedinger

You guys are the BEST!!! The food was beautiful, delicious, and impressive. Bruce is such a pro and a hard worker. He took care of every detail and then cleaned up. The party lasted longer than we thought...a sign of success! I loved your serving pieces. Thanks again and again.
Anita & Chip Osborn

WOW! Last night was truly a dream come true.
Cathy Schultz

Lon, another awesome party. The food was amazing and delicious with few leftovers; that’s how I like it. People ate well! The market cheddar pie and the crème brûlée French toast were to die for!!! The staff was wonderful: discreet, friendly, efficient beyond words, completely on top of everything; they and you spoil me rotten and I love it! Thanks much!
Tom & Judy Bowser

Thank you for a most successful event - "Under a Blue Moon" - at Powell Gardens. Attendees say it was excellent from the menu to the service with special accolades on the desserts!!! It was another Inspired Occasions success! One never doubts a party handled by you and your fine staff, Lon; - Again, many thanks.
Wendy Powell

The evening was a success because of Inspired Occasions! Thank you for your amazing help with everything.
J. Hall

As is always the case when Inspired Occasions caters any event, every single food item was absolutely superb! In addition, your staff was exceptional. Chef Jeff, Kathy who served, and the bartender were all fabulous and made our evening memorably delightful.
Beth Ingram







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You all are awesome! We would not think of using anyone else for our events.