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Inspired Occasions is much more than quality food and drink. Our creative spirit and soul pour into every event we touch. We savor each event’s unique ideas and breathe excitement into the entire event-planning process from beginning to end. Our approach is one of nurturing relationships through superior customer service and respecting budget lines—we want to get to know you and talk one on one so we can create an unforgettable event for you and your guests. From corporate functions and lunches to private meals and larger dining, we’re only exclusive in that every dish, slice and serving we create for you is handcrafted from scratch specifically for your event. We specialize in innovative events encompassing food, service and creativity, and we will always take our involvement deep below the surface of your event so your guests walk away with an experience to remember. We are Inspired Occasions—Unique Ideas, Unforgettable Events.

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In 1991, Lon Lane founded Inspired Occasions as The Catering Company, serving the desires of Kansas City’s most prominent citizens and corporations. Since then, the name has changed, but Lon continues to impress, innovate and shine with the coveted event-planning and creative presentations of Inspired Occasions. Our 30 full-time professionals and on-call staff of 75 can handle events ranging from intimate dinners for two to major events for 6,000 or more guests. Throughout our history, Inspired Occasions has proven time and again that our passion for unique food preparation and customer service are unmatched as we create an unforgettable event for you and your guests. Inspired Occasions is proud of our service to the Kansas City community and we strive to give back at every turn.

Meet Us...

Jaime Geer Steinman


Stewart Lane

Executive Chef | Director of Culinary Services

Jeff French

Vice President | Director of Events
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