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.
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.
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You should be so proud of your staff from last night. My favorites were all there and some new faces, and everyone was exceptional.
They problem solved with me for a few situations that were not even their responsibility and are so gracious and hard working with a smile all the time! You have the best A team. Jeff and Michelle are fantastic and we couldn’t have done it without them. All of this said, the food was perfect and delicious and everyone was so complimentary. Beyond grateful,
was perfect. The food was delicious!!! Bravo to your staff for taking such good care of all the guests. What a great team. They made our day fun, beautiful, and special. Thank you for all of your help.
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.
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.
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!
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.