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6 St. Louis caterers to try now

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Throwing a party or event and not sure where to start? Save some energy by letting the professionals help in the kitchen. These St. Louis area catering companies and event spaces work around the clock to ensure both you and your guests stay happy.

Cyrano’s Café
The private room at Cyrano’s is a beautiful, unique space for your next private event. With its bright colors and eclectic interior design, it offers something you can’t find in traditional banquet rooms. Cyrano’s can accommodate up to 50 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 70 people for a cocktail-style event. Cyrano’s offers a flexible menu based on the full restaurant menu starting at only $16 for lunch and $20 for dinner. And don't forget the house-made, award-winning desserts. Located in beautiful Webster Groves, Cyrano’s is centrally located and close to major highways. For more information, email
603 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.963.3434,

Defiance Ridge Vineyards
The first winery on the Missouri 94 wine trail, Defiance Ridge Vineyards offers gorgeous views of the Missouri River valley and has accommodations for any gathering small or large, from private parties and corporate events to weddings. The winery offers full in-house catering options in its large, indoor open-air, climate-controlled space, as well as its various outdoor patios with a multitude of seating options. Defiance Ridge is also a winner of The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” hall of fame.
2711 S. Missouri 94, Defiance, 636.798.2288,

KNEAD Bakehouse + Provisions
KNEAD caters beautiful, individually packaged breakfast and lunch bags or bundles for delivery or pickup for events of any size and within your budget. You'll find KNEAD's 11-year-old Sourdough throughout the entire menu! Breakfast offerings include breakfast sandwiches, Sourdough pastries, parfaits, fruit salads, Blueprint coffee, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Lunch offerings include signature and seasonal sandwiches + salads, locally made potato chips, and Sourdough shortbread sugar cookies. Every purchase from their seasonal menu supports local farmers and artisans throughout Missouri + the Midwest. Once your order is placed online, the catering concierge team will call to confirm and discuss contactless delivery and setup or pickup. Order online or email for custom pastry, breakfast, lunch, or dinner catering menus!
3467 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 314.376.4361,

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Navin’s BBQ
Navin’s BBQ offers several catering packages – including meats or sandwiches, side dishes, sauces, plates and utensils – to cover all sizes of events. They are flexible and will work with you to provide the exact barbecue experience you’re looking for, whether you’re throwing a party or hosting a corporate event. In addition, they offer individual sandwich and chip boxes, which include one-meat sandwiches of brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey or pulled chicken. Or choose any of the signature sandwiches such as the highly popular jerk sandwich. There are even some vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Visit for details.
3559 Arsenal St., St. Louis, 314.449.1185,

Orlando Banquets and Catering
This family-owned and -operated business has been helping St. Louis celebrate with delicious food and outstanding service for over 54 years. Specializing in trendsetting, customized menus and creative presentation, they offer everything from drop-off party trays and simple buffets to elegant, formal dining, butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and interactive chef stations. Orlando’s caters to private homes and offices and is also a preferred caterer at over 40 unique venues, now including The Grand Ballroom downtown. They offer all-inclusive packages at their two Orlando’s Event Centers and a bed and breakfast log cabin, The Lodge at Grant’s Trail.
2050 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, 314.453.9000; 4300 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, 314.638.6660,

The Pasta House Co.
For almost 50 years, The Pasta House Co. has been a St. Louis tradition offering both full-service catering as well as several conveniently located restaurants throughout the St. Louis bi-state area. With a variety of cuisine choices that extend beyond its traditional restaurant offerings, The Pasta House Co. guarantees you will find an option for your taste and budget, whether you are planning a wedding, office party, seminar or special event. Catering amenities include pickup, delivery and full-service staffing. Planning for a smaller group? All Pasta House Co. restaurants offer a Parties to Go menu and Family Meal Deals to serve to friends and family. Call the catering department number below or email for more information.
Multiple locations, 314.644.1400,