Food with Flair is an expert in the catering and event planning industry, and here are the questions asked the most!

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Food with Flair was founded in 1982, and has been family-run ever since. Today, 3 generations of the family are involved with catering events.

Food with Flair is always willing to share our testimonials with our clients. You may also see a few on our website at www.foodwithflair.com/about/testimonials

Food with Flair operates a kitchen and storage space in Valley Junction, West Des Moines, Iowa. All of the food for events in the metro and at Tuscany Event Center is prepared and stored in this facility.

Yes, Food with Flair is state health inspected, licensed, and insured.

We require a $1,000 deposit for larger events in order to hold your event date. The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to your catering bill.

Food with Flair's specialties include:

  • Breakfast catering
  • Lunch catering
  • Dinner catering
  • Wedding catering
  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Buffet meals
  • Beverage service
  • Plated meals
  • Business Meetings
  • Event Venue
  • Table, chair, linen rental
  • Disposable or china rental
  • Gourmet cookie gift boxes
  • Event design and planning
  • Décor and floral arrangements


It's best for you to contact us by phone at 515-277-7775 or email at events@foodwithflair.com. It would be helpful for you to fill out our request form before contacting us, so we have all of the details for your event.

The earlier you contact us the better, so we are able to properly assist with every necessary aspect of your event. Usually for simple events or lunch deliveries, a couple of days notice is sufficient.

Here is a list of venues that allow Food with Flair catering

  • Des Moines Scottish Rite Consistory
  • Living History Farms
  • Racoon River Park Nature Lodge
  • The Salisbury House
  • West End Architectural Salvage
  • Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Sticks Gallery
  • The Capitol Room
  • Zart1312
  • Event Center West
  • Many local wineries

We specialize in many ethnic cuisines along with American fare.

Food with Flair does provide tastings periodically by special request.

The charges for meals will vary greatly based on the items you select and the type of service needed. Please contact us for a quote based on your individual event details. Charges will include staff service fees, linen and serveware rentals, and decor.

Yes, Food with Flair has a host of reliable and experienced staff members and bartenders who are capable of assisting with any needs that may arise during an event

Yes, we do allow requests for special menus for various reasons on a individual basis. We will work with you to ensure that all of your needs for the menu for your event are met.