Judy and Jill Bakehorn, a mother-daughter entrepreneurial team, started Bluegrass Catering in 1991. This year will mark the 19th year in business! Judy directs the daily operations in the kitchen with an experienced staff of knowledgeable employees that work 7 days a week. Jill is the office administrator and coordinator of onsite parties. Over time, Bluegrass Catering has developed into an extremely successful full-service catering business, thanks to Judy and Jill's experience and hard work.
Judy and Jill are proud of the Bluegrass Catering tradition: quality food with exceptional service. They take a personal interest in each client and supervise each event. Family business... hands-on owners... contemporary cuisine... traditional homestyle cooking. That's Bluegrass Catering.
Our private events facility called The Barrel House is located in the heart of downtown Lexington, KY in the Historic Lexington Distillery District. We can accommodate up to 400 guests inside and 400 outside in our Barrel House Gardens - located directly across from The Barrel House Events Center. www.BarrelHouseEvents.com Our newest events venue is called The Grand Reserve. Located two doors down from The Barrel House, The Grand Reserve offers the same amenities as The Barrel House with added features: a private Bridal Suite with shower, two bars, state of the art sound system, dance floor, outside patio, and valet service. The Grand Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How long have you been in business?
Do you have liability insurance?
Can we come to your kitchen to taste samples?
We suggest coming to an actual reception, before the guests arrive.
Does the cost per person include tax and gratuities? Overtime?
No. Final cost is determined at close of reception by event manager.
When is the deadline for menu selection?
10 days before the date. After that, no changes.
How much time will you need to set-up?
4 to 6 hours. We always allow for extra time. Set up the day before if possible.
Can you supply tables, chairs, linens?
Yes, at an additional charge.
We recommend a florist.
Can you make arrangements for the minister?
Yes. Rehearsal the day before is recommended.
Will you be at the reception?
Either Judy, Jill or an experienced manager will be at the event.
What services are additional chargers?
Cake cutting, overtime, break-down.
Can you provide the toast?
Yes. Each person needs half a glass. One 12 bottle case will pour 60 to 90 glasses.
Do you charge an opening fee per bottle?
Yes. Once the bottle has been opened, it will be billed to you.
When is the final payment?
The day of the reception. Credit cards are accepted with a 2% surcharge.