Manhattan KS Catering | Friendship House

Catering FAQs

Do you have questions?  Everyone has questions, and whether this is your first catering event or your 21st, we are available by phone (785-456-9616) or email ( to answer your questions. Here are some FAQs to get you started!

Can you provide rental items for my event?

Tablecloths are available to rent for $8.50 each, and cloth napkins are available to rent for $.55 each. There are several colors to choose from in different sizes. Orders for linens must be placed no less than two weeks before the event.

Is a gratuity included in your bill?

For buffet-style catering, 18% gratuity is added to the invoice. For plated-style catering, which requires more staffing, 25% gratuity is added to the invoice.

How much are delivery/travel fees?

Delivery/travel is free in Wamego for catered events. There is a $45 delivery/travel fee per trip for Manhattan catering. Other locations are $1/mile both ways per trip.

To save on the delivery fee, can I pick up the food?
This is dependent on the type of food being served and the type of catering service. Please contact the store for details.

When do I need to provide a final guest count to the Catering Coordinator?

Final guest count is due six (6) days prior to your event. The Catering Coordinator will reach out to you for a final guest count and to finalize details.

Do you set up and clean up your caterings?

For all caterings that we serve at, we set up everything we need, then clean up everything we used. For additional setup and cleanup services beyond the catering that is requested by the customer, please contact us for a quote.

Can I take home the leftover food from my event?

Yes! We always bring extra storage containers so that you are able to take home any extra food from your event if you wish to do so.

How does your event staff dress for events?

Our trained and professional staff are attired in black slacks, white shirts, with black aprons.

Can I tip the event staff?

Tips are graciously accepted by our staff for a job well done and are welcomed.

Which venues do you recommend?

We partner with several different venues (See the list of Catering Partners), and have catered at many different locations.

Can I see a list of references for the Friendship House?

Yes. Visit our reviews on FaceBook - Yelp - Trip Advisor

Are you hiring?
We are always looking for energetic and experienced people to join our team! Come in and fill out an application or apply on Indeed.