Manhattan KS Catering | Friendship House

Catering Services

The Mission of the Friendship House is to bring homemade excellence to your event. All of our food is prepared fresh from scratch for each event, whether it is our roasted, smoked, or grilled meats, or any of our award-winning pastries or desserts. You can choose amazing meals from our extensive catering menu or design your own signature menu. The Friendship House team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your event is a success. Let us show you why the Friendship House has been named the premier caterer for the Manhattan area!

Located in Wamego, Kansas, the Friendship House has grown to be one of Northeast Kansas’ favorite eating destinations, as well as a premier provider of fine catering services in Wamego and the surrounding areas. Since 1989, our catering team has provided our home-cooked food, friendly and attentive service, and affordable pricing to thousands of companies, organizations, groups, families, and guests.

Give us a call to inquire about your next special event! We specialize in working with you on planning your custom menu and helping you stay within your budget for virtually any size event from 30 to 500 guests within a two-hour radius of Wamego.


Friendship House

507 Ash Street, Wamego, KS 66547



Friendship House not only prepares home-cooked food for your event; we also provide other catering services that can help your event flow even smoother. Rather than assigning tasks to complete at your event to family and friends, let the Friendship House do the work while you, your family, friends, and guests enjoy themselves to the fullest.

With our professional catering services, there will be no need to lift a finger unless you are eating and mingling with your guests! We handle all aspects of catering, including food, beverages, wait staff, tableware clean-up, and more. Listed below are not only our catering styles, but the services we offer that you may pick and choose from to even further customize your catering plan.


Catering Styles

We offer either buffet-style or plated-style meals.

  • Buffet-style includes an 18% gratuity fee:

    • Guests serve themselves through the buffet line.

  • Cafeteria-style includes a 25% gratuity fee:

    • We serve each guest as they go through the buffet line.

  • Plated-style includes a 25% gratuity fee:

    • We serve each seated guest with a plated meal.

We will also have water at each place setting and will refill water and tea throughout dinner. Tables will be cleared as time allows, and everything we set up and use for your dinner will be cleaned up as well.

Cake Cutting

In the process of planning your special day, the last thing you want to do is ask friends and family members to cut the cake. For just $.50 per guest, this service can be added to your package.

Reasons to have us cut the cake:

  • Friends and family won’t miss out on enjoying your event

  • Consistency of the size of cake pieces

  • We clean up the mess from cutting the cake

Candle Lighting

Lit candles are nice elements that add just the right amount of lighting, ambiance, and intimacy for special events. We offer candle lighting, in which we will do the obvious and light all of your candles for your event. This convenient service can be added to your package for an additional $20.

Meat Carving

We offer meat carving, which allows guests to see that the food is fresh, hot, and juicy. The carving station is generally at the end of the table, and the meat will be cut while under a heat lamp. Price for this option is $2.00 per person.

Reasons to have a carving station at your event:

  • Adds an extra degree of class

  • Provides guests with the type of meat they want

  • Keeps meat fresher, moister, and even more appetizing

Bartending Services

We are fully licensed to purchase and serve liquor at your event, and each bartender is 21 years of age or older.

  • A $150 liquor licensing fee is added to every event we serve liquor at, whether it is liquor provided by you or by Friendship House.

  • Bartending fees are $30 per hour per bartender.

  • There is a three (3) hour minimum, with an extra hour added for set up and clean up.

  • The number of bartenders is dependent on the following:

    • Number of guests

    • Type of alcohol being served

  • Bartending packages offered are as follows:

    • Inclusive bar: $30 per hour per bartender. You or Friendship House may provide the liquor; you take leftover liquor at the end of the event.

    • Cash bar: $100 per hour (regardless of number of bartenders). Friendship House provides the liquor; Friendship House takes leftover liquor at the end of the event.

  • Bartending services are subcontracted through Team Red unless there is a scheduling conflict. We will then provide an in-house bartender for your event.

  • Amenities can be provided at additional charges and include the following:

    • Drink cups

      • 9 oz. - wine

      • 16 oz. - mixed drinks (may be 12 oz if there are inventory issues)

      • Champagne glasses are $.75 each

    • Cocktail napkins

    • Stir sticks