Locally Sourced

Seasonally Prepared

Executive Chef Owner

Sean Kirby

Sean Kirby is a private chef and lifelong outdoorsman who has called Kansas City his home since 1998.

Starting at the age of 16, Sean worked his way through the ranks of the restaurant industry bussing and waiting tables and later learned the art of tableside cooking at fine dining restaurants around the Midwest. It was clear he possessed a natural talent for front-of-the-house service.

His expertise in cooking and wine pairing grew as he learned from some of the most talented professionals in the industry, including master sommelier Evan Goldstein while working at the Avenue Grill in Denver, CO, and several renowned chefs in Columbia, Springfield, and Kansas City.

In 2003 Sean started a personal chef company that offered weekly packaged meals and catering for small dinner parties, cocktail parties, and weddings. He joined with Chef Shawn Swindle in 2005 to form Catering by Shawn in North Kansas City which provided a wide range of catering services throughout the metro.

Throughout this time, Sean spent countless hours in the woods picking mushrooms, wild greens, and whatever fresh ingredients he could find. He has a passion for the hunt and is proficient in knowing where and when to find some of the best edibles the land has to offer. Sean learned the value of finding locally grown produce and meats and understands the difference that using the freshest ingredients available can make in his creations.

In 2013 Sean brought all of his life-learned skills together and launched “Local Seasons Catering and Events”. His knowledge and respect for nature can be felt and tasted in every thoughtful dish that hits the table. Chef Sean Kirby is very appreciative and proud of the recognition from the industry and all the success of this constantly growing company.

Custom menus that change with locally grown and foraged ingredients. The best caterer in Kansas City!

-Feast Magazine

At Local Seasons Catering & Events, we plan each dish around fresh and local ingredients when they are at their seasonal peak, complementing our motto: locally sourced and seasonally prepared. With an emphasis on custom menus, we take a handheld approach to each event. Our goal is to turn your vision into a reality!

We invite you to welcome us into your home, office, or event space, where we’ll put our skills to work for an unforgettable dining experience that will delight your guests.

will create a fusion of flavors that will impress and warm the hearts of your families and guests.

-HERLife Magazine



Expertly Crafted


“They were phenomenal to work with every step of the way and I would give them 10 stars if I could!”

-Sandy R

“We’re two weeks out now and still getting compliments on the food.”

-Heather G 

“Local Seasons not only caters to their menu, but they cater to you as their client. I set the bar high, and they went above and beyond.”

-Samantha S

Preferred Venues & Spaces

216 Main

28 Event Space

The Abbott

Armor Loft Event Space

Boulevard Brewery

Cherry Hall

The Delaware

Eighteen Ninety

El Torreon

The Event Space at
Union Horse Distillery Co.

The Everly

The Grand Hall

The Guild

The Legacy at Greenhills

The Bardot

White Iron Ridge

The Harlow

Lifted Spirits Distillery

The Mission Theater

Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners

Thompson Barn

The Vox Theater

Weston Red Barn Farm

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