Locally Sourced

Seasonally Prepared

Meet Chef

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 learning the art of tableside cooking at fine dining restaurants around the Midwest. It was clear he possessed a natural talent at 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, Chef Jacques Laboile at Churchill’s in Columbia, MO, and Chefs David North, Mary Berg, and Shawn Swindle at Starker’s Reserve in Kansas City.

In 2003 Sean started a personal chef company which offered weekly packaged meals as well as catering of small dinner parties, cocktail parties, and weddings. He joined with Chef 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 nature has to offer. Sean also learned the value in 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”. Local Seasons specializes in local, seasonal ingredients with changing menus that have a seasonal flare, following the motto: “Locally Sourced – Seasonally Prepared”.

We invite you to put Chef Sean’s skills to work to create a dining experience that will delight your friends and family. 

Call us today!  816-607-4150

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Hollie Norton

Sales and Event Director

After excelling in the industry since 2009, Hollie Norton was delighted to join Local Seasons in 2018 to create many memorable experiences for the greater Kansas City area. She has a passion for wine pairing and the importance of beautifully designed food made with fresh, local and organic ingredients.  

In her free time, Hollie enjoys spending time with her fur baby, Bella. She enjoys gardening, fly fishing, crafting and of course…wine! She’d absolutely love to collaborate with you on your next event!

Tarah Miller


After working in the music and event industry in Nashville for 15 years, Tarah moved to Kansas City with her family for a fresh start in the Midwest. She quickly found and fell in love with work and the catering business. Being able to turn a clients vision into reality has truly been a fulfilling task for her. In her off time she enjoys teaching yoga, wine, craft beers, traveling and spending time with her husband, three children and their three bird dogs. It’s been said she never has met a stranger. Let her show you her creativity and knack for event design today

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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