Our Job
is to Cater
to You

not just cater your event

DaRae and Friends Catering is a catering company created over 30 years ago out of a passion for southern hospitality and amazing food.

Through word of mouth, a lot of hard work and a commitment to exceptional events, DaRae and Friends has become one of the most beloved catering companies in the Central Kentucky area.

At DaRae and Friends, we believe that nothing is too creative. We are obsessed with curating custom menus and culinary delights that fit our clients’ style and imagination.  We are dedicated to not only using the freshest of ingredients but working tirelessly to provide an experience that allows you (the host) to be fully present with your guests.

Corporate

feed your mission

Eating on the job? Works for us! Whether it’s a breakfast, luncheon, dinner, conference, boxed lunch, banquet, or fundraiser, we are here for you. When you need us on the job, we go to work!

Weddings

savor your moment

When you get engaged, give us a call! We’ll take it from there. From the engagement party, to the bridal luncheon and shower to the rehearsal dinner and, of course, the wedding reception, we are ready to create custom menus that highlight your personal taste. 

Events

impress your guests

Planning an anniversary, birthday, cocktail party, housewarming, or holiday soiree? We are here to not only provide an exceptional meal, but a memorable experience for both you and your guests. 

Made from

scratch

Made from

scratch

Catering Company
“Make a dish for someone from your heart,
and they will know you love them.”

That was my first lesson in life from my Grandmother, Ada. I was taught at a young age that when you create foods from scratch, it means you are all in.

Not only do you have to envision the final product, you have to procure the best ingredients, and pay attention to every detail in the presentation.

It is such a joy to honor this, and create the gift of “from-scratch” meals for every client and event we are blessed to work with.

– Ada “DaRae” Marcum, Owner
get a little taste

As the host, we understand that food options feel endless. We are excited to assist you in honing just the right menu for your event. From sample event menus to our full menu, our options are endless.

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Not in need of catering?

Come dine at our sister restaraunt to our catering company, Hayden’s Stockyard!

Bluegrass Regional Stockyards
4561 Ironworks Pike
Lexington, KY 40511