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Eating is more than just flavour and taste. It’s about visual appeal, choice, quality of service and the environment where it is consumed. Contract catering is also about value, efficiency and management. Delivering excellence consistently and providing a service that meets the demands and expectations of everyone who experiences it are challenging goals, but it is our specialty. Pricing may change according to number of guests attending & kitchen accessibility of venue. We are a full service caterer and can assist with rentals, floral arrangements & planning.

Hor D’oeuvres

Hor D’oeuvres are great for any size event or party. Regardless of whether your event is indoors or outdoors, Hor D’oeuvres can be a great catering choice. We have an extensive Hor D’oeuvres menu to choose from, or we can create special items just for you. We have three main options for how to serve Hor D’oeuvres: passed by servers, buffet-style, or set-up in themed stations. When serving heavy Hor D’oeuvres we recommend either buffet-style or Hor D’oeuvres stations. Passed Hor D’oeuvres are a great addition to formal dinners, and traditional buffets.


  • Cocktail parties
  • Open houses
  • Exhibit openings
  • Cocktail hour during wedding receptions


Buffet-style catering also works great for any size event or party, regardless of whether it is located indoors or outdoors. Buffets offer a full-dinner catering option with less staffing needs than a plated and served dinner, but they have the flexibility of being as formal or informal as you wish. To increase the formality of a buffet dinner, we offer the option of adding a preset plated salad. Or for less formal events we can provide heavy Hor D’oeuvres buffet-style. We have three options for buffet-style events. We can simply drop-off the catered items, we can set-up the buffet for you, or we can provide a full-service buffet.


  • Weddings
  • Open house
  • Dinner parties
  • Corporate lunches & Dinners

Plated & Served

Plated dinners are ideal for smaller more intimate formal gatherings, however we can create an unforgettable plated meal for any size event. Plated dinners generally work best at inside venues that have a full kitchen onsite.


  • Small dinner parties
  • Corporate Dinners
  • Fundraisers

Box Lunches & Corporate Events

For corporate events we can provide any of the services above, and you can either pick up your order at our location or we can deliver it to you. We can handle any size corporate event. We also offer box lunches, which are great for working lunches, conferences, staff development days, and much more.


  • Conferences
  • Banquets
  • Holiday Parties
  • Working Lunches

Add-On Bar Service

Catering by Donna can provide alcohol for any event we provide food. We offer beer, wine & full bar options. We can also provide specialty drinks. Catering by Donna is licensed by the Ky. Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. All bartenders and servers are Star certified by the state. Catering by Donna has an umbrella of liability insurance coverages for food and beverage service. All employees are covered by workman’s compensation.


We are happy to cater at any venue inside or outside of Lexington. We cater at many locations in the area. Below are just a few of the venues we routinely cater. And we are on the approved caterers list for University Of Kentucky

Talon Winery (859) 971-3214
Cardome (502) 863-1575
Equus Run Winery (Midway) (859) 846-9463
The Bell House (859) 233-0986
The Bodley Bullock House (859) 252-8014
The Hunt Morgan House (859) 253-0362
Downtown Arts Center (859) 225-0370
Arts Place (859) 233-1469
Vintage Barn @ Merefield (Midway) (859) 948-0201
Evans Orchard (Georgetown) (506) 316-2433
The Livery (859) 629-4946
Castle & Key Distillery (Frankfort) (502) 395-9070
Limestone Hall (859) 230-5365
The Thoroughbred Center (859) 293-1853
The Signature Club (859) 277-6600
Buffalo Trace (Frankfort) (502) 696-5926
Tates Creek Ballroom (859) 288-2971
Berry Hill (502) 564-3000
The Aviation Museum (859) 231-1219
The Beaumont Clubhouse (859) 685-3042
The Ashley Inn (859) 548-4922
Saxony Farm (Versailles) (859) 252-3668
Bell’s On Market (859) 230-9649
Manchester Music Hall (859)537-7321
Moonlight Fields (Nicholasville) (859)537-7321
Heartwood Lexington (859) 230-5365