ABOUT

Meet our Team

Kelly Madey

Executive Chef (AKA Mom, Nona, Queen Bee)*

Meet Kelly: our owner and executive chef. She is the culinary creative face behind the scenes and the culinary creative behind all your menus. A mom to ME and three boys, a wife to her loving husband, and a Nona to her super adorable grandbabies; Kelly has worked under amazing chefs across New Jersey who helped her cultivate and polish her skills as an executive chef. It wasn’t until three years ago when I planted the idea of a mother-daughter business in her mind that her drive to be a small business owner flourished. With that, Kelly went from mom, Nona, and wife to owner and executive chef—her own, new identity. Her unapologetic need to fill people's bellies with homemade food is brought to life with every meal she makes from start to finish.

*Fun fact: Kelly loves shopping. Shopping for clothes, shopping for shoes, shopping for fun new ingredients for recipes. 

Photo By Carolyn Jorgensen Photography
Photo By Carolyn Jorgensen Photography
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Kelly Madey

Executive Chef (AKA Mom, Nona, Queen Bee)*

Meet Kelly: our owner and executive chef. She is the culinary creative face behind the scenes and the culinary creative behind all your menus. A mom to ME and three boys, a wife to her loving husband, and a Nona to her super adorable grandbabies; Kelly has worked under amazing chefs across New Jersey who helped her cultivate and polish her skills as an executive chef. It wasn’t until three years ago when I planted the idea of a mother-daughter business in her mind that her drive to be a small business owner flourished. With that, Kelly went from mom, Nona, and wife to owner and executive chef—her own, new identity. Her unapologetic need to fill people's bellies with homemade food is brought to life with every meal she makes from start to finish.

*Fun fact: she will hate this photo, BUT how amazing is it to catch her cooking up a storm not knowing all that the future had in store for her?

Kelly Madey Bio photo
Photo By Carolyn Jorgensen Photography
Photo By Carolyn Jorgensen Photography

Cassandra Wilson

Senior Event Planner (AKA Cass, Mama, Casserole)**

Then, there’s me! Cassandra: owner and senior event planner. Oh, how my story has developed. Small-town girl leaves small town, explores 20+ countries, moves to California, moves to NYC, falls in love with a boy from her small hometown, moves back to her small hometown, has a baby, gets married, and opens up KCK with her mom, or as I like to refer to her…Queen Bee. I could leave my resume here for you to learn all about my experience, but the truth is, it just takes one call to know if I am the wedding/event planner for you! I love what I do, and I’m grateful for everyone who has made it possible to craft beautiful, one-of-a-kind events. It’s my passion to take every couple’s dream day and make it a reality.

**Fun fact: I love dessert. Every single night of every single day, I indulge in some sort of after-dinner dessert or snack.

Cassandra Wilson

Senior Event Planner (AKA Cass, Mama, Casserole)**

Then, there’s me! Cassandra: owner and senior event planner. Oh, how my story has developed. Small-town girl leaves small town, explores 20+ countries, moves to California, moves to NYC, falls in love with a boy from her small hometown, moves back to her small hometown, has a baby, gets married, and opens up KCK with her mom, or as I like to refer to her…Queen Bee. I could leave my resume here for you to learn all about my experience, but the truth is, it just takes one call to know if I am the wedding/event planner for you! I love what I do, and I’m grateful for everyone who has made it possible to craft beautiful, one-of-a-kind events. It’s my passion to take every couple’s dream day and make it a reality.

**Fun fact: I love dessert. Every single night of every single day, I indulge in some sort of after-dinner dessert or snack.

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Testimonials

Elizabeth

10.23.21

I couldn't think of a better catering company for my wedding. The food was incredible but more importantly this family of a business took amazing care of me as I journeyed through throwing a backyard wedding. Cassandra is one of a kind. You will not find a more dedicated and supportive day of coordinator. Her mom is the head chef and was accommodating to every food dream that I had. Aesthetics and quality were most important to me, and KCK made sure that was achieved. I HIGHLY recommend them!!

Kristin M

I cannot say enough wonderful things about KCK catering. I host many parties and have worked with many catering companies and event planners. I am always reluctant to use someone new, but I am so glad I did!! They are a one-stop shop for vision, food, rentals etc. Cassandra, the owner and event planner, completely saw my vision and executed to perfection. Kelly, owner & chef, was personally at our event. The presentation of appetizers and dinner were not only beautiful but unbelievably delicious! All of our guests were raving about the food and set-up!! I am looking forward to having KCK at our next event!!!

Sam

10.16.21

I dont have the words to express how amazing it was to work with KCK and Cassandra from start to finish for our wedding at Sylvan Ridge Farm this past weekend. When we booked our wedding, Sylvan Ridge was still working on their preferred vendor list and none of the caterers were a good fit. When I found KCK Cassy set up a meeting with Sylvan ridge and became a preferred vendor. Cassy was always super responsive and had recommendations for anything I was unsure of. Our tasting was amazing and she helped us pick items that paired well together and for our crowd. As a day of coordinator she was on top of everything and the day went flawlessly, I could not have asked for a better person to lead our day. During cocktail hour she made us a tray of all of the hour d’ouvres and made sure we ate together. Drinks were ready as soon as we walked back up the isle as well. All throughout our experience her and the other staff checked on us multiple times to see if we needed anything and we’re so friendly. All of our guests raved about the food and I’m still getting messages about how much they enjoyed everything. Their displays and stations are always the cutest thing (highly recommend a pretzel bar). The quality and value you get with KCK is top notch, I could not have asked for a better experience!

Jackie

8.21.21

I cannot recommend KCK Catering enough. They absolutely killed it with catering my backyard wedding. From the food tasting, to the pre-wedding walkthroughs to discuss every single detail, to the actual wedding day, it was nothing short of exceptional. Cassandra made sure everything went smoothly, and the staff was amazing. Every time i turned around someone had appetizers, water or a cocktail ready to go for me and my Husband - I was truly shocked at how on top of things they were. The food was phenomenal, the guests are still talking about it all. Even though it rained the night of our backyard wedding, the staff was still out in the rain and under the tent giving coffee out to the guests and making sure everything was top notch - they even stayed after and cleaned the house/dishes, everything was spotless. Please do not hesitate to reach out to KCK and book them for your next event, we will be using them for all parties going forward!

Lourdes

08.14.21

KCK Catering & Events helped us have the most amazing Wedding! We cant be more grateful to have worked with them!!!
Professional & Service Above & Beyond from day one until the end. Wedding planning is stressful, but they walked us every step of the way and made sure we had everything. Day of coordination, put the cherry on top. All the guests were delighted with the food, the attention, and the organization.
I have no complaints at all! Cassandra really took the extra step in everything. Aside from being her clients, she made us feel like friends, and that did it for us. We were able to trust her and that made the process a lot smoother.
Hope to create many more events together. Sending lots of love to everyone that helped.
Thanks a lot for everything!!!!

Patricia W.

4.24.21

I worked with KCK catering for a birthday event and they were fabulous! They covered everything, from apps to buffet, to desserts. My guests must have asked me at least 50 times, “where is this from?! It’s so good!” And they’re 100% right. Everything from the setup to the service was phenomenal. Still thinking about how delicious everything was to this day!

Shaily D.

4.3.21

The KCK catering team has been amazing! The food was fabulous and the team went above and beyond our expectations in every way. Cassandra was extremely engaged in all the planning from Day 1. She helped us with different food requirements & offered us an assortment of options ranging from meat, egg-free and vegan options. The team of servers and chefs on the site made sure that the event of 50+ people was seamless. Appetizers were assembled warmed up and served to all the guests- making it a perfect way to have fun at the winery. The dinner stations with Mexican Italian and Mediterranean food options were a hit – all our guests loved the food! We recommended KCK wholeheartedly and working with Cassandra is icing on top of the cake!

Nicole F.

10.3.20

From start to finish, KCK was incredible. We hired them to cater a backyard minimum. After having postponed our wedding multiple times due to COVID-19, we were looking for a company that would a) do a good and b) do it in a way that wouldn’t add more stress to our plates. KCK did just that!
From the very beginning, Cassandra was super responsive, thorough, and just made our lives easy. Everything she suggested was perfect. And when she visited the yard in the weeks leading to the wedding, it was clear she knew her stuff, had a plan (that included smart COVID precautions), and everything was going to go smoothly.
Come day-of, I was blown away! The entire KCK team was SO nice and SO accommodating, and they executed the entire event flawlessly (they even put out and cleaned up appetizers they didn’t provide). Plus, they went above and beyond to take care of me. When I was cold, there they were with my jacket. When I was thirsty, there they were with a drink. It was astonishing.
And the best part – the food!! Having been already so pleased with KCK, I would have given them a 5-star review even if we had eaten your typical wedding-hall meal. But lucky us, the food was delicious!! Cooked on site (even the bread!), the entire meal was hot and super fresh. Our guests were raving about the filet with horseradish crème for days and the penne vodka had us drooling. Our cake was beautiful and delicious, and my husband could not stop eating the peanut butter brownies.
I would 100x over recommend KCK to anyone looking for a caterer. If you hire them, you won’t regret it. They’ll only exceed your expectations!

Angela M.

9.26.20

Cassandra and her team were perfect for my sister’s backyard wedding in September. With their help, we were able to plan an elegant, beautiful wedding in a month. They helped elevate the stress of the planning process and worked through all the logistics with me and my family patiently. On the wedding day, they went above and beyond my expectations. I am a wedding planner to events with $500,000+ budgets. While my sister’s wedding had a much more modest budget, KCK Catering worked as if they were servicing a multi-million dollar wedding. All our guests raved about their kind, thoughtful service – from introducing themselves to EVERY GUEST to rushing to cover our entirely outdoor tables with tenting during a freak rainstorm ONLY to remove them 15 minutes later with the bride and groom never knowing (they did not want tents AT ALL).
I can’t say enough good things about them. They were with us every step of the way leading up to the wedding and helped us recover the day after with the most delicious breakfast items! I would also like to say that they were very professional and courteous when it came to Covid precautions and followed all the guidelines (which made us all feel very safe and comfortable). I dream up events just so I can have them cater to them! As a professional wedding planner, I only work with the best of the best and KCK is that!

Christa M.

9.26.20

KCK Catering + Events truly went above and beyond for my wedding on Sept. 26, 2020. We changed wedding dates to accommodate a new plan due to Covid, and KCK was one of the first caterers we reached out to, about 6-7 weeks before our new date. Cassandra was responsive, super helpful, and easy to work with. She offered wonderful suggestions and advice on the menu we wanted, helped us brainstorm some unique cocktail hour ideas to help everyone feel safe during this crazy time and even drove 1.5 hours to my mom’s and stepdad’s home for a walkthrough of our event, just to make sure she understood the flow of the event and the space her team had to work with. She prepared little tasting boxes for us so we could try the food before signing the contract. My sister is a wedding planner, and I know she and Cassandra talked a lot without me on the details and logistics of the day. She’s planned hundreds of weddings across the country and has never experienced this level of service.
The staff was so personable and professional. My glass was always full; they were one step ahead of everyone the entire time. The guests felt comfortable and enjoyed interacting with them.
The food was OUTSTANDING. We had a variety of hors d’oeuvres, including mini individual cheese boards and chicken and waffle cones which my brother-in-law said were the best hors d’oeuvre he’s ever had at any event in his life. The menu options are more than just your typical wedding food. That’s one of the things that drew me to KCK- there were a tremendous amount of options to choose from, things that felt different and unique. The desserts we had were a huge hit as well.
For our tables, we used family china for the salad and dinner plates instead of rentals, and the team treated those pieces like they were their own. The house was perfectly cleaned up at the end of the event; it was hard to tell 10+ people were running in and out of the house for hours.
Truly I cannot recommend KCK Catering & Events enough to anyone who is looking for professional, friendly service with outstanding food and quality.

Kim S.

7.26.20

I have used KCK for 2 events in the past year. A memorial for 200 and a baby shower for 50. Both events were made substantially easier to plan with their services. Every menu item has received multiple compliments from my guests. Her baked goods and custom cookies exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend KCK and will personally use them for future events.

Ed M.

7.12.20

We used KCK Catering for a birthday party for my wife. The food was an exceptional highlight! I would use KCK again, without hesitation. I’d easily give these extra stars if allowed. Thank you!

Elaine L.

8.28.19

KCK Catering delivered everything they promised– and more. I was especially pleasantly surprised by the large blackberries in the quinoa salad. The veggie burgers were ample and the texture was great. The staff was pleasant, sought ways to help more, and interacted very nicely with our guests. I completely recommend this caterer.

Elaine L.

8.28.19

KCK Catering delivered everything they promised– and more. I was especially pleasantly surprised by the large blackberries in the quinoa salad. The veggie burgers were ample and the texture was great. The staff was pleasant, sought ways to help more, and interacted very nicely with our guests. I completely recommend this caterer.

Taylor C.

8.22.19

The ladies of KCK go above and beyond for their clients! I have attended multiple events put on by them and have always been overly satisfied. Everything from the food to the decor is just flawless! They truly pay attention to every little detail, I cannot say enough good things about them, truly easy to work with and very detail-oriented!

Christina P.

8.19.19

It was my first time using KCK Catering and I was so happy I hired them! Most importantly the food was delicious, and exactly what I asked & hoped for! The aesthetic was beautiful and classy and I loved all the displays. The staff was polite, friendly, cleanly, and professional!! I will hire this wonderful company again!

Katey W,

9.22.18

KCK Catering and Events made every moment simple and stress-free. From start to finish Cassandra was professional, organized, and always available when I needed her. She took full-service event planners to the next level. She helped me with every detail and knew my wedding in and out, right down to where I wanted all my tea candles placed. The day of execution was seamless. My wedding day came together better than I ever could have imagined. The food was incredible and had my guests full and raving all night long. KCK even threw in complimentary late-night sandwiches for my guests that night and complimentary breakfast for my family and friends the next morning! It was truly the best service I have ever experienced. KCK made my wedding day a day I will never forget!

Photo by Fujiabra Film
Photo by Fujiabra Film
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Testimonials

Elizabeth

10.23.21

I couldn't think of a better catering company for my wedding. The food was incredible but more importantly this family of a business took amazing care of me as I journeyed through throwing a backyard wedding. Cassandra is one of a kind. You will not find a more dedicated and supportive day of coordinator. Her mom is the head chef and was accommodating to every food dream that I had. Aesthetics and quality were most important to me, and KCK made sure that was achieved. I HIGHLY recommend them!!

Kristin M

I cannot say enough wonderful things about KCK catering. I host many parties and have worked with many catering companies and event planners. I am always reluctant to use someone new, but I am so glad I did!! They are a one-stop shop for vision, food, rentals etc. Cassandra, the owner and event planner, completely saw my vision and executed to perfection. Kelly, owner & chef, was personally at our event. The presentation of appetizers and dinner were not only beautiful but unbelievably delicious! All of our guests were raving about the food and set-up!! I am looking forward to having KCK at our next event!!!

Sam

10.16.21

I dont have the words to express how amazing it was to work with KCK and Cassandra from start to finish for our wedding at Sylvan Ridge Farm this past weekend. When we booked our wedding, Sylvan Ridge was still working on their preferred vendor list and none of the caterers were a good fit. When I found KCK Cassy set up a meeting with Sylvan ridge and became a preferred vendor. Cassy was always super responsive and had recommendations for anything I was unsure of. Our tasting was amazing and she helped us pick items that paired well together and for our crowd. As a day of coordinator she was on top of everything and the day went flawlessly, I could not have asked for a better person to lead our day. During cocktail hour she made us a tray of all of the hour d’ouvres and made sure we ate together. Drinks were ready as soon as we walked back up the isle as well. All throughout our experience her and the other staff checked on us multiple times to see if we needed anything and we’re so friendly. All of our guests raved about the food and I’m still getting messages about how much they enjoyed everything. Their displays and stations are always the cutest thing (highly recommend a pretzel bar). The quality and value you get with KCK is top notch, I could not have asked for a better experience!

Jackie

8.21.21

I cannot recommend KCK Catering enough. They absolutely killed it with catering my backyard wedding. From the food tasting, to the pre-wedding walkthroughs to discuss every single detail, to the actual wedding day, it was nothing short of exceptional. Cassandra made sure everything went smoothly, and the staff was amazing. Every time i turned around someone had appetizers, water or a cocktail ready to go for me and my Husband - I was truly shocked at how on top of things they were. The food was phenomenal, the guests are still talking about it all. Even though it rained the night of our backyard wedding, the staff was still out in the rain and under the tent giving coffee out to the guests and making sure everything was top notch - they even stayed after and cleaned the house/dishes, everything was spotless. Please do not hesitate to reach out to KCK and book them for your next event, we will be using them for all parties going forward!

Lourdes

08.14.21

KCK Catering & Events helped us have the most amazing Wedding! We cant be more grateful to have worked with them!!!
Professional & Service Above & Beyond from day one until the end. Wedding planning is stressful, but they walked us every step of the way and made sure we had everything. Day of coordination, put the cherry on top. All the guests were delighted with the food, the attention, and the organization.
I have no complaints at all! Cassandra really took the extra step in everything. Aside from being her clients, she made us feel like friends, and that did it for us. We were able to trust her and that made the process a lot smoother.
Hope to create many more events together. Sending lots of love to everyone that helped.
Thanks a lot for everything!!!!

Patricia W.

4.24.21

I worked with KCK catering for a birthday event and they were fabulous! They covered everything, from apps to buffet, to desserts. My guests must have asked me at least 50 times, “where is this from?! It’s so good!” And they’re 100% right. Everything from the setup to the service was phenomenal. Still thinking about how delicious everything was to this day!

Shaily D.

4.3.21

The KCK catering team has been amazing! The food was fabulous and the team went above and beyond our expectations in every way. Cassandra was extremely engaged in all the planning from Day 1. She helped us with different food requirements & offered us an assortment of options ranging from meat, egg-free and vegan options. The team of servers and chefs on the site made sure that the event of 50+ people was seamless. Appetizers were assembled warmed up and served to all the guests- making it a perfect way to have fun at the winery. The dinner stations with Mexican Italian and Mediterranean food options were a hit – all our guests loved the food! We recommended KCK wholeheartedly and working with Cassandra is icing on top of the cake!

Nicole F.

10.3.20

From start to finish, KCK was incredible. We hired them to cater a backyard minimum. After having postponed our wedding multiple times due to COVID-19, we were looking for a company that would a) do a good and b) do it in a way that wouldn’t add more stress to our plates. KCK did just that!
From the very beginning, Cassandra was super responsive, thorough, and just made our lives easy. Everything she suggested was perfect. And when she visited the yard in the weeks leading to the wedding, it was clear she knew her stuff, had a plan (that included smart COVID precautions), and everything was going to go smoothly.
Come day-of, I was blown away! The entire KCK team was SO nice and SO accommodating, and they executed the entire event flawlessly (they even put out and cleaned up appetizers they didn’t provide). Plus, they went above and beyond to take care of me. When I was cold, there they were with my jacket. When I was thirsty, there they were with a drink. It was astonishing.
And the best part – the food!! Having been already so pleased with KCK, I would have given them a 5-star review even if we had eaten your typical wedding-hall meal. But lucky us, the food was delicious!! Cooked on site (even the bread!), the entire meal was hot and super fresh. Our guests were raving about the filet with horseradish crème for days and the penne vodka had us drooling. Our cake was beautiful and delicious, and my husband could not stop eating the peanut butter brownies.
I would 100x over recommend KCK to anyone looking for a caterer. If you hire them, you won’t regret it. They’ll only exceed your expectations!

Angela M.

9.26.20

Cassandra and her team were perfect for my sister’s backyard wedding in September. With their help, we were able to plan an elegant, beautiful wedding in a month. They helped elevate the stress of the planning process and worked through all the logistics with me and my family patiently. On the wedding day, they went above and beyond my expectations. I am a wedding planner to events with $500,000+ budgets. While my sister’s wedding had a much more modest budget, KCK Catering worked as if they were servicing a multi-million dollar wedding. All our guests raved about their kind, thoughtful service – from introducing themselves to EVERY GUEST to rushing to cover our entirely outdoor tables with tenting during a freak rainstorm ONLY to remove them 15 minutes later with the bride and groom never knowing (they did not want tents AT ALL).
I can’t say enough good things about them. They were with us every step of the way leading up to the wedding and helped us recover the day after with the most delicious breakfast items! I would also like to say that they were very professional and courteous when it came to Covid precautions and followed all the guidelines (which made us all feel very safe and comfortable). I dream up events just so I can have them cater to them! As a professional wedding planner, I only work with the best of the best and KCK is that!

Christa M.

9.26.20

KCK Catering + Events truly went above and beyond for my wedding on Sept. 26, 2020. We changed wedding dates to accommodate a new plan due to Covid, and KCK was one of the first caterers we reached out to, about 6-7 weeks before our new date. Cassandra was responsive, super helpful, and easy to work with. She offered wonderful suggestions and advice on the menu we wanted, helped us brainstorm some unique cocktail hour ideas to help everyone feel safe during this crazy time and even drove 1.5 hours to my mom’s and stepdad’s home for a walkthrough of our event, just to make sure she understood the flow of the event and the space her team had to work with. She prepared little tasting boxes for us so we could try the food before signing the contract. My sister is a wedding planner, and I know she and Cassandra talked a lot without me on the details and logistics of the day. She’s planned hundreds of weddings across the country and has never experienced this level of service.
The staff was so personable and professional. My glass was always full; they were one step ahead of everyone the entire time. The guests felt comfortable and enjoyed interacting with them.
The food was OUTSTANDING. We had a variety of hors d’oeuvres, including mini individual cheese boards and chicken and waffle cones which my brother-in-law said were the best hors d’oeuvre he’s ever had at any event in his life. The menu options are more than just your typical wedding food. That’s one of the things that drew me to KCK- there were a tremendous amount of options to choose from, things that felt different and unique. The desserts we had were a huge hit as well.
For our tables, we used family china for the salad and dinner plates instead of rentals, and the team treated those pieces like they were their own. The house was perfectly cleaned up at the end of the event; it was hard to tell 10+ people were running in and out of the house for hours.
Truly I cannot recommend KCK Catering & Events enough to anyone who is looking for professional, friendly service with outstanding food and quality.

Kim S.

7.26.20

I have used KCK for 2 events in the past year. A memorial for 200 and a baby shower for 50. Both events were made substantially easier to plan with their services. Every menu item has received multiple compliments from my guests. Her baked goods and custom cookies exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend KCK and will personally use them for future events.

Ed M.

7.12.20

We used KCK Catering for a birthday party for my wife. The food was an exceptional highlight! I would use KCK again, without hesitation. I’d easily give these extra stars if allowed. Thank you!

Elaine L.

8.28.19

KCK Catering delivered everything they promised– and more. I was especially pleasantly surprised by the large blackberries in the quinoa salad. The veggie burgers were ample and the texture was great. The staff was pleasant, sought ways to help more, and interacted very nicely with our guests. I completely recommend this caterer.

Elaine L.

8.28.19

KCK Catering delivered everything they promised– and more. I was especially pleasantly surprised by the large blackberries in the quinoa salad. The veggie burgers were ample and the texture was great. The staff was pleasant, sought ways to help more, and interacted very nicely with our guests. I completely recommend this caterer.

Taylor C.

8.22.19

The ladies of KCK go above and beyond for their clients! I have attended multiple events put on by them and have always been overly satisfied. Everything from the food to the decor is just flawless! They truly pay attention to every little detail, I cannot say enough good things about them, truly easy to work with and very detail-oriented!

Christina P.

8.19.19

It was my first time using KCK Catering and I was so happy I hired them! Most importantly the food was delicious, and exactly what I asked & hoped for! The aesthetic was beautiful and classy and I loved all the displays. The staff was polite, friendly, cleanly, and professional!! I will hire this wonderful company again!

Katey W,

9.22.18

KCK Catering and Events made every moment simple and stress-free. From start to finish Cassandra was professional, organized, and always available when I needed her. She took full-service event planners to the next level. She helped me with every detail and knew my wedding in and out, right down to where I wanted all my tea candles placed. The day of execution was seamless. My wedding day came together better than I ever could have imagined. The food was incredible and had my guests full and raving all night long. KCK even threw in complimentary late-night sandwiches for my guests that night and complimentary breakfast for my family and friends the next morning! It was truly the best service I have ever experienced. KCK made my wedding day a day I will never forget!