Private Dining & Catering

At Rye, we aspire to provide our guests with an exceptional private dining experience that is polished & professional. Our team will assist you with coordinating your menu, ambiance, and details for any type of occasion. We have options for private events within the restaurant, full restaurant buyouts, in home catering, and off-site destinations. The possibilities are endless as our intent & goal is dedicated hospitality that welcomes our clients and their guests for a most memorable occasion.

Megan and Colby Garrelts are the executive chefs & owners of Rye Leawood and Rye Plaza. Chef Colby is a 2013 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest award winner, a Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef from the James Beard Foundation and a 2005 Food & Wine Best New Chef. Chef Megan is a multiple James Beard Foundation Semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Both chefs have had recipes featured in numerous local & national publications including; Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Saveur to name a few. The Garrelts have also co-written & published two cookbooks with Andrew McMeel Publishing, bluestem, the cookbook and Made in America.


Paul Passig
General Manager
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Jacob Moeller
Executive Chef
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Keara Masson
Pastry Chef
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Jordan Brown
Event Manager
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Upcoming Events

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    Coconut Cream Pie Class
    Saturday, September 18th
    Rye Plaza

    Take notes, you'll want to keep them in your recipe book! Learn how to prepare the perfect Coconut Cream Pie with Pastry Chef Keara Masson. She will demonstrate and share pro tips for our famous Rye recipe.

    * $65.00 Ticket price includes non-alcoholic beverages and/or a glass of bubbles and one whole coconut cream pie for take home. Ticket price excludes sales tax & service charge. Seating is limited to allow for social distancing & face masks are required to be worn by all guests within the restaurant during the class per the KCMO Health Department & city mandate.

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    East Meets West Dinner
    Collaboration with Waldo Thai & Buchtui BBQ
    Thursday, September 23rd
    Rye Plaza

    Join us while we welcome our good friends from Waldo Thai & Bucktui KC! This collaboration dinner will be a night you won't want to miss! A beautiful menu paired perfectly with handcrafted cocktails & wine. Each restaurant will donate a catered dinner to local healthcare workers within several KC area hospitals from a portion of the dinner proceeds. Seats are limited so make sure you reserve yours!

    Cocktail Hour:

    Rye Passed Appetizers - 
    Ho-Cakes with Chicken Liver Mousse
    Crispy Pork Fritters, & Gougres

    Thai Cocktail - Vodka, Sho Chiku Bai Sake Mio Shirakabe Gura, Campari, Thai Basil, Kiwi & Citric Acid


    Amuse Bouche by Pam Liberda 
    Kanom Tian, Rice Flour Dumpling in Banana Leaf with Pork, Peanut, Salted Radish, Palm Sugar / Thung Tong, Traditional Thai Golden Bag Crispy Dumplings with Shrimp, Scallion, & Plum Sauce / Miang Kham, Betal Leaf Wrap, Lime, Ginger, Thai Chili, Shallot, Toasted Coconut, Peanut, Dried Shrimp, Salted Palm Sugar Sauce, & Lump Crab Meat

    Paired with Cocktail by Darrell Loo
    Angel’s Envy KSBW finished in Port Barrel, Mint, Loquat, Apple, Lemon, & Dashfire Mr. Lee's Ancient Chinese Secret Bitters

    2nd Course by Rye
    Smoked Halibut with Sweet Corn & Zucchini Fritter, Sautéed Field Greens, and 
    Sauce Choron

    Paired with Owen Roe Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot Gris Eola Amity Hills 
    Wapato, WA 2020

    3rd Course by Ted Liberda 
    Butterscotch Glazed Burnt End, Ginger Rice, Green Curry, Roasted, Pickled and Smoked Seasonal Vegetables

    Paired with cocktail by Mari Matsumoto
    Popcorn infused Gin, Galangal & Makrut Lime Caramel Syrup, Lime, Thai Chili, & 
    Sugar Tuile

    4th Course by Rye
    Buttermilk Tartlet with Kumquats & Milk Chocolate

    Paired with Domaine Du  Mas Blanc Banyuls Hors d’Age “Le Colloque” Grenache Languedoc-Roussillon France NV

    *Due to the nature of this collaborative menu dietary restrictions and substitutions will not be honored. 

    *Ticket price does not include tax or gratuity. Ticket sales are non-refundable.

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    Plaza Art Fair
    Friday, September 24th - Sunday September 26th

    Join us for the 90th Annual Plaza Art Fair, presented by Saint Luke's!

    Held Friday September 24 through Sunday, September 26, 2021, the Plaza Art Fair encompasses nine city blocks. Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is a top-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 20 featured restaurant booths, including our very own Rye booth! It continues to be a weekend of people simply celebrating art and each other, as well as Kansas City's unofficial welcome to the fall season.

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    Spooky Boozy Cookie Class
    Saturday, October 23rd

    Grab a friend or your boo and enjoy an afternoon of sweets and treats with Chef Keara as you perfect your Halloween Cookie techniques! Tickets includes one fall cocktail and/or non-alcoholic beverages, small bites and 8 sugar cookies to decorate.

    $75.00 ticket price per person excludes sales tax & service fees.

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    Autumn Tea
    Saturday, October 30th
    11am - 3pm

    Autumn is our favorite season at Rye! Join us in the private dining room at Rye on the Plaza as we celebrate the changing of the leaves, cooler temps and all things pumpkin spice.

    Pastry chef Megan Garrelts has created a menu featuring handmade savory and sweet selections paired with our collection of Hugo loose leaf teas.

    *$60.00 adults / $30.00 children 10 & under - Ticket price includes menu, tea, and additional non-alcoholic beverages if desired. Wine & cocktails will be available for an additional fee during the tea service. Ticket price excludes sales tax and service charge.

    Select your seating time: 11am, 11:30am, 1pm or 1:30pm

    *Due to this specialty menu dietary restrictions and substitutions cannot be accommodated. Seating times are limited.

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    Rye Plaza
    Saturday, November 27th

    We will be celebrating our 4th anniversary! To say thank you to all of our guests we are offering 50% off Fried Chicken and Bubbles all day! Come have a toast with us!
    *Reservations are recommended

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    Steak Night &
    Service Industry Night
    {Every Sunday Evening}

    Sunday evenings we feature Steak Night & Service Industry special at Rye Plaza! Enjoy our 3-course menu with your choice of soup or salad, steak option and a slice of pie. Pricing varies depending on your steak choice. Be sure to ask about bottled wine on special to pair with your steak dinner! Service Industry professional receive Happy Hour pricing all evening long - *proof of service industry employment required for discounts.

  • Happy Hour Monday- Friday from 3-6pm

    Join us at Rye for Happy Hour every Monday-Friday! Enjoy discounts on snacks & pie, along with seasonal cocktails, local beers and wine. Happy Hour seating is available in the bar, lounge, & patio.

  • 50% Wine Features {Every Monday Evening}

    Sip on this! Join us every Monday night at Rye on the Plaza for 50% off select bottles all evening.

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Locations and Contact

Rye Leawood

10551 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206


Rye Plaza

4646 Mill Creek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112



Lunch Monday-Friday 11:00am-3:00pm
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-3:00pm

Midday Menu Daily 3:00pm-5:00pm
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm

Dinner Nightly from 5:00pm


Main Contacts:

Plaza General Manager - Paul Passig
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Plaza Event Manager - Jordan Brown
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Leawood General Manager - John Brogan
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Charitable Requests
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Donation Request Form Click Here

*Charitable requests must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event date and all requests must have a completed Donation Request Form and your organization’s Tax Exempt Letter attached otherwise they will not be reviewed.

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