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.


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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    Holiday Pastry Pre-Orders

    Pre-order your holiday sweet treats from Rye, now accepting orders through New Year's Eve! Enjoy our handcrafted signature pies, cinnamon rolls, and cookies for your home celebration. The holiday order cut-off date is Saturday, December 24th. Pick-up dates may be scheduled from December 1st-31st, excluding 12/25 - The restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day.
    Click here to pre-order!

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    Holiday Tea
    December 17th
    Seatings at 11am, 11:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm

    Join us for a special Holiday Tea at Rye on the Plaza as we celebrate the winter season! Pastry chef Megan Garrelts has created a menu featuring handmade savory and sweet selections paired with our collection of Hugo loose-leaf teas. The ticket price includes the sweet & savory menu, tea, and additional non-alcoholic beverages if desired. Wine & cocktails will be available for an additional fee during the tea service. The ticket price excludes sales tax and service charge.

    *Due to this specialty menu dietary restrictions and substitutions cannot be accommodated.

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    Holiday Cocktail Conversation & Tasting with Union Horse Distillery
    Sunday, December 11th
    from 2pm-4pm

    Join our talented team at Rye Plaza for our Holiday Cocktail Conversation & Tasting with Union Horse Distillery! Start with a holiday-themed cocktail to kick off the party. Then our team will be joined by Kyle Tuttle from Union Horse Distillery, who will lead a tasting of the delicious Union Horse portfolio and walk you through some cocktail ideas for the perfect holiday event, followed by another cocktail, all while nibbling on delicious snacks, handcrafted by our Executive Chef Jacob Moeller. Finally, like all good hosts, we will be sending you home with a basket filled full of goodies so you can create your own cocktails at home! Cheers!

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    Santa Brunch at Rye Plaza
    Saturday, December 10th
    from 9:30am-12pm

    Join us for brunch and meet Santa! The big man will be here all morning meeting families & taking plenty of photos. Tickets are not required, but we do recommend reservations.

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    Closed Christmas Day

    Rye Plaza will be closed on Christmas Day, so our team may enjoy their holiday at home. Happy Holidays!

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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.

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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 Event Manager - Jordan Brown
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Leawood General Manager - John Brogan
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Leawood Event Manager - Erica Wagner
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Employment Opportunities
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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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