Specially tailored, thoughtful experiences


We are honored each time we are invited to plan an event and believe it is our responsibility to honor our clients and guests with delicious food, presented beautifully and served impeccably. We listen to what you want and prepare everything from scratch, just for you! We offer customized menus, hands-on experience, design consultation and the highest level of service, treating every event as if it were our own. No shortcuts. No compromises. No chafing dishes. Plus, you’ll feel like a guest at your own event. We anticipate and take care of every need on your behalf. If you want unparalleled taste and food presented in a unique way that will leave a lasting impression on guests, then The Social Affair is for you.


Kelly Spencer


I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and began cooking with my southern grandmothers at a young age, learning that cooking goes hand in hand with gathering people together to either to prepare the meal or eat the food.

Originally on a career path in sales and marketing, I couldn't ignore my culinary roots and made my first foray into the industry by founding the Chicago Butter Factory in 2001.

After moving to St Louis in 2004, I began formal study of the art of food preparation and earned a degree in Culinary Arts. I founded The Social Affair in August 2009 and today am more passionate than ever about delivering sophisticated food presented in a unique way and bringing people together to create lasting memories.


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