What makes us special?
The Juniper Spoon is a boutique woman-owned catering company in Central Indiana. From social functions of 30 to weddings with 300 guests, we’re comfortable serving at your location. Our garden lies just feet from our kitchen door where we grow produce from seed for your event. We support the local economy by working with Hoosier farmers who provide us with seasonal produce, high-quality meats, eggs, dairy, and much more.
We curate some of our favorite entrées, sides, and appetizers each year into an easy-to-navigate menus. If you prefer to have a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests, we will work with you to customize a menu that reflects your style and vision.
Our goal is to give you and your guests a professional yet unforgettable event—from an exquisite bite of food to the thoughtfulness of our staff. Let’s work together to make your event memorable and delicious.
By approaching every event with care and hospitality, we ensure that you and your guests are comfortable and nourished. Let our high-level service and expertise relieve you of the stress that can come with hosting. We want you to love your own party!
Menus for Every Occasion
We delight in transforming ingredients into mouth-watering bites. Many of our dishes began years ago when we traveled abroad, ate at a roadside dive or foraged an edible flower. New flavors and experiences inspire our daily work and fuel our creativity. Our Indiana home provides us with year-round delights that keep our menus grounded and accessible. We strive to make interesting food that is not intimidating. We believe that whole ingredients and simple preparation can live in harmony with extravagant colors, flavors and textures.
What our clients are saying
I have been a wedding planner for 22 years and have done thousands of weddings. I am impressed with the Juniper spoon, not only with their delicious food and their fabulous staff, but with their willingness to do what needed to be done in a very stressful situation. My staff recently did a wedding with the Juniper Spoon when I… keep reading- Crista Marie Tharp
We used The Juniper Spoon for our wedding food and had such an amazing experience! Lali was incredible to work with as she helped us customize our menu that really offered a fresh, unique offering to fit our intimate, untraditional wedding. From a grazing table to the entrees to the cheesecake bar, it all tasted SOO good. We got compliments… keep reading- Sophie W.
Great meals!!## They have nutritious meals that taste awesome- John Brierley
5.0/5.0 Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0 The Juniper Spoon elevated my casual fall picnic spread to an elegant level. Their staff was very willing to help in any way they could. I whole heartedly agree with how they approach sustainable farming with their business, as this is very important to us as a… keep reading- Miranda
Lali Hess & Juniper Spoon has to be hands down, one of the most thoughtful, creative catering businesses out there. We were set on the local food aspect, but it was Lali and her attention to detail and overall ability to make our wedding food all about us and our specific interests and tastes that won us over! So many… keep reading- Lindsey
5.0/5.0 Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0 The Juniper spoon is unique in this area. A real commitment to the best fresh, local, ingredients (many grown in their own garden). Creative menus and presentation, with a real eye for authentic food.- Tom
AMAZING PEOPLE AMAZING FOOD!! I was going to wait until our wedding pictures came out to review so I could include a picture, but I couldn’t wait anymore! Juniper Spoon is phenomenal! They did an amazing job for our cocktail hour and reception food! The tacos were incredible, everyone raved about the chips and salsa on the tables, and the… keep reading- Anonymous
The Juniper Spoon catered my wedding at the Sommers Mansion on Aug. 24th in Indianapolis, and it was absolutely lovely. I initially chose the Juniper Spoon, because it was one of the only catering businesses focused on local and organic. And they went above and beyond even that very specific expectation! The staff were very professional, courteous, and punctual. As… keep reading- Katie J
This review is a little late coming, but well deserved nonetheless! Lali Hess & Juniper Spoon has to be hands down, one of the most thoughtful, creative catering businesses out there. We were set on the local food aspect, but it was Lali and her attention to detail and overall ability to make our wedding food all about us and… keep reading- Lindsey Payne
I cannot recommend The Juniper Spoon enough! Lali and Michael were absolutely amazing to work with, and they were extremely flexible in making our wedding dinner PERFECT, even through many changes and uncertainties in COVID. Lali went way above and beyond in asking about our favorite food memories and styles of foods that we like, and then using her genius… keep reading- Sarah Wilson