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
There aren’t enough good words in the dictionary to describe The Juniper Spoon! These peeps know how to do things right! You won’t regret working with them and that’s a fact!- Danielle Taylor
She did it again. Lali and her very professional staff did a wonderful job catering the Bicentennial Harvest Moon Ball. Not only was her display a visual delight but Lali creatively utilized the historic Indiana theme as inspiration for making a variety of wonderfully delicious horderves. Each item was influenced by a famous Hoosier or something from Indiana. Guests really… keep reading- LC Whiles
The Juniper Spoon catered my wedding which had a very specific theme. I wanted to do a rustic fall picnic so as you could imagine it was difficult to find a catering company that could do this in an elegant way. The Juniper Spoon did it perfectly! I loved the boxes that they put together and everyone loved the food!… keep reading- Claire F
4.8/5.0 Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.5 Flexibility: 5.0 Lali Hess and the Juniper Spoon staff were a pleasure to work with! They customized a menu according to our taste, interests, and budget. For example, we asked for something with a Mediterranean/North African influence. Lali came up with a menu that consisted of Moroccan lamb tagine… keep reading- User5247849 said…
5.0/5.0 Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0 Lali and Angela are amazing to work with. Very attentive and helpful. The food quality is always fantastic and presented in a unique and attractive way.- User5366976
Thank you so much for an absolutely gorgeous wedding cake. Not only was it stunningly gorgeous and fantastically tasty, but the entire experience working with you all was great! I would rate this higher than 5 stars if it were allowed 🤩- Bridgette Dennett
Wonderful business. The food is consistently amazing, and chef Lali Hess is always coming up with new and unique dishes that are just delicious. She uses local ingredients, along with produce from her own organic garden. Lali will cater any kind of occasion, and even occasionally offers a wonderful dinner delivery service where you get a salad, main course, and… keep reading- Christie B
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
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