About Our Company

Best Food. Great Prices.
No Compromises.

Championship Catering is one of St. Louis’ most respected catering companies. We have served 100’s of thousands of happy wedding and event goers over the years with mouthwatering food at a variety of price points for every budget. We have been recognized as a top 10 Caterer by the St. Louis Business Journal, presented the Future 50 Award from St. Louis Small Business Monthly and have been recognized countless times as a leading caterer in the area.

Why? Well, We LOVE FOOD! … And the people we serve every day!

We are proud to be the caterer to the St. Louis Cardinals Visitor Club House serving the players, coaches and staffs (it’s our 23rd year), we cater the biggest entertainers to hit the stage at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater. Plus, we cater to all of the St. Louis area’s favorite wedding venues, and we are a preferred vendor on The Knot ( in print and online!) for several years.  

Finally, Championship Catering is staffed by some of the most knowledgeable, friendly, and skilled professionals in the catering business. Our staff clearly is the heart and soul of Championship Catering and the reason people rely on a flawless event (at least the catering service!) at every opportunity.

Chef Larry G
Owner, Master Chef

Be A Guest At Your Own Party With Championship Catering.  We handle it all!

We Love Food

At Championship Catering, our philosophy combines our passion for food, integrity, knowledge & experience to deliver five-star catering services and top-notch customer service to your wedding or special event. Championship Catering provides an endless array of delicious, custom food pairings designed specifically for your event and to satisfy everyone’s unique tastes.

Meet Chef Larry G

What inspired Chef Larry Gerstein to become a Chef?

My mom refused to feed me, it was more of a survival thing. Mom, I am kind of kidding. The truth is I have fun cooking. I remember as a kid when my parents would go out on Saturday nights I looked forward to making cakes, brownies and cookies. Later on I would create more elaborate meals experimenting with Mexican and Italian dishes, which had its challenges since I grew up in a kosher home. As you can see, I have been a foodie for a long time and feel very fortunate to now get paid for doing something I truly have fun doing. It doesn't get better than that!

Our History


Opened Larry G’s Diner

Owner, Larry Gerstein (AKA Larry G, Chef Larry G or Chef G), always knew his calling was somewhere within the food service industry and hoped to one day own his own restaurant. In 1989, Larry’s dream came true when he opened Larry G’s, a 50’s diner located in Creve Coeur plaza.



Opened Custom Catering by Larry

Several years later, in 1993, Larry sold his restaurant and opened Custom Catering by Larry, specializing in corporate and private catering as well as event planning. Larry’s catering business expanded to include school meal programs, contract food service accounts, vending service and coffee service.  And, Larry didn’t stop there…



Growing Custom Catering

In 1998, Larry served as the Executive Chef aboard The Empress, a 150-seat corporate yacht. Later that same year, Custom Catering was hired by the St. Louis Rams to provide team breakfast and pre-game meals.



Custom Catering Continues To Expand

In 2001, Custom Catering began providing made-to-order breakfast selections for the players and coaches of the St. Louis Cardinals and visitor’s locker rooms.



Sold Custom Catering

Larry was working hard and pushing his catering company to new heights. But, Larry knew a personal accomplishment was still missing in his life.  So, in 2006, Larry sold Custom Catering , with the exception of the St. Louis Cardinals and a few other strategic accounts, and pursued his MBA.



Championship Catering was born

Upon completion of his MBA, Larry was inspired to form a new and appropriately-named catering company… This is when Championship Catering was born.


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How to make a proper omelette

ST. LOUIS, MO- Chef Larry Gerstein is owner of Championship Catering. He joins KPLR anchor Dan Gray to show him how to make a proper omelette.

Posted 12:50 pm, June 1, 2016, by Staff Writer, Updated at 02:21pm, June 1, 2016.

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How cooking with herbs and spices improves your dishes

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Chef Larry Gerstein of Championship Catering visits to teach how cooking with spices and herbs can improve any dish.

His favorite herbs include rosemary, chives, cilantro, and dill, and shares his secret to easy cooking, which is buying herbs!

Gerstein uses spices and herbs to add flavor and to garnish the dish.

Posted 12:08 pm, June 1, 2016, by Tess Hill, Updated at 12:07pm, June 1, 2016.

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A Message From Mike Shannon, St. Louis Cardinals Radio Sportscaster and former Major League Baseball player!