The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 72 Caterer Sam Hefter Brings the Taco Party to the People

chef sam hefter of hefter catering in kansas city

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On this week’s Chefs Without Restaurants podcast, I speak with Sam Hefter, the chef and owner of Hefter Catering in  Kansas City. Sam’s catering business focuses on upscale taco bars. We talk about how he came up with that idea, and why he doesn’t think he’s going to expand beyond tacos. We get into the set up, overhead and profitability of his catering business, and also discuss doing tastings with clients.

Sam is very open about how he started, and continues to run his business, and would love for people to reach out to him if they have any questions about starting their own catering business. He can be reached by email at, and all of his social media links can be found below.


Sam Hefter

Sam’s Instagram 

The Hefter Catering Website 

Hefter Catering Facebook Page 




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Outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)

Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod