About Paprika Meets Parsley

Kiesha Upshaw is the owner and driving force behind Paprika Meets Parsley. Born and raised in Texas, Kiesha is an accomplished caterer, business consultant and event planner. She has over ten years of experience, and has worked in all aspects of the industry.

Kiesha’s passion for events and people led her to serve in both the private and non-profit sector. Prior to devoting herself to her business full-time, she worked, planned, catered and consulted on various events for friends, families, boutiques, schools and charities.

Her skills of organization, attention to detail, creative imagination, cooking and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation of excellence as an event planner and caterer. Kiesha will execute your events flawlessly while maintaining a pleasant, calm and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience for you and your guests.

Kiesha is very active in the event industry and believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering and sponsorship.

She is an active member of Meeting Professionals International, Women Helping Women 2 Network, Child Advocates of Houston, The United Way, and The Association of Fundraising Professionals.

In her spare time, Kiesha is a mother of two amazing children, enjoys cooking, entertaining, yoga and volunteering.

Why Us?

Organizing, planning, and hosting an event of any size is a large task. There is a long list of things to do and only so much time before the day of your event. This long list can make the entire process a stressful ordeal. In my mind, events are supposed to be fun and enjoyable – both before and during the event.

A large portion of planning for an event is deciding on a menu – knowing the number of people you need to feed, deciding what food you want to serve, preparing the food, serving the food, and cleaning up once your guests leave. Listed below are five GREAT reasons why you should consider event planning services and catering for your event.


Less Stress

Planning an event requires a lot of time and effort. I can assist you with two of the major tasks: event planning and catering. A lot of thought goes into what to serve at an event and how to plan it. We can ease this stress and take care of the hard work.

Versatile Menu

Not sure what to serve at your event? Not sure how to prepare or present what you want to make? I’ll sit down with you and help you create a perfect menu for your guests. You can pick something off a menu or make specific requests, I can adapt to make your vision a reality.

Make a Statement

When an event is catered, it leaves a lasting impression with guests. It makes an event feel more important and structured.


Save Time

If you don’t have to plan, cook, and serve food, imagine how much time that will save! Planning what to cook, shopping for groceries, cooking for hours, setting up and serving the food takes a lot of time. And when planning an event, time is precious.

Attention to Detail

We take time to present your event and catering choices in a way that will impress your guests.

These are just a few reasons to incorporate Paprika Meets Parsley into your next event. They can help make your top priority become spending quality time with your guests….Perfect!

Boutique Anniversaries

Outdoor Events

Business Expos

Fitness Events

Birthday Parties

Kid's Events


A unique experience I won’t forget!  There is everyday catering & event companies and then there’s Paprika Meets Parsley.  Don’t miss out working with this professional.  Love her “cinnamon espresso pudding”!

Gary Festevand

Such a wonderful, professional catering service. I used them for my boutique anniversary party and the food and event planning was flawless. They take care of the details so that you can enjoy your event. Highly recommended!

Alicia Araujo Elatassi

Thinking Boutique

Caprese skewers, bourbon Chex mix, grilled salmon and asparagus with roasted potatoes…so so good! Kiesha has the perfect touch in seasoning all her entrees and a variety of hors d’oeuvres. She takes such pride in every detail from presentation to incredible taste. Kiesha works well under pressure and makes sure her guests/clients are not only enjoying the food but also enjoying themselves. Tracy Thomas

Kiesha has prepared countless meals for my family.  She always pays extra attention to the needs of her clients – allergies and other preferences – she will even prepare multiple versions to make sure it is just right for everyone.   She makes sure there is more than enough food for all participants at each phase of the event.   Her espresso cinnamon pudding was a particular favorite of my family at a recent event.  She always makes sure that each phase of an event receives the proper attention – clothing, hors d’oeuvres, table seating, decor and food.  I love the way she  pays so much attention to every detail.  I would recommend Kiesha to any of my friends or family in need of a caterer or event planning professional. Bryan Greer

I had such a fabulous experience with Paprika Meets Parsley. She had the knowledge to not only plan my event, but personalize my catering needs. My event was themed with the right, healthy food that was affordable. I definitely recommend.

Phyllis Frempong

Precision Yoga & Fitness