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Applause Catering

Grand Rapids , MI
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Grand Rapids, MI US

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Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
What a fantastic company to work with (specifically our contact, Kyle). Our initial tasting was fantastic. We were presented with many options, all of which were prepared just for our group (we didn't have to do one of those large tastings that other caters force you into). This allowed Kyle to work through our specific questions and create a menu that was exactly what we wanted. The tasting was so great that we were a bit worried it would be hard to replicate for our reception - they did a fantastic job and went above and beyond. First, the food was prepared perfectly (the beef was amazing - not at all overcooked!). We did salmon, chicken, beef, and pasta. The sides were awesome. We went with a plated meal and ALL meals arrived hot at the tables for our guests. Second, the servers were incredibly professional and well mannered. The on site manager was constantly on top of what we needed and we didn't need to, at any point, have anything adjusted. They were also able to set up an amazing cheese/vegetable pairing to go with our cocktail hour. Our guests were extremely pleased with the experience provided. Finally, for food and service we received, the price was reasonable. Don't feel locked in to the "big" GR caterers - Applause gave us such an awesomely personal experience. It never felt like we were dealing with an overwhelmingly large company where we were one of many. We felt like our day was the most important thing they were doing.
What a fantastic company to work with (specifically our contact, Kyle). Our initial tasting was fantastic. We were Read more...
What a fantastic company to work with (specifically our contact, Kyle). Our initial tasting was fantastic. We were presented with many options, all of which were prepared just for our group (we didn't have to do one of those large tastings that other caters force you into). This allowed Kyle to work through our specific questions and create a menu that was exactly what we wanted. The tasting was so great that we were a bit worried it would be hard to replicate for our reception - they did a fantastic job and went above and beyond. First, the food was prepared perfectly (the beef was amazing - not at all overcooked!). We did salmon, chicken, beef, and pasta. The sides were awesome. We went with a plated meal and ALL meals arrived hot at the tables for our guests. Second, the servers were incredibly professional and well mannered. The on site manager was constantly on top of what we needed and we didn't need to, at any point, have anything adjusted. They were also able to set up an amazing cheese/vegetable pairing to go with our cocktail hour. Our guests were extremely pleased with the experience provided. Finally, for food and service we received, the price was reasonable. Don't feel locked in to the "big" GR caterers - Applause gave us such an awesomely personal experience. It never felt like we were dealing with an overwhelmingly large company where we were one of many. We felt like our day was the most important thing they were doing. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Great food and catering service.
Great food and catering service.
Great food and catering service. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Helen
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.4/5.0
Great service, small portions of food but accommodating to our needs.
Great service, small portions of food but accommodating to our needs.
Great service, small portions of food but accommodating to our needs. Read less
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Audra
Wedding:
7/27/2012
4.6/5.0
Applause was a great vendor to work with. They offered many price options for us that fit into our budget and we had lots of options to choose from. The event staff the night of the wedding was fabulous! They were efficient and I loved how kind and respectful they were. The night was flawless because of their hard work!

My only complaint was during the planning process it took some time to communicate with my coordinator, but if you are a patient person it is not a problem!
Applause was a great vendor to work with. They offered many price options for us that fit into our budget and we had lots Read more...
Applause was a great vendor to work with. They offered many price options for us that fit into our budget and we had lots of options to choose from. The event staff the night of the wedding was fabulous! They were efficient and I loved how kind and respectful they were. The night was flawless because of their hard work!

My only complaint was during the planning process it took some time to communicate with my coordinator, but if you are a patient person it is not a problem! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Gina
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Applause for our wedding needs. They were affordable, helpful and very accommodating. Melissa is the best!
We loved working with Applause for our wedding needs. They were affordable, helpful and very accommodating. Melissa is the Read more...
We loved working with Applause for our wedding needs. They were affordable, helpful and very accommodating. Melissa is the best! Read less
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wwyvonne
Wedding:
3/13/2010
4.9/5.0
Everything about our event was carefully planned out & executed, the food was delicious and the presentation very lovely. The staff handled everything with quiet, dignified efficiency - even when we had unexpected guests show up! I cannot thank the team at Applause enough for the their help & courtesy to us and our guests. I would definitely recommend them with high marks!
Everything about our event was carefully planned out & executed, the food was delicious and the presentation very lovely. Read more...
Everything about our event was carefully planned out & executed, the food was delicious and the presentation very lovely. The staff handled everything with quiet, dignified efficiency - even when we had unexpected guests show up! I cannot thank the team at Applause enough for the their help & courtesy to us and our guests. I would definitely recommend them with high marks! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.2/5.0
Applause gave me some great deals because at the time I was employed at Pietro's. They only complaint I have is that the custom chicken dish I wanted didn't come out the way I wanted, so I would only select from their list of plated dinners. I loved working with Melissa, she was so helpful. When I was having issues with Bars by Butch, she worked out a bar plan that fit our budget. Overall, really great, except that they took my cake before I had a chance to sit down to eat it!
Applause gave me some great deals because at the time I was employed at Pietro's. They only complaint I have is that the Read more...
Applause gave me some great deals because at the time I was employed at Pietro's. They only complaint I have is that the custom chicken dish I wanted didn't come out the way I wanted, so I would only select from their list of plated dinners. I loved working with Melissa, she was so helpful. When I was having issues with Bars by Butch, she worked out a bar plan that fit our budget. Overall, really great, except that they took my cake before I had a chance to sit down to eat it! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Mrs. Flores
Wedding:
6/30/2008
3.8/5.0
They are very affordable. Very helpful and helped me with whatever they could.
They are very affordable. Very helpful and helped me with whatever they could.
They are very affordable. Very helpful and helped me with whatever they could. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Allie
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.9/5.0
Stephanie was great to work with. She worked with our budget, met with me when I was available because I was planning from out of town, and everything went smoothly on the day of the wedding. The manager who was present at our event took care of us, our guests, and our vendors. They were great to work with.
Stephanie was great to work with. She worked with our budget, met with me when I was available because I was planning from Read more...
Stephanie was great to work with. She worked with our budget, met with me when I was available because I was planning from out of town, and everything went smoothly on the day of the wedding. The manager who was present at our event took care of us, our guests, and our vendors. They were great to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Angela
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Working with Stephanie at Applause was a terrific experience. Several guests commented it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. The tables were decorated beautifully and the staff was fantastic (eg, made sure to tell me they were almost out of something so I had a chance to eat). I would highly recommend Applause for any event. Thanks, Stephanie!
Working with Stephanie at Applause was a terrific experience. Several guests commented it was the best food they'd ever Read more...
Working with Stephanie at Applause was a terrific experience. Several guests commented it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. The tables were decorated beautifully and the staff was fantastic (eg, made sure to tell me they were almost out of something so I had a chance to eat). I would highly recommend Applause for any event. Thanks, Stephanie! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Angie
Wedding:
2/1/2008
4.4/5.0
Applause provided great food and great service for our reception. They have great service and their prices are good too.
Applause provided great food and great service for our reception. They have great service and their prices are good too.
Applause provided great food and great service for our reception. They have great service and their prices are good too. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/29/2006
4.4/5.0
I really enjoyed the food and the price was pretty good compared to other catering companies. I also really liked the caterers at the reception. They did a great job! One thing that I was pretty annoyed with, however, is that they insisted we cut the cake as soon as we got there. It was really awkward timing and didn't flow well with our reception. Also, when we talked with them in the beginning, the lady told us that since we were having the reception on a Friday we could have a chocolate fountain for free. But what she didn't say is that you only get to have the chocolate fountain for free if we were to have a reception at their facilities, and we had made it clear since that we had a different reception place.
I really enjoyed the food and the price was pretty good compared to other catering companies. I also really liked the Read more...
I really enjoyed the food and the price was pretty good compared to other catering companies. I also really liked the caterers at the reception. They did a great job! One thing that I was pretty annoyed with, however, is that they insisted we cut the cake as soon as we got there. It was really awkward timing and didn't flow well with our reception. Also, when we talked with them in the beginning, the lady told us that since we were having the reception on a Friday we could have a chocolate fountain for free. But what she didn't say is that you only get to have the chocolate fountain for free if we were to have a reception at their facilities, and we had made it clear since that we had a different reception place. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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jathomp312
Wedding:
4/2/2006
4.8/5.0
We were thrilled with the service that we received at Applause Banquet Hall. The food was wonderful and the service was great. They allowed us in the day before the wedding to decorate the hall. They were up front about the costs and also had a food tasting day where we could go and sample the choices that they had for dinner. Overall it was a wonderful reception at a great location with tasty food!
We were thrilled with the service that we received at Applause Banquet Hall. The food was wonderful and the service was Read more...
We were thrilled with the service that we received at Applause Banquet Hall. The food was wonderful and the service was great. They allowed us in the day before the wedding to decorate the hall. They were up front about the costs and also had a food tasting day where we could go and sample the choices that they had for dinner. Overall it was a wonderful reception at a great location with tasty food! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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