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Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B.

Grand Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

20 Monroe Ave. N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US (map)

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616-356-2627

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ABOUT US

Contact Us:

The Gilmore Collection Special Events Department: 616.356.2627 x16

Email: catering@gilmorec.com

What is Gilmore Catering?

The... Read more
Contact Us:

The Gilmore Collection Special Events Department: 616.356.2627 x16

Email: catering@gilmorec.com

What is Gilmore Catering?

The Gilmore Collection Catering Department has built a reputation as West Michigan's preferred and most trusted caterer by employing over a decade of experience. We employ only most creative, knowledgeable, and courteous event coordinators, culinary staff and servers. There is no event too large, too intimate or too specialized for our talented team to handle. We have options for all budgets and have received critical acclaim. However, we do not rest on our laurels. Better service, the most creative approaches to design and offering our guests the most dynamic menus are our goals on a daily basis. We invite you to use our experience and dedication to make your event memorable for years to come.
More information and a full contacts list available at our Catering Website.

The B.O.B.

The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition.

Event spaces include:

Top of the B.O.B. - This spacious room, decorated with deep reds and browns is perfect for an intimate reception. Seats up to 350 guests.

Eve at the B.O.B. - The newest, most modern, freshest place in the B.O.B. This space can accomodate up to 180 guests for a seated dinner.

Crush - Crush provides the perfect venue for those events in need of a relaxed, exotic, and big city atmosphere. This space can hold up to 200 guests for a cocktail feel event.

Monroe Room - Perfect for a networking business party, this space can accomodate 80 guests.

The Bottle Lodge - Private area perfect for small parties and dinners such as bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and business meetings. This space can accomodate up to 40 seated guests. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

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Karen
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
We're hosting our reception at The Top of the BOB, catered by the Gilmore Collection. The space is great for that downtown feel with plenty of room to not be cramped (approx. 200 guests) We were pleasantly surprised at the ample food and beverage service selections and how reasonable the pricing is. Everyone we've worked with so far has been very helpful and really quick to respond to questions. We're going for our private food tasting next month and we couldn't be more excited!
We're hosting our reception at The Top of the BOB, catered by the Gilmore Collection. The space is great for that downtown Read more...
We're hosting our reception at The Top of the BOB, catered by the Gilmore Collection. The space is great for that downtown feel with plenty of room to not be cramped (approx. 200 guests) We were pleasantly surprised at the ample food and beverage service selections and how reasonable the pricing is. Everyone we've worked with so far has been very helpful and really quick to respond to questions. We're going for our private food tasting next month and we couldn't be more excited! Read less
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Breanne
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I used Gilmore Catering for my wedding in Saugatuck, MI. I was planning from Indiana and Gilmore made the planning process a breeze. Kim and Angela at the Gilmore were fantastic to work with and responded quickly to any questions I had. We had some odd requests and it did not throw them off one bit. As for the day of the wedding Charlie was on our onsite contact. He was the best thing ever! He was so professional and was prompt with how the evening went. All of my guests were raving about Charlie and the staff!
I used Gilmore Catering for my wedding in Saugatuck, MI. I was planning from Indiana and Gilmore made the planning process Read more...
I used Gilmore Catering for my wedding in Saugatuck, MI. I was planning from Indiana and Gilmore made the planning process a breeze. Kim and Angela at the Gilmore were fantastic to work with and responded quickly to any questions I had. We had some odd requests and it did not throw them off one bit. As for the day of the wedding Charlie was on our onsite contact. He was the best thing ever! He was so professional and was prompt with how the evening went. All of my guests were raving about Charlie and the staff! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
MY WEDDING DINNER WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH! IT WAS A PLATED MEAL THAT WENT PERFECTLY. GILMORE WAS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. I HAD ALL MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FELT VRY COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH THEM.
MY WEDDING DINNER WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH! IT WAS A PLATED MEAL THAT WENT PERFECTLY. GILMORE WAS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. Read more...
MY WEDDING DINNER WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH! IT WAS A PLATED MEAL THAT WENT PERFECTLY. GILMORE WAS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. I HAD ALL MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FELT VRY COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH THEM. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Shelby
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the added fun of planning our wedding from out of town and Alicia and Kerry were a huge help in planning our reception at the Top of the B.O.B. The venue is beautiful, amazing food (we had many, many guests tell us it was the best wedding food they had ever had!), staff that goes above and beyond (even making my plate and carrying it to my seat for me), and a great location. Alicia was our manager for the night and she was wonderful in planning and helping the night flow flawlessly. Many guests commented on how amazing the venue itself is and then the service on top of that. Our only wish is that we could have taken the left over food home since it was so good! We couldn't be happier with our decision to have the B.O.B and Gilmore Catering for our reception.
We had the added fun of planning our wedding from out of town and Alicia and Kerry were a huge help in planning our Read more...
We had the added fun of planning our wedding from out of town and Alicia and Kerry were a huge help in planning our reception at the Top of the B.O.B. The venue is beautiful, amazing food (we had many, many guests tell us it was the best wedding food they had ever had!), staff that goes above and beyond (even making my plate and carrying it to my seat for me), and a great location. Alicia was our manager for the night and she was wonderful in planning and helping the night flow flawlessly. Many guests commented on how amazing the venue itself is and then the service on top of that. Our only wish is that we could have taken the left over food home since it was so good! We couldn't be happier with our decision to have the B.O.B and Gilmore Catering for our reception. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Karen
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but great things to say about Gilmore catering! Our guests raved about the food, venue (Eve) and staff. The event team was outstanding to work with and they made our day perfect! You will not be disappointed, I promise!
We have nothing but great things to say about Gilmore catering! Our guests raved about the food, venue (Eve) and staff. Read more...
We have nothing but great things to say about Gilmore catering! Our guests raved about the food, venue (Eve) and staff. The event team was outstanding to work with and they made our day perfect! You will not be disappointed, I promise! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Gilmore Collection catered my daughters outdoor wedding in Holland in August 2013. From the moment we contacted Gilmore (Kim), we were guided through the process with exceptional service. Since our daughter was living in San Fran, we needed to do a lot over the phone, but were able to meet Angela at the BOB for two taste testings.

Angela did a great job making suggestions for the cocktail and dinner. Gilmore is very flexible with making changes to their menu so that you get exactly what you want.

The day of event was unbelievable, Guests were greeted with passed appetizers and wine. The appetizers were great. The dinner prep and presentation was over the top. Guests were very pleased with menu selections and that entrees were grilled on site. As great as the food was, the service was even better. I have never seen the attention to detail shown by all of the servers.

Never a moment of worry if you go with Gilmore. They are the best in the area.

Shout out to Angela for a job well done!!!!
Gilmore Collection catered my daughters outdoor wedding in Holland in August 2013. From the moment we contacted Gilmore Read more...
Gilmore Collection catered my daughters outdoor wedding in Holland in August 2013. From the moment we contacted Gilmore (Kim), we were guided through the process with exceptional service. Since our daughter was living in San Fran, we needed to do a lot over the phone, but were able to meet Angela at the BOB for two taste testings.

Angela did a great job making suggestions for the cocktail and dinner. Gilmore is very flexible with making changes to their menu so that you get exactly what you want.

The day of event was unbelievable, Guests were greeted with passed appetizers and wine. The appetizers were great. The dinner prep and presentation was over the top. Guests were very pleased with menu selections and that entrees were grilled on site. As great as the food was, the service was even better. I have never seen the attention to detail shown by all of the servers.

Never a moment of worry if you go with Gilmore. They are the best in the area.

Shout out to Angela for a job well done!!!! Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Food was amazing!! We had multiple comments on the food. We were very satisfied!
Food was amazing!! We had multiple comments on the food. We were very satisfied!
Food was amazing!! We had multiple comments on the food. We were very satisfied! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Alexa
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The Eve room was set up just as I had imagined it would look like....but even better! I'd use this place again for the same event but I'm too happily married now to ever consider that again!!! They did a great job!Thanks!
The Eve room was set up just as I had imagined it would look like....but even better! I'd use this place again for the Read more...
The Eve room was set up just as I had imagined it would look like....but even better! I'd use this place again for the same event but I'm too happily married now to ever consider that again!!! They did a great job!Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anne
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved having the Gilmore Collection cater our wedding. Kim helped us with all the details prior to the wedding and Jacob was wonderful at helping us with final details and running the reception. The meals were served promptly and quickly. We had a few kids with food allergies and they were very accommodating to their needs, which their parents and I really appreciated. Everything tasted just as delicious as when we had our taste test!

We had the steaks and chickens which were great, but I if you like potatoes, I highly recommend ordering the Gouda Scalloped Potatoes. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE raved about them for the rest of the evening.

Another suggestion would be to choose the Family Style option. It cost the same as the buffet option but goes quicker and seems fancy still :)
I loved having the Gilmore Collection cater our wedding. Kim helped us with all the details prior to the wedding and Jacob Read more...
I loved having the Gilmore Collection cater our wedding. Kim helped us with all the details prior to the wedding and Jacob was wonderful at helping us with final details and running the reception. The meals were served promptly and quickly. We had a few kids with food allergies and they were very accommodating to their needs, which their parents and I really appreciated. Everything tasted just as delicious as when we had our taste test!

We had the steaks and chickens which were great, but I if you like potatoes, I highly recommend ordering the Gouda Scalloped Potatoes. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE raved about them for the rest of the evening.

Another suggestion would be to choose the Family Style option. It cost the same as the buffet option but goes quicker and seems fancy still :) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Carly
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
About a month before my wedding day, I learned that my first caterer, whom I had been struggling to get in contact with for several weeks, had backed out on our contract and would no longer be able to provide services for my ceremony. Feeling clutched and panicked, my wedding planner suggested Gilmore Catering and immediately put me in touch with Kim Lemmen who, without a doubt, not only rescued me, but went well above and beyond my expectations to make my wedding day truly special. From kids to parents to grandparents, I received many compliments on not only the outstanding dishes, but the presentation and service of Gilmore catering as well. For the entire night, I felt looked after by the Gilmore staff as they would check in with me from time to time and as I would see them along the walls, scanning the room for ways to help and assist. Without hesitation, I would recommend Gilmore Catering for any future bride. Many people said it was not only the best meal that they had had in a long time, but hands down the best wedding dishes they had ever tasted. Gilmore will make you feel good and look good--what more could a bride want!?!
About a month before my wedding day, I learned that my first caterer, whom I had been struggling to get in contact with Read more...
About a month before my wedding day, I learned that my first caterer, whom I had been struggling to get in contact with for several weeks, had backed out on our contract and would no longer be able to provide services for my ceremony. Feeling clutched and panicked, my wedding planner suggested Gilmore Catering and immediately put me in touch with Kim Lemmen who, without a doubt, not only rescued me, but went well above and beyond my expectations to make my wedding day truly special. From kids to parents to grandparents, I received many compliments on not only the outstanding dishes, but the presentation and service of Gilmore catering as well. For the entire night, I felt looked after by the Gilmore staff as they would check in with me from time to time and as I would see them along the walls, scanning the room for ways to help and assist. Without hesitation, I would recommend Gilmore Catering for any future bride. Many people said it was not only the best meal that they had had in a long time, but hands down the best wedding dishes they had ever tasted. Gilmore will make you feel good and look good--what more could a bride want!?! Read less
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