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The Catering Co.

Grand Rapids , MI
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1307 East Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI US 49503 (map)

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616-454-7475

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What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Overall this caterer was great. They provided food and bar for our reception. The food was excellent and compared to other caterers in the area very reasonable. We went back and forth MANY times after the original contract was signed on how many guest, what type of food and drinks, etc and every time they updated the estimates and answered all questions quickly. My ONE complaint from the day of the wedding was that it took quite a bit of time from the time I got my salad until I got my dinner - this time may have been reasonable under normal circumstances but we were running behind and I had hoped they might have made up some time for us.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.6/5.0
We chose The Catering Co. because they were one of the 3 vendors that the venue required us to use for the catering portion of the wedding. We do not live in the area, so much of our planning was done online by email. We went with them because they were quick to reply, helpful & they offered gluten free entree's which would cater to some of our guests dietary constraints.

Throughout the planning process we found, Terry, our contact to be extremely helpful & accommodating. He would take no time at all to respond to our emails & special requests. Each time he made me feel like my wedding was also important to them & they wanted everything to be perfect.

We visited their facility for a tasting & then booked with them over a year before our wedding. We felt good about our decision until about a month before the wedding everything changed. We received a phone call from another employee wanting to confirm details that we had discussed with our primary contact, Terry, by email. Many of our details were never recorded. & once our files were updated they were still incomplete. We did not know how incomplete they were until we were still confirming delivery of items & table layouts one day before our wedding. It was a very stressful experience.

On the day of the wedding, everything was set up & in place. There were obvious missteps, bottles vs. kegs, too many plates on tables that there were no chairs for, side dishes were cold, these were only noticed by me & my husband. Our guests enjoyed their meals & had their drinks refilled promptly.

When hiring this company, please note most likely your contact person will not be there on the day of your wedding, really no one you plan with will be there to observe that you are getting what you paid for. Be clear in what you want. But know that The Catering Co. may be agreeable & then flip flop on their answers the day before your event.
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Mark1234
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
The bride, my daughter, wanted food stations for her wedding. I had never heard of this arrangement for a wedding. But, The Catering Co. understood what the bride wanted and did a wonderful job making it happen for her wedding. The food was amazing. We had a pasta, greek, meat craver, mash potato, and a dessert stations. The guests mingled as they wandered from station to station choosing exactly what and the amount they wanted to eat. All the guests raved about how delicious the food was. Before the wedding started, we had supplied containers for left overs. We are glad we did because the food was great even after reheating it the following day. As a final and important note, Kim and Cassidy from The Catering Co. were a great help by responding to my emails promptly.
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Sunshine & Sprinkles
Wedding:
8/16/2013
4.2/5.0
I will start off by saying that they could not have a more attentive staff. They were refilling drinks before I even realized I was almost empty. The only thing I was upset about was the food. All you lovely brides know how hard it is to get in breakfast and such prior to wedding day and I was still left hungry at the end of the night. Are taste testing was awesome, but when it came to the big day half the peoples food was cold and the sauteed carrots were pretty much raw. I just think whatever you serve at a taste testing should be of the same quality the big day. Terry was more the willing to take care of this issue, but it was after the fact. Maybe they just had a bad day.....
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The Catering Company was a wonderful choice for our reception. They were very helpful in the planning process, extremely organized, and very responsive to questions. Cassidy returned our emails ASAP - even if it was 9:30 PM or on a Sunday. The food was delicious! Our guests couldn't stop talking about the Trotter Cut Sirloin! We definitely recommend them!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We didn't have a choice with who to use for our catering when we chose our venue, but we are SO HAPPY that we got "stuck" with these guys! The food was amazing, and we got compliments all night on the dishes we chose (Pork Fromage, Mediterranean Chicken, and Risotto), and are still hearing from people about the food. The staff was super quick to respond with questions, very easy to consult with for food tasting, and ended up making our wedding meal so enjoyable and so tasty! We highly recommend using The Catering Co. for your food. The prices are great, and they worked with us on a last-minute drop in head count for our wedding. So happy with the service and food they provided!
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Leslie
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Truly amazing experience for our recent wedding! They made us feel as though we were their most important client. Terry and Kim are extremely responsive and proactive; they both went above and beyond numerous times, coordinating with other vendors and making sure our wedding went off without a hitch. Terry, who is the owner, even staffed our wedding personally to make sure it was right ....all the onsite staff the day of were very nice and professional as well. And the food was EXCELLENT! People told us it was great and we thought so as well. Wish we lived closer (we live in a different state and planned the wedding nearly entirely long distance) and had more events so we could use them again!!
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cgloverlaw
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Great food, great price, excellent service!!

Kim from The Catering Co. made the planning process so wonderful and easy! She was personable and fun. She had a lot of great suggestions from food pairings to cocktails to serve! She was quick to respond to emails and was able to help out with details I had forgotten!

Thanks' The Catering Co.
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.7/5.0
We went to a group tasting and sampled lots of items from their set menu, but not everything we picked on our menu we were able to try first. I was a little hesitant about this however, it was all very good. Their servers are excellent.
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tgalbraith23
Wedding:
10/15/2010
4.7/5.0
Food was NOT as good as when we first taste tested... But everything else was GREAT!
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jls2003
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
The food is amazing.
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abigail.hoppen
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
The were so willing to work with my budget and gave me great quality food. We had a private tasting to try some ideas we had apart from their set menu. It is 7 months after our wedding and our guests are still talking about how great our food was!
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Tara
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Food was awesome. We had a taste testing before where we could try all kinds of food and the cost was great.
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CourtRR
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
I would definitely reccommend the Catering Company. The food was delicious and our guests really loved it! Service was great too! We didn't choose to get our cake from them but i'm sure that would have been great too!
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GVSUgrl
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
The Catering Co did a fantastic job at providing food AND drink for our wedding! The food was VERY worth the price (for $25/person we had: 2 hot appetizers, fruit, cheese & breads for the guests when they arrived, then a plated dinner & salad, water, coffee, tea, cake cutting, and a beer/wine bar). Our contact was Kim, who set up a tasting session, then oversaw every detail, from the place settings at the reception, the placement of each utensil, the colors I chose for the table overlay & napkins, and even helped me put lights on the head table. She gave it a very personal touch and answered all of my questions. Without a doubt, I would use their serves again & highly recommend them!
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
The Catering Co. provides excellent, quality food and spectacular service.
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Katie
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
Good food, good service, good reception. We had many choices of dishes and even got to try them before hand. Everyone at our reception was impressed that it wasn't your typical 'wedding food' it was actually really good. They were hugely flexible when I had to add a couple of people last minute. They even allowed us to not have a seating chart though it would be much harder for them. I'm very grateful for that! Any emails or phone calls were very immediate and they helped as much as they could when we had to find a new cake last minute. Very impressive.
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