Distinctive Catering West and Central Michigan's largest event award winning caterer is excited and ready to help you put on a SPECTACULAR RECEPTION OR OTHER EVENT. We cater to over 200000 guest each year.
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All of us at Distinctive Catering look forward to making yoir next event Perfect.
Tom Doyle the owner of Distinctive Catering.
Very good food and Awesome staff. Extra friendly and Professional.
I am really glad I went with Distinctive Catering for my wedding. We booked both the catering and bar services for our reception. The food was delicious and the staff asked me multiple times throughout the night if my husband and I needed anything. I would highly recommend this company! More...
This is the regular caterer for the county's annual veterans' banquet . . . for very good reason.
We used Distinctive for our bar service. Madeline from sales was extremely responsive. Reasonably priced for open bar. Service was great, bartenders were friendly. Tip jars were requested not to be out so our guests didn't feel obligated to tip, and we would tip ourselves. They were out. Our guests didn't seem to care and this is a common practice in our area. By the time I realized it, I figured it didn't matter. We paid for glassware through dinner. Our venue required plastic after dinner. We were the first to be served dinner. The bartender came and asked us for our drink orders (so thoughtful and appreciated), but she gave us plastic. So really glassware was only though cocktail hour. Not a huge deal, but I assumed we would be served glassware until dinner was over and dancing started. All in all nothing major, great service, and I'd hire again. More...
I wish I could break this down by each group we dealt with. Because the staff that served us food and drinks were amazing, and deserve 10 stars. I wish I got the bartender's name, as she was the best of them all. We enjoyed them so much, we shared our wedding donuts with the staff, and they even came out for a song when the DJ challenged them to a wedding party vs staff dance off.The food that day wasn't quite as good as I remember from the tasting. But, I guess you're creating bulk in a short time period. It wasn't bad by any means, just not what I remembered. The building was clean, and it actually looked great once we decorated, but it's old and could probably use an update. Especially the outside, where I ended up showing the guy working the grounds how to use his weed killer. He was pretty cool too. We really wanted the Grandville building that they shown us, despite it being booked on our date. This kind of set my attitude towards this place. Why show us something that wasn't available? You knew our date. From that point on, I never really liked dealing with our contact, Kim, I think was her name. She never seemed very friendly, and that doesn't work for customer service, especially in the wedding business! It was just little nuisances working with her. She also wasn't ever rude, just didn't really seem like she cared. But again, we made the Wyoming building look great. And as ballroom dancers, this venue had the largest dance floor of all the places we checked out.Round of applause for the serving staff. More...
Spectacular in everyway... food quality, service and value.
Sydney J. Gladney
Distinctive Catering did the food for our wedding this past weekend and I still have people commenting on how amazing the food was! I worked with Lindsey and she was amazing! She was very responsive, answered all of my questions and helped make my wedding perfect! My husband and I would HIGHLY recommend! More...
Very yummy food. Set up and clean up was quick.
We used Distinctive for our bar service for our wedding! They did a fantastic job! They were flexible with their options, and their drink packages can not be beat! People could not believe it was unlimited for the price we paid! The bartenders were awesome (did not catch their names) but anytime the groom and I went up they always made it a priority to serve us! So happy we picked them! More...
great food, wonderful atmosphere, Pleasent employees, especially Alicia she's a gem and deserves whatever she gets on her paycheck
Nancy Barnes DeBoer
Place was beautiful, Food was great. Easy assess.
Professional, always wearing a smile, and the food was amazing. We had multiple people compliment the food!
We had so many guests gushing about the food at our wedding! There was so much variety without sacrificing the quality. Definitely took home any leftovers!
Highly recommend! They cater to your needs! Haha see what I did there More...
Kevin was here for an event last evening and he is welcome back at Beeches Golf Club anytime! He was a pleasure to work with, very professional, and friendly to all. The food was outstanding as well and he accommodated everyone who asked for something. More...
Nice atmosphere. Food was good
Everyone LOVED the food- especially the artichoke dip, fajitas, and chocolate fountain. They were amazing to work with, and helped make the day flow super smoothly.
Great experience. Having them set-up, supply the tableware and drinks and then clean-up was great. The food was wonderful and the event went well. Very friendly staff and hard working. More...
Distinctive Catering is absolutely fabulous. We used their Grandville Banquet Center for our daughter's wedding. They were great to work with ahead of time, and even allowed my daughter to taste-test the menu items. Setup was easy and they had the place looking great. The event itself went perfectly and my daughter commented that it was better than she ever dreamed it would be. We had many comments from guests about the great facility, food, service and the facility-provided DJ - and I agree! Distinctive Catering did everything possible to ensure that everything went well, and they were so nice to work with. I've used Distinctive Catering for other events and they do a perfect job every time! More...
Great food, great service and great price.
We used them for a company event. The food was great, the staff was professional, friendly and on time. Would hire them again!
We used Distinctive Catering as our caterer for our wedding. They did an excellent job and all of our guests commented on how delicious our food was. They even surprised the groom and I will a few plates of our appetizers at the head table since we didn't make it to cocktail hour. The service was fantastic and you should absolutely book them. To top it all off their prices were the best around. More...
Holly Hannewyk Thompson
Distinctive Catering cooked for our annual company party. It was above and beyond our expectations! Very professional set-up, friendly staff, and excellent food!! Would hire them again!!
Distinctive catering was the recommended vendor through our venue. The food wasn’t out top priority but these guys did a great job! They staff was very nice to us and our guests and the food was delicious! The mashed potatoes were the bomb. More...
Distinctive was a great caterer for our wedding. The food was extremely affordable and delicious. A lot of guest loved the tuscan chicken. We are very happy with our experience and recommend them to anyone looking to book a caterer. More...
Had them for my son's wedding. Great food and everyone was great to work with. Very helpful and everyone was friendly and great service.
The food was great. Working with Lindsey and Kim was wonderful. Had several comments about the food after the wedding of how great it was. The service when they got to the wedding couldn't have been better, they decorated the tables and the servers were awesome. I would HIGHLY recommend them. More...
We used distinctive catering for our wedding and had the taco bar. We were so pleased with our whole experience!! They were prompt, professional, and so kind! Everyone loved the food!!! And they also included linens - made it so easy! The dusty rose napkins were perfect colors too! More...
We used distinctive catering for our bar at our wedding and they were amazing! We had multiple good responses from the staff and they were so awesome to my husband and myself! Such a great team and really made our wedding perfect! More...
Lori Tracey Kirchmeier
We used Distinctive Catering for a company event. The food was good, and the staff was friendly and professional. I also appreciated the fact that they donated the leftover food to a shelter. I would hire them again!
Distinctive Catering is absolutely fabulous. We used their Grandville Banquet Center for our daughter's wedding. They were great to work with ahead of time, and even allowed my daughter to taste-test the menu items. Setup was easy and they had the place looking great. The event itself went perfectly and my daughter was so happy with it. We had many comments from guests about the great facility, food, service and the facility-provided DJ - and I agree! Distinctive Catering did everything possible to ensure that everything went well, and they were so nice to work with. I've used Distinctive Catering for other events and they do a perfect job every time! More...
Food is good! Service is polite and efficient. Made my day a breeze.
Distinctive Catering is absolutely fabulous. We used their Grandville Banquet Center for our daughter's wedding. They were great to work with ahead of time, and even allowed my daughter to taste-test the menu items. Setup was easy and they had the place looking great. The event itself went perfectly and my daughter commented that it was better than she ever dreamed it would be. We had many comments from guests about the great facility, food, service and provided-DJ - and I agree! Distinctive Catering did everything possible to ensure that everything went well, and they were so nice to work with. I've used Distinctive Catering for other events and they do a perfect job every time! More...
I have had DC do my employee cookout every summer for the last three years and am always thoroughly impressed. Flavors are spot on, service is great, and the prices are reasonable. Couldn't ask for anything more. Glad to see they use high quality items from GFS and not shortcut with cheap alternatives from Sysco. You can really taste excellence in their meals. Well done. Looking forward to seeing you out in Fennville next year. More...
We used Distinctive Catering for our Bar service for our wedding reception 2 weeks ago and they were amazing! They were very friendly and very responsive during the whole planning process. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer! More...
We used Distinctive Catering for our food & bar service at our wedding! Each person we worked with was incredibly responsive and helpful during the planning process. SO MANY of our guests commented on the quality & taste of the food and the bartenders were so much fun! You really can't beat the incredible quality you get for the price. Both supervisors for food & drink made it a priority to introduce themselves to me at the reception and ensure the food and drink were everything I wanted! Definitely would recommend! More...
We booked Distinctive Catering for our wedding last July at The Old Wooden Barn. They were great at communicating quickly which made booking them easy. Their service was wonderful, as well as their food! It was extremely hot that day and the servers made sure waters were filled and the food was out right on schedule! All the staff were very friendly and quick to help with whatever was needed. Thank you for helping to make our day stress free and a day to remember! More...
In the beginning planning stages, we chose Distinctive Catering for our wedding pretty much solely based on cost, availability, and good online reviews. We paid the deposit before attending a tasting, and crossed our fingers that it'd be the right fit. Lindsey, who helped us coordinate both the tasting and the day of, was beyond helpful. She answered every little question I had as a bride with no wedding experience, and was pleasant and honestly seemed happy to help the whole way through. At the tasting, we were admittedly a little nervous, because they didn't have much of anything we were in love with. But when it came down to the big day, Distinctive exceeded all of my expectations. The staff arrived and set up with perfect timing, made the buffet line look polished and professional, and even arranged our cupcakes on our stand for us as they'd noticed we hadn't had a chance to "make them pretty". The food was good, everything was the right temperature, and we got quite a few compliments on it all after dinner. Plates were cleared as soon as our guests were done eating, and the kitchen staff were quickly working behind the scenes to clean them as they were cleared. When it came time for cleanup, they left the place exactly as they found it, if not cleaner. Everyone from Distinctive, from the waitstaff to the kitchen staff, was really kind to us on our wedding day, and I would not hesitate to use them again if I were hosting another event! More...
Wonderful! I recommend it for any get together! Food tasty and hot. Staff very effective.
Very nice place
The staff for ordering and chosing food and the staff at the tasting were very helpful. The food at the tasting is mostly the upcharge food. The only thing I thought was very inappropriate was the caterer came up to the head table of my wedding to ask me (the bride)details. I should not be the person to ask and I gave them a day of contact. Don't forget to look at all the fees attached. One thing I did like was they packed up all the left overs and left them for me to take home. More...
The prices were extremely reasonable for a a great dinner menu and appetizer selection as well as a great bar package. The staff was helpful, friendly, and provided wonderful customer service. We received so many complements on the food as well as the open bar. We had a plated dinner and the timing was perfect - everyone was eating at almost the exact same time and the food was hot. The bar package had a great selection and the bartenders made great drinks. We would highly recommend Distinctive Catering & Bar Services. More...
Brenna Kay Cooke
Distinctive Catering has such a fantastic variety of options for our wedding this month. Not only were they timely and fairly priced, every single guest at my wedding approached us to let us know that this was the BEST wedding food they’ve ever had! One of the biggest concerns as a couple planning a wedding is that the food will be good, fresh and not cold. Well they definitely exceeded our expectations! The buffet was beautiful and the food was incredible. We chose the “Create Your Own Smokin’ BBQ Feast” and had smoked brisket, polish kielbasa, smashed garlic redskin potatoes, potato salad and cornbread. They even offered drinks (we chose lemonade) which helped with our younger guests. Thank you so much and we 100% will recommend to our family/friends! More...
We had my daughter's reception at the Waddell Center. Located very centrally for out of town guests, the menu we chose was the Mexican Buffet - which catered to several Gluten free and Vegan guests. The food was hot and they had 4 lines serving line flow quickly. The value was very affordable and the room was delightful. The service all night long was exceptional and friendly. They were very attentive and even sent home the leftovers! We had a phenomenal experience. Highly recommend. More...
Both Lindsey with food serviced and Madeline with bar serviced responded to me with estimates the day I asked. They were so helpful in answering all my questions and making accommodations for special diets.
Judy Owings Gilbert
We held a graduation open house at the Grandville Banquet Center and it was amazing! The food, venue and staff were amazing. I highly recommend Distinctive Catering ❤️ More...
Very nice place, great food
Distinctive Catering was very timely in their communication and very flexible throughout the process. We had many people with various allergies and DC was right on top of it all!
! Their staff was VERY professional and shared in our joy of the day!
We did find that our table cloths came in stained and so a few of the table cloths we had to flip upside down when we were decorating. However, the manager was onsite the day of our wedding and informed us that he would quickly take care of this.
This is a fantastic bang for your buck and I highly recommend!! More...
We got married this past April and had Distinctive Catering caterer at The McKay tower for our wedding! They did a phenomenal job! We have gotten compliments left and right. Everyone’s food was hot while served which never has happened at any event that I have attended! We had the Tuscan chicken and the steak! Both were cooked to perfection and they are at a reasonable cost which is very hard to find these days! Thankyou distinctive for going above and beyond! More...
Everyone was VERY professional and friendly, you can tell the staff love what they do
Great venue. Great service. Perfect for parties and receptions!
We had an amazing experience there for a funeral luncheon. The room was beautiful, the food was DELICIOUS, and the staff was super friendly and helpful! We over-estimated the number of guests, so the staff very efficiently packaged up the remaining food so we and some of the guests could take it home. It was all top notch, and we couldn't have been happier! Thanks Distinctive Catering!! More...
Really good catering there food is delicious
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I used Distinctive Catering for Bar and Food service at my wedding in December. They did an amazing job from start to finish. They even went above and beyond. My husband's grandma can't walk well and someone from the serving staff, came to her table and asked if they could get her plate for her. My father in law said she eats a little bit of everything. The staff member then went to the buffet and got a little bit everything. I found this out the next day was blown away by the kindness and consideration. The bar service also remembered my drink, which was a nice touch. Overall, we were so happy and would highly recommend. More...
Was there for a group meeting, which included a buffet meal. Salads were pre-set on the tables - smallest salad I have ever seen with only two choices of dressing. Meal was ok, nothing spectacular.
It is a very nice place. The food is great and so is the service.
Janet Smigielski Martin
Distinctive Catering did our sons wedding last weekend and they were fabulous. We got so many compliments on the food and the staff, Andrea, Nikki, John W, Keaton and Kurt could not have been more helpful or professional. We never had to worry about a thing. Thank you all so much for your wonderful food and even better service! More...
I've heard many good things about distinctive catering !
We used Distinctive Catering for both our catering and bar needs. As an out-of-state bride, I appreciated the responsiveness to my emails and flexibility in me asking for multiple quotes so I could compare my options. I worked with Lindsey to have my MOH & mom attend a tasting event since I couldn't be there. Which was awesome and very helpful! Everyone loved the food (people raved about the salmon!) and our guests said the bartenders were fabulous. We had plated meals - everything came out hot, delicious and timely. Servers were attentive to all our guests needs during dinner and did a wonderful job clearing plates as people finished their meals. Would 10/10 recommend More...
The people who worked there are awesome.
Me and my husband were super happy with Distinctive Catering as our Bar service for our wedding. Pricing was extremely reasonable, and my emails were answered in a timely manner. On our wedding day the staff were very helpful and quick (133 guests and rarely a line waiting). The best part was that we got to keep any open containers of alcohol or mixers! My husbands' friends were ecstatic! A great time was had by all. Thank you Distinctive!!! More...
Great food, great service, super easy to work with kept things moving along but wasn't pushy
Distinctive catered two dinners for our 28 man golf weekend at the Hop and Vine Inn in Saugatuck MI. They were great all through the process, from planning and ordering, delivery, set up, service and clean up. The office and serving staff were professional, capable, friendly and efficient. The food was first rate and there was plenty of it. A first class operation. More...
Audrey Jean Guiste Burton
We used the catering service for our son's wedding and were very impressed with their professionalism and eye for detail. The food was great and the service exemplary . We wouldn't hesitate to hire them again for any event. More...
We have absolutely no complaints! Distinctive handled our son's reception with professionalism and great service. We appreciated their eye for detail and the way they presented themselves. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. More...
We have always used Distinctive Catering (also known as Brann's) for our company picnic. This year was no exception. We order the All American Buffet, which includes hot dogs, burgers, brats, beans, potato salad, slaw, buns, chips, etc. It is perfect for our group.The 2-person crew showed up on time and had the grill, catering tables, etc. set up. They had the food done at the appointed time and everyone dug in. I really like their burgers. They add some sort of au jus to it that just adds to the wonderful flavor.After everyone ate their full, they cleaned up and packed everything up. You could not even tell they had been there (which was good since we were at city park).Good food, exceptional service! And the catering crew was top-notch. Friendly and very accommodating. More...
Distinctive Catering provided all the food and setup at an outdoor lunch for our business. They exceeded our expectations in every way: arrived early, completely setup on time, cleaned up everything perfectly, and the food and service were outstanding. We will definitely use them again.
Distinctive Catering did a pig roast over the weekend for my son's wedding. They did a fantastic job. We were super impressed with the staff and the food. The staff went above and beyond what was expected of them. They helped without being asked. More...
Excellent food and staff!
We hired Distinctive Catering for a departmental event at our company. They served about 200 of us lunch. In short, they were flawless. Food and service were spot on. Highly recommend. More...
We used Distinctive Catering today for our Team Event (> 180 people). They were great! They came early. The food was awesome and ready to go when people arrived. Hire these guys! They rock!!
Place was a lot cheaper than most places and food was great! They grilled on site and worked around my schedule. I would highly recommend this company for any wedding.
Great food and amazing service!!
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The food was so delicious and we got rave reviews from our guests about the bar tender. She remembered people's drinks and even got the wedding party drinks during dinner since we missed cocktail hour. Amazing service!
Everyone loved the taco bar at our wedding. They were very accommodating and donated the extra food.
We used Distinctive Catering for a family event at West Elementary School. The staff was very professional and helpful, in spite of an extremely hot evening. They were cheerful, and helped us package our leftovers for families. The food was delicious, and made our families feel so special. Distinctive Catering also supported the event as a community partner, which was greatly appreciated and made the whole thing possible. Their consideration for their local schools and families is admirable. Thank you! More...
We met the team from Distinctive Catering at a wedding expo, and it was talking to their staff (specifically Sarah) that made us excited to book them as our wedding caterer. From day one, they were so quick to respond to all our questions and had clear, upfront pricing that made it easy to work around our budget. On the day of the wedding, everything was set up and ready to go right on time, and a number of guests raved about the delicious food. We were especially impressed with the friendly catering staff and how well they were able to work in our venue’s very limited kitchen space. Wonderful service all around! More...
We hired them to cater our wedding and it was absolutely perfect! We loved all of the menu options for many price points and the professionalism of the office staff and servers on site the day of! The linens were nice, although some were stained. The food was delicious! More...
Great staff attending to the wedding reception. Very prompt. The food was excellent.
Hosted our High School prom there this April. At first, when I heard about the venue, I was not sure what the quality would be, as a previous organizer had made the arangements, site unseen. From the outside, it is in an inconspicuous location, in the suburban sprawl of Division, but I can tell you, the venue, staff and catering FAR exceeded any expectations I had. Inside, the hall was the perfect size for our group of about 150, and provided ample space for a dance floor, food service area and even included a large working fireplace to set the mood. The food was an option that "we were stuck with" due to the previously made arangements, and it was not something we could opt out. We ended up going with the Signature Buffet, the least costly option, not thinking that the quality would be that great and that most student would not be eating.We were blown away. Everything was stellar. I would not be writing a review, had I not genuinely been favorably surprised by how great it was. The chicken was barbecued on-site, wood smoked, and could smell it getting ready as we were setting up. Something as simple as baked potatoes, were perfectly made, and the sides were excellent - like a real meal, not some cheap knock off.Lastly, the staff was impeccable, highly supportive, easy going, fun and always willing to lend a hand in any capacity. Super impressed by this small venue. If you can get over by its less than glamorous location, you will have a great time at a very reasonable cost. More...
Did a wonderful job for our wedding! So happy
Trinity Lutheran Church
Food was good presentation was great. Staff was great and we didn't need to worry about a thing, and that was amazing!
So I'm a little biased because I work here, but the food is very good and we work SO hard to make sure the venue is clean, the events are on point and most of all that the guests are happy. If I ever get married or have a special party, I will happily patronize my own employer. More...
Used them for our wedding and the steak was perfect! Staff was professional and they presented well! Didn’t hear a single complaint!
We got many compliments on food at our wedding. The staff was great for food and bar as well. They made themselves very available to my husband and I for anything we needed.
Check them out they are amazing
Food was good presentation was great. Staff was great and we didn't need to worry about a thing, and that was amazing!
We had Distinctive Catering bar service at our wedding. Nicole was so easy and responsive to work with! She answered questions, explained things, gave quotes to compare packages and responded to email usually within an hour if not just a few minutes. Our bartenders were AMAZING on the day of the wedding! They were both so personable and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect! They even got to know what my wife and I liked drink-wise and created custom signature drinks tailored to us. We thought that it was such a cool touch and the guests really felt it personalized things nicely. We tried to give 4.5 stars, but the only options were 4 or 5 stars. The only reason we took off a star was due to a misconception on their signature package. Their signature pack says that it includes 2 beer selections, 2 wine selections and 2 signature drinks. However, their definition of a signature drink is really just a mixed drink- one liquor and one mix-in. Anything extra for the "signature drinks" cost extra. By the time you add-on in order to actually make signature drinks, you might as well upgrade to the next package level which includes 2 beer selections, 3 wine selections, 6 house liquors and 7 mixers. Overall, we had a great experience with Distinctive Bar Services. More...
We had Distinctive Catering bar service at our wedding. Nicole was so easy and responsive to work with! She answered questions, explained things, gave quotes to compare packages and responded to email usually within an hour if not just a few minutes.
Our bartenders were AMAZING on the day of the wedding! They were both so personable and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect! They even got to know what my wife and I liked drink-wise and created custom signature drinks tailored to us. We thought that it was such a cool touch and the guests really felt it personalized things nicely.
We tried to give 4.5 stars, but the only options were 4 or 5 stars. The only reason we took off a star was due to a misconception on their signature package. Their signature pack says that it includes 2 beer selections, 2 wine selections and 2 signature drinks. However, their definition of a signature drink is really just a mixed drink- one liquor and one mix-in. Anything extra for the "signature drinks" cost extra. By the time you add-on in order to actually make signature drinks, you might as well upgrade to the next package level which includes 2 beer selections, 3 wine selections, 6 house liquors and 7 mixers.
Overall, we had a great experience with Distinctive Bar Services. More...
We had our son's wedding at our home in Ada. Everything went very well and our guests enjoyed the food. The cook was great as was the server. The only thing that could use a little tweaking was the internal communication. I would email one person and then hear from another regarding the same questions or arrangements. Better internal communication would make the client more secure. I would use them again! More...
Great service. They were all super friendly and everything went super well. Some of the best catering we’ve experienced. The food was delicious and service was extremely efficient. Would definitely recommend! More...
Distinctive Catering provided my bar services for my wedding on June 9th. They were extremely professional and were very accommodating in terms of the menu I wanted. The bar service ran so smoothly and everyone had a drink in hand at all times. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a Bar Service for their wedding. More...
We loved this venue! We had our wedding reception here. Very easy to work with and beautifully set up with lights and table cloths. No extra fees for things like chair covers, decorations, etc. Made for great pictures, and has a great size dance floor! More...
They just catered our wedding last night and we couldn't have asked for better! Very professional through the whole process and the food was delicious and reasonably priced!! Definitely recommend!
Used them for our wedding and the steak was perfect! Staff was professional and they presented well! Didn’t hear a single complaint!
I have ordered from this Catering facility, multiple times, both for work events and home events. The food is wonderfully prepared, plentiful and the cost is very VERY reasonable. One must be patient with the staff when attempting to contact them as they work both the kitchen and the front desk. (That's what keeps the prices down.) When ordering, the lovely lady that runs the business has always been very flexible with any changes.My guests LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the food. ESPECIALLY THE SOUL FOOD!!!!! THE RIBS ARE GORGEOUS!THEY EVEN DELIVER TO WESTCHESTER. More...
Susie Evans Barnes
We were very pleased with both the food and the service at our son's wedding on September 9th. Thank you so much! I would highly recommend your company and services.
Bartenders were great! Manager was not awesome to work with and we weren't able to have the beer of choice last minute, but the price was right and the overall quality day of, was awesome.
Food was fantastic and service was excellent. Denald and Ashley B were outstanding! 2 co-workers called off the day of the event and those 2 didn't miss a beat! Thank you for being such great workers. Distinctive Catering is lucky to have you!! Your service was much appreciated! More...
We used Distinctive Catering for our wedding last weekend and we're incredibly impressed! The food was amazing, the waitstaff were quick and very friendly. Most of all they went above and beyond what they had to do. We did not have the bartending service but when the staff from Distinctive Catering saw that our bartender was a little backed up they stepped in and helped pass out drinks and brought them to guests at the tables. Awesome company from my first contact with them and all the way through the wedding. Highly recommend them for any event! More...
I used Distinctive Catering and Bartending Services for my wedding.
The day of staff for both were professional, fast and also a lot of fun. From the head table, I barely had to speak up for a napkin before a staff member was right there for me. The lady running the show that day for us noticed we were leaving to go get pictures taken and she made sure we had cake waiting for us when we got back. The food was great and everything was served right on time. The leftovers were professionally packed and labeled for us. The two staff members handling the bar were a lot of fun and made sure our guests were taken care of. I would recommend Distinctive again and again. More...
We chose distinctive catering for our October wedding after A) having tasted their food at a previous wedding and being very impressed with how it tasted and B) the price was hard to beat. I enjoyed that the food was ready to go when we got there which is how we planned it. The staff were all very professional and courteous to our guests. After the wedding we had several people rave about how much they enjoyed the food, especially the mashed potatoes. We chose the buffet style but they also had a lot of different options to choose from all of which were reasonably priced. I would recommend distinctive catering to my friends and family. More...
Brann's has catered our client appreciation party for 5-6 years and have always done a great job!
awesome and helpful staff!
The absolute best catering company, period! #TheBest
Impressed with their food and professionalism... best catering in town
We used Distinctive Catering for our wedding September 17, 2016 at the Grandville Banquet Center. Distinctive Catering was awesome! The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The best part was their staff. They were so friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond, making sure no one went hungry and everything was perfect. They even wrapped up our wedding cake for us and all the left overs as well. They gave us the option to donate them or take them home. We chose to donate the extras to the food kitchen they work with. We thought that was awesome they offer that choice. I would highly recommend Distinctive Catering for any event. ***** More...
Distinctive catering provides exceptional service! Their attention to detail was incredible, the food tasted amazing, and the cost was quite competitive! I would recommend them to anyone in the West Michigan area. More...
My sister's wedding reception was here and it was beautiful. The room is stunning, the food was terrific, and Andrea and her staff were super friendly and well organized. Thank you for making our event go so smoothly! More...
Ashley Van Artsen
I had my wedding reception there last weekend and it was amazing. Food and staff were great and everyone is still complimenting me about the room!!
Had a small ball there for my school. Very clean and looked beautiful. The bar staff was fast and friendly and the wait staff was as well. Made for a great night!
Stacie Lee Stevens-Venhuizen
Worked with Distinctive Catering on New Year's Eve for a wedding at Butternut Event Centre by Lakeshore Events in Holland. They were very professional, the guests loved the food and they left my catering kitchen spotless. Additionally, they provided meals for my staff, the photographer and DJ ~ Delicious. Well done! Distinctive Catering is now one of our preferred caterers! More...
We used Distinctive Catering for Bar service for cocktail hour and reception. We selected a plan for beer, wine, and 2 signature cocktails (red and white sangria). The staff was so responsive and helpful during the planning process and helped us make selections and customize recipes easily by email. They matched a competitors plan in order to provide us with additional time for serving. On the day of, everything went off without a hitch, the sangria was served with fruit garnishes that looked and tasted amazing. The staff even walked around during dinner to provide the head table with drink refills and checked in with us frequently. We were so pleased with their services and would definitely recommend them! More...
I may be biased, but for us, our daughter’s wedding was nothing short of incredible. And I would love to take the credit for giving her the wedding of her dreams … but I can’t. She had a specific dream in mind and the staff at Distinctive Catering knew how to make that dream a reality. No detail was left undone, no question left unanswered, and no job was too big (or small). I tried so hard not to be the overbearing mother of the bride, and I may or may not have succeeded, but not once was I made to feel like a bother. Kim, Nicole and everyone else at Distinctive Catering helped set our minds at ease during the wedding planning process. On the day of the wedding, as we walked into the Waddell Center, we couldn’t believe our eyes. It took my breath away and my husband could only say … Wow! From that minute on, everything went off without a hitch. The bar was set up and staffed with amazing, professional, and friendly bartenders. It was a fairly large wedding and they handled the crowd flawlessly. The wait staff was no less friendly, professional, and proficient. The food was, simply put, impeccable. How “Chef Tom” and his crew were able to get the steaks/chicken grilled to perfection, plated, and served in such a short amount of time is mind-boggling! Four months later friends are still making comments on how good the food was. Thank you to everyone at Distinctive Catering for making our daughter and son-in-law’s dream wedding a reality. Thank you to those of you behind the scenes and those of you I saw but was not able to personally thank. We appreciate it more than you know! More...
Had several meals for various parties & functions...very good food...no complaints
Amazing, Amazing!! Destinctive catering by Branns is by far the best, we used them for our wedding reception on 9-17-16 and Sarah was very helpful in planning our entire event.
She is wonderful and made everything run smoothly with absolutely o issues at all. Food was amazing, all the staff were very respectful and helpful and the DJ was even awesome!! I would highly recommend Branns catering to anyone and we will be using them again in the future!! Thanks to all the wonderful staff who played a role in making our big day special and run smoothly!
Melisa/Douglas Fasburg More...
Went there for my nieces wedding. Waddell center was a beautiful location. Everyone was friendly. Only downside was food was a little cold.
Great venue for a wedding! Service was great! Making sure we all had a perfect night!
I was at a work party this weekend that Distinctive Catering catered. Everyone in attendance said the food looked and tasted fantastic. The two gentlemen setting up were very friendly. I appreciate your hard work and coming all the way to Muskegon! More...
Where to begin ... my daughter and son-in-law's wedding was nothing short of stunning! The venue was exactly what they wanted, the food was impeccable, the beverage package we chose was perfect and everything went so smooth I now wonder how I could have been worried! Lesson learned. Leave it to the experts - and the people at Distinctive Catering are the experts!!! We received so many compliments on everything from the venue to the food to the friendliness of the servers and bartenders. Thank you for everything you did to help my daughter and new son have their dream wedding! More...
Distinctive Catering did an amazing job for our reception. The food tasted amazing and it was served at the perfect temp. The servers that worked our reception did a fantastic job and were very friendly :) Whenever I talked to any of them they would tell me congratulations and the staff leader even kept the garage where they plated the food swept up and neat ! I would recommend Distinctive Catering to anyone looking for a catering company that is efficient and professional, yet flexible with your budget. More...
I recently held my wedding reception at the Waddell Center, and I cannot say enough nice things about the place and the people who manage it. From beginning to end, Sarah was a wonderful coordinator. We toured the facility twice just to make sure it was right for us, we were about to do a food tasting to make sure we liked the food we would be serving, and we were able to decorate the day before (we got lucky and there were no other weddings scheduled). The location was perfect for a downtown wedding shoot between our ceremony and reception but did not have the hassle of making guests find and pay for parking. It was also close to many of the downtown hotels, so finding a room block was easy. As I mentioned, I could go on forever, but if you are searching for a wedding venue for your reception, the Waddell Center has my vote! More...
Distinctive Catering did a fantastic job on our wedding in July. It was a small event of 43 people and they gave great service and in a timely manner. Our steaks were great and the chicken was moist. Great attention to detail and keeping our beverages filled. I have been in the service industry for 30 years and was hoping I would not be critical or disappointed. They were great! Thank you for making our event so enjoyable, from the quality of food to the service. More...
My husband and I are very happy that we went with Brann's Catering for our wedding. For our main entrees, we chose the honey ham and baked chicken. Our guests were raving about how moist and delicious the chicken was. Even the meatballs, which came as an appetizer, were a family favorite! All of the fruit and vegetables seemed very fresh. On the day of our wedding, we were impressed by the superior level of service by all the Brann's staff. They were very friendly and ready to help! This company provides great value with even better food... yum! There was plenty of food for everyone to eat. My only wish is that there had been more leftovers for my husband and I because it was so delicious! More...
Julie Rosenberg Ybema
Brann's catered my daughter's wedding at Bowens Mills on June 24. The food and service was excellent. We received many compliments from friends about how good the food was. The baked chicken was moist and delicious. We had a large group but the staff was well prepared and their service was top notch. The food was hot and they kept the serving dishes full at all times. Thanks to the cooks and servers who helped make our night special. More...
I would strongly recommend using Brann's Distinctive Catering. I had my wedding reception at their Waddell Center in downtown Grand Rapids. During my 11 month engagement I called and visited the reception hall many times, and each time the staff was very friendly and helpful. Every detail for my wedding was taken care of, and they even changed the menu to cater to my food allergies. Pricing is really great. For the buffet you get a lot of food for a really great price. The servers were very polite and the food was delicious. All of my guests (175) got through the buffet in 15-20 minutes. The bar tenders were also fabulous and went out of their way to check on guests at their tables to see if they needed more to drink. Absolutely wonderful. Could not be more happy with the service I received from Brann's Distinctive Catering. More...
Everything was good at the actual event. Great food, great bar tenders, etc. However, we did have some communication issues with our event planner. We asked for the doors to be open at 9 a.m. on the day of our wedding and had to make many phone calls to try to get someone to come unlock everything. By the time we got someone it was past 1. Luckily I had paid extra to come in the night before to decorate. If I had not done this, I would have been in trouble! More...
I just wanted to take a moment to say a huge "THANK YOU" to all of you who worked our event Saturday. When we decorated the Grandville Banquet Center on Friday, we were pretty pleased that all our decorating plans fell into place. When we walked in on Saturday to see all the Tables set and the Navy Blue napkins in the water glasses, and all the finishing touches...we were very pleased and excited. Your service, professionalism in handling our special requests, and just simply making this evening everything it possibly could be was very much appreciated. I know that you all made a special point of making things "extra special", knowing that Nick and Christine had been long time employees of Distinctive Catering and actually met while working with you. I want you to know how much we appreciate all that you did! You made all of us very happy and it was the perfect culmination of months of planning and anticipation. Thank you again! More...
I used Brann's for catering and bar service for my wedding and was highly impressed. Super friendly staff that was always willing to answer any and all questions. Everyone loved the food and the price was very fair! More...
I used Branns for my wedding catering and they did a great job. The food was very good, and reasonably priced. We opted for Family Style, and my only wish is that they provided a steak option to include in their family style plates. We chose the Pot Roast, which was delicious, but I think having more of an actual steak option would have made our food that much better! More...
Kim in the sales office was great to work with. Very responsive and answered all my crazy questions. The servers who worked our event were very kind, professional and courteous.
I was very impressed with them.
We chose the buffet with the full service upgrade for our reception. It was totally worth it to not have to worry about additional vendors for linens, tableware, plates & glassware. Not to mention how nice it was to have the catering staff dismiss tables for the buffet, clear, and take care of getting all of those pieces of dinnerware clean. I can't imagine trying to have a wedding any other way.
I was slightly disappointed in the appearance of the food. Our veggies looked a little sad, how they do when they've been overcooked. My husband and I had originally tried the roast turkey entree at a tasting, and didn't think it looked at all the same when they served it at our event. Thankfully, it was delicious just the same. Unfortunately, the dish I was most looking forward to, the ham entree, I didn't even eat. One expects ham to be a shade of pink, this was brown, in a questionable looking red sauce, covered in capers. My guests said it tasted great, but I didn't risk it. The salads were all awesome, and my husband could have eaten a whole tray of their meatballs by himself.
Overall, I'm really happy with their food and service and would recommend them to a friend. I'd probably suggest not ordering anything you don't get to see or try at the tasting though. More...
Worked well with last minute changes. Food was amazing, lots of food for our 140 guests. Very pleased.
Our wedding was perfect and the food was wonderful! Great service!
Both the food and staff with Brann's Catering were great! Everyone was very nice and responsive to answering our questions. They also packed up the extra food at the end of the night for us to keep! The food was awesome and there was so much included for a great price. I never doubted that their food and service would be anything but great! I would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone! More...
The food was so amazing and the service was great! Would absolutely recommend
Distinctive Catering by Brann's catered my daughter's wedding. The food and service were great. And, the prices are SO reasonable. We had many compliments from our guests on the food. I highly recommend them! More...
Brann's was great! To be honest, we booked them because they were the least expensive of the vendors available for our venue (St.
Cecilia); however, we didn't have to settle for lower quality food! We loved what we chose at Brann's and we also loved the opportunity to have a tasting beforehand. The only complication with the tasting is that they have them only every other month or so on Tuesdays. My husband and lived in Indiana while we were planning our wedding, which made it impossible to come to a tasting until 2 weeks before the wedding, but that wasn't too stressful.
It rained on the day of our wedding, which made everything a little crazy :), but Brann's was accommodating and helpful, working around the change in schedule. They explained clearly what to do with linens, etc, so that we were able to set up and take down with ease. I also got a lot of compliments on the food itself from nearly everyone who attended the wedding! We chose family style for the reception, and it was an excellent way to serve everyone quickly without the cost of a plated meal or the extra space necessary for a buffet. We would choose Brann's again! More...
Brann's was an excellent caterer for our wedding. The food was amazing, people raved for weeks about how great the meal was. My only caveat is that we had a buffet, and as soon as the last table got through the buffet, they started to shut down. We had hoped with having a buffet some might be able to grab seconds if need be. Still, an overall great experience. More...
We had Brann's Summer Picnic Menu for our wedding and it was amazing--they grilled the hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats on site and the hamburgers were some of the best I've ever had. Our guests loved it! We got the buffet with the full service level and Brann's did a fantastic job running dinner--they provided all of the table linens, set up place settings, set up a beautiful appetizer bar, released tables for the buffet, and bussed tables smoothly and efficiently. They took care of everything and left us free to enjoy the reception! They even packed the leftovers for us to take home at the end of the night. More...
Brann's was great to work with! They were very helpful in answering any questions, have great food, and were flexible with all changes!
Brann's did our catering, and alcohol service for our wedding in November. I really can't say enough good things about them. They were SO on top of eveything. They made everything run incredibly smoothly, from directing tables to the buffet, to quickly getting the buffet table out of the way in time for the first dance. The staff was so polite and was one step ahead of us all night. The food was excellent as well :) More...
I loved working with Branns! The food was amazing. The service was awesome. If I had to do it again I would choose them.The Tuscan Chicken is to die for.
Most importantly, the food was amazing! Everyone was telling me how delicious it was. It was a great price. I was a little worried when we walked into the reception and saw people had showed up that hadn't RSVP'd, but not only did we have enough food for everyone, we had leftovers! They were very easy to work with, I had zero problems along the way. Absolutely recommend them! More...
Very good food and very professional. The only problem I had was they didn't really tell me what time they were going to show up, so I was kind of freaking out near crunch time, but that was more me than them. They got in and have everything perfect in time. =P Great food and everyone enjoyed themselves. More...
We actually couldn't attend the tastings as the groom & I lived out of town. Our parents attended in our place and every single one of them ranked Brann's as the best tasting and best service. We booked with Brann's and we were not disappointed at all! The price was good for plated meals and the meals were good sized. They were also flexible enough to let us pick up the linens ahead of time to decorate. More...
Contracted Branns to cater my wedding reception. They were very flexible allowing me to pick up the linens early to decorate and very professional. Any questions I emailed to Kim were answered the same day. Food was hot, delicious, and the staff was very attentive and professional! More...
Dawn Annette Morris
I was at B93 Bash this weekend. I have to tell you that I tried a lot of food there and by far Brann's was the best out of all of them. Even better then subway. If there was a contest I would pick Brann's for best value for amount of food and tickets. More...
Had Brann's cater for my wedding last weekend, a pig roast for 300 people! They kept up great and the food was absolutely delicious. Also, they made sure to have a pig on display which guests loved. Loved their service! More...
Brann's did an AMAZING job on our wedding! The food was incredible, the venue looked just like we had hoped, and the staff was professional, courteous and so helpful. We received dozens and dozens of compliments from our guests on everything from the appetizers to dessert and every bite in between. They were a breeze to work with, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a more affordable option. We have no complaints!! More...
I wasn't completely thrilled with the food, but for the price it was perfect! They did a great job, and maked our venue look really beautiful! Would highly recommend for anyone on a budget, they have lots of choices. More...
Brann's was very attentive to our needs for our wedding reception, and the service was flawless. The food was delicious and affordable. We could not have asked for a better caterer - we highly recommend them! More...
Brann's was very professional and the food was delicious! Highly recommended!
Brann's did a wonderful job. The only little glitch was when we were setting up the afternoon before the wedding, we noticed we were not given the correct size of table cloths. I called Brann's and they were very apologetic and we had our correct items by 9am Saturday morning. The food and service were great. Very accommodating to work with. Very professional. Would definitely recommend and use again. More...
They were great - food was delicious without costing an arm and a leg. They cut our cake pieces pretty small - had tons left over. Otherwise, very happy though.
Brann's was great. They cut my cake for me even though they didnt have to and they served it and I was not expecting them to do so. Everything they did was with the utmost professionalism. More...
We were so pleased with Brann's! They were always prompt when contacted regarding questions prior to the wedding, and the service and food were excellent at the reception! We continue to receive compliments on how delicious the food was from our guests. Everything seemed to flow nicely with all of the guests making it through the buffet lines and there was plenty of food for anyone who wanted seconds (or thirds!) I would definately recommend Brann's to everyone! More...
Wonderful food and wonderful service!!!
Brann's did a wonderful job catering my wedding. The staff was extremely professional and all of my guests raved about how wonderful the food was.
I was a little nervous about the food being cold or dry, seeing how it was a 45 min. drive to our location. To much surprise is was PERFECT! Everyone loved the food. The wait staff was super nice and all the leftover food was donated to a shelter! Which I though was gracious of Brann’s to do! More...
Brann's Catering catered my summer beach wedding on Lake Michigan on July 23rd 2011. The food was amazing. It was outstanding quality for a good price. I had a fajita buffet and taco bar that was self serve and the dinner portion went off without a hitch. The caterers were on time, the food was ready at the hour we requested and the staff was very polite and well dressed. One of the men caterering even gave me a little pep talk to calm my nerves about falling because I was standing where the food was before I began my walk down the aisle. The food was delicious, the staff was outstanding and the price was perfect. I would recommend this caterer to any bride that wanted a worry-free, amazing dinner with great presentation and great service. More...
Beautiful weddings - great food selection - professional staff willing to help make your dreams/visions come true!
Everyone at our wedding raved about our food. One of the things we liked best was the ability to take the left over food home. We had no issues with Branns and would suggest them to anyone. More...
Brann's was amazing. We went with a buffet style dinner and it went flawlessly, the food was hot and never ran out. Water and lemonade, as well as salad and rolls were provided for each table. The price was very reasonable, and I highly recommend this caterer to any bride looking for excellent food and service without breaking the bank! More...
Overall they were great. We did a plated option that was very cost efficient and from almost everyone I heard that the food was great, a couple here or there said it was under or overcooked but overall was very tasty. My only issues, and they are minor, was that they served the main meal very quickly after the salads...there was suppose to be more time inbetween though I think we may have been running a few minutes behind on schedule from the ceremony...not sure as I didn't have a watch. Also, our cake was served on disposable plates and silverware so that way I figured they wouldn't have to worry about cleaning it up, well they did clean it up anyways and I never even got a taste of my own wedding cake other than the cake cutting part (though I heard it was great)...that was a bit of a bummer to me. But I would recommend them, overall they were really good and well worth the money, much better costs than other places I looked at! More...
food was great... the price was even better.... loved branns
Brann's was a great place to get the catering from. They were great and very flexible. They solved some of the issues we had about the food with ease and I was very happy. The food was delicious and the level of service was very professional. Thanks for everything!! More...
Branns wedding and conference center was very beautiful and the wedding turned out wonderful. The food was awesome and the only problem we had was our cake was supposed to be served buffet style and it wasnt. other than that we got all the left overs and they were delicious! More...
Great Food, Great Price.
All linens and china were included.
Everything was very classy.
We where extremely satisfied with Brann's Catering.The food was inexpensive and very filling.Their set up was professional and their staff was friendly. Everyone was pleased with their performance. More...
They provided me with all that I asked from them. Everyone loved the food they created it was worth what we paid them and they are the best !!!!
Brann's Catering was the best catering company for the price. Compared to the other vendors around the city of Grand Rapids, Branns' Catering was affordable, great food, and good location. The Conference center was just the right place for my wedding reception. The decor was very elegant and the just what I was looking for. More...
The food prices were very reasonable & had a lot of choices for meals or buffets. We opted for a more casual buffet & were very pleased w/ the variety.
Very good food and very good prices mixed with very good flexibility when I needed to add a couple last minute things.
very good food and very friendly staff
we got one of the low end options so it was in a buffet style however the food was amazing what was supposed to be hot was and what was supposed to be cold was, they kept bringing in food when it get low they did a very good job.
The food was very good and it was the least expensive around this area.
I was throughly impressed with the service that Brann's provided on my wedding day and with the meetings that were held previously. The food was amazing and the price was unbeatable. They catered their services to my parents farm where I had the reception. They made the tent look so elegant and the food service was fantastic. They made me feel totally at ease and I did not have to worry about a thing. More...
Our wedding dinner was fabulous. We had steak and chicken with a white wine sauce, salad, green beans almondine and crusty rolls. Something for everyone. Even my uncle, who eats like a bird, cleaned his plate! Can't recommend Brann's highly enough. We fed about 80 people for our price. More...
The food was great! Everyone loved the meatballs and red skin potatoes. I have heard from many friends and family how much they enjoyed it! The one thing I didn't enjoy was seeing some of the waiters eating our leftovers in the kitchen where guests could see. More...
The food was excellent and was one of the cheapest around town. They were very knowledgeable and willing to work with you on a budget.
We did the buffet style, and it worked out wonderfully! The only thing we had to do was supply some of the plates/silverware (I think!) :)