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Chowhound Gourmet

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Chowhound Gourmet is a wedding catering company in Livonia, Michigan, servicing weddings and events throughout the Detroit area. Executive chef and owner John Breeland is committed to crafting a wedding dining experience that is uniquely yours. Whether you are planning a traditional, contemporary, elegant or casual wedding, the team will deliver a culinary experience to match. Chowhound Gourmet seeks to create menus that fit his clients' style and budget.

Cuisine
The culinary team at Chowhound Gourmet is passionate about creating an unmatched dining experience with exceptional service and care. The catering company has several sample menus that can help plan your perfect wedding menu. Dishes can be served as plated meals, buffet-style, family-style, stations and hors d'oeuvres. They also provide tastings and desserts.

Services Offered
Chowhound Gourmet offers delivery, setup and cleanup for every wedding they service. The company can provide catering services for your rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Delivery
Set Up
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What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations
Tastings

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    Patty H. Married on 08/07/2021
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    How Does He Make THAT Good of Food?!

    John is INSANE. Food was our #1 non-negotiable splurge, and we didn't even end up "splurging". After receiving an estimate, we agreed to go to a tasting thinking that there's no way we'd get the quality of food we wanted in that price range. But HOLY CRAP were we wrong. We really don't know how he made so much food, all of it tasting like it came from a high-end restaurant, hot, and appeasing to every palate in the place. John, thank you, thank you, thank you.
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    Kelly G. Married on 04/18/2021
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    LOVED Chowhound Gourmet!!

    John at Chowhound Gourmet came up with a perfect menu and his crew served us everything with smiles on their faces. Food was absolutely delicious! :))
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    Eden M. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Amazing Food + Friendliest Staff!!!

    Chef John at Chowhound Gourmet is amazing!!! When we found Chowhound on WeddingWire and read the reviews and researched their menu options online, we knew that we really wanted to try them if at all possible (we were very late to the game finding a caterer due to covid). Unfortunately when we reached out to John he told us that his team was already booked for our date and sincerely apologized (not his fault, of course!!). We asked him to put us down in his book in the event the schedule opened up due to a cancellation because of Covid. We thought it was a long shot, but it was worth asking. Turns out it wasn't that long of a shot because the event did get canceled (which totally sucks), but super lucky for us! We were ecstatic when we received a call from John about 3 weeks later saying he opened up. We set up a phone consultation with John and started planning out the menu! He came up with such a delicious menu for us based on what we told him we liked!! We did the prime rib, baked cod, roasted veggies and potatoes, and grown up mac n cheese. I told John that I loved soup and would prefer to have a nice fall soup served instead of salad before dinner, and John made this amazing Butternut Squash Bisque with an assortment of delicious garnishes. It was amazing!! The ceremony and dinner took place in our home, so the chef and server were super flexible moving around the kitchen and living room (and to the garage off the kitchen where the prime rib was being carved.. not the original plan but they needed more space and were able to adapt to a better arrangement that worked out for them!!). The server, and I forget her name, was an absolute angel. She was sooo, so so so sweet. She took excellent care of all 21 people sitting down for dinner. Before dinner even started, she and the chef prepared togo boxes for a few family members who attended the ceremony but were hesitant to join for dinner due to being in closer proximity with others (again, covid). They were so happy!! Once the dinner was done, she so kindly wrapped up all leftover food and stored it in our fridge (labeled the boxes and dated everything). She helped to serve the cake. She did the dishes!! Once the wedding was over, the groom and myself literally had zero cleanup to do with food. It was so nice.

    One of the nicest gestures of the whole catering service had to do with our pup (and also our flower dog), Phoebe. Although there was no chicken on the menu for us, Chef John prepared her one unseasoned chicken breast with unseasoned veggies. It was her special day too and we wanted her to enjoy a special meal, and Chef John delivered. He REALLY delivered. She didn't finish all at once... but trust me, she did lick her bowl clean by the time dinner concluded.

    We literally couldn't have done the day without them. Once we were luckily and finally able to hire John, the process couldn't have been more smooth. The phone consultation, menu tasting, finalizing details, and execution of the event, was all perfect. We can't thank John and his team enough for the amazing service they provided to us, our pup, and our guests. Our guests, and us, were raving about the food for days. One thing people always remember about weddings was if the food was good or not. Chef John and his team made sure that the food was unforgettable in the best way possible. Thank you so, so much!! We OBVIOUSLY recommend them to anyone looking for catering services for their event.

    Chowhound Gourmet's reply:

    Hi there!

    Thank you so much for the amazing review! It was so thoughtful of you to go into such detail . Truly grateful for your all your words!

    I can not tell you how fortunate I am for my amazing crew! They are the best!

    Nothing but the best to you guys & of course Phoebe :)))

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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If you are looking for amazing food and for a chef to provide a culinary experience JB Chowhound Gourmet is the place to go. Chowhound has thoughtfully prepared their menus to be inspiring! More importantly Chowhound will create a menu that fits your events personality and style. If you are looking for the best food you have ever had Chowhound Gourmet is the place to be!

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10930 Farmington Road Livonia, Michigan, 48150
734-606-4820
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Chowhound Gourmet frequently asked questions

What event services does Chowhound Gourmet offer for weddings?

Chowhound Gourmet offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Chowhound Gourmet provide for weddings?

Chowhound Gourmet offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What percentage of users recommend Chowhound Gourmet and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chowhound Gourmet is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Chowhound Gourmet offer?

Chowhound Gourmet currently offers 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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