Distinctive Catering Reviews

7 | Grand Rapids, MI
See photos, pricing and details

7 Reviews for Distinctive Catering

Recommended by 98% of couples

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

Awards

7
Order by:
  • Nicole

    Nicole Thomas · Married on 09/19/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Easy to work with, accommodating, great food, great service

    Distinctive Catering was such a great choice for our wedding! Originally we planned on having our reception at one of their venues, The Waddell Center, but with the Covid restrictions we had to move everything outside and Distinctive made all of that so simple! I truly appreciated how easy they made changing locations for us. We got to have all of the same foods/drinks we had already picked out and they built their own bar at our reception so we didn't have to worry about that. The food was SO good! We got a lot of compliments on it. The wait staff were also great and very nice. The bar and bartenders were awesome! Everyone loved them. I highly recommend Distinctive Catering!

    Sent on 09/28/2020
  • Abigail

    Abigail Doyle · Married on 06/09/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best Caterer in Michigan

    Distinctive has a stellar reputation for being one of the best caterers in Michigan and we were not disappointed. Our wedding festivities was a weekend long affair with multiple events where Distinctive was leading the effort on all things related to food and beverage. We first had a boat party for close friends where we catered light food and beverages. They arrived promptly and set up the food quickly for our trip. While we came with empty stomachs, we had enough leftovers for late night food that day. On the wedding day itself, the bridal party had breakfast and lunch catered along with beverages. Distinctive then pulled out all stops for dinner. We had an international strolling buffet featuring cuisine from all over the world – American, BBQ, Italian, Polish and Indian. The food was outstanding – the menu was tastefully designed and the spread was elegant. We also had a unique ask where we wanted to design 5 custom-made cocktails. While we had sent the menu beforehand, Distinctive hosted a tasting session for a small group of family and friends so that we could tweak the recipes and ensure they turned out exactly the way we wanted. At the end of the wedding night, we had a late-night taco bar for all the hungry guests. Distinctive also went out of their way to ensure the table setting and décor was on point and was consistent with our unique wedding themes – Winter theme and Indian theme. The wedding day food and drinks were a hit with the guests, but there was more! The next morning, we had brunch in a beautiful outdoor setting for close family and friends that had a huge spread ranging from eggs, biscuits and gravy to smoked salmon and prime rib, along with a bloody mary bar. Overall, the food was fantastic – tasty, well-made, fresh and elegant. The staff at the various stations and the bar were extremely friendly and professional. In this time of Covid, we were a little anxious about the ensuring social distancing measures, but Distinctive had planned ahead to ensure that the food was well-spaced and set up for social-distancing purposes to prevent crowding across the buffet stations. Guests felt comfortable and safe and were able to enjoy the food. The food is one of the few things people remember from weddings and our guests have been raving about it for days after. Distinctive came highly recommended and now we know why!

    Sent on 09/11/2020
  • K

    Kelly · Married on 02/06/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The food was great and the service was better! There were no complications or problems with getting our food order in and getting it perfect. The taste testing night they have is incredibly helpful too, letting you really see what your wedding dinner will be is a huge help!

    Sent on 02/07/2017
  • User6355966 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Brann's was amazing to work with! They made the planning process a breeze. We worked with all three managers there and they were nothing but friendly and organized. We had a big bridal party and they were able to work with that and set up a new table arrangement that would work for us. They have a great buffet package that includes the bar as well. This turned out to be one of the most affordable places for us. The package also included tables, chairs and linens. Brann's allowed us to bring in chair covers and any extra decor we had, which I had a lot of little extra things. The day of our wedding was definitely stress free. The staff was there to help my aunt set all the little things up. They lit the candles on our centerpieces and did very well serving our guests with anything they might need. When we arrived, which was later than planned, the servers were right there to get our drinks. They kept checking in with us all night long, which was very reassuring things were going smoothly. The food was DELICIOUS! We loved it and so did our guests. They loved the fact that it didn't taste like regular "wedding food." It was more like thanksgiving food!

    Overall, Brann's made our day very special and were very easy to work with. If you are looking for a stress free planning process, then book this venue!

    Sent on 02/13/2016
  • User4660688 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The food was fantastic and the staff worked so hard to make every detail perfect!

    Sent on 01/04/2015
  • J

    Jordan · Married on 07/30/2016

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Easy to work with and great prices. Guests loved the food, but definitely go to a tasting and pick your favorites. Bar tender Kristine was awesome!

    Sent on 08/16/2016
  • User4641867 · 2+ years ago

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Thank you for such great food and great service

    Sent on 12/29/2014