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With over 45 years of catering experience, catering thousands of events, Gary's Catering has become a major food event planner in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area. From picnic catering to barbecues, weddings, showers, corporate lunches and events, graduations, anniversaries, to funerals and wakes plus, Gary's Catering services can create a wonderful, yet affordable, event custom tailored to your needs. We have the facilities, professional staff, and event equipment necessary to support a small or very large gathering of friends, family, business associates, and others. Our company revels and takes great pride in showing you our catering testimonials and reviews below from some of our many catering services clients. Please feel free to contact our event planners or speak with our Executive Chef Joseph Less.
Atlas Cares Holiday Party 2015
Nada and I want to personally thank you for your generous support once again of our Atlas Cares Holiday party. This was our 9th year and it gets better and better with each passing year. I am so proud of the impact we have on our service men and women. They are so deserving of our gratitude. This year, approximately 3,000 service men and women from every branch of the military and their families joined us for a day of food, fun and festivities that I hope they will fondly remember. We also had nearly 100 volunteers, which shows you how giving the Atlas family is! On behalf of Atlas Oil Company, I want to express my sincere thanks for your wonderful donations and support of this event. The music, the food, and the activities for the children were outstanding. Moments like this make me so proud to be an American and so honored to lead a company of such generous team members, customers, and suppliers. I hope we can count on your support once again next year so we can make it even better. Thank you again.
Erik, New Baltimore
Unbelievable people, food, and service!! From the first meeting with Sheri and Chef Joe, we knew that we were making the right choice and we felt extremely comfortable! They were very accommodating with every aspect along the way and it couldn't have gone any better. On the day of our wedding, they showed up and took control and everything went amazingly smooth. The food was a so delicious, people are still talking about it! The staff on hand was top notch, including their amazing bartending staff...If you are looking for a cater for your wedding/event look no further Gary's should be your first and only choice!!
Just had to let you know what an absolute amazing job your crew did. Not only was the food superb but all 4 of the wait staff were so very polite, helpful and friendly. Many, many of my guests came to me and commented not only about how much they enjoyed the food but also how wonderful the servers were. They were priceless. When we have catering needs again, we would love to have them back at our home. Thank you again , you have provided us a wonderful service and our event was a success.
The food was fantastic. Everyone loved it and in fact two people that were there were at weddings that you had also catered. I had chosen you by your website only so I was hoping everything would be great and it was.
I dealt with Sheri and Chef Joseph and received nothing but professionalism on their part and a true desire to make our day happy and allow us to enjoy ourselves and not worry about any service to our guests. The staff was professional, polite, kind, courteous, and showed a true desire to make sure our guests were treated well and also allowed them to relax and enjoy the food and company present. Chef Joseph came in March to check out our backyard and ... visualized the tents and where the buffet line would be. I found that fascinating because he visualized the easiest and most comfortable way for our guests to walk the buffet line. The food was unbelievable. The accompaniments were also fabulous. Our guests, numbering 100, totally enjoyed and indulged in a most wonderful meal that made it basically impossible for anyone present to not find something they didn't like ... the servers were impeccable. I would recommend Gary's Catering to anyone hosting a party and I would without a doubt, use this company again.
From last fall through May, you and the others I spoke with on the phone were so helpful with suggestions for menu items, advice about amounts, and prompt with email updates to our plans. The staff, food, and accessories on the 13th were just as described. The two women who set up, served, and cleaned up were EXCELLENT - worked hard every moment but were so efficient and subtle guests hardly knew they were there. We can't thank you enough - it is difficult to set something up from 800 miles away and you and the rest of Gary's Catering made it possible to have a lovely gathering before our son's wedding!
I was thrilled with Gary's Catering for my daughter's graduation party on Saturday, May 14th. Not thrilled with the weather. You saved our party by calling me and suggesting I add the sides to the tent. Andy and Allison were wonderful. Everyone felt so bad for the grill cook who had to try and cook in the rain. They both keep a smile on their faces the whole time they were there and the food was excellent. I had many compliments from my guests on the quality of the food. Thank you for everything.
Sheri was wonderful taking time out of her weekend to meet with us since we both work and couldn't go during normal business hours. She continued to keep in contact with us throughout the planning process. She met with us a second time to make the changes that we needed after we got our final numbers. They have so many food options to choose from and they made sure that everyone even those with dietary needs had something on the menu that they could eat. The day of the wedding went off without a hitch and everything was there and smelled amazing! There were two members of the Gary's crew there making sure that the chafers were replenished and then gathering the empty plates off the tables after the fact. They even got a HUGE plate of food to serve to the bride and groom, everyone else ate the food they got buffet style. The food was absolutely delicious! The chicken just fell off the bone and was full of flavor! The salisbury steak was mouth watering. At the end of the night the two crew members boxed up all of the leftovers for us to take home!
Anthony A. MD, MPH
Please extend my profound gratitude to the entire staff of Gary's Catering for their collective contribution in making my recent end-of-year dinner event a resounding success. Everything was beyond expectation, and my guests had nothing but the utmost complement, from the Chef's delivery and servicing of the delicious dishes to the excellent professionalism of the bar tending ladies. I will definitely not hesitate to call on your company, or even recommend your company to my professional colleagues anytime the need arises for your packaged catering services. Again thank you for an excellent service.
October 2015, Five Star Rated
They are not the easiest company to get ahold of and get an appointment for a tasting but once that step is done...we fell in love with Gary's. We went to a handful of caterers before we met with Gary's. They only let you sample a small bite and Gary's fills your plate! They want you to get an actual taste of the food you are buying. I told the Chef what I was looking for and he ran with it. We loved him and this company. Sheri was quick getting back to us and letting me know prices. They even let us pay as we went, so the bill was zero months before the wedding. We did a backyard BBQ type food for our barn wedding and people raved about the food! The other vendors called it the best food they'd had at a wedding. People actually ate so much, there wasn't much dancing later in the night because people were so stuffed. I wanted the food and drinks to be memorable...and thanks to Gary's the food was :)
September 2015, Five Star Rated
Working with Chef Joe, Sheri, and the rest of the catering staff at Gary's was a breeze! They delivered a DELICIOUS meal to our 150+ guests in Port Huron.
April 2015, The Mighty Quinn Fundraiser
I wanted to say THANK YOU for several things. 1. For being able to do our fundraiser on such short notice. 2. For being such great people to talk with. It has been a great pleasure talking with Chef Joe. And 3. For a wonderful job Sunday and having fun friendly staff it was a pleasure working with you all.
The Knot Review
August 2015, Five Star Rated
My wife and I used Gary's Catering for our wedding reception, and it was a great choice. Chef Joe and Sheri (the event coordinator) were a pleasure to work with. Sheri was very easy to get a hold of, and flexible to work with over the whole process. The food was fantastic, and they got everything done in a very timely and organized manner. All of the entrees were great, but you *must* get the sweet potatoes with the pecans in them as a side. Finally, wedding catering can get extremely expensive, buy Gary's provides a great price point. We ended up paying a fraction of the price other places quoted us, and honestly I can't imagine the food being any better somewhere else.
On July 4, 2015, you catered the Wieber-Sweet wedding at the MSU Horticultural Gardens. It was fabulous. Everyone commented on the delicious food and efficient, professional service. Your staff was first rate. The food was delicous and plentiful. Thank you for making our daughter's day extra special. And, yes, we have happily given out your name to our guests.
Dawn, Ken and Kelly Buchanan
My husband, daughter, and I want to thank Gary's Catering for providing outstanding food and service for our daughter's graduation party. The food was simply outstanding! I received rave revues from our guests regarding Chef Ritchie's burgers, Italian sausage, and chicken breasts. Natalie and Laura were wonderful at keeping the tables cleared, side dishes filled, and were absolutely delightful individuals. We were able to enjoy the graduation party talking with friends, relatives, and neighbors and not once did we have to worry about food or service. Also, the fact that Gary's Catering offered a turnkey solution, providing tents, chairs, and other party necessities made this party stress free to coordinate. I can honestly say that this was the easiest and most successful party that we have ever hosted and we owe it to you Sheri and Gary's Catering. Thank you again for making our daughters graduation party a memorable event for our family and guests.
Sr. Executive Assistant, FEV North America, Inc.
I have to tell you that I am very pleased with the level of service we received as well as the quality of the food. Your staff went above and beyond in their professionalism as well as the service. We have received excellent feedback from our employees and other guests in regards to the food that was served. I cannot thank you as well as your staff enough for catering our event. The whole experience as a whole was absolutely wonderful! I look forward to doing business with Gary's Catering again in the future!
Neapco Holdings, June 2015
Good morning Sheri. Once again Gary's did an awesome job for us - everything went off without a hitch and the food was great. I got a lot of compliments on how good the food was. I would also like to commend the two girls that did the event - they did a great job and were a great help to me. All I had to do was sit back and relax - they took care of everything. They even cut the cake! I'm so sorry that I didn't get their names, but they were fantastic. This is why Gary's is our choice when it comes to our events here. Thanks so much for all of your help.
Tim and Marie Easley
Marie and I cannot say enough about how great of a company you have been to work with. Every detail was perfect for our wedding day. Planning with Sheri was a breeze, her expertise and insight took all of the chaos out of making our day perfect. The on-site staff were more than we could have hoped for. They handled everything the day of the wedding. I felt they really went above and beyond which made our day so special. And the food was amazing. We have received so many compliments on how good the food was. The food was identical to when we had our first taste test in the Chef's kitchen. It was great then and amazing on the wedding day. Both our DJ and photographer (who have been to hundreds of weddings) said our weddings food was at the top of their list. We cannot thank you guys enough. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much for an amazing experience, it was more than we could have ever hoped for. Thanks again.
Wedding Reception, May 2015
Gary's Catering is awesome! The food was wonderful and our guests really enjoyed it. They will be talking about how wonderful the food was for a long time. Your servers and chef were truly outstanding! We truly appreciate the fact that they worked efficiently and seamlessly, despite the inclement weather. We were totally pleased and look forward to working with Gary's Catering in the future! We will be recommending you to all!
Jami & Jonathan Mestemaker
Wedding Reception,May 2015
Everything was absolutely AMAZING. Our guests could not stop raving about the food (neither could we!). Your staff is so professional, and incredibly friendly! They were efficient and anything we needed they were more than happy to help us out. They happily went above and beyond by helping us out with plates and forks for our cake (which we had forgotten). I would recommend your company to anyone looking for a caterer! Thank you so much for everything!
Mr. & Mrs. Kennedy
I wanted to take a few moments to express my sincere gratitude for the team from Gary's Catering. The service delivery was above and beyond and I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Working with Sheri, at the front office was a pleasure and she was always on top of my "Crazy bride to be" questions. Chef Joe treated us to a spectacular and accomodating taste test and was more than happy to field any concerns or questions we had. Now..the big day was MORE than I could have ever imagined. The food was SUPERB and everything tasted out of this world! The service staff was friendly, outgoing and willing to do anything it took to make the party a success. They even packaged all the left overs for us with a smile! I have to admit I was a bit hesitant prior to our wedding day but knew as soon as I took one bite-they nailed it! Days following our backyard wedding I received multiple inquiries, emails and texts in regards to who catered our event and received many compliments on the oustanding grade and quality of the food. Also-we had enough left overs to feed an army, my neighbors thank you. We will ABSOLUTELY 150% use Gary's Catering again should we have an event to cater. Sincerely,
Steve & Lori Barker
EVERYTHING was absolutely perfect!!!
The chefs showed up on time and started working right away. Very accommodating.
The chefs had great personalities too as they greeted everyione!
The food was delicious!!! The ribs were falling off the bone, juicy, no fat!! Ate more the next day!
The potatoes were very tasty! Hamburgers were nice size and perfectly cooked! Everything was soooo good!
The bartender, Joe, stayed later than he had too - very nice. I think he actually had a good time watching people get dunked in the dunk tank at our grad party!
We will definitely recommend you to all our friends around our lake and our family!
St. France de Sales 50th Class Reunion
Well it has been over a week since we had our 50th Class reunion at the Wixom Community Center, catered by Gary's Catering and the compliments are still coming in. The food was great, perfect, outstanding couldn't have been any better, great job. I want to thank Joseph Less, Executive Chef, for all his help in planning the menu and all his advice on making our event such a great success. I want to thank Sheri Olson in the office and the servers at the Wixom Community Center. Everything went perfect. I have used Gary's Catering in the past, and you can bet I will use Gary's Catering in the future. Thanks again and you made me look good in the eyes of my classmates.
Hourly Personnel Ford Rawsonville, MI Plant
Sheri, for the past few years the Ford Motor Company, Rawsonville Plant, has had the opportunity to use Gary's Catering services for special events and I want you to know that we have not been disappointed.
No matter the size of our event, Gary's has always come through for us. The food is always great and the on-site service attendants are very professional (we hardly know they are there). They quietly go about the business of setting up the food in a very appealing manner and are nicely dressed.
What we really like best is once Gary's arrives at our location, the food is piping hot, smelling good and everything is so fresh and appealing.
Recently, we had a very small event (30-people), which did not require an on-site attendant. When your attendant arrived, she was so very nice and making sure that everything was set up, which left nothing for me to do, which I liked.
Keep up the good food and service!!
City of Wixom, MI
"Gary's Catering has provided the City of Wixom with the utmost professional services. The City uses Gary's Catering for a variety of City wide events, such as Holiday Parties, City Picnic's and other community events. We also recommend there services to all of our rentals who use our Community Center for function's such as wedding receptions, parties and showers. They are dependable and work with any budget you may have. The food is always delicious and the staff is always kind and goes out of there way to help. We would recommend Gary's Catering for any event big or small, you will be happy you did!"
Red Hat Livonia, MI Chapter
"The staff did an excellent job in the preparation and serving of the food at our annual barbecue. The food was fresh, with meats cooked to perfection! The service people were friendly, efficient, and most eager to please. The professional approach of the staff, plus the quality of the food played a big part in making this event one of the most successful yet! Gary's Catering is very reasonably priced and I have referred (and will continue to refer) their services to many."
"Gary's Catering helped me with the arrangements for the luncheon after my mothers funeral. Needing prompt attention for this occasion, the office staff was knowledgeable, understanding and helpful with staying within my budget. The waitstaff was very professional and courteous. Of course the meal was delicious, warm, and there was always a prompt replacement for any item that was running low. So many of the guests commented on how they enjoyed all of the dishes and some of them even requested business cards for future occasions. I would highly recommend Gary's Catering for all of your catering needs."
"Gary's Catering staff was courteous and knowledgeable. They catered my wedding and the experience from the time they answered my call, the taste testing, and date of my wedding was perfect. Chef Joseph Less was very knowledgeable and put my mind at ease so that I could enjoy my "big day". My guests raved about the food and plan to use them for many other events. I would strongly recommend using Gary's catering for any type of catering needs."
"I wanted to let you know that everyone really enjoyed your food and service. We were all very pleased and totally satisfied. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
WTC Farmington Hills, MI
Thank you for your asistance in planning our holiday luncheon. Once again Gary's Catering made me look like a star with our CEO and the entire company! The food was excellent so say the least. Also, the young lady Stephanie that came to set up was very professional and cordial. She did a really good job.
Kristy & Kevin Boyll
"We are writing to thank all of your staff for an amazing dinner and job well done! Our wedding reception was a wonderful evening. Every staff member was very kind and fast. They took wonderful care of us. We were blown away with the staff who helped make a dinner plate for Kristy, that was truly unexpected. Even prior to our reception, everyone we spoke to was very kind and helpful. A big thanks to Sheri and Chef Joe for all your help before hand. We were unsure of what to expect by just finding you in the phone book and having no family references. The food was absolutely amazing. My guests are still talking about how wonderful the food tasted. They all said we must have paid a fortune to get food like that! I can't believe the quality of food your company provided for what we paid. You are at the top of your business category with your service, quality and cost".
Ann Arbor, MI
I wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" very much for the wonderful job you guys all did for my son's wedding. Weddings are extremely stressful, but you guys honestly made it so much easier for me to handle. Cindie (I hope I spelt it right) is awesome. She takes all your worries away and let's you enjoy the day. The food was "AWESOME". We have had so many compliments I can't even count them. Everyone praised you guys and I made sure your name was mentioned always.
Pat and Kay
Wow! I cannot tell you how pleased we were with Gary's Catering for our wedding reception. Absolutely nothing went wrong and everything was perfect. From the moment your crew arrived they went right to work and delivered a professional reception and dinner that our guests are still talking about. The food was excellent and plentiful, the service was friendly and courteous, set up and cleanup was fast and efficient, and the staff were A Plus. And working with you in the planning of our event was particularly easy and stress free. After this experience we cannot recommend any other catering company for such an event. Thank you for making this a perfect evening for us, our families, and friends.
Five Star Rated
Our wedding was a few weeks ago and I am still getting compliments on how good the food was - that was all thanks to Gary's Catering. We went for a tasting early on in our planning stages and the food was delicious, so we signed the contract right away. My mother went with us and she's fairly picky, so when she enjoyed the food at the tasting, we knew we were making the right choice. The servers were very friendly and efficient and everything was completed on schedule. The quantity of food was pretty much spot on - we didn't run out of anything and we didn't have that much left over. I don't plan on getting married again, of course, but I do hope that I have another occasion to use Gary's in the future as I would do so in a heartbeat.
Five Star Rated
By far the BEST wedding food!
Great staff, great service, very satisfied.
Go with Gary's, and I assure you, you WILL NOT be disappointed!
Five Star Rated
Gary's save the day for me. At the original hall I had selected they totally gave me the run around about a caterer. I found Gary's just searching on the web and when I found them they had everything I wanted, food selection, price, and more. Everyone raved about how juicy the chicken was and that's hard to do especially in large quantities. I recommend them to anyone who is searching for a caterer. The service was great, they were very professional and friendly. I would definitely use them again and again and again. Great Job Chef Joe!!!!