While banquet centers, country clubs, event halls and hotel facilities are tried-and-true choices for catered events, many couples and event planners are now looking for something different. “In recent years, we’ve seen an uptick in interest for unique venues,” said Patti Zylstra, owner of Catered Creations of Grand Rapids, Michigan. “Whether it’s for a catered […]
Planning A Successful Wintertime Wedding or Special Event
Let It Snow! In many ways, summertime affairs can’t hold a candle to scheduling your wedding or other special events during the winter months — especially if you can work around the holidays. “Zig” when others “zag” and opt for January, February or March instead of June or July. You’ll gain a greater chance of […]
Police car equipment maker cites their event caterer for exceeding expectations!
It’s not every year a company celebrates its 25th anniversary. For their special occasion, SoundOff Signal of Hudsonville, Michigan wanted to let executives and employees know that their contributions to the firm’s success were highly valued. Founded in 1992, the business makes rooftop lightbars, sirens and other equipment for patrol cars, fire trucks and emergency […]
How to Make Your Home Holiday Celebrations More Memorable: Six Tips from A Professional Caterer
The upcoming year-end holidays are a prime time for home entertaining. Catered Creations —a long-time special events caterer serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan — has “been there and done that” so many times we have developed some great ideas and tips on how you can make your year-end celebrations more memorable! 1. Begin planning […]
Just the Ticket! Caterer Cited for “Best Brisket Ever” Excellence at Police Vehicle Testing Day
On September 19, 2017, representatives from law enforcement agencies around the world converged on Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan near Grand Rapids to evaluate police vehicles from leading automakers. Since 1975, the evaluations by the law enforcement officials on acceleration, speed, braking and more at the annual Michigan State Police Vehicle Testing Day enable them […]
Affordable Business Lunches: Steps to Impress Attendees with Any Budget
While some catered business lunches fall into the “executive” category with no expense spared for high-level company officers or distinguished visitors, many more are occasional affairs that are organized with an eye on the budget. An invitation to these office lunches might extend to all employees to build morale, or go out only to select […]
An Around the World Catered Company Picnic Earns a Round of Applause!
When a major healthcare provider recently sat down to plan an outdoor catered company picnic in Grand Rapids, Michigan for 700 employees, two major challenges confronted them: What to serve? And, how to make the picnic menu memorable? Tried-and-true picnic menu selections like hot dogs and hamburgers or even grilled chicken appeal to many — […]
Farm-to-table: One of the freshest ideas in event and wedding reception catering!
One of the most exciting trends in the culinary world today is the farm-to-table movement. A buzzword referring to food prepared from seasonally fresh and locally sourced ingredients, farm-to-table has enjoyed remarkable popularity in recent years with everyone from high-end eateries to quick-serve restaurants and extending, not-surprisingly, to eager-to-please event caterers. Of course, the appeal […]
A wedding couple requests beer-themed menu items … and the compliments pour in!
Any wedding reception or event caterer is bound to receive some special requests, but the one for the nuptials of Amanda Gardner and Eric Haycock on Saturday, July 15, 2017 was a first for us! And, as it turns out, their appeal was actually two-fold. For the wedding and reception, the couple had selected Witt’s […]
For your wedding reception catering: Buffet, stations or plated entrees?
As the date of your wedding reception or other catered event approaches, you’ll not only have to consider what to serve, but how to serve it. You’ll enjoy four options, with each style of serving your guests offers its own benefits and challenges. Begin with a catered buffet. Here, your wedding guests are often called […]