Customer Reviews

What our customers are saying.


Holland Young Life

We wanted to thank you and your staff. The meal and service for our annual banquet were exceptional! We have had so many people tell us how much they enjoyed the meal, it was hot and delicious. We greatly appreciate your recommendations and expertise. We did not worry at all about the how the evening would go, because you knew what you needed to make the evening run smoothly in such a unique situation and space. Your staff was polite, efficient and so thorough. From my vantage point, in the back of the room, I could see all of them working diligently to deliver the dinner and continue to serve. Charlie was so kind too. I appreciated him checking in to be sure everything was going well and if there was anything we needed. I would also say they are all very stealth. :-) From replacing water to all the sudden they were out of the room when the speaker started if not before. All the sudden I realized they were gone! Top notch all the way around. The evening was a huge success and we thank you for being such an intricate part of the evening!




10-07-16 Janette's Rehearsal DInner

We had our rehearsal dinner on Oct 7 at HOME at the BOB and it was amazing! The space was beautiful with romantic candles and elegant napkin/cutlery settings, the staff, especially the manager were wonderful! The food was phenomenal - we had a lot of guest travel to be to our wedding and I was so proud to bring them to such an amazing space. Also the office staff were great! Coordination and planning were executed very well. I would recommend this space and catering company to anyone hosting an event.




Casorena Wedding Reception

Everyone loved the food at the wedding and the service was excellent—very attentive and polite. Really top of the line!




Myers-Billin Wedding Reception

Gilmore Catering is awesome! Your professionalism was impressive, the food was absolutely delicious, and the follow-through on the day of the event was complete. We could not have been happier with everything. You made our wedding reception a huge success—thank you!




Widmayer Wedding Reception

I would definitely recommend Gilmore Catering to my family, friends, and colleagues. Your staff was very friendly and working with them was a pleasure. The food and service were also very good. I am very happy with the experience and will highly recommend you to others.




Joan Snyder: Open House At Snyder Residence

Everyone was so kind and fun to have at our party. Food was delicious! I was completely relaxed at my own party!




Ben & Leslie's Wedding

Gilmore Catering has a reputation for being the best which is why we use them anytime we need a caterer. So when it was time to plan my wedding, it was a no-brainer that they would be handling our reception. The whole team is so easy to work with and they bent over backwards to make sure everything was amazing for our special day. Even when issues with the menu or venue policies arose, the necessary adjustments were quickly made without additional costs to us. The one thing you know for sure when hire them is the meal will be great! From the initial planning of the event to the servers at the reception, everyone associated with Gilmore Catering made it their personal mission to ensure that my wedding day was perfect. If you are having an event in Grand Rapids or West Michigan and don't hire them, you’re crazy!




Burciaga Wedding Reception At Baker Lofts

We loved our wedding reception at Baker Lofts. It was like a dream and better than I ever imagined. The service was phenomenal, the food amazing, and the venue beautiful. I know you gave us the deal of a life time and worked within budget. I still can't believe how everything worked out for us. It was the west wedding food I’ve ever had. Thank you, thank you, thank you!




Gunnink Wedding Reception At The B.O.B.

We had my daughter’s wedding reception at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. After doing some online research, we found that the catering and event-planning services offered through Gilmore Catering and the price of a Friday wedding outmatched any of its competitors. From the first time we visited the venue until the moment we left after the reception, the service we received was excellent. Every time my daughter contacted you with any questions or changes, she received a prompt and helpful reply. We were also impressed by the quality of the food. I had so many guests tell me it was the best wedding food they had ever eaten. As the parents, we were expecting to have to do quite a bit at the reception, but Gilmore Catering’s staff took care of everything without our even noticing. Many of our guests have commented to us how professional your servers and bartenders were. I am telling everyone I know about how well we were treated and about the amazing quality of your venue, your staff, and your food and drink.




Beaulieu-Briggs Wedding At Baker Lofts

Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect. We loved Baker Lofts, the amazing food, and all the friendly staff we worked with—as did our guests. We were impressed with the friendliness of the Gilmore Catering staff at our reception and how smoothly everything ran. I hope we work with you again in the future; you are absolutely wonderful at what you do!




Hansen-Humphrey Wedding Reception At Eve

Our guests are still talking about what a wonderful experience they had at our wedding reception at Eve at The B.O.B. We can't thank you enough for all of the hard work you put in to making our day so special. Everything was absolutely perfect at our reception; we had such a wonderful time! Your team made every step—from booking the reception to making our last minute changes—easy. We had no worries or concerns because we knew that your team would take care of everything. You amazed us and our guests with your attention to detail and flawless execution. Please know that we are already recommending Gilmore Catering to everyone and we do so gladly!




VanderPlas-Hoekstra Wedding At Felt Mansion

We are extremely pleased with our choice of Gilmore Catering for our wedding day at Felt Mansion. Charlie Harmon, our event manager, is a master at what he does and the serving staff was friendly and knowledgeable. So many special touches like a server carrying my plate back to the table for me, one of the servers pulling out my grandmother’s chair for her, the team cleaning the chargers when that was not in their job description, and so much more. We received many compliments on the food and the service. I was also impressed with the pre-planning; Angela Shea worked so well with me as an adviser, kept me on a timeline, advised great food options and portions, and contributed greatly to the success of the day. I could not have imagined going with any other catering company for our wedding day.




DeWeerd Wedding At Baker Lofts

We selected Baker Lofts in Holland, Michigan, for our daughter’s wedding and to just say it was an excellent experience does not do it justice. From the moment we booked the event, working with the Gilmore Catering team was a joy and completely stress free. This great experience was due in large part to Luke Miller—I am not one to write these reviews, but to not give him proper credit, along with the other staff members, the food, the bar, and overall experience, would be a terrible mistake. Anyone looking for a perfect venue needs to consider Baker Lofts. I have had people say it was the wedding of the year!




Heltsmith Wedding Reception In Saugatuck

Everything about our wedding reception in Saugatuck was amazing. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled we were with everything. Kim Lemmen was fantastic to work with and Charlie Harmon was absolutely incredible. I was truly impressed, as were all of our guests; you made it seem effortless. And the food! Every single person that attended the wedding told me the food was fantastic.




Giesken-Cook Wedding Reception

Our event manager, Laura Scholten, was wonderful. She made me feel completely confident and comfortable that everything would go seamlessly and that our guests would receive the utmost in quality service. There is no other catering service I could imagine recommending before Gilmore Catering. From the unique, gourmet dishes and flexible menu combinations to the detail-oriented planners and managers, and, of course, the attentive and friendly servers and catering staff, everything for our event was sheer perfection. I did not have to worry about anything regarding the catering on our wedding day because I knew we were in the best of hands. Our guests are still raving about it being the best meal they had ever been served at a wedding!




Doornbos Wedding Reception At Eve

My husband and I had our daughter’s wedding reception at Eve in The B.O.B. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue. Not only is it affordable, but they also offered a wonderful addition which most venues do not: Our event came with a dedicated manager by the name of Charlie Harmon. He was such a kind, compassionate professional and really the best at what he does. The food was amazing, and the best part of the evening was the ambiance. The way the room is designed to get people up and moving. We had the time of our lives!




Tobey-Golub Wedding Reception

The food was excellent. Our guests raved about the omelets—in fact, many said they were the best they'd ever had. The belinis were delicious and the guests all raved about the passed appetizers.




Alyssa Klaver Open House

Everything was great, from the initial planning stages through making decisions and final details, Madelyn was very helpful and kind. The event staff was awesome and did a great job, even staying much later than they were scheduled without complaining. So happy we chose this!




Taber Wedding Reception

The day of the wedding was a very warm one and the ceremony took place in Dimnent Chapel, which is not air conditioned. When 250+ guests arrived at the reception, your staff was butlering beer and wine to assist the large number of thirsty people in line at the bar. They also brought drinks to the wedding party who were assembled downstairs before their entrance at the reception. Your staff was professional and very pleasant to work with. The meal, drinks, and wedding cake were served in a timely fashion to a very large group. Your staff handled it beautifully. Also, the pre-planning, taste testing, and final run through were well done. Any questions we had during the process were answered promptly.




Simms Bar Mitzvah

Eve at The B.O.B. was an excellent venue for my son's Bar Mitzvah. Parking was easy given the busyness of the day and the atmosphere was warm and fun, and the waitstaff was phenomenal. They were attentive, responsive, and pleasant from beginning to end. Jessica Bernia, our event manager, was a true pro. She guided me through the big decisions and took care of the small details which made me feel very comfortable leaving our big day in her capable hands. I will definitely recommend Gilmore Catering to my friends and family!