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Reviewed On 11/18/2020 by Nikki S
CK catering and their team were awesome to work with and were super accommodating to everything going on in the world right now and it was some of the best food ever!
Reviewed On 6/10/2021 by Rebecca R
Along with other aspects of our wedding day, one thing every guest I received feedback from mentioned was how good the food was!! My new husband and I ate last (guests first) and by that time I was famished and just inhaled the food, so hardly...
had time to even taste it, but the spinach salad was fresh as promised, the carved roast beef tender, mashed potatoes full of yummy carbs that I was craving as I'd cut them from my diet pre-wedding, and grilled, local asparagus delicious. We were disappointed in the sea bass and had an issue with the appetizers (nothing horrid, just not exactly what we asked for or expected), which is why I'm giving them 4 stars instead of 5. However, when Bob at CK realized that there was lack of communication in the type of sea bass they use and their staff got confused about the appetizer service d/t poor communication, he quickly apologized and offered a partial refund without us even asking! Talk about customer service!!
Overall, we were very pleased with CK Catering and recommend them for your special event :)
Reviewed On 2/15/2021 by Tanya G
We used CK Catering for our wedding in SW Michigan last October and were very glad that we did. They were great to work with throughout the process and (most importantly) the food was absolutely delicious! Our wedding was originally scheduled...
for June but we postponed to October due to COVID-19. CK Catering was flexible with our date change and answered all of our questions we had regarding how we could modify the dinner service given the pandemic. They also had an outdoor group tasting in the summer that allowed us to safely taste all of the food options before finalizing our menu ahead of the wedding.
We had originally planned for a buffet style serving at our wedding but COVID obviously changed that. As a replacement option, CK offered an alternative where staff behind glass served up what guests chose. The modified service worked great and we received rave reviews from our guests about the food & service. We were very happy with the safety protocols that CK Catering had in place. Everything with our wedding was perfect and CK Catering was a big part of helping make sure that happened. We loved using them and would highly recommend them to anyone else planning a wedding. Thank you! -Mr & Mrs. Lamson
Reviewed On 1/19/2021 by Kelsey O
When looking back on the planning of our wedding CK Catering was the worst part. They were just extremely unprofessional and they were a nightmare to work with. Everything up to the day of our wedding was a struggle with them. They tried to cha...
rge us more than the price they originaly quoted, then they actually overcharged us (double check your bill), extremely unfelixable, their front office staff was rude and difficult to work with. We had a COVID wedding and all of our other venders were willing to work with us CK Catering up-charged us for things that needed to be adjusted pre COVID guidelines. I will say that on the day of our wedding the food was delicious. Thank goodness! If you want good food and a massive headache (due to their incompetence) go with CK Catering!
Reviewed On 12/20/2020 by T S
Disgusting shit late delivery cold food and lady on the phone should learn a bit how to treat a customer!
Highly not recommend this cheap crap food !!!!!
Reviewed On 11/02/2020 by Kat O
The food was very good, but the plates and silverware they used were pretty cheap. I had nicer disposable silverware for the rest of the weekend’s festivities. Other than that, I was pleased with the quality of the food.
Reviewed On 10/26/2020 by Victoria H
Amazing food and very helpful staff. Felt like the food was safe and sanitary to eat. Before the wedding they walked me through the timeline. Overall an amazing experience.
Reviewed On 7/12/2020 by Peggy V
Excellent food and service. They were the caterers at Inisfree Farm Event Venue and I was so impressed. I definitely feel comfortable referring CK Catering for your special occasion.
Reviewed On 7/08/2020 by Emma J
We were going to use them for our wedding until we had to switch venues because of COVID. They were great at communicating and very understanding. They were really helpful and we went to a couple tastings and the food was great!
Reviewed On 6/03/2020 by Amanda W
The food was delicious! They worked with us on creating a heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet with items we wanted. They were on time and had everything set up when it was time to eat. They did a great job at refilling the buffet and even set up our cu...
pcake towers and got the cake out for us to cut. I highly recommend them for any event!
Reviewed On 10/03/2019 by Allie B
RECOMMEND RECOMMEND RECOMMEND! Everyone in the area knows and loves CK. They knew exactly what to do at the venue and delivered amazing food. They are so detailed in planning that my wedding went without any issues. They catered to vegetarian a...
nd vegan needs. They even helped with things not related to food- setting up décor, fixing a broken door, which truly shows the type of people they have working for them. The food was so good and they timed everything out perfectly. I wouldn’t change anything about the food or caterers! They did an amazing job and went above and beyond.
Reviewed On 10/01/2019 by Jacqueline D
So thankful for CK CATERING! They were the preferred vendor of our venue, and I'm so thankful we didn't have to overthink it. Wedding vendors and the coordination of it all can get a bit crazy, but CK is so organized and I never had to stress o...
ver the food! We got so many compliments on how everything tasted, too ...which doesn't always happen! Our wedding size was 160 guests and we did a mix between family style and buffet. It was perfect! (Also, we were from out of town and they gave us a private tasting. Everything was delicious and we were so appreciative for this option) Many thanks!!
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by John D
We hired CK Catering for our wedding reception. We worked with CK to design an interactive eating experience, with passed appetizers and stationed heavy hors d'oeuvres, the idea of keeping the guests up and moving in a non-traditional atmosphe...
re (no seated formal dinner). The staff was very well prepared and kept the food coming. We loved every item, as did our guests, in particular noting the pad Thai station was a very cool design and delicious. We greatly appreciated working with CK, and would definitely recommend their services to friends and family in the future.
Reviewed On 9/16/2019 by Megan B
I simply cannot say enough about CK Catering and the Coordinating team. Melissa Hollerbach and her small, but mighty team are ABSOLUTE ROCK STARS. I was, admittedly, a very picky bride. Melissa and I had multiple 2+ hour long coordination conve...
rsations so that every single detail was worked out exactly how I wanted. Melissa asked me things I didn't even think to plan and she did it with kindness, warmth, and a whole lot of patience. Our day was STUNNING. It was everything I had dreamed. Melissa and her team executed the same way a team of 20 would have. They were angels and didn't miss a single detail. On top of that, the food from CK catering was absolutely delicious, hot, and served by the friendliest staff. I've gotten nothing but compliments about the day. Melissa and the CK team are worth far more than they charge and I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Melissa!!
Reviewed On 9/12/2019 by Alyssa Y
We had an outdoor wedding at 12 Corners Vineyard and my husband and I were really worried about the quality of food, with there not being a kitchen onsite. But the food not only looked beautiful on the plate, it tasted fantastic! We had a duet ...
plate of champagne chicken and a crusted tilapia, roasted vegetables, mash potatoes and family style fettuccine Alfredo.
We had a lot of compliments on the food and I am so glad because I think I had one bite of everything and then got pulled away for more wedding festivities.
I would highly recommend CK on pricing, food quality and service.
Reviewed On 8/16/2019 by Erin C
We are so happy we chose CK Catering! The food was excellent & the team was so helpful with all of the planning leading up to the wedding day.
CK handled everything from pre-ceremony drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. The onsite team wa...
s prompt & professional. The transitions between meals were flawless.
We received tons of compliments from our guests after the wedding. The dessert was also incredible (highly recommend the peanut butter pie).
Reviewed On 8/12/2019 by Kimber M
Everyone loved our food at our wedding and the service CK provided was amazing. We were so pleased with our experience start to finish of planning our menu to day of presentation! I would highly recommend CK and be sure to do the complimentary ...
food tasting they offer as well!
Reviewed On 8/08/2019 by Jordan B
We were married at Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn on July 26, 2019. We chose CK Catering from the list of preferred vendors. We are soooo immensely happy with our choice! The tasting was so much fun & seemed like a party. Melissa & Bob were s...
o easy to work with. The food was amazing! The planning was easy! My guests are still raving about how delicious the food was! Thank you, CK!
Reviewed On 7/27/2019 by Jess K
Food was amazing! They were so hands off and handled everything. During cocktail hour, we mingled with guests and took pictures. They made sure we had appetizers at our table ready to eat. Everyone raved about the food! I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 7/12/2019 by Keisha S
The food and the staff were top of the line. All of our guest were going on and on about it. I'd definitely use them for another special occasion.
Reviewed On 7/01/2019 by Carolyn S
We had the Champagne Chicken and the BBQ Brisket- and it was amazing! Guests loved every bite from the appetizers to the final course. Wait staff was very attentive and accommodating. Would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 6/18/2019 by Maggie B
We went to a tasting and thought the food was ok. We thought well it’s good for “catered food for a large amount of people.”
We were pleasantly surprised on how good the food was the day of our wedding! We were so happy we had CK Catering for o...
ur reception! Both our parents and all of our guests loved it and even had seconds.
The staff is very accommodating and professional.
Leading up to the event, they provided great customer service and really walked us through every step and choice. We knew it was going to be hassle free the day of and we were right.
All food was tasty, warm and well seasoned. Tables looked great and the head chef could not have been more professional. They made us feel like the beautiful brides and hosts we were.
Reviewed On 6/13/2019 by Lindsay D
The team at CK Catering was so on point - so helpful throughout the planning and prep & the execution was flawless. The food was delicious. My only regret is that I didn't make time for the ice cream sundae bar! But the guests absolutely loved ...
it!! So many compliments on the food. Thank you, CK!
Reviewed On 6/10/2019 by Jenna G
Good variety to choose from, self sufficient on site, and Melissa even came up to me and reminded me that my dinner was ready to be eaten. Bacon wrapped dates, shrimp cocktail, ice cream bar, and mashed potatoes were items that stood out to us....
Thank you for being a part of our special day!
Reviewed On 6/03/2019 by Arielle C
I got married in October so this is kind of late. CK is so amazing. They were helpful every step of the way. My guests were very impressed with how pleasant the entire staff was. food and service was great! overall, great experience.
Reviewed On 1/06/2019 by Melissa H
CK Catering catered our wedding at The Box Factory. Their friendly staff were professionally dressed, attentive, and timely. The guest’s favorites were the the baby lamb chops with mint chutney, the charcuterie table, and prime rib with horser...
adish mayo. They raved about all the food! Later we included a fun late night snack, walking tacos. My husband and I would recommend CK Catering for any occasion! Thank you.
Reviewed On 11/25/2018 by Ashley C
To this day, and it has been almost three months since our big day, we continue to get compliments on the food at our wedding. It was absolutely delicious! We cannot tell you how many times we heard, “That was the best dinner we’ve ever had at ...
a wedding!” CK Catering was so helpful in making the process go smoothly. We went in for a face-to-face visit, where they were willing to prepare five items of our choosing to preview to help us with the main course decision. We also attended an open house event where we were able to preview a few of the sides, desserts, salads, and other specialty items. Ultimately, we decided on a family style service with balsamic chicken & steak with chimichurri sauce. The CK Catering team was very accommodating of our gluten free and vegetarian guests, too. They communicated very openly and honestly about possible options and choices, which we truly appreciated. We wanted the experience to be as enjoyable as possible for our guests, and CK Catering made this happen. The wait staff were so efficient, friendly & attentive. If we could, we would relive every moment of our wedding day thanks to their special care and attention to detail.
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Elizabeth S
CK Catering was a no-brainer choice for our 9/9/18 wedding! It was such a relief to find a catering service who provided the whole package (setup, serving, cleanup) for a fair and affordable price. From the private tasting they held for us, the...
group tasting we attended later on to the wedding day itself, they proved their consistency, quality and professionalism time and time again. They are organized, efficient communicators and make the planning process easy for busy brides and grooms. And the on-site grilling really sets them apart! I have received more compliments than I can count from guests raving how delicious and fresh the food was. The day-of staff was lovely, all details were executed perfectly and the food was truly outstanding!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Regina H
We hired CK Catering for our wedding in July at the Hidden Vineyard. They absolutely killed it! The food was stellar, and the service was prompt and professional. Both the beautiful sit down dinner, and hors d'oeuvres were served with elegance ...
and class. Thank you CK!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Evelyn E
Food was wonderful. I loved working with Melissa and Karen throughout the process however on the day of the event I was informed that some of the staff of Ck catering were acting in a mean to demeaner to some of my guest (ex. Rushing them to fi...
nishing eating/drinking their water and informing them the cups had to go). Additionally, vegetarian options weren't served on time and neither were the kids options.
Also, when they came back later in the night they were rushing to leave and kept insisting that I put the cake in a container that wasn't mine. They were extremely rude about the situation and rushing me to make a decision. They could have handled it differently. My interactions were wonderful prior but I wish they were more more professional the day of.
Reviewed On 10/07/2018 by Alexandra M
Overall, the food was excellent and the staff with whom I worked before the event were extremely professional and responsive to my questions and needs. On the day of the event, the main course was served later than we scheduled. With that sai...
d, the problem has since been discussed and resolved with CK management, who were extremely understanding and receptive to our feedback, and the guests did not seem to notice because we maintained bar service throughout dinner. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the food, which all agreed was the most delicious dinner served at a wedding. In particular, the beef tenderloin was a huge hit, as were the nacho bar and pulled pork sliders for the late-night snack.
Reviewed On 10/04/2018 by Claire K
While our venue required us to use CK Catering, we could not have been happier with the results. Staff was very professional and their coordinators made the process so easy and answered any questions or concerns that we had. I love that they o...
ffer more unique and creative choices. We received so many compliments from our guests on how great the food was! We went with the maple whiskey chicken, flank steak with chimmichurri, garlic smashed potatoes, green beans with almonds, and roasted vegetables and everything was wonderful! I would highly recommend CK. We also served the dinner family-style, where there are larger dishes of everything that are passed around the table. It was something a little different and everybody loved it!
Reviewed On 9/21/2018 by Rebecca S
CK Catering was everything I could ever want in a wedding caterer and more! Bob and his team were amazing to work with throughout the entire process, and put me at ease while wedding planning.
The entire team were very responsible to emails a...
nd phone calls, and were very detailed in making sure that everything went off without any hick ups.
The set up, event and culinary crew were so friendly and provided great service. And I'm not kidding when I say this was the BEST wedding food I've ever had. I've had so many guests tell me the same thing as well. I was so impressed and so happy with what was provided.
Thank you all so much for making such a huge part of my wedding experience so great!
Reviewed On 9/01/2018 by Mandy A
CK is a well oiled machine! The planning and day-of were a breeze with them. As a full-service caterer, they took care of everything from linens and place settings, to food and tear down. Every time I spoke to them prior to the wedding I felt l...
ike all was under control. Very pleasant and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend CK Catering!
Reviewed On 8/31/2018 by Brittany M
Would absolutely reccomend CK for all things wedding! We not only used them for catering our wedding AND our rehersal dinner, but we also used Melissa for our day of planner. Everything was perfect! All of the food for both the rehersal and the...
reception was incredible. All of our guests had great things to say! CK staff members were polite, professional and very friendly and Melissa went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for my wife and I. We would absolutely reccomend her for your planning needs! Especially if you aren’t from the area. We were planning from about 2.5 hours away and Melissa was SO helpful in that process for us. Constantly making sure we had what we needed & wanted, communicating with our vendors, keeping on track with the planning timeline and even making amazing reccomendations for ourselves and our guests in regards to what to do in the area!!
We absolutely loved our experience!!
Reviewed On 8/12/2018 by Danielle K
CK catering was awesome to work with. Everything went according to plan and the food was awesome! Thank you!
Reviewed On 8/10/2018 by Sara M
Food was great. Guests loved it. Pricing was very reasonable. Be proactive in any concerns you may have in order to prevent any issues on the wedding day. Customer service was very good.
Reviewed On 7/27/2018 by Chrissy F
Our guests raved about the food on our big day! We had buffet style and everything was excellent. Food was fresh and stayed warm for all guests. We loved working with CK’s team both prior to, and on the day of our wedding. Everyone was very ple...
asant and accommodating. We would highly recommend using them!
Reviewed On 7/24/2018 by Kara L
Melissa and her team at CK are amazing! Melissa was our 3 month planner and she went above and beyond to make our wedding spectacular. They are so professional and take out all the stress on the wedding day.
CK did a wonderful job with our foo...
d. We loved every single thing and their wait staff was great! Thank you!!
Kara & Kevin Koch
Reviewed On 7/16/2018 by Nick R
We loved the food from CK catering! We heard a lot of compliments from the wedding about how great our food was. I would recommend the Cherry balsamic chicken was amazing!!
Reviewed On 7/11/2018 by Ana T
The food was definitely delicious!! I am so glad that we got the chance to use them on catering for our reception. Everyone that I talked to said that they loved the food! It was exactly the way that we wanted and would recommend them to future...
Reviewed On 6/24/2018 by Samantha M
CK was amazing! The food at our wedding was so good and everyone loved it! They had enough for seconds which was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for more amazing food!
Reviewed On 6/21/2018 by Kyle C
The food=delicious! The staff=wonderful! The dessert=even better! Highly recommend
Reviewed On 6/06/2018 by Shannon S
We hired CK Catering for our wedding at the Veranda at the Whitcomb over Memorial Day weekend of 2018. The entire planning process was SO simple, and Bob and Melissa were so wonderful to work with. Bob conducted our tasting, and Melissa handled...
the table linens and menu details. She worked with us to realize our Travel/Island theme and suggested the Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with mango salsa – which was a HUGE hit! We were hesitant at first, as we had several guests with dietary restrictions and allergies, but Melissa was very wonderful in contacting our guests to verify allergen information and to be certain they would covered for our event. She even went out of her way to offer two different vegan options, as some guests had severe gluten allergies and could not have the pasta option. The day of our wedding, we were BLOWN AWAY by the food. It tasted even better than it had at our tasting. I’ll be honest, we both have very large and very picky families when it comes to food, but our guests are STILL raving about how amazing the food was and joke about wishing they could have taken some home to have for later. All of our guests with allergies were also amazed by how delicious everything was, and were stuffed by the end of the day! Melissa also assisted us in adding a last minute beverage package for during our ceremony, and I’m SO glad we did. Our wedding day ended up being unseasonably hot, at 91F with a heat index of 99F – so the ceremony beverages were a huge hit! We honestly can’t say enough wonderful things about them and the entire planning process, so THANK YOU!
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by Shelby C
3 words. Bacon wrapped dates. DELICIOUS!! Everything from the planning to the food was great. The planning calls were well organized and I loved using google docs to help plan the menu and the timeline. They were extremely helpful in working wi...
th us on guest food allergies.
Reviewed On 2/18/2018 by Jaime V
CK Catering was a pleasure to work with! We met with them for a private tasting when we were trying to determine our menu. We also came out for a wedding group tasting event. This was so helpful, in order to try all the appetizers, sides, salad...
s, and entrees available! We had the most amazing food thanks to CK Catering! The appetizers were to die for. For dinner, we went with BBQ pork, homemade BBQ sauce & Carolina mustard, garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and side salad (with apples, walnuts, and raspberry vinaigrette). What stood out most about CK Catering compared to others was all the ways we could cut down on costs! For example, we opted for a buffet (rather than family style or plated meals) and chose their bamboo recyclable dining ware to save several dollars per guest. I will say, my only complaint was that some of our choices were missing on the big day. We had planned on CK Catering providing a chalkboard menu, so that guests would know what to choose from. CK Catering did not communicate this to whoever they sent to Blue Dress Barn, so there was no menu and guests were a little confused what their options were. My dad, for example, put BBQ sauce on his potatoes thinking it was gravy. We had also planned on CK providing large sandwich rolls for the BBQ pork to be made into sandwiches at the buffet. Those were not part of the buffet on the big day. I was disappointed, but guests still enjoyed their meal. I think CK delivered on flavor. The appetizers and dinner were delicious. The staff was efficient and professional as well! I do feel CK fell short on some of the smaller details we were counting on! This upset my mom more than anything. CK assured us that we were not charged for the chalkboard menu or sandwich rolls after the fact, but that doesn’t fix the fact that they weren’t provided on my wedding day as we had planned.
Reviewed On 1/04/2018 by Erica H
CK made feeding our guests a breeze! They are very organized, make it easy for you to decide on all the small details of the appetizers, meals and drinks. Everyone we worked with responded timely, and even contacted up on the weekend when they ...
saw a slight problem with our set up. We had a vegetarian, vegan and meat options and they took the extra steps to make sure our vegan guests were happy. Highly recommended! They certainly know what their doing and are reliable.
Reviewed On 12/12/2017 by Halee E
CK catering was amazing to work with. Everything was so organized and the staff was so helpful. I was so overwhelmed by al of the decisions to be made that I didn't even know where to start. The first time that I sat down with Melissa, she put ...
all my anxieties to rest. Their pricing is incredible compared to others in the area, and their food is amazing. They really worked with us to make sure everything was perfect for our day!
Reviewed On 11/14/2017 by Pam B
We had an excellent experience with CK catering during our wedding this summer! They were very professional, and the food was delicious! Melissa and Bob were so easy to work with. Thanks for making our day great!
Reviewed On 10/04/2017 by Hannah K
Very easy company to work with. Communication was great leading up to the wedding. I planned from out of town but we had several phone meetings prior to the wedding. Food tastes great. They were able to work with our menu and our guests who had...
dietary restrictions. The only thing I did not like was the appearance of the food. We had buffet style service and instead of traditional buffet servers they just had the big metal dishes on a table. I was not expecting that at all. Made the dinner look a little cheap. Food was tasty non the less.
Reviewed On 9/11/2017 by Brittney B
Ryan and I were so pleased with our decision to go with CK Catering. They were professional and prompt in communication throughout the entire process. Food was a very important item for us, as everyone always remembers the food, and they defini...
tely did not disappoint. I would highly recommend attending one of their group tastings, that really helped us narrow down our menu. We did a dual plated entrée, and it was delicious. Truly a wonderful staff, great food, and it is no wonder they come so highly recommended. GREAT!
Reviewed On 8/23/2017 by Sandi S
Great service and great menu! Amazing staff and everyone raved about the food. They even held and took my desserts for me at the last minute.
Reviewed On 8/23/2017 by Shelby S
Although, we had to book Ck with our venue (12 corners vineyards) we were pleased we had them for our day. The imperial chicken was the best chicken I have ever had!! Everyone loved the bacon wrapped dates for the appetizers too. They were eas...
y to work with and Melissa helped us pick out our linens. Jennifer was awesome to talk to weeks leading up to our date and talk through pricing and any additions we wanted. Highly recommend CK!!!
Reviewed On 8/21/2017 by Kimberly C
Food was great! We did a group tasting with them before the wedding and it was so much fun! Also the coordinators are great to work with and the waitstaff was on point as well. The made everything run very smoothly for the wedding. Loved the si...
rloin, red skin mashed potatoes, and corn salad!
Reviewed On 8/14/2017 by Nicole S
CK Catering was friendly, helpful, and professional. Melissa helped with small details all along the way and we received many many compliments about the food.
Reviewed On 7/31/2017 by Kim S
We hired CK Catering for my Daughters wedding July 15th. We are so happy with our decision! The food was great and the service was impeccable! Would definitely recommend them!
Reviewed On 7/20/2017 by Caroline B
Delicious food! CK is a wonderful caterer to work with! They helped us along the way to come up with an amazing menu for our day! We loved the food, and we received lots of compliments on how delicious everything was!
Reviewed On 6/23/2017 by Alexis R
DELICIOUS FOOD!!! We had buffet style imperial chicken, pulled pork, Mac and cheese, potatoes, green beans, cheddar biscuits, and salad. It was all so amazing. We received compliments all night on how great the food was 😊 very pleased with ou...
Reviewed On 6/20/2017 by Lauren L
We used CK Catering for our wedding on June 2nd at Blue Dress Barn and can't say enough great things. about working with them! From the beginning, Bob was extremely responsive via email and we were able to schedule our first tasting pretty quic...
kly, where the food was amazing! We then began to work with Melissa who was also extremely easy to work with and super nice and gave us her opinions / thoughts on anything we weren't sure about.
They grilled on-site which is something you don't see very often but it was comforting knowing it was being cooked on-site and not earlier and sitting in a hot car etc.
We received SO many compliments from our guests about how good our food was.
Thank you CK for such a great experience!!
Reviewed On 6/16/2017 by Kylie O
My husband and I had a GREAT experience with CK Catering. Robert got back to me quickly by email (we were planning out of state) and assured me that they were able to work around my dairy allergy. A month or so before our wedding, Melissa set u...
p a phone meeting with us to go through our menu. We did a disposable package with a buffet (great on a budget!) and upgraded using their BEAUTIFUL bamboo plates and bowls (completely worth the upgrade- much better than styrofoam).
We were originally told we would need only one 8 foot table for the buffet, so that is what we had set up at the reception. The staff informed me that they needed another table right before dinner started, and desite the mix up, it went very smoothly and was handled seamlessly- I didn't even notice another table being brought in (I give both the CK staff and my reception venue a shout out for that one) and dinner was still served on time.
The food was amazing- our guests are still telling us how good it was (especially the sweet potatoes) and I loved not worrying about my dairy allergy, which they worked around easily.
I would definitely recommend CK Catering! They were extremely accomadating, especially with budget, planning out of state, and food allergies.
Reviewed On 6/03/2017 by Denise B
We used CK Catering for our wedding & could not be happier! To me, wedding food is usually so-so or, more often than not, just plain bad, so we were beyond impressed with the food from CK. It was seriously really good. Like really really good. ...
(I want their recipe for their Cherry Balsamic chicken!) Everything was grilled on-site and served hot & tasted fresh and amazing! The food was a big hit with our guests. They were also really great to work with - very responsive & very friendly. I really can't say enough great things about them!
Reviewed On 6/01/2017 by Kay L
Thanks to CK Catering and Melissa their wedding planner for putting together a terrific wedding/reception for our daughter...and all in 7 weeks!!! They were perfect during the planning - they recommended other vendors (florist, photographer et...
c) and stepped in to facilitate when needed (without stepping on my toes). Melissa was always present to make sure that our wishes were heard. The food and the service at the reception were terrific! All of our guests had traveled so I wanted to make sure that they were treated with respect and grace. The delicious food was served hot and the staff was present at all tables to make sure that none of our guests was in need of anything. Really great! Cannot say enough. Well done!!!
Reviewed On 1/04/2017 by Blair L
If you're wondering why their rating is so high... stop. CK Catering is a fantastic group to work with!! Our wedding catering was AMAZING. Everyone actually loved the food, and how often do you get to say that about wedding catering? : ) But, m...
y favorite part about CK Catering was their staff. I honestly don't even remember how many people were running around our wedding... but they were all insanely sweet, friendly, and full of smiles. All day everyone took the best care of us! I could not have asked for a better combination of service and quality! The team was also very helpful in keeping us on budget through the early processes. Highly recommend their services.
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Erin D
CK Catering was such a pleasure to work with. We planned our Michigan wedding all the way from Virginia and with Bob and Melissa's help we did a fantastic job in doing so. They went above and beyond throughout our year of communication and duri...
ng our planned visits. The family style dining was enjoyed as much as the food itself. The menu was broad and full of tasty food as was the late night menu. Our guests loved the pulled pork late night snack just like Melissa said they would. All the servers were so friendly and had excellent skills. Thank you for your services at our wedding!
Reviewed On 10/18/2016 by Jackie S
We had a great experience with CK Catering for our October 2016 wedding. They were incredibly responsive throughout the whole process, and were fantastic the night of. They were very efficient and professional. We received several compliment...
s on how delicious the food was as well, especially some of the appetizers!
Reviewed On 9/13/2016 by Kristen E
Delicious food! All of our guests commented on how great the chicken and salmon were. We would definitely recommend CK catering!
Reviewed On 9/07/2016 by Shannon L
My husband and I got married at the Blue Dress Barn on 9-3-16 and had CK catering for our food. They were wonderful from start to finish. They answered several questions along the way, provided detailed menus with pricing at the start, and prov...
ided several options at our tastings. They take care of all the finer details, linens, plates, and more! The full-service attention made the day go by much smoother. The food was superb and we had several guests say it was the best wedding food they’ve had in a long time. We opted for a dual plated option with beef tips and chicken marsala over smashed red potatoes. They handled the timeline well, were very organized, and even made a special plate without onions or garlic for one of our guests. We could tell a lot of care went into the night, and the value was really there. I would recommend them for any event or friend getting married.
Reviewed On 8/30/2016 by Kelsey G
CK Catering was so easy to work with! They are very organized and the staff is on top of it as well. There is so much planning they put in before ones wedding day. They have a google doc that is shared back and forth. This made it very easy to ...
keep everything together. The catering leads into so many areas of the wedding planning, having all that at easy access was a very nice thing to have. The best part, the food turned out great! On time, delicious, and the staff was courteous and friendly. Really all-in-all would recommend highly.
Reviewed On 8/15/2016 by Knot L
We live in California and got married at the San Francisco City Hall in April. We then had two wedding receptions in our home towns over the summer. My husband and I chose CK to cater the party at my aunt's house, which is on the Lake Michi...
gan bluff. They catered my sister's rehearsal dinner 3 years ago and we remembered the food being super tasty! They were great to work with and helped us plan everything from across the country. CK is organized and their food is delicious. I got a lot of compliments! My guests were really happy and so were my husband and me!
Reviewed On 8/02/2016 by Brittany R
Overall we were very happy with CK. They were easy to work with, professional and affordable. The only thing I was not totally impressed with was the tasting/food. For instance the crostinis were not really toasted and tasted like stale brea...
d, but I'm pretty picky, not sure if my guests noticed. I thought the food at the tasting was decent, but nothing to write home about., but my parents loved it. I admit to being a bit of a foodie. I wish at the tasting we could have tasted the rolls and desserts, and they were not there at all.
However, at the wedding we were very pleased. We had a plated dinner for 300 people and they did a great job. There was quite a break between salad and dinner. I had said they could serve during speeches but they did not. It worked fine as guests were able to go to the bathroom/grab a drink. Everyone raved about the whiskey salmon! I did not eat (everyone told me this would happen), so I cannot rate the food myself, but the bite of the roll I had was good and fresh. The only complicated thing was refilling the wine we had on the table. CK isn't able to touch alcohol so I asked if the servers would at least offer guests another bottle of whatever ran out of the table and then notify the bartenders. It sounded like if guests asked they were able to get a bottle, but not everyone may have felt comfortable asking. I think guests had more than enough to drink so it turned out fine.
I would use them again!
Reviewed On 7/01/2016 by Linsey T
CK Catering was the best option we could have possibly gone with for our wedding this past weekend at The Blue Dress Barn. They have amazing food, service and preparation! If you get married on the West Side of the state, especially at Blue Dre...
ss Barn, CK is your best option! I spoke with many companies not as familiar with the venue or with outrageous prices. Melissa the coordinator for CK was helpful and accommodating having phone meetings with my husband and I after hours at home due to my work schedule. The food, set up and service was wonderful! Thank you for everything!
Reviewed On 5/31/2016 by Lauren K
The reoccurring compliment we hear from our wedding guests is how outstanding the food was. CK Catering did a fantastic job with the food, we had a buffet style and the food was beautifully displayed and prepared, kept piping hot for guests and...
was simply delicious. I highly recommend CK for any event. My only redo is that I wish I ate more food!!!!
Reviewed On 12/19/2015 by Laura T
CK Catering was very pleasant to work with. Bob was very flexible in the menus he could offer us, in the times he could meet with us, and in his pricing of different requests. The company has a great system of collecting and organizing the de...
tails of an event, which revolves around Melissa I believe (or at least that was the case with us). Google Drive forms with fill-in-the-blanks for all of the information the caterer needed from us, along with scheduled calls to go over this information with Melissa, made it so that every little thing was thought of ahead of time, and enough ahead of time such that the bride & groom could have peace of mind weeks prior to the event and go into their wedding relaxed. We received many compliments from our guests on the food, which was an entree of pulled pork (among other things) served family style. CK Catering was actually the only company in the area that was not hesitant to accommodate our request for a less traditional menu of pulled pork, nacho bite appetizers, etc. The company was very good about taking on other small roles throughout the reception (Ie: relocating the guest book from the dance floor, or serving the cake pops), that are needed when there is no wedding planner involved.
Reviewed On 11/04/2015 by Melissa B
CK Catering was included in our venue package but we ended up hiring them for the rehearsal dinner and morning after brunch as well. They did an amazing job on all 3 events with great customer service, competitive prices, amazing food, beautif...
ul displays and great service.
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Kara J
CK Catering has wonderful service and the food is incredible. I planned my wedding from out of town and found their costumer service to be reliable and dependable. The waitstaff at my wedding was extremely polite and everything went so smoothly...
! People at my wedding also told me they had never had wedding food so good! Would definitely recommend them!
Reviewed On 9/13/2015 by Tasha G
We just used CK for our wedding, and it was fabulous!!! The food was AMAZING! The staff was super responsive and answered all of my questions promptly from day one. They were super easy to work with and had tons of options. The food at our tast...
ing wasn't great, some of it was still cold, and it was realy hard to only chose three things to taste, but the customer service was excellent. We fell in love with the champagne chicken and the ribs. Due to our budget we chose to stick with one option and went with the champagne chicken. We do not regret that. We had the chicken, which was perfectly cooked and everyone LOVED, a macaroni and cheese bar, which was served in martini glasses with assorted toppings, a salad that we chose, rolls, and steamed veggies. Everything was perfect. The staff was outstanding, very sweet and kind, went over the top to make sure everything was perfect. We chose to have buffet style dining with the bamboo plates, it was perfect. They were very conscious of food allergies and we had a few vegans in the party. They made sure all of that was taken care of. I have a gluten allergy and they had my plate already ready for me when dinner started, and i appreciated that so much. All of our guests loved the food and loved the staff, we would use them again in a heartbeat. I loved the menu sign they made for us, and i think that my only complaint of the whole night was that they spelled the grooms name wrong on the sign. We didn't even notice until we saw pictures. Our guests are STILL talking about how good the food was and how much they loved the staff. Thank you so much CK for making our wedding so special!!!!! (We planned the entire wedding from out of state and that was not a problem for them or us!)
Reviewed On 11/11/2014 by Brooke M
I loved this company. Great food with lots of personalized options if you wanted. Decent/reasonable price. Used both for rehearsal dinner and wedding
Reviewed On 10/20/2014 by Jodi J
I'm writing this review a year after our wedding because I want everyone to know how incredible CK is. Some of our friends were talking the other day about our wedding and they raved about our food.
My sister was so impressed by the food at...
our wedding that she will be using CK for her wedding in Aug. 2015.
Service was incredible and prices were extremely reasonable.
Reviewed On 10/11/2014 by Rachel C
We had gone to a tasting prior to booking CK as our wedding caterer, so we knew the food would be good, but honestly the day of, everything tasted and looked even better than we has expected! We had asked for jambalaya that isn't a regular on t...
heir menu, so we didn't get to taste test it beforehand, but man they did an excellent job with it! Perfect amount of spiciness :). The table linens and set up looked so elegant and well done. The food tasted and looked delicious. Tons of people commended on how plentiful the dinner food (we did family style) was, and especially the passed appetizers- I've been to plant of weddings were you feel like you have to chase down a staffer when they bring a new tray out before those run out, but many people commented that there were always tons of staff present and passing out apps and it never felt like you couldn't get one that you were looking for. That was important to me! Also MANY guests commended how polite and pleasant the staff was; and they looked fantastic- very professional. They did a FANTASTIC job setting up out sweets table (we did this in lieu of cake)! And Melissa was so helpful in the weeks leading up to the event in going over EVERY detail on phone interview and googledocs to make sure things would turn out exactly right. Everyone I emailed/called at CK Catering was exceedingly friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I highly recommend this caterer!! Thank you!!
Reviewed On 9/27/2014 by stefanie B
We had our wedding at The Veranda at the Whitcomb so in turn had CK Catering as our caterer. I loved that I did not have to research and find a caterer but was nervous about the quality of the food. CK Catering turned out to be a great choice....
The were easy to work with (as I planned the wedding from out of town) and open to making just about anything we wanted to eat. We settled on a family style menu (braised short ribs, champagne chicken, herb crusted pork tenderloin, smashed potatoes, asparagus...) The braised short ribs and chicken were a show stopper. The pork was a bit dry so I would suggest choosing a sauce to accompany it. They had great sauces that we were able to try at a tasting but my fiancés doesn't like gravy or sauces on his meat. We ended the knight with a late night snack of slider and fries. I didn't get to this snack until it was cold but it still tasted great. Their wait staff was very attentive and professional.
Reviewed On 9/26/2014 by Frank W
No other caterer I'd rather work with! Food and service were phenomenal and our family still raves about the short ribs! We were married August 2014 at The Vineyard @ 12 Corners, a newer outdoor venue, and CK was more than accommodating in figu...
ring out what would work best to preserve the quality of food and service since they'd be outdoors. The also presented us with really innovative menu ideas where CK used 12 Corners wine as a featured ingredient in the dinner food. Our guests still talk about how unique it was.
They were quick to respond to emails, setting up a private tasting, and getting a menu quoted. Dinner service was fast, food came out hot, and what matters most, is that it was delicious.
If we did it all again, using CK Catering as our caterer would be a no-brainer.
Reviewed On 9/11/2014 by Jessica F
CK catering was a good vendor for my wedding reception. I thought their prices were a bit high but they did a good job at the reception and the food was great.
Reviewed On 8/19/2014 by Ashley D
My husband and I had our wedding at Mill Creek Barn this past weekend and the food was awesome!! We had so many compliments on the food-I think people we actually surprised they had great tasting food at a wedding (let alone a buffet at a wedd...
ing!)! I was extremely pleased that they could accommodate my gluten-free diet and provided me with my own gluten-free pasta, which was pretty delicious! Melissa was extremely helpful when it came to our details and helped us figure out some details we weren't sure about. Would definitely recommend CK Catering for any occasion!!! They definitely did a wonderful job!
Reviewed On 7/20/2014 by Jennifer M
We had a buffet style but the food was amazing! Several compliments from guests! Service was great! They arrived on time to set up and provided everything we asked for!
Reviewed On 6/18/2014 by Katie J
The food was fabulous & different from your normal wedding fare. Everyone complimented the food, especially the bacon wrapped steak appetizers!!!
Reviewed On 6/08/2014 by Erica R
CK catering provided amazing service AND food! We did something a little different and provided wood fire pizza at our wedding and they made sure that everyone was eating GOURMET! Delicious! Our coordinator, Melissa, was extremely organized and...
professional. Also quick to provide any suggestions that she thought might work better and boy am I glad I listened to her! Thanks CK catering for making our buffet one to remember!
Reviewed On 5/27/2014 by Kara N
There was a misunderstanding at the beginning, but the company was quick to make sure everything was cleared up.
All of my guests raved about the food! Being a vegetarian, they were easy to work with to find something that would suit my nee...
Reviewed On 11/02/2013 by Cindi H
Food was wonderful. We received numerous compliments on the food and the staff. Bob was great to work with. Very laid back and accommodating with our wants and needs. Would highly recommend this catering services to anyone. Thanks CK Cater...
ing for making my daughters day the "wedding of her dreams" Cindi Harris
Reviewed On 10/17/2013 by Jenn B
Great food, great service!
Reviewed On 10/09/2013 by Katie
I had a year and a half to plan my wedding. When I initially looked at dresses at a local shop, the shop owner suggested a specific caterer for me due to my food allergy. I had booked this caterer, and worked with her for over a year.
, about 2 and a half months before my wedding, my original caterer backed out. I was devastated, and at a loss. One of the first things I did was post on a local Facebook group (the Southwestern Michigan Food Critics) asking if any caterers in the area were able to do gluten free, and were "zombie/owl wedding friendly". I quickly got a response from a person who works at CK Catering. She and I messaged back and forth for a bit that afternoon, then she had her boss call me that evening.
I did have contact with a few other caterers, but CK's response and new menu had so impressed my fiance that we booked them quickly.
I spoke with many people at CK and they were always friendly and helpful. They were able to make an entirely gluten free buffet style meal that everyone at the wedding loved. CK also made special vegan meals for two of my guests, and made me my own serving of roasted vegetables.
CK also had people I could hire to help set up and take down my wedding decorations (my friends and I had made all of the decorations).
My experience with CK was extremely positive. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a quality catering service.
Reviewed On 10/07/2013 by lizpardee
Everything about CK Catering exceeded my expectations. They were easy to work with, the food was delicious and they agree to grill at our outdoor beach wedding. I highly recommend them. Guests are still talking about how epic the food was. The ...
presentation was great. All around wonderful.
Reviewed On 9/19/2013 by Beth P
My experience with CK was beyond wonderful. All pre-wedding interactions with CK were handled professionally. During the reception the staff was polite and well dressed, the food was delicious and hot and the captain of the event (Melissa) was ...
sure to make sure everything was done the way I had requested. My guests loved the apple table and I have heard nothing but rave reviews on the food. Thank you for helping to make my wedding turn out so perfectly.
Reviewed On 7/03/2013 by Marissa S
CK catering was all about helping me and offering to help me with anything to relieve some of my stress. They always genuinely cared about what I wanted. Excellent, loved them!!
Reviewed On 6/12/2013 by Jackie D
When we went for our taste testing, we really enjoyed the food. The roast beef was a bit dry, but that's to be expected when you're cooking it for 150+ people.
On the the wedding day, the food was not the same. The beef seemed to be a diffe...
rent cut than we had tasted, and the pasta was WAY over cooked (it was literally falling apart when you picked it up) and flavorless. This was so disappointing, as the pasta was my favorite dish we had at the tasting! In addition, the potatoes were dry and unseasoned (they didn't seem to have anything on them at all) which, again, was not what we had at the tasting. It was almost embarassing to serve our guests this food :-/
I was really surprised at all of this, as (again) the food was good when we had it intially, and CK had received great reviews online. They staff was very helpful, and the service on the day of the wedding was OUTSTANDING. But unfortunately the most important part (the food) left a lot to be desired.
Reviewed On 11/04/2012 by Celia A
CK Catering was easy to work with and were affordable. Any questions we had were answered promptly by e-mail. Guests loved the food!
Reviewed On 11/01/2012 by Rebecca H
The best feedback I got was from my 94 year-old great aunt, who didn't even attend the wedding, but the fact that she had HEARD about how wonderful everything tasted was not a surprise. Everything was delicious! The only disappointing thing ab...
out our day, was that all of the bacon wrapped appetizers were gone before we got introduced ;) There were so many choices for the menu, but the staff helped guide us with for each course. Everything turned out perfectly, and they were able to accommodate our needs as well as our guests. Absolutely amazing, period.
Reviewed On 10/18/2012 by Shannon F
CK Catering was such a joy to work with for my rustic, fall wedding! We were able to do a tasting with them a year earlier, and we loved everything. They let me customize a lot of options on the menu, so the main dishes were unique and fit the ...
personality of me and my (now) husband. We went with comfort food - sliders, grilled cheese, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, etc. I had so many guests come up to me and compliment me on the food! They really liked that it wasn't your standard chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. It's nearly a month later and a friend was just raving about how delicious the pulled pork sliders were. I am so pleased we went with CK. They made our wedding a memorable one!
Reviewed On 10/03/2012 by Donna C
My daughter got married last weekend at the MillCreek Barns. We used CK for the food at the wedding based on high recommendations and a food tasting this past summer. Our guests are some heavy duty foodies and people can't keep raving about t...
he food. In addition, Bob was always available for various questions, was prompt replying to emails and his staff was friendly and professional. We appreciated all of the hard work.
Reviewed On 9/10/2012 by Alexandra T
CK Catering was absolutely wonderful at our wedding. The food was amazing and the staff so polite!
Reviewed On 9/02/2012 by Nicole W
We had a pig roast! It fit perfect with our rustic venue. The food was great at an affordable price. We did family style was the service was great. We were even able to keep the left over food too. They offered a food tasting about 6 month...
s before we got married. That made our food choices much easier! Ck Catering was easy to work with.