We are a local caterer and restaurant with a great, urban style, facility. With the low lighting and versatility, we can host your reception or rehearsal dinner with flair.
American, Greek, Italian
Food & Catering
Buffet, Chef Stations, Seated Meal
FOODesign by Chef Brech Reviews
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Reviewed On 7/08/2019 by Ashley S
We LOVED our food. The salad and dressing were absolutely delicious, they set our tables perfectly and even helped set up our dessert table (donuts we bought independently) without even asking them to. Nicole was great with everything leading u...
p to the big day and even more so on the day. We would definitely work with them again and recommend them to everyone needing catering.
Reviewed On 9/06/2017 by Leah G
Chef Brech catered my July 2017 wedding. He was flexible enough to travel from Grand Rapids to Charlotte, and working around the barn venue without prep kitchen. His food was excellent, particularly the seasoning on all of the vegetables. He...
was willing to work with us on a gluten free menu, special dishes for my very picky brother and my elderly grandmother. The service we received on the day of was extremely good. We chose the buffet dinner, but there were still servers keeping water glasses filled and busing the tables. Chef Brech was personally there for our wedding and also brought a different coordinator to keep everything running smoothly while he prepped food in the tent they brought with them. When we ran out of white wine early in the evening, the coordinator even made a run to the store to get some more! The price was fantastic and we just got so much service for that price along with the good food.
Reviewed On 1/21/2017 by Brooke B
What a wonderful experience!
We recently got married 1/7/17 at the Goei Center and FOODESIGN exceeded any expectations we had. I was lucky enough to work with both Steve & Cassandra and could not have asked for two more perfect people. They w...
ere quick with emails responses, always willing to suggest different ways to achieve the menu we had in mind, and always so professional and friendly. We went with a custom buffet with garden salad, beef tenderloin medallions, sicilian chicken, with traditional rice pilaf, herb roasted redskins, and fresh green bean almandine. It was phenomenal! All night we received compliments from our guest on how delightful the food was. From the beautiful linens and napkins to the amazing service, easily 10 out of 10!
Thank you so much for making our big day far more beautiful and delicious than we ever imagined!
Brooke & Thom Normandin
Reviewed On 7/11/2016 by Andrew C
We asked Chef Brech to set up three different stations of food for our reception. Even after making it clear that we wanted dinner ready by 7:15pm, it wasn't ready until 7:45pm. I (the groom) had to go out behind the tent looking for the Chef B...
rech employees and when I found them, they were smoking! I couldn't believe the lack of preparation and professionalism from a supposed wedding caterer. I informed Steve Brechting (the owner) about what happened and he never responded. It's clear that his strategy is to get you to fork over thousands of dollars for your event, do a terrible job, and then move onto the next event without apologizing or providing compensation. Chef Brech is the definition of poor customer service. I obviously wouldn't choose them again for any event.
Reviewed On 6/14/2015 by Knottie1434289473
We attended our friends wedding at the new Harris Building in downtown Grand Rapids last evening. A BEAUTIFUL space might i add. We were excited to experience what Food Design had to offer since we had never been to an event catered by them. ...
It started off a little rocky and only got worse from there. The wedding size was around 100 people and the bar was unable to get the beer to pour properly, after only 1 hour of service they ran out of moscato and an hour after that the chardonnay was gone as well, by 10pm there was no white wine at all. On to what really matters, the food! The wedding party did speeches, we toasted half a dozen times over a 20 minute period, and when the dj released the head table things got weird. When the wedding party arrived to the buffet they were met with no food, nothing!! Looking confused the wedding party broke apart and began mingling with guests at the tables. 20 minutes later servers began bringing out a variety of pizzas and some warm salad for everyone to be disgusted by, that was the best part. The pizza was on frozen dough and it was obviously stone cold. The cheese was hard and dry, the chicken pesto pizza might have been good if it wasnt cold and on a crust that I assume was made from a recycled cardboard substance. At the end of the buffet was a basket of breadsticks (made from the same recycled cardboard crust) and marinara sauce that was in a chaffing dish but was also merely luke warm. It didnt ruin the night because the food wasnt the reason we were there, however Chef Brech and Food Design should consider themselves lucky this wasnt my wedding...
Reviewed On 2/11/2015 by mandy W
Chef Brech is amazing!!! His food was perfect at our wedding, and we had so many compliments on the food!!!
He also was so easy to work with. We had a strict budget and he really helped us stay within the budget. Chef did three different fo...
od tastings with us and was always so nice!
Chef Brech is awesome! Do not hesitate booking him, you will not be sorry!!
Thanks so much Chef!!
Reviewed On 10/07/2014 by Carly L
Although we were really happy with the quality of food and the service of the catering staff during dinner, there were a few disappointments. We planned for Chef Brech to be our main contact, but he was double booked and told us his other Chef ...
would be assigned to us instead. This other chef did a great job with the food prep and presentation, but with Chef Brech not being there, the staff showed up much later than expected, without warning, and not many of the details were passed along as promised.
Reviewed On 9/30/2013 by a member
Chef Brech did a phenomenal job catering my wedding! He was so accommodating with our schedule, venue and provided tables and linens. We had different stations and couldn't have been happier! Everyone raved about the food! With other restaurant...
owners in the attendance it could've been a tough crowd but Chef Brech delivered perfectly! I was so happy and stress free everything was a breeze!