About Us

Multi-year award winners of Grand Rapids Magazine’s Best Caterer!

Your Event, Done Perfectly

Established in 1995, Distinctive Catering has become one of West, Southwest, and Central Michigan’s Premier caterers. Our goal is, and has always been, to provide our guests with a spectacular event at a very fair price. We pride ourselves on serving outstanding food with impeccable service.

Distinctive Catering is the exclusive catering service provider at The Waddell Center, Historic Bowens Mills, the Crossroads Banquet Center, and our 100+ partner venues throughout West, South West, Central Michigan.

Distinctive Catering Bar Service is the exclusive bar service provider at Studio D2D, The Harris Building, The Waddell Center, Historic Bowens Mills, and the Crossroads Banquet Center. Distinctive Catering Bar Service partners with many other venues throughout West Michigan.

Our experienced and professional chefs and staff will gladly help you execute every detail of your very important upcoming event. We will handle everything, so you and your guests can relax and enjoy the event.


Hands down the best wedding reception food I’ve ever had; probably the best catered food also. Our daughter chose the Italian buffet for her house wedding on November 7. Every dish was excellent! The desserts were equally good. Our guest count was 35 and the food portions were so generous that we could have fed at least 15 more people! Amazing! Delivery was within the 50 miles of GR so it was complimentary and on time. All we had to do was show the DC employee the food table and she took care of all the prep. We only had to open containers and get the utensils out and the buffet was ready. We couldn’t be happier with our experience!

– Misty

Also winners in '19, and '20

Also winners in '15, '16, and '19
Nominee 24,
Runner up '19, and '20,
Winner in '13, and '14