To best service the diverse needs of our customers, The Ballroom at McKay has hand selected the following Grand Rapids area Caterers. Customers are offered the flexibility of building their vendor teams to best fit their needs and expectations for their event. Each Caterer was chosen based upon their excellent reputation within the special event and culinary industries. The service experience they have created, and continue to create, is second to none. No outside food can be brought in.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Whether your meeting or event requires a little something to nosh on or a more substantial meal, The Amway Grand Plaza Catering Team will help you put together – and pull off – the perfect plan. The Amway Grand Plaza Catering team is comprised of an unparalleled team of professional chefs and service professionals who know exactly how to make your meeting or event more memorable and eventful; with exceptional cuisine and impeccable service – anywhere, anytime.

Kangaroo Kitchen & Catering

The Catering Company

Martha’s Catering

Martha’s Catering offers superb quality, an unparalleled selection of foods, and an outstanding level of professional, yet highly personalized service.

Whatever your gathering – a formal wedding reception, corporate luncheon or formal fundraising event– Martha’s Catering will handle each and every detail so you can enjoy your guests and focus on the special occasion

The Gilmore Collection

Award-winning Gilmore Catering is among the best social and corporate catering companies in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since 1978, we’ve been perfecting our catering services craft with chef-inspired, customized catering menus. We offer warm, knowledgeable service for social occasions like weddings, receptions, Mitzvahs, quinceaneras, and birthday parties, and corporate functions like business meetings, company holiday parties, and product launches. We cater with character! Our culinary team will work closely with you to create the perfect custom buffet or plated catering menu. Our expert planners will ensure maximum return on your wedding or corporate event budget. Simply put – we love catering!

San Chez Bistro

San Chez Bistro offers a Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine while staying true to the urban and modern feel of Grand Rapids. At San Chez Bistro, we work closely with the guest and with The Ballroom at McKay to ensure that each event goes as smoothly as possible, while going above and beyond expectations. We offer different full-service dining styles to accommodate the desired atmosphere of the event. For a more casual event, we offer buffet-style dining. Guests desiring the traditional San Chez feel can opt for our family-style plated dinners. This style of dining consists of our highly-trained and personable staff serving multiple courses on portioned plates to each table which are then passed and shared—a unique, fun, and sociable way to dine! Butler-style catering is also an option, where our staff serves a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres directly to the guests.

Creating a positively memorable event is what we at San Chez specialize in and strive for every day. As our slogan states, we are not a food company serving people, we are a people company serving food! Curious about what else we have to offer for your event? Contact our Special Events Coordinator, Lindsey Schneider, for more information.


Download a PDF of The Ballroom at Mckay’s Preferred Caterers (2018-2019)