Food is something we take seriously. Nearly everyone looks forward to a delicious meal at events so we only suggest the best caterers in the Grand Rapids area. Being able to accommodate the diverse needs of our customers is something we constantly strive for.

The Ballroom at McKay has thoughtfully hand-selected the following Grand Rapids area caterers that we recommend for your event. 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 may be brought in.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Whether your meeting or event requires a little something to snack 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; trust the Amway Grand Plaza team to provide exceptional cuisine and impeccable service – anywhere, anytime.

Kangaroo Kitchen & Catering

Are you looking for a caterer with unique fresh ideas and colorful presentation, with staff that are friendly and helpful and who genuinely love creating something special for you? Kangaroo Kitchen could be the caterer for you!

At Kangaroo Kitchen, we love cooking and helping people — and it’s a joy to bring the two together. With our fresh and creative ideas, our passion, and our friendly nature, we are here to help you create something special and unique for your event. 

It is all about creating an experience to make your event —and the food and service we provide for you — one which all your guests will remember.

The Catering Company

The Catering Company is where people in the know go when they want the most trendsetting menu selections and event services for their guests. No event is too big or too small; they’re all special to us. Whether it’s an informal business meeting, a small gathering of family and friends, your wedding day or a gala event for community members and associates, The Catering Company provides an exceptional level of service and superb menu selections, bringing you current and innovative catering services.
Great food and outstanding service—there’s no better way to make your event planning seamless! Get in touch with our event specialists today to learn how The Catering Company can provide for your total event experience.

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 every detail so you can enjoy your guests and focus on enjoying the 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 to the character! Our culinary team will work closely with you to create the perfect custom buffet or plated catering menu. Our expert planners will ensure the maximum return on your wedding or corporate event budget. Simply put – we love catering!

CLI Catering & Events

Ever since the days when buggies visited the Clifford Lake Hotel, bringing resorters to enjoy the charm of the area, the Hotel has been in continuous operation. The Inn has weathered many storms and has been in operation through many major events that have shaped our wonderful country over the past century. It was welcoming travelers when cars and televisions were introduced. Guests were sitting around the Hotel discussing the World Wars, presidents assassinations, and men walking on the moon. It has survived the Great Depression, a huge fire, and years of neglect. But no matter what cards have been dealt, the Inn has continued to open its doors to welcome guests and bring warm smiles to their faces. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Inn, and that you feel the warmth and love that has kept this old building running for almost 140 years.


The Ballroom at McKay is now booking 2023 weddings, so contact us today to start building your dream vision!


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