On the most important day of your life, the wedding dinner is part of the grand finale celebration, and your meal needs to be perfect.

That’s what we do. Chowhound Gourmet Catering has built its stellar reputation on flawlessly presenting the best meal for you, your friends, and your family on your special day so that you can simply enjoy and celebrate.

Our countless five-stars and reviews say it all. If you’d like the same experience at your wedding, Chef John Breeland will work with you to create a menu that will please every guest. Chef John can also arrange a tasting of your wedding menu.

PLAN YOUR EVENT

Wedding Sample Menus

​Mini Hotdogs …. 2.25
Franks all beef, puff pastry, mustard

Garden Vegetable Tartlet ….1.75
Zucchini, squash, peppers, tomato, fresh herbs, avocado mousse

Thai Vegetable Potsticker (Steamed or Fried)… 1.75
Red Curry Dipping Sauce

Moroccan Stuffed Mini Pepper (vegan) … 2.25
Sweet potato, butternut squash, carrot, o.j. , quinoa, charmoula sauce

Arancini … 2.00

Wild Mushroom Canapes (vegetarian) …2.00
Boursin cheese, fresh herbs, Parmesan, crispy phyllo

Caprese Skewer (vegetarian) … 2.00
Grape tomato, fresh Mozzarella, basil puree

Maui Shrimp Spring Roll…$.75

Crab Rangoon…1.75

Gently Smoked Salmon Cakes … 2.25
Dijion aioli

Shrimp Cocktail … 2.00

Buffalo Chicken Poppers…1.50

Coconut Chicken Fingers…2.25
Pineapple-ginger dipping sauce

Quesadillas… 2.00
Pork carnitas, Queso, cilantro

Beef Empanada…2.00

Italian Meatballs … 2.00
Italian Parsley, Parmesan, garlic

Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta … 2.50
Grilled, horseradish spread, tomato filet, basil puree

Boards
Priced per person ( minimum of 10 people)

Cheese Board …. 7.00
Assorted domestic & imported cheeses, fresh fruit & berries, house pickles, cured olives, chutneys, gourmet crackers, & other traditional accompaniments

Meat Board… 10.00
Assorted meats, house-pickles, spreads, cured olives, peppers, mustards, fresh bread

Vegetable Board… 7.00
Vegetables prepared 4 ways. Raw, roasted, grilled & pickled. Served with hummus and pita chips

Combination Board …19.00
Our above 3 boards combined

Chowhound’s Plated Entrées

​All plated entrees come with a plated seasonal salad. Soup $ 2.00 up-charge.

Some items are subject to change in pricing.

Airline Chicken Breast … $ 32.00
Garlic whipped potatoes, French green beans, grape tomato-fennel relish , citrus veloute

Braised Short-Ribs … $ 38.00
Boneless , Dijon whipped potatoes, baby carrots, natural Burgundy sauce, pickled turnips

Parmesan Crusted Salmon … $ 34.00
Wild rice-quinoa pilaf, asparagus , red pepper coulis , basil puree

Lake Superior Walleye… $33.00
Cornmeal crusted, roasted redskin potatoes, creamed corn off the cob, whole grain aioli, tomato jam

Lemon Crusted Shrimp… $30.00
Wild rice, quinoa pilaf, asparagus, lemon-white butter sauce

Coriander Crusted N.Y. Strip … $36.00
Warm fingerling potato salad, green onions, roasted brussel sprouts, tomato marmalade

Beef Tenderloin Filet … $ 40.00
Potato au gratin, French green beans, red wine demi-glace

Land & Sea… $ 40.00
Braised boneless short-ribs, seared sea scallops, garlic whipped potatoes, charred asparagus, natural Burgundy reduction, corn & bacon relish

Land & AIr… $ 40.00
Filet mignonette, roasted airline chicken breast, garlic whipped potatoes, French green beans, Burgundy demi-glacé , cucumber relish.

Moroccan Stuffed Mini Pepper  ( Vegan ) … $28.00
Sweet potato, carrot, quinoa, pepper, citrus. Chickpea salad ; cucumber, roasted vegetables, charmoula sauce.

Thai Vegetable Curry ( vegan ) … $28.00
Asian vegetables, marinated tofu, red curry coconut sauce, ginger scented Jasmine rice

Wild Mushroom Risotto ( vegan upon request ) … $28.00
Arborio rice, wild mushrooms, truffle scented, roasted vegetables, fresh herbs, cracked black pepper

Please view our vegan menu for more options !

Ask your server about menu items that are cooked to order. Consuming under cooked meats or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Chowhound Buffet

2 entrees, 2 starch and 1 vegetable….. $ 31.00

Some items are subject to change in pricing.

Beef and seafood options add $ 4.00 per guest

Prime Rib add $6.00 per guest

Add an additional entrée $ 4 per guest, starch & vegetable $ 2 per guest

Buffet includes a seasonal salad or $2.00 up charge for soup.

Entrees
Airline Chicken Breast, white wine citrus sauce
Burgundy Braised Chicken,  airline chicken breast, apple smoked bacon, button mushrooms, garlic, Burgundy demi-glace
Mediterranean Chicken, airline chicken breast, artichokes, cured olives, grape tomatoes, dill, lemon veloute
Charred Vegetable Enchilada , zucchini, peppers, carrots, onion, cotija, chipotle, enchilada sauce ( Vegetarian / vegan upon request )
Moroccan Stuffed Mini Peppers, sweet potato, butternut squash, carrot, quinoa, serrano peppers, charmoula sauce ( Vegan )
Braised Brisket, apple bacon, carrots, parsnips, leeks, fresh herbs, natural Cabernet reduction
Porchetta , ( carving station ) Pork loin stuffed, pork tenderloin, oranges, peppers, Mexican spices, chimichurri sauce
Roasted Top Sirloin, burgundy au jus, horsey sauce

Thai Vegetable Curry (Vegan) Asian vegetables, red curry-coconut sauce, ginger scented Jasmine rice
Italian Braised Vegetables (Vegan upon request), Zucchini, yellow summer squash, eggplant, peppers, garlic, tomato, rainbow swiss chard, fresh herbs, Parmesan creamy polenta or Ziti pasta
California Harvest (Vegan upon request), Heirloom potatoes, shaved corn off the cob, cured olives, caramelized onions, hydrated cranberries, Chevre cheese, black bean croquette, ranchero sauce
Wild Mushroom Risotto (Vegan upon request), Arborio rice, sauteed mushrooms, roasted vegetables, Parmesan, fresh herbs, cracked black pepper

$ 4.00 upcharge
Honey-Sage Roasted Turkey (carving station) apple cider creme, cranberry relish
Herb Crusted Prime Rib (carving station) aromatic au jus, horsey sauce
Parmesan Crusted Salmon, roasted red pepper coulis
N.Y. Strip Loin, burgundy au jus, horsey sauce

Starches
Herb crusted red skin potatoes
White cheddar creamy grits
Boursin layered Potato au gratin
Mash Potatoes
Quinoa & Wild Rice Pilaf
Mac & Cheese
Ziti Pasta , roasted tomato sauce, Mozzarella , crispy garlic crumbs
Gnocchi with fontina creams sauce
Autumn sweet potato mash

Vegetables
Fresh Green Beans
Roasted Vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, caramelized carrots
Brussels Sprouts, roasted shallot vinaigrette
Honey-Ginger Carrots & Parsnips
Mexican Street Corn
Classic Vegetable Ratatouille
Roasted Beets, basil puree
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Charred Asparagus ($1.00 upcharge)

Family Style Serving

Family Style Starting Package starting at $ 34.00 per guest

Some items are subject to change in pricing.

Family Style includes two entrees, two starches, & one vegetable.

Beef & seafood options add $ 6.00 per guest
Add an additional entree $ 6.00 per guest. Add a starch or vegetable for $ 2.00 per guest
Family Style includes a plated seasonal salad or $2.00 up-charge for soup.

Entrees

Boneless roasted chicken breast, white wine citrus sauce

Parmesan crusted salmon, whole grain mustard sauce

Michigan Cornmeal crusted Walleye, whole grain mustard dijonaise

Braised brisket, carrots, parsnips, leeks, cabernet natural sauce

Porchetta, pork tenderloin, pork loin, salsa verde

Pan roasted sirloin, burgundy au jus, horsey sauce

House made Italian meat balls, roasted tomato sauce

Coconut braised chicken, red curry, sweet peppers, bean sprouts, green onions

Italian sausage, caramelized onions, shaved garlic, sweet roasted bell peppers, fresh herbs

Mediterranean Chicken, artichokes, olives, fresh herbs, tear drop tomatoes, lemon

Burgundy Braised Chicken, Airline chicken breast, apple smoked bacon, button mushrooms,
roasted pearl onions, root vegetables, natural sauce

Roasted Prime Rib, rosemary, garlic, Dijon-horseradish rub, au jus, horseradish sauce ($1.00 up charge)

Roasted N.Y. Strip Loin, sliced Manhattan style, salsa verde

Moroccan Stuffed Peppers, sweet potato, butternut squash,
carrot, dried fruit, charmoula sauce, cous cous

Ricotta Gnocchi, hand rolled, seasonal vegetables. Chef John will design your
vegetarian dish with your favorite vegetables.

Vegan & Vegetarian Entrees

Moroccan Stuffed Mini Peppers (Vegan) Sweet potato, carrot, quinoa, serrano peppers, dried fruit, citrus. Chickpeas, cucumber, pita chips, shaved red onion, grilled vegetables, charmoula sauce

Thai Vegetable Curry (Vegan) Asian vegetables, red curry-coconut sauce, ginger scented Jasmine rice

Italian Braised Vegetables (Vegan upon request), Zucchini, yellow summer squash, eggplant, peppers, garlic, tomato, rainbow swiss chard, fresh herbs, Parmesan creamy polenta or Ziti pasta

California Harvest (Vegan upon request), Heirloom potatoes, shaved corn off the cob, cured olives, caramelized onions, hydrated cranberries, Chevre cheese, black bean croquette, ranchero sauce

Charred Vegetable Enchilada (Vegan Upon Request), Zucchini, peppers, carrots & onion, cotija,  flour tortilla, Mexican rice, Chipotle black beans, tomatillo cream sauce

Wild Mushroom Risotto (Vegan upon request), Arborio rice, sauteed mushrooms, roasted vegetables, Parmesan, fresh herbs, cracked black pepper

Vegan & Vegetarian Buffet & Composed Entrees

Moroccan Stuffed Mini Peppers…Vegan
Sweet potato, carrot, quinoa, serrano peppers, dried fruit, citrus. Chickpeas, cucumber, pita chips, shaved red onion, grilled vegetables, charmoula sauce

Thai Vegetable Curry….Vegan
Asian vegetables, red curry-coconut sauce, ginger scented Jasmine rice

Italian Braised Vegetables…..Vegan upon request
Zucchini, yellow summer squash, eggplant, peppers, garlic, tomato, rainbow swiss chard, fresh herbs, Parmesan creamy polenta or Ziti pasta

California Harvest…..Vegan upon request
Heirloom potatoes, shaved corn off the cob, cured olives, caramelized onions, hydrated cranberries, Chevre cheese, black bean croquette, ranchero sauce

Charred Vegetable Enchilada …..Vegan Upon Request
Zucchini, peppers, carrots & onion, cotija,  flour tortilla, Mexican rice, Chipotle black beans, tomatillo cream sauce

Wild Mushroom Risotto….Vegan upon request
Arborio rice, sauteed mushrooms, roasted vegetables, Parmesan, fresh herbs, cracked black pepper

Samples Gallery

What our clients are saying

HMO15
HMO15
2023-10-31
We had our wedding last weekend with Chowhound. The food was AMAZING!! The food was so much better than normal wedding food. All of our guests commented on how good the food was. We had plated entrees and the staff was hustling. They nailed it. Everyone's food was hot and right on time. John was so great and flexible to work with. HIRE CHOWHOUND! They helped make our wedding perfect. Thank you, Chowhound!
Mark Grima
Mark Grima
2023-10-16
We had chowhound cater our wedding of 160 people this past weekend. The food was exceptional and we had so many people complimenting us on our caterer. The servers were top notch, professional, and friendly. John was amazing and made sure everything went off without a hitch. Can’t say enough good things. Will definitely recommend anytime we can. 10/10
Buchalski Wedding
Buchalski Wedding
2023-09-13
Simply incredible! John and the Chowhound team went above and beyond for our wedding! The food was not only delicious, but has the most beautiful plating giving an element of elegance to any wedding. So happy we were able to work with Chowhound Gourmet for our special day!
AmandaJean Recchia
AmandaJean Recchia
2023-08-31
Chowhound was the first caterer we checked out for our wedding and we were immediately impressed with the food at our tasting. The food at our wedding was outstanding and we received a ton of compliments! Communication with Chef John and Lucretia was timely, they've answered all our questions, and were accommodating when we had guests with restricted diets. We'd recommend them to anyone and would definitely use them again!
Miranda Ascroft
Miranda Ascroft
2023-08-06
Hired Chef John and his team for my wedding! Everything was spectacular! Some of the best food I’ve ever tasted! I hired them within minutes of tasting the food. Communication and professionalism 10/10. Also as the bride, it is a very stressful day in general and the staff really catered to me and my New husband making sure we ate and got what we needed, checking in on us specifically at least 5 times through the night, which was very very appreciated!
Missy Pereny
Missy Pereny
2023-07-26
Chowhound was great to work with for wedding from start to finish. Their food is amazing and the staff did a fantastic job during the cocktail hour and reception. We cannot recommend them enough!
Victoria Siciliano
Victoria Siciliano
2023-07-20
Chowhound did a great job catering for our wedding! The full process was great, from the tasting to the final late night snack, everything went smooth! Anastasia was great at helping us plan and answering any random request or question I had. The staff at the event went above and beyond as well - would truly recommend them for any event!
brosnan48
brosnan48
2023-07-19
Chef John was great to deal with, and his staff did an amazing job at our wedding. They gave great service and were very helpful. The food and the servers helped make our wedding perfect.