Whether you’re planning a wedding, a family reunion, or a professional conference, don’t settle for a bland catered spread! Cater your occasion with an abundance of Michigan’s local food to make it extra special.
Detroit is full of chefs with hustle who can turn locally-grown ingredients into celebratory cuisine year-round. Here are 7 of our favorite caterers, each with their own style and specialities:
7 of our favorite caterers
Coriander Farm & Kitchen, Chef Alison
It’s hard to get any more local than Coriander Farm & Kitchen! These ladies grow many of their own ingredients at their farm near Eastern Market. They incorporate their herbs, vegetables, and flowers into their delicious dishes. Plus, we’re happy to say Chef Alison will be providing hors d’oeuvres for our magazine release party at Fisheye Farms on May 31st.
Guerrilla Food, Chef Meiko
You probably already know Chef Meiko from her food-truck; the Pink Flamingo is a summertime favorite of the Corktown community. She is also available to cater year-round with her unique brand of cross-cultural, plant-based fare. (Take a peek inside our 2019 Guide to Local Food for an interview with Chef Meiko!)
Ma Haru Collective, Chef Phil
Not just a chef, Phil Jones is known as an activist for food justice and urban farming. He serves as a leader in many roles, including on the Detroit Food Policy Council. His cuisine puts this commitment to local food on full display, focusing on healthful, comforting dishes.
Brooklyn Street Local, Chefs Deveri and Jason
Corktown residents love their diner and you’ll love their options for breakfast and lunch catering. Conveniently near downtown, they prepare salads, sandwiches, quiche, and more for pick-up or delivery. Light but filling, their meals are perfect for getting you through a long morning agenda.
Sisters on a Roll, Chef Bee
An up-and-comer on this list, Chef Bee at Sisters on a Roll has received nothing but rave reviews. She specializes in vegan updates of old classics: vegan barbecue “ribs” and cheeseless Mac ‘n Cheese, for instance. Oyster mushrooms and other local produce help these vegan dishes pop with flavor.
Rose’s Fine Food, Chef Molly
If you know anything about local food in Detroit, you probably know Rose’s Fine Food. The eastside diner has earned nods in Bon Appétit and Saveur for bridging the gap from homey to haute. They can cater anything from boxed sandwiches to a multi-course Polish dinner. Whatever the event, don’t forget to add donuts or a buttercream-frosted cake to your order!
Stockpot Cuisine, Chef Calvin
Chef Calvin takes his time to do each part of a meal right, starting with pasture-raised local meats and market produce. Though he’s available for events of any size, he specializes in artfully prepared high-cuisine for small groups at home.
Already working with a caterer? Consider making your event a Certified Local Food Event. We can work with your food service provider to find local ingredients and dispose of waste sustainably.
Nick Jones is the Local Food Coordinator for Metro Detroit. Contact him at email@example.com
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