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Catering in Livonia, Michigan,
(734) 837-3668
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    Eden Matsoukis

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  • Chef John at Chowhound Gourmet is amazing!!! When we found Chowhound on WeddingWire and read the reviews and researched their menu options online, we knew that we really wanted to try them if at all possible (we were very late to the game finding a caterer due to covid). Unfortunately when we reached out to John he told us that his team was already booked for our date and sincerely apologized (not his fault, of course!!). We asked him to put us down in his book in the event the schedule opened up due to a cancellation because of Covid. We thought it was a long shot, but it was worth asking. Turns out it wasn't that long of a shot because the event did get canceled (which totally sucks), but super lucky for us! We were ecstatic when we received a call from John about 3 weeks later saying he opened up. We set up a phone consultation with John and started planning out the menu! He came up with such a delicious menu for us based on what we told him we liked!! We did the prime rib, baked c... Read more

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    Hi there! Thank you so much for the amazing review! It was so thoughtful of you to go into such detail . Truly grateful for your all your words! I can not tell you how fortunate I am for my amazing crew! They are the best! Nothing but the best to you guys & of course Phoebe :)))

    Melissa Chambers

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  • John and his team are amazing. The food was excellent and the service they provided was top notch. He was flexible with some last minute changes and made planning my 3rd wedding due to covid a breeze. He offers a trial to couples and I promise if you give him a shot you won’t be disappointed.

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    Hi, Melissa! It truly was an honor! And thank you so much for the kind words! Nothing but the best to you guys Sincerely, John

    Wanda Love

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  • A++ 🤗 From the first phone called to the last drop ate by my guest. I called John on a short notice for a wedding reception during the Covid-19 Pandemic and he responded with open arms and delivered on his word. Fine dining quality with service attendants at a unbelievable price. Food was amazing and the staff was perfect for my outdoor wedding. 100% recommend if you need a caterer for “any” event!!

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    Hi Wanda! Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us a review! It was an absolute joy :)) Nothing but the best for you guys Best, John

    Dana Knochel

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  • From my first conversation with John I knew we had found the right person to cater our event. We love great food and had never had a caterer before as cooking is something I love to do. Our daughters wedding went from a 325 person event down to 23 during Covid19 and we had to make adjustments and have it at our house. John was very accommodating with specific requests, came over on a Saturday to get a "lay-of-the-land" of our backyard and house and worked so well with us to make our event special. Everyone loved the food, from the beautiful and delicious appetizers to the "bonus" amazing soup, salad, veggies, potatoes and duet main course. All I can say is that we were extremely happy we found Chowhound Gourmet and will be passing the word along to anyone that needs an event catered. John is your man!

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    Thank you so much for all the kind words. It was a true joy serving you and the family ! Nothing but the best for you guys John

    Abby Grajek

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  • Chowhound gourmet delivered delicious food at a great value. I couldn't be more happy that we hired John to cater our wedding. I was hesitant to do a buffet, but it fit our venue the best. I normally associate buffet food to being overly salty, cold, and not very inventive. That was the opposite of what we had! Our food was very flavorful, hot, and inventive for all diets. The staff was very attentive to clearing plates and checking in with us as well. I could not recommend them enough, all our guests were complimenting on how great our food was!

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    Hi, Abby! Thank you so much! I am so fortunate to have an awesome team! And yes, the premise of Chowhound is top notch restaurant food in a catering environment... Nothing but the best for you and Eric! Best, John

    Msc Inconnue

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  • Update to our tasting from earlier in the year. John's team catered our daughter's wedding ton 12/21/2019, and we agree with ALL the guests, the food was AMAZING!!! The service was outstanding, and no detail went unnoticed. We could not be happier with our choice of Chowhound Gourmet, because they contributed to making this very special day even more unforgettable. If you are looking for a delicious and creative menu for any occasion, do and yourself a favor and try Chowhound Gourmet. You will not be disappointed!!!

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    Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us such an awesome review. I will be sure to share this with our team!! May the force be with you Best, John

    Veronica

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  • Our guests were absolutely blown away by the food Chef John did for our wedding. The staff was on top of everything and all we heard from our guests is how the food melted in your mouth!!! Beyond blessed and happy with everything!

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    It was absolutely our pleasure! And thank you for taking the time to write a review. Truly grateful And may the force be with you guys!! John

    suzanne

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  • Went for the tasting for my sons wedding and John was fabulous and his food was the most amazing! Definitely a "Chef" prepared meal vs. a "caterer" prepared meal!

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    Hi, there! SO thoughtful to give us an excellent review for a tasting. We had fun and we look forward to serving you and your family!! Very best, John

    Koco

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  • I honestly do not have enough words to express how amazing John and his team from Chowhound Gourmet are. From our first meeting with John, we saw his passion for food, and the food he presented at our wedding was INCREDIBLE. We seriously had people tell us they were "licking" their plates. John came up with a great menu for our cocktail hour, and dinner service. He was easy to work with throughout the entire process, and made our wedding so special. We would recommend him to ANYONE. He's not only a great caterer, he's a fantastic human being. Do yourself a favor and book him immediately--- you will be so happy you did!

    Jessie

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  • I am so Happy we chose ChowHound we had some people who showed up that didnt RSVP but the staff and John improvised.

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    Thank you so much for the review! We are grateful for you and T.J. and may the force be with you guys :))

    Rebecca

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  • Chowhound Gourmet is an excellent company and I would recommend them to anyone. My wedding reception was held at a park pavilion and I was concerned that it might come across too much like a graduation party type event rather than a wedding. Chowhound Gourmet helped give my event that extra bit of class. The food was delicious and unique and the onsite servers did an excellent job of presenting it in a really classy way even though we were using fancy looking disposable flatware and plates. I was really impressed with the onsite servers too. They arrived about two hours early to set up, so there was no worrying about them. I figured they would only be responsible for setting the food out and making sure that the food stayed well stocked but they also went around cleaning up the little cups and glasses the food came in as people finished them. I told everyone that the food was the wedding detail that was most important to me and Chowhound Gourmet did not disappoint!

    Molly

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  • My husband and I hired Chowhound Gourmet for our wedding this past weekend, and we are so glad we did! John Breeland, the chef/owner, was extremely kind and helpful leading up to the wedding. On the day of the wedding, we had a short turn-around time to get the dining area ready for the reception, and the Chowhound Gourmet staff got it done in no time! The food was absolutely delicious, and we never ran out of water at the tables. My husband and I received so many rave reviews from our guests about the food and the service! If you're in Southeast MI and need a catering service, look no further!

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    Hi, Molly ! Thank you so much for the amazing review! It was an absolute honor to serve your first dinner as husband and wife! Very best to you guys John

    Arianna

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  • John and his team at Chowhound Gourmet are an incredible crew of chefs, servers, and event staff. I recommend his services to anyone looking for brilliant food and professionalism at their wedding or other event. We were married on June 8th at the Belle Isle Boat House. Many things about our wedding made it a difficult event, but John honestly rocked it. First, my mom is a chef in the SF Bay Area with ridiculously high expectations -- John met every single one of her requests. I'm talking about minor things (i.e., creme instead of mousse, chopped dill instead of raw dill) that had I been in his shoes would've really put me over the edge. But he attended to these requests with ease, and was open to suggestions. We ended up having a second appetizer tasting to get everything just right, and John was gracious and warm. At the wedding, our parents and guests repeatedly said that the food at our wedding was the BEST WEDDING FOOD EVER. We had three stations - Middle Eastern, California Fresh... Read more

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    Wow! Your review made me so proud of my team. ! You guys were so cool to work with.... I am humbled by all of this Thank you much and may the force be with you Best, John & the Chowhounds!

    Kathy

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    5 out of 5
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  • The wedding went off with out a hitch. The food was fabulous. We had a buffet with a prime rib carving station. Everything was delicious , “ My 91 year old mother-in-law” just raved to me. “Who knows better than the wise” I would highly recommend, “John Breeland” does what ever you want., If it’s not on his long list of food items he will work with you on whatever your wishes. Also his appetizers were the bomb. The only thing that I can think of that was a little bit off might have been the little wrapped hotdogs at the end of the night. Puff pastry tends to shrink-up I think and not hold up real well. We asked for that, it wasn’t on his list. I would not order that but there were no complaints so, there you go, thumbs up !! The price also included non-food items such as dinnerware,

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    Hi, there! thank you for the wonderful compliments! It was a joy to serve you & yours Very best, John

    Kattie Gullekson

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  • The food that John prep for my Fiance and I exceeded our expectations! We can not wait for our guests to enjoy their meal as we celebrate our marriage in March of 2019!
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