Applause Catering

A letter of recommendation from Applause

I would recommend Shawn and Culinary Cultivation to anyone looking for additional temporary expertise in the culinary and server fields. We have used Culinary Cultivation on numerous occasions when our event schedule exceeds our full and part time staffs.They are great to work with and the staff they send us have been very helpful. Shawn is always interested in feedback on the performance of the individuals that he sends us and corrects any situations that may arise quickly and efficiently. It is a pleasure to work with Shawn.

Kathleen Harkins


Applause Catering + Events

Since 2003, Applause Catering+Events has been voted Best Caterer nine different times by Grand Rapids Magazine. Founded in 1989, Applause has evolved into a full service catering and event design company with an unrivaled list of services from At Home Catering to Weddings, Corporate Events, Event Design and Barbeque Boys. No detail is too small or too complex for our experienced team of experts. Applause has served a wide range of clients from heads of corporations to many very happy brides and cater to each one with the same level of outstanding service. Our own Event Facility will accommodate up to three-hundred and fifty guests. Bridgewater Place,our beautiful downtown venue overlooking the Grand River with scenic views of Grand Rapids,will host your plated or buffet event for two hundred guests and can accommodate over three hundred for a strolling reception or cocktail party.We have partnerships with all the exclusive venues in West Michigan and can cater to all these locations as well as many others in the area.

Our goal is to provide you a one-of-a-kind experience that leaves a smile on your face by providing warm customer service, custom made menus, delightful culinary treats, breath taking venues, creative table presentation and extending VIP treatment to all guests and clients. Applause Catering+ Events recognizes that focusing on all the details is what delivers that special element that makes your event sparkle and we have the flexibility to handle your unique requests. We have accumulated wisdom in the industry by combining the collective abilities and expertise from all our Team members. On all the memorable days in your life from Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Barbeques, Proms, Showers, Charity Galas, In Home celebrations, let Applause Catering + Events handle all the details.