CK Catering Blog


February 2016

My Group Tasting Experience

Fabulous, friendly, and fun; this was my experience at CK Catering’s Group Tasting last month. There, I met the people who would make my wedding dreams come true!

I entered and heard the most charming music. Meg Rodgers sat playing her gorgeous harp. She played from a range of classical, pop, and Disney! (And she can play even more than that!) Each song floated through the room, creating a calm and relaxed feeling.

Candy and Jennifer gave me a full service package, a menu, a plate, and a fork. The disposable bamboo plates were sturdy, attractive, and a delightful alternative to the traditional foam plate.

The Tasting was held at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center; which has two stories. This was a really neat feature. The group tasting was well attended, showing the popularity of CK Catering. As the majority of the couples wandered through Shepherd’s Hall and the Parlor on the main floor, I took the liberty of going upstairs to the museum.

The beef, salad, and dessert options drew me to the upper story. The food was indeed exceptional, but I was even more impressed with CK Catering’s customer service. At each food station, no matter the floor level, I was greeted with smiles and hospitality. Everyone asked about my wedding, not just to get my business, but to get to know me. They definitely earned points there.

CK Catering also invited over ten vendors. I hadn’t really thought about photographers or planners. Music and make-up had been far from my mind. But not anymore. I engaged in several one-on-one conversations (some lasting ten minutes) with wedding experts who sought to understand my wedding vision.  They didn’t just explain what they did; they focused on my desires, which was a wonderful change. I soon realized that the vendors would provide the high-end touches that would make my wedding amazing!

There were other vendors that offered special deals. One company even had me enter a drawing for a honeymoon trip to Mexico! That would have been incredible!

Melissa and Bob were at the CK Catering Information Table by the front of the main room, ready to answer all questions. Bob handed me beverage menus and late night snack options. My mouth still waters when I think of the quesadilla picture!

Melissa invited us to come over to her table and play with different accessories. With their numerous linen colors and glassware options, I was able to design my own table lay out. This hands-on approach was extremely helpful.

Before the group tasting, my wedding was still unclear to me. This was definitely changed at the end of the day. From the bacon wrapped dates to the pork tenderloin with mango salsa, I fell in love! Melissa and Bob showed me all the accessories: drinks, décor, colors, snacks, and more. The vendors asked questions that helped me realize exactly what I wanted. I can’t imagine planning my wedding without attending a group tasting.

CK Catering’s Next Group Tasting will be Held at

Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan

on Sunday, March 13th from 1pm-3pm

Register Now at

Some Other Vendors at the Group Tasting:

  • Liquor Locker, Beverage Specialist
  • Stella Event Design
  • Christine’s Confections
  • Wedding Belles
  • 1928 Planning Co.
  • Schades of Light
  • Sun Coast Trolley Co.
  • White Space Events
  • Sun-N-Sand
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Music Unlimited
  • Pancoast Photography
  • Mimi’s Cupcakes
  • Wedding Plus Events
  • Paparazzi Hair Salon



Destination Weddings

CK Catering was been working with couples for over 40 years. Located in charming Southwest Michigan, we continually work with brides and grooms from all across the country.

A very large percentage of our couples are from out of town. If you long to have a destination wedding, but are dreading the planning process; relax. We have the keys to creating superb weddings at each venue.

We know that if you live far away, it can be difficult to visit often. Regardless of where you live, when you contact CK Catering, we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Most of your planning can be handled over the phone or through email. We have top-notch tools, such as Google Drive, that will make your wedding planning flow smoothly on your end and ours. Furthermore, we are flexible and available to schedule short visits with you.

Our private and group tastings are offered for your convenience. Designed to make your wedding planning simple, we showcase a variety of different food and vendor options at our group tastings. If you would like additional information, arrange to have a private tasting. One of our planning experts will attend to you and answer your questions.

It is our goal to transform your wedding into a fun and stress-free event. We will become a part of your wedding team as we partner with you and your family. Call us now at 269-849-0693 to begin planning your destination wedding.

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