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Testimonials

  • Sue Goren Kalisky.

    "We hosted the most fantastic Rehearsal Dinner for 125 guests at GLCC. All of our guests raved about the venue, and the bride and groom were most pleased! The space looked great, the food was delicious and the wait staff were abundant and delightful. Erika helped us plan every detail and knew just what to recommend to put our special twist on the night."
    "We hosted the most fantastic Rehearsal Dinner for 125 guests at GLCC. All of our guests raved about the venue, and the bride and groom were most pleased! The space looked great, the food was delicious and the wait staff were abundant and delightful. Erika helped us plan every detail and knew just what to recommend to put our special twist on the night."
  • Melissa Shulman Gould.

    "We had our son's Bar Mitzvah party this past Saturday night at GLCC and it was way beyond what we ever imagined it would be. The food and service are beyond outstanding. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our son, family and friends. Our guests gave it the highest compliments."
    "We had our son's Bar Mitzvah party this past Saturday night at GLCC and it was way beyond what we ever imagined it would be. The food and service are beyond outstanding. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our son, family and friends. Our guests gave it the highest compliments."
  • Rory Hampp.

    "Having our wedding and reception at Great Lakes Culinary Center was the perfect choice! The venue is unique and fun, but the staff really set it apart from other locations. Chef Reva is fantastic and makes beautiful, creative, and delicious food! She even incorporates vegetables and herbs from the venue’s own garden as the season allows."
    "Having our wedding and reception at Great Lakes Culinary Center was the perfect choice! The venue is unique and fun, but the staff really set it apart from other locations. Chef Reva is fantastic and makes beautiful, creative, and delicious food! She even incorporates vegetables and herbs from the venue’s own garden as the season allows."
  • Tiphany Walker

    “We hosted our wedding reception here for 150 guests and it was perfect! We received so many compliments on the reception, the staff, the food, and the venue! If you are looking for a bit of a non-traditional venue, flexibility to add your own touches, and reasonable minimums and fees, this could easily be your place! Erika and Chef Reva and the team are great!”

    “We hosted our wedding reception here for 150 guests and it was perfect! We received so many compliments on the reception, the staff, the food, and the venue! If you are looking for a bit of a non-traditional venue, flexibility to add your own touches, and reasonable minimums and fees, this could easily be your place! Erika and Chef Reva and the team are great!”

  • Melissa Gould

    “We had our son's Bar Mitzvah party this past Saturday night at GLCC and it was way beyond what we ever imagined it would be. The food and service are beyond outstanding. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our son, family and friends. Our guests gave it the highest compliments. Erika,the event coordinator is incredible to work with and she did not miss a beat. Than you thank you for making it a magical memorable night!”

    “We had our son's Bar Mitzvah party this past Saturday night at GLCC and it was way beyond what we ever imagined it would be. The food and service are beyond outstanding. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our son, family and friends. Our guests gave it the highest compliments. Erika,the event coordinator is incredible to work with and she did not miss a beat. Than you thank you for making it a magical memorable night!”

  • Kathy Forgach Wilusz

    “We had my daughters wedding at Great Lakes. If I had 10 more daughters this would be the venue for all of them. EVERYTHING was perfect and I would be the first to tell you I'm hard to please. I need perfection. After dinner I walked around and noticed that everyone's plates were clean. The food, if judged would get ten stars! The best thing I could tell you is that I enjoyed the entire evening. I did not have to take care of anything. That was all done for me.”

    “We had my daughters wedding at Great Lakes. If I had 10 more daughters this would be the venue for all of them. EVERYTHING was perfect and I would be the first to tell you I'm hard to please. I need perfection. After dinner I walked around and noticed that everyone's plates were clean. The food, if judged would get ten stars! The best thing I could tell you is that I enjoyed the entire evening. I did not have to take care of anything. That was all done for me.”

  • Agnes Skrzycki

    “Great staff, wonderful events, go and check it out!!”

    “Great staff, wonderful events, go and check it out!!”

  • Jenny Rani

    “My twin sisters rehearsal dinner was here. Perfect venue !!!”

    “My twin sisters rehearsal dinner was here. Perfect venue !!!”

  • Leslie Lawson

    “A fabulous venue. The food and service were outstanding”

    “A fabulous venue. The food and service were outstanding”

  • Rory & Bill Hampp

    "We love Great Lakes Culinary Center. This is a great venue!"

    "We love Great Lakes Culinary Center. This is a great venue!"

  • Brooke Hendrick

    “We couldn't have been happier with GLCC as our wedding venue. Erika, Reva and the entire staff were professional, extremely helpful, and and amazing to work with. Would recommend to everyone!”

    “We couldn't have been happier with GLCC as our wedding venue. Erika, Reva and the entire staff were professional, extremely helpful, and and amazing to work with. Would recommend to everyone!”

  • Joann Roberts

    “I want to come back and cook something. I felt good the minute I walked in the door. The lighting the decor. I want one of those tablecloths! I am totally in love with Great Lakes!”

    “I want to come back and cook something. I felt good the minute I walked in the door. The lighting the decor. I want one of those tablecloths! I am totally in love with Great Lakes!”

  • Mary Ann McGrail

    “It looks absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for a wedding, shower, parties of any kind. I wish I had something coming up that I could have there.”

    “It looks absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for a wedding, shower, parties of any kind. I wish I had something coming up that I could have there.”

  • Angie and Sean

    "I am not sure what we would have done without your help in putting on our wedding. Our night was perfect. You guys were amazing and so attentive to Sean and I. Thank you."

    "I am not sure what we would have done without your help in putting on our wedding. Our night was perfect. You guys were amazing and so attentive to Sean and I. Thank you."

  • Mindy Nusbaum

    “We wanted our daughter's Bat Mitzvah to be a unique experience. We had no idea how awesome GLCC could be. The urban industrial-like decor was like nothing our guests had ever seen. It was an inviting intimate party setting. The food was awesome. The staff was very attentive. Erika took us through the details from start to finish with impeccable expertise. Chef Reva created the most beautiful French desserts to keep in step with our Paris themed party. We couldn't have been happier with the way our daughter's party turned out.”-

    “We wanted our daughter's Bat Mitzvah to be a unique experience. We had no idea how awesome GLCC could be. The urban industrial-like decor was like nothing our guests had ever seen. It was an inviting intimate party setting. The food was awesome. The staff was very attentive. Erika took us through the details from start to finish with impeccable expertise. Chef Reva created the most beautiful French desserts to keep in step with our Paris themed party. We couldn't have been happier with the way our daughter's party turned out.”-

  • Karen Saltsman

    "When we were shopping for a venue for our bat mitzvah, I was looking for a beautiful place as well as a party coordinator who could help out a first time bat mitzvah mom. GLCC was the perfect venue for us and they went above and beyond to answer any questions, offer helpful suggestions, and communicate with other vendors. They are so darn nice. They were wonderful, the place was beautiful, the staff was great and we couldn't have been more thrilled with how the evening turned out."

    "When we were shopping for a venue for our bat mitzvah, I was looking for a beautiful place as well as a party coordinator who could help out a first time bat mitzvah mom. GLCC was the perfect venue for us and they went above and beyond to answer any questions, offer helpful suggestions, and communicate with other vendors. They are so darn nice. They were wonderful, the place was beautiful, the staff was great and we couldn't have been more thrilled with how the evening turned out."

  • Jill and Joe Violi

    "Thank you everyone for making our wedding day so special."

    "Thank you everyone for making our wedding day so special."

  • Nancy Einstein

    "Thank you for making our party so easy!'

    "Thank you for making our party so easy!'

  • Tiphany and Jonathan

    "Great Lakes culinary Center really put their special, personal touch on our day to make it a success! We received so many compliments on the venue and the food. We were thrilled that our guests had a first class experience!"

    "Great Lakes culinary Center really put their special, personal touch on our day to make it a success! We received so many compliments on the venue and the food. We were thrilled that our guests had a first class experience!"

  • Heather Dosch and Brooke Hendrick

    "Great Lakes Culinary Center made our wedding so incredible! Our friends and family keep telling us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food was amazing! Your team is out of this world. You all took such great care of us and we sincerely appreciate it."

    "Great Lakes Culinary Center made our wedding so incredible! Our friends and family keep telling us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food was amazing! Your team is out of this world. You all took such great care of us and we sincerely appreciate it."

  • Rose & Claude Brown

    "Great Lakes Culinary Center orchestrated an amazing wedding reception for our daughter. It proved to be everything we wanted and so much more - from the staff (oh my gosh so fun, friendly, and hard-working), to Chef Reva's amazing food ("Best wedding reception food ever," said by all!!)."

    "Great Lakes Culinary Center orchestrated an amazing wedding reception for our daughter. It proved to be everything we wanted and so much more - from the staff (oh my gosh so fun, friendly, and hard-working), to Chef Reva's amazing food ("Best wedding reception food ever," said by all!!)."

  • Natasha & Alex Hardy

    "Your efficiency and professionalism was top-notch. The food was piping hot and everything was kept so nice and tidy. Everyone I personally talked with was incredibly helpful. We had so many compliments on the food, it was crazy. Your mushroom risotto and crab cakes… Whoa, so good!!"

    "Your efficiency and professionalism was top-notch. The food was piping hot and everything was kept so nice and tidy. Everyone I personally talked with was incredibly helpful. We had so many compliments on the food, it was crazy. Your mushroom risotto and crab cakes… Whoa, so good!!"

  • David Eisenbrey

    “(Yes, this is the groom writing a review. To be blunt, this is where you want to have your reception.)
    Congratulations! You have read enough reviews on the Knot to find the place that you want to go. Why? Because when it comes down to it, the parts of the wedding that guests care most about are the food and atmosphere. Your family and friends are looking to celebrate with you on your special day. So when you celebrate, you want it to be one of the best times possible, ...and the Great Lakes Culinary Center will provide that for you.
    Why do I say this? Because what we were looking for was something different, unique in both atmosphere and attitude. We wanted Michigan beer and wine at the bar, and we wanted “breakfast for dinner”, a brunch at 6pm. We tried many other venues in the Detroit area and the event coordinators either looked at us with blank looks, suggested that we couldn’t do that, or tried to push us to the same old plated meals that they always served. Not Erika, and not the Great Lakes Culinary Center. To start with, they are actually interested in supporting local businesses, specifically Michigan beer and wine. When we went to do the menu, the answers were: “yes”, “sounds good”, “how about we modify this”, and “let me talk to the chef”. Erika was also very helpful with practical suggestions, making sure that the menu that we were looking for worked with our budget too. Which is exactly what you want to hear from your coordinator: thoughts, positive comments and work arounds! Erika was never negative and always helpful in finding ways to make everything work.
    And the food… I am so very very sad about the food. It was so very good. But I didn’t get a chance to stuff myself silly…those pesky guests, the dancing and whatnot got in the way. My wife feels the same way. Our guests however, were and still are raving about the dinner, drinks and desserts.
    Bottom line: Myself, my wife, and my family have been to a LOT of wedding venues over the years in Metro Detroit. This was by far the best food, the best bartenders, the best wait staff overseen by the best head chef that we have experienced. I highly recommend this location for your special event.”

    “(Yes, this is the groom writing a review. To be blunt, this is where you want to have your reception.)
    Congratulations! You have read enough reviews on the Knot to find the place that you want to go. Why? Because when it comes down to it, the parts of the wedding that guests care most about are the food and atmosphere. Your family and friends are looking to celebrate with you on your special day. So when you celebrate, you want it to be one of the best times possible, ...and the Great Lakes Culinary Center will provide that for you.
    Why do I say this? Because what we were looking for was something different, unique in both atmosphere and attitude. We wanted Michigan beer and wine at the bar, and we wanted “breakfast for dinner”, a brunch at 6pm. We tried many other venues in the Detroit area and the event coordinators either looked at us with blank looks, suggested that we couldn’t do that, or tried to push us to the same old plated meals that they always served. Not Erika, and not the Great Lakes Culinary Center. To start with, they are actually interested in supporting local businesses, specifically Michigan beer and wine. When we went to do the menu, the answers were: “yes”, “sounds good”, “how about we modify this”, and “let me talk to the chef”. Erika was also very helpful with practical suggestions, making sure that the menu that we were looking for worked with our budget too. Which is exactly what you want to hear from your coordinator: thoughts, positive comments and work arounds! Erika was never negative and always helpful in finding ways to make everything work.
    And the food… I am so very very sad about the food. It was so very good. But I didn’t get a chance to stuff myself silly…those pesky guests, the dancing and whatnot got in the way. My wife feels the same way. Our guests however, were and still are raving about the dinner, drinks and desserts.
    Bottom line: Myself, my wife, and my family have been to a LOT of wedding venues over the years in Metro Detroit. This was by far the best food, the best bartenders, the best wait staff overseen by the best head chef that we have experienced. I highly recommend this location for your special event.”

  • Samantha Bortz

    “We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding reception! Not only is the space so cool and different on its own, GLCC allows you to really decorate as you see fit and create the perfect atmosphere for a reception. Erika was fantastic through the entire planning process. She met with us multiple times, gave excellent input and suggestions where I was clueless on what to do, and really made sure we were all set for the perfect evening. The entire staff at the venue as... extremely friendly and accommodating. Our guests even commented on how great the bartenders and servers were- Chad the bartender was a fan favorite haha. I cannot count how many people told us that our dinner was the best meal they have had at a wedding. Needless to say, Chef Reva is AMAZING! I really cannot recommend this venue enough. Thank you so much Erika, Chef Reva, and Staff! “

    “We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding reception! Not only is the space so cool and different on its own, GLCC allows you to really decorate as you see fit and create the perfect atmosphere for a reception. Erika was fantastic through the entire planning process. She met with us multiple times, gave excellent input and suggestions where I was clueless on what to do, and really made sure we were all set for the perfect evening. The entire staff at the venue as... extremely friendly and accommodating. Our guests even commented on how great the bartenders and servers were- Chad the bartender was a fan favorite haha. I cannot count how many people told us that our dinner was the best meal they have had at a wedding. Needless to say, Chef Reva is AMAZING! I really cannot recommend this venue enough. Thank you so much Erika, Chef Reva, and Staff! “

Find Us

Great Lakes Culinary Center

24101 W Nine Mile,

Southfield, MI 48033

Phone. 248.286.3100

Email. emiller@glculinarycenter.com