Baby Shower, Graduation, Bridal Shower Catering on a budget

Experience an abundance of tender loving care when planning and hosting a shower through Take 5 Catering. Rely on our keen motherly instincts with baby and bridal shower catering, developed through more than a decade of experience.

As one of the most recognized wedding and baby shower caterers in the Grand Rapids area — with approved vendor status at numerous facilities throughout Western Michigan — we know how best to celebrate the approach of marriage and motherhood, as these events draw near.

  • Bridal Shower Catering. Allow us to help you plan a gathering of any size, tailored to any budget – from intimate brunches for 10 guests to lavish late-afternoon events for 100.
  • Baby Shower Catering. Treat your guests to a scrumptious feast, where every guest will wish they could claim to be eating for two!

Entertain all of your guests with a delicious bundle of joy, by ordering baby or wedding shower catering from Take 5 Catering. Contact us to start planning the menu and festivities for your event!

(616) 887-1113

Fresh, Healthy & Delicious

Make your event memorable with Take 5 Catering

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Farm fresh: the health benefits of local produce

We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are a crucial part of a healthy diet. They pack a wallop of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, and when compared to their canned or frozen counterparts, the taste simply can’t be beat.

And now, with Take 5 Catering getting our daily dose is easier than ever. Take 5 Catering is an unrivaled source for the best and most nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables available.

“When you buy daily locally grown, you’re getting the produce at its peak form,” says Angelo Darin, general manager at Take 5 Catering. “It’s fresh and ready to eat right now. When you buy your fresh produce in a supermarket, you’re never really sure how long it’s been sitting.”

Much of the produce sold at large supermarket chains is grown hundreds of miles away, in places such as California, Florida and Mexico. That means days — perhaps even more than a week — have passed since it was picked, packaged and trucked to the store, where it can sit on the shelves even longer. Often, too, produce is picked before it’s ready, preventing it from ever reaching its nutritional potential.

How long a bunch of romaine lettuce has been sitting around, it turns out, has a direct impact on just how good that romaine really is for you. That’s because food starts to change as soon as it’s plucked from the earth and tender vitamins such as C, E, A and thiamine begin to deteriorate.

“Over time, vitamin stability decreases,” says Angelo Darin at Take 5 Catering. Temperature changes, exposure to air and artificial light all wreak havoc, he says, robbing fruits and vegetables of nutrients.

So, sure, that supermarket romaine might look an awful lot like locally grown vegetables, but fresh local romaine was picked within the past 24 hours.

“These just came out of the fields,” he says at the Farmers Market, his arm sweeping across new tomatoes, onions, spinach, romaine and more than a dozen varieties of greens. “This is fresh.”

Getting closer to our food

A seemingly endless variety is yet another advantage our local farmers have over their giant commercial counterparts, who are restricted to crops that can survive long storage and the arduous transportation process. Local farmers plant what’s delicious, healthful and in local demand.

“The large farmers have to plant things that will survive a lot of abuse,” says Darin at Take 5 Catering in the Michigan market. “We’ve gotten very removed from our food. The average supermarket potato travels 1,500 miles. Local farmers don’t have to worry about factoring all that in. They can plant anything.”

Take, for example, the vegetables proudly offered by Take 5 Catering is from a third-generation farm in Michigan.

“Last year I really discovered farm markets, and it brings me pleasure to shop at them,” Darin says. The selection, variety and quality are always terrific, he says, and he’s often inspired to try the new foods at our test kitchen each time he shops. “It’s all healthier, fresher, really wonderful.”

The diversity available at the local markets means that a larger range of nutrients and disease-fighting phytochemicals — which give fruits and vegetables their bright, deep color — is there for the taking. Nutritionists advise us to “eat the rainbow,” and the color spectrum at a local farmers market is simply unrivaled.

“Each vegetable, each variety of plant food, has a different variety of benefits,” Darin says.

The price of fresher food

“Fresh farm market produce tends to store better because it still has plenty of life left in it,” says Darin, of Take 5 Catering.

Darin adds that he never minds spending a bit more of his food budget at a local market because the health benefits are so superior that, in the long run, he believes it’s one of the most economical things he can do.

“I can serve better and promote healthier lives because of (local farm markets), and that means you won’t be spending your money on cold medicines or prescriptions. I think of it as an extra health insurance policy.”

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TIRED OF BURGER’S & PIZZA’S? Try Gourmet Sandwich Meals!

Up until now there is not been an alternative to burger’s and pizza’s.

On February 16th Take 5 Catering will be offering Fresh Homemade Gourmet Sandwich Meals, Soups, Salads & Baked Goods…Fast Free Delivery in the Grand Rapids Area.

All recipes were created from our Master Chef, Angelo Darin and Master Baker, Kelly Bordeaux.

Take 5 Catering takes pride using only fresh ingredients prepared daily…never frozen. All items are from local farms. All desserts, tortes and signature cakes are baked fresh daily. Custom decorating is available upon request for birthdays, retirements or any special occassion.

Take 5 Catering prepares only homemade recipes for our Gourmet Sandwich Meals, Salads, Soups, Desserts and Signature Cakes. From our sweet dill pickles to our award winning Spaletta’s Italian Meat Loaf Sandwich.

In order to offer convenience Take 5 Catering introduces a unique 45 minute delivery service in the Grand Rapids area (minimum $20 purchase).

Place orders online ( or by calling (616) 887-1113 between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday thru Saturday.

Fast free delivery in 45 minutes…to homes, work locations, meetings, offices, events, picnics or special occassions.

Take 5 Catering offers a unique satisfaction guarantee: the food is the best you have ever tasted…or its FREE!

Never before has a company prepared fresher products with the convenience of fast free delivery.

So if your Tired of Burgers and Pizzas…Try Take 5 Catering!

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Fast & Easy Online Ordering

(616) 887-1113

9:00am – 3:00pm

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Alternative to Burgers and Pizza….

Our company offers a unique concept in catering that is an alternative to burgers and pizza. 

Take 5 Catering has the simple solution! We cater Fresh Gourmet Sandwich Meals delivered FREE for two or more people.We deliver straight to your home, office or special occasion for free. Open 9a – 7p

Take 5 Catering allows you to be a guest at your own personal event while we cook fresh homemade sandwich meals. 
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Fresh Gourmet Sandwich Meals, Soups, Salads & Baked Goods…Free Delivery in the Grand Rapids Area!

Fresh Gourmet Sandwich Meals

Fast & Easy Online Ordering

9:00am – 7:00pm

 (616) 887-1113


All sandwiches served a pickle, homemade coleslaw & kettle chips $8.99

TAKE 5 Club Wrap Meal…slow roasted turkey, ham and bacon with fresh romaine lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, topped with our special ranch dressing wrapped in a 10″ tomato basil tortilla

Chicken Salad Sandwich Meal…fresh chicken breast, dried cherries, celery, fresh romaine lettuce and our house dressing.

Italian Meat Loaf Sandwich Meal…braised homemade meat loaf stuffed with mozzarella cheese, fresh spinach and our special sauce

BBQ Pork Sandwich Meal…slow roasted barbeque pulled pork with sweet dill pickles nestled in fresh torta roll


All salads served with fresh bisquette bread

Large – $8.99

Caesar Chicken Salad Meal..fresh romaine lettuce, fresh chicken breast, bacon, special blended house dressing & fresh homemade croutons, topped with parmesan cheese

Cherry & Pecan Salad Meal…romaine salad mix, dried cherries, pecans, mandarin oranges, blue cheese crumbles and our special sweet dressing

Grilled Chicken Salad Meal…fresh romaine salad mix, tomatoes, red onions, sliced grilled chicken and our sweet italian dressing


Served with fresh bisquette chips

Cup – $2.99

Bowl – $3.99 

Quart – $5.99

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Spaletta’s Italian Minestrone Soup

Fresh Chicken Noodle Soup


Homemade from scratch and with alot of love!

Chocolate Lovers Brownie Bites  .79 each

Cinn-Fully Chocolate Chip Cookies (5) $3.99

Cinn-Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies (5) $3.99 


All tortes & cakes custom baked and decorated

by Master Baker, Kelly Boudeaux

White, Chocolate or Marble

(chocolate and buttercream icing)

6″ single layer Torte Cake $10.95

*sheet cakes & special decorated cakes available upon request


All beverages includes condiments & cups upon request.

2 Liter – Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite $1.99

Bottled Water $1.29

Fresh Brewed Tea (sweetened/nonsweetened) (serves 8-10) $11.99

Locally Roasted Fresh Brewed Coffee Service (serves 8-10) $14.99

Fast Free Delivery in the Grand Rapids Area!

Fast & Easy Online Ordering

9:00am – 7:00pm

(616) 887-1113

 Fast Free Delivery in the Grand Rapids Area!

*minimum $20.00 purchase required and we reserve the right to limit our delivery area

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Create A Featured Sandwich Contest

Create A Featured Sandwich Contest

The entries will be judged by our culinary team to choose a unique gourmet sandwich.

The winner will receive one FREE Sandwich Meal and their creation will be offered on our  Monthly Featured Sandwich Special.

Only farm fresh healthy creations please.

Submit by listing the ingredients of the recipe in the comment section with your email address.

All entries will receive a notification of their entry and the contest will end March 31, 2012.

One Winner will be notified at the close of the contest.

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How do you improve your company’s image?

The corporate world is a chaotic place to be in. There are many things occurring left and right. Business meetings along with other corporate events take place one after the other, leaving hardly any room to breathe in. Because everything happens fast in the corporate setting, organizing successful business events may require plenty of energy in as little time as possible.

Unlike social events, business functions may require the best catering services. Business occasions are attended by important people such as shareholders, clients, suppliers and other executives. Planning and managing a company event can make or break your company’s future.

You want to astonish all these important people. You want them to feel at home and to develop a relationship with all these professionals in your company and in your business.

Having a rewarding event may improve your company’s image. Successful events gain your clients and suppliers’ confidence in your company making them want to invest in a relationship with you.

Important business functions are attended by important people in the business industry. Because of this, it is crucial that you give your customers and your suppliers your utmost attention and care. That’s why Take 5 Catering may be of great help in arranging corporate events.

Whether a small-group or a big-group is expected to attend your company’s event, choosing Take 5 Catering will make planning, organizing, and implementing your company event a piece of cake.

With Take 5 Catering catering, you are sure to receive high-quality meals and services for your clients and suppliers. We help you coordinate your corporate event in the best interest of your clients.

We know what you want. We also know what your clients and suppliers needs.

Take 5 Catering is a good way to provide your clients with Fresh Sandwich Meals, Soups, Salads & Bake Goods selection during company events.

We guarantee that you and your clients will love their healthy meal options.

We set up your menu in a way that will make getting food and drinks easy for you and your clients.

Take 5 Catering for businesses is both functional and conventional, making your business event as smooth sailing as possible. Your clients’ opinion about your company will be affected by the kind of corporate catering services they were provided with. So you only want nothing but the best in this regard.

Take 5 Catering works well for in-house meetings, staff acknowledgement events, training seminars, holiday celebrations, and company anniversary celebrations. Also works well for evening events such as company annual party, fundraising events, or shareholders’ meeting.

Want to learn more about how Take 5 Catering can help you with your business events?

Contact us for more information (616) 887-1113

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